Here Are 8 Fitfluencers You Should Follow On IGTV

Thor's stunt double, a former marine and more IGTV channels we recommend this #FollowFriday.


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Instagram currently has the world buzzing about it’s new vertical video platform called IGTV. It seems to be on the tongue of every aspiring and current social media influencer out there.

IGTV displays content in the way that you naturally hold your phone – vertical. Removing the effort that it takes for you to turn your screen sideways (because that was such a pain, right?). But Instagrammers are now seizing this new opportunity to enjoy vertical visual content, gain followers and engage with a wider audience. But who exactly should you be following on this unfamiliar and exciting platform?

We’ve been flipping through channels (that’s what they’re called, obviously) and compiled a list of fitness junkies who have already hopped on the IGTV train and are killing it! So don’t hesitate to give these fitfluencers a follow, you won’t regret it.

Check out our compilation video on IGTV: @menshealthza

Noah Olsen (@nohlsen)

Noah Ohlsen is an American fitness instructor turned social media phenomenon, who made a name for himself for excelling in the Crossfit Games and posting intense workout videos. Noah makes it look easy (although, it’s definitely not). Check this out:

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He’s been a regular Crossfit Games competitor since bursting on to the scene in 2014. All of his hard work and passion has given tproduced incredible results – not to mention over 450k followers on the ‘gram. For pure inspiration, Noah’s your guy.

Don “Magic Man” Madge (@donmadgemma)

Every day may be a fight, but this guy loves it. Don Madge is a professional mixed martial artist who signed to UFC earlier this year, forcing him to vacate his EFC World Lightweight Championship title (which he won twice).

“Magic Man” Madge was also the training and sparring partner for legendary UFC women’s featherweight champion, Christiana ‘Cris Cyborg’ Justino. So grapple your phone and follow this South African warrior as he takes a jab at the bigger stages.

Jade Upton (@unjadedfitness)

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Jade Upton is a qualified biokineticist and fitness entrepreneur, she enjoys encouraging others to achieve their fitness-best. Originally from Durban, Jade and her family traveled to different countries when she was younger. She finished her schooling in the Middle East before venturing to the USA to further her studies.

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After a year in the US, she returned to South Africa and earned her honours in biokinetics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Jade then settled in Ballito and began pursuing her passion for training others, sharing her knowledge and building her brand along the way. Follow this fitness queen as she makes IGTV her new home (and gym).

Tony Sentmanat (@realworld_tactical)

Do not adjust your screen, he really did that. Tony Sentmanat – the man who just flew over those boxes and threw a tire around like a frisbee – is a Marine Corps veteran who now focuses on inspiring new beasts worthy of the military.

The former SWAT operator is known for his experience and expertise in real-life combat, mixed martial arts, nutrition and weight training. You won’t need a lot of strength to hold your phone up while Tony flips tires on IGTV, so give him a follow – not too closely, though.

Courtnall Skosan (@skosan14)

Courtnall Skosan is a rugby player for the Golden Lions and famous for his blistering pace. Unfortunately, the winger was injured earlier this year and was presumed to be out for six months (but could be back sooner). Even with torn knee ligaments, the 26-year-old still makes an effort to keep his followers motivated.

While out injured, Courtnall is still leading his main team back home– his wife, Semone and son, CJ. With his never-say-die attitude, we’re sure he’ll  be back to scoring tries in no time. Follow this athlete/dad on his road to recovery on IGTV.

Calvyn Justus (@calvynjustus)

Race ready baby, loving the beautiful Gold Coast ? @newbalanceza

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Calvyn is a South African Olympic swimmer who has recently competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, earning himself a bronze medal in the Men’s 4x100m medley relay. The 22-year-old manages to blend athletic with aesthetic on his Instagram with images of sports action combined with immaculate nature and landscape shots.

Morning training isn’t so bad with a view like this ? #Maldives

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We get it, you like swimming, Calvyn! Follow this local boy on IGTV as he travels to wherever there’s water to dive into.

Related: #FollowFriday: Chad Le Clos, Akani Simbine And More Of Your Favourite Solo Sports Stars

Bobby Holland Hanton (@bobbydazzler84)

Bobby Holland Hanton is a Hollywood stuntman who’s taken hits for some of your favourite movie stars – including Daniel Craig and Chris Hemsworth.

Bobby has many awards in his cabinet for his work on blockbusters such as Inception, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Skyfall and Wonder Woman. IGTV is another screen that he’s chosen to tackle. With plenty workout routines as well as behind the scenes looks at your favourite movie franchises, Bobby should definitely be on your list of channels.

Ceri Hannan (@ceri.hannan)

@virginactivesa @adidasza @womenshealthmagsa #fnocaptown

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Ceri Hannan is the National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active SA. He is also a fitness presenter and co-director of Chrysalis Promotions.

He spearheads the program design and in is a a king innovator – one of them being The Grid. His Instagram is filled with fitness. Whether it be workout routines, group classes or events, he’s on it!

For more Fitness stories and follow recommendations, check out the Men’s Health Instagram and be sure to follow us on IGTV as well: @menshealthza

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