Inside Scoop: Elevate your workouts and get inspired with these 15 best fitness trainers and apps.
We’ll never forget our first workout routine; it was Cindy Crawford’s The Next Workout Challenge on VHS cassette. That was released back in 1993 (or 25 years ago, woah!).
It used to be easy, you walk into a store and you probably had a handful of options to choose from. Did you want to tone your abs, your arms, your legs? There was an easy option for it. No fancy program names or equipment.
These days not only do you have thousands of options, but new, better and shorter workout routines and programs seem to be popping up everywhere. From Circuit, HIIT, CrossFit, Barre, Kettlebell to resistance training programs, dynamic strength-training, static strength-training… Wait aren’t those the same thing? What’s the difference?
In reality, it doesn’t matter which workout you choose as long as you’re moving your body, stretching and breathing, that’s all that matters for your health.
To make it easy for you, we have rounded up some of our favourite and best fitness trainers and apps to follow for everyday fitspiration.
BEST FITNESS TRAINERS TO START FOLLOWING TODAY:
1) FIT FOODIE FINDS
If you aren’t following Fit Foodie Finds, you might want to head on over to Lee’s Instagram account and check it out. First, your mouth is going to start drooling, because this girl is cooking up the most delicious food creations ever! Second, Lee (owner of fitfoodiefinds.com) is a yoga sculpt instructor living in Minneapolis, who has so many different online workout programs that fit anything you’re looking for, or anything you’re looking to tone. She also offers up a lot of free videos.
2) KAYLA ITSINES
One of the hottest names in fitness, Kayla Itsines is a powerhouse when it comes to online exercise programs. She has an amazing and affordable workout platform and offers up your daily videos for only $4.61/ week. Kayla also offers simple 28-minutes or less videos that you can learn to get leaner without weights or hitting a gym.
3) SJANA ELISE
Sjana, AKA SJ is an Aussie yogi who designs amazing flow classes to help you tighten, strengthen and tone. Her BAM 2.0 program is just what you might be looking for if you want to work on your flow from the comfort of your home sanctuary. Sjana also has an amazing blog that’s all things yogi, positive mindset, and how to stay healthy and happy.
4) ANNA VICTORIA
Body Love with Anna Victoria is a fitness and wellness experience that focuses on high intensity workouts, healthy and balanced eating practices designed to get you results, all while helping you love yourself and your body every step of the way. You can get started for less than $5/ week and her Body Love Babe trial is FREE!
5) AMANDA BISK
Amanda Bisk is a pole vaulter who got diagnosed with chronic fatigue and down her long road to recovery she realized that you need to focus on the body, your nutrition AND the mind to have optimal health. Her philosophy that ‘your workout doesn’t have to break you’ allowed her to develop flexibility combined with fitness programs. You can buy one off series (start at the beginning) or buy all the programs that take you through 20 weeks of classes. She also has plenty of free guides and resources to help you incorporate flexibility and fitness into your life.
6) TONE IT UP
Tone it up is a really amazing online studio that offers nutrition plans as well as daily workouts, an app, and programs to help you live your healthiest life! Sign up to their platform and follow the steps, download their app and figure out if Tone It Up fits into your life today.
HBFIT is a really cool space to learn and educate about nutrition and fitness, and see what’s going on in the big bad world of health. HBFIT also has their own line of powders and fitness drinks so you can always stay at the top of your fitness game.
8) EMILY SKYE FIT
Emily Skye Fit’s experience with body image issues, insecurities and perfectionism led her to create an online fitness platform that inspires women to love their body and to get fit and healthy. Her programs use HIIT, stretching and strength training and you can do it all for $20/ month from the comfort of your living room. She also offers a free 7-day trail (so you can check it out, you know) and just look at the testimonials!
9) BASE BODY BABES
Base Body Babes is a network of likeminded women who aim to get healthier, fitter, and take on a program that can be maintained daily. They use weight training and good nutrition so you can live your healthiest life, and for only $10/ week.
10) JILLIAN MICHAELS
Of course Jillian Michaels is a fitness guru, so it makes sense that she would make this list! Jillian is one of your hardcore fitness instructors that sculpts, tones, and motivates the crap out of you to get your butt fit. Jillian also has plenty of different options, whether you want a book, videos, training, or even to listen to her podcast for motivation.
11) JESSAMYN STANLEY
Jessamyn’s into yoga a lot like everyone else is out there. She knows how it feels to start off in an intense class and feel like you’re way out of your realm. But, with some practice and patience the obsession became real! Jessamyn also shows you that every body is a yoga body! You can check her out here, and check out her online classes.
12) THE STRONG MOVEMENT
Strong is the new skinny! The Strong Movement is all about sisterhood. Getting strong, fit, and healthy is their main purpose. Strong Body & Strong Mind is their motto, and they believe that personal growth is at the core of healthy living. The Strong Movement has workouts, active wear, free exercises, workshops and a membership program.
13) HEALTHY GLOW.CO
Remember Lee from Fit Foodie Finds? Well she’s partnered up with Monique from Ambitious Kitchen (one of our favourite food blogs BTW) to bring you the Healthy Glow Collective. We crush on these girls and their blogs so hard because they understand what balance is all about. Not pushing yourself too hard, taking time to recover, eating healthy, but loving the food you eat as well. Not only do we love their philosophies, but their workouts are simple and fun!
14) YOGA STUDIO APP
It’s been rated the #1 Yoga App and for a reason. With over 25 hours of ready-made video classes and over 280 poses (beginner to advanced), this app goes with your everywhere. You can choose one of the available classes or even a focus strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance or a combination, or even create your own. At only $1.99/month or $19.99/year it’s one of the best ways to start with yoga anywhere, anytime and you can get a 2-week free trial.
15) FIT BOTTOMED GIRLS
It started as a simple blog and is now reaching millions of women (and men!). The Fit Bottomed Girls focus on exercise that is enjoyable and they’ve grown offer motivation, meal plans, music playlists and even a podcast. Their focus has always remained the same and it’s that “fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes, and that you’re more than the number on the scale”. Check out their awesome 10-in-4 challenge here.
Looking for a simple quick start HIIT Program that you can do anywhere? Grab your list of 40+ exercises for upper body, lower body, core & cardio below.