It’s that time of year again when we dig out our dusty trainers from the back of the cupboard and vow to be the very best of who we can be. But where do you start? It's all about taking those small steps to progress. Perhaps the easiest place to start is somewhere that you look every day – social media. If a health post comes up on your feed every day then maybe it’s a little easier to make that vow to be the better you.
So here’s our list of the top 5 movers and shakers in the health and fitness world of social media.
The Pocket PT - Courtney D Black
Courtney has been a personal trainer for over 5 years and has a rapidly rising following on Instagram. She focuses on healthy eating without restrictive diets, weight workouts and 12 week health and fitness programmes. She even has a new book hitting the shelves in the new year – the Pocket PT.
The Aussie - Kayla Itsines
Kayla Itsines is an Australian personal fitness trainer who has a mission to help women achieve their ideal bodies and be happy and more confident. She established her app SWEAT with daily workouts and recipe guides and quickly established a community of over 10 million women worldwide. In 2007 her fitness app became the highest grossing fitness app ever. Her Instagram feed shows before and after pics of her followers to promote the program’s effectiveness.
MasterChef – Greg Wallace
Greg Wallace of Masterchef fame, has had a personal transformation in the last two years, going from overweight to lean and losing 4 stone in the process. He’s banished the sticky toffee puds and now has his own fitness website where you can follow recipes and fitness plans. He employs a set of experts, from nutritionists and psychologist, to turn your diet and fitness around. As one of the cheapest plans out there and with a wealth of recipes that are not too restrictive, it’s ideal for the over 45s wanting to change from the mum and dad bods acquired in lockdown.
The Mummy Blogger - Emily Skye
Anyone looking to get back into shape after pregnancy should head over to Emily Skye. She stresses the importance of setting realistic goals and a role model to women who want to continue exercising whilst they are pregnant.
We couldn’t let this list go without a mention of the Body Coach. He’s seen us through lockdown with his personal PE sessions and even managed to do so with a broken wrist. Hat’s off. With 5 million followers, he’s all about eating healthily and exercising regularly to get into top shape. He;s famous for his “Lean in 15” cookbook series and offers a 90 day programme with numerous workout activities and recipes.