If you’re a bride-to-be, I bet you are already spending enough time on Instagram, looking for #weddinginspos--be it decor inspiration or offbeat bridal lehengas. But there is one more thing that you can really use Instagram for--and that is for toning up your body--of course, only if you want to. Even though we’re all beautiful, if you wanna get fit to look your best on your wedding day, then this article is just for you.
With most of us working from home right now (due to the coronavirus pandemic), I think this is the best time to work on yourself. But don’t worry, you don’t have to go to the gym for that. We’ve curated a list of some of the best influencers from across the world who are synonymous with fitness, and don't promote unrealistic body standars. So if you’re a bride-to-be looking to get fit, follow these influencers on Instagram right away.
Being a bride is stressful, and there is no doubt about it. Amid the pressure of finding the perfect venue and the Kareena wala lehenga, brides tend to ignore their health. Therefore, here’s a list of our favourite fitness influencers who will guide you to your goal in the healthiest way possible.
Yasmin Karachiwala is one of the most famous Pilates instructors, who has been putting huge efforts into creating fitness-related content on Instagram. From dietary tips to instructional videos, her Insta page has everything. She is credited with training Bollywood actresses including Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif (o name a few. Recently, she has started a video series in which she gives out easy-to-make and guilt-free recipes. So basically, you get to indulge in healthy desserts while toning up--isn’t that a win-win situation, brides-to-be?
Namrata Purohit is another Pilates trainer who you need to start following right now. Founder of The Pilates Studio in Mumbai, she is the youngest person to have been certified as Stott Pilates (a different version of pilates founded in 1988) instructor. She is also trained in Boogie Bounce (a complete exercise program on mini trampoline) and Barre (one of the best full body workouts). Her Instagram page is always LIT with her gorgeous pictures and workout routines. Jahnvi Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan are some of the celebrities trained by her. Just like them, you can too follow her regime and see the amazing results for yourself.
Fitness expert Deanne Panday is one name that has been giving some major #fitspiration on social media. A health coach to B-town celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Jacqueline Fernandes (among others), Deanne believes that striving for wellness is the best way to become your healthiest version. So, if you’re a bride-to-be who doesn’t believe in harsh fad diets, then this Instagram page is perfect for you.
Full of body-positive posts and perfect yoga asanas, Jessamyn’s Instagram account is all about believing in yourself. Not only is her feed fresh, but it’s also filled with some very impressive yoga poses. Her journey of being a professional yoga teacher began in 2012 when she started practicing yoga at home instead of going to a class. Why, you ask? Jessamyn found the classes very discouraging since the majority of fellow students and teachers were slim and bendy, unlike her. After mastering some difficult yoga poses (like headstand and crow), she now finds the practice very self-satisfying. Believe it or not, just a look at her feed will fill you with positive vibes.
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FAQs - 1. Who can have Aliv? Everyone, especially lactating women, children reaching puberty, adults facing hair loss, patchy skin, alopecia, etc. It also helps in destressing. Rich in folic acid, iron, vit E, vit A, so, very good for immunity too. 2. How to have Aliv? Always with essential fat. E.g. As Aliv laddoo made of ghee, coconut, jaggery as a mid meal, even for kids, or soaked Aliv seeds (small pinch) in milk at bedtime. 3. How much Aliv to have? Just a pinch of soaked Aliv seeds in milk or in time tested proportions in the laddoo, kheer, etc. Don't overdo it. Aliv/ Haleem/ Garden cress seeds. Recipe of Aliv laddoo on my mother's page @rekhadiwekar #traditional #forgottenfoods #indiansuperfoods #poshanmaah
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Your food habits play an important role in staying healthy. Therefore, keeping track of what you eat is very important. And that’s what nutrition expert Rujuta Diwekar strongly believes in too. Rujuta advocates the benefits of eating healthy, and you will always find her Instagram feed full of recipes of nutrition-rich meals. But don’t worry! They are easy-to-make and delicious.
If you’re a bride-to-be who is finding it hard to start her fitness journey, Amanda Bisk is your go-to person. She is a personal trainer, a yogi and a former pole vaulter. A gymnast by the age of six, Amanda shifted to high jump in her teens after she grew too tall for gymnastics. After competing in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she had her eyes set on the 2012 London Olympics. However, at that time, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and used to get drained out quickly. It was during this time that she followed her passion for health and nutrition. Now, her Insta feed is all about small but effective workouts for beginners, and you can surely start with that.
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SuperFoods.✨. . By definition : foods that offer maximum nutritional benefits for minimal calories. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. . What comes to our mind: Avocado 🥑₹350/ piece Quinoa ₹800/kg. Blue Berries ₹400 / 100 gm ..kale ...etc etc. ( मतलब बिना kidney बेचे नहीं होगा ) . Actually Real Superfoods : Moong Dal , Banana , mango , jackfruit, drumsticks. Whole dals .lemon. ( which are mostly available under ₹100). They are packed with nutrients and are fresher and have travelled way less to reach us. . Why we don't hear about it ? It's not financially backed up 😔 no one sponsors it. It's easily available and humans have a tendency to not value something that's easily available. . So, called SuperFoods like Avo, kale, and those berries are plucked months before they reach us,.so by the time we consume it. it’s already empty. Blue Berries picked up in Europe reaching you after 2 months is less than 50% in nutrition. . So, should you never have them. Well you can . 💚If you are traveling abroad, and its local to that area . 💚 If you can't travel but want posh feels. So have avocado toast imagine sitting on a south american beach. 🥰 . What do you think 🤓🤓? Second plate is @dronawellness ( one of my favourite client from Malaysia 🇲🇾 whom I ll meet and hug 🤗 when all this is over ) . Also, the AVO rose is another poor attempt ( for proper rose refer to @amritaoflife 🙏🏼) #desimuscles #desi #desidesi #eatlocal #superfoods #indiansuperfoods #nutrition #nutritioncoach #nutritiontips #health
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Ladies, if you’re busy with your wedding prep and working simultaneously, Nidhi Mohan Kamal’s ‘workout anywhere’ videos are gonna help you out--big time. She urges her followers to eat ghar ka khaana instead of indulging in imported superfoods. From her terrace workouts to work desk yoga, her instructive videos will be super helpful, trust us!
She is another fitness enthusiast, who is changing the way people think about yoga. If there’s a yogi in you, Valerie Sagun will inspire you to ace the practice, just like her. People called her the ‘curvy yogi’ when she first started practicing yoga. “My practice has also given me the strength to get over the mental hurdle of my own self doubt when it comes to enjoying the fun and beautiful things in life,” she wrote on her website.
So ladies, ready for some #fitspo?
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