10 Instagram Accounts To Get You In Shape

Workout and diet advice from social media's finest

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As well as browsing the feeds of ultra-rich socialites and professional gamblers, Instagram is an ideal place to finally get your new fitness regime off the ground, with a host of dedicated workout sites on hand, all offering advice on how to look a bit more like Brad Pitt. We're not talking those soft-lit, heavy-filter accounts where your local club bouncer poses in his Hollister tracksuit bottoms, either. We're talking about the very best of the Internet's motivational fitness accounts, from Esquire's personal trainer to a former NFL player and The Rock. Read through the below, then go pick up something heavy.

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1 | For Calisthenics

A group of Californian fitness enthusiasts displaying the core strength and balance we could only hope for in our personal lives.


2| For Yoga

Carson Clay Calhoun describes himself as a 'Rocket Yogi' and while we're not quite sure what that means, his physics-defying feed makes us feel bad about not being able to touch our toes. He's also billed as a comedian, which lends the whole thing a slightly reassuring tongue-in-cheek air.

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3 | For Squats

As a former coal miner turned gym owner, now working with Arnold Schwarzenegger, we're inclined to believe Cory Gregory knows what he's talking about when it comes to bending down awkwardly.


4 | For Weight-Loss

The "Body Coach" offers a 90-day fat-loss workout regime. If you can get over the shouting on his recipe videos, there's also a good meal or two in there as well.  


5 | For An Action Hero Physique

When he's not filming car chases or shoot-outs, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is clearly a bit of a gym buff. His Instagram feed is a mix of Hollywood glitz and sweaty dumbells, alongside motivational workout mantras such as 'Don't tri and get bi, or you'll get delt with and trapt'. 


6 | For Changing Your Routine

Esquire's personal trainer Harry Jameson wants to shake-up your fitness regime. We're not saying it won't hurt.


7 | For NFL Insights

Former Baltimore Ravens team member Curtis Williams shows you how to run, bend and pull things to a hip-hop soundtrack. Includes the occasional reminder to "mentally prepare then physically dominate".


8 | For Jumping Up Things

Apparently Ben Booker's ninja-style skills are good for backs and shoulders. Not one to try if you struggle jumping out of bed.


9 | For Flexibility

If you can see past the meggins and the manbun, there's a lot to learn from the way Hunter Cook combines flexibility training with weights. His bulldog also makes the occasional appearance. 


10 | For Celebrity Endorsements

If you want to see what 50 Cent gets up to in the gym, Jay Cardiello's feed is the blog for you. Thankfully we don't get to hear any of Fiddy's music in amongst the workout tips and diet advice. 


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