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FITNESS Turns 20! Editors' Top 20 Favorite FITNESS Covers

Slip on your spandex and get inspired by all the superfit cover models we've spotlighted during the past 20 years.

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Kathy Ireland Jan/Feb 1993
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May 1992

Uptown girl Christie Brinkley, 38, was still married to Billy Joel when she became one of FITNESS's first cover models.

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January/February 1993

Supermodel Kathy Ireland pumps iron here on her first of four FITNESS covers.

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November/December 1993

Nice dumbbells! Cindy Crawford had released her popular The Next Challenge Workout video the year she posed for us.

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July/August 1994

Who knew that swim-sensational Dara Torres was destined to compete in two, maybe three, more Olympic Games after this cover?

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January/February 1995

Yes, you can believe your eyes. That is Oprah Winfrey in a belly-baring top, fresh from conquering the Marine Corps Marathon.

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June 1995

Only volleyball pro and pinup Gabrielle Reece could rock a cover without a top and still look so fit and fierce.

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November 1995

Seven years before she became a Bond girl, actress Halle Berry, 29, flaunted the figure that helped her rock the role.

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December 1995

Jane Fonda appeared on the cover the same year we named in-line skating one of the year's best workouts.

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March 1997

The year she landed a solo Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover, Tyra Banks is a little more covered up for us.

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January 2000

FITNESS kicked off Y2K with a warning: Don't make Oprah's metabolism mistakes! (Hint: She did a liquid diet...then splurged!)

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August 2001

Comfy on the runway and the yoga mat, Christy Turlington has graced practically every mag from Vogue to Time -- including ours!

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December 2003

Cover girl Marisa Miller swore by Spinning to get this bod. Must be a lot of cycling, because she also cops to a Ben & Jerry's addiction.

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July 2006

When this issue hit newsstands, the most downloaded recorded musical ringtone was "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas.

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September 2007

Three-peat FITNESS cover model and TV personality Daisy Fuentes does not look 40!

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December 2007/January 2008

Turns out, morning TV talk show's reigning queen Kelly Ripa is self-conscious about her belly button. We think outies are cute!

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February 2008

After being eliminated in the first results episode of the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars, our 30-day makeover took Josie Maran from string beany to superfit.

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January 2009

America's sweetheart Valerie Bertinelli opened up to us about her emotional eating struggles after she dropped 40 pounds on Jenny Craig.

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May 2009

Aerial Dance, Indo Boarding, and PowerNap+ (seriously!) were the new classes to try when this cowgirl cutie graced our cover.

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May 2010

Kristin Davis' alter ego, Sexy and the City's prim and proper Charlotte, would never pose in a bikini. But why hide abs this fab?

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July/August 2011

When we interviewed Jillian Michaels after her exit from The Biggest Loser, we learned that even America's toughest trainer has cellulite.

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