Celebrate Your Way This New Year
If you’re fed up with traditional New Year Resolutions, you’re not alone. Creating goals that feel right and excite you for the year ahead is the key to success. Get inspired by these top fitness, wellbeing and travel influencers who are doing things their way.
Blogilates – Fitness influencer
Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor who launched Blogilates back in 2009 to share videos via YouTube with her Pilates students. Fast forward to now and Blogilates is the number one female fitness channel on YouTube where it has 4.72m followers and gained global popularity on Instagram, reaching 1.5 million followers. Cassey’s focus on making fitness fun (and colorful — she loves to share emojis following tough workouts!) has led to millions of people achieving their strength, flexibility and weight loss goals. Her unique POP Pilates workout video is now a live fitness class that can be taken at gyms all over the world, with more than 3,000 classes taught monthly.
CookinWithMima – Cooking influencer
Mariam Ezzeddine is the talented lady behind CookinWithMima who taught herself how to cook those much-loved dishes that were created by her mother, aunt, and grandmother when she was growing up. Mariam prides herself on creating easy, delicious, healthy recipes to her Instagram following of 2.3 million. Her unique dishes inspire you to prepare recipes that bring back memories of home, encouraging even the most novice home chef how to cook with confidence.
Zach King – ‘Digital magician’
Zach is a social media sensation — he’s a filmmaker that’s amassed an astonishing 21.3 million Instagram followers. Zach and his videos are also infamous on YouTube, where he has 4.3m subscribers. Zach is best known for his short, clever videos that are digitally edited to look as if he’s doing magic. He aims to add a little more magic to our day, and he’s certainly achieving that. The ‘digital magician,’ as he is known on YouTube, started creating videos for his family from the age of seven when his parents first handed him a video camera. One of his most ambitious videos, Jedi Kittens, was viewed over a million times in less than 24 hours. Check him out!
The Bucket List Family – Travel influencers
Family Gee is well-known around the world since they sold all of their belongings, left their home and set off to travel to greener pastures. In 2015, before they took off, the family created a short bucket list — they wanted to swim with whales and live like locals in several different countries. The Bucket List Family was born as a result, and their bucket list continues to grow. This enormously likable US family has 1.9m captivated Instagram followers and 856,000 YouTube subscribers. They say you don’t have to have a bucket list. Their secret? Live life with purpose and recognize that unique experiences are waiting to be had each day. We couldn’t agree more.
Murad Osmann – Travel influencer
Murad is a Forbes top travel influencer, best known for his highly recognizable #followmeto project where his wife Nataly Zakharova leads him by the hand around the world. The couple went viral by accident after Murad posted an Instagram shot of them in Barcelona in 2011. Murad now has 4.1 million Instagram followers, and the #followmeto images he creates have been exhibited in Times Square and Art Basel. He says there’s a lot of research that goes into every photo and each one has a story. It’s a passion project for the couple that will continue to inspire and encourage more people to travel.