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If you are looking for some female fitness models to follow (on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and/or TikTok) so you can stay inspired and motivated, as well as have some great workout and nutrition ideas and advice, we think you are going to appreciate the list of women below.
These ladies are not only fitness role models, but they are also role models of motherhood, family, and life. Follow them to fill your feed with positive energy and motivation so you can stay accountable, dedicated, and hungry for success as you work toward your fitness goal.
Note: These ladies are in no particular order. They are all equally great! Also, we are only linking to the social they are most active on.
We’d be surprised if you didn’t know Sommer Ray. She has more followers on Instagram than even many A-list celebrities. And not for no reason, she is absolutely stunning and funny. Plus, she is known for having one of the best booties on Instagram (and she’s not afraid to show it).
With her lighthearted and sometimes hilarious posts (which occasionally feature other big name celebrities and influencers), she’s a great break from the stress and drama on social media. Plus, she has her own line of workout gear to keep your gym looks on-trend.
You also love to see her relationship with her mom, who actually joined her in her first competition in the NPC back in 2015 when she was only 16 years old. Her mom is equally stunning.
If you aren’t following her already, check her out @SommerRay. We guarantee you have some friends following her already.
Kayla Itsines is a true motivator. An enthusiastic personal trainer, she’s all about making people look and feel their very best. Times named her one of the 30 most influential people on the internet.
Her balanced approach to fitness and wellness has allowed her to co-found the SWEAT workout community, inspiring users everywhere. She has signature 28-minute workouts that will kick your butt.
Follow her on Instagram @kayla_itsines for fun workout videos, powerful quotes, and mouthwatering food pics.
A former model in Colombia, Anllela Sagra traded the runway for the squat rack. Soon after (early 2010’s) she blasted on the fitness scene when she won several bodybuilding physique competitions.
To this day, she still has some of the most chiseled and impressive abs in the industry. As a fitness competitor, her dedication to strength training is super inspiring!
Join her massive following on Instagram @anllela_sagra.
Valentine Lequeux and her training program are all about instilling confidence and producing real results. As a personalized coach, she works with clients to improve training and nutrition for a real transformation.
Follow her on Instagram @valentinalequeux for inspiring photos and real talk about positive body image.
Anita Herbert is a fitness competitor from Hungary that’s all about lifting up other athletes.
She made waves in physique competitions in 2015 and 2016, securing 1st place in several events:
If you want great workouts and valuable advice, follow her on Facebook at AnitaHerbertFitness. This girl is bar none one of the best in the business at physique sculpting. You can see this via posts of some impressive before and after photos from her FitQueen users and inspiration pics of her own success.
@anita_herbert on IG
Jena Frumes is an American model with a huge social media following. The New Jersey native rose to fame on IG after some work on ‘Wild N Out’. Since then, she’s been on high profile television shows and music videos and has launched her own line of merch.
What’s more, Jena recently had a baby with superstar Jason Derulo! And make no mistake, she wasted no time bouncing back from pregnancy.
You can follow her on Instagram @jenafrumes for inspiring pictures of her fitness and candid shots of their adorable family.
By the way, she’s friends with Sommer Ray, so you’ll see them hanging out together too ;)
Katie Crewe (CSCS & CNP) inspires her followers with her dedication to fitness and her stunning new mom physique. As a dynamic fitness coach, she uses her energy and expertise to help her “Crewe members” reach their workout goals. She even has a Mom Crewe option for those ready to bounce back past-baby.
@katiecrewe on IG
Krissy Cela is in amazing shape and her Tone and Sculpt app can help you get there too. She’s also the founder of her very own activewear company, Oner. Krissy is also the author of her own book filled with fitness advice, recipes, and expert tips on staying healthy. Follow her for all of her wealth of fitness know-how.
Stephanie Sanzo, aka Steph Fit Mum, is an Aussie fitness celebrity and personal trainer. She was never really into the gym or physical exercise until she had kids and gained 25 kilograms (55lbs). It was then that she decided to start training. She quickly became hooked, even labeling herself a serious gym fanatic.
After 3 years of dieting and weigh training, she completely transformed her body. Along the way, she picked up a ton of followers who were inspired by her unwavering dedication and excellent results.
She had further success after joining a few minor competitions, starting in 2012. In 2013, she took second place in one of her physique competitions. All the while, she was raising two kids.
Although Stephanie stopped competing, her fitness career was really just beginning.
Nowadays, she is regarded as one of the most fit moms on the planet.
Following @stephaniesanzo on Instagram will give you access to some incredible workout routines. This super fit mom doesn’t shy away from powerful lifting and it especially shows in her impressive quads. Her typical workout posts are sprinkled with ones that feature helpful tips and advice on mindset and wellness.
Michelle Lewin is one of the most famous fitness models worldwide. As a Venezuelan immigrant, her continued success is inspiring.
Her impressive career in NPC and IFBB physique fitness in 2014 put her on the map:
She is known as the latin queen of fitness, blessing over 30 big name magazine covers with her superbly toned physique
She also founded the super-popular app FITPLAN, which is one of the most downloaded in the industry.
Emily Skye is an international Austrialian fitness, beauty and swimsuit model. She is one of Facebook’s most well-loved fitness stars. And rightfully so, she competed in WNBF Miss Figure USA and Miss Fit Body USA and won them both. Not only that, but she did so after battling some health issues and troubles with her heart.
She is absolutely relentless in her pursuit of health and fitness. She is also a successful entrepreneur, running a successful supplement and protein bar line.
Her dedication, hard work, and self-belief is unparalleled. What’s great is, she knows how to pass those characteristics on, which is why she has become so well-known.
We highly recommend following her at facebook.com/emilyskyemodel.
@emilyskyefit on IG
Kelsey Wells is more than just one of the most well-known names in the fitness industry, she is a proud and dedicated wife and mom from Australia.
If you are a mother, or soon-to-be mom, you are going to love what she has to offer both for workouts and inspiration. She designed a famous post-pregnancy training program for mother’s to regain strength and love for their body no matter what stage of motherhood they are in.
Kelsey is truly as humble and inspiring as she is fit. Her feel-good attitude and women’s empowerment makes her a perfect fitness model to follow for a dose of honesty. Plus, her workouts are effective and innovative and sure to help you mix up your routine.
And if all that doesn’t excite you, we are sure her uber-toned physique will.
Follow her on Instagram @kelseywells.
Chontel Duncan is a model, pro trainer and HIIT gym owner out of Australia. She is also a former beauty pageant participant and Miss Universe finalist, which won’t surprise you when taking one look at her.
She rose to fame after her documentation of her post-pregnancy transformation. She made headlines all over the world for having a six-pack well into her pregnancy and regaining them only one week after she gave birth. She was also super honest about the downside to all that.
All in all, @chontelduncan’s impressive frame, cheery smile, dynamic work ethic, sweet dedication to her family, and 100% authenticity will make checking in on her page regularly well worth your time.
Jen Selter has a no-negativity policy to keep her and her fitness at the top of its game. Becoming famous for her Instagram activity (she is the original Booty Queen of IG), she shared her love of working out and its stress-relieving benefits. Her physique has obviously paid off as well! Follow her on Insta @jenselter for her awesome posts on snack ideas, fitness goals, and day-to-day life.
You’ve probably heard of Paige Hathaway. This Minnesotan fitness sensation is one of the most well-known people on IG.
She has been featured on countless fitness magazines, such as Women’s Health, and has some serious accolades in physique competitions which helped propel her into success.
Obviously these competition are long in the past, but her body is better than ever these days.
Not only is Paige super strong, but she’s also mentally fit as well. Her posts on kindness and gratitude as just as helpful as her bicep and leg day advice. She also has a Fit in 5 Week challenge with custom workout plans that can help you jumpstart your fitness level.
This Brazilian beauty is all about strength and physique. You won’t believe it, but Eva Andressa was a skinny teenager who worked extremely hard to sculpt one of the greatest female physiques in the game. Her body is proof that hard work and dedication pays off.
An accomplished fitness competitor, Eva is incredibly dedicated to her craft. While she hasn’t compete in a long time, she has some serious accomplishments under her belt:
Follow her to motivate yourself to reach your own goals. TikTok videos by Eva Andressa will make you want to head straight to the gym.
Noel Arevalo has an impressive resume. She is a NASM-certified personal trainer, powerlifter, and accomplished bikini competitor (placed 1st in GovCup Open and 16th in NPC USA Championships in 2015). She’s delt with some serious difficulties in life to, which makes her even more inspiring.
Follow @noelarevalo_ on Instagram for some great workouts that are great for all fitness levels. She also sprinkles in some motivating swimsuit pics with some truly stunning scenery. You can even train one on one virtually with Noel through her online Fit Queen Academy.
When looking for both fitness and fashion inspo, following the Californian Whitney Simmons is an absolute must. The fun-loving athlete has great posts featuring her workouts and delicious meals. As a self-proclaimed psoriasis warrior, her strength is much more than physical. Follow her on Instagram @whitneyysimmons to check out her amazing workout gear and motivating advice! You can also check out her Youtube, where she actually rose to fame in the first place.
Tammy Hembrow is a Trinidadian-Aussie who became famous back in 2014 when she documented her pregnancy on social media at only 20 years old. Now, she is a badass, super fit, highly successfully entrepreneur. She has her own line of workout wear as well as her own supplements. Her app Tammy Fit is also sure to get you into shape with her guided workouts and tutorials. Plus, her adorable family is as imposing as her abs. Follow her on Instagram @tammyhembrow for tons of motivating posts!
Karina Elle is a fitness model, trainer, and former cross country runner and cheerleader from Florida. She was also a Bikini competitor who earned the highest degree winning the World Fitness Federation Pro Bikini Championship.
She’s been hot on the IG scene for many years and her popularity has never wavered. This is because she is genuine, inspirational, and extremely helpful for those who on their own fitness journey. Not to mention, she is extremely hot with her Asian/European looks and tall slender body.
Follow her for beautiful pics, great workouts (both at home and gym), and nutrition advice.
@karinaelle on IG
Massy Arias is no stranger to struggle. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she moved to LA at the age of 16 for a better life with very limited English…and look at her now! Now, at 33 years young, she is proof that anyone can make it if they are determined and persistent.
Follow @massy.arias on TikTok for inspiring clips and fun vids. As a mom and motivational speaker, Massy is all about healthy body image and mental well-being. Her online fitness programs focus on lifestyle changes that inspire happiness and confidence in her users for long-lasting results.
Lauren Drain Kagan is a nurse, bikini competitor, certified personal trainer, and a registered nurse. But that’s not all, she’s also a best-selling author, wife, and mother. So her Instagram page @laurendrainfit is proof that you can do it all. Follow her for her motivating posts, inspiring before and afters, and some adorable pup pics!
In terms of her career in physique competition, which ended many years ago and helped boost her career as an influencer, she has some impressive accolades:
Daisy Keech loves the outdoors and her Instagram page @daisykeech is full of sunny pics and inspiring shots of her toned physique and incredible “peach”.
She got some heat a couple years ago with people online claiming her butt was fake (yes, it’s that peachy), but she went out of her way to prove them wrong with confirmation of 100% booty authenticity via the word of a well-known plastic surgeon.
She’s as real as it gets. Check out her out on IG and also visit her Keech Peach Fit website for innovative workout programs and free downloadable recipes.
Amanda Lee is a high profile fitness model and trainer with a body of a goddess. But make no mistake, she worked hard for it. She was a very skinny teenager. That said, she did have help being that her mom was a personal trainer.
She quickly rose to fame after a famous dancer tagged her. Now, she is a mega influencer with over double-digit millions of followers.
Follow @amandaeliselee for her stunning photos, workout ideas/advice and her lovely family who she is so very clearly proud of.
Elizabeth Zaks fills her Instagram page with great at-home workouts and fun outfits. She bounces back and forth between playful and mindful for a diverse set of posts. We are talking funny videos, challenging workouts, nutrition tips, and more!
Follow her @elizabethzaks to make your feed even more motivating and fun.
Depending on your fitness goals, you can find the perfect fitness model to follow. These women have used social media to teach, inspire, and share their fitness journeys with the world. Use their posts as your motivation to smash your own fitness goals and, who knows, you might even have fitness followers of your own one day!
Interested in seeing who made our list of must-follow female bodybuilders? Check out our article on the 20 Best Female Bodybuilders of Past & Present.
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