The A-List: 10 Must-Follow Insta Accounts For New Year's Fitspiration

I know, I know, #newyearnewyou is supposed to be motivational, but it can set us up to feel like failures. We all resolve to maintain healthier lifestyles and to workout more often, but come mid-January, the crowded gyms, early sunsets, and freezing temperatures have us back on the couch. Make this year different. Next time you need a little motivation to keep going (I know I do!), follow these these 10 badass female athletes for a major fitspo boost.


1. Tracy Anderson, Tracy Anderson Method | @TracyAndersonMethod

Pump it up using the Tracy Anderson Method, a favorite with celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracee Ellis Ross.



2. Thelita Lewis, Fitness & Wellness Personality | @FollowThelita

Lewis is about that squat life and also the woman behind the rapidly growing #thickfit movement.



3. Kaisa Keranen, Kaisa Fit | @KaisaFit

Keranen goes hard anytime, anyplace -- indoor or outdoor, at the gym, or in the home -- no excuses!

|| Band Workout ||

A video posted by Kaisa Keranen (@kaisafit) on



4. Traci Copeland, Nike Master Trainer | @TraCo4

No workout is off limits for Copeland, but we love it when she breaks it down a little something like this.



5. Hannah Bronfman, Founder of HBFit.com | @HannahBronfman

Bronfman's perfectly curated Instagram feed will motivate you to recommit to your health, beauty, style, fitness, and even relationship goals.

If your on my snap then you already know what it is. #HBFIT @dino5thstgym thanks for kicking my ass!!!

A video posted by Hannah Bronfman (@hannahbronfman) on



6. Nicole Winhoffer, Fitness Artist | @NicoleWinhoffer

Visit this fitness guru's Instagram feed for the daily motivation, and stay for the hot music.



7. Jessamyn Stanley, Yoga Enthusiast & Fat Femme | @MyNameIsJessamyn .

Stanley is unapologetically smashing every stereotype associated with the yoga community. Werk!

Y'all, I'm really enjoying my Denver mini break- I don't think I realized just how much I needed a change of scenery until I got out of Durham County. It snowed all night (and most of today) and I can't tell you how much I appreciate this down time being snowed in with one of my favorite people. Also, I'm thoroughly wearing out both periscope and snapchat- I finally figured out both and I've been snappin' (is that what you say?) all over Denver. I'm @mynameisjessamy on snapchat & @jessnotjazz on periscope- follow me on both to see snippets from my life off the mat (mostly I'm just eating) and hear me ramble about so much stuff that's not really fit for instagram- love, relationships, being black and practicing yoga, etc. This video is a throwback to one of my first successful #headstand attempts w/o a wall- @bust_magazine included me in a round up of yoga youtubes worth checking out & this video is from the archives, back when I spent more time kicking than tucking (if you're about that #invertyoself life, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.) It took SO LONG for me to practice #sirsasana w/o using a wall- I see lots of comments from you guys denigrating your own #inversion practices because of difficulty practicing both with and without a wall. DO NOT TALK SHIT ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE. Seriously. It's the antithesis of yoga. It doesn't help you become stronger, and it's not the point. Relish the moments when you fall down more often than find balance. Falling down is a critical part of balance. I FELL DOWN SO MANY TIMES BEFORE I EVER GOT TO THIS POINT and I've fallen down plenty since then. Every single moment is important. Song is EWF "Can't Hide Love" EDIT- hey, @cassandra_fragoso! I don't think it's specifically about being heavier, but I think it's about evenly distributing your weight through your entire hand (fingertips, knuckles, imaginary suction cup I the palm) so that the weight doesn't fall into the wrist. Yoga wrist trauma is ubiquitous across all body types, not just larger bodied people, and we all have to check out alignment so we don't damage the wrists long term. Hope that helps!

A video posted by Jessamyn (@mynameisjessamyn) on



8. Neghar Fonooni, Writer & Lifestyle Coach| @NegharFonooni

Just hit play. Fonooni's video speaks for itself.



9. Linnea Love, Playful Yogi |@DoughyPhysique

This dedicated mom and yogi lets her adorable son participate in the fitness fun. So cute! 

Gettin our butts back to work! @pinklotusclothing

A video posted by Playful Yogi (@doughyphysique) on



10. Holly Rilinger, Nike Master Trainer |@HollyRilinger

From hoops drills to Tabata trainiing, Rilinger has you covered.



OK, now let's do this! Who's with me?

Shana Renee is the founder and editor-in-chief of All Sports Everything and a passionate New York Jets, Knicks and Yankees fan. Follow her sports talk on Twitter at @ItsShanaRenee.

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