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5 Black Women Fitness Trainers on Instagram You Need to Follow Right Now

5 Black Women Fitness Trainers on Instagram You Need to Follow Right Now

Looking for some fitness inspiration while we’re all adjusting to the new normal?

We've compiled this list of Black women fitness trainers on Instagram who are serving up at-home workouts and making waves in the fitness field.

These women are not only trainers, but influencers, brand ambassadors, speakers, and entrepreneurs. They are staking their claim in the $80 billion U.S. global fitness industry and bringing us along for the ride. Together, they have a combined total of over 4 million followers on Instagram, and their numbers keep growing.

Whether you want to lose weight, bulk up, maintain, or simply lift that booty, you're bound to find the motivation you need from one of these trainers. They emphasize body positivity, healthy lifestyles, and strong hearts and minds. Their Instagram feeds are chock full of fitness advice, tips, and innovative ways to exercise whether or not you have equipment.

Where it was once hard or impossible to find fitness gurus that represented us, now you have your choice. And while we can't feature every Black woman fitness trainer on the Gram, here's our list of ones we think you should be following.

1.       @thefitnesski

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☆ driveway upper body for the win! ? ⠀ back home in Savannah, but still had to get in a lil something something. nothing too crazy today, just trying to maintain my strength ?? happy asf I got to use a weight bench and get in some bench press reps. Lol soon as I get back to Atlanta I’m hitting the gym ? neko & I hired a nanny so it’s a GO uhkay! ??? ⠀ here we go: ⠀ ✖️Elevated Dead Stop Push-up: 4xAMRAP ✖️Incline Neutral Grip Bench: 4x8 ✖️Alternating Z Press: 4x8/arm ✖️SA Bent Over Row: 4x10 ✖️1.5 Push-up: 3xAMRAP ✖️Skullcrusher: 4x12 ✖️Shoulder Combo: 3xAMRAP ⠀ ?my new 4-week challenge starts MONDAY! $40 to join, $500 CASH PRIZE to whoever has the Best Transformation ? link in bio! & check out @thebestdamntransformations for all my client transformations ?

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Kiara A. Townsell is a physical powerhouse. Known as @thefitnesski to her Instagram followers, she is a former athlete, a certified trainer, and a new mom. Kiara holds nothing back in her exercise routines, exuding a strength from her small frame that is surprising and inspirational. She makes use of everything from bodyweight to barbells. And, she tackles cardio and abs with an intensity that will leave you breathless. Follow her and your workouts will never be boring again. On her website, Kiara offers online and virtual training, nutrition and fitness programs.

2.       @theqii_tofitness

@theqii_tofitness, also known as QiQi, is a certified personal trainer who provides her followers with regular workouts for the entire body. No equipment, no problem. QiQi uses household items like brooms, books, and chairs to make her workouts effective and fun. Get your regular exercise fix from her creative routines.

3.      @Ajahzifit

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Band only boooootayyyyy for da weekend ? Believe me, my ass was on fiiiiiiiiya lol. Bookmark and try it out ✨ ?Hip Thrusts - 20 reps ?1 3/4 Sumo Squats - 10 reps ?SL Hip Thrusts - 10 reps each leg ?Squat Walks - 8 reps each direction ?Frog Pumps - 20 reps ?Good Mornings - 20 reps ?Kickbacks - 10 reps each leg ?Fire Hydrants - 10 reps each leg ?3 sets? ———————————————————————————— Outfit: Whitney Simmons x Gymshark Band: @cristinacapron ? Apple - Air Pods ?iPhone 11 Pro Max ??SLIMthicc Guide: ? YouTube Channel - Ajahzi Gardner ? Gymshark link in bio! @gymshark @gymsharkwomen @gymsharktrain #gymshark #gymsharkwomen #gymsharktrain

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Throughout the COVID-19 quarantine, Ajahzi Gardener or @ajahzifit has regularly posted at-home workout routines that prove you don't need heavy weights to stay fit. Her labeled videos target various muscle groups and make it easy to scroll and choose a suitable routine. Lighter free weights, bands, kettlebells, and bodyweight are all you need for her killer workouts. And trust us, you will feel the burn. Her website and fitness packages focus on bulking or cutting to achieve the curvier or leaner body you have always wanted.

4.       @fancy85fit_

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How often do you train your core? Grab a water bottle and give this core workout a try ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Swipe, Like, Save, Share ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭒ Workout: 3 rounds ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Perform 30 secs for each exercise 1 min rest Repeat 2 more times ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭒ Exercises: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Side plank hold w/ bottle in hand Side plank hold w/ no bottle; hip dip to rest Clock plank Single leg glute bridge w/ knee drive Standing cross crunch Bottle hold with mini flutter kicks You can use a 5/10 dumbbell as well. Have fun! ?#HomeCoreWorkout #GiveItATry #StickWithIt #WeGotThis Link in bio to start my Home Full body training or 6 weeks core training @fancyfitteam

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A full-blown melanin goddess, Frantzcesca Casimir pulls double duty as both an active duty soldier and a certified fitness trainer. Between her gym and at-home workouts, you'll find plenty to keep you busy during quarantine. Aside from her @fancy85fit handle, follow her companion page @fancyfitvideos for easy access to all of her Instagram workouts. Frantzcesca's routines target all of your muscle groups, with and without equipment. If you want even more from Frantzcesca, check out her Instagram live classes and her website, where she offers programs designed for specific muscle groups and include workouts, meal plans, and more.

5.       @massy.arias

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Get ready for another epic at home full body workout. [TAG A FRIEND , SHARE, SAVE FOR LATER] hit the ❤️ if you’d like to see more videos like this one. Workout deets: perform three rounds of 10-12 repetitions .Make the movements slow and controlled. Think twice about how you train. I guarantee you this workout will have your lower half challenged and sore in all the right places ?. Link in bio to join me for the new MA45DAY no equipment needed but a band and for all levels of fitness. Let’s get it. _________________________________________________ Empezamos el Lunes con otra rutina épica de cuerpo completo [ menciona a un amigo, sálvala, y compártela]Te aseguro que es lo mejor que harás esta semana. Detalles: realizar cada movimiento por 10-12 repeticiones. Descansar lo necesario pero no más de dos minutos. Haz las repeticiones controladas y lentas. Dale!

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You may already be following Massiel Indhira Arias or @massy.arias. If you're not, now is the time. From HIIT to ab workouts, Massy’s page covers it all. Her powerful exercises target your entire body and the range of routines on her page will keep you busy well beyond quarantine. She is an undeniable force in the industry with over 2.6 million followers on Instagram and features on notable outlets from Cosmopolitan to Oxygen. On her site, you’ll find her MAWarrior programs and challenges that focus on fat loss, muscle gains, healthy eating and nutrition.

But we're not done yet, here's one bonus trainer to add to your follow count.


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?AT HOME FAT BLASTING CIRCUIT? ⠀ ?‍♀️TAG a friend who should try this! ⠀ HAPPY HAPPY FAT BLAST FRIDAY!? WHO IS READY TO SWEAT?!? Here is your weekly at-home circuit specifically designed to blast fat? By alternating circuit exercises between upper and lower body, blood circulation is increased which allows for better mobilization of fat cells!? You MUST pair these types of workouts with a caloric deficit to lose fat! ⠀ NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED & modifications for knee pain & beginners included!?? Let’s get it fam!?? We’re hittin’ our #fullbody ? ⠀ ❗️PRE-MEDS! Live Q&A happening tomorrow (Saturday) @ 12pm PST! RSVP in my story!??‍⚕️ ⠀ ?SAVE for a full body fat burn! ?‍♀️TAG a friend to try this with! ✖️Swipe = each individual exercise ??‍♀️Diagram = target muscle groups ⚡️Top Left = knee-pain/modified version ⠀⠀ ?WORKOUT DETAILS BELOW? — ✖️2 CIRCUITS✖️ ?NO REST between each exercise ?90s REST between circuit rounds ?2 min OFF between Circuit 1 & 2 ⠀⠀ ??????? ?: [? ??????] ?Reach Jacks: 20 reps (⚡️reach jack step outs) ?Diagonal Woodchoppers: 10 reps/side ?Lunge Pass Thru’s: 15 reps/side (⚡️hip thrust pass thru’s) ?Around the Clock Raises: 12 reps/side ?Wall Sit Car Drivers: 15 reps/side ?Rest 90 seconds & REPEAT ⠀⠀ ????? ? ??????? ????? completing both rounds of Circuit 1 and ?????? starting Circuit 2 ⠀ ??????? ?: [? ??????] ?Superman to Push Up: 12 reps ?Tabletop Knee Taps: 10 reps/side (✨reclined knee taps - 15 reps/side) ?Inchworm Crunch: 15 reps ?Bear Plank Kickback: 10 reps/side (✨donkey kicks - 12 reps/side) ?Kneeling Squat to Press: 20 reps ?Rest 90 seconds & REPEAT ⠀⠀ ⌚️38 minutes — Let me know if you have any questions about this circuit or if you plan on giving it a try?This one was so fun!? Happy Friday fam!? - ?Side Effects — @carliehanson ?Leggings: linked in story ?@vessifootwear - ??????????????? ???? ?? ???: ??‍♀️Personal Training ?Home Guides - ???? ?@youcanbeam - ??? ?Youtube ?Amazon Shop ?Playlist ✨Blog

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Tae-León is a Stanford Med Student and certified fitness trainer. Tae utilizes video-in-video effects to create unique and functional posts that demonstrate beginner and advanced exercise variations as well as the right vs. the wrong way to do them. Her colorful, well-labeled posts tackle everything from side booty workouts to upper abs. So, if you're looking to correct your form or you're a newbie, this is a great place to start.

During times like these, it's important to keep our minds and bodies active. These fitness trainers offer positive vibes and real results. With so many choices available, there's no reason to let quarantine life get the best of you.

Let us know who your favorite Instagram trainer is.

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