8 fitness Instagram accounts that aren't run by complete melts

Less #gains, more #goals.
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Disclaimer: You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting any fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs.

1. Josh Quinn Fitness (@joshquinnfitness)

Josh provides some much needed respite for Instagram feeds the world over. Is he a real personal trainer? Is it a parody account? Reader, I’d rather not know for sure. His ‘sponsored content’ is well worth a look …

Not to mention his ‘before and after’ client pictures!

2. Shona Vertue (@shona_vertue)

Shona Vertue is a qualified yoga teacher and personal trainer. If you follow her, you’ll get a heady mix of everything, from super speedy and easy recipes to yoga sequences to at-home workouts.

While she’s all about lifting heavy sh*t and being strong, the best thing about Shona’s account is her focus on wellness through stretching and meditation. Some fitstagrams can be very aggro – not this gal though.

3. Bret Contreras (@bret_contreras1)

Bret has 20+ years experience as a personal trainer, as well as a PhD in sports science. This is a guy who knows what he’s talking about. He’s been nicknamed The Glute Guy because he is an expert on all things ass.

If it’s a Kardashian booty you seek, his Instagram will provide you with lots of tips and tricks.

4. Rosemary Mac Cabe (@rosemarymaccabe)

You might not agree with her on everything, but it cannot be denied that blogger-turned-personal trainer Rosemary has a great attitude when it comes to exercise and body image.

With the growth of the fitness industry, there’s more pressure than ever to look a certain way and do a certain amount of exercise. Rosemary always looks to promote the positive aspects of exercise beyond the effect it has on our weight, while also taking the guilt away.

5. Rozanna Purcell (@rozannapurcell)

Rozanna loves all kinds of exercise, so there’ll be something here for everyone. She’s also made for cooking (and eating!) so expect plenty of healthy (and not so healthy!) recipes to be shared along the way.

Roz does it because she wants to and doesn’t bang on about it.

6. Metabolic Fitness (@metabolicfitness)

These are the gang that Roz trains with a good bit. Based in Dublin, they primarily post workouts and occasionally nutritional advice.

Oh, and dogs.

7. Steffan Fusco (@steffanfuscopt)

Steffan loves HIIT workouts and good food. He’s responsible for training model Thalia Heffernan (and appears to be doing a good job at that).

He also drops some truth bombs surrounding some current diet myths doing the rounds, such as the obsession with cutting carbs. (Newsflash – it doesn’t work long term fam!)

8. Food Flicker (@foodflicker_official)

You won’t get much in the way of sweaty sessions with this account, but you will get really simple food recipes that are nutritionally sound.

Daniel Davey is also extremely calming to watch on Insta Stories.

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