Over the past few years, we’ve watched some truly incredible women take the fitness scene by storm, building themselves into modeling moguls. In no particular order, here are 5 Female Fitness Models to check out right now:
If you’ve been on Instagram in the last year, chance are you’ve seen a photo of Paige Hathaway. Whether it’s a guy posting his #WCW or a girl posing about how Paige has inspired her to get into the gym, Paige Hathaway has built an astounding social media following through her fitness brand. She’s a Shredz sponsored athlete, a competition coach, but most of all, she’s a personality and entrepreneur.
Her fans resonate with her and her story—just a small town girl with a big dream—and follow her progress relentlessly. Paige was also one of the fitness models in Bodybuilding.com’s “Bodies of Work” campaign, showcasing her impressive physique to the world. What’s next for Paige Hathaway? Only time will tell. But one thing is for certain: she has become one of the biggest names in fitness.
When it comes to female fitness models, Michelle Lewin is seen as one of the queens of the industry. Born in Venezuela, she went from being a pretty local face to becoming one of the biggest stars in the fitness industry—in record time.
She is recognized everywhere, and has a social media following that spreads from Florida to Moscow with fans all over the world. What makes her so relatable is her ability to connect with her fans and seem fun and most of all, inspiring. Accolades aside, Michelle is definitely one of the leading females in the fitness industry when it comes to building a personal brand and leading the masses.
Award-winning personal trainer? Check. TV host? Check. Social media guru and powerhouse entrepreneur? Check and check. When it comes to building a personal brand advocating health and wellness, Lyzabeth has made all the right moves. She has a dedicated following of fitness enthusiasts who buy her workout routines, follow her nutrition guides, and look to her as an expert in the industry who can help them achieve their goals. She’s been on the cover of just about every magazine you can think of, and is looked at as a source of inspiration for women everywhere. As one of the leading females in the fitness space, she is absolutely someone worth paying attention to. She’s done it all.
How do you not fall in love with that Australian accent? Emily Skye is everywhere, and has one of the most impressive social media followings in the health and fitness space—4 million followers is nothing to slouch at. And while her successes are astounding, having won a number of figure competitions and built herself into a very successful fitness entrepreneur, what keeps her personal brand going is her ability to relate to her fans.
As she tells it, she was a very insecure and depressed adolescent looking for a way out. She started modeling at 15, and found herself worrying constantly about what others would think of her and her body. So what did she do? She used that as fuel to help girls everywhere feel better about themselves by living a happy and healthy lifestyle. Go look at any of her social media pages, and you’ll feel like she’s your best friend. She’s funny, she’s vulnerable, and she has a wicked physique.
Jamie has a fascinating story. She started as a cheerleader for the Houston Texans, however, was diagnosed shortly after with breast cancer which led to some changes in her life— including working a desk job for a career. Unhappy with her suddenly inactive lifestyle, she decided to join a local gym—and the rest is history. She is now a full-time spokesperson for Bodybuilding.com and has been the featured subject of every fitness magazine under the sun.
She recently launched her own supplement line with Labrada Nutrition, and also had her first child. After beating cancer and her continued fight against Spina Bifida Occulta, she is living proof to women everywhere that adopting a healthy life isn’t impossible, it just takes a little bit of hard work.
She has built a tremendous brand for herself, but more than that, she has inspired millions of people all over the world to become their best selves.
— by Nicolas Cole