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9 Fit Black Women on Instagram That Will Inspire You to Work Out

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Looking for somebody to kick (by kick, we mean motivate) your ass into shape? Nobody can do it better than the fit black women we have for you!

Every so often, getting off the couch and working out feels like a HUGE burden. But, thanks to social media, a motivational figure in the fitness world is only a kick and scroll away.

Let’s look at some incredibly fit black women on Instagram who will definitely get you moving.  

Sasha Exeter 

Sasha Exeter is a fitness model from Canada who flawlessly combines fitness with fashion. She manages to create an effective blend of HIIT workouts and fabulous outfits. Not to mention that she’s also a mom and is documenting her beautiful, active, and healthy motherhood journey on her feed and in her stories. 


Elisabeth Akinwale 

Talk about fitness!

This Chicago-based beauty is a fitness trainer, a mother, and a regular CrossFit Games competitor. On her Instagram, you’ll find a lot of useful fitness information along with various workouts.

Elisabeth features strength training routines, yoga sessions, core exercises, gymnastics, and a lot more. All of this makes her the perfect Instagram guru to follow whenever you want to try out something exciting and new.  


Chelsea Jackson Roberts 

If you’re all about smart, fit Instagrammers, you’ll certainly love Chelsea Jackson Roberts. She is a yoga instructor who also has a doctorate from Emory University. In her posts, she shares fascinating wellness information and useful yoga tips. And the fact that her work is focused on gender, class, and race makes her even more amazing.  

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don't be fooled, the world is still gorgeous. -yrsa daley-ward . .. life doesn't have to be either, or. in order to absorb the fullness of our experiences, it's gotta be both/and. we've got to feel the heartbreak if we honestly want to recognize our joy. calling out oppression and suffering, doesn't make our experiences with love and celebration any less valuable. instead, it makes life more real. hopefully it makes us more honest. and in the end it makes us more human. . .. notice how the body feels when you practice or experience anything. ask yourself, what feels at ease? what feels uneasy? what feels strong? what feels unsure? and then breathe. notice what exists in the breath. . .. warrior 2 | once you are in the posture, try stacking the bent knee over the ankle. look down and observe the heel to arch intersection between the feet. ground down through the outer edge of the extended leg. gently press the bent knee away from the center, opening the inner thigh. on your next exhale, soften the shoulders + the face. in other words…relax. breathe in the strength of the moment, breathe out into the knowing and trust of your own body. what exists between the breaths? . .. photo by @kenanhill ✨ #breatheitallin #heretobe

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Selena Watkins 

Selena Watkins is a dedicated SoulCycle instructor who founded the Socanomics dance workout. She firmly believes that rhythm and upbeat afro Caribbean dance routines can help you shed off the pounds, tone your body, and have fun while getting a workout in! 

Selena shares plenty of at-home workout ideas, and she teaches energetic classes in New York City.  

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Get out of the threshold. This is a message that I’ve been revisiting from @waynechaneyjr, every day. I took notes as fast as I could when I first heard it, catching bulletpoints that moved me. I hope it moves you this morning. #Mondaymotivation #motivationMonday #atthethreshold ••• -God gives you the seed but he does not sow it for you… -Too much analysis about your goals leads to paralysis. If you are too analytical you will stop yourself from sowing a seed that was supposed to be based on faith… not analytics. -Have the discernment to see the picture even without all the small details -Sow your seeds. Stop holding on to them. Stop playing it safe. If you keep holding onto them, the challenges will become more prominent in your mind than the possibilities. And the germination rate aka the success rates of your seeds will decrease the longer you hold onto them. -Get out of the threshold. Step out on faith. Practice self-discipline. Get out of your head. Sow your seeds and see the miracles God has for you. -It’s at the threshold that there is the most targeted warefare (in your mind) -Don’t get stuck. Get unstuck. Break through the threshold. -Be clear, a small amount of faith will outweigh a large amount of obstacles. Ignore the obstacles, they are only stop signs. One stop sign should not stop you from all of the green lights. Push forward.

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Lita Lewis 

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Thick. Archive deep. #tbt @michaelisiahphoto’s work.

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Lita Lewis is a self proclaimed self love ambassador that will have you lovin’ your thick thighs and living your best fit life!

Lita motivates her audience through exciting workouts and inspirational quotes. She has quit her corporate job and built an engaging fitness platform on Instagram, where almost 500k people are following her! 


Jeanette Jenkins 

Jeanette Jenkins is one of Hollywood’s most appreciated fitness and health experts. She’s in high demand among celebrities and her world-renowned clientele includes Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, and Serena Williams.

As soon as you check out Jeanette’s Instagram, you’ll undoubtedly understand what the hype is all about!  

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Sunday Funday! Here’s an 8Exercise Circuit you can try this week with the #SlamBall 30-45sec each, 3sets!??Make sure you schedule your workouts for the week!❤️Failing to plan is planning to fail.❤️Our next 30Day #TotalBody Bootcamp starts in the club @hollywoodtrainerclub on September 17th! All 30Days of #workouts with modifications & instructions for ALL levels are in the top of the #VirtualGym under the #Exercise tab! All you have to do is join or login! It’s $20/month join us! We have 500+ streaming workouts & challenges to keep you moving! #workoutmotivation 1) Squat Jump Slams 2) Toe Taps 360 & Reverse 3)Overhead 180 Slams R & L 4) PlyoLunge Slams 1, 2 or 1,2,3 Alt Slam R & L 5) Plank Ab Tuck to Ab Pike 6) Ab Tuck to Ab Toe Touch 7) Extended Arms with Flutter Kicks 8) Chest Toss with Flutter Kicks

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Racheal Weathers 

Racheal Weathers is a Hatha and Vinyasa yogi who lives in New York. She focuses on self-care and offers a variety of helpful fitness advice. On Instagram, she posts photos of her in some awe-inspiring poses. In addition, the pictures revealing her toned, strong body will make you grab a mat and start moving.  


Anowa Adjah

Anowa Adjah is proof that, as long as you have a healthy diet and a good workout plan, the scale isn’t when your fitness story should start and end.

She weighs more than 200 pounds, but, as all of us can see, these pounds are used to create a beautiful definition. She is one curvy lady, a mother of twins, and a master trainer.  

Talk about a fit black woman! 


Hannah Bronfman 

Hannah Bronfman is a successful fit entrepreneur who gives women the tea of fitness, beauty, and health. On her Instagram page and on her website, she helps her audience find the routine that best suits their body and schedule.

Hannah is an empowering and educative teacher who you’ll have a lot to learn from.  Did we mention that’s Hannah is also a DJ?? 

Whether you’re into cardio, toning, lifting, stretching, yoga, CrossFit, or all of them, these fit black women will help you get fit, stay fit, and inspire your personal goals. 

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Delia is a writer who has a great passion for writing in-depth articles on various social issues. She has written both editorial and lengthy research pieces for numerous publications over the years.

She loves her job and celebrates her accomplishments every morning with a big cup of coffee.