Greg Glassman developed an intense fitness training regimen over the course of several years. This regimen is now known as CrossFit and it is rapidly growing as a sport. CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements and incorporate aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and much more. The popularity and competitive nature of these workouts have allowed CrossFit to evolve into a globally recognized sport which now features the annual CrossFit Games.

The CrossFit Games attract some of the strongest and most finely tuned athletes in the world. The athletes go through rigorous training in a broad range of exercises that test brute strength and endurance. The events that are held during the CrossFit Games are not announced until hours prior to the start. This surprise element means that those training for the games must expect the unexpected.

CrossFit is a relatively new sport that continues to gain a lot of momentum. In 2011, 26,000 athletes signed up to qualify for the games. In 2015, that number had increased ten-fold to 273,000 hopefuls. With increasing exposure and growing sponsorships, there is more and more prize money available to be won each year. It is estimated that the 2016 CrossFit Games will yield around $2.2 million in prize money. The sport is poised to continue its growth.

It is a unique sport in which competitors cheer and motivate their opponent. The level of camaraderie is exceptional. One thing CrossFit has in common with most other mainstream sports is that it boasts its fair share of sexy ladies. Many female CrossFit athletes have shattered the image of bulky and unflattering muscle-bound woman. Here are 15 of the sexiest female CrossFit athletes in the world.

15. Elisabeth Akinwale 

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Elisabeth Akinwale was competing in the 2011 CrossFit Games just 6-months after being introduced to the sport. She has been in every CrossFit Games since and has found her share of successes. Elisabeth has competed in gymnastics for over 15 years and she also brings a solid background in Olympic-style weightlifting.

In 2014, Akinwale contemplated retirement in the face of injuries and mental fatigue but she changed her training routine. She drew from her competitive nature and the support of fans to overcome her doubts. Elisabeth kicked off the 2014 CrossFit Games by completing a 200-pound hand snatch and followed that up with a 315-foot handstand walk. She continues to compete at the CrossFit Games and despite her youthful beauty, Elisabeth is one of the oldest competitors..

14. Annie Thorisdottir 

16.5 done and that marks the end of a fun 2016 Open! ? Last time I did this workout was at the 14.5 announcement in SF and the workout did not go as I wanted it to. Ever since that moment, I have feared bar facing burpees and told myself that because I am taller than a lot of other athletes, I cannot go as fast as them. We all have these moments that shape who we are and what we believe we can do. Overcoming these often irrational fears and misconceived beliefs is a big part of growing as and athlete and as an individual. Today this belief changed for me. I improved my 14.5 score by more than two minutes and was left on the floor happier than I have been in a while. These moments are what makes this all worth it. Not the attention, not medals – but personal growth. #allsmiles #growth #enjoythejourney

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Annie Thorisdottir is one of CrossFit’s sexiest and leading competitors. The only women to win the CrossFit Games twice, Annie won both the 2011 and 2012 games. She was also a silver medalist in the 2010 and 2014 CrossFit Games. The two-time Fittest Woman on Earth’s other accomplishments include winning the 2013 Dubai Fitness Competition which won her $177,000 in prize money. Annie showed her brawn and endurance by defeating NFL running back Justin Forsett in a push-up contest and she did all this while she was recovering from a back injury that kept her sidelined for 2013.

In 2015, Annie battled fatigue and heat stroke which would ultimately force her to withdraw from the CrossFit Games. Fans of the sport are hoping that Thorisdottir can bounce back and find success in the 2016 games. At 26-years-old, Anna definitely has youth on her side.

13. Brooke Ence 

While she was attending the University of Utah as a modern dance major, the bewitching Brooke Ence dreamed of dancing in New York for a famous company like Alvin Ailey or Mia Michaels. While auditioning for a gig in Las Vegas, Brooke was introduced to CrossFit and she has since dedicated herself to the sport. She has competed in every CrossFit Games since 2010.

Brooke has a merciless training schedule and after the workouts are over, Ence likes to sleep or spend time near a beach or a pool. She has an interest in business which she pursued to launch her own brand of shoes, NOBULL Trainers, in 2015. Brooke Ence is also a trainer and coach at CrossFit West, in Santa Cruz.

12. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet 

CrossFit competitor Camille Leblanc-Bazinet participated in high-level gymnastics up until she sustained an injury. After recovering, Camille turned to soccer, volleyball, rugby, and flag football while also enjoying half marathons and skiing.

At a team rugby team party, a man told her that she was not in shape. She accepted a challenge that saw her try CrossFit. She was quickly hooked and has found herself competing in each CrossFit Games since 2010, ultimately winning the 2014 games. Her training schedule includes CrossFit as well as a steady regime of weight training that allows her to keep her spot on the Canadian Olympic Weightlifting team.

The dark-haired beauty was unable to win a second Fittest Woman on Earth in 2015 and is now vigorously training for the 2016 games. She finds time to attend the University of Sherbrooke, where she is completing her Chemical Engineering degree.

11. Andrea Ager 

Andrea Ager is another enthusiast that fell in love with CrossFit from the moment she first tried it in 2010 andCrossFit fans fell in love with her. She competed in 2011 capturing a 5th place finish with her team in her first CrossFit Games. Since then she has been able to parlay her talent and pretty looks into sponsorships. Even though her and her team are in training for the 2016 games, Andrea finds time to hold frequent AGERBOMB seminars which are like a seven-hour training camp that features athletics and motivational speaking. It would be worth the $150 just to hear her talk about basic gymnastics and snatch work.

10. Jenn Jones 

So long to a much needed over due vacation. #memories #love #readytogethacktoit #savageswim @savageswim

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Jenn Jones found her passion for gymnastics starting at the age of three. At seven-years-old, she was already competing at the highest levels of her age bracket. She had over 100 competitions under her belt by the time she earned her nursing degree from Western Michigan University.

While she worked as a full-time nurse, her thirst for competition was growing. She got started with CrossFit and soon after decided to train for her ultimate challenge. Now, she has been competing in the CrossFit Games since 2011. Jones admits that she was a little clumsy at her first competition. She dropped a bar on her shin, got light-headed, and was not able to finish her first CrossFit Games.

Jenn is focused on the 2016 games where she hopes to become The Fittest Woman on Earth. She fills her training days with heavy exercise combined with skill sessions and coaching. The days that she works her part-time nursing job are equally as long and tiring. We hope it pays off.

9. Rebecca Miller

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“Becca” Miller has always been athletically inclined. From a very young age, she was playing soccer and competing in gymnastics. She played high school basketball and then she discovered CrossFit. She is a gorgeous veteran of the sport and is the only woman to compete in every CrossFit Games to date. She has taken her knowledge and experience into coaching where she has earned several certifications. She owns the Training Yard in Toluca Lake, California, where she coaches and trains other keen CrossFitters. She married CrossFit competitor Erik Miller on September 26th, 2015. Erik founded and owns Charles River CrossFit. He competes as a master of Olympic Weightlifting.

They are both training hard to achieve fitness supremacy in the upcoming CrossFit Games.

8. Ruth Anderson Horrell 

Anyone who even attempts to lift 300-pounds should get respect. Ruth Anderson Horrell is able to deadlift 375-pounds. She has been competing in the CrossFit Games since 2011 but missed the 2015 games due to having surgery. The alluring Australian has her sights set on being the best CrossFit athlete in her country while also earning a spot on the Commonwealth Games’ Weightlifting team.

She is a co-owner of CrossFit Invercargill where is also a coach. While the rigors of extreme training demand a lot of time, Ruth demonstrates her compassionate side by filling in at a small animal hospital. Fans and fellow enthusiast can go to her website and order CrossFit accessories.

7. Julie Foucher

This four-time participant in the CrossFit games is very special. Julie Foucher has never finished outside of the top 5 in the games. She is athletic, sexy and extremely smart. After competing in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 CrossFit Games, Julie focused her attention on her medical studies and missed the 2013 games. She returned to competition in 2014 and finished 3rd. Sadly, during the 2015 games, she was injured on the second day doing box jumps. Amazingly, this stunning firecracker returned to compete in a medical boot.

The 27-year-old announced that 2015 was her last CrossFit games. She plans to continue her current work as a seminar trainer but her primary focus is on becoming a primary care physician.

6. Katie Hogan

Her story is a familiar one. A friend introduced her to CrossFit and Katie hasn’t looked back. Her competitive nature is revealed when she says “I want to tear it apart. I want to eat the dumbbells and scare everyone around me.” It’s obvious that this vixen is not to be messed with.

CrossFit liberated Katie from her comfy deskjob, and her decision to forgo the regular pay, 401k, and benefits for CrossFit has paid dividends. When she isn’t training to compete she is coaching and training others and she couldn’t be happier.

She rebounded in 2011 from a herniated disc suffered in late 2009. In her return, she was forced to confront her fear of sharks by competing in the 210-meter ocean swim event. She completed the challenge but her time was not good. She went on to overcome a couple more minor difficulties and finished the CrossFit Games in 20th place.

5. Christmas Abbott

WHO?????? Is the #fanfriday WINNER??? Well, you will have to see on my weekly newsletter from ChristmasAbbott.com ? I just wrapped up an amazing project with @oxygenmagazine and a photo shoot with @itsjillianclark (featured) and have A TON OF STUFF TO SHARE! But….you have to head to my website and sign up to get the deats! Yep, I worked this weekend. ? I just couldn't help myself. I'm so grateful for this life and all that it brings. The hustle doesn't stop but neither does the appreciation!!! ❤️ Heading back to RDU for some work with the #SQUAD and to hang with #thepartner and the #rents ❤️ They warm my heart so! @badassbodydiet #christmasabbott #relentlessrebel #hustleit #missboss #relentlesslife #squad

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At one time, Christmas Abbott smoked too much and drank too much. She punished her body and was unable to run a mile. Abbott’s life changed in 2006 while she was in Iraq working as a civilian contractor. After watching a CrossFit video, she quit smoking and became a disciple of CrossFit.

When she returned from Iraq, Christmas began coaching CrossFit. Abbott is a blonde knockout who now possesses a very tight, well-tuned body and she owns CrossFit Invoke in North Carolina. She wants to show other women that it is possible to be strong and beautiful while also being feminine. She has channeled her weightlifting prowess to become the first ever female to join a NASCAR pit crew.

Her diverse interests, good looks, and drive to be the best have opened the possibilities of Abbott having her own reality television show. Until then, she continues to train hard for the 2016 CrossFit Games.

4. Jackie Perez 

The incredibly stunning and fit Jackie Perez is a motivated individual. Growing up, Jackie got involved with as many sports as she could. She has been competing in the CrossFit Games since 2010 and has acquired several coaching and training certifications.She earned a BS in Kinesiology at Cal-State where she also played a lot of volleyball. She competes in CrossFit and she has been coaching for the past several years. Jackie is a member of AdventureFit Travel which combines her love of CrossFit with her love of travel and experiencing other cultures.

This 5’4” dynamo is able to deadlift 265-pounds and has completed a personal best of 44 pull-ups.

The 28-year-old fox is competing to become The Fittest Woman on Earth at the 2016 CrossFit Games.

3. Madelyn Curley

She has movie star looks and a highly tuned physique. Madelyn Curley is an actress and writer’s assistant who resides in Hollywood. She is an avid CrossFit competitor who has an extensive background in gymnastics. After finishing college, Madelyn decided to give up gymnastics and pursue an acting career. She has appeared on several television shows such as Cold Case.

Her workout and training schedule is hectic and she wants to focus on her weaker areas such as deadlifts, running, rowing and swimming. Writing, acting and competing in CrossFit can be a balancing act but she is determined to focus on all three for now. She would make one heck of a superhero on the big screen.

2. Denae Brown 

This Australian looker discovered CrossFit when she was 29. She had trained for the 2012 CrossFit Games but was unable to compete after finding out she was pregnant. She took the following year off and appeared to be done with competition. It was in 2014 that she decided to return to CrossFit. While she is one of the older competitors, she continues to train and compete at a high level. Her strengths in CrossFit are the deadlift and other physical strength oriented events. In 2014, she was considered the fittest woman outside of North America on top of earning the title of “Fittest Mum.” It is obvious that she will not easily give in to age.

We look forward to seeing the sexy Denae in a few more CrossFit Games.

1. Katrin Tanja Davidsdóttir

Throwback to warm weather & summer in Morocco '14 ?

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The lovely Katrin Tanja Davidsdóttir is young, strong and outrageously fit. The native of Iceland is the reigning Fittest Woman on Earth having won the 2015 CrossFit Games. Winning the 2015 games was a great achievement considering that she failed to qualify in 2014. She looks to become just the second repeat winner in the brief history of the games and, at 23-years-old, she has plenty of time to add to her awards and titles in CrossFit.

Her love affair with the sport started in September 2011 when she was just 18. Like many female CrossFit competitors, Katrin has a long history of competitive gymnastics as well as a year of track and field. She believes that mental toughness is just as important as physical strength. We will soon find out if she has what it takes to repeat her title.

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