50 Fitness Hashtags You Can Use to Build Your Instagram Following

by Jersey Strong on May 29, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Portrait of a cheerful sports woman using smartphone in fitness gymThe fitness community is obsessed with hashtags. It’s true! Your favorite Instagram personalities are probably using between 5 – 30 hashtags in every single post. Hashtags can also be used in Instagram stories to generate more unique views and follows.

Whether you’re looking to track your personal fitness journey, inspire others on their journey, or gain sponsorships, endorsements, and free apparel, using hashtags is a great way to be found on Insta.

We’ve put together a list of popular fitness hashtags that you can tag your photos with:

Hashtags About Eating Well

#HealthyRecipes

#EatingWell

#EatingClean

#CleanEating

#IIFYM

#MacroDieting

#SnackGoals

#BreakfastGoals

#LunchGoals

#DinnerGoals

#FoodPrep

#MealPrep

#MealPrepGoals

Hashtags About Exercise & Working Out

#BodyBuilding

#STRONG

#WeightLifting

#GirlsWhoLift

#GuysWhoLift

#Health

#Fitness

#Muscle

#HealthyBody

#FitFam

#FitnessGoals

#Workout
 

Hashtags About Fitness Motivation

#FitnessMotivation

#WorkoutMotivation

#Motivation

#Goals

#Gains

#FitnessJourney

#Recovery

#Fitspo

#TrainHard

#GymMotivation

#GoGetIt

#FindYourStrong

#NeverSettle

#Progress

#DreamBig

#JustDoIt

Hashtags About Target Areas or Exercises

If you’re targeting a certain area of your body or muscle group, add a hashtag! Here are some examples of popular target area hashtags:

#LegDay

#ChestDay

#ArmDay

#BackDay

#Abs

#Glutes

#Squats

#Deadlift

#Pushups

Hashtag Best Practices for your Fitness Account

Hashtags are great, but they only help you expand your reach if your account is public. Private accounts will only allow your followers to see posts tagged with hashtags. This can limit your reach to other Instagrammers. Here is some helpful information on how to manage your Instagram visibility settings

Most importantly, you want your hashtags to be true to your image. For example, if you’re taking a picture of your breakfast, tagging it with #legday is not a good fit (even if it IS leg day!). You want your hashtags to accurately reflect your image. Why? Because people searching for content about breakfast probably only want to find content about breakfast.

To find more hashtags to use on your fitness ‘Gram, open up a Google Sheet or Excel file. Grab your phone, and navigate to your top 10 favorite fitness Instagrammers. Scroll through their pictures, expand the comments, and make a list of hashtags that catch your eye. Sometimes, hashtagging products that you’re wearing or supplements you’re drinking in your photos and videos can help you get more hits.

Just remember to keep it organic; the best engagement will come from accounts that are helpful, friendly, and not too salesy. Remember that people use fitness Instagram accounts to learn, connect, and track personal journeys. Be genuine, and your following will grow over time. 

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Topics: Fitness & Exercise, Healthy Living, Eating Well