Do you need motivation to get off your couch? Put down that piece of pie, grab your gym shoes and get moving.
Hitting the gym every day can get boring. Spice up your workout by following these Instagram fitness divas!
1. Mubarakah “Fit Muslimah” Ibrahim
You know if Oprah invites you on her show, then you must have done something right! Mubarakah is a certified personal trainer, YouTuber, and inspirer. Learn her techniques by visiting her YouTube channel. Her workouts can be done anywhere!
2. Zainab Ismail
Former celebrity trainer, Zainab Ismail’s love for fitness is what first introduced her to Islam. She was at a fitness competition when someone handed her a Quran. Learn recipes, fitness fashion tips, and workouts by following her.
3. Faatima @hijabi_gainster
Yesterday's #chestday w/ 35 plate. It's best to have both hands flat on each side of the plate, as if you're squeezing/holding the plate together. I did use a slight grip. I'm clumsy & would not risk dropping a plate on my face. *could go lighter & hold the plates properly- I just wanted to go heavier #makeitwork #dowhatyougottado #i #actually #lookforward #to #chestdays #now ?
If you’re all about the gains, personal trainer Faatima is your girl. Yaaas queen, I love seeing hijabis lift. It literally shows how strong we are. Faatima gives lifting motivation, meal prep advice, and inspirational quotes.
4. Fatimah @Fit_tima
Lots of smiles, sweat and tears on Fatima’s insta. She features her life, workouts, and cute humor on her page. You can find her sweating it off on the cycling bike or celebrating with Ibtihaj muhammad.
4. Elhum @eot_fit
Flash back Friday to when I used to take evening walks to the gym reminiscing about when I can start lifting and getting in shape again. To all my new Mommies out there, all I recommend is don't worry about your body too much and enjoy this precious time that can never be replaced. ?#gym #gymlife #workout #lift #gangster #baby #fitmom #fbf
Mothers can work out too! Elhum advised, “To all my new Mommies out there, all I recommend is don’t worry about your body to much and enjoy this precious time that can never be replaced.” She has lots of useful fitness videos — not to mention, her fashion is on point!
5. Sara Latif
I am so lucky, so incredibly lucky to have met truly radiant goddesses in my yoga journey on IG. And I am even luckier I get to honour two of them today in this post, doubling as a #sdy and a #progresspic ??? First off is the ever-glowing @mintyogini who tagged me to #sdy a while back, so this is my #stopdropandyoga for you. Thank you Lara for being such a huge #hijabiinspiration. I would have quit IG a long time ago if I didn't have such an awesome role model to look up to, a hijabi with strength, determination, wisdom, curiosity and a receptive heart. Your spirituality is beautiful and I wish more people were as ready to be a student to wisdom from all over the world like you are. I wish you so much love and happiness this year ?? Secondly is my yoga angel, the wise and beautiful Roberta @born2breathe. Lady, you have moved me with your pure and honest yoga, inspired me with your ever present smile and made me in awe of your natural born wisdom which you so generously share. I promised you we'd check in after New Years on our splits mission. So here is my progress! I finally melted into the splits on my right side ? Maybe next year we can celebrate the left. How has yours been coming along? Keep shining on you fierce warrioress, keep bringing beauty to this world. Also, Roberta, I hereby officially tag you to #stopdropandyoga for me! I've tagged a few more amazing warrioress women who have inspired me to no end to #sdy for me as well! #honorher #honorthem #warriorwomen #spreadthelove #femaleempowerment #yoga #yogachallenge #yogapose #yogajourney #yogaleggings #yogapants #yogagirl #yogini #yogainhijab #hijabi #hijabiyogi #fithijabi #muslimfitness #yogaeverydamnday #yogateacher #progressnotperfect #practiceandalliscoming #loveandalliscoming #torontoyoga #hanumanasana #soulsisters
Everyone needs a little zen in their lives. Put those yoga pants to use and check out badass Sara Latif. Sara shows her daily yoga poses…and wow. She’s a fitness instructor that shares her knowledge. She reflects on her yoga poses and her day. Nothing more cool than a hijabi doing yoga.
Which Muslim fitness queens inspire you? Find the right mentor and get your sweat going. Commit time to being active, and with a little help you can go a long way.