If you thought balancing WODs and work was hard, try throwing motherhood into the mix. These 9 CrossFit Moms make it work, and it’s seriously inspiring.


1. Elisabeth Akinwale

Take it from The Morning Chalk Up team, balancing 100K+ IG followers, 5 CrossFit Regional appearances, 4 runs at the Games, and motherhood is no small feat. But this Mom handles it like a pro. (Need a new couple to fangirl? She and her husband have got you covered).

2. Val Voboril

Val’s CrossFit Games appearances ended up with 5th place in 2014, 3rd in 2013, and 5th in 2012. All while working as a full time Mom and teacher. Oh, and this video will make you feel like a squid.

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3. Annie Sakamoto

Let’s talk legends. CrossFit vets, you’ll remember her from the CrossFit Nasty Girl video. She one of the CrossFit OG’s. She’s a four-time Games athletes (one team, two individual, one masters), coach at CrossFit Santa Cruz Central, and Mom. Need proof, check out her CrossFit Games bio-pic. It’s charming.

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4. Anna Hulda

What doesn’t Dr. Anna Hulda Ólafsdóttir do? She’s is a full-time professor at the University of Iceland, mom to two, Nordic champion of weightlifting, CrossFit Coach at CrossFit Reykjavík Virtuosity, and a Games athlete. If you need us, we’ll be counting her abs.

5. Lauren Brooks

This 2014’s 7th Fittest Women on earth and Mama may not have competed in the open since 2015 (due to injury), but she can still back squat 375. Quad goals? You bet.

6.Denae Brown

This self-declared World’s Fittest Mum, is another Australian athlete you should know. This Mom is a four-times Regional Competitor and three-times CF Games Qualifier (though she only competed twice, due to pregnancy). Watching her make salad is better than Saturday Night Live.

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7.Jenny Jacobsen

Flex your bicep. Yep, this mom’s is bigger. Jacobson slayed the Europe’s Masters division in 2015 and 2016. Now you can find her coaching at CrossFit Nordic, mastering the handstand walk, and jumping on trampolines. It’s called balance.

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8. Shellie Edington

What’s cooler than telling your friends that Mom beasts the Central East. This Mama has come in the top three in her region since 2012 (at 53-years-young), and she’s a 5x CrossFit Masters Games champ. You can find her at Fit Club doing partner WODs with her husband and kids on the weekend.

9. Ashley Horner

She may not be a Games athlete, but if you know Reebok (and we know you do), you’ve seen this tatted-up Mom of two flex in all her fit glory. What else? Sometimes she runs 223 miles through Haiti in 3 days to to raise funds for the Maison Fortuné Orphanage.


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