33 Healthy, Inspiring Women You Should Be Following on Instagram

While you might not yet be familiar with the Australian trainer and Instagram sensation Kayla Itsines's Bikini Body Guide workouts, the comprehensive fitness and nutrition guides sparked a cultural phenomenon. Kayla's body-positive, inclusive point of view has created a community of empowered women; said global community erupted on social media, taking shape in an infinite number of Instagram iterations, sometimes referred to as "BBG accounts."

Just scroll through #bbgsisters, #thekaylamovement, or #kaylasarmy, and you'll immediately be overwhelmed with endless jaw-dropping transformations, tearjerking weight-loss stories, women overcoming eating disorders and becoming stronger, and some seriously motivational fitness tips and recipes. From the Netherlands to Singapore, Ohio to Idaho, South Africa to Australia, and everywhere in between, here are a handful of our favorite BBG Instagram accounts — and if we've missed your favorite, be sure to tell us in the comments below!

@plantsandplanks
Instagram | plantsandplanks

@plantsandplanks

The beautifully curated feed from San Francisco will deliver a mix of fitness inspiration, delicious healthy foods, and scenic adventures. You'll almost forget it's a BBG account because it's so darn pretty.

@passionforfitt
Instagram | passionforfitt

@passionforfitt

Canada's Stef will keep you inspired but also remind you that "the best of the best is shown on Instagram," so you stay motivated by the ab photos not get discouraged.

@myfitjourney_las
Instagram | myfitjourney_las

@myfitjourney_las

The aspiring personal trainer Leah from Knoxville, TN, has an incredible transformation story, in addition to an infectious positivity that will light up your Instagram feed.

@candibod_fitness
Instagram | candibod_fitness

@candibod_fitness

A little bit artsy, a lot bit inspiring. From smoothies to gym selfies, South African personal trainer Candice's artfully treated photos will help you stay on track.

@buffs_do_bbg
Instagram | buffs_do_bbg

@buffs_do_bbg

Two friends from college set out to create an aesthetic and inspiring feed of their BBG exploits and everyday accomplishments. The result? A perfectly pastel feed of tasty food, progress photos, and covetable activewear.

@julieanakim
Instagram | julieanakim

@julieanakim

Julie Ana is on a mission to lose 150 pounds, and she's one-third the way there thanks to BBG. In Kayla's words, Julie is so special for her bravery and inclusivity. "You turned [your Instagram] into a safe place for women to talk to you, to ask you questions and to read your story. You are so inspirational and I love having you as a part of this #bbgcommunity! You bring so much joy and happiness with your story and your cheeky smile!!!"

@thefitnessfootfiend
Instagram | thefitnessfootfiend

@thefitnessfootfiend

This BBG vet from Melbourne, Australia, has been on the Kayla program for 50 weeks. In her own words, "If my past self had of told me that I would have consistently stuck to a workout program for 50 weeks, lived a healthy balanced lifestyle, could do plyo push-ups, a pull-up and would be completely happy with my body, I would have probably laughed. So my future self is now thanking my former self. Don't wait, there's no better time to start making yourself happy."

@corporate_sneakers
Instagram | corporate_sneakers

@corporate_sneakers

Quick workout videos, motivational quotes, and BBG meet-up info — if you're in the Southeast US or Florida, this account is just as practical as it is fun to follow. She's also got a link to a free BBG trial in her bio!

@kal_fitlife
Instagram | kal_fitlife

@kal_fitlife

Kallie loves BBG and basketball . . . and she's never missed a workout in 55 weeks. Think of her as the girl who will keep you accountable on your own Bikini Body Guide journey.

@paperexploits
Instagram | paperexploits

@paperexploits

Kelly from Singapore does a fantastic job of answering fan questions in posts, including a recent roundup she did in a Q&A form about shoes. She's also got some great recipes up her sleeve.

@freefannifitness

@freefannifitness

This UK constituent of the #bbgcommunity will share transformation updates and some seriously funny selfies. She's also got a pretty cool monochromatic theme going on with many of her pictures.

@cindy_fitness
Instagram | cindy_fitness

@cindy_fitness

This certified trainer from the East Coast US will show you how to get strong, and she looks fabulous while doing it. She does an amazing job of engaging with the rest of the BBG community.

@sue.fit
Instagram | sue.fit

@sue.fit

Suzanne from the Netherlands balances her BBG routine with Spin and running — and she does it in some of the coolest printed tights we've ever seen!

@foamrollfanatic
Instagram | foamrollfanatic

@foamrollfanatic

Audrey is basically our gym #OOTD go-to. She's got a seriously stacked collection of activewear, probably thanks in part to the fact that she's on round four of BBG.

@saaareeee
Instagram | saaareeee

@saaareeee

Yet another gorgeously curated feed of soft, bright, monochromatic photos that make getting fit look more dreamy than ever.

@naturallyjulia
Instagram | naturallyjulia

@naturallyjulia

This #bbgmum shows her progress from pregnant to totally ripped and strong. Her inspiration? Her baby girl and husband. And she does all of this with professional-level photography of her stunning hometown of Boise, ID, (and some great vegan recipes).

@ninahealthily
Instagram | ninahealthily

@ninahealthily

Everyone comes to BBG for a different reason. The UK's Nina found strength in the guides to help on her journey of battling a chronic illness. A fresh take on fitness inspiration can be found in her Instagram account.

@fitbynati
Instagram | fitbynati

@fitbynati

Another inspiring BBG mom will keep you in the loop for East Coast US events and #bbgmeetups (even ones at SoulCycle!).

@healthylivingdreams
Instagram | healthylivingdreams

@healthylivingdreams

Alena's account is replete with adventure (from Germany to Oregon!), vibrant colors, and some great memes. She's made an amazing body transformation and is ready to help you make yours!

@eliannealexander_bbg
Instagram | eliannealexander_bbg

@eliannealexander_bbg

This girl pulls off an all-white active ensemble like Britney Spears circa '99, ie, flawlessly. She's also got a recipe for healthy doughnuts, which is reason alone to follow her.

@chelseatuite
Instagram | chelseatuite

@chelseatuite

Even in the toughest of times, Chelsea from Ohio uses BBG as a way to conquer stress and always has a smile on her face. She'll be like a little beacon of light and sunshine in your Instagram feed.

@jess.witcha.fitness
Instagram | jess.witcha.fitness

@jess.witcha.fitness

Anyone who has done the Bikini Body Guides will tell you that the workouts can be intimidating. You can look at the images in the guide and still wonder "what is this supposed to look like?" Jess from Colorado will take the guesswork out with her quick and helpful videos on her Instagram.

@hannahrosefit
Instagram | hannahrosefit

@hannahrosefit

This bright and bubbly blond British BBG sister is recovering from knee surgery, using the workout guides as an integral part of her journey. But she's not afraid to have a cheeseburger or pizza, too.

@bbg_mnt
Instagram | bbg_mnt

@bbg_mnt

You can see that the women on these BBG Instagrams are proud of the progress they've made — and rightfully so. So it's always special to see how proud they are of their fitness family when they share photos of other members in the community. Megan has been known to feature a Transformation Tuesday, giving a shout-out to women who inspire her in the BBG program. Maybe it could be you next!

@ss.fitness.health
Instagram | ss.fitness.health

@ss.fitness.health

Are you a student trying to fit these workouts into a busy schedule? Follow fellow student Shara for a constant stream of inspiration and advice.

@squatsforbutts
Instagram | squatsforbutts

@squatsforbutts

At the young age of 19, this BBG sister sends tons of healthy-eating inspiration, plus some progress on how she's getting a great booty from all those workouts!

@getfitbrooklyn
Instagram | getfitbrooklyn

@getfitbrooklyn

This feed is perpetuating the idea that everyone in New York is SO. COOL. The incredibly stylish Chinae will add a touch of glamour to your Instagram home page (and remind you to do your workout).

@tinyfeetsbbg
Instagram | tinyfeetsbbg

@tinyfeetsbbg

Bridget from Rhode Island is just downright adorable. Her mantra includes kindness, and positivity exudes from every post. Your fitness journey should be a happy one, so let her remind you of that on your social media feed.

@bbgmomtotwinsplus1
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@bbgmomtotwinsplus1

Have you wondered what your body can do after multiple pregnancies? While every body is different, this mom from California shows how strong you can become for yourself and your kids.

@gofitjo
Instagram | gofitjo

@gofitjo

Part supersleek fitness photo shoot, part quirky-and-approachable personality, part never-ending inspiration. This is an Instagram you won't want to miss, whether you're starting the Bikini Body Guide or just looking for some fitness motivation.

@ariannalassig
Instagram | ariannalassig

@ariannalassig

This powerful #bbgmum from Australia will remind you to not compare yourselves to others on Instagram, all while giving you a healthy dose of motivation on the daily (plus supercute pictures of her two little boys).

@blondeeestuff
Instagram | blondeeestuff

@blondeeestuff

Twenty-two-year-old Martina has created a gorgeous stream of catalog-ready photos, documenting her outfits, insane sneaker collection, and food. This BBG beauty from Germany sure knows how to make working out look pretty.