5 Of The Most Influential Black Women Changing The Face Of Health & Fitness
There are thousands of people working every day to change the face of health, fitness and happiness. While social media has launched the career of many self-proclaimed fitness gurus and trainers, you may be surprised that those making the biggest impact are Black women.
When it comes to social reach, their professional credentials, trends they’ve set, products they’ve created and overall media coverage – among other things – these women are a cut above the rest.
Michelle Obama With almost 3 million Instagram followers, FLOTUS continues to spread her health and fitness initiative, Let’s Move!, to the world. In 2015, Obama kicked things up a notch inviting fans into the White House for “#GimmeFive FLOTUS Style,” a personal training session. Since then, she’s partnered with Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon and more to highlight the fun side of living the fit life.
Jessamyn Stanley This body positive yogi became a social media sensation seemingly overnight, sharing awe-inspiring poses on her blog, Instagram, and by way of the EveryBody Yoga series. She’s also been featured in Cosmopolitan and the New York Times, and for good reason — her take on doing yoga as a full-figured woman is refreshingly relatable, honest and inspiring.