15 UAE Fitness Influencers on Instagram (2020)

Fitness is a huge craze in the United Arab Emirates. Now more than ever, anyone can easily access fitness resources online –thanks to social media! From work-out videos on Youtube to the latest health app, fitness is at our fingertips. Fitness stars have turned to Instagram when posting tips and information, and mentoring followers online.

Here are top 15 fitness Instagram accounts you should be following for daily motivation:

1. Jessica Olie

just because you are soft doesn't mean you are not a force. honey and wildfire are both the color gold. - Victoria Erickson | #LETSSTARTYOGA #AloYoga

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This Dubai-based South African is a competitive swimmer who also loves doing yoga. Her Instagram account is mostly about yoga and helping people practice yoga, especially beginners.

2. Dina Ghandour

Praised for its many benefits on the mind and body, yoga is practiced by millions around the world to promote overall wellness and inner peace. If you're new to the practice, finding a style that fits you may be confusing, especially when you can't easily discern the differences between the disciplines. Don't be afraid to explore various styles and attend different types of classes - you'll quickly discover the right match for you. #YogaFact #YogaTips #InYogaWeTrust #yApparel ? @spiritualgangster

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Dina is a Dubai-based Palestinian who is the brains behind the Yoga Specialist shop – yApparel. She posts a lot about encouraging daily yoga practice and sells essential athletic and yoga wear on the side.

3. Omar al-Duri

#Repost @oplifestyle with @repostapp.
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OP team getting some boxing coaching from Platform 3's very own @omaralduri. Great knowledge and what a lovely guy! #teamwork #OPfamily #workshop #workthebody #boxing #skills #coachalduri #didyouseethat #cozyoublinked #greatenergy #banter

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Omar al-Duri is a half Iraqi – half Saudi fitness fanatic based in the UAE. He has received an award as a personal trainer, coach, nutritionist and fitness contributor. He founded the Platform 3 Fitness Center in Dubai Marina where he trained some celebrities and other clients.

4. Maha

Life is beautiful in its difficulties. Just like climbing, we will face challenges along the way. We may feel afraid at times, unsure of whether or not we can overcome them, but there's also a sense of safety in knowing that your partner will not let go of the rope and catch you if you fall. You know you're #blessed with a wonderful #relationship when you're both loved for who you are, you have the space to grow, and a safe base to give you #strength when you need it ??? #love #climbing #rockclimbing #fit #tbt #fitness #fitgirl #fitcouple #fitspiration #dubai #uae #keepmoving #adventure #happy #sport #lifestyle #healthy #LiveHealthy #Noviplus

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The Lebanese is enjoying rock climbing, strength training, and dancing as hobbies. She says that “Firecracker is for bold, tough, free-spirited, and exciting women.”

5. Anita Joubert

Train hard, eat clean and you will see results. #fitness360 #personaltraining #holisticnutritionist#uaefitnessmovement #mydubai #picoftheday #wbffpro #girlswholift #fitnessmodel #weighttraining

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Anita is an international fitness and cover model, nutritionist, and personal trainer. Her Instagram account is full of exercises and techniques. She's also focusing on the importance of healthy eating. Anita has won the European World Bodybuilding Fitness and Fashion Pro Championship.

6. Salma Magdy

Never mess with one who does burpees for fun?? Burpees are the devil! #Burpees #hardest #strong #strongwarrior #fitnessgirl #fitgirl #stronggirls #warrior #workout #lifestyle #dedicated #fitness #fit #fitlife #fitnessfreak #fitnessmodel #active #nonstop #beast #beautybeast #bossgirls Strong Warrior boot camp with Ahmed Kamal & Salma Magdy at Athletics For Life Sunday 9:00 PM Wednesday 9:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM Reserve your place TODAY whatsapp +20 115 0058582 Arabella country club 5th settlement Near GUC

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This self-confessed gymaholic posts daily motivational posts, tips and tricks to motivate her followers to work out.

7. Omar Nour

Throwing back to 2014 and racing around Yas Marina Circuit - I've just had a sneak peak at the brand new ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi course for 2017 & it looks AWESOME! A good amount of track time (we all love pretending we're an #F1 car, right?!) before it heads around the whole of #YasIsland. Stay tuned...the course announcement is coming soon, and you won't be disappointed! @wtsabudhabi @yasislandae @ymcofficial #triathlon #triathlete #wtsAbuDhabi #unitedbyTriathlon #AbuDhabi #inAbuDhabi #LivewithpassiON #uae

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Looking for some inspirational story? Nour weighed 105 kg some years ago until he realized he needed to change his unhealthy habits. He trained for his first triathlon in 2007 and he turned professional in 2010. He's now a Daman Activelife ambassador and an aspiring Olympic competitor.

8. Tarryn Hoffman

FUN-ctional! Todays session was something compleeetely different and i looooved it! 5x5 backsquats at 70kg then took all the other ideas from @alexia_clark (which is one of the best fitness accounts i have seen) thaaanks @liz_blanco for playing with meeee ?? #healthyhoffy

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This fitness enthusiast is based in Abu Dhabi. She uses her account to encourage others to get moving and adopt a healthier lifestyle. From nutritious meals to weight-lifting videos, Tarryn's account is a must follow.

9. Inger Houghton

#thatfeel when your friend is so fit and petit you just have to squat her ? #ithappens #prehabtreningidubai2017

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Inger is a Dubai-based nutritionist and personal trainer. She's currently working at Scandinavian Health & Performance, Houghton with a nutritionist degree from the University of Stockholm, and a personal trainer qualification from the Academy for Personal Training in Oslo, Norway.

10. NesaRassouli

Got the opportunity to work with @najeebjomaa last week capturing some in action Muay Thai shots and I'm absolutely mind blown at how all the photos came out! Can't wait to share more with you guys! Special shoutout to @kyledxb for taking all the hits ? #muaythaigirls

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A full-time student and Calisthenics instructor at Fit Inc., Nesa'sInstagram is full of aesthetically- pleasing-yoga poses, cool outfits, or the videos showcasing her continuous improvements in strength.

11. Adam Fulat

?Squats > 220kg(484lbs) 3 sets of 5 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Followed by leg hypertrophy ?? 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Work hard, lift big, eat bigger! ??

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Adam is a powerlifter and brand ambassador of Taqado and Sporter.com. He posts his workout routines and engages with his audience by answering workout requests and whatnot. If you want to sustain those energy levels and inner boss stimulation to keep pushing, check out his Instagram account.

12. Nadine du Toit

There are moments...and then there are EPIC moments...buuuuut then there are WOWAWEEWA moments. And this is one!. . It's sunset here in @mylausanne and we're at the @olympicmuseum. I'm in speechless awe of the incredible journey and history behind this larger than life pillar of international sport, The Olympic Games. If you EVER come to Lausanne, you HAVE to visit here! It is WOWAWEEWA worthy!!! #superherowannabe #onedayillfly #lawrencetravel #travelwithlawrence #myvaud, #mylausanne. . . .
#montreux #mymontreux #iloveswitzerland #visitswitzerland #myswitzerland #switzerlandwonderland #switzerland_vacations #switzerlandpictures #inlovewithswitzerland #wonderfulplaces #darlingescapes #passionpassport #globeshots #travelawesome #worlderlust #travelandlife

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Nadine is one of the Instagram fitspirations based here in Dubai. She shares her journey through her account from windsurfing, running and even golfing.

13. Nabeel Merchant

Always in Beta Repoint my new Sneakers by @newbalancegcc ? @shutternomad #newbalancegcc #alwaysinbeta . . . . . . #MyDubai #PicsDubai #igersdubai #dubaigems #indubai #communityfirstdubai #dubai #dxb #indubai #artofvisuals #moodygrams #agameoftones #illgrammers #heatercentral #theimaged #createcommune #cityunit

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Nabeel Merchant is the founder of Parkour Dubai and a calisthenics instructor who does innovative and fun workouts.From outlandish video stills, photos, food shots- Nabeel also incorporates a modern and trendy styles through his workout clothing.

14. GbemiGiwa

Bum Up. Abs Tight. #nikewomen ? @kobiphotography

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Thigrammer posts shots of her workouts and other top restaurants in Dubai. She also shows her followers how to make dishes and snacks at home.

15. Suzanne Cork

This nutritionist happens to be a yoga Instructor too. You can find delicious food that's good for your body in her Instagram feed.