Fitness and exercise is for everyone, and Canada is lucky to have a diverse industry with a tapestry of cultures, voices and experiences to share.

More than ever, it’s important to learn about and see the world through other perspectives.

This list of influencers incorporates health and fitness into their daily lives and invite you to share along with them. Follow some or all to help your Instagram feed reflect the communities and industry we live in and are a part of.

Meagan Crooks

Not only does Meagan share her go-to meal prepping recipes and favourite GoodLife Group Fitness classes, she also knows all the hot spots in Halifax and can recommend a great post-workout wine.

Instagram: @meagantay

Peter Tran

Peter has mastered the condo balcony workout routine (and style) during the lockdown, and also showcases some swaggy sneakers (and a pretty cute pup, too).

Instagram: @thedunklistt

Louise Green

Louise wrote the book on inclusive fitness culture (literally, her book is titled Big Fit Girl) and coaches her readers on plus-size fitness. Her feed is full of activities, inspiring messages and thoughtful conversations with other fitness industry pros.

Instagram: @louisegreen_bigfitgirl

Jose Lopez

As a new dad, Jose is changing what it means to have a #dadbod. His feed is full of workouts that will kick your butt in and out of the gym, healthy recipes and some cute new baby shots.

Instagram: @joselopez_fit


If her handle didn’t already give it away, this girl likes to run! She also loves food and has some very tasty looking recipes to try. 

Instagram: @runcarmyrun

Mia Mazin

Firefighter, strength coach, power lifter and women’s empowerment. Need we say more?

Instagram: @therealmiamazin

Saman Munir

This mom of three fills her Instagram feed full of workouts that will cause you to break a sweat. No matter where she is (gym, camping, urban or suburban setting) she finds a way to work out. With that kind of dedication you’re bound to be inspired.

Instagram: @sfm_fitness

Brent Bishop

Brent is a longtime member of the fitness scene in Canada and incorporates health and fitness into everything he does. He’s CityLine’s go-to fitness expert and a master of the at-home butt-kicking workout.

Instagram: @iambishop

Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller is a First Nation Olympic athlete and was the co-captain of the first Canadian Women’s Olympic water polo team. An advocate for Indigenous health and youth involvement in sport, she is currently training for a 5km run while social distancing. You can follow along her training journey at @soaringspiritmovement

Instagram: @waneek 

Dushane Farrier

An elite personal trainer, Dushane keeps it fun, functional and attainable. Follow him for great workout ideas you can do in the gym, outside or at home using whatever you have on hand.

Instagram: @poweredbydush