CrossFit Games Moms Adjust to Motherhood, Seek Balance

January 20, 2021 by
Courtesy of Kara Saunders: https://www.instagram.com/karasaundo/

When four-time CrossFit Games athlete Valerie Voboril became pregnant in 2011, she was one of the only elite CrossFit females to become a mother. A support network of the fittest moms on earth just didn’t exist, Voboril explained. 

  • “I wasn’t brave enough to reach out to women like Annie Sakamoto. I think I maybe reached out to (2009 CrossFit Games champion) Tanya Wagner, but there just weren’t the same resources out there for competitive CrossFit athletes, and we weren’t talking and checking in with each other about what we were experiencing,” said Voboril, the only woman in history to reach the podium at the CrossFit Games after having a baby, a feat she achieved in 2013.

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