Because how boring would it be if one size fitted all...
Our attitudes to health and fitness have changed over the last couple of years. There’s no longer a specific ideal that fits the gym-bunny mould, and we’re joining forces to prove bodies of all shapes and sizes can be strong, fast and flexible. Luckily for you lovely lot, we’ve found the hot-to-trot plus-size models who are serving up all the sass while inspiring us to get our bootys to the gym.
It’s not hard to see why this British model, with an Instagram fan base of 4.1 million, is a firm fave to follow. She’s a champion of body diversity, who’s vocal in her commitment to improving the way the media portray women, and her Insta is a source of self-care and self-empowerment. As a survivor of an eating disorder, she’s now an ambassador for NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association), promoting health and happiness. She refuses to post any retouched images to her page and created the #everyBODYisbeautiful hashtag to help women of all shapes and sizes show their bod a lotta luvvin’. Iskra also kicks some serious butt in the gym, and shares her workout regimes for us to get our inspo on. You’re very welcome.
Entering the industry as a plus-size model at the age of 15, Marquita has always been proud to shout about the skin she was born in. Among the motivational quotes, sassy bikini shots and curving up the catwalk (yep, she’s walked on countless runways at NYFW), you’ll find her smashing it up at the gym. She’s also a member of the #FableticsSquad, founded by sportswear brand Fabletics, spreading the word that working out can be fun no matter what your size, shape, age or ability level. We are SO here for this.
Thick ebony curls. Outrageously cute freckles. A caramel complexion to die for. It’s no wonder Saffi has us girl crushin’. She began her career as a model, but when her natural curves developed, her agency told her she needed to lose weight. Her response? She thought oh heeelllll to the no! Since then she’s embraced what her mama gave her, gone on to become one of London’s top curve models and to slay in LA. This girl knows how to deliver straight-up fashion lewks, I-own-this-beach bikini shots, and snaps showing she’s proud in her skin while nailing the gym. Who runs the world?
Not only is she a model, clothing designer and all-round general badass, she’s also a body-positive pioneer who has run marathons and set up a fitness initiative – Project Start – to get gals pounding the pavement. If you’re looking for fitspo to get you off the couch and into that 6am class, you’re gonna find plenty of it on the Candice gram. Think motivational quotes, swelfies and snaps of her sporting her own range of Lycra Day/Won. Yup, total #GirlBossGoals.