About February 2018
This month’s cover celebrates the competitive discipline of women’s athletic physique, which is a category unique to Physique Canada, the nation’s only organization with a recognized, world-class drug-testing program to ensure a fair competition for all athletes. The women’s athletic physique discipline began when Physique Canada did – in 2012. It has grown in popularity since.
Featured on the cover is Virginie Roy, who began competing with Physique Canada at the 2016 National Classic. She won the Tier 3 Pro women’s athletic physique category at that show. The photo was taken at the 2017 National Classic, held last July, where she placed first in Tier 2 Open women’s athletic physique (a photo of her category is featured in our “Iron Shots” gallery this month, which allowed her to immediately move up to compete against the Tier 1 Pros, where she took third. Virginie is one of Physique Canada’s brightest new stars!
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Top 10 Fitness Models of 2016
Since 2012, our most popular annual feature has been the presentation of the Top 10 Fitness Models for the year. Once published, tens of thousands or readers from around the world visit us to see who was picked. Now that we are in our fifth year for this annual selection, we expect the number of readers to be at an all-time high.
This year’s ten include some women who have been selected in previous years, yet also includes women who are being featured for the first time. What’s important to know about the list of winners is that it is not ranked internally – there is no number one, two, three, and so on. Instead, all ten are the winners, which is why they’re simply shown in the gallery below alphabetically by last name.
As in previous years, most of the winners’ photos were taken by Paul Buceta, who is widely considered to be the world’s best fitness photographer. But not all were taken by Paul – three of this year’s photos are from photographers Taylor Oakes and Brian Reilly. We thank all of these photographers for their great work.
With that introduction complete, we’re now proud to present the Top 10 Fitness Models of 2016: Amélie Brisebois, Jenna Chadwick, Jennifer Lambert Foster, Rhiana Hogan, Jess Kanstrup, Amélie Levesque, Emilie Provencher, Sybil Sophia, Katherine Turcotte, and Edith Werbel.