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Kayla turned gym stint into $46 million

Jarrod Sierocki

Kayla Itsines shares her top fitness tip for 2016.

AN American publishing powerhouse has named Adelaide’s Kayla Itsines as the world’s most influential fitness identity.

In its inaugural list of industry influencers, Forbes described the 25-year-old — who has a whopping 11.6 million Facebook followers and 6.7 million Instagram followers — as “the internet’s undisputed fitness queen”.

“And a multi-millionaire to boot,” it said.

Jarrod Sierocki

DO AS I SAY: Kayla Itsines in action in Melbourne late last year. Picture: Jeremy Simmons.Source:Supplied

It is the latest in a long line of accomplishments for Ms Itsines, who, together with boyfriend and business partner Tobi Pearce, were South Australia’s only inclusion in the 2016 BRW Young Rich list with a combined $46 million fortune.

Their fortune has been amassed via a Bikini Body empire, which includes fitness classes being held across the world — more often that not in packed stadiums — book sales, and smartphone app Sweat With …

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