10 Boston Fitness Instagram Accounts to Follow Right Now

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Boston is home to so many gyms, workout studios, and fitness instructors that it can be overwhelming to not only figure out where to go, but also who to get your fitness motivation from.

Not that we’re complaining—we’re lucky to live in a city overflowing with inspiring people to turn to when we need advice or some inspiration to get moving.

To help bring some new workout routines, exercise techniques, and words of wisdom to your Instagram feed, we found ten Boston fitness accounts that are worth the follow.

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We live in a society that endorses the HUSTLE. The voices around us tell us… -run farther/jump higher/lift heavier/do more and only then you'll get your dream body -work harder/schmooze more/get in early and stay late and then you'll feel worthy at work -make more plans/fill your time with friends and maybe you'll feel a little less lonely ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What if we stopped spinning our wheels so hard and took a second to stop. Took a few moments each day to reframe how we see our lives. Get out of the hustle mind set and into the "live for my purpose" mindset. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's your regular practice of stopping and taking a second to regroup? What are things you wish you did? Leaving mine in the comments below! Meditation? Journalling? Reading? Working out? Having deep conversations with soul friends? Giving your time and resources to those who need it?

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1. Christie Wang

Christie Wang is a pilates instructor who has a home studio in Cambridge and also teaches at North End Yoga, Burn Fitness, and Equinox Franklin Street. Her feed is filled with different stretches, pilates routines, and more that will make you want to try pilates, if you haven’t already.

 

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Happy Monday!!! Time to get up and start this week right!

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2. Kenny Vertus

Kenny Vertus is a local trainer and owns an online personal training program called Unrivaled Performance. His workout videos are mesmerizing to watch, and will make you want to step up your plyometric training.

 

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last night was the first time I’ve been able to do camel pose. my hand placement is a little off and my hips could be straighter, but this is a 👌🏼huuuge👌🏼 accomplishment for me. Last year I went through yoga teacher training and taught classes in Arizona. S/o to all my best friends I made during it 🤩. but outside of my training, I was physically and mentally I was closed off, hurting, growing, learning and giving so much at once. camel pose is linked to the heart chakra, Anahata, that expresses and receives compassion and love🖤. this year I’ve done a lot of growing⚡️ and really really really believe in yoga and the connection between human emotion and the chakras. If there’s a place in your body you are hurting, I encourage you to do research on the chakras and how to incorporate them into a yoga practice. If you’re feeling like you’re losing your voice and are afraid to speak up/communicate focus on your throat chakra, and do a pose like bridge pose. I know I sound a little too LA to live in Boston, but yoga is a great tool for healing and growing. 🖤 and you can do it anywhere 🧘🏼‍♀️

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3. Jillian Barnes

A certified personal trainer, Jillian Barnes uses her Instagram to focus on empowerment and a natural approach to building a strong body and mind. Not only is the content she delivers helpful and inspiring, but Barnes’ photo editing skills and graphic design add a stylish twist to her feed.

 

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| on your mark | Game on. That fear you feel before you take a leap of faith is telling you something. I read, “the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul.” @steven_pressfield . Damn. Need to chew on that one for a bit too, huh? . Weighted vest: @hyperwear 📸 by @rachelg_photography . . . . . . . . #bostonfitness #workingout #crossfit #sweat #mensphysique #armday #instagood #instadaily #instafit #fitspiration #wordstoliveby #greatquotes

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4. Michael James

As a personal trainer, online coach, and head of personal training at EverybodyFights in the Financial District, Michael James has his hands full. His services focus on enhancing his clients’ physical, mental, and social health using movement, proper fuel, and emotional support. While scrolling through his feed, don’t forget to check out the cute pictures of his dog Oakley.

 

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This month marks our second anniversary of our @yougoodsis launch. What a damn ride it has been! We want to take a moment and say THANK YOU: to every single person who has come to an event, partnered with us, purchased any of our products, donated to us, signed up for our emails and slide into our DM’s and thank you to the amazing team “behind the scenes” who are our best confidants, dream makers, and cheerleaders- we love you so much!. When you have a gigantic vision and you dedicate so much of yourself to make it happen- not one act of kindness or encouragement or support goes unnoticed or unappreciated. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!- NOW LET’S CELEBRATE ! Join us on 11/3 @lamplighterbrewery for our 2nd anniversary party! You already know we are playing jams, doing yoga, enjoying great food + community- and your ticket includes a beer/kombucha/seasonal soda, whatever you like! Link in bio-COME TURN UP! ✨🙌🏾❤️💯 #itsouranniversary #happybirthdaytous #cakecakecake

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5. You Good Sis?

You Good Sis is a “collective for the black/brown individuals looking for a mental/spiritual/physical check in.” The founders, Jaylee and Rachael, are looking to disrupt the traditionally white wellness space and offer different events throughout the city. Check out their feed to learn more about these events, and for inspiring mantras and instructional posts about different yoga poses.

 

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Happy Fempire Friday. It’s almost time for a Kick It Closet drop that’s been a LONG time coming 🖤🌟✨🌪 Will share more soon, but until then, thank you to my beyond talented cousins and owners of @vimmia_active for this opportunity and @sarahkcopp for these pictures! Stay tuned🤩 . . #vimmia #kickitbyeliza #almosttime #!!!

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6. Kick It By Eliza

Eliza Shirazi is the creator of the famous kickboxing and music-inspired workout that’s available at the VIA Seaport Residences, or on-demand. Her Instagram shares different Kick It By Eliza routines, events, and glimpses of her everyday life.

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Living life in motion. I find it more fun to challenge myself than to stay stagnant or in a safe zone. But I’ve also learned when to push the boundaries, and when not to. I’m so excited to be running the B.A.A. Half Marathon this October. I’ve run this race twice before, years ago, and it’s such a fun one. After those two half’s I decided to run the full 26.2. I ran two marathons and I know for a fact I’ll run at least one more. I actually wanted to run it this year. Three marathons in three years sounded pretty cool to me. But when I was presented with the opportunity to run the marathon I wanted in 2019, I decided to turn it down. My heart simply isn’t in it. I just don’t want to train for it. I can’t fathom running 18 to 22 miles on my weekends right now. And if there’s one thing I know for certain, it’s that you absolutely cannot run a marathon successfully without truly wanting to do it. Whenever someone asks me about the experience of running a marathon, I tell them that any one can do it — but you have to WANT to do it. Your head and heart need to fully commit. It will not be fun and you will not enjoy it unless you have the desire and determination. And I don’t have it right now. But I still wanted to run a race. I want to reconnect with running for the joy of running. Because I really love it. So a half marathon it is! And I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m still training, I’m still doing what I love, I’m still running — and the best part is I’m listening to my heart and enjoying the process. Marathons will always be there, and I’ll go back to when I’m ready. Push your boundaries, but know when not to. …………………………………………………………………………

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7. Samantha Lauren

Samantha Lauren is an instructor at Equinox and SLT and is currently in the process of becoming a registered dietitian. Between her running photos, delicious meals, and motivating captions, her Instagram is the perfect mix of wellness inspiration.

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Look inside the powerful leadership gathering we call the "Meeting Of the Minds" by by Brooks Running (@brooksrunning) / Link for video in bio.

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8. November Project Boston

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, November Project‘s goal is to build a sense of community through empowering group workouts. Their runs and workouts take place a couple times a week at 6:30 a.m. You can find out where and when you can meet up with the crew by following them on Instagram.

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One week until I… . . …check off a bucket list item …complete a 16 week journey …face a fear …enjoy the moment …run a marathon! I haven’t been able to run the last two weeks and probably won’t this last week before the @nycmarathon due to an ankle injury but that’s not going to stop me from putting one step in front of the other next Sunday as @ebailey_fitness and I run through NYC. – Looking back at these last few months with what started out as a way to support Erin has turned into a chance for me to lean on her a little and for us to support each other. – Coming for you New York!

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9. Cameron Ahouse

As a trainer for EverybodyFights, Ahouse’s Instagram is full of good workouts to try, ranging from kettlebell circuits to deadlifts. Some of the workouts may seem intense, but Ahouse also provides modifications that can be used to fit your fitness level.

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Best thing I ever told myself: stop playing small.

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10. Christina “Mooch” Muccio

Mooch is co-founder of the wellness program Move with Mooch and Mel, a B/Spoke instructor, and is a Barry’s Bootcamp trainer. Her Instagram gives you an authentic view of what it’s like to run a business, teach classes, and make time for self-care during the everyday craziness of life.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/2019/11/07/boston-fitness-instagram-accounts/