Just one glimpse at the Charli Cohen catwalk confirmed one thing we already knew… fit girls are back. Charli’s ‘Fight Club’, comprising of some of our favourite fitness babes, provided a wealth of motivation for us to get to the gym (in our finest activewear of course). With tips on training regimes, healthy recipes and progress posts these girls constantly inspire us to eat clean and train mean. Read on for our top 9, be prepared for a wealth of inspiration.
Medical student by day, fitness blogger by night – meet Hazel Wallace, the star of our February look book and all round health queen. After becoming inspired to eat healthily and visit the gym during a stressful exam period, Hazel created The Food Medic to show others that ‘eating clean,’ can be easy and enjoyable for those with a busy lifestyle. Prepare for plenty of protein treats, interviews with industry experts and a weekly #sundayservice workout.
Best For: Recipes. Proving that healthy and protein-filled needn’t mean boring, Hazel’s recipes put a healthy twist on comfort-food favourites, including Smoked Paprika & Chorizo Burgers and Cookie Crumble Mug Cake. Want more? Try her ebook.
If you’re more pilates than HIIT, then Lottie Murphy is the one for you. Full of lifestyle advice, easy at-home workouts, healthy recipes and restaurant reviews – this qualified pilates instructor is full of infectious energy to inspire us to try something new, whether it be her The Body workout or a new breakfast option.
Best For: Lifestyle Posts. Despite the fact her You Tube channel is full of pilates workouts we can’t wait to try – it’s Lottie’s down-to-earth advice we love. Expect posts on a variety of topics we can all relate to, including living with an unhealthy boy and how to survive when your iPhone battery dies.
If you’ve ever wondered who the fit-girl on Instagram doing handstands is, chances are it’s Cat Meffan. A jewellery designer from Hertfordshire, head to Imperfect Matter for Cat’s refreshingly honest reviews on fitness wear, training tips and to discover the latest workouts everyone’s talking about. If thats not enough for you the Imperfect Matter YouTube channel is one to visit, with tips on how to hold the perfect plank or how to improve your running.
Best For: Fashion. Cat road tests all the latest kit from lesser known and more established labels, making it easier for fitness fans to decide whether pieces are worth the investment. Her monthly Fitness Fashion Picks are also one to watch for statement buys.
Zanna Van Dijk
This tall beauty (6 foot 2 in fact) is a self described ‘foodie, recipe creator and peanut butter addict.’ Combining her love of nutrition with exercise (she is currently a PT and nutritionist in training), head over to her blog for workouts, plenty of pancake recipes (she has two mouth watering ebooks) and lifestyle advice. If you’re London based she’s currently completing a PT and nutrition course here, so expect plenty of inspiration from around the city.
Best For: Vlogging. Zanna updates her YouTube channel at least once a week with inspiring videos on everything from guest trainer workouts to her own food diary and exercise regime.
Faya of Fitness On Toast
Swedish blogger and personal trainer Faya offers an array of motivation on all things fitness, fashion and nutrition. After moving to London and seeing how many of her clients ate things on toast, Faya decided to offer us the healthier alternative by adding fitness rather than baked beans or marmite. After winning a Cosmopolitan blog award and creating her own eating and fitness plan, Faya is certainly one to watch.
Best For: Motivation. From travelling the world trying out active holidays to a new 28 day nutrition guide with Dr Michelle Storfer of The Food Effect, Faya inspires us to be active and healthy all year round.
‘Trying to make food go to my boobs,’ greets us on Carly Rowena’s Instagram, summing up her down-to-earth, amusing attitude towards nutrition and exercise. A girl after our own heart, personal trainer Carly posts on lifestyle topics including healthy meal plans, 30-day challenges, gym routines and well boobs.
Best For: Workout Tips. If you’re feeling uninspired to hit the gym or nothing seems to be working at the moment, then try Carly’s useful tips on everything from tiny tweaks to improve your training, to how to work out in winter.
If you’ve spotted the gorgeous model in our March look book, then let us introduce you to Clean Eating Alice. Passionate about food and fitness, this girl may look small but her constant Instagram posts show that she sure can lift and eat, her feed is a favourite for dinner inspiration.
Best For: Instagram. Alice may not have a blog as of yet, but her Instagram posts full of delicious food, stylish fitness wear and progress posts are well worth a look.
Part nutrition, part fitness, Natalie Glaze’s The Nutritionista is filled with delicious recipes, restaurant reviews and interviews with the worlds best fitness, health and nutrition experts.
Best For: New fitness to try, Natalie is always on the lookout for the latest developments in fitness and health, so head over to her blog for the newest classes to hit the capital.
This blog may not sound fitness based, but ignore the amusing name and head to Tashi Skervin’s site for nutritious recipes (sweet potato protein brownie anyone), lifestyle advice and a sneak peak into the life of a successful sports journalist.
Best For: Healthy Tips. From how to snack well at work to why to try boxing, A Diary Of An Almost Housewife offers an array of easy to follow advice for staying on track.