12 DC Fitness and Exercise Instagram Accounts to Follow for Healthy-Living Motivation

If you woke up and worked out this morning, sticking to your New Year’s resolutions from the start, then we applaud you. If you woke up this morning and stayed under your warm covers while scrolling Instagram, waiting until the clock said it was too late to exercise, then we can’t blame you. Mondays are hard–working out on a Monday after New Year’s is even harder.

That’s why we’ve rounded up some local fitness Instagram experts to add to your feed. Follow them all, and the next time you’re visiting Instagram instead of your gym, you just might stumble upon a motivational yoga pose or sunrise run that’s good enough to get you out of bed.

1. Dorothy Beal

The I Run This Body blogger takes you behind the scenes of her many, many runs and all the joy she gets from every mile completed.

2. Deanna Jefferson

Follow for a look at the super-fit Nike trainer’s beach workouts, runs, and the Nike Training Club sessions she leads at the Georgetown Nike store.

3. Ingrid Nelson

Log off. Shut Down. Go Run. #motivationmonday #nikewomen #dc #TheINGGroup

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Another local Nike celeb, trainer Ingrid Nelson has taught us to turn up the heat on our workouts at home, and she’ll show how she keeps in shape with everything from planking to boxing to running in the snow.

4. Sima Tamaddon

Flipping perspectives have become a family affair. #rootstorise #handstand #riseup #rxdyoga

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The yogi and mom shows how healthy living can be inherited with her mother-daughter yoga poses.

5. Alex Kanter

The DC SoulCycle instructor shares pre- and post-class snaps at the indoor cycling studio, including her Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears-themed spinning looks.

6. November Project DC

Rain or shine, November Project is out running stairs, planking, or chugging up Meridian Hill, making “it’s cold outside” feel like less of a legitimate excuse for skipping a workout.

7. Grip The Mat

If yoga and brunch is more your speed, the Grip The Mat gals’ photos of yoga poses and bubbly certainly make exercising look more attractive.

8. Kaelan Dickinson

A November Project DC guru, Dickinson’s enthusiastic approach to exercise is awfully infectious.

9. The Fit District

Photos from around Washington find their way into the feed of The Fit District, showing off all the different ways the locals like to sweat.

10. District CrossFit

There’s some serious muscle on display at District CrossFit that just might motivate you to take a more serious approach to your strength training.

11. Tessa Middour

The FlyBarre instructor will take you inside the studio where she teaches while providing some healthy eating inspiration along the way.

12. Capital Yoga Girl

Impressive yoga poses taken all around town–from the Washington Monument to Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.