These days, an Instagram presence must just be part of the group fitness instructor job description. At Rise Nation, instructors’ handles are displayed on a chalk wall at the studio’s entrance (Mark Cuban tried to take a picture by it recently). Session Pilates has massive cardboard cutouts of the peach and muscle arm emoji for photo ops. Michele Morris, an instructor at Session, who also keeps herself pretty busy teaching at Barry’s Bootcamp and CycleBar, helps fans keep up with her schedule by posting it to her Instagram’s stories.
And while you can probably find a little motivation following any fitness instructor on Instagram, some accounts shine brighter — and read more inspirational — than others. Here, we’ve gathered some of best to help you find your favorite local motivator.