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The male fitness models on this list all inspire, motivate and educate through their social media accounts (Instagram, TikTok, Youtube, or Facebook). Most of them have amazing stories that put them on their path to success, and they love to share their workouts, nutrition advice, and even adversity with their follows. In this post, you are going to learn a little bit about each of these men's fitness models and where you can follow them on social.
Discover which of these jacked fellas you connect with and start following them for inspiration (and for the ladies, maybe simply for a little eye candy). Bodies are a work of art, and these guys have mastered that artform.
You don’t have to be an actual "model" to make the list we’ve put together. You’ll find social media fitness influencers, pro bodybuilding competitors, and actual models who have spent years emphasizing aesthetics. After all, a fitness model by definition is “a person who models, with emphasis on their physique.”
One thing all of these gentlemen have in common is a very impressive physique.
The men below are not only fitness role models, but they are also role models of fatherhood, family, and life. Through motivation, achievements, and love for fitness, each of these male fitness models can put you one step closer to obtaining your fitness goals.
Note: These male fitness models are in no particular order. They are all equally great! Also, we are only linking to the social they are most active on.
Chris Bumstead is recognized for more than just his boyish charm and signature mustache, this three-time Classic Physique Olympia champion is an entrepreneur, health freak, and Youtube sensation.
Take a look at his very impressive accomplishments as a bodybuilder:
As the owner of cbumfitness.com, a membership site that shares workouts and co-owner of Raw Nutrition, providing quality supplements, Chris is making giant leaps towards his future.
He holds nothing back with over 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and nearly 5 million followers on IG. You learn about his training regimen, diet plan, his cheat meals, and get a glimpse into his everyday life.
If health is important to you, then you’ll want to start following this Canadian native on YouTube or Instagram. You’ll get quality information and great deals that can transform your physique and improve your health.
You’ve probably heard his name before or at the very least seen him in the discover tab on Instagram. This once skinny teenager is now known for his iconic 8-pack and is often questioned whether or not he has achieved his gains naturally. This should put those concerns at ease. This New York native has won numerous bodybuilding competitions with 4 ‘natural’ titles, winning the Universe Natural and World Natural categories twice for each one.
Here’s his complete list:
He might have great genetics, but this TikTok sensation has dedicated his life to becoming the greatest natural bodybuilder ever and is sharing his programs and meal plans for you to do the same. You will always find new exercises and workouts to try out if you follow Ulisses.
Take a look into Ulisses’ world and check out his Instagram page.
Lazar may have an impressive physique with some of the best abs on the planet, but he is better known for his motivation and inspiration, helping to transform others. You’ll find that his own story is an inspiration in itself - a once pro basketball player (in Bulgaria) who joined the army to working two jobs just so that he could achieve his goal of becoming a bodybuilder.
He's never competed in any well-known bodybuilding competitions, but that hasn't stopped him from become one of the most famous male fitness influencers. This Bulgarian professional fitness model/bodybuilder has helped countless people reach their fitness goals through nutrition and workouts.
Become one of the nearly 6 million people and start following him on Instagram.
If you’re following Simeon Panda on social media, you probably feel like you’re friends with this successful bodybuilder, sports model, and personal trainer. The British fitness superstar shares everything with his ~7M followers on IG - workouts routines, cooking meals, shopping hauls with his wife, and more.
Forbes has named Simeon one of the top influencers for fitness, helping thousands achieve their goals through his videos and ebooks, and he has big things coming. In 2013, he earned the Musclemania Pro status by winning the European Championships.
His entrepreneur skills are on point with two successful companies - Just Lift, an apparel company, and Elimin8, a training system.
You’ll get quality information by following him on Instagram.
Regardless of being on the cover of 5 magazines, including Iron Man, Muscle and Fitness, and Body Fitness Muscle Show, or coming in 1st place in Men’s Physique competitions six times, he is more than just a pretty face with an incredible physique.
Sergi has a degree in Sciences of Physical Education and Sports and owns his own clothing and training apparel line. He works hard at everything he sets his mind to - school, bodybuilding, modeling, trainer, and entrepreneur.
Here are some of his biggest competition accomplishments:
Believe it or not, Joey was bullied growing up, but nobody is bullying this fitness model any longer. The guys name isn't Joey SWOLL for no reason.
He became dedicated to getting results, spending late nights in the gym, preparing meals, and remaining focused on his goals. And it paid off. He is one of the biggest icons in the fitness industry and co-owner of a big supplement company. By following him, you will be inspired to do the same.
You can follow him on Instagram.
He might not have planned to become a bodybuilder, but this All-American wrestling champion and high school football player sustained two ACL injuries that changed his plans forever.
After wrestling, he discovered IFBB’s bodybuilding Men’s Physique category and began training to compete.
From these injuries, he learned how to overcome obstacles and to keep going regardless of how difficult it is. It’s this strong belief and determination that got him his IFBB Pro card and how he became the youngest IFBB Pro ever. Later he went on to compete in Mr. Olympia twice.
Just look at what he’s achieved:
It seems like he may have retired for good, but only time will tell. His aesthetics are still crazy and the places above don't even begin to represent how well built and proportional he is.
David is many things bodybuilder, powerlifter, fitness Model, sponsored Athlete, and social media celebrity. You’ve probably seen some of his videos on Instagram. Things may seem easy for him today, but this once skinny kid lost his father at a young age, had no self-confidence, was bullied at school, and was diagnosed with scoliosis. His scoliosis diagnosis is ultimately what led him down the path he walks today.
Determined to build the confidence he needed. David spent his days watching videos, eating, and going to the gym so that he could pack on muscles. It worked! As the weight and muscles grew, so did his confidence, and today he’s an inspiration for others.
He’s started documenting his journey on YouTube, and you can watch his transformation, what he eats, his workouts, and his struggles over the years.
If you’re not following him on Instagram today, you might want to start.
If you’ve ever watched American Gladiators, the original, or the series you’ve seen Mike O’Hearn, he played Thor, and the gladiator named Titan, which is now his nickname. If you haven’t watched either, you’ve probably seen him on one of the 500 magazine covers he’s been featured on.
Mike is a true champion and well-rounded athlete. He has achieved more in his life as a bodybuilder than many ever will - Fitness Model of the Year seven times, four-time Mr. "Natural" Universe titleholder, and four time powerlifting champion. And today, he has his own company, Power Bodybuilding that helps others develop strength and hypertrophy as well as aesthetics.
His Instagram gives you a glimpse into his life, and you won’t regret looking.
Mike’s passion for fitness, hard work, and determination lead this once party animal into entrepreneurship and building a successful business within the fitness industry.
Like most college kids, Mike enjoyed drinking and eating junk. Thankfully with his great genetics, he continued to gain size and maintain his impressive physique regardless. After graduating with an Economics and Business Management degree, he moved to Spain, where he promoted nightclubs and bars before returning to England to work at a retail store.
It wasn’t until he was 22 that he decided fitness was the right career path for him. And he went full force into it, becoming a trainer to coach others on reaching their fitness goals.
He was told he couldn’t do it, so he proved them all wrong. And he continues to break barriers. Brandon earned his Pro Card in 2013 and since then has been winning competitions, including placing 4th in Men’s Physique Mr. Olympia, among many others.
Here’s the complete list of his achievements which includes a degree in Healthcare Management as well:
He’s intentional when it comes to what he eats, how he works out, and what type of schedule he creates. His work ethic is what has helped him to crush his goals and to continue to crush them.
You can follow his journey, meals, supplement choices and get a glimpse into his life by following him on Instagram.
Anton Antipov is used to winning. This IFBB professional physique champion and fitness model is an accomplished competitor and model. But this wasn’t just handed to him. He earned it through hard work, dedication, and consistency.
If you’re not impressed by his history of winning competitions, nothing will impress you:
Growing up, he didn’t have a gym to work out in, so he relied on sports to stay in shape. His father taught him the importance of staying in shape at a young age and taught him how to do pull-ups, push-ups, and sit-ups. But it wasn’t until he moved to the United States from Belarus that he found his love for lifting weights that things began to change for him.
He’s a bit of a character, and you can see that in his Instagram posts. And you’ll see his dedication to his girl and fitness.
One of his reasons for starting to work out was to have big arms that stuck out of his shirt, a common desire for many guys. His love for fitness led him to a career as a fitness trainer. He gained the nickname “the guy who gets results” by his clients, and this reputation opened the door to a flood of new clients of all different types.
This fueled his career and his desire to compete, so he entered his first bodybuilding competition and took first place. He has gone on to become one of the world’s leading fitness models.
And he gained a new nickname from the judges, “Hollywood.” This nickname would prove to be true. Moving to LA to pursue his fitness career provided him with many opportunities that led to him to his own TV series called “The Rob Riches Show,” producing documentaries and reporting at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival.
But that’s not all:
If you’ve watched any of his YouTube videos, you’ll find that he doesn’t only share workouts and exercises he teaches you the proper form and the benefits. And you’ll get a glimpse into his life on his Instagram posts.
This England bodybuilder is extremely competitive by nature, which led him to compete in bodybuilding competitions. And today, he is widely known as a top British bodybuilder, fitness model, fitness competitor, and personal trainer.
He competes, and he wins:
If you’re not following him Instagram, we recommend it. You’ll definitely feel like you know him while gaining solid knowledge. He's one of the best aesthetic biohackers in the business...and winners help others win.
Ryan Terry was working as a plumber while he was entering pageants and beginning his career as a model. He never planned on becoming a bodybuilder, but after winning pageants and receiving tons of calls from leading nutrition and fitness brands, he turned his focus to competitive bodybuilding.
Going on to win numerous bodybuilding competitions, including the European Arnold Classic Men’s Physique Champion. Making the switch from model to bodybuilder forced him to educate himself on nutrition to grow.
Today, he offers coaching services, shares everything he’s learned and helps with every aspect of training - motivation, nutrition, and routines. If you’re not following him on Instagram, you’re missing out.
This German fitness sensation has a commitment to getting results. And today he’s recognized for his ripped and aesthetic physique. He started off by sharing training, nutrition, and supplementation advice online, which ultimately led to his career as a fitness athlete.
This Canadian fitness model and entrepreneur has made millions early in his life through multiple supplement endorsements. He now owns his own apparel company.
Starting out young age, he motivated his social media fans through his training videos and continues to do so through the way he lives his life, including giving to charities. He built his following on his own, and this is what separates him from many other successful fitness models who often find their success by winning competitions.
He continues to be booked for modeling gigs without much effort, all while running his apparel company, creating successful workout guides, and maintaining his physique.
You can follow his success, gain motivation and knowledge by following Marc on Instagram.
Ross Dickerson moved between the United States and the United Kingdom before settling in London, England. He might not have stayed in one place for too long, but he’s definitely a staple in the fitness industry and known for having one of the most impressive physiques and not going anywhere any time soon.
A couple of his well-known competition achievements:
He didn’t have a big dream of becoming a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder. He joined the gym like many others to build confidence. It wasn’t until he moved to London that he realized he wanted to be part of the fitness world. Knowing this, he became a tennis coach and started learning more about how to improve his physique, and his transformation was noticed, which led him to compete in the BodyPower Expo.
And this is where it all began for him. Companies knew his physique would help them better promote their brands, and his passion was fueled even more. He’s now recognized for his changing hair color and fun Tik Tok videos with his girlfriend and gym friends.
Dickerson’s Instagram is filled with workouts, excitement, and knowledge.
Garrott designs programs that help you lose body fat through new habits that allow you to gain momentum and notice a difference. Coelho started his journey as an NCAA all-American level wrestler. For 20 years, he learned the ins and outs of dropping body fat and taking control over his physique when needed.
Becoming an IFBB professional, his wrestling knowledge wasn’t sustainable to get him to where he needed to be. But he was eager to learn everything necessary to create a sustainable method of maintaining a physique all year round. The results speak for themselves:
Jaco’s natural aesthetics started him off in a successful modeling career at a young age. It wasn’t until his 20’s that he had an interest in bodybuilding and decided to compete. After placing 1st in his very first competition as Mr. Pretoria 2009 and 2nd in the Mr. South Africa contest, he knew this was what he wanted to do.
Taking a year to develop his physique, he came back with an amazing transformation that landed him on two lists - “Hot 100 Sexiest Celebrities Worldwide” and “Hot 100 Sexiest Celebrities South Africa” while placing 8th against some of the strongest men in the Mr. World Championship.
Since then, it’s only been uphill for this South African native - getting his Pro card and 3rd in the WBFF World Championships.
Here are his stats:
Since the age of 15, Richard has been learning everything he can about fitness and bodybuilding, and it shows. Just think his career started as an Instagram model and social media influencer. He was sharing gym, fitness, and weightlifting information with his followers, and now he has become a popular fitness icon.
He has been helping millions obtain their goals through motivation and knowledge on how to reach them with proper nutrition and workouts. He even created an app that is filled with workouts, nutritional guides, and personalized coaching for you. Richard built a community that aids in keeping you motivated.
Not everyone has heard of Nyle (aka K-Pop Goku), but once you watch him speak, you’re going to wish you were introduced to him sooner. This personal trainer, IFBB pro men's physique athlete, and social media influencer provide solid information about everything it takes to get ripped.
If you’re not following him on Instagram or Tik Tok, you’re missing out on the great information he provides about workouts, exercises, and nutrition. And his delivery of content is usually entertaining but effective.
This 4x Mr. Olympia Physique winner with 3 in a row 2014, 2015, 2016, and falling to 4th place in 2018 is constantly working towards making improvements both physically and mentally. He shares on social media how negative thoughts and anxiety sometimes gets the best of him.
This IFBB Physique Pro is a firm believer in progressive overload. At just 15 years old found a love for bodybuilding that led to winning his first competition at just 17 years old. Constantly setting new goals for himself, Carlton earned his Pro Card in 2018.
As a professional bodybuilder turned personal trainer and online coach, he’s been helping people reach realistic goals with small steps and knocking down the obstacles that get in the way.
If you’re not following him on Instagram, you should check him out. His physique is impressive.
Diogo Montenegro isn’t discouraged by defeat. He uses it as fuel to get better, his progression is proof of this. Every time he placed higher than he wanted, he improved by setting new goals, staying motivated, and changing his physique.
Just look at how impressive his accomplishments are, 3rd place OLYMPIA 21 and 7x IFBB PRO Champion and now an entrepreneur as well.
Here’s his complete list of achievements:
Fitness modeling is extremely competitive and requires hard work and dedication. So it’s essential that you have a commitment to physical fitness, living a healthy lifestyle, and the desire to compete against all odds.
As you can see, not everyone getting started as a fitness model was accomplished in the traditional way. If you want to become a social media influencer, having an aesthetic body, passion and dedication will give you a headstart. Start documenting your journey and sharing it with the world. It’s all about being discovered and being yourself!
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Male fitness models need to have great bodies, and it’s not about the size of their muscles, rather their overall physique. They must be able to show off their best body and be a source of inspiration for others.
This really depends on your success. The average fitness model will make an average of $40,000 to $70,000. But with the right exposure, and branding the sky can be the limit through social media.
You may not have recognized each of these faces or names, but each of these male fitness models earned their spot on this list. And there’s no doubt that their stories will inspire you to obtain your fitness goals. Start following the one that you connect best with so that you learn from them. They can motivate you and inspire you through their fitness journey.
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