Chances are, you're already following a slew of accounts—some inspiring, others informative, and even a few that are just plain entertaining. Also likely? Plenty of posts with quotes and sayings that are as cheesy as a sizzling slice of pizza. You know the kind, the ones peppered with hashtags like #fitspo, #selflove, #beautiful.
That's why you need to follow these accounts. Some are hilarious and others are just plain #facts. Either way, they're relatable and refreshing. And they'll make you want to work out for all the right reasons.
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The Instagram account for the American Council on Exercise delivers candid, real-talk mantras that will make you shout, "YES!" Plus, it provides #PROtips from ACE's network of certified health specialists.
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The Brooklyn-based yoga studio, a favorite of Girls star Zosia Mahmet, is not just for crunchy granola types. The hip-hop-inspired classes flow to some serious beats, and the studio's Instagram will remind you what a good time working out can be.
I created this photo a little bit ago and I definitely think it needs to be reposted. I see so many comments that say "I can never be fit like this, I love pizza too much." While of course you'll never look exactly like one person on Instagram, stop making excuses. Seriously. I'm pretty sure every girl you see on here loves some kind of unhealthy food - and I know I certainly indulge. But of course, there's a line. Stop making excuses and start working towards what you actually want. . Want to start on my exact workouts & 7 day meal plan?! You can find the link through my bio (@wayofgray) it works out to only 52 cents per workout, and it's 48 full length follow along workouts!
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Holistic nutritionist and personal trainer Sophie Gray is spreading a message we love across Instagram: Work out to feel good, grow strong, and be healthy. In addition to mantras, you'll find body-positive posts, workouts, and good-for-you eats.
You'll quickly discover that Agent Steven is not a fitness account, but his blunt posts remind you that your goals are within reach, you just have to work for them. (Feel free to scroll right past the Maseratis if that's not your thing.)
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The blog for luxury gym Equinox started an Instagram account at the end of 2014, and we're so grateful they did. The mantras and quotes will motivate you to lace up your sneakers and start moving, while also pointing out that your mindset is just as important as your workouts.
Yahoo Health's account is a great mix of healthy-living inspiration, food porn, and quotes from celebrities about loving your body and enjoying the process of getting healthy—without any of the cheese.
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You probably recognize Brett Hoebel from his work on NBC's The Biggest Loser. Follow his Instagram for real-talk mantras that will make you want to hustle. Bonus: You won't mind his martial arts-inspired workout videos in your feed either.
So...plan it RIGHT now before you go to bed. Pick a playlist or decide on a workout. Set out your clothes and shoes. Set your your alarm. Get excited and GET IT DONE!!! Tag your accountability partner!!!
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Fitness DVD queen and entrepreneur Chalene Johnson knows a thing or two about pumping people up. Her Instagram is no different. You can find candid, simple mantras to kick your motivation into high gear. (Plus, high-energy 15-second workout videos and healthy meals.)
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Known for their grueling, high-intensity workouts, the New York-based studio has an Instagram that mirrors its brand. You'll see behind-the-scenes shots of its members dripping in sweat in addition to the no-BS mantras like the one above from none other than Jay-Z.
This Huffington Post account is all about celebrity quotes. Follow for a gentle reminder that you can get through any tough time, need to spend more time on yourself, and not let fear stop you from pursuing your goals. All signs point to: Get that workout done.
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Fair warning: Some of the posts on Elite Daily's new wellness Instagram aren't exactly the most motivating (like this one, for example). But when it's not, it's totally relatable and refreshing. And when you do come across one of their fitness mantras, it's extra motivating.
Moody vs. Shaking your booty .... You decide the winner! This is why we call #dancecardio our #organic #zoloft! 😆 #DBbabes know the best way to start feeling better is to #movemore #shakeyourbooty #moveforyourmind #organiczoloft #alternitivemedicine #cardio #doitlikeadancer #dancefitness #feelbetter #moody #fitspo #inspiration #getupandgo #danceitout #shakeitoff
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Former Tracy Anderson Method trainer Katia Pryce's dance cardio workout is a blast, so it no surprise the studio's Instagram is fun and encouraging. We also love their post about why Lena Dunham is their fitness role model of the year: "Be the best version of what you already have, because that is 100 percent achievable, every time."