Top 20 Instagram Fitness Models to Inspire You


With the cold and miserable weather now approach us, and the days growing shorter, thoughts of frolicking in the sunshine in very little clothing may seem a million miles away at this moment in time. As the saying goes however ‘a summer body is built in winter’. These women fitness models take it to the next level.

If you want to be ‘summer ready’ for 2019, your actions over the course of the next several months will determine just how ‘summer ready’ you really are come summer time.

Fitness is a very hot topic at the moment, and if you use social media, Instagram in particular, you’ll see that women are now more interested in health and fitness than ever before. The ‘Girls that Lift’ hashtag is one of the most commonly used hashtags online, and we can see why. There are now some truly awe-inspiring female fitness models that are absolutely killing it both on stage and off.

If you’re looking for a little fitness inspiration to help get you through the winter, check out these 20 fitness babes and be sure to follow as many as you can. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

Michelle Lewin


First on our list we have Michelle Lewin. Michelle is one of the hottest women fitness models currently on social media, and as of this writing she currently has more than 13 Million followers. Michelle is in her early 30s, yet she is fitter than the majority of women more than ten years her junior.

She hails from Venezuela and had a very simple and humble upbringing. Her rise to the top of the fitness industry is very much a rags to riches story. She is the perfect role model for aspiring fitness models worldwide as she embraces her natural curves and uses them to create a natural and aesthetic look.

She has one of the curviest, yet naturally toned physiques in the industry today, and thanks to her tailored diet and fitness plans, she has helped countless women, and men too, to shape their bodies and get themselves into much better shape.

Sommer Ray


Second up we have the stunning Sommer Ray. Sommer currently has more than 17.5 Million followers on Instagram and is one of the most influential fitness babes in the industry today. Aged just 21, Sommer, who hails from Colorado, USA, has only been on the scene for two years.

This makes the fact that she has so many followers even more inspiring. Sommer is no stranger to fitness however, as both of her parents competed as bodybuilders, so you can say she’s in safe hands. She began lifting at 15, she followed a typical fitness model diet, and began working hard to sculpt her physique.

Soon after she competed on stage as a Bikini Competitor and has even competed at NPC events. In 2016 she began documenting her fitness model diet and training online, her followers quickly grew, and the rest is history.

Alice Matos


Alice Matos may be a petite 5,2, but don’t let that fool you, as she is probably stronger than most men. Aged at 32, hails from Brazil and is one of the most naturally beautiful women you will ever likely see. She is absolutely shredded, she is naturally curvy, and she is one of the fittest women on the planet.

With 2 Million followers on Instagram, and with that number rising every day, we can certainly understand why.

Massy Arias


Massy Arias hails from the Dominican Republic. With her natural beauty, muscular physique, and tattooed sleeved arms, Massy may come across as a little intimidating at first glance. Massy has a physique with amounts of muscle that guys would be envious of.

She has a set of abs you could grate cheese on, she is toned and muscular, and as she’s a big fan of CrossFit and functional fitness, she’s one of the fittest women on the planet. She also has more than 2 Million followers on Instagram, so it’s safe to say that she has her fans.

Massy got into lifting and fitness to help her overcome depression, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Emily Skye


Emily Skye is currently in the best condition of her life. She made a name for herself on social media, posting diet, nutrition, and training advice and she is currently one of the most popular fitness babes in the industry.

She has a classic fitness model physique, with curves in all of the right places. Emily’s 1.8 Million fans on Instagram are especially impressed with her fitness model diet advice. She doesn’t advocate making yourself miserable with healthy foods you despise, she instead advocates clean and healthy eating, with the occasional treat thrown in to help keep you sane.

She encourages natural eating, rather than unhealthy processed junk packed full of ingredients you can’t even pronounce.

Ana Cheri


Ana Cheri knows her way around the weights room. She has a muscular, yet slim and toned physique and has one of the best butts in the fitness model industry, which is quite the achievement given the competition.

Ana regular posts to social media and has accrued more than 8.7 Million followers at this time. She never skips leg day as it is her favourite training day and she is also strong. Her max deadlift is a very impressive 205 pounds. Considering she weighs around 125lbs, that’s a huge achievement.

Kayla Itsines


Kayla is 26 years old, she hails from Australia, she has close to 9 Million followers online, and she is one of the most influential people in the world. We aren’t just saying that either, she really is, as Time Magazine named her one of the 30 most influential people on the web back in 2016.

Kayla is a personal trainer, an author, an influencer, and an entrepreneur. If you ever see the hashtag ‘BBG’ online, that’s Kayla’s, thanks to her Bikini Body Guides, which are a series of eBooks created by her to provide healthy meal plans and exercise routines. Oh, and let’s not forget her ‘Sweat with Kayla’ fitness app.

Jen Selter


Jen Selter hails from the US, is 24 years of age, and is extremely influential on her various social media channels and platforms. Born back in 1994, Jen was raised to enjoy and appreciate health and fitness. She was active from a young age and started to regularly workout from the age of 15.

Jen soon had one of the most athletic, and highly-toned physiques in the area. She worked in a gym and one day uploaded a picture of her wearing a bikini to her Instagram account. This picture went viral and she became an overnight fitness sensation.

Jen now works as a trainer and has even appeared on various TV shows, offering fitness help and advice to people that require it.

Anllella Sagra


Anllela Sagra is a Columbian born female lifter and fitness model. At a young age she worked as a model. She is a naturally beautiful woman but during her modelling days she was underweight. One day while at the gym, she got talking to a personal trainer who showed her that you could lift weights and build a lean and curvy body, without having to starve yourself.

She became curvier and more muscular and she entered her first bikini contest shortly after, where she placed 3rd. She now has 10 million followers on Instagram, and is one of the most financially successful female fitness babes currently on the scene.

Julia Gilas


Julia Gilas is currently one of the most popular female fitness models in the industry today. She is Ukrainian-born but moved over to the United States back in 2009 to pursue a career as a model. Working as a model took its toll, as there was a lot of travel involved, and a lot of partying.

The lifestyle caught up with her and took its toll and she knew something had to change. She adopted a healthy lifestyle and looked into becoming a fitness model instead. She now lives a super-clean and super-healthy lifestyle, travelling the world working as a fitness model and brand ambassador for various fitness apparel lines.

Her Instagram account has more than 5 Million followers and she regularly posts info about her diet and exercise regimes.

Nancy Reinhardt


So far, the majority of the women on our list have been in their 20s and 30s. Nancy however, is over 40, and do you know something? She is in better shape than 99% of people more than two decades her junior. Nancy worked as an aerobics trainer after leaving school, and has been into health and fitness virtually all of her life. When she was 25 however, she had her first child.

Needless to say, she gained weight and didn’t exactly have time to live in the gym 24/7. She had more children and again, found herself gaining weight. She was now hugely overweight and was suffering from back problems as a result. Nancy took her diet and training seriously and dropped more than 50 pounds.

Nancy now knew that, despite having children and a life to lead, that weight loss through clean eating and exercise was still very possible. She continued to burn fat and tone up and built one of the most amazing physiques in the fitness industry. Now more than 40, Nancy is still an inspiration for women of all ages.

Eva Andressa


Eva Andressa is one of the most popular woman fitness models currently in the business today. Growing up in Brazil, she was surrounded by beautiful, body-positive women. Brazil is very much a country that embraces the curvaceous figure, yet Eva, by her own admission, was very skinny.

She wanted to change this and so she decided to start training with weights as well as just doing cardio. Eva met her future husband in her late teens, who himself was very physically active. He encouraged her to continue her training and offered help and guidance along the way.

Eva, aged 21, entered her first bodybuilding contest and competed at the NABBA Bravo Cup. She placed first and was awarded the figure championship title. The following year she won the nationals. She continued to win numerous contests and placed very impressively each time.

In 2009 however, she decided that competing wasn’t for her. Instead, she became a fitness model and fitness sensation. She has been on numerous TV shows, and has close to 5 million online followers.

Izabel Goulart


We’re not leaving Brazil just yet, as here we have yet another Brazilian women, this time named Izabel Goulart. Izabel is one of the most popular fitness babes currently in the industry. Aged just 34, she is one of the most respected female fitness models in the business today.

Just to give you an idea of how popular, Izabel has worked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows twelve times. She has even appeared in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Her Instagram has over 4 Million followers and she is renowned for posting extensive footage of her workouts, which include everything from weights, boxing, Pilates, dancing, and much more besides.

Lais Deleon


Lais Deleon hails from, yep, you guessed it Brazil again! Seriously, what are they feeding them over there? Lais Deleon is a fantastic role model for women all over the globe, however, as she encourages women to accept their curves and to ‘be more’ rather than to ‘be less’.

Aged 31, Lais has a wonderfully-curved, yet toned and healthy-looking physique. In fact, her legs are so impressive that many male bodybuilders out there would be jealous that theirs aren’t as good as hers. She has a fantastic body and one of the best booties in the business.

Lais is a big advocate of squats, and we can certainly understand why. She is a wonderful role model, a social media influencer, a fitness model, and one of the most naturally beautiful women we have ever been fortunate enough to lay eyes upon.

Jenelle Salazar


In a refreshing change of scenery, Jenelle Salazar is not from Brazil. She is, in fact, from New Mexico. Aged 36, Jenelle isn’t your typical fitness model. She isn’t ripped to shreds with 6% body fat, but she is still lean, healthy-looking, curvy, toned, and extremely healthy.

When she was younger, Jenelle admitted that her diet wasn’t the healthiest. She certainly wasn’t fat, but she did feel that she needed to drop a few pounds, tone up, and lead a healthier life. So that is exactly what she did. Jenelle’s online content is refreshing, in that she doesn’t preach about miracle supplements or super strict and expensive diets.

She instead simply talks about the fact that the simplest way to get in shape, is via a healthy diet. All of her knowledge was self-learned and self-taught, and she continues to inspire and motivate women every single day. Jenelle shows that you don’t need to follow a typical fitness model diet to get in shape, but rather, watch what you eat and become more physically active.

Jelena Abbou


She has a set of guns on her that would put most men to shame. Jelena is a Serbian figure competitor with one of the most aesthetically pleasing physiques in the fitness model industry. What’s even more remarkable is the fact that she is more than 40 years of age.

Jelena was athletic from a young age, and whilst the other girls at her school were obsessed with makeup and boys, Jelena found a passion for lifting weights and working out. She began sculpting her body from a young age and quickly began turning heads in the fitness biz.

She competed shortly afterwards and enjoyed great success on stage. So much success in fact, that she left Serbia and headed to the bright lights of the US to chase her dreams. Despite being over 40, Jelena would easily pass for being in her early twenties as she looks like a real-life Wonder Woman.

Veronica Bielik


Veronica Bielik is a Polish fitness model with one of the most stunning hour glass figures we’ve ever been fortunate enough to see. Venonica is the perfect combination of brains and beauty, with a body most men and women would die for. What’s more, she has a smile that can light up any room.

Veronica made her first post back in 2014 on Instagram, and she became an overnight sensation. She now has millions of followers, an enormous fanbase, and she is one of the most aesthetic and curvy fitness models to ever step foot in front of the camera.

Seriously, we could browse Veronica’s content all day, although we probably shouldn’t, as we’ve more stunning female fitness models to cover.

Kim Dolan Leto


Kim Dolan Leto is another prime example of how age is just a number with the right mindset and outlook on life. She is close to 50 years of age, yet she looks two decades younger at least, and she is in better shape than most 18-year-olds. Kim is the role model all fitness fanatics need.

Mrs Leto has appeared on the cover pages of numerous health and fitness magazines and publications, including Oxygen, ESPN, and many more. This fitness queen has even competed and placed very impressively, at a number of prestigious contests including Ms Fitness World.

She has a very strong social media presence, she’s a motivational speaker, a fitness cover model, and she has even created her own faith-inspired workout DVD, entitled F.I.T. She is toned, athletic, incredibly lean, and extremely beautiful. In fact, like a fine wine, she just seems to get better and better with age.

Bakhar Nabieva


Bakhar Nabieva has some of the biggest, most-muscular legs we’ve ever seen before in our lives. They aren’t just kinda’ muscular, they’re huge. Bakhar was originally born in Azerbaijan and got into fitness from a young age. She showed a keen interest in lifting weights, and she found her body responded well to the training. Her upper-body is big, muscular, and toned.

Her legs however, are like something out of a superhero movie. One other thing you will notice about her, is the fact that she has some of the darkest, yet most-beautiful eyes you’ll ever see. Some people are so taken aback by how dark they are in fact, that they do genuinely believe that she is from another world. Yes, seriously.

Bakhar has more than 2 Million followers on Instagram, and one of the greatest fitness model butts in the biz. Just one look at Bakhar will tell you that she doesn’t appear to have skipped a single leg day in her entire life.

Sandra Dominiuk


Sandra Dominiuk is a young fitness babe from Poland. She has brilliant blonde hair, eyes you can get lost in, and one of the most ripped and aesthetic mid-sections we’ve seen on any of the women fitness models currently on the scene. Sandra is an advocate of clean-eating and intense training.

Though she is now starting to make waves on an international level, it is the European fitness model scene where Sandra really began making a name for herself. Sandra has just shy of 100K followers on Instagram, though her fanbase is growing by the day, just as her quads seem to be.

Keep an eye out for Sandra this upcoming 2019 season, as she is certainly a fitness model to watch closely.

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