Animal Fitness Goals1 May

Animal Fitness Goals

We’re looking to the animal kingdom for fitness inspiration!

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, get stronger or just be more healthy, there are plenty of animals to look at for motivation. Animals have to be super fit to survive, so we thought we’d take a look at a few of the more obscure ones that you can use for your fitness inspiration! So, no lions or bears in this list, we’re focusing on the animals that you don’t normally think about!

The ‘Planet Earth II’ Iguana


We’ve all seen that unforgettable moment from Planet Earth II, with the poor iguana racing away from the slithering snakes. The scene even bagged itself ‘Best TV Moment Of The Year’ at the TV BAFTAS, and was floating around the internet for a long time afterwards.

That iguana is built for both speed and stamina, two traits that we’d all love to have. It’s even got the willpower to get back up again after it’s been bitten and strangled by a snake, showing courage and grit that we can only dream of!

Silverback Gorilla


You only need to look at a Silverback Gorilla to see just how hench they are, they’ve been sculpted by nature! They may skip leg day but their arms are like tree trunks – perfect for swinging around or beating their chests. If you want to bulk up, keep the Silverback in mind.



They may be tiny but in their world they are the strongest around. The average ant can carry between 10 and 50 times its own body weight and run super fast! Relative to it’s own weight and size ants are 100 times stronger than a human. You’ve got some competition in the gym, hopefully no sneaky ants stroll in as they’ll put us all to shame!

Honey Badger


More infamous than famous, Honey Badgers are some of natures toughest creations. They’re quite often up for a fight against anything that may provoke them, regardless of size, and they’re renowned for being fearless and super tough. So tough that they can survive the venom of a snake bite and continue to eat the snake! We’re not saying you should go that far with your workout, but maybe take a bit of inspiration from their determination and resilience.

So, that’s our take on nature’s fittest creatures. Do you have any suggestions of your own? Let us know in the comments below!

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