I’m the girl that got (read: illegally downloaded) Insanity after watching 30 minutes of a 6am infomercial, tried Jillian Michaels’ classes when they arrived at Goodlife, and am constantly Googling the names of celeb personal trainers to see if their regimens are posted online. There is always someone new coming out with the best way to get fit, and I’m always craving a change in my routine. Do you get why this is neverending?
Now, I’ve told you about my social media habits before, and this is the blog of a digital marketing agency, so I’m sure you’re expecting me to bring this back to social media somehow. Well, my latest guilty pleasure is admiring Instagram fitness addicts who live a life of leisure and make their 600th straight leg sit-up look as easy as their first. They run the #fitspo stream and have people all over the world racing to the closest boxing gym or their city’s equivalent of Runyon Canyon (although none will ever compare to the LA original). They have trainers, or they are trainers, and they have hundreds of thousands (some even millions) of followers who like, comment, and beg for tips on how to be exactly like them.
I’ve come to favour a few of these #fitspo celebs, mainly due to the perfect mix of jealousy and attainability I feel when scrolling past their photos, and, lucky for you, I’m going to share them.
The Toronto-born model turned clothing designer is closing in on 360k followers with nothing more than a Stussy campaign and a line of workout clothes. Oh, and a perfectly toned six-pack.
Hannah Bronfman is a socialite, startup founder, restaurant investor, and most importantly, the fittest girl ever. It’s easy when you have access to the best trainers in Manhattan, though.
This Australian powerhouse is not only fit, but successful too. She created her empire by sharing her workout regimen, and for a mere $120 and 12 weeks of grueling workouts you can be featured as one of her amazing before & afters!
….. because working out isn't beautiful. It's not ripped abs, flashing camera lights, body bronzer and makeup. It's sweaty, hard, physically and mentally challenging and sometimes …..it's not fun. Sometimes it pushes you to your limits, makes you want to throw up, pass out, overheat and give up. These are REAL women working out HARD at my Bootcamp. I just want to show everyone that THIS is what working out REALLY looks like. It doesn't get more real than this. www.kaylaitsines.com/guides #sweatwithkayla filmed by @idocinema
As I’m sure you know, butts are a major thing right now. If you don’t believe me, just check out Jen Selter’s army of 6.5 million followers. Yes, you read that correctly.
All of us are guilty of setting high expectations for ourselves and then feel down about it if we don't achieve them. We all make mistakes, we all have flaws, and we are all human. If you keep trying to aim for perfection in life, you will be disappointed. Nobody is perfect! Just remember next time you're feeling down about yourself, It's ok not to be perfect. 💕
And when I’m not looking for new workout routines? You can generally find me trolling fashion bloggers or brands, but that’s a whole other Instagram beast.