Coming into the new year and having some time on my hands with the three days off work and i thought i would google crossfit with "womens fitness" and "womens health" to see what the commercial magazines were publishing about Crossfit.
I have always found these types of magazines tend to publicise a skinny and tiny frame of women, as opposed to strong and athletic. However, I was surprised at the amount of articles there was about Crossfit. They even had the top 8 Crossfit coaches/ athetles to follow on Instagram which I thought to be pretty cool.
However, other than Lauren Fisher, I wasn't very up-to-date with who these athletes were. And I haven't added them to my follow list on instgram either.
But it did inspire me to put together my own list. Not only of athletes but great inspirational people who I follow for motivation, training tips, entertainment and who don't particularly concern themselves with what others think ("Am i wearing the right sports bra for this video/wearing a sports bra at all/ is the camera directed at my bum enough and from the back so I can't tell anything about my technique but have a great porn shot to get more followers").
I hope you can go away from the below with someone who inspires you as much as they have me and help you with your fitness journey.
1. Colleen Fotsch - an awesome athlete who isn't shy to show her weaknesses along with her strengths at Crossfit and Weightlifting. Not to mention a kick-ass bod.
2. Becky Pykett - I I was introduced to Becky before I even began working at Crossfit Colchester and started my Crossfit journey. She inspires me with her strength and determined attitude which always comes across on her social media.
3. Stephanie Knapp - Such a strong woman who you can always spot due to her snazzy tights. However, its not always about those PB's with Steph, she films herself falling off of walls practising handstands and shows the lows as well as the highs.
3. Jackie Perez - This lady is so upfront with her thoughts and opinions on food/training/day to day life. Yes, her shorts are always exceptionally short but she often makes me giggle with her rants and she says exactly what she is thinking.
4. Rachel Campbell - I think you get we are beginning to see a theme here. O M G, the strength of Rachel is admirable and throws around weights I can only dream of (ONE DAY!!)
5. Kara Webb - a Crossfit Games athlete who posts about training and family. She comes across as a really grounded athlete who reminds me how to prioritise life and training.
6. Nicole Lim - I first saw Nicole Lim on Youtube via California Strength when I began Olympic Lifting 5 years ago and I have followed her on her journey ever since. She comes from a gymnastic background and as such a tiny weightlifter, she is incredible.
7. Diane Fu - I recommend following Diane for her awesome Olympic Lifting coaching tips and slow motion videos she provides. She breaks down all the lifts and makes it look so easy. Great way to get your head around those cues that your coach is forever telling you but you have never quite understood (despite nodding your head and telling them "yep, sure, ok".
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