Influencers on social media come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and, of course, genders. It may, at first seem like women and girls dominate this space in Cyber World, but more and more, male influencers are nipping at the heels of the fairer sex, catching up with them in terms of sheer numbers (and followers), as well as sphere of influence.

Male influencers tend to have niche followings in specific areas such as sports, fitness, grooming and style, which are specialised, yet interesting, inspiring, and relevant to many of HSD’s readers. The more than healthy followings that each of these 5 influencers we feature here have, is proof that the the age of the male influencer is nigh.

We’ve no doubt you’ll enjoy part 1 of our extensive 2-part feature that focuses on guys who strive to be the best that they can be, and who also motivate others to do the same – all this on quick and easy IG. Their love for life and commitment to living a fit and healthy lifestyle is also definitely infectious, you have been warned!


ZACH SUHAIZAD @ZACHHAIZ (31.3k followers)


Tell us about yourself and what you do.

I am an advocate of health and wellness. While my daily work involves meeting people, understanding their needs and anticipating what they require, I thoroughly enjoy being able to educate people and my clients on how to take care of their health and wellbeing. It is a cause I’m passionate about spreading.


What is your IG style, inspiration and theme?

My IG focuses mainly on wellness, healthy eating and lifestyle. Occasionally I explore  fashion and some aspects of grooming.


How do you engage with your followers and keep growing your following?

To engage followers, one has to constantly be creative with content and active (and regular) with postings. When your numbers grow, that also ensures you stay active on social media platforms.


What’s the secret to a great IG photo?

A great IG photo looks exciting for viewers, and that can be achieved with the right angle, moment, caption, or framing and picture composition.


What is the one rule you live by?

Always take one day at a time.



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