Vote for Your Favorite Female Fitness Influencer in Los Angeles
Written By: Mimi Dang Fitness Influencer in Los Angeles
Kara Griffin, Feel This
As a working dancer and fitness professional in NYC, Kara found herself overworked and constantly nursing injuries. It wasn’t until she moved to LA that she found the space to slow down and refocus her life. This led her to launch her wellness brand Feel This— a place where she can help people eat, move, and live the way they want to feel. As a certified holistic nutritionist and fitness instructor, her goal is to help people heal their bodies through clean eating and movement (motion is lotion baby!).
Meagan Kong, You Kong Do It
As a professional dancer who has shared the stage with Beyoncé, Rihanna, AND Jennifer Lopez, you know this chick’s got confidence! But after years of crash diets and workouts in order to get “body ready” for auditions and performances, Meagan did an overhaul with her meals and workouts. In her blog, Kong plays the guinea pig for us and sweat tests workouts like boxing, training with soccer pros, and even parkouring! Her blog also features food hacks that are aimed to fuel and restore the body, as well as lends her suggestions for herbal supplements, and stretching advice.
You may have seen her in Nike, Koral Activewear , or most recently in the Apple ads, and thought who is this bad ass chick? Well her name is Ashley Guarrasi! She is an established trainer at Equinox West Hollywood, but probably is best known for her presence within the boxing community. Not only is she a badass in the boxing ring, she’s also a badass philanthropist! Ashley works with Ruby Insiders, which is a non-profit youth organization that deals with girls from the ages of 12-20, who have experienced abuse and trauma. Through this organization, Ashley teaches the girls self-defense techniques and boxing moves.
Jeanette Jenkins, The Hollywood Trainer
Not only does Jeannette Jenkins work with influential women in Hollywood (Alicia Keys, P!nk, and Kelly Rowland, just to name a few), she is also the founder and President of The Hollywood Trainer—can you say Girl Boss? Her goal as a trainer is to help everyone find the athlete within them, and through taking care of their body, hopefully that are able to transform their life as well.
Cassey Ho, Blogilates
Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and personality based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the creator of Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube with over 300 million video views and 3 million subscribers. As a certified group fitness instructor and Pilates mat and Reformer teacher (ACE, NESTA, Balanced Body), Cassey has been motivating people to move for nearly a decade.
As a model Astrid doesn’t have that nonchalant, “My work out is eating pizza on my couch while watching Friends re-run” body. One look at her and you know this girl trains hard! As the master trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp West Hollywood, she isn’t afraid to lift heavy either! Her motto when teaching is that it’s going to be hard, but it’s going to be worth it when you see the results. Want her flat abs? Her advice is water, water, water ( and of course getting your booty in the gym)!
Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott, Tone It Up
These power duos have created a fun, girl oriented, approach to fitness with Tone It Up! Their empire extends to workout content, nutritional guides, recipes, as well as their own Protein powder, Tone It Up merch, and a book, Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous. What makes Karena and Katrina stand out in the vast market in fitness, is that they are so much more than a digital presence. They are out there leading and inspiring a community of women, between their meetup, book tours, and retreats. They recently joined forces with Jillian Michaels to create a fun, and ass kicking workout that’s a must try!
Whitney Lenglish, To Live and Diet LA
Whitney is an entertainment reporter/host turned healthy living blogger, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and soon-to-be Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Her blog is a chronicle of her balancing act between enjoying the Los Angeles scene and maintaining a happy, healthy, and mostly normal life.