Top 20 Fitness Influencers

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Senior Executive
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We are well into 2020 and we know that everybody is on a 'new year, new me' mission (us included!), so we thought we'd make things a little easier for you. Whether you are someone that swears by new years resolutions or you just want to improve your health and fitness, we have compiled a list of some of the best fitness influencers around.

Last year, we gave you a list of ‘10 of the Best Fitness Vloggers to Follow in 2019’, but this year, Instagram fitness influencers seem to have taken the online world by storm so that, combined with fitness apps and YouTube, there is no room for excuses when it comes to working out!

Whether you're a gym-goer or a home-body, our list of fitness influencers will make exercising that bit more enjoyable wherever you choose to do it.

So, without further ado, here are our top 20 fitness influences on Instagram and social media that you need to follow this year.

1. Joe Wicks

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Joe Wicks, also known as The Body Coach has taken the fitness and nutrition industry by storm with his world-famous 15-minute meals and 90 Day Plan.

Trying to banish fad diets, Joe is on a mission to help everybody lead a fit and healthy lifestyle without having to go hungry. Sign us up!

Now one of the most followed fitness accounts on Instagram, Joe uses his social media platform to share his favourite recipes, quick workouts as well as client transformation pics.

2. Chessie King

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Kick off the new year feeling positive, motivated and inspired with Chessie King.

Chessie is the Queen of Instagram right now - she is killing it! Empowering women of all shapes and sizes, Chessie encourages having a healthy relationship with your body.

Whilst exercising and working out is extremely important, particularly for your heart health and mental wellbeing. Chessie is a firm believer in body positivity, being proud of your body and what it has achieved.

Chessie uses her voice and Instagram for the greater good; to boast body confidence and help others feel comfortable in their own skin.

Follow Chessie if you're after a boost of inspiration and positivity to help kick start your fitness journey.

3. James Haskell

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As a former sportsman, James knows all there is to know about health and fitness. Putting his rugby player past behind him, James has become a well-known fitness influencer.

Having launched his very own health and fitness brand, 'James Haskell Health and Fitness', James promotes leading a healthier lifestyle. James encourages eating the right foods, believing that nutrition is just as important as exercise and has a number of informative books to help you do just that.

Paired with his wife, Chloe Madeley - who is a personal trainer and a nutritionist - the pair are a fitness force to be reckoned with.

4. Carly Rowena

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Doing it for all the mum’s out there, Carly Rowena is your go-to Instagram fitness influencer.

With a widely followed Instagram feed and YouTube channel, Carly often posts a variety of at-home workouts as well as exercises that can be done in the gym. As well as posting lots of free content, for those of you that want to up your game and feel the burn, Carly also has an e-book, the 'Get Gorgeous Guide' as well as a variety of workout cards.

If you have started the year expecting a little bundle of joy but are still eager to stay fit, fear not as Carly has got you covered as she also has a range of pregnancy workout cards.

5. Gemma Atkinson

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Famously known for her pivotal role within the health and fitness industry, Gemma is the author of The Ultimate Body Plan, helping others to achieve their fitness goals.

Throughout her pregnancy, Gemma proved that women can still train, workout and stay healthy. Now, as a first time mum and a well-known Instagram fitness influencer, Gemma regularly documents her fitness journey as she goes through her postpartum recovery.

Gemma often posts simple and easy to follow workout videos and proves that parents can still find the time to exercise. Whilst posting about all things health and fitness, Gemma is also very realistic and shows that she still likes to relax, eat good food and enjoy life.

6. Lucy Mecklenburgh

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Originally making her name as a TV personality, Lucy has gone on to become one of the most popular Instagram fitness influencers in the UK.

Making her mark in the fitness and nutrition industry, Lucy is the proud owner and CEO of one of the UK’s leading online fitness platforms, Results With Lucy, which has undergone a fabulous rebrand and is now known as Results, Wellness, Lifestyle.

The online platform is a subscription service offering a supportive community, unlimited support from fitness coaches, live fitness classes, nutrition advice and over 1000 workouts. As well as this, Lucy also regularly posts workout videos, recipes and shares her top tips to her Instagram feed as well as to RWL.

7. The Lean Machines

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Best friends Leon Bustin and John Chapman are personal trainers and nutritionists, using their online social media profiles on Instagram and YouTube to promote health and fitness.

As leaders in the fitness industry, the duo take to their joint Instagram account to share videos of their workout routines that can be done at home or at the gym, as well as posting fitness videos and nutritional advice to their YouTube channel.

As new dads, the pair also show it is possible to lead a healthy and active life whilst being parents. They share their top tips on how to workout when you have a baby, how to workout on the go, on holiday or even when you are road-tripping through New Zealand.

8. Ellie Hoad

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If you’re looking for health tips, easy to follow workout routines and fashionable activewear, look no further than online fitness guru, Ellie Hoad.

Alongside posting regular workout videos which can be done both at the gym and at home, Ellie also shares an array of delicious-looking recipes which are healthy and nutritious.

9. P M A C Fitness

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Peter Mac, or as he is more famously known, PMAC Fitness is a well-known celebrity personal trainer and one of the UK’s top fitness influencers on Instagram.

With years of experience, Peter knows all there is about health and fitness. Sharing videos with clients such as Rochelle Humes, Peter provides his followers with simple yet effective workout routines as well as his top tips for a healthy lifestyle.

PMAC Fitness is the perfect fitness influencer if you’re looking for motivation to train harder or want to improve your lifestyle in general.

10. Davina McCall

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Shocking thousands by her rather impressive figure, Davina is an inspiration to women of all ages. Now, she is the proud owner of Own Your Goals Davina, an online gym providing access to a workout and meal planner as well as recipes and a range of online classes.

Taking to Instagram Davina posts videos of a variety of at-home workout routines as well as videos of encouragement and motivation. As well as sharing her love and enjoyment of fitness, Davina also advocates self-care and rest days.

11. Alice Liveing

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Alice Liveing is one of the UK’s leading female fitness Instagram influencers and we can absolutely see why!

With a wide range of informative books and as a monthly columnist for Women’s Health magazine, Alice is always on top of the latest trends within the health and fitness industry.

Alice regularly posts quick and easy-to-follow workout videos to her Instagram feed, as well as a range of delicious-looking recipes. Alongside this, Alice is keen to look and feel her best when training, so has launched her very own range of active wear with Primark.

12. Bradley Simmonds

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As a well-known celebrity personal trainer, Bradley Simmonds has trained the likes of Caroline Flack and Roman Kemp.

Putting his passion for all things health and fitness online, Bradley has become one of the most well-known fitness influencers on Instagram. Whether you are a regular at the gym or stick to exercising at home, Bradley’s feed has a whole host of workout routines that you can do wherever you are!

13. Matt Does Fitness

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Matt is a well-known Instagram fitness influencer and vlogger.

Taking to Instagram, Matt regularly shares a variety of workout videos for his followers to try out as well as keeping them updated on his progress.

As well as Instagram, Matt also posts to YouTube where he films an array of fitness and eating challenges.

14. Sarah Jayne Dunn

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Hollyoaks' Sarah Jayne Dunn has taken to Instagram and is fast becoming a sought-after fitness influencer.

What began as getting into shape for her wedding, Sarah has found a love for training and exercising. Sarah regularly posts to Instagram, sharing videos of her favourite workouts which can be done at home as well as at the gym. Proving that parents can still workout and be healthy, Sarah’s social media profiles are a warm, encouraging space for all.

15. Lucy Wyndham Read

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From serving in the British Army to working as a personal trainer for the likes of YouTube sensation Anna Saccone-Joly, Lucy Wyndham-Read is one of the UK’s leading fitness influencers.

Using Instagram and YouTube to share her famous seven-minute workout videos, one of which amassed over 46 million views - making it the most-liked fitness video on the platform. Keeping her followers motivated, Lucy is passionate about making exercise for everybody.

16. Tom Daley

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As a world-renowned Olympic diver, Tom Daley is a hugely popular fitness influencer and is using his social media platforms to motivate and inspire others.

Tom posts images and videos of his intense training for the upcoming Olympics as well as some of his favourite meals to feed himself and his family - from muscle recovery meals to starting your day the right way.

17. Grace Beverley

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In 2019, Grace Beverley quite literally took the entire health and fitness industry by storm with the creation of her three businesses. B_ND, TALA and the Shreddy app combine affordability with sustainability whilst helping everybody achieve their fitness goals.

Across her personal and business social media accounts, Grace shares a variety of workout videos for fans to follow and try out at home or at the gym as well as motivational posts.

18. Ryan Libbey

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Following his success as a reality TV star, Ryan has gone on to use his widely followed social media platforms to focus on health and fitness. With a degree in Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition, it is no wonder that Ryan has become a popular Instagram fitness influencer.

Heavily motivated by helping others, Ryan is a trainer and often takes to Instagram to share workout routines that can be done at home, the gym or in a hotel room on holiday. Alongside his girlfriend Louise Thompson, Ryan helps with Live Like Louise, a personalised nutrition and science-backed fitness plan.

19. Cat Meffan

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Cat is a much-loved health, wellness and fitness influencer. Extremely relatable and not at all unrealistic, Cat has found ways to exercise that are more appealing to her and her needs.

Passionate about yoga, Cat is now a yoga teacher and has even organised her own yoga retreats. She regularly posts yoga tutorials as well as how to practice mindfulness and a variety of other workout videos. Cat is a one-stop-shop for all things health, nutrition, wellness and self-care.

20. Alexandra Cane

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Alexandra took to Instagram to show off her incredible transformation leaving fans wanting to know more. Having recently launched her very own fitness platform, Alexandra has teamed up with her personal trainer to create Alexandra’s Happy Body Plan.

Aiming to help people achieve their fitness dreams in just 90 days, Alexandra’s Happy Body Plan provides its users with 10-minute HIIT workouts, healthy and delicious eating plans as well as a whole lot of support and motivation.

Well, there we have it! What a bunch, hey?

Those are our top fitness influencers on Instagram and social media that we think you should follow if you’re in need of a bit of motivation to get 2020 started.

For more information on working with health and fitness influencers, please contact our influencer team on 0203 9580 427 or email contact@influencermatchmaker.co.uk.