These are our selection of the best fitness hashtags on Instagram.
As always, you can use the copy buttons to easily copy and paste them into your posts.
We have selected them based on how well we’ve seen them perform with other Instagram users.
Make sure to keep reading as we will also mention how you should be using these fitness hashtags to get more engagement, and some other tips that will help you market your page in the best way possible.
Fitness Hashtags For Instagram and TikTok
How and why should you be using these hashtags?
When it comes to the fitness industry, there are only two ways that I find very effective in order to get discovered.
These are shoutouts and of course, hashtags.
Hashtags allow others to find you, and if they like your content, follow you.
You should try using these fitness hashtags because these are simply the ones that we have seen working very well for others, by attracting more traffic and good results.
Now, there are many others, of course, that could work as well, but these are just our personal selection.
Instagram has released a few updates that have made it somewhat easier for those who use hashtags.
One of them is the ability to follow hashtags.
People can simply follow them, and Instagram will show them the best post at any given time.
This is a huge potential opportunity for any of you in the fitness industry.
Imagine posting good content, and having your posts be featured on other people’s timeline just like that.
Now, you can see where this is going.
Let’s now take a look at how others are using fitness hashtags to grow their accounts, and what you should be doing and avoiding if you want to do the same.
In this post by @arica_sky, there are many things that we can notice on the caption and the way she uses hashtags.
For example, she is actually telling a story and talking to her audience.
This is something very important if you want people to actually engage with you. When somebody sees this post, they have something to take away from it, an insane motivation and lesson.
You might think she is not even using any fitness hashtags, but take a look at the very first comment on this post.
This is something that I really wanted to mention.
I see so many people getting it wrong, and is crazy that they haven’t realized it.
Hashtags also work on comments, they don’t need to always be in the captions.
How should you do it?
We have provided you with ten lists of 30 hashtags to copy and paste on your Instagram, this is the limit that they currently have.
You should publish your posts, and right away have any of these fitness hashtags pasted as the first comment.
You should not wait too long to do this and this is why.
The hashtags sections are ordered in a way that they get updated in real time, whatever gets posted goes to the top right away and then eventually disappears as other people also post using the same hashtags.
Now, if you put your hashtags way after your post, then you won’t be doing anything since nobody will see them at all.
They would take their place as to the time you posted them.
Why should you do it?
As for why you should take your time to do this, there is not an actual reason aside from looking cleaner and more professional.
I’m pretty sure you have seen others publish content with nothing more than just the fitness hashtags, and what’s the point of even following one of those pages?
Rule of thumb: Always provide some sort of value to your audience by maybe sharing something about you, asking a question, etc. We will talk more about this below.
Now, this post by @jeremypotvin_ is also an example of a great caption with a great organization in its fitness hashtags. Let’s take a closer look.
As you can see, he, as well as the from @arica_sky, shares a story and actually talks to his followers.
As you can see, he is making use of high traffic hashtags such as #fitness, #motivation, #gym, #diet, and #bodybuilding.
This is great since he will get a lot of exposure, but a good thing to also do is include some more targeted hashtags.
Maybe something like #chestdayworkout would perfectly work for him. Why? People searching for that hashtags are actually expecting to see this post, which makes it more likely for them to like and maybe comment on this post.
This next post is by @thewodlife, let’s see what they are doing and how they are doing it:
By looking at this post, the first thing I notice is a very good caption and excellent content.
It’s shareable, and people seem to actually want to comment on it. When it comes to its fitness hashtags, this is what they are using:
It seems like they are missing on a bunch of possible great hashtags that could potentially bring them more exposure than the one they currently have.
They are using hashtags such as #thewodlife, #wod, #workout, #athletes.
All these are great ones.
They even include their own username as a hashtag which is always a great practice.
Now, they could try using more targeted hashtags that maybe describe the post and what is happening.
People could be actually looking for this type of content by maybe searching for #hardworkouts.
What you want to think about are the different ways your post could be discoverable on the explore page or even the hashtags sections.
Think about something realistic that even you would type in the search bar if you wanted to find your content through a hashtag.
This one post is by @aesthetic.nation.
Mostly the same as the ones we have talked about until now.
They have the hashtags in the captions, but at least they do talk to their audience and make them inspired.
They shared a story, and used hashtags like #bicepsday which is a targeted one, and also broader ones such as #workharder.
In this YouTube video by Lubomba Munkuli, he talks about three tips to grow your Instagram fitness page.
I recommend you watching this video since he gives three very important tips that anyone could implement into their marketing campaigns to make sure they are doing the right thing.
Although some would say this video is a bit outdated, I still think is relevant to today when it comes to growing fitness pages on Instagram.