5 fitness influencers we should all be following for inspiration

5 fitness influencers we should all be following for inspiration
@Fit_Ophela. Image: Instagram
@Fit_Ophela. Image: Instagram

It’s almost bikini season and while others have been fetching their bodies during the lockdown period, some of us didn't show the same commitment.

Now, we are living in the middle of a global pandemic with our country under strict lockdown; it's safe to say that the circumstances are quite peculiar. So, whichever way you fell - whether you exercised daily or never even went for walk - you made the right choice for yourself; this is a no-judgement zone. 

But if you feel like you're ready to get active again, then a little inspiration will go a long way in getting you back on the fitness wagon. That's why we've put together a list of some of our favourite fitness influencers - these powerful ladies will get you revved up and ready to hit the yoga mat, or the gym (hello, level 1!), again. 


1/ Sanelisiwe Mbambo

Popularly known as Get fit with Sanerie, Sanelisiwe Mbambo is the perfect inspiration for a mother that just gave birth and wants to get back into shape. After giving birth to a baby girl in December 2019, the fitness bunny has shared her post-partum weight loss journey with her followers – complete with workouts that even involved the baby.

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2/ Obakeng Makapane

 For those of you who may have gym anxiety or don't necessarily enjoy the gym at all, Obakeng Makapane is the perfect person to follow on socials!

The plant-based fitness entrepreneur started a 'working out from home' series during the lockdown. All you need to exercise with her is yourself and common household items. She also shares her workouts on her page so you can do them at any time that you want. 

Obakeng also has a healthy eating page, @vegan_obi which shares healthy vegan recipes that you can try.



 3/ Juanita Khumalo

 Voted Cosmopolitan’s Best Health & Wellness Influencer in 2019, Juanita Khumalo is one of the most enjoyable fitness influencers in the country.

 Under her company, Trove wellness, Juanita hosts events such as boot camps as well as mental health seminars. On her page, expect to find effective workouts that you can do both at the gym and at home, healthy meal ideas, fitness tips, fun challenges and lots more.


4/ Grace Motswana

Are you looking for a bit of fashion, a bit of fitness and a bit of lifestyle? Then Grace Motswana is your girl! Not only does she share fitness tips, workouts and inspiration - she does the same for fashion. 

5/ Ophela Mhlauli

Ophela Mhlauli is the perfect example of how perseverance, consistency and hard work is the winning recipe to getting your dream body. By frequently sharing her body transformation pictures, Ophela keeps us motivated to begin our very own transformation journeys and shows us how possible this is.

Under her page, expect to find lots of workouts and meal ideas.



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