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4 personal trainers you need to follow on Instagram
In our world of instant gratification, where people want their dream bodies #yesterday, Instagram has become the go-to fitspo source. You no longer have to go to the gym or even hire a trainer: Workouts, transformations and healthy recipes are a scroll away.
Fitness expert Emily Skye’s bikini photos and tutorials attract one million followers, while Jen Selter – famous for having the best butt on Instagram – is seven-million fans strong. Some 750,000 people follow ballerina Misty Copeland, and 1.6 million probably feel more Zen after a look through Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen’s feed. “It’s democratizing for those making the media and those consuming it, who feel like they, too, can achieve the life,” says Ramona Pringle, an assistant professor in Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media in Toronto.
She argues that this trend is unique to Instagram in part because of its visual platform – you can “craft a narrative by integrating inspirational content with how-to training.” Here’s a snapshot of some of our faves.