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Jan 13, 2016

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Instagram Trainers Dish on Secret to Staying Motivated

High-end fashion designers are launching workout lines, Soul Cycle classes are quickly booking up and fitness trainers have become rock stars apart from their celeb clientele.

But with boutique fitness studios popping up everywhere and workout offerings from surfboard workouts to underwater bicycling, it can be a little daunting to find your groove and stick to it past the February chocolate danger zone.

We asked some inspiring, hard-core trainers who have won legions of followers on Instagram for their secrets to staying motivated all year long.

 

RACHEL BRATHEN

Yogi Rachel Brathen’s fitness tips are a little unusual, but what do you expect from a woman who spends sizable amounts of time hanging upside down and runs around her house with an adorable baby goat.

The Aruba-based yoga teacher suggests making a gratitude diary as important as daily workouts and green shakes.

“Sometimes we get so caught up in what we want to change that we start seeing flaws instead of focusing on getting inspired to move and feel good. It’s important to celebrate the good things. Your body does so much for you every day… It’s so much easier to stick to an exercise routine when we appreciate what our bodies can do.”

She starts every morning with hot water and lemon to stimulate her digestive system, turns up some music and powers through a 90-minute yoga session, often beachside. And yeah, her arm balances on paddle boards are super cool, but the pics of her rescue puppies have no doubt helped her land 1.7 million followers on Instagram.

www.oneoeight.tv.