Credit: @LorraineCladish (top left), @tea.with.lucy.b (bottom left), @davinamccall (middle), @cornishbirdindorset (top right), @taniadalton (bottom right).
Age is no limit to fitness. We can reinvent ourselves physically at any age and here’s a selection of the super fit Instagrammers 40 years old and beyond to prove that being flexible, fit and fabulous is now ageless.
My favourite fitness fanatics bring a daily dose of inspiration to my instagram feed. In age defying sports gear and glowing hair, they have as much energy as my teenage daughter. From LA and Australia to the Cornish coast they reminder me that age doesn’t restrict us when it comes to physical fitness.
They’re creative and lead the way in showing us how to age with energy, style, strength and happiness providing new ideas for our own fitness journeys and keeping us motivated.
1. Tracy Anderson, @Traceyandersonmethod
The LA based 42-year-old fitness and wellness entrepreneur behind the ‘Tracey Anderson method’ with clients including Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez. Her feed is full of fast moving, intensive workouts incorporating dance and music as she leads her classes with a face of fierce determination.
The song of the summer is on @jlo 🔥🔥🔥 I can't stop playing it in class, by the pool, in the car!!!! Makes me move happy! Buy it, put it on repeat and move in the sun. I approve that as a summer workout. Thank you Jennifer for giving us so many chances to escape in your creative genius! Love you much! 😘 #NiTúNiYo
2. Tracy Acock, @Cornishbirdindorset
A nurse from the Cornish coast, Tracey has embarked on a fitness trip and hasn’t looked back since, inspiring everyone as she goes along. We love her determination and positive vibe!
The mojo is back lovely people ☺️🙋🏼 Thanks so much for kind comments last post♥️Upper body cables today & loved pushing myself & seeing improvements…Have made some short term goals…trying to increase weight even for a few reps which is S ▪️M▪️ A▪️R▪️ T & very do-able 👊🏼 Also never been so light in my adult life (never satisfied are we?) 🙃So carbs are ⬆️⬆️& I know what I need to do ✌🏼🔙🔛🔝 . . . #healthylife #fitness #gym #gymlife #exercise #health #cables #fitfam #upperbodyworkout #backontrack #goals #gains #strength #strengthtraining #resistance #health #carbs
3. Davina McCall, @davinamccall
49-year-old Davina McCall is no stranger to the world of fitness, releasing 16 workout DVDs throughout the last decade to help the nation get in shape. Approaching the milestone age of 50, she’s rocking a solid set of abs and a slender figure, showing we can experience the virtues of fitness at any age. The mother of three is an advocate for body positivity too, posting honest selfies showing her body in a different perspective.
Ok , so take note of how many girls take bikini shots with their arms in the air ( it's to make our tummies look better)!!! After three kids , my tummy looks like a sharpei puppy.. swipe left to see. My daughter is holding it… its one of her fave things … my rolls …she's helped me love them too ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ striving to be the best I can be but love who I am now… 😃 #fitness #motivation #mummytummy
4. Tania Dalton, @taniadalton
A 48-year-old PT from Australia, redefining age with her adventurous lifestyle, showing that by no means does life slow down after 40. We love Tania’s positive message and she’s a great addition to any instagram feed.
Simplicity… * Trying to keep my fitness, food and life simple. I truly don't believe health (or life) should be complicated. We need to move regularly and in different ways, lift things that are a bit heavy and eat a good variety of unprocessed food when we are hungry (also allowing for few of the less healthy things that we love). Oh, and of course spend time with people who make you smile and laugh. * You may have seen on my story that I have been back training with my little brother over the last couple of weeks. Our workout yesterday was at an aths track where we used a medicine ball, a variety of bars that are scattered around the park and our bodies. We did 100m walking lunges in between each group of exercises. 400-500 lunges in total. This video was after an hour of training – don't look too closely at my technique – tired (and sore bottom today)!. * My brother travels a lot for work and I always know our workout has been successful when he struggles to lift his bag into the plane's overhead locker and put on his headphones. It makes me smile… * #simplicity #fitness #walkinglunges #happiness #soreglutes #ageisjustanumber #redefiningage #fitat48
5. Lorraine C. Ladish, @LorraineCladish
A yogini promoting self-love, body positivity and wellness through exercise. The 54-year-old thanks positions like the chaturanga for her toned body and inspires self-confidence through motivational posts towards embracing and celebrating age while becoming the best version of yourself.
Two months away from 54! So far so good! Day 2 of walking on the beach as promised to myself. Also, a little swimming is making everything overall feel better. Skipping it on weekend to avoid crowds. Been going to yoga in evening but back to mornings Sat and Sun. FYI front-facing camera in selfie mode is benevolent. I do move and all that but I'm a beer drinker and I eat a lot of different foods. Could never be vegan unless my life depended on it. My thighs do jiggle when I walk. It's all about the pose. Heheh. The arms are yoga arms (thanks chaturanga!). Also. I think I will wear a bikini until I'm 90. Don't like it? Don't look. 🙂 #vivafifty #disruptaging #yogini
6. Mandy Ingber, @Mandyingber
Mandy Ingber promotes self-love, inner-strength and confidence through fitness and a positive and sustainable lifestyle. Yoga is the former actresses exercise of choice which has helped her maintain a strong and toned physique. Her fitness posts are often accompanied by a thoughtful, profound and uplifting caption making it easy to catch her inspiration and positivity.
7. Laura Gordon, @Cttchickentuna
Fitness star Laura Gordon is 49-years-old and has amassed an enormous following, partly down to her impressive figure. Her dedication is aspirational and she admits that it’s extremely hard work to maintain such a high level of fitness. The midster works out eight times a week and sticks to a clean diet without using supplements. However her physique is a testament to her dedication and shows what can possible to achieve at almost 50 years old!
#fitness #fit #fitspo #lean #cleaneating #gym #me #love #fitgirl #fitfam #squats#glutes ☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀ Finished my squats and crunches for the challenge💪I'm doing the squat challenge in addition to my regular workout schedule in blog www.chickentuna.tumblr.com. 💚💚💚💚 How's everyone doing with the challenge?
8. Tea With Lucy B, @tea.with.lucy.b
Another yogi we love, who started at 49 and 7 years later is more flexible than ever. Lucy B is a health coach and private yoga teacher, showing the benefits of ageing with flexibility and strength!
SHOW UP & BE SEEN – what you waiting for?? 🦋🦋🦋this is from BRENÉ BROWN & is Perfect for Monday: 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 'I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever. Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.'' ~ Brené Brown 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 #brenebrown #imreadytogo
Nothing is out of reach at aged 40 and now at 53 fitness is one of my biggest pleasures. I could not imagine life without exercise, from bootcamps to running and age certainly shouldn’t be considered a restriction when achieving a fitness goal. The new instagram fit friends add a dose of inspiration to my daily feed – why not add these with these fabulously fit instagrammers to yours!
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A #run with a #view #holiday #exercise at Pont du Gard an ancient Roman aqueduct that crosses the Gardon River near the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard in southern France. The #strength #planning #determination #teamwork of those romans is just #awesome – something I m trying to embrace this week back at work. The view from the gym this morning was not as good ! That's what I love about #running you can discover so much, we where the first across the bridge, so missed the crowds. 48m high and build circa 40-60 AD a historic #experience !
By Louise Proddow