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No More Menopause Belly! These 6 Fitness Influencers Make Exercise Easy and Fun for Women Over 50

Whether you’re new to exercising and want to ease into a routine, or you’re interested in shedding a few pounds that snuck on during menopause, fitness influencers that are intune with what women over 50 are going through can help. Popular on social media platforms including Instagram and TikTok, these women are sharing their smart health advice and need-to-know tips.

To help you get started (or ramp up!) your fitness journey, we compiled a list of some of our favorite fitness influencers for women over 50. Looking for low-impact workouts that won’t stress your joints? Want to tone your muscles and improve your balance? These experts have got you covered.

Why women over 50 should follow fitness influencers

While it’s so no surprise that influencers are popular with teens, there’s been a huge surge in people interested in supporting women in midlife and beyond. And for good reason. Not only do influencers offer women over 50 a chance to connect with likeminded people, but they can also offer tips and tricks that make getting — and staying — healthy easy. As a bonus, these platforms are free to use and you can find influencers that offer advice tailored to your specific needs.

Top 6 fitness influencers for women over 50

With so many influencers on Instagram to sift through, it can be difficult to find someone who’s truly worth following. That’s why we’ve gathered a list of six pros to kickstart your fitness journey.

1. Laura Heikkila

Laura Heikkila is a fat loss and body transformation coach who gained a following on Instagram for her tips on building muscle when you’re over 50. She shares easy workouts that target various parts of the body (goodbye, menopause belly!) and motivational stories from real-life women. She believes in focusing on being strong rather than fixating on a number on the scale — and that it’s never too late to build muscle and get in the best shape of your life. You can find her at @so_this_is_50.

2. Cara Metz

Fitness coach Cara Metz has been in the personal training industry for over 20 years. Her Instagram, @carametz_, focuses on easy 15-minute workouts and feeling your best if you’re struggling with menopause. From weighted routines to simple stretches, you’ll have everything you need to start achieving your fitness goals during perimenopause, menopause and beyond.

3. Diana Mirgon

Diana Mirgon is all about accessible workouts and aims to make exercising easier wherever you are. Through her Instagram, @dmirgonfit21, she demonstrates healthy living right from the comfort of her home — no gym membership required! In fact, she’s lost over 150 lbs. and has “no equipment workouts” that make starting an exercise routine easy. If you need a simple way to be more active, Diana’s content is friendly for women of all fitness levels.

4. Michele Smith

Michele Smith doesn’t play around when it comes to building muscle. The certified holistic health and fitness coach, whose focus is on healthy aging workouts, shares advice on how to look and feel younger than your years. From tips on outsmarting sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss) to navigating hormone swings during menopause, Michele covers it all. Follow her at @forever_fit_with_michele for a boost of inspiration and motivation.

5. Debra Atkinson

Debra Atkinson, the bestselling author and hormone-balancing exercise expert behind @flipping50tv, is dedicated to sharing ways to stay healthy and fit well into your gold years and beyond. Her Instagram platform includes a mix of workouts and stretches, advice for setting and sticking to goals plus how to keep your bones and muscles strong. Her optimistic outlook and encouraging nature help her followers thrive both physically and mentally.

6. Tania Dalton

Tania Dalton is a midlife health coach and menopause trainer who uses her platform to promote positivity and healthy living as you age. Through her Instagram @taniadalton, she connects with her followers about the struggles of menopause and how to gain confidence through exercise and meditation. She doesn’t believe in strict diets or punishing exercise routines. Instead, she encourages women to find a healthy balance that they truly enjoy, which it makes it easier to look and feel your best.


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