We don’t need to tell you that you can find pretty much anything on the wacky world of social media. So why not put that time spent scrolling to good use? Some of Australia’s top male fitness models post to their Instagram accounts on the regular, providing you with a daily dose of workout inspiration right to your fingertips. On those days where you could use a little extra motivation to get off the couch and into the gym, a little inspiration from the best goes a long way.
Whether it’s calisthenics or powerlifting, CrossFit or yoga, this list of Australia’s best male fitness Instagram accounts has a little bit of everything. These gents regularly share their top workout tips, training plans and nutrition ideas, meaning you’re always connected to some top-notch health and fitness inspiration. The next time you’re a little slow off the mark getting to the gym, dive into this list of the best fitness Instagram accounts from Australia’s top male personal trainers to get you going.
1. Dan OKeefe
Globetrotting Instagram fitness model Dan OKeefe – aka @iamdanok –, who originally hails from Dubbo, is an urban planner when he’s not training his clients or modelling. Dan’s feed of quality snaps will inspire you to hit the dusty trail as well as the gym. A proponent of living a clean, adventure-filled life, this personal trainer’s Instagram account is a reminder to get that rig out into the wild and show off your hard work.
Followers to date: 35.5k followers
2. Nathan McCallum
If it can be lifted, hit, swung or jumped over, Nathan McCallum (@isnathan) has found a way to work out with it. His page is a mixed bag of workout inspiration – incorporating everything from high-intensity interval training smash sessions, new twists on classic gym movements, and callisthenics and bodyweight workouts to balance everything out.
Followers to date: 2,555 followers
3. Kayne Lawton
Former NRL player and bodybuilder Kayne Lawtown (@kaynelawton) spent his youth of elite competitive sport forging a steadfast mental and physical discipline. Now an online personal trainer, with an Instagram account chocked full of workout inspiration to boot, Kayne now utilises that discipline to help others achieve their fitness aspirations.
Followers to date: 123k followers
4. Tim Robards
Not only is Tim Robards (@mrtimrobards) a renowned chiropractor, health and wellness expert and former Bachelor star, he’s also the most recent addition to Ramsay St. As well as keeping his fans updated what goes on behind the scenes of his guest role in long-running Aussie soapie Neighbours, he also takes to Instagram to upload a ton of workout & nutrition ideas and fitness motivation.
Affiliations: founder of The Robards Method
Followers to date: 204k followers
5. Shannan Ponton
Who could forget Shannan Ponton (@shannanponton) whoopin’ the blue teams’ butts to victory in The Biggest Loser? Far more than a TV personality, Shannan is one of Australia’s top fitness trainers with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. He keeps himself busy running his own Bali Bootcamp as well as being sought-after public speaker, and he keeps his Instagram stacked with fitness and nutrition ideas.
Affiliations: trainer for The Biggest Loser Australia
Followers to date: 25.2k followers
6. Chad Mackay
Australian CrossFit athlete and coach Chad Mackay (@mackay_chad) has competed in the renowned CrossFit Games three times, topping out at an impressive 9th overall in 2012. Chad’s influence and following is hard-earned; he is a respected figure in the CrossFit and wider fitness community. His Instagram offers guidance and inspiration for all looking to improve their physique and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Affiliations: co-owner @crossfitactive
Followers to date: 36k followers
7. Rob Forte
Rob Forte (@rob_forte) has never skipped leg day. Not once. And that has certainly paid off. Rob is a 7-year veteran of the CrossFit games, making more appearances at the event than any other Australian competitor. In addition to his dominating his division in the CrossFit world, Rob is known for writing and following his own program, The Forte Method, one which you can follow too, if you’re brave enough.
Affiliations: The Forte Method, Reebok CF Frankston
Followers to date: 49.5k followers
8. Daniel Conn
With one of the best Australian male fitness model Instagram accounts in the game, Daniel Conn (@dan_dc_conn) posts enough nutrition, training and mindfulness content to get you out of the deepest funk and into the gym. With a unique elite functional training approach to his workouts, Dan is a trainer dedicated to tailoring the ideal strength, conditioning and wellbeing program for you to get the most out of each session.
Followers to date: 290k followers
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9. Khan Porter
Khan Porter (@iamkhanporter) rose to social media virality with a 15 second video of him boogying to Beyonce (before snatching a ridiculous amount of weight) to raise awareness for men’s mental health. Alongside busting moves for a great cause, Khan is also one of Australia’s leading CrossFit athletes, runs his own gym and is an honours psychology student.
Followers to date: 144k followers
10. Michael Ramsey
Michael Ramsey (@ramslegit) turned a passion for personal training and an entrepreneurial spirit into a hugely successful career. Michael is a fitness icon in Melbourne – owner of 6 F45 franchises around the city, he also runs fitness and wellness retreats in Bali and a yoga studio. On top of all that, Michael keeps his Instagram stacked full of training tips & workout ideas.
Affiliations: co-founder @strong, founder @journeyretreats
Followers to date: 27.1k followers
11. Aurelien Apport
This former firefighter and paramedic has a black belt in Judo AND Jiu-Jitsu, and to top it off, is one of Australia’s top Ninja Warriors. So it’s safe to say Bondi-based personal trainer Aurelien Apport (@aurelienapport) could kick your arse then save your life without breaking a sweat.
Affiliations: Australian Ninja Warrior
Followers to date: 1,472 followers
12. Andrew Pap
Founder of Battle Fit Australia, personal trainer at Active Escapes as well as running his own online training program, Andrew Pap (@andrew_pap_) is a true workhorse in the fitness industry. Andrew’s also got one of the best Australian men’s fitness Instagram accounts around, with a myriad of ideas to spice up your next workout.
Followers to date: 191k followers
13. Francis Cullimore
Francis Cullimore’s (@franciscullimore) resume is more stacked than the barbell he deadlifts. And he deadlifts a lot. He’s been a mixed martial artists and a bodybuilder, played both rugby league and union professionally; he was even selected for the Australian bobsleigh team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Now he spends his time as an Australian Ninja Warrior and he keeps his Instagram loaded with nutrition and workout inspiration.
Affiliations: Australian Ninja Warrior S1 S2
Followers to date: 34k followers
14. Ben Seymour
Originally hailing from NZ, this personal trainer and online coach now calls Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs home. Ben Seymour – a.k.a @seemorebenny – is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to strength and conditioning training, nutrition and overall wellbeing. You can catch a glimpse of that knowledge through his Instagram account which regularly updates with fitness tips.
Affiliations: co-owner BeFit Training Prahran
Followers to date: 34k followers
15. Dylan Rivier
For the past ten years Dylan Rivier (@builtbydylan) has trained people from all walks of life with beautiful Bondi Beach as a backdrop. Whether the goal is dropping a few kilos, improving core strength or increased flexibility, Dylan tailors a unique program so each of his clients get the most out of their workouts.
Affiliations: Barry’s Australia founding instructor, Beachfitbondi Trainer
Followers to date: 23.1k followers
16. Dylan Pawson
Parkour extraordinair Dylan Pawson (@dylanpawson) rose to social media fame after he, alongside his twin brother Brodie, dominated the Australian Ninja Warrior course. He spends his time freerunning through Brisbane, and yes, he posts all his hair-raising stunts on his Instagram. Check in for a daily [email protected]#k-did-he-do-that?
Affiliations: YouTube – Parkour Twins, Australian Ninja Warrior S 1,2,3
Followers to date: 126k followers
17. Brandon Swan
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be a CrossFit athlete, Brandon Swan (@brandonswanstrong) is the man to ask. He’s a three-game veteran and he runs his own online training program built to prepare athletes for competition.
Affiliations: Again Faster Australia, True Protein, My Muscle Chef, NOBULL, SwanStrong, The Sports Dietitian ©?™?
Followers to date: 24k followers
18. Patrick Beach
No matter how you move when you train, flexibility goes a long way. Long-time yogi Patrick Beach (@patrickbeach) is hugely influential in the yoga world, and an in-demand instructor with workshops all around the world. He’s also got one of the best yoga and fitness Instagram accounts in the game keeping us updated with all the weird and wonderful ways to move.
Affiliations: creator of Awakening Yoga Academy
Followers to date: 494k followers
19. Steve Willis
Commando Steve (@commandosteve) has become a familiar face on Australian television over the last decade for a good reason – he’s one of the most respected and highly qualified fitness coaches in the country. He’s also got one of the most popular Australian men’s fitness Instagram accounts going, and has taken to the platform to post his daily challenges inspired to get you moving.
Followers to date: 117k followers
20. Jack Wilson
Calisthenics athlete and motivational speaker Jack Wilson (@deadlyninjawarrior) certainly hasn’t been idle with his newfound fame as one of the most intriguing competitors on Australian Ninja Warrior. Jack puts his contagious passion for health and fitness to use combating obesity and other health issues facing indigenous communities in rural Australia.
Followers to date: 35.6k followers
21. Cameron McKenzie
If you need some motivation to start stacking on the plates, look no further than powerlifting phenom Cameron McKenzie (@camstrength). Cam’s in the gym every day, and he keeps his Instagram updated with the staggering amount of weight he puts up.
Affiliations: City Strength, Bulk Nutrients, THEGROWTH, Australian Barbell Company
Followers to date: 15.4k followers
22. Josh Lenartowicz
Australia’s highest ranked professional bodybuilder Josh Lenartowicz (@josh_lenartowicz) has also set powerlifting records and is a sought-after bodybuilding coach and educator. His unique training has seen him skyrocket to success on international bodybuilding circuits. He keeps his fans updated on his Instagram with workout and competition snippets.
Affiliations: DOHERTYS GYM, Black Skull USA, Iron Tanks Gym Gear
Followers to date: 205k followers
23. Scott Evennett
When you combine physical strength & perseverance with iron willpower, you can accomplish damn near anything. That’s what five years as a special operations soldier in the Australian Army taught Scott Evennett (@scottevennett). If you truly want to test your mettle and take your training up a notch, Scott’s the man to see.
Followers to date: 53.6k followers
24. Calum Von Moger
You know you’ve made a dent in the bodybuilding world when you get cast as Arnie, in a film about Arnie. Australian bodybuilder extraordinair Calum Von Moger (@calumvonmoger) has won Mr Universe three times, and his Australian male fitness model Instagram account also tops this list for the highest following at a casual 2.8 million.
Affiliations: #VonMogerCrew Apparel, STAUNCH SUPPLEMENTS
Followers to date: 3.2m followers
How much do fitness influencers make?
Nano-influencers, with 1,000 followers, can earn between $30,00 and $60,00. Micro-influencers, with 1,000 to 100,000 followers, earn anywhere between $40,000 and $100,00 a year. Celebrities with more followers will earn more.
Who are the best Australian fitness influencers?
Some of the top Australian male fitness influencers to follow on Instagram are Ben Seymour, Andrew Pap, and Chad Mackay.