WHOSAY Hot Talent List: 15 Fitness Influencers to Follow on #MotivationMonday
Despite all those pesky “back to school” signs, summer is alive and well. And what better way to celebrate the peak of the year’s hottest season than by getting some #MotivationMonday from the top 15 health & fitness influencers, professionally vetted by WHOSAY’s outstanding Talent Team using the Match App for achieving an optimal level of brand affinity and fan engagement.
1. Emily Skye:
Flashback to my pre pregnancy body - which will be my “goal” once I pop this bub out and can get back to training hard again! 😀 Mommies, how long was it until you could exercise after giving birth? . You know what’s absolutely crazy? At the time of taking these pics (in my bath tub using a tripod and timer mind you haha) I didn’t think I was lean at all. I now look at these pics and I’m surprised at how lean I was! It’s crazy how sometimes we just can’t see ourselves how we truly are or how others might see us. I can have such a warped perspective of myself sometimes. Hey, I’m working on it though and have already come a long way - I think being pregnant has helped a LOT with this actually! 🙂 . Since becoming pregnant I feel like I got extreme bloating, fluid retention and cellulite straight away. This doesn’t concern me in the slightest though, it’s all part of growing a human and I feel sooo incredibly blessed. All of these not so fun things that come with pregnancy are insignificant. My health and my baby’s health is most important and that’s what I’m focussing on. 🙂 I’m so blown away by what my body can do! It’s incredible! . I have 6 months to wait to meet my little one, I feel like it’s such a long time to wait, but I'm told it flies by! Aaah I can’t wait! 😀 . .
Though trailblazer Emily Skye is a qualified personal trainer, beautician and makeup artist, she is primarily known as a fitness influencer and role model with multiple fitness products—including the F.I.T. Programs.
Skye boasts 13.2 million fans; 2.1 million on Instagram, 10.9 million on Facebook and 116 thousand on Twitter. Her fans are ages 18-24 (17%), 25-34 (31%) and 35-44 (27%). They are 66% female and 34% male.
2. Shaun T:
THE END of the workweek is near but having an end is so overrated! Why? Because even when one door closes you have to be willing to utilize every tool in your secret backpack to propel yourself forward! Every struggle you've encountered came with a new superpower. So stuff it into you back pack because the truth is, you've worked too hard to leave it ALL behind so carry the good and don't get weighed down by the bad. #WorkNotWork
Known for his wildly popular “Insanity” workout, influencer and fitness guru Shaun T has also shared the stage with Val Kilmer in the musical version of The Ten Commandments, appeared in Pippin, Applause, Six Feet Under and the feature film Beauty Shop.
Shaun T has 2.8 million fans who engaged with him via Instagram (662K), Facebook (1.8M) and Twitter (291K). His fans are ages 25-34 (36%) and 35-44 (37%). Seventy-four percent are female and 26% male.
3. Anna Victoria:
Trailblazer Anna Victoria is a fitness expert in addition to an Instagram sensation. The California-born and Rome, Italy-based guru is known for creating the Fit Body Guide as well as for inspiring millions with her realistic transformation photos.
Victoria has 1.8 million fans, 1.4 million of which follow her on Instagram, 335 thousand engaging with her on Facebook, 8 thousand who follow her on Twitter and 22 thousand subscribed to her YouTube page. Eighty-six percent of her fans are female and 14% male.
4. Paige Spiranac:
American professional golf player Paige Spiranac is also a trailblazer in addition to an Instagram star who engages on the platform with 1.2 million followers. Spiranac is also liked by 224 thousand Facebook users and followed on Twitter by 157 thousand fans—for a total of 1.6 million followers across platforms. Spiranac’s followers are ages 25-34 (19%), 35-44 (35%) and 45-54 (32%). Ninety-eight percent of her followers are male and just 2% female.
5. Rich Froning:
Professional CrossFit athlete Rich Froning is known for his achievements in the 2010-2016 CrossFit Games. He became the first person to win the title of "Fittest Man on Earth" four times with his first-place finish in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 CrossFit Games.
Froning boasts 1.5 million fans on social media, 1 million of which follow him on Instagram, 185 thousand on Facebook and 236 thousand on Twitter. Twenty-five percent of his fans are ages 18-24, 35% are ages 25-34 and 30% are ages 35-44. Eighty-eight percent are male and 12% female.
6. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson):
Known for playing The Mountain on HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones, trailblazer, actor and professional strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is also an Icelandic former professional basketball player.
He has 1.4 million fans (893K on Instagram, 479K on Facebook and 46K on Twitter). Twenty-one percent are ages 18-24, 33% ages 25-34 and 24% ages 35-44. Eighty-four percent are male and 16% female.
7. Jeanette Jenkins - The Hollywood Trainer:
Join me #LosAngeles Saturday August 26th at 9am for the @dressforsuccess 5k Power Walk at #DorothyGreenPark at the #SantaMonicaBeach. Just click the link in my profile👉 @msjeanettejenkins and click on #blog on the menu for all the details! Join my team or create your own team to support this amazing organization @dressforsuccess! ❤️😊After an amazing turnout in #NYC I can't wait to walk with everyone in #LA as we continue to work together to #empower women. 💪Men and #children are welcome to join us so bring the entire #Family & all your friends and let's make this the biggest @dressforsuccess power walk fundraiser to date!❤️👊💯#DressForSuccess has helped the lives of over 1million women in 23countries on their journey to economic independence & they are doing incredible work. 🙌💯This year’s theme "Unleashing the Power Within" represents the #power and inner #strength every woman has within herself, and the ability to unleash that power to make positive, rewarding healthy changes in life. ❤️True change starts from within, and The Power Walk for Dress for Success encourages, supports and promotes the transformative journey that is catapulted once a woman chooses to unleash her power within.❤️#PowerWalk #LA #DorothyGreenPark #SantaMonicaBeach #DressForSuccess #EmpoweringWomen
Trailblazer and fitness influencer Jeanette Jenkins is the founder and president of the Hollywood Trainer fitness company. She studied human kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Jeanette Jenkins is also the host of Lifetime Television's My Workout: Powered by Podfitness.com.
She has 1.3 million fans across platforms (411K on Instagram, 529K on facebook and 344K on Twitter). Twenty-five percent of Jenkins’ fans are ages 25-34, 40% ages 35-44 and 20% ages 45-54. Eighty-two percent are female and 18% male.
8. Alexia Clark:
At the end of the day you are you. That is black and white. But how you live and feel is in color and you decide how vibrant the colors are. #alexiaclark #queenofworkouts #fit #fitness #fitgirl #fitforareason #color #blackandwhitephoto #optima7160 #optimakierland #7160optimakierland location: @optimakierland @7160_optimakierland Photo: @danielhartmann
NASM certified trainer, influencer and YouTuber Alexia Clark has 1.2 million fans and counting! One million engages with her on Instagram, 176 thousand on Facebook, 3 thousand on Twitter and 15 thousand on YouTube.
9. Lauren Fisher:
One of CrossFit’s youngest competitors, fitness influencer Lauren Fisher is already a four-time CrossFit Games veteran. Known for her Olympic weightlifting prowess, Fisher also won the 2014 USA Weightlifting Junior National Championship in the 63-kg class with a 70-kg.
She is followed by 1.2 million fans, 843 thousand on Instagram, 249 thousand on Facebook and 70 thousand on Twitter. Her fans are ages 25-34 (47%) and 35-44 (33%). Fifty-five percent are male and 45% female.
10. Rachel A DeMita:
Rachel is a former college basketball player turned host, model, content creator, influencer and sports blogger. She has 760 thousand fans across Instagram (454K), Facebook (90K), Twitter (147K) and YouTube (69K). Her fans are ages 18-24 (45%) and 25-34 (30%). Ninety-two perfect are male and 8% female.
11. Dylan Werner Yoga:
I am a tourist. I grew up in a small touristy town and as a kid, I developed a bad taste for tourists. I never wanted to be one myself. So when I would travel I would avoid all the touristy things and try to fit in with the locals and do all the local things. Except I wasn’t a local; I was in new wonderful places with amazing things to see and do, even though the local things were great I still missed out on a lot of cool experiences because of my mindset. . When I was a local in my home town, I had grown accustom to all the beautiful sights and fun things to do. They were no longer “special” to me. I didn’t understand what the tourists saw as so special until I really started to travel. Now all I see and do is almost always new. It makes it easy to walk down a street in awe and wonderment. Being a tourist has become the most wonderful experience for me. . We don’t need to travel though to be tourists. We just need to see our surroundings as amazing and wonderful. I will often drag the local students I meet as I travel and teach to all the touristy things that they normally avoid and I find joy in seeing their wonderment and excitement that they get from switching their perspective. It’s easier to see life as special when it feels new, but it’s even more joyous to see it as a tourist when it it’s familiar. . Shorts by @aloyoga
L.A. based yoga expert and influencer Dylan Werner is considered to be one of the leaders in yoga strength training and body weight movement, having gained recognition for his jaw-dropping Instagram videos and photos.
He engages 620 thousand fans, 494K on Instagram, 118K on Facebook 1K on Twitter and 7K on YouTube. Sixty-percent of Werner’s fans are female and 40% male.
12. Kacy Catanzaro:
Nicknamed Mighty Kacy, Kacy Catanzaro is an American gymnast and athletics-based television personality, known for being the first woman to qualify for the finals of the television sports challenge American Ninja Warrior and the first woman on it to complete a City Finals course.
Mighty Kacy boasts 580 thousand fans on social media, 217K who engage with her on Instagram, 298K on Facebook and 65K on Twitter. They’re ages 25-34 (34%), 35-44 (24%) and 45-54 (24%). Gender wise, they’re evenly split with 50% male and 50% female.
13. Allison Stokke:
Trailblazer Allison Stokke is an American track and field athlete and fitness model. She broke a number of American records for high school pole vaulting. At the age of seventeen, images of her were widely shared on the internet resulting in her becoming an internet phenomenon.
Stokke is followed by 353 thousand fans on Instagram, 115 thousand on Facebook and 40 thousand on Twitter for a total of 509 thousand followers and counting. Thirty-three perfect of her fans are ages 18-24 and 34% are ages 25-34. Ninety percent are male and 10% female.
14. Hannah Eden:
In 2015, Hannah, at 24, fitness influencer Hannah Eden became an entrepreneur. Her passion project became PumpFit Club, a boutique upscale facility that hosts group sessions with a unique approach to HIIT. Eden has 292 thousand fans, 165K on Instagram, 126K on Facebook and 694 on Twitter.
Jay Maryniak, a.k.a. Jtm_fit, has beat huge odds to become the fitness personality that he is today. After overcoming addiction to drugs and alcohol, Jay found his outlet in fitness, especially Crossfit. Today, Maryniak has a large social presence, where he posts daily workouts and insane fitness feats, meaning you won’t just find weight lifting videos on his feed. Maryniak’s posts incorporate kickboxing, calisthenics, gymnastics, powerlifting, bodybuilding, and general gym-time tomfoolery. He has 251 thousand fans who follow him on Instagram (200K), Facebook (50K) and Twitter (193).
BONUS: Garret M. Fisher:
Crossfit influencer Garret Fisher was just 22 when he qualified for his first CrossFit Games appearance in 2013, yet he already had seven years of CrossFit experience: he started CrossFit in 2007 at 15 to improve his fitness for baseball. In 2013, he became an overnight celebrity after taking fifth in his rookie Games performance, fans taking note of his imperturbably coiffed hair, and after the season was done, became rapper Rick Ross’ personal trainer. After a two-year gap in which he failed to qualify for the Games again, he returned to take a 20th-place finish in 2016 (Fisher’s sister Lauren also competed individually that year). Fisher currently serves on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff. He has 244 thousand fans; 190K on Instagram, 24K on Facebook and 30K on Twitter. Twenty-five percent are ages 18-24, 50% ages 25-34 and 25% 35-44. Sixty percent are male and 40% female.