Ways to Grow Your INs

Five Ways to Build Your Instagram Following (for Fitness Bloggers)

  • Use hashtags on your Instagram images. Generally, 3-5 is good. Below I’ve listed some popular fitness-related hashtags. Create a hashtag for your blog and use it on every fitness-related post. Mine is #beachreadynow. Avoid placing too many hashtags on your image caption. Instead, post them in the comments section where they can be deleted after the “like” effect has gone away.
  • Follow like-minded people. Search for fitness friends by clicking on some of the popular fitness hashtags. Many of them will follow you back.
  • Engage and interact. Ask questions. “Like” others’ photos. Comment on their images with relevant, useful information.  Use the @ symbol to tag others in comments.
  • Avoid directly promoting your business on Instagram. Remember, you are the brand – not the product. People will quickly unfollow you if you’re perceived as a salesperson. I really hate to see anyone promoting images of product they are selling. Instead, make these posts personal and fun. Want to promote 21 Day Fix? Post a funny pic of you working out injected with your own personality.
  • Participate in daily hashtag memes (see below)

Daily Fitness Hashtag Memes

#MotivationMonday, #ManicMonday
#TransformationTuesday
#WellnessWednesday, #WayBackWednesday, #HumpDay
#TBT, #ThirstyThursday
#FlexItFriday, #FlashbackFriday
#SexySaturday, #SaturdayShenanigans
#SelfieSunday, #SundayFunday
Top Health Hashtags on Twitter (Many Carry over to Instagram)
1. #Girlsgonesporty
2. #Myfitnesspal
3. #getfit
4. #fitfluential
5. #makeitcount
6. #c25k
7. #livewithfire
8. #sweatpink
9. #plankaday
10. #tiuteam
11. #trx
12. #weightwatchers
13. #fitblog
14. #lowcarb
15. #getafterit
16. #rwrunstreak
17. #rdchat
18. #wwchat
19. #fit4life
20. #runstreak
21. #pspfit
22. #5aday
23. #lowfat
24. #yogaaday
25. #imagreatist
26. #fitbloggin
27. #100pushups
28. #drop10
29. #getstarted
30. #irunbecause

Getting and Staying Healthy
#GetHealthy
#HealthTalk
#HealthyLiving
#HealthTips
#HealthyChoice
#HealthyLife
Healthy Eating
#EatClean
#EatLocal
#GlutenFree
#HealthyEating
#HealthyRecipes
#Nutrition
#Vegan
#Vegetarian
Motivation & Quotes
#DreamBig
#FitChallenge
#FitMotivation
#FitQuote
#FitnessQuote
#FitnessMotivation
#GetFit
#GetStrong
#GoalSetting
#HealthQuote
#SelfMotivation
#YouCanDoIt
Running
#MarathonTraining
#MondayMiles
#Runners
#RunningTips
#SeenOnMyRun
Working Out & General Fitness Hashtags
#BodyBuilding
#Cardio
#Elliptical
#Exercise
#FitFam
#Fitness
#GymTime
#Health
#Preva
#Success
#Training
#Treadmill
#Weights
#WeightTraining
#Workout

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