We all know that Instagram is chock full of pictures of delicious food that make you want to eat more, but the same applies to fitness. Fitness is an increasingly popular theme among Instagram pictures. After all, physical and mental fitness are keys to a healthier lifestyle. So, it's definitely a plus if you're physically fit and healthy.
Since the beginning of time, physical fitness has been extremely important. Not only are you healthier, but you also develop the ability to maintain your ideal weight and you won't be prone to health problems like hypertension, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease. Almost all people who are physically fit eat healthy, eliminate drugs and alcohol, and get sufficient amounts of rest everyday.
There are plenty of fitness models on Instagram who post pictures of themselves showing off their strong legs, sculpting their abdominal cores, and dead-lifting twice their weight. Maybe you'll be more inclined to hit the gym after checking out this list of fitness models galore. If you're not a gym type of person, you can participate in outdoor activities such as bicycling, walking, hiking, fishing, and swimming instead. Either way, becoming more active can provide a wide range of positive benefits.
From dancers to yogis, these in-shape women show off some of the best workout motivation on Instagram as they're looking smoking hot while maintaining a health-giving lifestyle. Here's a list of the 15 hottest fitness models that hundreds of thousands of people are following. If you don't know their names, right now is a good time to remember them.
15 Christmas Abbott
Christmas Abbott is an athlete, trainer, and author from Lynchburg, Virginia. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. She's best known as an author for the bestseller The Badass Body Diet, which promoted a program that allows astonishing results while creating a sustainable lifestyle change. She has certainly achieved her ultimate goal in life—to complete a successful transformation from partying teenager to inspirational speaker. She's a fitness model that has a lot of potential. How can you not be curious about a woman whose first name is Christmas?
A CBS press release has listed Christmas' occupation as "Fitness Superstar" in her biography. That's a fairly enterprising job title.
Christmas is currently part of the Big Brother cast for season 19. Her biography for the show says that she's committed, happy, and influential. It seems like Christmas is one of those women who have it all as she was the first female to join the NASCAR pit crew and a former CrossFit Games athlete. She was also a two-time Iraq contractor.
Follow her on Instagram @christmasabbott.
14 Jenna Renee Webb
Jenna Renee Webb is a fitness model from Ormond, Florida.
Jenna drew some attention to herself when she was briefly married to UFC fighter Travis Browne from 2015 to 2016. In July of 2015, Jenna took to Instagram to share photos showing bruises on her body allegedly caused by Browne. As a result, Browne was removed from the UFC's International Fight Week pending an investigation. In August of 2015, the UFC reinstated Browne when their independent investigation found inconclusive evidence in the domestic violence report. The couple later divorced in February of 2016.
Browne reportedly cheated on Jenna as he was in a relationship with fellow UFC fighter Ronda Rousey since 2015. The pair got engaged in New Zealand on April 20, 2017.
We doubt that there were any hard feelings between Jenna and her ex-husband, but who knows? It's not time to speculate about their personal lives, though. Jenna is a hot girl who is comfortable with showing lots of skin. She likely won't have an issue finding a new man.
Follow her on Instagram @jennareneefit.
13 Michelle Lewin
Michelle Lewin is a fitness model from Maracay, Venezuela. She blossomed from the girl next door who worked at a Venezuelan clinic to one of the biggest stars in the fitness industry. She is currently based in Miami, Florida.
Michelle may be on the petite side as she only stands at 5-foot-4 and weighs 125 lbs, but she has the ideal body measurements of 36-25-35. She's flawless and she knows it. Social media has elevated her fame. Fans everywhere have the ability to spot the down-to-earth beauty in the streets of Miami, Caracas, Cairo, Canberra, and Moscow.
Michelle has been dubbed as "Miss Worldwide" and for good reasons. Her fans consist of both males and females. Despite her increased fame in recent years, she still has that girl-next-door attitude. She's gorgeous inside and out. She's not only a model, but also a wonderful role model for people to look up to.
Follow her on Instagram @michelle_lewin.
12 Svetlana Bilyalova
Svetlana Bilyalova is a fitness model from Moscow, Russia. She posts regularly and has more than five million followers on Instagram. She originally created an Instagram account in January 2013, and then signed up for Twitter in July of that year. She has been featured in publications including Sports Illustrated, Victoria's Secret, and many more.
Svetlana is a brunette beauty who is best known for her selfies, but she also has a funny side to her as she posts comedic videos every now and then. Although she may not be a high-end fashion model, many people have compared her to Russian model Dasha Kapustina from Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia. Both women are well-known and share a good taste in clothes.
Back to the main topic, Svetlana is very sexy and isn't afraid to show it. That's one of the reasons why people like her so much. Her constant stream of scantily clad snaps are exciting to watch too.
Follow her on Instagram @svetabily.
11 Sendi Skopljak
Sendi Skopljak is a Swedish fitness model who also works as a fitness, fashion, and travel blogger. She was originally born in Mostar, Bosnia.
Sendi is widely known as an Instagram star with over 750,000 followers. She posted her first photo on Instagram in July of 2012 and began her blogging career in July of 2013. She has looks that kill, but she also has brains, achieving good grades. She studied at the University of Boras in Boras, Sweden. She possesses the seldom combination of beauty and brains, which is a positive thing.
Sendi has a daily routine of eating healthy and training hard. She usually wakes up feeling 100 percent motivated to go all in for 30 days. It's unclear where all that motivation came from, but whatever she's doing is definitely helping her clean up nice. Three of the best words to describe this Swedish stunner are beautiful, intelligent, and fit.
Follow her on Instagram @skopljak.
10 Caitlin Rice
Caitlin Rice is an American-born fitness model and personal trainer who currently resides in Canada. There's quite a story behind this incredibly beautiful woman.
Caitlin grew up as an army brat who constantly moved from place to place. She began her modeling career in Atlanta, Georgia at age 16. However, fashion modeling took an emotional toll on her as she was on the verge of developing an eating disorder and becoming malnourished. She eventually got away from the detrimental career path to focus on her college education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. As a result, she learned to love lifting weights because it made her feel healthy and full of energy.
Social media has certainly helped Caitlin receive a lot of attention. Many people like her posts in relation to healthy eating, intense workouts, and rock-hard abs. She also has a really cute face. She's absolutely stunning.
Follow her on Instagram @caitlinricefit.
9 Jessica Arevalo
Jessica Arevalo is a fitness model, professional bikini athlete, personal trainer, and nutritional coach from California. Today, she has over 660,000 followers on Instagram. But life hasn't always been easy for the 32-year-old. Before finding success in the fitness industry, she struggled with depression and binge-drank to self-medicate her anxiety. In an attempt to turn her life around, she decided to enter her first bikini competition at age 25. She developed one of the best bodies in the fitness world 30 swimsuit shows and two Olympic competitions later.
Jessica got her start in bodybuilding using the Arnold style of training that her father taught her. She eventually hit the gym five days a week and placed emphasis on lifting weights to pack on the muscle to her petite frame (5-foot-1, 115 lbs). The rigorous workouts helped her develop a strong mindset, which allowed her to reach an elite level of bikini competition.
Follow her on Instagram @jessicaarevalofit.
8 Sarah Stage
Sarah Stage is a Los Angeles-based model and fitness guru. She is of Costa Rican and European descent. She entered an Elite Models search in high school and finished as a runner-up. She then traveled to Milan, Italy to pursue a career as a high-end fashion model. Since then, she has graced the covers of Unleash'd magazine and has been featured on Playboy magazine along with other notable publications.
Sarah is married to James Hunter. In 2015, she drew attention to herself by posting photos and videos of her working out while pregnant with her first child. She apparently ignored all the nasty comments aimed towards her on social media. She also started a blog called Stage Mama to share her wonderful journey of pregnancy and motherhood.
Sarah has a new baby bump. Last month, she announced that she was five months pregnant with her second child. She seems to be a family woman who just happens to have a little more a*s.
Follow her on Instagram @sarahstage.
7 Jen Heward
Jen Heward is a fitness model and bikini competitor from the United States. She's best known for her fitness programs, diet guides, and beauty and lifestyle videos on YouTube. She's also a certified fitness instructor, brand ambassador for Stance Supplements, and co-owner of the Life Altering Fitness gym alongside her fiancee Zach Striplin.
Jen is a blonde bombshell, but unlike most people in the fitness industry, she's more of a late bloomer than anything else. She realized her passion for fitness at age 16 when she worked at a part-time job near a gym, but didn't begin taking a closer look at diet and nutrition until after her 21st birthday.
As of today, Jen has amassed more than 810,000 Instagram followers. She leaves her followers wanting more with the constant uploading of effective workout routines. She's a ripped woman who has a sexy body and an extraordinary sense of fashion.
Follow her on Instagram @hunnybunsfit.
6 Cassey Ho
Cassey Ho is a fitness model and entrepreneur. She's a Chinese-Vietnamese-American who was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended James Logan High School in Union City, California and matriculated to Whittier College in Whittier, California on a full scholarship. She graduated from Whittier College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Cassey's father forcefully pushed his daughter to pursue a career in medicine or law. In an interview for the newspaper Asian Fortune, she said that she told her father that she wanted to become a fashion designer, but her father told her that she would fail, make no money, and have no friends. However, her father ended up supporting her career choice after witnessing the success of her clothing line, BodyPop.
Cassey is on the top 25 list of health and fitness influencers in the world. She shares a variety of healthy meals, pilates workouts and adorable selfies on social media. She's beautiful inside and out.
Follow her on Instagram @blogilates.
5 Tana Ashlee
Tana Ashlee is a fitness model and personal trainer hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has done very well in her health and fitness career by owning an online training program, Train With Tana. You can choose from three different plans—a meal plan, meal and fitness plan, or a workout plan—for a monthly fee.
Tana is best known for her six-pack abs and sculpted booty. She has been interested in fitness since she was 13 years old. According to her About Me section on Train With Tana, she dealt with eating disorders, weight gain, and weight loss. Moreover, she struggled on trying to find motivation. Now, she's using her personal struggles to help others. She's totally serious about making fitness more approachable for women so that they can live happier, healthier lives.
Tana is proof that if you put in the time, effort, and hard work in the gym and the kitchen, you can become a successful fitness model with 1.5 million Instagram followers.
Follow her on Instagram @tanaashleee.
4 Paige Hathaway
Paige Hathaway is a fitness model from Minnesota. She went from being a small town girl to one of the biggest fitness icons on the Internet. She recalled growing up with a "very rough childhood." She lived in a trailer with her alcoholic father who lived off of food stamps. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, but the domestic issues didn't end there. Her mother was desperate to keep Paige and brought her to the house of a Texas man she met online. However, it wasn't long before the local police placed Paige in the hands of her grandmother.
Paige worked several jobs to support herself through college. She entered her first show, the Ronnie Coleman Classic, after being approached by a personal trainer at the gym she worked out in. Her fitness career took off from there.
Paige battled through many problems as a child and became a fitness icon with a hot bikini body.
Follow her on Instagram @paigehathaway.
3 Kerri Hayes
Kerri Hayes is a fitness model who was born in India, raised in Europe, and settled in the United States. She has worked as a personal trainer, sports nutritionist, sports massage therapist, and lifestyle coach. She's also a competitor for the International Federation of Body Building & Fitness (IFBB) and a sponsored athlete for premium muscle-building supplement, 1st Phorm.
Kerri never gave up on her dreams. She began competing in the IFBB in 2010 and competed four more times before winning her first IFBB Pro Card in 2012. She has a very competitive personality, which helped her become dedicated to the sport. One of her goals in life is to help others accomplish their goals and live their dreams.
Kerri's a stunner, for sure. She has an incredible body and would look great in any bikini. Plus, she's a positive role model for young women to look up to.
Follow her on Instagram @kerrihayesfit.
2 Lais DeLeon
Lais DeLeon is a fitness model from Sao Paolo, Brazil. Like most Brazilian women, Lais has alluring looks and a butt that just won't quit. She's really the full package. You should add her to the list of things from Brazil that you truly enjoy if you haven't already.
Lais is a jet-setter and go-getter who has lived in Milan, Italy for four years before relocating to the United States. She began training at age 19, which gradually led to her well-sculpted body. Her exercise regimen looks like this—training in the gym five days a week and giving herself time to rest for two days per week. In addition, she prefers to divide her gym sessions into three categories—lower body, chest and shoulders, and back and arms. By doing that, her body will respond better to the exercise. Lais not only looks good, but also tries her best to encourage people to expand their fitness and reach their goals. Simply put, she uses social media for the right reasons.
Follow her on Instagram @laisdeleon.
1 Alice Matos
Alice Matos is a fitness model and bikini athlete from Florianopolis, Brazil. She's a Brazilian bombshell who became a household name in the fitness industry. She currently has 1.6 million Instagram followers. As you can see, she has amassed a solid amount of followers who are eager to see what she does next.
Alice has always been athletic as she played soccer, volleyball, and basketball growing up. But she didn't consider a career in fitness until 2010 after being inspired by social media stars Michelle Lewin and Larissa Reis. After numerous failed attempts, she won the 2015 IFBB Championship in Santa Catarina, Brazil and brought home her first trophy as a bikini athlete. Obviously, all her hard work paid off.
Aside from fitness modeling, Alice serves as an IFBB journalist and was featured in the HardcoreLadies blog. She also launched her own clothing line Labellamafia. She clearly tries to be the best version of herself.
Follow her on Instagram @alice.