The Most Popular Instagram Fitness Models
With the fitness industry quite possibly being bigger than ever, both men and women are looking to get fit in ever-increasing numbers. The fitness industry and Instagram go hand in hand, as the former saw a huge surge in popularity thanks to the social network.
This is the main reason why female Instagram fitness models are so popular nowadays, with many of them now having well over ten or even twenty million followers. With so many models, however, not all can be equally popular. Here are some of the most prominent ones.
At just twenty-two years of age, Sommer Ray is already one of the most popular Instagram fitness models, having over 20 million followers. Having started with the Instagram posts in 2016, she hasn’t been a model for a long time, but she became a star rather quickly.
Both her parents competed in bodybuilding contests back in the day, so she followed in their footsteps, taking up fitness when she was 15.
Sommer mostly uses Instagram to post pictures and videos of her lifestyle inside and outside of the gym. Outside Instagram, she also has a YouTube channel that also focuses on her fitness path.
Ana Cheri is a 31-year old fitness model from Southern California with an interesting backstory. Her success was based exclusively on Instagram, as she wasn’t a popular fitness model before. She just posted tips and images regarding fitness, which eventually led her to having over 12 million followers on the platform.
Due to her immense popularity, she received numerous modeling offers from local brands, and even national ones. She even posed for magazines such as Playboy, later on. Chive has even called her the “New Queen of Instagram.” Additionally, she owns a gym called “Be More Athletics” in Santa Ana.
Michelle Lewin is a 33-year old Venezuelan fitness model. What makes her story interesting is the fact that she took up many forms of modeling. She was a fashion model that made the switch to bikini modeling, following a friend’s suggestion. Its fitness aspect motivated her to make the switch and gain some weight and build muscle.
She went on to compete in various NPC and even IFBB competitions, achieving impressive results. Michelle is an advocate of high-intensity training and seeks to help other women achieve their fitness goals. She also creates content for both Instagram and YouTube.
Born in 1993 in Long Island, New York, Jen Selter is another popular Instagram fitness model. She did take up working out quite early, at the age of 15, but did not become popular until a bikini photo of her went viral. At this time, she still attended school and worked two part-time jobs.
Following her breakthrough, Jen has further established herself as an Instagram celebrity. She played a trainer in several television shows and made many endorsement and sponsorship deals later on. Besides working with companies such as Nike and New Balance, she has also published videos and books of her own.
Amanda Lee is a 32-year old Canadian Instagram fitness model, as well as a certified fitness trainer. After a celebrity tagged her on Instagram and called her body “inspirational,” she’s quickly reached 100 thousand followers, a number that would eventually go all the way to nearly 12 million.
Glutes photos and workout videos are what made her famous. Unlike most other models, she doesn’t solely rely on gym workouts, as she showcases bosu balls, resistance bands, and even bodyweight exercises.
She’s also a swimsuit model and a Pilates instructor. Thanks to working in LA, Amanda has been featured in numerous popular magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Maxim.
Coming from South Australia, Kayla Itsines is a 26-year old personal trainer, entrepreneur, and author. At 11.8 million, she has a tad smaller Instagram following than Amanda Lee. She embarked on her fitness journey later than most other fitness models on the list, in her mid-teens, but she made up for it with immense devotion to the lifestyle.
Kayla became popular after coming up with aerobic routines of her own and asking her clients to send her before and after pictures. She taught them about routines and nutrition. She’s known for Bikini Body Guides series of eBooks and the Sweat with Kayla smartphone fitness app.
Another Instagram star that started out as a fashion model, Anllela is now an avid bodybuilder and a fitness model. She’s from Colombia and is 24 years old. Due to the fact that she once worked in fashion design, she used to be very skinny. That all changed when she met her personal trainer in the gym. This inspired her to learn about various training styles. Sagra finds weight training most enjoyable of them all.
Sagra once won the third place in a bikini competition and switched completely to fitness modeling from then on. She got popular on Instagram thanks to her well-documented fitness journey and training routines she designed for her followers.
She currently has 11.3 million Instagram followers. Use this information to find her official profile, as Instagram is full of fake ones.
It’s quite difficult to stay motivated and consistent throughout the years if you’re on your own fitness journey. Hopefully, these Instagram fitness models can help you stay the course and achieve your goals. Just remember that everybody, including them, had to start from somewhere and everyone hit rough spots and crises along the road.
Which of these Instagram superstars is your favorite? Why do you follow fitness models on social media? Let us know in the comments below.