20 Celebrities Who Have Mastered the Workout Selfie

20 Celebrities Who Have Mastered the Workout Selfie



Believe it or not, taking an intriguing workout selfie requires a certain amount of skill. How do you show off your svelte and toned physique, as well as your flexibility and strength, without appearing braggy? Do you go for an inspirational mood or add a quirky caption that will make you seem more personable? And perhaps most important, how do you stand out from the celebrity fitness photo fray found throughout social media? 



Whether lifting weights, practicing yoga, hiking, or spinning, these fitness-minded celebrities have perfected the art of the workout selfie, proving that strong is beautiful.


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  • Miley Cyrus


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    Miley Cyrus's yoga moves are so intense, they could earn her a role as a contortionist thief in the Ocean's Eleven movies. The "Wrecking Ball" singer has taken to Instagram to share photos — not to mention short videos — of her yoga routines. You thought push-ups were hard? Try hoisting your body while your legs are folded into a pretzel-like shape!

  • Khloe Kardashian


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    To get the body she always craved, Khloe Kardashian made fitness a priority. Her hard work has paid off: She's shed 40 pounds and sculpted her body under the tutelage of trainer Gunnar Peterson. Emerging as a major source of #fitspiration, Khloe documents her gym workouts on social media. In this snap, she looks completely in control while doing static squats on a Bosu ball.

  • Jessica Alba


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    The actress and Honest Company founder is quite the pedal pusher. Jessica Alba regularly hits Cycle House in Los Angeles for early morning spinning classes. In this shot, posted on Snapchat and Instagram, the makeup-free Alba flexes her biceps while posing next to a trainer. The "Got it in" text and accompanying sweat drops emblazoned over the bottom of the pic, meanwhile, add a whimsical tone that suggests Alba doesn't take herself too seriously.

  • Zoe Saldana


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    Star Trek Beyond star Zoe Saldana shed the weight she gained while pregnant with her twin boys, Cy and Bowie, by exercising at home. "After I had the boys, I was so inspired by the mommies [on social media] doing all their exercises in between naps and feeding times," Saldana told Allure. "I never went to a single gym — I exercised in my backyard!" To pay it forward and inspire other moms, she's documented some of her at-home workouts — including this one involving an agility ladder.

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  • Kate Hudson


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    In this selfie, Fabletics designer Kate Hudson shared her latest butt-toning obsession: the Booty Belt, which consists of an adjustable Velcro belt with two stretchy rubber bands that loop around each foot, providing resistance as you do toe touches, kicks, and leg lifts. This pic not only shows Hudson's physique, but it introduces fitness fanatics to a promising new piece of equipment, making it even more of a #win.

  • Sofia Vergara


    Modern Family star Sofia Vergara supplements her Pilates workouts with weight training and kettlebell exercises. When she needs a little extra motivation, the Colombian actress looks to her fitness-obsessed husband: Magic Mike XL star Joe Manganiello. In case he's not there to oversee her workouts, Vergara has a cardboard cut-out of her shirtless hubby showing his abs of steel in her at-home gym to keep her from slacking!

  • Demi Lovato


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    How does "Cool for the Summer" singer Demi Lovato maintain her figure? Through take-no-prisoners kickboxing sessions with trainer Jay Glazer. The girl packs quite a mighty punch — as she shows in her Insta pics and videos.

  • Sarah Hyland


    While experimenting with aerial yoga, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland took this stunning photo, captioning it, "Stepping out of my box and trying new fun things for myself! Gonna join the circus." Everything in the shot — from the angles Hyland makes with her body to her perfectly pointed toes and playful facial expression — is magical.

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  • Gigi Hadid


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    The champ is here! Wearing boxing gloves around her neck, her forearms resting atop the ring's ropes, supermodel Gigi Hadid looks like a knockout in this Instagram pic, taken inside Los Angeles's Gotham Gym. 

  • Eva Longoria


    A week before tying the knot to José Bastón, Eva Longoria posted this yoga selfie, in which she's upside-down, her torso and legs forming a perfect vertical line, her arms extended at an angle almost perpendicular to that of her body, and her hands placed atop the thighs of her instructor, Craig Fields. It's basically the yoga equivalent of the Dirty Dancing lift: Every gal wants to do it, but few can pull it off!

  • Alessandra Ambrosio


    When she's not stomping the runway, Alessandra Ambrosio is hitting the hiking trails. The Brazilian model supplements her yoga and Pilates sessions with outdoor fitness activities such as hiking, surfing, kayaking, biking, and rollerblading. Her mountaintop hiking selfies will make you want to reach your own peak potential.

  • Lea Michele


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    If there were a SoulCycle appreciation society, Lea Michele would preside over it. The Scream Queens star posted this image while straddling one of the stationary bikes at the spinning studio. Popping her booty out, arching her back, and flexing her bicep, the Glee alum looks strong and lean in this selfie, and her smile exudes the type of "Get it, girl!" enthusiasm that spinning fans love.

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  • Shay Mitchell


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    Her TV alter ego is a competitive swimmer, but Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell feels most comfortable inside the boxing ring. Mitchell's Instagram feed is brimming with photos showcasing her punch combinations and bobbing and weaving techniques, which she mastered with the help of LA-based trainer Gabe Johns (shown here) and Michael Olajide Jr. of New York City's Aerospace High Performance Center. She even owns a pair of customized gold boxing gloves bearing her nickname: Shay Buttah.

  • Emma Roberts


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    Scream Queens star Emma Roberts swears by Pilates reformers and trapeze tables. "A couple times [on the machines] and you already see results," Roberts told Women's Health. "I carry stress in my neck and back, and Pilates loosens everything up and keeps me flexible." While filming in New Orleans, she introduced costar Lea Michele to the fitness routine and the two snapped this dynamic pic together.

  • Gisele


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    It's impossible not to feel warm and fuzzy when you see this photo of supermodel Gisele's daughter, Vivian, mimicking her mother's yoga stance. Sure, we get a glimpse of Gisele's lean figure, but we also get a sense of the bond she shares with her child, which makes her all the more human — and likable.

  • Nina Dobrev


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    Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev triumphed at a Spartan Race event in June 2016, making it through 10 miles and 25 obstacles, including a wall climbing section and a barbed wire crawl course, with a group of friends. After the event, she uploaded this photo, in which she's climbing a horizontal rope while upside-down and making it look easy!

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  • Olivia Munn


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    Talk about staying in shape while traveling! Fitness enthusiast Olivia Munn treated Instagram fans to a short video in which she demonstrated how to execute "divers" — also called "dive bomber push-ups" — in an airplane aisle. Hopefully, the in-flight beverage service wasn't interrupted!

  • Gina Rodriguez


    When Gina Rodriguez began boxing regularly, she felt "closer to [her] inner strength." The Jane the Virgin star, whose dad was a boxing referee, continuously shares selfies of her in-the-ring adventures as well as her experimentation with martial arts practices like karate and jiu-jitsu. It's safe to say she can kick some serious butt using any number of techniques!

  • Drew Barrymore


    It's not surprising that Hollywood's most beloved wildflower, Drew Barrymore, seeks every possible opportunity to interact with nature. The actress, author, and beauty mogul enjoys hitting the trails, and when she does, she sometimes treats Instagram fans to images of the panoramas she's admiring IRL — from snow-covered peaks to clear blue skies.

  • Nicole Scherzinger


    Don't ya wish your body were this pliable? The X Factor's Nicole Scherzinger showed off her impressive flexibility while doing hot yoga.

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