As we're all learning what we can do to promote fairness and equality in our world, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. The easiest place to begin? Social media! Diversify the content you're consuming by following some awesome, new influencers who provide valuable info!
Here are 15 black healthy living fitness influencers to be inspired by:
Between pad thai, Cajun-inspired soups, gorgeous food flat-lays and a healthy love of sneakers, Kevin Curry's IG feed is inspirational, down-to-earth, and full of tips for living happily and healthily.
Follow him for: His firecracker cauliflower recipe. IT LOOKS SO GOOD!
Scola is a YouTuber, a TV presenter, and personal trainer who gets super real on her account about the day-to-day struggles of living with hypothyroidism (so inspiring!!).
Follow her for: Gorgeous travel pictures and self-care tips you can implement in your own life!
Jess is a fitness enthusiast as well as a personal coach and trainer who offers you daily tips to help you in your quest for a happy, healthy, and more balanced life. She was also one of our very own POPFLEX POWERGIRLS in 2019! 💫
Follow her for: Healthy recipes and meal round-ups, beautifully staged and colorful photos, and posts like this to introduce you to even more BIPOC feeds. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻
Misty is an actress who's passionate about using her talents to influence the education system to teach more inclusive history! Behind the scenes, she also does fit modeling for POPFLEX to ensure that our plus sizes are the perfect fit!!!
Follow her for: Her incredibly fun dance videos - there are so many!!
Dr. Carrie Kholi-Murchison's feed is FULL of 'food is medicine' information and delicious healthy lifestyle tips. With lots of self-care and holistic, science-backed nutrition and fitness information, her feed is always a great place for resources about good eats and motivation for loving yourself. 💛
Follow her for: Motivational quotes, delicious healthy food, self-care tips and more!
We could all use some rainbow salads and cute puppies in our IG feeds, right? 🌈 🐶 OF COURSE. Ashlea's simple, beautiful recipes are the type of meal that you crave...and are so yummy that you'll forget they're good for you, too.
Follow her for: Nutrition tips, colorful food photography, and must-have summer recipes!
Racheal is a yogi whose feed centers on self-care, courage, and reflection to help you become the person you're meant to be! 🧘♀️ Whether you're looking for lifestyle, travel, and yummy recipes or nurturing yoga videos, you'll find it on Racheal's feed.
Follow her for: Gorgeous nature and travel pictures, reflections, yoga workout videos, and more!
Latoya is an ULTRARUNNER, chef, and journalist whose cheerful feed chronicles her intense workouts, favorite foods, and more. 🏃♀️Looking for great playlists for your workouts? Her playlist story highlight is a fantastic place to start!
Follow her for: Pushups, long runs, and other workout inspo, as well as fav recipes, empathy for gym anxiety, and more!
If you're looking for healthy pregnancy or postpartum fitness tips, Quiana is your girl. She's a mother of one and a weightlifter whose feed is equally inspirational and INSANELY adorable, with the help of her gorgeous infant son.
Follow her for: Weightlifting inspiration, cute pictures of life as a boy mom, and helpful recipes like protein lattes! 🏋️♀️ ☕️
Tiana focuses on holistic education and action on her gorgeous feed. You'll find much-needed motivation, DELICIOUS food pics and recipes, and lots of real-life pics of her smiling her way through intense workouts. 🥗 🙌
Follow her for: Fave products, recipes, travel and workout tips, and more!
Erika offers free weekly workouts and mini ab challenges via IG life. Her inspiring feed is all about self-love and building a body that supports you and your life!
Follow her for: Motivational quotes, helpful how-to's for resistance bands and dumbbells, as well as super-real lifestyle tidbits that will have you smiling as you scroll through IG! 💪
Cassandra is a self-proclaimed danceaholic and travelista - which becomes evident the second you look at her joy-infused IG feed. Her posts are filled with HIIT workouts and at-home fitness tips (her #adoreyourcore challenge is CRAZY!! 🔥 🔥 🔥).
Follow her for: Tips on living your best life through healthy living and constantly helping others.
Lita Lewis is a fitness trainer offering a range of workouts - from low-impact to higher levels of intensity - on her IG feed as well as through her app.
Follow her for: Her rounded 'health is more than fitness' approach, as well as tons of fitness tips, including unique recipes like this post about carrot bacon! 🥕 🥓
Give these AMAZING men and women a follow. Online support goes a long way, and you'll benefit as well from their experience and expertise. Talk about a win-win!!