5 Diverse Fitfluencers That Will Change Your Life.

With Semet Fitness in Central Park, May 2019. Photo by @goddammitphotos. #nycphotography #blackphotographer

1. Trap Yoga Bae.

I found that by stepping out of what I thought life should be and stepping into my purpose and figuring out who I was, I found an entire community that had been left out of self-care. And now I get to champion them. Yoga studios are generally full of these white, thin women, and there is an entire community of people out there who are curvy, black, brown, tall, short, big, queer, or generally just different who never felt accepted in the yoga community. I get to be the beacon of hope for those people to say yoga is fun and free and whatever we want it to be. We can celebrate who we are with no judgement. That’s when I knew I had found what I was meant to be doing.” — Britteny Floyd-Mayo

And bless her for it. As soon as we can gather in public places, I’d suggest hitting up one of her events to kickstart your own self-care and self-recovery.

2. Hannibal for King.

3. Melissa Alcantara.

4. Mo Matli.

I think my philosophy around fitness is quite simple; it’s all about effort and effort and feels different on different days, but you have to keep pushing. This way, you know that you can always rely on yourself to get things done.” — Mo Matli

She also has a video in which she documents water fasting, which I don’t recommend if you have any issues around food or deprivation, but can be an incredible tool for healthy individuals. Fasting is a highly stigmatized practice that merits greater discourse, especially when science is proving that taking a break from food can impart some serious health benefits.

5. Semet Fitness.

When you’re genuine, it’s not “social media.” It’s service media. — Juan Martinez

IG: @_semet
Website: semetfitness.com

Now for honorable shoutouts! #amplifymelanatedvoices.

It’s impossible to pretend that the above list covers everyone worth paying attention to in the fitness world. Frankly, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

NYC trainer, founder of Work Life Fitness, and here to troubleshoot your food and fitness problems. https://worklife-fitness.com

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