Top 7 Fitness Motivational Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2016

Get Your Motivation On!

When it comes to getting and staying in shape, there are a lot of different factors that can determine your success. But THE driving force for sustainable fitness is motivation.

We all have different things that motivate us and our twitter accounts samomidi and 5weightlosstips together have definitely gotten a lot of amazing people interacting with us every single day. But let’s add to this with some other top fitness Twitter accounts that can provide you with a healthy dose of motivation when that pesky chocolate is calling to you and you just can’t bring yourself to get off the couch and head to the gym.

These 7 Top Fitness Twitter Accounts are based on what I have collected all last year and continue to respect greatly this year. These accounts impressed by tweeting what you’ll need to focus on to stay inspired in your fitness goals.

If you’re looking to get healthy and hang in there for 2016, be sure to add these accounts to your Twitter feed so you can keep your motivation levels high.

Top 7 Fitness Motivational Twitter Accounts for 2016

1.  FitBottomedGirl

Anyone who can work a classic Queen song in as the name of their Twitter feed gets my vote! This one has been around and stood the test of time. For over seven years, @FitBottomedGirl has been “Keeping a lid on the junk in the trunk.” This Twitter feed is definitely geared towards women, especially moms, who are trying to stay healthy and balance a schedule with fitness. (One of their recent posts on yoga poses for new moms is a good indicator of the types of advice you can expect from this account.)

The account is a “sister account” to @FitBottomedEats and @FitBottomedMamas which are also fantastic.


2.  @DailyBurn

Here’s another one with long staying power. With almost 8 years of tweets behind this account, there’s plenty of great fitness and health information for you. The Daily Burn is devoted to helping you understand why you need to stay healthy. It also emphasizes how you can age gracefully while being the healthiest you that you can be.


3.  @NiaShanks

Nia Shanks is definitely my kind of gal. She is the leader of the “Lift Like a Girl Revolution.” How can you go wrong with a message like that?

Nia has been actively tweeting for more than seven years, and in that time, she has always worked to promote women being their best by becoming physically strong. She’s provided not only great information about how to improve your physical strength, but she also found a way to motivate women and young girls so they can get physically fit.


4.  @FlTNESS

Yes, that’s a 1 instead of an I in Fitness. 😉 They have no website, but their Twitter feed is FULL of great motivation: photos, quotes, and sayings to keep you on track.  They also often retweet and feature other great fitness-related Twitter accounts.


5.  @TaraStiles

One of the things that instantly drew me toward Tara Stile’s Twitter feed was how varied the fitness information is that she provides. Unlike other accounts that focus on one aspect of fitness such as running or weightlifting, Tara provides a great bit of diversity including yoga and food fitness.

I also appreciate how she “keeps it real.” Although she emphasizes the need to get healthy, she still reminds her followers to relax, breathe, and slow down every once in a while. This kind of affirmation that it is acceptable to not go full-speed ahead is especially helpful for those who may be nearing burn out.

And if you need ANOTHER reason to follow Tara, Greatist named her on their 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness list.  Not too shabby, since that list includes people like Dr. Oz,  Rhonda Rousey, Deepak Chopra, Jamie Oliver, and Bob Harper, among many other HUGE names in the biz.


6.  @CrossFit

Cross Fit has become one of the hottest trends in fitness, sweeping across the country with strategies that have been soundly proven to work. CrossFit’s Twitter account is a great source of all things fitness related. The feed is never boring and for those who need motivation, you’ll find daily inspirational quotes. For those who want more “meat” with workout tips, @CrossFit also provides followers with short videos and workout routines as a regular part of its feed.


7.  @RunKeeper

Last but not least is my favorite Twitter feed for our runners.  @RunKeeper is devoted to “helping people get out the door and stick with running forever.” They accomplish this in spades by tweeting great running information tips, training and updates on the latest in the running industry. If you’re interested in running, or if you are a newbie looking to get started, this is the Twitter feed for you.


Each day you get up and find a reason to get into the gym and make healthy food choices. If you’re like most people, then you probably also check your Twitter account every day. (Some people more than others!) Just like how there are lots of “junk” options when it comes to food, there are also a lot of “junk” options on social media that will drag you down. Why not make sure you’re filling your head with healthy, fitness-inspired, and motivational tweets that are sure to help you find the reason you need each day to get up and get moving!

Tell me about the Twitter fitness accounts you follow to keep you motivated in the comments below!