35 Women of Color Making Moves in Health and Wellness You Need to Follow Right Now

From politics to Hollywood, the importance of diversity and inclusion has become one of the most important topics being discussed over the last few years. While more companies and brands strive for diversity and inclusiveness, it's important that we continue pressing the issues at hand until people can turn on the TV, open a magazine, and step into a Fortune 500 company and see themselves represented.

Because of this, our goal is to ensure that everyone feels represented on our site, especially when it comes to health and wellness. Ahead, you'll find 35 women of color who specialize in health and wellness that you should absolutely be following on social media. This list isn't the end-all, be-all and will continue to grow, so be sure to check back frequently.


Louise Hazel

As an Olympic heptathlete, Louise can teach you a lot about sports performance. If you're just looking to get into shape, be sure to follow her slay challenges.


Shona Vertue

You can learn a little bit of everything from former gymnast Shona Vertue. She's got at-home workouts, strength training, yoga flows, and more.


Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez

Learn more about food and the weight-neutral fitness approach from registered dietitians Wendy and Jess.


Alex Kaufman

Alex began seriously practicing yoga after the birth of her daughter and now teaches retreats and classes all over the world.


Erica Tenggara

If your goal is to improve your strength and flexibility, follow one of Erica's many sequences.


Angela Manuel-Davis

Angela has the stamp of approval from all your favorite celebs like Beyoncé and JAY-Z, just to name a few. If you're ever in LA, you've got to take one of her SoulCycle classes.


Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn is an influencer and yoga instructor based in North Carolina. Whether you take one of her classes/workshops or just follow her, you'll quickly find out that her approach to fitness isn't about how your body looks, it's about how it feels.


Jenné Claiborne

Jenné is a chef and author of Sweet Potato Soul, a vegan cookbook. If you need some recipe inspo, definitely check her out.


Massy Arias

No matter your fitness level, Massy's workouts are designed to make you more functional and will have you feeling and looking your best.


Lita Lewis

Lita's platform is all about empowering women no matter their shape or size.


Betina Gozo

If you're ever in the mood to get your butt kicked, head on over to Nike master trainer Betina Gozo's page.


Nai Vasha Thomas

Vasha is shaking up the health and wellness industry one day at a time. She's the founder of Undo Ordinary, a lifestyle magazine providing fitness tips, classes, and more. She's also behind Budget Hungry, an Instagram page curated toward eating healthy without breaking the bank.


Jeanette Jenkins

Celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins is known for creating workouts that will challenge you, but she always makes them fun to do.


Chrissy King

Chrissy's barbell workouts will leave you motivated to hit the weights.


Charlee Atkins

Charlee is the founder of Le Sweat, a full-body workout that incorporates strength training, cardio, balance, and flexibility. She also has a complementary program, Le Stretch, that focuses on improving mobility and flexibility.


Risqat Fabunmi-Alade

When Risqat isn't training for a competition, you can find her sharing her strength and speed workouts on Instagram.


Nwando Emejulu

If you want to really strengthen your core (along with your other muscles), Nwando will lead you through some intense Pilates workouts.


Evelynn Escobar-Thomas

Switch up your workout routine and join Evelynn during one of her Hikeclerb hikes.


Koya Webb

Deepen your meditation and yoga practice with Los Angeles-based yoga teacher Koya.


Tamara Pridgett

Tamara is a former D1 sprinter, and her workouts are all about speed, strength, and power.


Mabel Márquez

When Mabel isn't training for a marathon, you can find her teaching her popular reggae ride at SoulCycle.


Elisabeth Akinwale

Elisabeth is a CrossFit badass, and her feed is full of videos that will inspire you to finally nail a handstand and lift (heavier) weights.


Rachel Nicks

If you're looking for Pilates advice, pre- and postnatal yoga tips, or some killer core workouts, Rachel has got you covered.


Lauren Williams

Lauren is all about empowering men and women while teaching you the fundamentals of strength training.


Bree Branker

Whether she's teaching a class or sharing her workouts on Instagram, Bree's workouts will most definitely challenge you.


Danielle Burrell

Learn how to throw some serious combos with Rumble trainer Dani Burrell.


Brianna Owens

Briana is the founder of Spiked Spin, a hip-hop-inspired Spin studio in New York City. Spiked also offers pop-up classes around the US, so be on the lookout for those.


Drea Rawal

Want to get snatched? Go follow LA-based trainer Drea for some intense workouts you can do at home or outside.


Ally Love

Catch Ally teaching classes at Peloton, hosting Brooklyn Nets games, shooting for Adidas, and putting on community events through her lifestyle company, Love Squad.


Chelsea Aguiar

When Chelsea isn't modeling for your favorite brands, she's sharing snippets of her kettlebell and strength workouts on the 'Gram.


Dionna Littleton

Dionna's Flywheel classes are the right amount of inspiration and fun, and we can always count on her to have the best playlists.


Robin Arzon

Lawyer turned runner, Peloton instructor, and Adidas ambassador, Robin expects nothing less than 110 percent.


Traci Copeland

Train like a badass and then show your body some extra TLC with one of Traci's yoga sessions.


Aisha Danielle

Aisha is a certified yoga instructor, and her feed will have you wanting to practice yoga all over the world.