7 Fitness Bloggers Who Won't Make You Hate Yourself
By Jennifer Hussein
18 January 2018
When you think of an Instagram fitness model, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is tanned six-pack abs, firm butts, and perfectly sculpted physiques. Thanks to the help of FaceTune and Photoshop, our Instagram feeds are filled with practically flawless human beings designed to wreck our self esteems.
But let's be real: no one really looks like that. Chances are, not even most of those #instafit models look as good as they seem on their Instagram pages. With the perfect amount of lighting, angling, and filters, just about anyone can create the illusion of perfection. But, who actually wants that? We're all about showing the perfectly imperfect and letting your true colors fly free. That's why we're obsessed with these Instagram fitness accounts that show the reality of all body types, shapes, and forms.
Do yourself a favor and detox your Instagram feed with these game-changing pages — they'll inspire you to give your curves and edges the true love they deserve.
Alexa Jean (@alexajeanfitness)[instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BPdNuUUjjM8/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_legacy expand=1]
This Instagram fitness model made waves in 2017 for defeating one of the biggest fitness myths: the miraculous, immediate postpartum body "bounce-back." Contrary to the celebrity moms who somehow shed weight almost instantly, most women don't shed their "baby weight" the second they give birth. This seems like common sense, yet the pressure for new moms to automatically go back to their pre-pregnancy weight is all too real. That's why Instagram fitness influencer, Alexa Jean, decided to show the world the beautiful truth behind that stigma by revealing her real post-baby body. The photo instantly went viral, and Jean was heavily praised by women around the globe for her boldness and bravery.
Marjorie Goodson (@marjoriegoodson)
This badass dancer/artist is proving that you can fulfill your dreams at any age. At 54 years young, Goodson has been an inspiration for women everywhere for making strides and breaking barriers in the world of dance, which usually leans in favor for younger dancers. This dancer is just at the prime of her career, and we're ready to see what she has in store for the world.
Jessamyn Stanley (@mynameisjessamyn)
Stanley, a veteran yoga instructor, has a huge following on Instagram for proving that fitness has no size. This professional yogi and body positivity advocate is fearless, and shows that anyone can break the societal mold and teach women and men around the world to love every inch of themselves.
Kat Hawkins (@amputee_kat)
This inspiring woman is absolutely killing the game and living her best life. Hawkins is a double-amputee dancer, who's crashing down on stigmas against people with disabilities and proving that absolutely nothing can stand in her way of her dreams and self-love. And when she's not dancing, Hawkins is just hanging out as a reporter and video journalist for The BBC, because she's just #goals.
Jolene Nicole Jones (@joleeeenin)
Jones flipped the stereotypical "body transformation" post right on its head with her inspiring photo. She fearlessly embraced her body after overcoming a debilitating eating disorder, going from a bodybuilder to a self-proclaimed "body lover." From the wise words of Jones, "Your body is quite LITERALLY the only thing that gets you through this life, your worth and joy isn't weighed by what you can lift or what the scale says."
Iskra Lawrence (@iskra)
Iskra Lawrence rose to virtual fame when she became part of Aerie's #AerieReal campaign. This model has been making major strides in the fashion industry with her flawless curves, and proves that everybody is sexy and beautiful, no matter what shape or size.
Morgan Mikenas (@i_am_morgie)
This fitness model is breaking down female body expectations one strand of body hair at a time. She unapologetically posts photos of her all-natural body hair, doesn't give a single fuck about what any haters have to say about it.