Vogue Introduces A New Wave Of Women In Fitness: CrossFit Annie Thorisdottir
CrossFit and Vogue come together to enlighten a fresher take on women and exercise. Instead of showcasing the typical thin, skinny, yogi, aerobic-organic women, Vogue took fitness to a, “constantly varied functional movements at a relatively high-intensity workout”, known as CrossFit that will make you sweat, gain muscle and push you over your limits. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s non-profit organization, LeanIn.Org teamed up with Getty Images to produce a collection of photos that show women in a more “empowering light”. Women whose muscles are visibly seen with descriptions as, “Woman pressing barbell overhead in CrossFIt Gym”, “Women climbing rope in CrossFit gym,” and “Smiling group of friends working out in CrossFit gym”. – Vogue.com. 24-year-old Iceland Native and two-time CrossFit Games champion Annie Thorisdottir is the face and body that is gracing the spreads of Vogue as a returning champion after a sideline injury for her title of the fittest woman on Earth. “CrossFit is about living a healthy life and finding new ways to challenge myself,” Thorisdottir says, dressed for battle in a white tank top, tiny red shorts, and striped knee socks. “How can I push myself to find out what my body’s capable of? Where can it take me?” Today, there are over 9,000 boxes (which CrossFit refers to as their gym), globally as well as the annual CrossFit Games, which offers $275,000 to its champions along with the title “fittest-on-the-plantet.” Annie Thorisdottir wants to inspire young girls to make a healthier lifestyle for themselves, “I’m not preaching that everyone should try to become a CrossFit champion,” she says. “But I want to show them that training can give them more confidence—and that being strong is beautiful.” As an avid woman CrossFitter, this article is inspiring to read, “If there’s an obstacle in your way, you have to figure out how to get over it,” – Thorisdottir states. She proves each and every day in her training and her ability to overcome an injury and is back at the CrossFit games in 2014, anything is possible if you do what you love, push yourself and never be afraid to go above and beyond, even when your training with men and most likely lifting the same weight as them. Check out the whole article on Vogue.com!