However, being an influential parent on social media isn't just about taking photos of their kids, but also chronicling their healthy, active lifestyle for their children to follow. Whether they're taking their kids fishing, practicing yoga, shooting hoops or going for a run, active parents are leading by example and inspiring fellow mothers and fathers to do the same.
Here are 10 Instagram accounts brimming with square, filtered photos of workouts, nutrition and, most importantly, kids.
@happyfitmama1 of 11
Her Instagram handle says it all. A runner, yoga guru and mother of two, Angela also has a wonderful eye for nature photography, and filtered photos of her workouts will inspire almost anyone to hit the gym.
@slparkel2 of 11
Want to figure out ways to incorporate a baby stroller into your workout? Sue has you covered. Her Instagram feed details her diverse fitness activities including running, kayaking, yoga and more. You'll also see proof that this 34-year-old mom can easily do 34 pushups.
@mommyrunsit3 of 11
This mother of two runs, runs and runs a little more. A running enthusiast, she tracks every run and posts her progress to inspire others to get off the couch and go for a jog. And charming photos of her family are interspersed throughout her feed.
@healthystrides4 of 11
There's a time when mothers have no choice but to rock the stroller when running a 5K–or even a marathon–and Kimberly never misses a beat with her baby's stroller and dog in tow. No matter the weather, her baby's age or what trimester she's in, Kimberly knows how to stay active, and her Instagram feed inspires others to do the same.
@nycrunningmama5 of 11
An IRONMAN mom of two boys and an Active.com contributor, Michele is a former Army captain who posts beautiful photos of her kids and workouts. Keep up with Michele as she trains in water, woods and roads to compete in one of the most physically challenging sporting events in the world.
@onesahd6 of 11
What does a stay-at-home dad do with his two boys all day? Teaches them to surf, box, swim and play basketball, of course. Everyday looks like a Saturday on Trevor Mulligan's Instagram feed, where he posts great pictures of himself and his kids having fun and staying active.
@cfashley_7 of 11
This mother of three is in seriously fantastic shape. A CrossFit and nutrition coach, Ashley has an Instagram feed that is a perfect blend of photos and videos of her strenuous workouts and comfortable home life.
@ashfarleigh8 of 11
Filled with exercise videos, surfing, nutrition, inspirational quotes and a baby boy, Ashleigh Farleigh's Instagram feed is all about balance. And, as a mother and fitness enthusiast, she's managed to balance numerous responsibilities and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.
@cusimayoga9 of 11
A healthy lifestyle is a desire for parents everywhere. This mother living in Russia is a yoga enthusiast whose photos and videos showcase her flexibility. Check out this feed for a plethora of nimble contortions, stretches and strenuous yoga poses.
@dan_fode10 of 11
A vet, a coach, a powerlifter and a dad, Dan's Instagram showcases his grueling workouts and protein-filled diet. He works out every muscle in his body and manages to make it look both fun and difficult. Of course, this fit dad always finds the time to play his son.