Greg Plitt


Greg Plitt — November 2, 1977 - January 17, 2015

Greg Plitt was a personal trainer and cover model. He appeared on the cover of more than 250 fitness magazines and 25-plus romance novels in his lifetime. Over a 5-year span, he appeared on a fitness magazine cover at least once every month. At the time of his death, he was far and away the No. 1 male fitness model in the world.

Greg won the 2009 Star Physique Award for Best Male Physique on TV. Men's Fitness magazine named Greg one of America's 25 Fittest Americans. DNA Magazine called him one of the 60 Sexiest Men Alive, and syndicated TV show EXTRA named him one of America's Most Eligible Bachelors.

Greg was the face of Thierry Mugler's worldwide Angel Men and Ice Men fragrance campaigns, and a sponsored athlete for MET-Rx Engineered Nutrition, Under Armour Performance Apparel and Gold's Gym. Greg acted in commercials for Old Spice, Dodge Ram Trucks, ESPN, Under Armour, MET-Rx, and PETA.

Greg appeared in countless fitness infomercials and worked as a Hollywood stunt double. The aspiring actor made appearances on the big screen in The Good Shepherd (with Robert DeNiro), Terminator Salvation (with Christian Bale) and The Watchmen (as the body of Dr. Manhattan). You may have also seen him on television in Bravo's Workout, HGTV's Designed to Sell, and NBC's Days of our Lives.

Plitt was a two-time All-America high school wrestler and 3-time Maryland state champion in the 189-pound weight class. He was a pro-rated skydiver with more than 1,500 jumps. He was a certified scuba diver, an avid golfer, furniture maker, and guitarist. He was a skilled horseback rider, rock climber, and stuntman. He was a Renaissance man.

Before taking on acting and modeling, Greg graduated from U.S. Military Academy, West Point, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics. He served as an Army Ranger, achieving the rank of captain, and was the company commander of 184 United States service members. He used his military and fitness experience to help build MFT 28, a video trainer with

Greg Plitt died tragically in January 2015, after he was struck by a train while filming. His impact on the fitness industry will resonate for decades to come. His physique is the benchmark for competitive physique athletes and models alike.