Since the late 90’s times have been changing: out with big steaks and mashed potatoes and in with the paleo diet, meatless Mondays, going vegan, and eating healthier. With that movement also came literal movement—people wanted to be fit ad healthy. As the technology boom gave rise to the mountains of social media and apps, some have fared better than others. With over 400 million users posting more than 80 million photos every day, Instagram remains a favorite for sharing photos and captions.
Thanks to Kim Kardashian, everyone calls the pound key the hashtag. As hashtags are how we get to find other people’s photos, and share with our friends our thoughts, here are some of the most popular hashtags for fitness lovers—here’s where you can shamelessly post pictures of your #progress, send #motivation and like the #gains of your friends.
With the obsession with #yoga, #HIIT, and #detoxing we wonder what are the top hashtags for fitness fiends?
10. #Fitspo: 25+ Million posts
The idea is to inspire women to be fit and sporty instead of skinny and boney. The new promotion is for women to seek to be toned, muscled and not just objects.
9. #Eatclean: 25+ million posts Exactly what it says: promote healthy and nutritious food over fast foods and fattening meals.
8. #Health: 32+ million posts
Usually a combination of food and gym photos. Health hashtags are perfect for finding photos and advice for living a healthy life.
7. #Fitfam: 33+ million posts
For those that have joined the gym, or a sport, this hashtag refers to being part of the fitness family.
6. #Fit: 46+ million posts
Pretty obvious. But more general hashtags are good for when you give an update on your fitness progress.
5. #Workout: 46+ million posts
You never know when people might be confused about what you were doing….
4. #Motivation: 52+ million posts
Let all your friends know what you are striving for, or what you want to look like one day. Instagram is definitely now a place for motivation and quotes for motivating you to encouragement from fellow exercisers.
3. #Gym: 55+ million posts
In case we weren’t sure… But sometimes this is used for showing different exercises that can only be done in the gym. Also, #weights, #workout and #lift are used in sequence to this hashtag.
2. #Healthy: 59+ million posts
A good goal to strive for: this makes the number two spot on our list. It makes sense, healthy is not only working it, but it’s practicing yoga, or living a clean life.
1. #Fitness: 103+ million posts
There’s no surprise, #fitness, is the number one hashtag for fitness lovers. What we are all striving for can now be encompassed in this simple hahstag. It’s a good way to find the fitfam, and to evoke motivation to those who you are following or following you.
But there are other’s on the rise: #workoutwednesday,#transformationtuesday, #mcm, #wcw, or you can hashtag any of your body parts or the exercises themselves, the options are endless.