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Looking for Motivation in 2019?


Jan. 30, 2019 Men's Health

No matter where you are, you can always feel like you’re ready to hit the gym for a killer workout if you have a smartphone and an Instagram account. 

The social media platform is the go-to space for everyone when they want to post about their health and fitness. Pro trainers and amateur jocks alike can share pics and videos of their workouts, training plans, fails, and triumphs. Gym buddies aren’t just for spotting anymore—since everyone wants their best shot for the ‘Gram, your training partners might double as photographers and videographers, too.

On those tough days when the demands of life make it impossible to get a workout in, or the difficult times when you struggle to fire up the willpower to work out, it helps to get some extra motivation from the pros. With that in mind, we’ve lined up the best fitness accounts you should be following on Instagram. 

You’ll find a healthy mix of bodyweight exercises, cardio, mobility moves, strength training, and a whole lot of abs and sweat. These men and women don’t just show off their jaw-dropping muscle definition for their own gratification—they’ll inspire you to get moving, too.

DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON

Simply put, The Rock is one of our fitness heroes. His workouts are brutal (and sometimes they include chains), he motivates his fans to work as hard as they can, and sometimes, he even shares his bonkers workout routines for those brave enough to give them a try. Look no further than his Instagram account if you need a kick in the ass today.


EBENEZER SAMUEL

Eb is worth a follow beyond the fact that he’s our Fitness Director—although that certainly doesn’t hurt his case. He’s also a top-tier trainer who posts multiple new workouts per week (which you can find in our Eb & Swole series) and a Men’s Health program, New Rules of Muscle, under his belt.

LAUREN FISHER

Lauren Fisher’s CrossFit workouts will give you plenty of reason to go pick up a barbell. The six-time CrossFit Games competitor fills her feed with pics and videos of her training, competitions, and travels.

DON SALADINO

Ever wonder who helps to push celebrities into the ridiculously good shape needed to play a superhero at the movies? Don Saladino, an NYC-based fitness master, is one of the trainers behind the transformations of Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Sebastian Stan, David Harbour, and others. He shares workout moves to his account daily to give his followers a chance to suit up for their own superhero bodies, too.

EMILY SKYE

Meet Emily Skye—Australian trainer, fitness model, mom, and one of our favorite women in fitness. Her determination, positive attitude, and killer circuits go a long way when all you want to do is veg out on the couch. Don’t believe us? Try one of her bodyweight workouts for yourself.

GUNNAR PETERSON

If there’s a bangin’ celebrity body out there, Gunnar Peterson probably had something to do with it. He’s worked with countless NFL and NBA athletes and big name celebrities like Khloe Kardashian. Also, J Lo says he’s the best trainer she ever had—and who are we to argue with those results?

JOE HOLDER

For NYC-based Nike trainer Joe Holder, fitness isn’t about the glory, it’s about pushing other people to achieve their goals, which genuinely makes him happy. That’s a trainer we can appreciate.

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