Badass Female CrossFit Athletes You Should Follow On Instagram
Whether you've been eyeing a CrossFit box for some time or have never considered giving deadlifts and WODs a try, the Instagram accounts of these badass fit-as-hell CrossFit women will have you running straight to the barbell. (Or try this at-home CrossFit workout that only requires a kettlebell.)
As the reigning 2017, 2018, and 2019 CrossFit Games champion (aka the fittest of all the CrossFit women), Australian Tia-Clair Toomey certainly runs her feed like the Fittest Woman on Earth. Oh, and ICYMI, she just made her Olympic weightlifting debut at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro too—making her the first-ever athlete to compete in both the CrossFit Games and the Olympics in the same year. (Learn more about Toomey and her CrossFit Games victory.)
This exceptional Icelandic athlete was crowned the Fittest Woman on Earth at the CrossFit Games not once but twice—in 2015 and 2016. Most recently, she became the face of Reebok's "Be More Human" campaign and has been dropping wisdom on self-acceptance and pushing your limits.
Denver-based Emily Schromm, a certified personal trainer and CrossFit coach, has more than CrossFit as her claim to fame: She's the creator of the Superhero Challenge (a nutrition and exercise program) and has been on MTV's Real World and The Challenge. Follow her for aspirational weight-lifting pics and don't-take-no-for-an-answer motivational quotes. (Finally going to give it a try? If you're a CrossFit newbie, you'll definitely be thinking these 15 things.)
CrossFit athlete and new mom Christmas Abbott has been hitting the box for over 10 years now, owns and coaches at her own box (CrossFit Invoke), and even added NASCAR front-tire changer to her résumé (because snatching 170 lbs overhead isn't badass enough). On her IG feed, she shares plenty of workout motivation but also a good dose of new-mom real-talk too. (Speaking of, here are 5 Christmas Abbott Quotes That Redefine the Word "Badass.")
Karissa Pearce has hit up the CrossFit games every year since 2015, and most recently snagged the title of "Fittest American Woman" for her 5th-place finish. Her shining moment: During the Mary workout, she completed an insane 23 rounds of five handstand push-ups, 10 pistol squats, and 15 pull-ups in a 20-minute AMRAP—surpassing even the first male finisher.
Brooke Ence is a self-proclaimed "shotgun shooting, dance shoe wearing, big weight moving, country girl" who lives in Santa Cruz, California. Follow her for wickedly impressive training pics and videos with tons of personality.
Sara Sigmundsdóttir finished just short of Katrín at the 2015 CrossFit Games as the third fittest CrossFit woman on Earth. Even if she didn't nail the top spot, we still think her Instagram videos of handstand walks and crazy-heavy deadlifts make her worthy of CrossFit fame.
Anna Hulda Ólafsdóttir
Anna Hulda Ólafsdóttir is a doctor—as in, she has a Ph.D. in engineering—while being a mom, Iceland university professor, and champion CrossFit athlete and weight lifter. Already impressed? Just check out her Instagram and look at the amazing things she can do with her body.
Before Andrea Ager became a top CrossFit athlete she ran track for Mesa State University in Colorado. Now, her Instagram is filled with her CrossFit accomplishments as well as all-too-relatable memes that will have you laughing even if you're not a box regular.
San Diego college student Lauren Fisher has taken the CrossFit world by storm, ranking ninth overall in the 2014 CrossFit Games at just 20 years old. She somehow finds time to train with CrossFit Invictus in between her school schedule—and to showcase her best on Instagram. (Read more on how she trained for the 2018 CrossFit Games )
Canadian CrossFitter Camille Leblanc-Bazinet took home the top title of Fittest Woman on Earth at the 2014 CrossFit Games. Follow her fitspo that's as real and functional as it gets. (Peep what she eats for breakfast before a big competition.)
Nor-Cal CrossFit athlete Molly Vollmer posts pics of "real life" (aka her three adorable dogs and son) as well as plenty of WOD motivation.
West Palm Beach, Florida-based Lauren Herrera of Hustle Hard CrossFit can clean and jerk 225 pounds—no joke. That's 100 lbs more than her body weight. Forget hours on a treadmill. We want to be able to do that.
Laura Horvath's CrossFit Games debut (in 2018) was nothing short of spectacular: She snagged the number two spot just behind Tia-Clair Toomey. And the 21-year-old Hungarian's athletic career is just getting started.