Five fitness instructors who put body-confidence and feeling good first
Exercise can have an incredibly uplifting effect on our mental health and general wellbeing. And the good news is, it’s easier than ever before to access a range of workouts from the comfort of your own home.
At times, the fitness industry can feel intimidating and inaccessible. But exercise is for everyone, so we’ve gathered together five online fitness instructors who are prioritising feeling good over looking good, and will be sure to get you pumped for the workout ahead of you.
So tie up your laces and snap on your sweatband, it's time to get busy.
The Fitness Marshall
Q. What’s better than an uplifting dance workout? A. An uplifting dance workout led by the charming and charismatic Caleb Marshall.
Create your own workouts by queueing up Caleb’s huge catalogue of body-pumping videos, or follow pre-made playlists that are designed to get your heartbeat racing. Speckled with positive affirmations, and featuring guest dancers of all body types, not only will your get a full-body workout, but you’ll also be left with a huge grin on your face.
Yoga is for everyone. That’s something that yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley doesn’t want you to forget.
With supportive yoga flows that focus on reconnecting your mind and body, rather than how good you look in yoga pants, Jessamyn guides you through gentle workouts that will invigorate and soothe you.
Start your free two-week trial (usually £9.49 per month) of her app, Underbelly Yoga, or follow Jessamyn’s Instagram account for insight into her workout routines.
When Jessie Diaz-Herrera (AKA curveswithmoves) founded Body Positive Dance Class, she set out on a mission to nuture confidence and health with the uplifitng power of dance.
Her classes, which you can sample on YouTube and access via her Patreon page, will leave you feeling energised, strong, and sassy. The best part? Take the moves you learn in the classes and dish them out on the dancefloor. It’s your time to shine!
In her own words, Tally teaches ‘health first fitness’. What does that mean? Well, Tally’s asking us to tune into our body, listen to its needs, and take part in fun, sustainable workouts that leave us feeling full of joy.
Follow her workouts that are designed for all abilities, and be inspired by her body-confidence affirmations that are telling you, that it’s time we shifted the focus on fitness once and for all.
Of course, not every workout is about getting your heartrate racing, and if you’re looking for something with a slower pace, Lottie Murphy’s pilates videos are just the ticket.
Breaking down routines into managable chunks, and offering video classes for every need, relax, unwind, and develop strength and flexibility with Lottie.