Everyone promises to lose weight or get fit in January, but by February most of us are reaching for the chips and plopping on the couch to watch TV. Luckily, some people have more inner strength – follow these fitness Instagram accounts to keep motivated all year long.
@meganjoy.m, 82,000+ followers
Megan is South African but based in Dubai, and she’s one of the most followed accounts because her poses are elegant, graceful and look extremely difficult. Her fitness focus is on crossfit, yoga and calisthenics.
@healthyhoffy, 27,000+ followers
This week i celebrate my eighth anniversary of living in the Middle East! I arrived into a new culture/religion as a teeeeny tiny blonde 20 year old from the other side of the world! I never ever could have imagined how incredible this journey would be! Thank you thank you thank yoooou to all the amazing people i have met along the way who have made this experience absolutely unforgettable! UAE I YOU
The UAE-based blogger does intense weights, calisthenics, and all sorts of poses we can’t even begin to understand. She’s also the global education director at the World Calisthenics Organization, so fitness is her profession. When you see what she’s doing at the gym, it’ll make you realize that half an hour on the treadmill isn’t something to complain about.
@hd_fitness, 15,000+ followers
You can be anyone you want be... Be It instead of just wanting to! -HD #startyourresolutiontoday Photoshoot for my #goldenyear with the amazing @mokophotography @inashammoud Tap on photo for outfit details, double tap to show some #instagramfitness #pilates #balancedbody @balanced_body #aloyoga @aloyoga @lurvsportswear #fitnessphotoshoots #womenshealth @womenshealthmag @shape @selfmagazine #legday #reformerpilates #pilates #yoga #barre #tone #strength #jeddah #saudiarabia #bootcamp #hiit
Hala is a certified personal trainer in Saudi, her poses and exercises will leave you excited to get to the gym and feel the burn. You can email her for proper sports nutrition and guidance. She also hosts fitness events, which are great for motivation and making some gym buddies!
@tima_love_life, 10,000+ followers
This is really a Saudi sportswear brand, but they post a lot about active women and host events, so following this account is a sure way to keep up to date. It also doesn’t hurt that the women in their photos are #goals.
@alive_yogini, 1000+ followers
I've realized that it takes me a good few days to transition between an old and new year. A lot of work on letting go of what no longer serves took place in December, and it's been a blessing for me to sit down and just chill the last 3 days and let the universe do it's work. It is humbling to slow down, to observe, to surrender and just be then you witness magic! Be it energy shifts, be it found clarity, be it new wisdom. I found myself in handstand this evening, one inside a door frame, very much supported from all sides, and the thought in my head was, at this moment in time, this is my best work, this is my handstand, and it's a perfect one! #LetGo #SelfTrust #Surrender #Energy #LoveLife #AlwaysDoYourBest #TheFourAgreements #Yoga #Yogini #YogaJourney #YogaPractice #AdhoMukhaVrksasana #Handstand #Balance #Namaste
Aisha, based in Bahrain, is incredible at yoga and will make you want to dig out your yoga mat from the back of the closet. She also hosts yoga sessions for all ages – some specifically for kids, so keep checking for events you can go to.