15 Celebrity Trainers Who Inspire Through Social Media
As a trainer and transformation specialist on ABC’s hit show Extreme Weight Loss, Chris Powell knows how to motivate. Powell, who believes that “everyone has the right to live a happy and healthy life," has inspired countless men and women across the globe to shed hundreds of pounds, so it’s no surprise his Instagram account is filled with fitness words of wisdom and tricks of the trade. On July 10 he shared this inspirational poster, writing “Just get it done! #transformation #goals #youcandoit”.
Trainer to the stars Jeanette Jenkins has sculpted the bodies of Kelly Rowland, Christina Applegate, Carmen Electra, and Kendra Wilkinson. With her positive attitude, she’s a natural when it comes to inspiring and motivating her celeb clients and social media followers.
This powerful quote she posted on Instagram in early July was so popular with fans, it garnered more than 4,000 comments. “Successful people show up & get it done even when they don't feel like it. Stay focused on the things you need to do to achieve your goals & get it done. Your discipline & hard work will pay off. You reap what you sow. #motivation #discipline #noexcuses #jeanettejenkins #commitment #life #health #training #fitness #goals”
Supermodels Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, and Doutzen Kroes have all looked to celeb trainer Andrea Orbeck to get their bods in runway-ready shape. As a former Olympian, Orbeck is no stranger to working hard to achieve goals and knows the importance of believing in yourself.
This summer she shared this photo on Instagram and wrote, “Don’t stop believing in the science & results of exercise, nutrition, & wellness. Don’t stop loving urself by agreeing to starvation, stupidity, and severity to reach ur goals. #fit #fitness #fitnessmotivation.”
Fitness guru Tony Horton, best known for creating P90X, knows a thing or two about getting the physique you want—and the motivation to get there. Celebs like Bruce Springsteen, Usher, Annie Lennox, and Sheryl Crow all credit the powerhouse trainer for their fit bodies. With a quirky mix of encouragement, humor, discipline, and fun, his Twitter account is filled with inspirational quotes like “You can’t predict the future so trust the process. #Success can only happen if you #believe you can change,” which he wrote on May 22. He also posts awesome selfie shots like this one from June 13, writing “54 and feeling GOOD! #tbt #fit #muscle.”
With almost two decades of experience getting Jennifer Garner, Kate Beckinsale, Bradley Cooper, and Kerry Washington ready for movie roles, red carpets, and magazine covers, Valerie Waters produces results and does it fast. Her Instagram account features her best tips and strategies for getting fit and looking hot (along with an occasional pic of her adorable dogs).
“So true! #fitspiration #fitfluential #fitlife #keepgoing,” Waters posted on Instragram April 11 along with this shot.
Since 2004 Bob Harper has been a powerful force behind overweight individuals who gave up on helping themselves through NBC’s The Biggest Loser. But his authority and dedication to all things fitness isn’t limited to just television. His Twitter feed is also super helpful, filled with loads of healthy know-how and words of wisdom.
In July Harper tweeted this motivational poster with the caption, “I read this yesterday and I really like it. I hope you do too.”
World-renowned fitness and wellness expert Tracey Mallett has been tightening and toning countless bodies with her “Booty Barre” workout, a growing favorite among Hollywood’s elite. The former professional dancer has made it her mission to guide and motivate, and her tweets are no different. On May 2 she posted this photo with the caption, “You can do MORE than you THINK you can… just believe and TRY!”
From Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie to Sofia Vergara, Minka Kelly, and Halle Berry, Gunnar Peterson is the man behind some of Hollywood’s most beautiful bodies. With more than 20 years in the fitness industry, Peterson’s Twitter reflects his vast experience and boundless energy, with a nice side of humor.
On June 17 he shared this super blunt but totally awesome photo along with the caption, “Start your week off with this!”
Personal trainer and strength coach Joe Dowdell is one of the most highly sought-after fitness experts in the industry. His motivational teaching technique has worked on Anne Hathaway, Gerard Butler, Eva Mendes, and Claire Danes. Featuring numerous nutrition tips, inspirational sayings, and sample workouts, his Twitter account is a must-follow for a little daily dose of fit-spiration.
On July 8 he tweeted this photo along with the caption, “How much work are you willing to put forth this week? What fitness goals are you currently trying to conquer?”
Mom of three and personal trainer Heidi Powell (and wife to Chris Powell) knows how to shed the pounds. She’s been an integral part of countless weight loss journeys on Extreme Weight Loss, and by the looks of her Instagram account, her hard work, deep dedication, and self-confidence shows.
“We all have flaws. Be proud of who you are. #strength #happylife #inspiration,” she Instagrammed on July 5 with this pic.
Stars like Courteney Cox and Julianne Moore turn to trainer Michelle Lovitt when they need to shape up and slim down. Lovitt’s signature training methods give her clients educational tools that actually help them understand their bodies in addition to losing weight. Her Instagram account shares the same sentiment, inspiring her followers to lose weight, get stronger, stay motivated, and enjoy a better quality of life.
“How do you want to inspire people?” she posted on July 3 with this photo.
Build your best ass by Bass! Teddy Bass knows his stuff when it comes to getting a rock hard bottom—just ask his clients Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, and Christina Applegate. But you don’t have to be a celebrity to steal some of his fitness secrets, just follow him on Twitter. “Today live like you want to be around a while and feel the best you can NOW!” the powerhouse trainer shared May 16.
America’s sweetheart Jennifer Aniston has yoga guru Mandy Ingber to thank for her incredibly fit figure, along with a slew of other stars who have all been challenged and changed with the trainer’s “Yogolosophy” program. Featuring example poses, training tips, and inspirational mantras, Inger’s Twitter account motivates not only the mind, but the body and soul too.
“My challenge today: Keep feet on ground. Keep head where feet are. What’s your challenge?” Ingber tweeted along with this pic on April 30.
Michael George has worked with Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Sela Ward, and Meg Ryan. If you need a little inspiration to kick-start a healthy lifestyle, his Twitter feed is a great place to start.
“Start making commitments to BETTERING YOURSELF, doing more, and working harder for something YOU KNOW you want!!” George tweeted along with this photo on May 13.
“Bodyism” creator and personal trainer to the stars James Duigan has been transforming bodies for more than 10 years. He’s worked with Elle Macpherson and Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and his interest in true, total well-being shows-–especially when it comes to social media. On July 8 he shared this powerful quote on Twitter, writing “Hope this helps. It’s true!”