Happy Mother’s Day! BOXROX is wishing every mother around the world an incredible day. To celebrate, we here highlight 10 incredible athletes and CrossFit mums that are an inspiration to everyone.
You can follow some of these athletes to get tips on how to deal with working out while having a kid around. If you are pregnant, some athletes also offer advice and training tips on their social media.
You can also read an opinion piece written for BOXROX called “9 Things I Learned Being a CrossFit Mom.”
Annie Thorisdottir is a legend in the CrossFit community and this is going to be her first mother’s day celebration. She was the first woman to win the CrossFit Games twice (2011 and 2012). Last year she declined her CrossFit Games invite to give birth to Freyja, her firstborn, in August.
A year after delivering the baby, she is back on her CrossFit journey and has qualified for the Individual Semifinals.
Kara Saunders gave birth to her daughter Scottie in 2019. She is one of the biggest Australian’s athletes, posing a threat to Tia-Clair Toomey’s reign.
Kara Saunders was crowned Australia’s Fittest Woman from 2015 to 2018 and has competed in the CrossFit Games an impressive 7 times. Before becoming a mother, Kara placed 2nd and 4th at the 2017 and 2018 CrossFit Games respectively.
This year she finished second in Oceania’s Individual Quarterfinals, only five points behind Tia-Clair Toomey, and is on track to make yet another Games appearance.
- kara-saunders-mum-and-scotti-baby: Courtesy of Kara Saunders