When you want to get into shape and see real results, there's no better money spent than on a personal trainer. They help plan out your exercises to maximize results and ensure you're utilizing proper form—all while motivating and holding you accountable like any good coach would do. The experience isn't cheap, but it's always worth the money. Of course, if you don't have the extra cash, Instagram has proven itself as the place to go for expert guidance and motivation, without the expense.
Top trainers from around the world—some of the same guys training leading men and action heroes—are happy to provide entire workout programs. It's top-notch training and advice in exchange for a follow and a few double taps. Pics and video, inspiration and meal plans, even a few fails to help you feel like you're not alone. It's all there, in the palm of your hand.
The posts are incredibly handy on those tough days, when it's a struggle to fire up your willpower to workout. These pros make fitness a priority and their feeds remind us that it's about putting in the work in order to be the best version of yourself. "When it comes to Instagram, our intention is to provide value to our clients and followers," says Eric Johnson, who founded Homage Fitness with his brother Ryan. "Whether that is by giving someone an exercise to insert into their workout that day or to inspire them with a different thought process, unique training method, or an actionable item to improve their overall health." And even though their client roster is filled with high profile individuals, Ryan says that they don't use the platform as a trophy room. "Honestly, if a post or story helps one person, that's what matters the most to us."
To help you curate a well-rounded feed, we've lined up the best trainers you should be following on Instagram. Great guys who showcase a healthy mix of strength training, bodyweight exercises and mobility moves. And their own shredded physiques will motivate you to get off the couch as well.