Perfect bodies with six pack abdominals abound in the world of CrossFit.
When you see a beautiful woman in that world it’s hard not to envision her on the mats, having great success in the fully competitive female submission wrestling industry.
The CrossFit Games is an athletic competition sponsored by Crossfit Inc.
The competition has been held every summer since 2007.
Athletes at the Games compete in workouts they learn about only hours beforehand, mostly comprising an assortment of standard aerobic, weightlifting, and gymnastics movements, as well as surprise elements that are not part of the typical CrossFit regimen such as an ocean swim, a short triathlon, or a softball throw. The Games are styled as a venue for determining the “Fittest on Earth,” where competitors should be “ready for anything.
The leaders at crossfit.com help us with a refined definition. “The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the world’s toughest athletes and a thrilling experience for spectators. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” according to Forbes.”
It’s hard not to turn on a major sports channel without seeing men and women of all ages and from all walks of life not pushing themselves to the limit to attain their CrossFit goals.
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.” – Yogi Berra
In a nice piece for breakingmuscle.com, writer Patrick McCarty speaks to the new sport’s phenomenal growth. “The growth of our sport has exploded exponentially. In 2011 when the concept of the CrossFit Games Open was first introduced, approximately 26,000 people signed up to participate. The following year, that number nearly tripled, and in 2013, almost 140,000 people participated in the Open. In 2014, those numbers will likely exceed 200,000 people.”
So who are some of the beautiful women that are excelling at this grueling endeavor and at the top of their game? Many, but we are going to take a look at a small few who have the fitness and sex appeal to make us wish before Christmas that one day they will step onto the wrestling mats as well.
Alexandra has been gorgeous for years but her involvement in CrossFit has taken her looks to another level. Is this another way of spelling perfection? In French LaChance means luck, but regarding her rise, luck has nothing to do with it.
According to her bio at modelmayhem.com, new to the CrossFit Games, Alexandra LaChance in her first Regionals appearance, she edged out more than one veteran to claim the top spot.
She has a beautiful smile and an attracting voice. “I am a former All American gymnast for the University of Arkansas, and now a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. I’m currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Exercise Science at the University of Arkansas.
I am new to the fitness industry and am trying to learn all that I can about the different opportunities in the fitness industry where my talents can be used!
- I’m the fitness model on 3 Powerhouse Gym and Fitness Billboards in the Northwest Arkansas area
• Cover and workout spread in Max Sports and Fitness Magazine (to be on shelves September or October 2011).
- Fitness model in Power Systems Catalogue
- I was an All-American Gymnast at the University of Arkansas, and as a national elite and level 10 gymnast, I was a 5-time USA Gymnastics National Championship Qualifier, and accumulated a total of 5 State Championship gold medals, 10 Regional Championship gold medals, and 25 other Level 10 State, Regional, and National Championship medals.
Maybe one day amateur competitive grappler will be added to her resume.
“To me, the best exercise for this is running. Running is so important that you should keep it up during your lifetime. What time of the day you run is not important as long as you run.” Bruce Lee
She is the co-owner of CrossFit Reykjavik, where she also coaches.
Ms. Thorisdottir placed first for women at the 2013 Dubai Fitness Competition, taking away more than ($177,000) in prize money. She also defeated NFL running back Justin Forsett in a push-up contest while returning from a back injury.
Thorisdottir trains four hours per day (six days per week), and also has experience as a gymnast (eight years), ballet dancer (two years), and pole vaulter (two years).
An expert on gorgeous women vogue.com expresses, “Annie Thorisdottir, a 24-year-old Iceland native and two-time CrossFit Games champion who, after being sidelined by an injury last year, is returning to competition to try and reclaim her title as the fittest woman on Earth.
That last name translates as “Thor’s daughter,” and one look at her as she goes through her paces in front of a crowd of buff hipsters in a Brooklyn gym last spring makes the connection to the hammer-wielding Norse god clear: the long, strawberry-blonde hair; the ice-blue, almond-shaped eyes; and the complexion glowing with rude health, not to mention broad shoulders, powerful thighs, and take-no-prisoners abs. It’s a body built by (and for) hoisting barbells, flipping tractor tires, hauling sandbags, running, rowing, and, yes, swinging hammers.”
In 2015, she won the worldwide Open for a second time before taking a third at the new, combined Meridian Regional (the top 30 athletes from Europe and top 10 from Africa competed together in Copenhagen for five qualifying spots to the Games). This was her lowest Regional finish to date, as the four-time Europe Regional champion.
Even if we find it challenging to pronounce her last name, it’s a name we should be hearing a ton of in the future. One look at her reveals she could find success in any sport she chooses, including ours.
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” – Vince Lombardi
Anna Hulda Ólafsdóttir
What’s better than one Icelandic beauty? Two.
Anna confidently explains at crossfit.com, “I’m the current Icelandic champion in Olympic weightlifting, both overall and in the -63kg weight class.
I have total 6 Icelandic records in weightlifting, 3 in -58kg weight class and 3 in -63kg weight class. I was chosen the female weightlifter of the year in 2012 and 2013. I was the first Icelandic female to represent Iceland at the European championship in weightlifting that took place on the 8th of April 2014.
I’m proud to say that I’m also a mother of a 4 year old girl and a PhD student in Engineering at the University of Iceland where I also teach System dynamics. I also have Level 1 CF certificate and I do coach a little at my box. I’m lucky to be sponsored by the best, Sci-Mx, Glo, Casall and Zensah.”
The informative fitness site fitasf.com adds some advice to any woman trying to imitate her after interviewing this rising star, “Any good advice to others trying to balancing it all? Always remember what really matters in life. Our health, both mentally and physically, must be the foundation of everything else. When it all feels too much, take a moment and prioritize.”
Anna is clearly another gorgeous girl who could be successful in any sport she chooses.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
She also fits the profile described by the sports industry leader ESPN. “With CrossFit’s precipitous growth, it’s dominated by average men and women who want to be in great shape. Particularly women known as “soccer moms,” according to Greg Glassman, CrossFit’s creator, who explained in a 2011 video posted on YouTube: “They’re running with the movement.”
CrossFit, depending on whom you ask, will either turn you into a super woman or leave you in broken pieces. They live by the motto strength is beautiful.
Fem Competitors are having success in virtually every sport on a global scale.
The future continues to look bright for MMA oriented competitive female grappling and CrossFit sports as well.
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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.