We’ve all been there. That seemingly eternal slump where we say “tomorrow for sure” for days in a row. You know what we’re talking about. Fitness, exercise routines, working out, all these seem to stir feelings of laziness and lack of motivation in all of us. Especially now that a colder season is approaching, sometimes it can feel like the best workout is to roll down on your back on bed, pull up the sheets, and curl up into a ball of sleep.
Maybe it’s just a bit of motivation needed, don’t you think?
We all know that staying fit and healthy is important. But with our busy lifestyles, it’s not always easy to find the time or motivation to work out. That’s where fitness influencers come in! Fitness influencers are people who share their journey to a healthier lifestyle in the hopes of inspiring others. And with the rise of social media, they have become more popular than ever. If you’re looking for some inspiration to get started on your own fitness journey, then look no further! In this blog post, we will be counting down the top 10 Filipino fitness influencers that you should follow.
Noelle De Guzman (@kikayrunner)
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Noelle De Guzman, or kikayrunner on social media, is a Filipino fitness influencer and runner from Metro Manila whose work as a freelance writer and content marketer whose works have been published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Runners' World, and Women’s Health. Noelle (pronounced as Noel-lee) De Guzman got her start in running in 2009 and ran her first marathon in 2010, the 34th Milo National Eliminations.
Nikki Torres (@nkitorres)
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Nikki Torres is holistic wellness coach who teaches yoga and encourages followers to have a healthy mindset. Torres is also a great source of inspiration for anyone looking to get fit. Nikki Torres hosts online yoga sessions that are easy to follow, making it encouraging for anyone who wants to try yoga or even those who are well-versed in it. Torres instills a great mindset to her audience, allowing them to understand and see yoga beyond being a form of exercise as it is a way to better understand your mental and emotional state. How’s that for a holistic workout?
Jaymie Crisostomo Pizarro (@thebullrunner)
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Jaymie Pizarro is the first Filipino World Marathons Major Finisher and the founder of The Bull Runner Dream Marathon. Pizarro goes way beyond running, since she also alternates cycling, weight training, and running coupled with strength training and indoor cycling as her go-to at-home workouts. Jaymie Pizarro is committed to helping people attain the optimal level of fitness through running and strength training. Among her impressive credentials include: Road Runners of America Running Coach, USATF Level 1 Running Coach, National Academy of Sports Training (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, and certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN).
Ian Banzon (@ibanzon)
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Ian Banzon is an advocate for health. Being a holistic health medical doctor, she truly understands the importance of caring for your body and making sure it’s in tip-top form. Banzon introduces a variety of exercises ranging from cycling to yoga. The fun part about her workouts is she makes it so accessible and doable to all so there’s absolutely no excuse! The relatable exercises she demonstrates are done with everyday items such as books, resistance bands, grocery bags, and more.
Anna Cristina Manalastas (@annamanalastas)
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If yoga is more your cup of tea, then check out Anna Cristina Manalastas or @annamanalastas on Instagram. Teacher Anna believes that yoga goes beyond the physical and offers it as a way to connect with your inner self, strengthening yourself inside and out. Manalastas is a certified yoga instructor who teaches a host of styles such as vinyasa, prenatal yoga, budokon yoga, and budokon mobility. Teacher Anna’s foundation on teaching her students are grace, strength, and joy.
Dustin Marasigan (@dustinmarasigan)
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Dustin Marasigan is a Spartan Race finisher who owns PROMATRIX supplement. Marasigan promotes home workouts which are perfect for those who are too intimidated to go to the gym or are stuck at home most of the time. These convenient workouts are regularly encouraged by Marasigan coupled with advice on how to structure your workout based on your daily schedule and convenience. If you’re looking to get started on home workouts and are in need of some motivation, Dustin Marasigan can provide this for you.
Kayleen Ortiz (@kayleenortiz)
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If pole dancing is more of your cup of tea, look no further than Kayleen Ortiz. Kayleen Ortiz is a Movement Artist, an International Pole Champion, and a Fitness Creative. Ortiz teaches a wide range of unique fitness activities that can help spice up your workout such as pole dancing, aerial hoop, and aerial skills. Ortiz is also a travelling indoor cycling instructor who has taught in other countries. Kayleen Ortiz is committed to helping people discover a love for fitness and becoming the best version of themselves.
Jackie Go (@gojackiego)
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Jackie Go is a lifestyle blogger, fitness enthusiast, and a wife and mother. Not only does she blog about the everyday realities of life, she has some killer content regarding fitness as well. Her home workouts are tailor fit for busy individuals who wish to sneak it a little bit of a burn in their busy day, inspiring everyone especially stay-at-home moms to make overall wellness a priority.
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Angela Nepomuceno rolls everything in one. Her blog lushangel.com talks about an array of topics from beauty to fashion to travel along with health and fitness. In terms of health and fitness, Angela Nepomuceno entails a series of workouts that target specific body parts to train yourself to get stronger even from home. Her fitness content also includes inspirational entries that can help motivate you to become your best physically and mentally.
Kat Garcia (@bodybymamakat)
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Kat Garcia is a coach who is notable for training famous clients like Kathryn Bernardo and Bea Alonzo but apart from that, Kat Garcia is a great source of fitness inspiration on her own. Kat Garcia is a certified fitness trainer and coach and the creator of the bodybymamakat program that can be done anywhere with any available space you have. Garcia’s inspiration for becoming a trainer to moms is the challenge of transforming their bodies and helping them stay fit and healthy. Her programs are customized to fit each clients' personal needs.
Fitness personalities are a great source of inspiration to become fit and healthy and their tips for a more convenient way of working out are a great way to get started. Remember that when it comes to fitness or losing weight, nutrition and lifestyle are more than half the battle and fitness is just one aspect. If you are in need of help when it comes to weight loss, weight gain or weight loss medications, get in touch with a weight specialist and a registered nutritionist dietitian who can guide you towards the right path. Schedule an appointment today.
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