As a former smoker, I found refuge in following fitness trainers online just to see what I could have become if "I would just have the willpower". Well, it must have worked, because today, a year and a half after my last cigarette, and almost a year and a half in the gym, I can finally take my shirt off at the beach with no second thoughts.
So, if you find your motivation online, and want something to remind you that one day, it could be you, here are the best 10 Instagram accounts you just have to follow.
#6 - Bradley Simmonds: Personal Trainer
This London based personal should be on the list of your top motivators. Simmons's Instagram is filled with summery shots and workout videos that will get you motivated and ready for the summer body pics. Showcasing some top athletes, celebrities, and other London Fitness finatics, this Instagram will have you hitting the gym asap.
KETTLE BELL FLOW 🔥 Functional training - exercises that train your all muscle groups to work together. Creates a strong healthy body improving fitness levels, increasing muscle gain and helping with weightloss. (4reps per 6 exercises - 5sets) 1. Bent over row 2. Bicep curl into shoulder press 3. Single Shoulder press with twist 4. Deep squat 5. Reverse lunge 6. Swings Here I’m using two 16kg Kettle bells (pick a comfortable weight) 👍🏻 A tough but enjoyable workout. Give it a go GET IT DONE 👍🏻 #workoutmotivation #gymmotivation #kettlebell #weightloss #fitspo #fitfam #trainhard #coreworkout
#5 - CURTIS WILLIAMS: Elite Performance Coach
This former Baltimore Ravens player is now an elite performance coach for Under Armour and has his own training program. His exercises are designed to enhance your athleticism and kick your routine up a notch —so they’re high energy, challenging, empowering and will make you wanna get up off your couch and go for it.
#4 - BEN BOOKER: Gym Owner
The owner and founder of Second Chance Fitness, a 24-hour gym in Illinois. Anyone willing to run a gym that let’s people come in and work out at any hour of the day gets our stamp of approval.
#3 - GIDEON AKANDE: Former Golden Gloves Champion
Former Golden Gloves champion and Men’s Health Next Top Trainer post versatile training techniques that are high energy, super fun, and insanely effective. Try his workouts once and we promise you’ll be hooked.
It’s the first “Workout Wednesday” of 2018! Repeat after me, “All I need to get in shape is me, myself, and I”!🗣🙋🏿♂️ ___ Rock this bodyweight flow that’s a total body sizzler. 🔥At home, in the gym, at the park, in traffic, this workout is great anywhere (please don’t workout in traffic). ___ Set your timer for :45 on and :15 off. 3-5 rounds is the goal! NOW GET BUSY!🏃🏿♂️👈🏿 ___ 🎧De La Soul - Me, Myself, & I ___ @rhone #bodyweight #workoutwednesday #2018 #memyselfandI #russiantwists #forearmplankreach #pushups #inandoutsquats #skaters #highknees #lungehold
#2 - BJ GADDOUR: from 0 to fitness instructure
BJ Gaddour is living proof that anyone can be fit if you put your mind to it. That’s why he’s our idol. Gaddour posts quick and easy-to-follow-along exercises every single day, so whether you’re looking to build muscle or burn fat, you’ll find the exercises you’re looking for on his feed. And common, when someone like him tells you its good to jump, you jump!
Many of you may not realize this, but I'm really a FAT GUY faking it as a FIT GUY. No, I do NOT wake up like this. Ha. The picture on the left, taken when I was 17 years old, is what I would really look like if I didn't put the effort in (and the negative sideburns are ON FLEEK). But I decided to make better choices, even though they require a lot of discipline and sacrifice. I choose to move every day. I choose not to drink (and never have had a drink in my life for personal reasons). I choose not to do drugs. I choose to prioritize sleep and recovery and eliminate unneeded stress in my life. I choose to eat well for my body type (most of the time 😉). And I chose a career that forced me to lead by example. After all, how can I ask the best of you if I don't ask the best of myself? So trust me when I say that when it comes to your fitness, the choice is YOURS. #Fitness #Fitspo #Transformation #Motivation #Fitspiration #Choices #BJGaddour #MakeAChange #💪 #💯
#1 - DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON: a man. a real man. our #1
In our mind, The Rock is a fitness god. His brutal workouts, positive messages, and the best IG account put him at the top of our IG accounts recomendation.
Best part about this footage from my @underarmour #ProjectRock shoot is how cautious the camera men are as they approach me. Smart men. Truth is, I treat my @underarmour shoots like I treat my actual real workouts. I’ll train hard, don’t disturb me and kindly stay the f*ck outta my way. Or you become my lunch. Women and children are exempt. Actually, women get eaten too. In a chivalrous kinda way. #ChaseGreatnessCollection Spring & Summer 2018