Instagram delivered plenty of fitness inspiration this year, thanks to stars who post while they sweat
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Jessica Alba is a beast at the gym—at least according to her Instagram feed. After flipping through her pictures taken everywhere from bikram yoga to group pilates to personal training sessions (we're exhausted just thinking about cramming all that in), it's no surprise that she can hold that crow position. (Check out our favorite celebrity fitness tips in Healthy Habits That Last a Lifetime.)
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Sure, Shay Mitchell's slim physique may be thanks to a win in the genetic lottery department, but she obviously works hard for it too—the Pretty Little Liars actress regularly posts updates from the gym. In this shot, she's on a boxing kick with Michael Olajide, who also trains a Victoria's Secret model or two. (Try Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio's Runway-Ready Workout.)
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Since being featured as one of our Top 10 Celebrity Transformations of 2013, Hilary Duff has kept up with her fitness game. In addition to promoting her new music, the singer/actress regularly uploads shots of her adorable toddler and her powerhouse workouts with trainer Jason Walsh of the Rise Movement, a private studio in LA.
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The Kardashians love to make everything a family affair—including their workouts. If you keep up with them through social media or on one of their many TV shows, you know they're big fans of SoulCycle, Barry's Bootcamp, and working out with celebrity fitness trainers like Tracey Anderson. (Next time you're at the gym, try these 3 Moves Tracey Anderson Swears By.)
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Now that's a workout with a view. Jessie J, who's been posting fitness videos and pics on Instagram for ages, even makes time to fit in workouts on vacation (or Christmas morning). Hey, if we had to perform "Bang Bang" in slinky dresses and leotard like the does, we'd be working out 24/7.
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We all know that Kate Hudson loves her Pilates sessions (it's what gives this celeb her Awesomely Toned Abs.) But it's not all work and no play for this actress; she knows a sweat sesh (or a charity Pilates event with friends) is a million times easier if you can have a little fun with it.
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A couple years ago, Osbourne told us, "I would look at myself and think, 'Ugh!' I was miserable. To get to the gym—when you already don't like yourself—is really hard." Now, she hashtags her Insta shots with #gymlove. That's the kind of change we like to see. (Read more about 9 Celebrities Who Are Losing Weight the Right Way.)
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Tough love is sometimes necessary at the gym—no pain, no gain, right? Apparently actress Minka Kelly likes to give it back to her sparring partner (hey, is that Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg?) after a brutal workout session.
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You'd expect an actress from the Fast and Furious franchise to go hard at the gym, right? Rodriguez certainly meets expectations, except she doesn't limit herself to the gym—from sidewalk headstands to beachside yoga to at-home workouts, she'll exercise pretty much anywhere.
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Yes, supermodels work out too—and that was before they all started going to the gym with Taylor Swift. Campbell still looks stunning, and she probably has her regular Pilates sessions to thank (and, you know, DNA). (Check out 7 Fit Fashion Models to Follow for Fitspiration.)
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This singer-turned-actress owes her strong body to cardio kickboxing classes. We sense a little sarcasm in her caption, "someone's looking reeeeaaaaal tough," but with the amount of pics she posts from the gym, we bet she is real tough. (Inspired? Try Kickboxing for Killer Abs.)
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Judging by the Glee star's Instagram, if she's not working, she's working out. There are her workout selfies, snaps of her in her favorite yoga poses, and then there are her gorgeous hiking shots—the stunning views will make you want to hit a nearby trail.
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If you dress better, you'll feel better—and that logic definitely works at the gym, as illustrated by singer Demi Lovato's wardrobe full of neon fitness gear (the perfect complement to her quirky hair). Not only will she inspire you to hit the gym, she might just make you want to drop some money on some new activewear.
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We already know that Vanessa Hudson loves a good ab selfie, but thanks to a shot uploaded by a friend, we've discovered that game for wacky workout trends too. The actress gave aerial yoga her best shot, and we think she already looks like a pro. (What do you think of these 7 Wacky New Yoga Styles: Worth a Try or Just too Weird?)
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The Vampire Diaries star was a competitive rhythmic gymnast, and she hasn't lost a bit of her flexibility. Case in point: this wheel pose with a leg extension (have you ever seen such perfect form?)—just one of the many yoga poses she regularly uploads.
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Working out while taking a selfie? It may have been done before, but we bet it wasn't done as adorably as Rossum did it. The actress has also posted shots of her matchy-matchy workout gear and of herself pumping gas in her workout clothes. Her dedication to her fitness is just one of the 10 Shameless Reasons We Love Emmy Rossum.
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With a body as amazing as Maria Menounos', it's shouldn't come as much of a surprise to find that the TV host's Instagram is filled with images that'll make you want to move. Not only does she demo her favorite moves, she dishes out tips and other healthy living advice along with them. Unfortunately, we can't promise she'll come to your garage and train you.