We might not look like these svelte, built Instagram fitness gurus (and might not be able to do the human-pretzel yoga moves they do, either), but we enjoy following them, because their pics are great reminders of how energizing — not to mention gorgeous — an active lifestyle can be. Get Insta-spired with some of our favorites here.More
She's well known in the running world now, but Dorothy Beal wasn't always a natural runner. She told Women's Running that, in her college days, she was "not a healthy person by any standards." But after Beal gained 25 pounds, her marathoner mom said that if she took up running, she would foot the bill for the shoes, registration, and clothes. She took her mom's offer, and the rest is history. Beal's Instagram account will make you want to put on your running shoes and get out the door, like, now, because she shows how to make running fun. Imagine that.
This South Australian personal trainer cultivated her rise to social media star/prominent fitness maven through her Instagram feed, which now boasts nearly 5 million followers. Kayla Itsines' feed is a mixture of her insanely ripped stomach, reposts of her followers' before-and-after pictures, her gorgeous huskies, and colorful and Insta-worthy fruit bowls. You'll be motivated to do some chin-ups and dig in to a post-workout acai bowl in no time.