If you need some #workoutmotivation while gyms and parks are closed.
By Rhea Gandhi
Ever since the global pandemic hit in early 2020, the fitness industry has grown more than ever. With the on and off lockdowns all over the world, people started working out more at home to find a new hobby, to kill time, to become healthier, or finally lose the extra weight they put on. They’ve been turning to Instagram, Youtube, TikTok or other social media platforms to find motivation, or some workouts they can follow. It’s always nice to find #inspo we can relate to, however, so we’ve put together a list of 10 female Indian fitness influencers you should follow right now. Who says women can’t lift?
Bani J, @banij
Known for participating in Roadies and her role in Four More Shots Please, Gurbani Judge, better known as Bani J, breaks stereotypes that say women can’t lift or be a bodybuilder. Her Instagram screams hard work and confidence. Her boldness, style, and talent have definitely made her one of India’s top female influencers!
Shweta Rathore, @ishwetarathore
India’s first woman to win a medal in the world championship, Shweta Rathore is an engineering graduate. However, she showed the world that sometimes being true to your passion is what gets you far. Her Instagram will definitely give you the motivation you need to get your body moving!
Yasmin Karachiwala, @yasminkarachiwala
From training celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, Yasmin is a certified pilates trainer and instructor. She also opened the first pilates studio in India where you may bump into some well-known celebs. Follow her for free home workouts that you can try right now!
Ankita Singh, @ankita_extreme
Ankita Singh is one of the most well-known fitness influencers in India, having been crowned both Miss Karnataka and Miss India. Ankita’s fitness dedication is evident in each of her posts. She shares her fitness tips and tricks on Instagram, so head over there for some inspiration!
Namrata Purohit, @namratapurohit
If pilates is your go-to workout, you must check out Namrata Purohit! Having completed the course at 16, she is the world’s youngest certified Stott Pilates instructor, and is also an author. She also has online courses available on her Instagram.
Natasha Noel, @natashanoel001
Known for spreading positivity, Natasha is a fitness influencer who is not afraid to talk about things that are taboo in India, or things that go against the usual stereotypes of women. One scroll through her Instagram feed will definitely put you in a better mood!
Radhika Bose, @yogasini
From strength training to yoga, Radhika does it all! Her feed is filled with daily workouts for you to try. She also has a new fitness challenge every month to encourage her followers to live a healthy lifestyle.
Deanne Panday, @deannepanday
Having published two books, Deanne Panday is not only a health coach, but is also an author and a blogger. She has also trained celebrities such as John Abraham and Bipasha Basu. She focuses on yoga, strength training, and other types of workouts, and has a fitness app available for you to download.
Reshma Odedra, @reshmafitness
Reshma is a certified Personal Trainer with more than 46k followers on Instagram. She preaches a healthy lifestyle and posts daily workouts for her followers to try, and she also offers online coaching which can be found on her Instagram.
Anupriya Kapur, @anupriyakapur
Anupriya is the co-owner of Imbue Natural, and is also a thriving 40-year-old single mother. Anupriya shows that neither age nor motherhood (single or otherwise) should stop you from living your best life, and her Instagram is filled with positive vibes and daily inspiration.