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 12 Instagram accounts brimming with square, filtered photos of workouts, nutrition and, most importantly, kids.
@SeanGarner1 of 13
Fitness coach at Anatomy at 1220 and Men's Health contributor Sean Garner can always be counted on for a healthy dose of high-energy motivation. Also clear though his feed is this family man's commitment to keeping kids active by making exercise fun.
@happyfitmama2 of 13
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.
@yoga_girl3 of 13
Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen's feed combines impossibly beautiful Aruban beach vistas with impossibly adorable baby pictures and impossibly graceful demonstrations. The yoga instructor, mom and New York Times best-selling author is a must-follow because she makes all of this impossibility seem, well, totally possible.
@slparkel4 of 13
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.
@mileposts5 of 13
Dorothy Beal, a self-described "runner with a soft spot for the marathon," has completed over 30 marathons to date. She also pens the MilePosts blog, is a certified running coach and has been featured in Runner's World, Women's Running and Women's Health, just to name a few. Did we mention she's also a devoted mom? Follow her feed for goals galore.
@mommyrunsit6 of 13
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.
@momslrb7 of 13
Wife, mom and runner Katie of Mom's Little Running Buddy zips from beach to forest to golf course to playground, post by post. All smiles and down-to-earth encouragement, this blogger is also a dog-lover and no stranger to a sequined evening gown. How does she do it?
@nycrunningmama8 of 13
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.
@jennawolfe9 of 13
From Spartan races to treadmill mountain climbing to adventures in potty training, life is active, indeed, for Jenna Wolfe. Follow the celebrity trainer and mom of two young daughters for serious fitness inspiration and adorable toddler hilarity. You might even spot a celeb cameo in her feed.
@alysiamontano10 of 13
Olympian and seven-time USA champion Alysia Montaño made headlines when she competed in the 2014 Outdoor USA Championships at 34-weeks pregnant. Expect plenty of training motivation, beautiful Bay City scenery and regular appearances from her daughter Linnéa when you follow this "Olympian with the flower in her hair."
@onesahd11 of 13
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.
@dan_fode12 of 13
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.