This is our second year picking the top Fitness Model winners for a calendar year (this link will take you to the 2012 winners). This year’s winners were picked by our staff and each one is featured in the gallery below.
Nine of the ten photos in the gallery were shot by Paul Buceta, who is now not only the world's best fitness photographer, he is also the founder of Strong magazine, which debuted on newsstands in 2013. Strong's focus is women's fitness. The other photo was shot by Dave Laus, who is great friends with Paul Buceta and works out of the same studio complex.
All of the women featured are SAF Elite Pro competitors. SAF stands for Serious About Fitness and is Canada’s top fitness-modeling organization. More information about SAF can be found at SeriousAboutFitness.com.
Here are the Top-10 Fitness Models of 2013 (shown alphabetically by last name):