After a long season of lock down, we bet you’re ready to get active again. Even though we’re not out of the clear yet with the pandemic, your city is opening back up again and we’re now embracing a new normal. We hope you’re safe, healthy, and ready to start moving your body again!
If so, there are countless easy ways to start working out again and plenty of new, challenging workout routines. Instagram is a top place to find free workout content that will fit your activity level and goals. There are thousands of accounts dedicated to health and exercise and we’ve found 8 options you can try to start or continue being active.
1. Dr. Jen Fraboni, PT, DPT - For Flexibility And Improved Posture
Jen is a licensed physical therapist and she’s one of the most flexible people on the internet. She posts pictures and videos that will guide you toward a better posture, increased flexibility, and help you perform your exercises safely. If you’re looking for stretches and gentle workouts to help loosen up your limbs, increase mobility, and make you more agile, Jen’s your gal!
2. Krissy Cela - For Those Who Want Tone Up
Krissy started her fitness journey as a way to de-stress while in school and her intended career in law took a turn. Today she manages the Tone and Sculpt app, which she developed, “To empower real women across the globe to achieve their fitness goals, and grow their confidence both mentally and physically.” Her aim (through quick Instagram video tutorials) is to help women grow into a more confident version of themselves. Her exercises are simple and challenging, but the real reason you should follow this account is because she’s approachable and encouraging. Additionally, she provides plenty of tips to help you avoid injury during your workout.
3. Anna Victoria - For New Moms Wanting An Online Fitness Buddy
Anna Victoria is a new mom who shares openly about her journey with weight gain, IVF, and regaining her confidence through simple exercises. If you’re a new mom, she has plenty of motivating videos mixed in with snapshots of her life and simple, at-home workouts. You’re guaranteed to fall in love with Anna, her story, and her beautiful family!
4. Yoga Daily Tutorial - If You Want To Introduce Yoga Into Your Life
This page is chock-full of simple yoga stretches to help you find joy in movement! It caters to every level of yoga experience—perfect for beginners looking to feel more limber and begin to meditate. And it’s also great for people with more experience looking to try something more challenging. So…. take a deep breath, find a few videos that make you sweat, and enjoy the peaceful and rewarding world of yoga through this account.
5. Shonda - If You Want A Fitness and Food Combo
Shonda blends motivational quotes, easy and healthy recipes, and workout videos on her gorgeous Instagram feed. She’ll show you how to modify both food and exercises to match your unique fitness level and goals. Follow this account if you want motivating health inspiration that actually helps you to make better choices for your mind, body, and taste buds!
6. Home Workouts For You - Exclusively Looking for Home Workouts
Have a few dumbbells and an exercise mat? This Instagram account has hundreds of workout videos targeting specific muscle groups and goals. Follow this account to draw inspiration from tutorials, workout result videos, and real exercises from real people, not professional trainers.
7. RunnyLegs - If You Want Inspiration To Run
Jenny is an avid runner--but she’s also great at making running approachable and doable! If you want to start running, this account offers great running tips, encouragement to enjoy nature through the sport, and ways to run safely. Before you know it, you’ll be scoping out gorgeous trails in your neighborhood and enjoying jogging through nature just like Jenny!
8. Hannah Barnes - Cycling Inspiration for Everybody
Hannah is a cycling enthusiast, dog mom, and new mom! Follow her account to see her cycling journey with her family in the Scottish outdoors. Hannah will help you fall in love with this form of exercise without the pressure to hit a specific speed or resistance number.