Sara Sigmundsdóttir and Katelin Van Zyl Host Empowering Women’s Lifting Event in Brisbane, Australia

November 27, 2023 by
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Sara Sigmundsdóttir and Katelin Van Zyl hosted an intimate Women’s Lift Event on November 21, at LSKD HQ, in Brisbane, Australia, with 50 women in attendance.

The event focused on empowering women to embrace the wonderful things their bodies can do, instead of worrying about what their bodies look like, as Sigmundsdóttir shared on her Instagram post:

  • “It’s so cool to see us females being a step closer of not (sic) being obsessed about aesthetics rather focusing on what are (sic) body and our mind is capable of and our body showing us the reward of our hard work.”
  • “Contributing to normalizing the strong and muscular female body types still continues to be one of my main goals in life.”

Both CrossFit Games athletes are passionate about promoting strength training for women, as Van Zyl shares: 

  • We love supporting and encouraging women to feel beautiful in their bodies and encouraging them to train.”

Van Zyl believes that strength training for women is hugely important for, “mental health, longevity of life and how amazing it makes you feel!” 

Sigmundsdóttir, an Icelandic native, is currently in Australia and was preparing to compete as an Individual at the upcoming Down Under Championship, in Wollongong, Australia from Dec 1-3. Unfortunately, a setback in her training forced her to withdraw. 

As a brand ambassador for LSKD, she is one of several international athletes who are in attendance at Australia’s largest off-season CrossFit competition, the Down Under Championship.  

Other international athletes that will be making the trip down under to compete at the Down Under Championship include Chandler Smith (USA), Noah Ohlsen (USA), Tola Morakinyo (USA), Dani Speegle (USA), Emily Rethwill (USA), Jessi Smith (USA), and Anikha Greer (Canada).

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