The health and fitness industry is continuing to grow at a rapid rate and many will argue that influencers have played a massive part in this. With fitness influencers continuing to pop up around the world, everyday people of all shapes and sizes are able to access anything from tasty recipes to full home workouts on social media.
Providing a new way to workout and get fit and healthy, we’ve listed some of the biggest names that are continuing to inspire and motivate millions.
Here are 10 of the best fitness vloggers to follow in 2019 or if you want more, check out our post on the 'Top 20 Fitness Influencers' to follow in 2020!
OFFICIALTHENX - 2,301,932 Subscribers
As the official face behind the popular fitness YouTube channel, OFFICIALTHENX, Chris Heria is huge in the world of calisthenics.
Having been in the industry for over 10 years, Chris is now the Founder and CEO of the fitness programme ThenX, a workout routine involving calisthenics and weights. He has also founded the Calisthenics Academy, The Miami Trainer and co-founded the Calisthenic Evolution Institute. As a result, he is now a leader in his field and millions of bodybuilding and fitness fans religiously watch his workout videos.
As a BarStarzz sponsored athlete and with over 2 million YouTube subscribers, his channel is full of calisthenics workout videos for people of all abilities. Each programme is said to include proven techniques and ‘fresh daily workouts’ that help you to keep at the top of your game. Even if you’re not into weight training, Chris makes it look easy and provides something that anyone can try.
Kayla Itsines - 274,407 YouTube Subscribers
Kayla Itsines is an Australian personal trainer, author and entrepreneur. Having trained professionally for several years, she claims to have helped millions of women on their health and fitness journeys.
Best-known for her ‘Bikini Body Guides’, best-selling books and hugely popular fitness app, Kayla is one of the most influential fitness vloggers. Whether you’re looking for a new gym routine or a quick home workout, Kayla creates flexible programmes that can be followed online by anyone. Both her BBG and BBG stronger programmes include audio cues, warm-ups and new challenges so you can train when and how you want.
Besides launching her own successful fitness empire, Kayla has also become a huge fitness model. As a result, she topped Forbes’ list of Top Fitness Influencers and appears amongst The Time’s top 30 most influential people on the internet.
Nikki Blackketter - 723,244 subscribers
As one of the original ambassadors for fitness clothing company, GymShark, and supplement company, Cellucor, Nikki Blackketter is one of the best female fitness influencers online today.
Whilst her channel mostly consists of videos around weight loss, bodybuilding and home workouts, Nikki also uses her YouTube profile to share an insight into her personal life. However, as one of the original fitness vloggers, she is still a go-to for anyone looking to build a booty and get in great shape.
With over 700k YouTube subscribers and 1.9 million Instagram followers, many women continue to turn to the popular fitness model for inspiration and motivation. As a result, her 2017 net worth was estimated to be tipping over $750,000 just from her fitness deals alone.
The Body Coach - 580,435 YouTube Subscribers
Describing himself as a man on a mission to rescue people from ‘the awful dieting industry’, Joe Wicks is known by millions as The Body Coach.
Having spent several years as a personal trainer, Joe Wicks is now one of the country’s biggest fitness influencers. In under five years, he has created a huge online following, released a number of best-selling cookbooks and secured many product endorsements with leading brands. Not bad for a guy who shot to fame by shouting at his phone in Snapchat videos.
Helping people of all ages to have a healthy lifestyle, Joe is best-known for his 90-day body transformation plan. The plan includes doing four high-intensity workouts a week, drinking lots of water and eating three protein heavy meals every day. If you follow this for three months, you’re guaranteed a total transformation. Doesn’t sound like much, but millions of people are getting on board and Joe is continuing to be a leading face in the fitness industry.
Jeff Nippard - 872,893 YouTube Subscribers
As a professional bodybuilder and coach, Jeff Nippard is a popular fitness vlogger who uses his videos to share his training tips and techniques.
Since first competing as a professional bodybuilder when he was just 19-years-old, Jeff has devoted his whole life to health and fitness. Having gone on to study biochemistry before starting his YouTube channel, Jeff combines his expertise and experience to create informative content around nutrition, training and general fitness. As a result, he has gained over 800,000 YouTube subscribers and huge respect within the fitness world.
If you want to learn more about the science behind the most effective ways to train different areas of your body, he provides in-depth videos that explain it all. He has also been known to debunk fitness trends and provide an honest insight into what really works and what doesn’t.
The Lean Machines - 427,463 YouTube Subscribers
John Chapman and Leon Bustin are the two personal trainers, nutritionists and YouTube sensations that make up ‘The Lean Machines’
With over 12.5 million online views, these two best friends have set out to show the world that getting fit and healthy can be fun. Their channel is full of great workout tips, mouth-watering recipes and appearances from well-known celebrities like Tom Daley and Jamie Oliver.
Besides publishing their own recipe book, the duo has built an impressive online presence by creating entertaining vlogs on fitness, eating well and crazy fitness challenges. So whether you’re looking to improve your flexibility, diet or perhaps try something new, they will most likely have a video for you.
Carly Rowena - 413,089 YouTube Subscribers
After spending years in a job that she hated, Carly Rowena turned to YouTube and subsequently became one of the country’s biggest fitness vloggers.
Having started her channel with the simple hope of a career change, Carly quickly realised that her love for fitness had given her a chance to try something new and share her passion with the world. Now she has over 400k YouTube subscribers, 152k Instagram followers and teaches around the world.
Referring to herself as ‘the girl next door who never wants to turn down a meal’, Carly is an inspiration to women of all ages. Her laid-back approach to meals and easy-to-follow workout routines are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
Now an expecting mother and leading fitness vlogger, she continues to share her workouts with her fans whilst documenting this exciting new chapter.
Jennifer Selter - 106,412 YouTube Subscribers
Having started her fitness journey whilst in high-school, Jen Selter has become one of America’s biggest fitness models and vloggers.
Showcasing her love for fitness through her social media channels, Jen has inspired millions of women to try new workouts and live a healthy lifestyle. With her main goal being to simply motivate people to reach their full potential, she has now become a leading face within the fitness industry and a popular name amongst the younger generation.
Whilst a lot of attention is focused around her rear, Jen tries to show her followers that the importance lies in feeling healthy, not just looking good. As a result, both her website and YouTube channel are full of great videos for all different kinds of workouts. From tips on how to stay fit whilst travelling, to tasty snacks ideas, there is something for everyone.
Cat Meffan - 61,634 YouTube Subscribers
Believing that fitness is about more than just having muscles and mass, Cat Meffan is an inspiring fitness vlogger who wants to help others to live a happy and healthy life.
Looking to support her followers in making a positive change in their lives, Cat uses her channel to share healthy recipes, review the best products and share her personal fitness journey. This includes creating videos around teaching yoga and trying new things that improve her fitness.
By providing honest and open reviews into some of the best fitness products and classes out there, Cat is loved by millions. Her fans turn to her not only for advice on how to get fit but on what works and what is simply a fad.
If you’re curious about how you can live a healthier lifestyle or are looking for some all-round fitness inspiration, Cat Meffan is the one to follow.
Lucy Mecklenburgh - 11,569 YouTube Subscribers
Former TOWIE-star turned fitness guru, Lucy Mecklenburgh is still one of the most popular fitness influencers today.
Having started as one of the first celebrities to launch their own fitness brand and business, Lucy has continued to be a leading advocate for health and fitness. Helping women to lose weight, get healthier and improve their fitness, Lucy has made a huge impact online. From sharing healthy recipe ideas to filming her fun-filled workout routines, she has now built her very own fitness empire.
As the face behind ‘Get Fit With Lucy and Result with Lucy’, the first online-only personal training and nutrition service, Lucy is an inspiration for women across the country. With her fitness programme, women can access exclusive meal plans and exercise routines that you can do at home.
Besides launching her own fitness companies, Lucy has released a book called ‘Be Body Beautiful’ that aims to inspire fans to be body confident and beautiful. Using not only her time but her elevated platform to promote body confidence, it’s easy to see why Lucy is loved by millions.