Top-10 Fitness Models of 2012

The year 2012 marks the start of a new, ongoing ritual for the selection of our Top-10 Fitness Models of the Year. This year’s winners were picked by our staff and each one is featured in the special gallery below.

Eight of the photos in the gallery were shot by Paul Buceta, who is considered by many to be the world’s best fitness photographer, while the other two were shot by Chris V. Linton and Eric Labonte, who are Canada-based photographers specializing in fitness modeling.

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

Here are the Top-10 Fitness Models of 2012 (alphabetically by last name) . . .