What Top Fitness Instructors Eat for Breakfast

We'll give you a hint: It's not cereal and Pop-Tarts.

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Breakfast is one of the most important — and tasty! — meals of the day, so you've gotta make it count. The next time you wake up wondering what you should eat to make sure you have the best possible start to your day, take some cues from our favorite fitness instructors and trainers.

1. Naimah Jackman

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Don't think you have time for breakfast? Think again.

"My go-to healthy breakfast would have to be apple-cinnamon oatmeal. If I'm in a rush in the morning, I add some hot water and presto — it's ready to go," says Naimah Jackman, instructor at 305 Fitness. "It keeps me full for hours, no cooking required."

2. Tara Palsha Moats

"I always have granola, Greek yogurt, and blueberries. Or a green shake," says Tara Palsha Moats, instructor at FlyBarre.

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3. Kristin McGee

Kristin McGee, celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City, is also a big fan of Greek yogurt.

"I make Greek yogurt with a flax-coconut-chia blend from Barlean's ($19, amazon.com), walnuts, strawberries, blueberries, and cinnamon," she says.

4. Lauren Chiarello

"Egg whites with veggies topped with red pepper flakes, as well as peanut butter toast. It's a perfect combo of protein and carbs to fuel me for the start of the day," says Lauren Chiarello, New York City-based barre and Pilates teacher and founder of ChiChiLifeNYC.com.

5. Kate Bailey

Greek yogurt strikes again with this cycling instructor.

"My go-to healthy breakfast is granola with Greek yogurt, blueberries, and pepitas. A little salty and a little sweet," says Kate Bailey, instructor at SWERVE. "I also love eggs with spinach and avocado... Anything with avocado, really!"

6. Lana Herzig

"I love making overnight oats with almond milk, peanut butter, agave, chia seeds, and banana, topped with walnuts and berries," says Lana Herzig, New York City-based personal trainer and instructor.

7. Amanda Russell

"Yogurt with banana and nut butter, and toast or granola," says Amanda Russell, founder of Fit, Strong, and Sexy.

8. Anna Kaiser

Anna Kaiser, founder of AKT InMotion and celebrity fitness expert, has her own special mix she gobbles up every day.

"I always eat my favorite Coco-Cado toast concoction! Start with a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread, spread on a thin layer of coconut oil, some ripe sliced avocado and tomato, and end by sprinkling a half teaspoon of chia seeds and raw Himalayan sea salt," she says.

9. Chelsea Foss

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Chelsea Foss, instructor at SoulCycle, says she isn't a huge breakfast person, but when she does have to choose, she chooses wisely.

"I love Greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit," she says.

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