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15 fitness gurus you should be following

Because you don't need a gym to get in shape

15 fitness gurus you should be following

Summer is here. The sun is out. It's time to don your sports bra, put on your lycra leggings and get moving.

From glutes to guns, these fitness fanatics have exercises which cover all bases

And if you think you need to be a gym bunny, have your own personal trainer or exercise seven times a week to smash your fitness targets, you’re wrong!

We’ve put together a list of some of the best Insta fitness gurus who are sure to give you the motivation you need to get up off the sofa and get exercising.

From glute workouts to abdominal crunches, yoga to ballet, these fitness fanatics have exercises which cover all bases.

1. The food medic

Hazel Wallace - a junior doctor, a personal trainer and one fit woman! Scroll through her Instagram to see picture after picture of food, workouts and inspiring selfies. 


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2. Dovies Workout 

If it's quick and full body exercises you want, then try completing this set of 10 different workouts in 60 - 90 seconds. 


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3. Carly Rowena

For people who have just joined a gym but have no idea what to do, then Carly is the woman to follow. Her Youtube videos take you through gym-based workouts so you'll look like an expert in the weights section. Check out her Hiit for beginners videos below.

4. Jeanette Jenkins 

Working out is hard enough so why not make things easy for yourself by imagining you're exercising on a beautiful bright sandy beach? With Jeanette's videos you can practise your lunges, side squats and dead lifts whilst dreaming of your summer holiday!

5. Ekhart yoga

Esther Ekhart's yoga channel on Youtube is perfect for beginners wanting to get into yoga without having to fork out ridiculous amounts of money for classes. New videos go out every Monday and Thursday so you know you can do a couple of sessions a week...


6. Joe Wicks

Everyone's favourite Lean in 15 fitness guru, Joe Wicks, is showing no signs of slowing down on his quest to helping the world get 'fitter, healthier and leaner'. On his Instagram channel, you'll find him talking about his love for Lucy Bee coconut oil, mashing up avocados or throwing midget trees (broccoli) into his stir fries. 

7. Kayla fitness

Just one flick through Kayla's inspiring account is enough to make you want to whip out your trainers, put on your sports top and get crunching!

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Get up close and personal (from the comfort of your own home) with the woman behind Gwyneth Paltrow's workout routine. 

9.  Michelle Heaton

The busy mum, singer and TV star - who recently shared with us her top tips for getting active and looking amazing at the same time - is one to watch this year. On her Instagram there are regular fitness updates, exercises to do at home and updates about her life. Meaning you can scroll, exercise and be entertained at the same time!


Up & over & back #shoulders #weights

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Another gorgeous and inspiring yoga Insta account, Sjana has an impressive 1.3m followers - she offers a 12 week programme to help wannabe yogis get into shape. Unfortunately it's unlikely you'll have the same backdrop as she does though...


When the sky matches the sea ������ wearing some funky @aloyoga and making funky shapes �� pic by my bro @samearp

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11. My Sweat Life

A mum herself, Kelsey Wells advocates celebrating your body after having a baby, rather than punishing it - she is all for low-impact abdominal, pelvic floor and full-body workouts.

12. Rissmoore

If surfing is more your scene, follow pro Carissa Moore, whose sunny Insta feed is refreshingly upbeat and unposed.


Looking forward to the next wave and a clean slate. Only four more days till the new year! ��: @chief.teef

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13. Lauren Fisher

CrossFit games athlete Lauren Fisher won the USA Weightlifting Junior National Championships in 2014 and you can't help but be inspired by her Insta account.


Love me some @progenex Peppermint Bark Recovery! ������

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14. Ballet Beautiful

Mary Helen Bowers has a fantastic Instagram account for those hoping to lengthen and strengthen their limbs through dance; she is said to have helped Natalie Portman train for her role in Black Swan. 

15. Clean eating Alice 

Alice Liveing shed four dress sizes, becoming an Insta star in the process. Her combination of simple recipes and workout tips make her page an inspiring follow for anyone trying to get into shape.


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