It’s no secret how fitness-friendly Boston is—a 2017 study by data and analytics company Infogroup ranked the Hub as first in the nation for the city with the highest concentration of fitness-related establishments, with nearly 600 gyms and health clubs alone in the greater Boston area!
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Fortunately, if you live in the area there are also plenty of fitness-friendly people who can serve as some serious inspiration. If you have an Instagram account, consider giving the following people a follow:
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1) Rebecca Pacheco | @omgal
With nearly 8,000 followers, Rebecca uses her Instagram feed to inspire her follows to stay fit, healthy, and balanced primarily through the practice of yoga and meditation. As the author of her own book, Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life, as well as a regular contributor to publications like Runner’s World and Women’s Health, Rebecca certainly has a wide reach.
2) Dan Fitzgerald | @coachdanbos
Partner of Rebecca Pacheco, Dan certainly has his own foot in the door as far as Boston athletics go. He’s super active (runner, surfer, and Nike+ running coach) as well as the co-founder and president of the Heartbreak Hill Running Company (does it get more Boston than that?!). If you’ve been trying to make running a bigger part of your life this year, consider giving this guy a follow and joining the community of “Heartbreakers” he’s created.
3) Bojan Mandaric | @bmandaric
Bojan’s Instagram account boasts over 4,600 followers, and for good reason. He’s the co-founder of November Project, a “FREE fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months.” In six years, he and his colleague Brogan Graham have inspired a community of 44 “tribes” all over the country. How do you join a fitness outing or club near you? As their website says, “Just show up!” Check out Bojan’s Insta or his website for more information.
4) Lucie Wicker | @luciephoto
This local photographer takes gorgeous, flattering, inspiring photos of people who come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Join over 2,200 other followers for relatable pictures of people enjoying and celebrating their health.
5) Brandon Mui | @rx.photography
If you’re into the more competitive side of fitness, be sure to check out Brandon’s account, which currently has over 9,400 followers. Based out of Boston, he travels the world taking photos of some serious male and female competitors whose physiques and performances can inspire and amaze. Looking for some bada$$ photos of your own? Contact him for a private shoot.
Be sure to give these fit Back Bay folks a follow, and let us know if you have a favorite
Bostonian Instagrammer of your own by sharing in the comments below!