Game changers, movers and shakers, trendsetters, gurus—whatever you decide to call them, these influential members of the fitness community inspire thousands of individuals every day with their own unique versions of fun, focused, and fierce energy.
These are the leaders in the field of fitness. They push themselves to create amazing programs, videos, and recipes to share with the world, helping every individual out there reach his or her own potential through their knowledge, passion, and creativity. Meet your winners!
Winner: Kris Gethin
After wrapping up his epic 26-week journey to film the Man of Iron training program, you'd think that Kaged Muscle creator Kris Gethin would take some time off in 2018. Hardly. After successfully completing an entire Iron Man race without losing a single pound of muscle from his 205-pound bodybuilding physique, Gethin already has plans to train for bigger and more challenging endurance races. And no, he's not going soft along the way.
As a frequent contributor to Bodybuilding.com and the creator of several iconic Bodybuilding.com All Access programs including the 12-Week Muscle-Building Trainer, 8-Week Hardcore Trainer, and 4Weeks2Shred, Gethin impacts our users every day with his unfiltered, unapologetic, and unbeatable approach to building muscle and pushing yourself to the limit.
Meg Gallagher represents all the women who want to be strong AND feminine. As she puts it so eloquently on her Instagram feed, "You don't have to sacrifice your femininity to be a fucking savage." Like that idea? Then you'll love her full eight-week program Uplifted: Build Muscle and Strength With Meg Squats.
Even though she likes to lift heavy, this fitness force of nature knows how to keep it light. Whether she's clowning around on the Bodybuilding.com podcast, or enduring hours of prosthetic aging make-up to hit the gym undercover as a powerlifting grandma, Gallagher tries not to take herself too seriously. With the trend toward strong females on the rise, we can expect to see plenty more from her in the months and years ahead.
With her fire-engine-red hair and shredded physique, celebrity fitness trainer Hannah Eden is an unmistakable force in the fitness industry. Creator of one of our most popular programs ever, the incendiary follow-along masterpiece FYR: Hannah Eden's 30-Day Fitness Plan, Eden is another dominant female force in the fitness industry with unmatchable energy and endurance to power through even the toughest of workouts. From CrossFit to boxing, kettlebells to power yoga, there's nothing she can't handle. Experience Eden's intensity and focus in the follow-along workouts and see why once this girl starts, she doesn't quit—and neither do you.
Ashley Horner has been one of our favorite athletes for a long time, but her fame outside of the hardcore fitness community has exploded in a way that few could have predicted (though truth be told, we always knew she had the potential). She's now inspiring men and women worldwide on a daily basis, and changing lives in ways that few other fitness big-wigs can match.
This charismatic, savvy, and straight-up tough-as-nails woman made all kinds of mainstream media headlines recently for embarking on an unimaginable quest: finishing 50 distance triathlons in 50 days to raise money for the Maison Fortune Orphanage in Haiti. The challenge came up short for now, but we know that the Woman of Iron has it, and plenty more, still in her.