Fitness models put themselves through serious diets and demanding workout programmes to sculpt their bodies and give the rest of us the motivation that we need to achieve our goals. In the process they accumulate a vast amount of knowledge which they are happy to share on social media or elsewhere.

Here are Skinny Muscles Top 5 fitness models who are worth following and taking seriously:

5. Philip J. Hoffman

Fitness model interview: Philip J. Hoffman

Philip is not your average 20-something male fitness model. He is a certified fitness trainer and sports nutritionist, an expert fat-loss coach and he holds two master’s degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

As well as appearing in magazines and advertising campaigns, Philip is a published author who specialises in middle-age body transformation. Philip is not obsessed with posting shirtless selfies on his social media channels, instead he shares his tips and his clients’ transformations on his Facebook page.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hoffmanfit
Philip’s Book – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBFDDZ2
Website – http://www.hoffmanfit.com

4. Nassim Sahili

Nassim Sahili – fitness model from France

Nassim is one of the first fitness models to be featured on Skinny Muscles. He is the first French fitness model to grace the pages of your favourite fitness and lifestyle blog. Since that first interview, he has amassed a vast following on his social media channels and he is an Optimum Nutrition athlete.

Fitness is not just Nassim’s passion, it’s his life too. He is a dedicated trainer who is happy to share his knowledge with the rest of us through his YouTube channel. Even though his videos are in French, it’s still worth subscribing and following his expert tips and training programmes.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NassimSahili
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/nassbridges/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/NassBridges
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/NassimSahili

3. Martin Larsen

Martin Larsen “The Great Dane” – Danish WBFF Champion and fitness model. Photo: @martinvalentinwbffpro

Martin or “The Great Dane” as he is often referred to, is a 26 year old fitness model from Denmark. He is the 2014 WBFF Danish Champion and at 6’6’’ – a living proof that you can be tall and still have a body like a Greek God.

You might have seen him featured in a video about 3D abs on YouTube where he shows us how he trains his abs of steel.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/martinvalentinwbffpro
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/martin_valentinwbffpro/
Advanced 3D Abs video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4-As5kVHFQ

2. Tristan Edwards

Tristan Edwards on the importance of being lean and ASD Performance. Image – © Lewis Payton

Tristan is definitely one of Skinny Muscles’ Top 5 fitness models of all time. When we first interviewed him, he was an aspiring fitness model whose ambition was to appear in Men’s Health magazine and to start his own sports supplements range.

Guess what? A couple of years later and he’s not only become a regular on the pages of Men’s Health UK but he’s also started ASD Performance – his very own supplements range. Tristan also gets regular bookings to appear in high-profile advertising campaigns and fashion books.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TristanEdwardsASD
Twitter – https://twitter.com/TristanEdwardsf
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tristanedwardsfm/
Website – http://www.asd-performance.com

1. Steve Cook

Steve Cook for Ironman magazine. Photo credit: Binais Begovic @binais

Steve doesn’t need an introduction because his name is synonymous with fitness model. In case you’ve lived under a rock for the past few years, here’s a quick list of his achievements: Steve Cook is the founder of Swoldier Nation; a bodybuilding.com’s spokesmodel and Optimum Nutrition’s top athlete. He’s been on the cover of every fitness magazine in the world. He posts regular updates on his social media channels to a combined audience of over 2 million followers.

Besides Steve’s credentials, he also shares regular vlogs about his life and work on his YouTube channel. They are honest, funny, informative and show us the real life of one of the world’s top fitness models.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SteveCookFitness
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/swoldiernation
Website – http://www.stevecookhealth.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/stevecook/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/stevecook