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11 People of Color That Will Inspire You To Get Physically Fit

11 People of Color That Will Inspire You To Get Physically Fit

What they say is true. When you look good, you really do feel good! And you can look and feel good by eating healthy and exercising!

From yogis and dancers to runners and weight lifters, here are 11 people who will make you want to get off your butt and exercise! 

1.  Jeanette Jenkins

Jeanette Jenkins is a health and fitness expert, celebrity trainer, and the founder of the The Hollywood Trainer LLC. She studied Human Kinetics and has earned many certifications covering nutrition and various methods of training. Jeanette strives to "help everyone find the athlete inside them and enjoy the benefits of healthy living!"

2. Curtis Williams

Curtis Williams is a former NFL Athlete, sports performance coach, fitness instructor, and consultant. Training is his passion and he strives to motivate and maximize the potential of anyone that refuses to settle for mediocrity. 

3. Massiel “Massy” Arias

Massiel Arias is a Certified Personal Trainer who is a prime example of how adopting a healthy diet and active lifestyle can change you mentally, physically, and spiritually. She hopes to "influence a new generation of trainers to teach people a lifestyle instead of a quick fix to get a bikini body" and she wants people to know and believe that being healthy really is being happy.

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Are you willing to embrace the sacrifices you need to make in order to be were you want to be? Life is full of lessons. Ups and downs. How we learn from every mistake, is how we make no mistakes. So don’t you dare let your failures define you, let them be the learning experiences that shape you to become a better version of yourself. Failure isn’t falling down. “FAILURE IS REMAINING IN THE SAME PLACE YOU HAVE FALLEN” Don’t give up, you got what it takes... WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #ma30day #childofGod #mawarrior _____________________________________________________________ Estás dispuesto a hacer los sacrificios necesarios para llegar donde quieres? La vida está llena de lecciones. Es una montaña rusa. Cómo aprendemos de los errores, es como no cometemos errores en el futuro. Los errores son inevitables. No dejes que te definan, aprende de las lecciones que te da la vida para convertirte en tu mejor versión. No te rindas, tu tienes lo necesario para ser exitoso! Dale! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #hijadecristo

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4. Gideon Akande

Gideon Akande is a national fitness expert who is passionate about health and fitness. He teaches, motivates, and inspires people all over the country through fitness events, media appearances, and his online presence. He left his career in finance to follow his heart and became a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor in 2010. 

5. Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, writer, and body positivity advocate. Her yoga classes celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask themselves “How do I feel?” instead of “How do I look?”. Also, she's been featured in various media outlets. Curious about how she started yoga? You can find out by checking out her site. 

6. Joe Holder

Joe Holder is a performance/health consultant who believes in optimizing mental and physical conditions. He is the creator of the Ocho System™️. Check out his social media channels for great fitness advice!

7. Danielle "Ms. Boston" Jones

Danielle Jones is a mom and Certified Celebrity Fitness Professional. Her social media channels are filled with workouts starring her and her adorable daughter. 

8. Derrick “DJ” Townsel

Derrick "DJ" Townsel, also known as "Dade2Shelby," is a former NFL athlete, personal trainer, health coach, and yoga instructor. He is an inspiration for men, especially men of color, who are passionate about yoga. He was born in Miami, FL and spent 6 years of his adolescence in Memphis, TN, so he uses the name "Dade2Shelby" to remind him of where his journey started. 

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To me, #MindfulnessMeans understanding that your past isn’t something to be ashamed of, but a prologue of the person you are becoming. The future isn’t something to be fearful of, but should be seen as upcoming chapters of a novel that’s impossible to put down. That every moment, every word, every sight, smell, taste, sound, feeling, and person you encounter are to be cherished and celebrated. That your journey is yours for a reason and once you understand the purpose that it’s leading you to, you wouldn’t trade your path for anyone else’s. That there isn’t a time limit or even a concrete definition of what success and happiness is, you define it according to your purpose. It means understanding that you are a small, yet unique part of a much larger entity. You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while. ________________________________________ Thanks for asking me to share, @peakmoney! Now I’m asking you out there, use the hashtag #MindfulnessMeans and share what it means to you! #RastaYogi #OnlyTheAvatar

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9. Latoya Shauntay Snell

Latoya Snell is a marathoner, ultra-marathoner, obstacle course racer, novice cyclist, yogi enthusiast, freelance chef, photographer, and writer. After being diagnosed with sciatica, a herniated disc and disc degeneration, which led to other issues, she decided to improve her life for the better by documenting her weight loss journey through various social media platforms. She's been featured in various media outlets and strives to attain certifications in nutrition and fitness instruction, among other things. 

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This is from last week's race; it was the calm before the storm. Currently going through a bit of deja vu... I know it's raining outside today. The weather is complete trash. I should stay home... but that's not an option that I'm electing. What makes marathons, ultra marathons and training for major events so legendary for me is the ability to watch myself go from a caterpillar to a butterfly. You cannot enjoy the beauty before going through some gritty conditions. I'm not trying to be better than everybody, just the best version of myself. Any other accolades that come with it are just the bonus fries at the bottom of a bag when I thought the meal was done. Praise is temporary; overall content from earning your stripes is everything. See you on the pavement. Catch me outside... 📷 @blackmenrunnyc #runningfatchef #fatrunner #runner #whyirun #plussizeathlete #endurance #raceday #skirtsports #REALwomenmove #swiftwick #chaseadventure #athlete #womenwholift #fitmom #fitness #fitnessmotivation #timetofly #mycurvescan #thickthighssavelives #mindovermatter #loveletters

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10. Dwight Holt, Jr.

Dwight Holt, Jr. is a Certified Fitness Instructor and celebrity trainer who will help you dance your pounds off. Check him out! He may be coming to a city near you!

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#DanceYourPoundsOff tonight 🔥🔥🔥

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11. Magda Civil

Magda Civil is a health & fitness coach and Certified Personal Trainer. She continuously motivates and provides valuable health and fitness information through her social media pages. Check her out!





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