Part 2(!!): Most Amazing Black Health and Fitness Influencers to Follow on Social Media

Sticking to my word from last time–yes, here is Part TWO of some of the best Black health and fitness influencers I’ve come across on social media thus far!! Granted, this process was actually quite challenging because I couldn’t narrow the list down to just 24 individuals. There were SO SO many to select from and plenty more! ALTHOUGH…for every Black influencer, there are 300-500 white health and fitness influencers just like them, so diversity is still quite poor in the wellness space. You can refer to my previous post for the main reasons why I’ve been proactive in showcasing more Black influencers, which I highly recommend you check out before proceeding with this list (though not necessary).

Again, there are plenty of terrific Black health and fitness influencers we can all check out that are not listed here, but thus far, these folks comprise of the next wave of incredible people in the wellness space! Note that I do not watch or see every single published piece of content on all the platforms I follow, so I most likely do not agree with everything they promote and might also be missing other amazing reasons to showcase them!

Without further ado, here are all the magnificent Black health and fitness influencers I have found more recently!

ALEXANDRIA LIGHTNING: nursing is a remarkable field that needs to be treasured in every single country. Alexandria Lightning radiates this angelic and very inspirational light (maybe suitable in her last name!) where she seems really driven, knowledgable, and confident in herself. The best aspects of her platform is how transparent she is about being a dark-skinned Black woman in nursing and how passionate she is in her work, including her health and beauty advice!

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HELLAHGOOD9: if Hellah Sidibe is not the epitome of persistence, drive, and contagious positivity, I don’t know who or what is. Being a former professional soccer player and now bonafide vegan athlete, he does not skip ONE day of running. That’s right–NO days off of running! Hellah offers very insightful knowledge and advice on proper recovery, nutrition, tips, tricks, and recaps on running marathons, partaking in soccer games, and all sorts of races to encourage others to take on running or start any other endeavor they like because they definitely could work with anything!

JENNA DELEON: When I first stumbled upon Jenna, the first impression that amplified the most was confidence. She provides inspirational progress photos of her own journey with becoming healthier and fitter as well as efficient and portable workouts for anyone on-the-go or in a pinch like me (busy internship schedule life, oy). Plus, her photos are extremely aesthetic and her meals look very balanced in terms of macronutrients and packed with fresh fruits and vegetables. Can’t get any better than that!

DR. ROBIN B: You can probably guess that I ADORE seeing people in the medical field on social media! Dr. Robin B is no exception here–she is vibrant, genuine, and extremely intellectual in regards to her informative viewpoints and resources on her YouTube and podcast. It is magnificent how much diversity she exemplifies on her platform for interviews! I absolutely love her peeks into the pharmacy life and her fashion looks that are STUNNING–let’s normalize medical professionals showcasing other interests they have, please?

_HEALTHOVERWEALTH: When you stumble across Tkayla’s Instagram feed, you cannot deny that the tone is almost the exact same as exposing yourself to a beautiful ray of sunshine (that’s NOT carcinogenic!)! She holds such positivity and passion for both fitness and a healthy mindset. Her workout videos serious make me miss the gym and want to pump some iron while looking incredibly cute at the same time! Plus, her meals are all super balanced and colorful.

CRYSTALSENJULE: Nothing beats spotting a bright smile on my Instagram feed and Crystal’s is one of my favorites! She has some really fun workouts that can be done at home, the gym, the park, pretty much anywhere! Best of all, her IG stories are almost always filled with delectable vegan meals that also look realistic and healthy. Moreover, she always keeps it super authentic and detailed with her fitness journey, including the ups and the downs centered around food and body image!

3GYPTIANFIT: DAMN, am I in AWE and OBSESSED with Egypt Taylor’s Instagram. She is what I would call a tumble and splits QUEEN! She’s really inspired me to try more unconventional forms of athleticism and it’s super admirable to see someone like her perform Tae Kwon Do and back flips. Better yet, she always tackles on new challenges like Paige Hathaway’s plan and publishes her results and hard work! However, no matter what, she’s always glowing and happy in her own skin, which, I mean, she is GORGEOUS, so absolutely it makes sense!

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#tumbling on the beach 🏖

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IAMORIANCE: Speaking of more “unconventional” forms of fitness, Oriance is also a truly magnificent powerhouse! With her boxing videos–both shadow boxing and regular glove boxing–alongside her IG story depictions of her training and workout routines, you are DEFINITELY going to want to start trying kickboxing yourself! Not to mention, she’s an Elite National Champion and has won multiple awards for her athleticism while sharing some home-friendly workouts for this time, so super resourceful!

BTBEFIT: Tejal has such a bright and beautiful spread of photos that just emulate kindness, passion, and empowerment! What I love most about Tejal is how much she emphasizes fostering a lifestyle with balance around work and fitness instead of making diet and exercise the holy grail of one’s purpose. Her workouts are fun and intense, her fashion is vivid and colorful, and her smile is infectiously positive and stunning!

ULISSESWORLD: I stumbled upon Ulisses when randomly scrolling through TikTok and thought his videos were HILARIOUS! Nonetheless, he has some pretty phenomenal and well-executed exercise videos showcasing proper form and SUPER tough workouts. There are plenty more gems he incorporates into his platforms, including Instagram and YouTube (which I HIGHLY recommend because of how thoroughly informative his videos are, but I chose to showcase his TikTok because he seems to be more active there), discussing the best types of exercises for targeting muscle groups, building more mass, looking the healthiest you can, and staying consistent and motivated.

@ulissesworld

Train Properly! Tip on Triceps Pushdowns 💪 Focus on your form when training. #gym #fyp #fitness #workout #triceps #foryou

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Core Workout! Give this a try 💪 Wfat workouts you guys want me to post? #fyp #abs

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AVH_FITNESS: Something about Anissia’s radiance in her photos is absolutely enriching and lively. I was instantly drawn to her sparkling smile and the beautiful canyon rocky landscapes she poses in front of! Her exercise videos are invigorating and easy to follow, her sizing comparisons of athletic wear are incredibly helpful, and her daily IG stories just put a smile on anyone’s face! ALSO, her outfits are ADORABLE–you are going to want to purchase plenty from Balance Athletica, which she’s a leader for!

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To all my friends out there needing a little extra love and encouragement to keep following your passions and doing what brings your heart joy, I just want to quickly remind you that you’re doing more than amazing and don’t allow anyone to discourage you from following your true desires. . A year ago I created this account with the intention of sharing my passion for health and fitness. I didn’t know “how” I was going to do this, but majority of the time the “how” doesn’t matter. When something feels so right to you and you’d do anything to make your desires a reality, you’ll find a way to make it work. I was willing to dive head first and make all the mistakes necessary in order to learn, grow, and help as many people as possible. . I by no means have anything in life figured out, but I do know choosing to create your own life instead of following the expectations that society has placed on you is more than worth it even though it can be tricky to navigate at times. . The biggest thing to remember is to enjoy the highs, appreciate the lows, and always be kind and patient to yourself during the process. As soon as you start to beat yourself down is when you’ll allow those negative thoughts to come into your mind and talk you out of everything you’ve worked so hard for. . Life is wild and you may not understanding why things are happening the way they are, but I promise it will all work out in the end. It’s okay if you don’t see it now and don’t worry about what’s going to happen between now and then. Just do your thing, do what feels good, and the rest will fall into place as it should 🦋 . Outfit is @balanceathletica Kingdom collection releasing July 27th 11am PST 🐆

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Legs and core sweat sesh baby! If you were able to join live this morning you already know how insane this workout was! After the workout this morning I had a little talk about pushing yourself and really surrounding yourself with people who push you out of your comfort zone and encourage and motivate you to be better. If you’re following/surrounding yourself with people who allow you to be mediocre and don’t push you to become the best version of yourself, it might be time to reevaluate who’s in your life and what purpose they serve you. This doesn’t only relate to fitness but it relates to relationships, careers, and just life in general. If you need a little extra push or encouragement, I’m always going to be go here for you guys, but remember it’s going to take you being honest with yourself and pushing yourself past your limits too if you want to grow in all aspects of life ✨ . Full outfit is from @balanceathletica and is currently available for presale until August 4th! This is an unlimited presale meaning that nothing will sell out. Make sure to grab your goodies before the 4th though because after that, Kingdom will not be coming back for at least the next 2 years! Items will take 12-15 weeks to ship since they are made to order and I wear a medium in everything (except I sized down in the revive bra). I have a link in my bio you can shop through to directly support me if you’d like ❤️ . Workout: Perform each move of the circuit for 40 seconds on followed by 20 secs off for a total of 3 rounds (12 minute circuits. 36 minute workout total). After completing a circuit, take a 1-2 min rest and then move on to the next circuit following the same structure. *Watch the entire clip to see the all the moves within the entire circuit* . Lower body 1️⃣ 3 pulsing squats to 3 squat jumps 2️⃣ reverse lunge to shoulder press (20 seconds each leg) 3️⃣ kB swings 4️⃣ bridge walkouts . HIIT 1️⃣ plank hops 2️⃣ 2 side steps to lunge jump 3️⃣ 2 squat jumps to burpee 4️⃣ skater jumps . Core 1️⃣ plank up downs 2️⃣ plyo crossbody mtn climbers 3️⃣ full body crunch 4️⃣ spider planks

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QIMMAH RUSSO: This woman is just FABULOUS–most people follow Qimmah on her Instagram (which I originally discovered her on), but honestly, I was much more drawn to her YouTube channel! Her exercise videos are very fun and focused on strength training (see, girls? Lift your weights!), but her overall personality is vivaciously spirited. I absolutely adore her Q&A videos showcasing her authentic self because it makes you want to be best friends with her!

SDW.FITNESS: Balancing university and fitness can be super challenging, so look no further if you need easy workouts that you can do on any busy day and in an environment with sunshine! Her captions are very uplifting and centered around developing confidence and nourishing yourself with love and acceptance. Best part: the circle of interests she possesses is extremely diverse (hello, biology and chemistry major!!), which is exemplified in her IG stories–of course, my favorite saved IG story tab of hers is skincare!

JESSAMYN STANLEY: So I’m no yoga fanatic or expert, but it is amazing to practice in times of extreme stress or when I’m struggling to sleep. As of lately, Jessamyn Stanley’s videos have been remarkably soothing! Turns out, she’s been practicing yoga for YEARS and does so very beautifully. What’s so refreshing about Jessamyn is her advocacy for loving your body for what it can do versus how it looks and nurturing your mind when it’s struggling with mental health issues–after all, I feel like yoga is quite oversaturated with physical representations that not everyone can attain. Truth be told, Jessamyn is a beautiful goddess inside and out!

KATRINA NICHOLE: Like Ulisses, I found Katrina Nichole while randomly browing TikTok for fitness videos. One of her HIIT videos popped up on my feed and her infectiously joyous attitude instantly prompted me to hit the follow button! Her fashion sense is DIVINE as is her exuberant emphasis on clean and non-toxic beauty, upbeat fitness, and love for all types of body parts, including those with stretch marks, rolls, cellulite, and more. Her exercise dances are SO much fun and I’ve been loving following them every single time I workout!

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💀 after doing this butt lifting workout! Find the full details on my IG! #plussizeworkout #squats #thankyoubody #plussize #fyp

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Back with another dance & almost broke myself trying to come up with this one 😂🤦🏽‍♀️ #plussizedance #gordita #newdancechallenge #squatchallenge

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YAA.FITNESS: Bodybuilding is one area of fitness, but powerlifting is an entirely different one. Yaa is probably one of my top TOP favorite powerlifters because of how she integrates both powerlifting, functional bodyweight workouts, and calisthenics into a fun weekly routine! She has one of the most gorgeous smiles I’ve seen on Instagram as well as the best ways of motivating others in her post captions and IG stories!

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Let’s talk hip extension and gluteal amnesia 💭🍑💪🏾 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ With hip extension movements, your gluteus maximus should be the prime mover. As a result of sitting down for long periods of time, whether due to work or just being inactive during the day, our gluteus maximus may be turned off slightly. This means that they may not fire as they should be and thus may be weak; a term referred to as gluteal amnesia. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When this occurs, other muscle groups are recruited to make up for the misfiring of the glutes. These muscle groups can include your hamstrings or muscles that surround your lumbar spine. If you are feeling lower back pain or tight hamstrings in movements such as the sumo deadlift, this may be a sign that your glutes are weak. This is not to say that they are weak due to you failing to incorporate hip extension movements, but when you are performing movements that are supposed to target the glutes, because that muscle is turned off, it does not get worked as it should. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you take a look at these two videos (while the corner video is 5lbs heavier [main video is also slowed down so I could sync some reps]) you can observe that my lockout looks significantly better in the main video. I attribute this to stronger glute development due to properly getting my glutes to fire. Due to a previous car accident, I had extreme lower back tightness leading to postural imbalances. This would eventually turn into a postural issue referred to as lower cross body syndrome. As a result my glutes became inhibited and in movements where I should have been feeling my glutes working, I was feeling my lower back. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Now, with all the hip extensions that my coach programs for me, I have finally started to feel my glutes in each of the exercises. If you’re having trouble feeling them, first check your posture. Do you exhibit lower cross body syndrome? When you are sitting, are you able to actively contract each cheek? Do you activate your glutes before you workout? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here’s a link you can check out to learn more or to test if you suffer from gluteal amnesia:⁣ https://squatuniversity.com/2019/11/13/what-is-gluteal-amnesia/⁣⁣ Happy lifting folks 💗⁣⁣

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It is what it is. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I now try to adopt this mentality as best as I can. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It’s a saying we have heard many times. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It’s a saying that my favourite fighter tends to repeat. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ How many of us try to control our situations? Our futures. How people view us? If people like us?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Whenever I feel myself overthinking an issue or getting anxious I try to remind myself that overthinking will not change a circumstance. I can not change what has happened in the past, I can’t force people to like me, I can’t forcibly exert my own perspectives on other people. In fact, external control can be viewed as an illusion. The only real control we have is internal control — what we say, feel, and do. There is no real control outside of our immediate selves. The only control I really have is how I react to stimulus around me.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ You can’t move forward if you are still holding on the past. You can’t live in the present if all you are doing is thinking about what lies ahead in the future. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Let whatever it is, exist, without feeling the need to categorize or over analyze it. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The more we try to control things, the less control and freedom we actually have. So breathe and whisper to yourself….⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴” ⁣ ⁣ Outfit @gymshark x @gymsharkwomen

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SIMEON PANDA: Originally, I knew of Simeon as Chanel’s partner-in-crime, but I started to find many of his Instagram posts and YouTube videos in my recommendations page–low and behold, took a gander on his platforms, and I love them! Simeon has FANTASTIC follow-along workouts on his channel (found on Chanel’s too) that you can do at home or in the gym! I really like the cinematic work in his travel videos–very similar to those of Chanel (though this is most likely because they have the same person editing their videos, maybe?). He seems like a genuinely awesome and humble person altogether, which is extremely refreshing amidst the fitness influencers who are relatively self-absorbed and caught up in the money.

FLEXWITHBECCS: Becca, an absolute angel inside and out, has such a phenomenal Instagram with loads of follow along at-home workout videos that can be done anywhere at anytime! More importantly, she’s always focused on the mental benefits of exercising, being interactive with her followers, and celebrating every victory, big or small. What makes her unique is her track and field background where she showcases how she underwent physical recovery and started working out to become stronger, not just to look a certain way (highly recommend her Q&A for more information!)!

KIERA JANELLE: Do you want to follow someone who’s into fitness, veganism, AND transforming every aspect of yourself in the best way possible? Kiera Janelle is YOUR GIRL! She is constantly posting workout videos, uplifting affirmations, transformational photos of herself, and all kinds of posts that stop you in your tracks to reflect on how you truly are doing and remember your why. My favorite features of her Instagram include her food pictures and recipes, mindset tools, and empowering quotes!

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𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗗𝗔𝗬! (𝗟𝗜𝗞𝗘👍🏽𝗦𝗔𝗩𝗘💾𝗦𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗪/ 𝗔 𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗗👩🏽‍🦱👩🏼‍🦰) 𝗟𝗲𝘁'𝘀 𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗕𝗕𝗢𝗥𝗡, 𝘂𝗻𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁, 𝗯𝗼𝗼. 𝗧𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟰 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝗺𝗲 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂. 𝗠𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝗷𝘂𝗿𝘆.💕 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗞𝗶 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝗙𝗮𝘁 𝗞𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿 -𝗥𝗕 𝗟𝗮𝘁 𝗘𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 -𝗥𝗕 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗥𝗼𝘄 -𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗽 𝗥𝗕 𝗣𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘀 -𝗥𝗕 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗼𝘄 -𝗟𝗼𝗼𝗽 𝗥𝗕 𝗟𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝘂𝗹𝗹𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗔𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲: 20 Reps x 3 Sets for each exercise 𝗦𝗲𝘁: @metanoia_activewear . . . . . . #backdayworkout #backday💪 #backfat #backfatkiller #backfatworkout #backfatbegone #backexercise #latexercise #fitmomsofig #resistancebands #resistancebandsworkout #resistancetraining #resistancebandtraining #momswholift #momsworkout #healthyfitmoms #fitmoms #boymomsrule #girlmoms #momsmatter #healthymomlife #arbonne30daystohealthyliving #arbonneconsultant #arbonneindependentconsultant #selfcare #fitnessismypassion #fitnessiseverywhere #getfit #getfitathome #athomeworkout

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𝗗𝗥𝗢𝗣 𝗮 💚 𝗶𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀: ❌ “𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻'𝘁..” ❌"𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲..” ❌ "𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸/𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵/𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿…" ❌ "𝗜'𝗺 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵.." . 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄? . 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱, #MINDSET. . I want you to know that the goal takes time and #consistency but it isn’t impossible love. You’ve gotta really ask yourself.. “𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲?” . 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗡 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘁! 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 #happiness, #health, #confidence, and 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻… 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗦𝗘 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬𝗗𝗔𝗬, 𝗺𝘆 𝟭𝟮-𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬!😍💫 𝗗𝗠 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀! 💕 . . . . . . . #mindsetcoaching #strongmind #strongmindset #strongwomen #strongmom #momlife #boymom #girlmom #strongasamother #kingdomfitness #healthyliving #selfcare #chooseyoueveryday #choosehappiness #momsmatter #happymomhappylife #hotmessmom #momandme #lovemotherhood #mompreneur #arbonneindependantconsultant #30daystohealthyliving #intentionality #mindovermatter

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PHYLLICIA BONANNO: Phyllicia’s platform is one of the BEST you can follow at this time in lockdown and the conundrum of uncertainty, losses, and much more. Her meditative soundbaths and yoga flows are absolutely wonderful for winding down after a tough workout, right before you go to bed, or honestly, just ANY time when you need a breather! She has absolutely radiant energy that will both prompt you to tune into your body and gain more awareness of the environment and solitude around you at the same time!

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💗I’ve always been an artist at heart. We all are artist in a sense but I was literally was born with the gift of drawing, painting- being able to create with my hands what I could see with my eyes and mind. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I have my bachelors and masters in fine art painting. When I went to college for painting I really had to sit in my own muck in order to discover my true voice. Starting the process of creating is easy, but to really evaluate what it is that you are actually creating and put it into words is work. It’s interesting how teachers- any kind of teacher can tell when you aren’t working at fullest potential or utilizing your true strengths. And the worst part is that I am a teacher, a yoga teacher as well as an art teacher. So I can see what my own teachers see. It’s a process, a journey, a necessary struggle. It took time to peel away to reveal my voice and true light. And then being able to take that light and transfer it to paper or canvas. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Yoga is the same. It is an outlet for me. A way of releasing what no longer serves me and making room for all the love I am worthy of. A moving art. An expression of my true self. But as beautiful as it is, it is still a process of self discovery. It is a journey that looks and feels different for everybody. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Yoga fills me up the same way painting does. Both are full body, mind and soul experiences that bring me peace. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Wearing @aloyoga⁣ ⁣⁣ 💗

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MILDRED S.: Millie is SUCH an incredible YouTuber to follow, though her Instagram is absolutely beautiful too! She breaks down fitness tactics and advice into relatively elementary-style information that can be implemented into any type of routine–I love her bodyweight workouts so much! Not only is Millie well-versed in getting shredded and building muscle, but she is also an oncology registered nurse. TOTALLY for anyone who has a passion for science and investing their knowledge and energy into improving our nation’s medical system!

DJ TOWNSEL: YAY to more yoga recommendations! DJ Townsel was amongst one of the best because of his freestyle yoga routines and the lovely settings he immerses himself in. However, he’s also SUPER fit with the weight training and plyometric-like exercises in some of his videos as well, which is fabulously inspiring! Something about his energy is very grounding and spiritually empowering, which only elevates how important health and wellness are. Plus, him and his significant other Jamie are SUCH a beautiful, beautiful couple who take the most breathtaking yoga pictures!

LAURYN MOSS: TikTok has surprised me with the amount of phenomenal, practical, and realistic fitness influencers present there, and Lauryn Moss is amongst the best. She is very outspoken on the cesspool of misinformation and silly, if not dangerous, TikTok wellness trends and clickbaity titles and videos to execute a message that seems healthy, but is represented in a skewed manner. I love how Lauryn showcases videos of herself performing both her CrossFit training sessions and cute dances with clarified messages of what we should ACTUALLY incorporate into our daily lives to achieve our fitness goals, plus what we can afford to dismantle in the wellness space!

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Why I Critique People Who Post Clickbait Titles… in the fitness industry #chloeting #blogilates #moodflip

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Week off of training because of crazy circumstances… BUT WE BACK BB #workoutroutine #workoutathome #workoutoftheday #fitness

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DR. MIKE DIAMONDS: Like many, I am extremely interested in people who integrate their wealth of knowledge of the sciences into the wellness and fitness spaces–Dr. Mike Diamonds was someone I saw in a few channels I follow, but I never got around to watching his videos until months ago! His content is very well-edited and attentive to many details. Even me, who would NEVER compete if my life depended on it, actually enjoyed watching his whole process of entering fitness competitions! Who would have thought?!

DEJANE.FITNESS: Oh my golly, I LOVE Dejane’s Instagram! Her feed is loaded with all kinds of outstanding workouts you can keep in the back of your pocket if you’re in a pinch, as well as other cute selfies with inspiring and optimistic captions. She’s a NASM certified personal trainer with hidden gems to improve your progress and mindset while continuing to train. Moreover, it’s absolutely fantastic that her workout programs are self-guided and customizeable towards your necessities, stats, and goals!

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⁣𝐁𝐔𝐋𝐊𝐘 𝐀𝐁𝐒‼ 🤩 😂⠀ ⠀ ❌ Weak definition 🔥⠀ ✅ Center Blocks 😎⠀ —————————————————————⠀ 🔥KEY TO BUILDING through BODYWEIGHT⠀ ⠀ Fun Fact is: I initially built the bulk in my abs through body weight exercises!!!!! ⠀ ⠀ Hard to believe? I KNOW, but I would never steer y’all wrong. ⠀ The KEY to bigger abs lies in TUT( time under tension) ⠀ ⠀ This simply means that the longer your abs are firing and contracting, the more they are able to break down and repair into a bigger form🙌🏽 ⠀ ⠀ So, to improve your ab game: Start incorporating at least TWO exercises that keep your abs contracted throughout the entire amount of reps / period of time during your ab circuits.⠀ ⠀ Here are THREE of my faves that I add to my circuits pretty often. They will BURN nonetheless 🥵🔥, but that’s how you know it’s working. 🙌🏽⠀ ⠀ #Mondaymotivation ⠀ —————————————————————⠀ 🔥 ADD 2/3 to a Circuit 🔥⠀ 𝐎𝐑⠀ 🔥 Complete 2-3 Rounds x30 sec 🔥🥵⠀ ⠀ 1⃣ Bicycle crunches ⠀ 2⃣ The ‘21’ Crunch ⠀ 3⃣ Hollow Rock⠀ —————————————————————⠀ For my biggest tip on how to structure your ab circuits for the best results➡ Comment “CENTERBLOCKS🔥”

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⁣Sunday Blessings 😍🤟🏽 ⠀ ⠀ We’re here, We’re alive and We’re thriving. 🤩⠀ ⠀ That being said, Let’s be better this week! ⠀ Whether this means increasing productivity, working out more, eating better, being nicer, reminding yourself of your blessings more often, or improving that aspect of yourself that isn’t the most pleasant🤷🏽‍♀️ Let’s DO IT. ⠀ ⠀ Btw, I’m grateful for all of you and how sweet y’all are. ♥ Keep spreading the positive vibes. 🥰🤞🏽⠀ ⠀ 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒓 & 𝑪𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝑩𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒕⠀ *all exercises should be performed back to back with a 30-60 sec break after each round.*⠀ ____________________________________________________⠀ 🔥 𝑻𝑯𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝑹𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑫𝑺🔥⠀ 1⃣ Mountain Climbers (60 total)⠀ Keep your booty down as much as possible and engage your core. 💪🏽⠀ ⠀ 2⃣ Inchworm to Push Up (8 reps)⠀ Get about 4 touches in with each walk out and hit that tricep push with your arms close to your body. ⠀ Progress: Add a hip or tuck jump on after walking back in. ⠀ ⠀ 3⃣ Walking Plank to Plank Jacks (8 reps)⠀ Try to keep your booty down here to to engage your core more. ⠀ ⠀ 4⃣ Tricep Push Ups (10 reps)⠀ Your arms should pinched to your side and you want to extend all the way up.⠀ ____________________________________________________

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Follow them all! P.S. Black lives STILL matter. P.S.S. We still need to arrest Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove.


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