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Top 10 Fitness Influencers in the Black Community to Inspire Your Workout Routine


Dec. 2 2023, Updated 9:38 p.m. ET

Many Black influencers made remarkable impacts in the lives of their followers this year but some of them seem to have the best workout philosophies. Their motives and approaches may seem similar, but their ideologies and recommendations tend to make a difference.

The best fitness influencers in the black community are ranked based on several factors which include social media following, practicality of their workout recommendations, and feedback from followers. As of the end of December 2023, the following fitness influencers are ranked in the top 10 in the black community.

1. Massy Arias

Arguably the most influential fitness trainer in the black community. She currently has more than 3 million followers on Instagram and she emphasizes more on holistic health through her motivational workout routine videos.

“Don't lose yourself and what you stand for trying to please others. Be yourself, the right people will come to you and stay.” - Massy Arias

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2. Jeanette Jenkins

Jeanette claims to have almost 30 years of experience as a trainer and health coach. She has more than 500 streaming workout videos and almost a million followers on Instagram.

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3. Angela Davis

Angela is a foremost fitness educator and trainer who teaches strength and resistance training and maintains a good positive body image. She promotes inclusive workouts that incorporate diverse fitness programs. Angela was born into a sporting family and that could have been her source of inspiration. She currently has about 173,000 followers on Instagram.

4. Keaira LaShae

Keaira combines fitness and dancing training sessions to motivate her followers online. She believes in merging fun with fitness activities so that her followers can enjoy a pleasurable workout session. Keaira has more than 315k Instagram followers.

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5. Brittne Babe

Brittne is a wellness advocate who combines fitness coaching with teachings on mindfulness and self-love. She constantly shares her workout video tips across her social media platforms. Currently, she has 2.1 million followers on Instagram and she also promotes sportswear brands.

6. Babeth Lando

Babeth is an athlete and a certified trainer who currently has 1.1 million followers on her Instagram page. She motivates and helps women change their lifestyles to become their inspiration. She is currently based in Miami and offers both online and personal training services.

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7. Jenna De Leon

Jenna is a three-time world champion and she is now the founder and head trainer of her online fitness company. She creates regular challenges for her followers to help them move through their fitness phases and achieve sustainable permanent results.

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8. Lena Ector

Lena is a popular fitness instructor and influencer who has more than 153,000 followers on Instagram. She was the co-founder of the popular “Gymnetics Fitness Studio” based in Atlanta, GA. Lena and her mother also co-founded the “Ectorcise Fitness Challenge” which helps members achieve their fitness goals through realistic challenges.

9. Kabria Dame

Kabria is one of the influencers gaining fast popularity online. Though she has a relatively smaller followership of 12,000 people on Instagram, her fitness routine continues to inspire people all around the world. Her works include modeling, workouts, and fitness routines.

10. Denise Guidry

Denise is a popular fitness coach with more than 21,000 followers on Instagram. She shares diverse fitness and beauty content through posts and stories.

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