Fitness isn’t one-size-fits-all. What works for some doesn’t fit the bill for others. Body size shouldn’t be any different. Your body is completely unique. Even if everyone ate the same diet and followed the same workout plan, we still wouldn’t all have the same body shape or size.
It can be difficult to find fitness accounts that celebrate body positivity and diversity, especially considering you’ve got to work against the algorithm to find them. So we did the hard work and rounded up 10 body positive Instagram accounts to follow in 2021.
Your daily reminder that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight – as long as you’ve set your intentions towards healthy objectives.
Michelle’s feed is like a breath of fresh air. Not only is it beautifully curated, it’s also a safe haven from other more photoshopped Instagram feeds. When you spend time with Michelle, you can’t help but to absorb all of the self-love vibes. She’s so good at reminding you that you shouldn’t “feel like you’re any less worthy just because you don’t look like a model! You are beautiful just the way you are.”
Your go-to account for relatable and realistic fitness and nutrition support.
Lauren is the queen of raw, real and supportive body talk. She has a way of speaking to the deepest parts of your soul, reminding you that she is “here promoting body neutrality and liberation, eating intuitively, moving joyfully, AND there are still times when [she] struggles with body image.” Even though she’s a professional fitness trainer, she doesn’t try to fit into the mold. Instead, she spends her time smashing them and reminding you that your fitness journey is your own.
A safe space where you don’t have to conform to the standards to be fit and healthy.
Nicole believes that just because your fitness doesn’t look like the “ideal”, that doesn’t make you any less worthy. Health and fitness look different on everyone. And Nicole’s here to live that truth every day. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re surrounded by images of perfectly chiseled, naturally thin bodies. But it’s so wonderful to live in a world where people like Nicole exist.
Your daily reminder that body size isn’t a measure of health.
Julia is a professional eating disorder recovery coach. She shares her own struggles to highlight that looking “healthy” on the outside isn’t everything. Her vulnerable sensitivity is just one of the reasons she’s one of the best body positive instagram accounts to follow in 2021. Yes, you can be fit, and fat, and definitely all that – and all at once.
A body positivity goddess committed to promoting unapologetic self-acceptance.
With almost half a million followers, Jessica uses her influence for good. She even graced the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in all of her unedited beauty – just to prove that radical self-acceptance and fitness can go hand in hand. She’s also a devoted yoga instructor so you can get your self-love balasana on together.