Weight 130 lbs
Age 33 (born 1990)
Country of origin France
Squat 220 lbs
Deadlift 285 lbs
Clean & Jerk 165 lbs
As she grew up and began searching for a career, Celia tried her hand at being a lifeguard as well as doing hair and makeup. In order to get back and forth to her job, around the time she was 19 years old, she began taking driving instruction. Her instructor was the son of a long-time Crossfit trainer, and told her all about the sport, encouraging her to give it a try.
In her early 20’s, Celia began applying herself to her new favorite sport, and began to see her potential.
Her first few Crossfit competitions didn’t go as well as planned. Celia was quite fit, but not very strong. So she started placing a lot of focus on weightlifting and getting stronger.
Celia was ranked 8th in France and 386th in the world as recently as 2020.
Weight 152 lbs
Home Country Canada
Age 34 (born 1989)
Emily grew up in Kamloops British Columbia. She was a National level gymnast for many years, but retired from that sport at the age of 22. She subsequently competed in Track & Field as a pole vaulter, but within a year switched over to Crossfit. She grew up in a very active family, always chasing after and competing with her big brother. Their family was always hiking, biking, swimming, and skiing. Fun fact: Emily’s mom was a javelin thrower, and made the Olympic team for Canada! Meanwhile her dad was a collegiate wrestler and weightlifter. Emily says she loves to travel and scrapbook, and has been an avid piano player since she was 5 years old.
2023 Crossfit Games Ranking 12th
2022 Crossfit Games Ranking 40th
2021 Crossfit Games Ranking 15th
2020 Crossfit Open Ranking 110th
2019 Crossfit Games Ranking 18th
“I’ve learned that even if you are good enough to compete with the top girls, if you don’t believe you belong, you wont. I’ve hired a mental coach this year and it has made a world of a difference in the way I think, act and compete.”
How did you get into Crossfit?
I started crossfit at the end of 2014 and just passed my ‘5 year anniversary’. I was helping my husband (boyfriend at the time), who was a personal trainer and had a booth at a local crossfit competition, with selling stuff. We were watching the girls and he said to me “you should try that, you’d be good at it”. I politely declined and then found myself two weeks later visiting my cousin in California getting pulled along to a class and LOVING IT. I was obsessed with learning all the movements and spent hours at the gym. The type of training brought me back to my gymnastics days and I loved that feeling of getting a new skill and getting stronger and fitter.
Here’s a compilation video of Emily…
In the world of CrossFit, few names shine as brightly as Tia-Clair Toomey. A powerhouse athlete from Australia, Toomey has not only conquered the CrossFit Games but has also become an inspiration for fitness enthusiasts worldwide. Her journey from humble beginnings to becoming a multiple-time CrossFit Games champion is a testament to her dedication, determination, and unwavering spirit.
Biography: Rising from Down Under
Tia-Clair Toomey was born on July 22, 1993, in Nambour, Queensland, Australia. Her early life was marked by a love for sports, with a particular focus on track and field. Little did she know that her passion for athletics would eventually lead her to the world of CrossFit.
Toomey’s introduction to CrossFit came in 2013 when she walked into a local gym in Gladstone, Queensland. It was here that she discovered her true calling and embarked on a journey that would reshape her life. Her innate athleticism, combined with her unrelenting work ethic, quickly set her apart from her peers.
Competition History: From Novice to Champion
Toomey’s rise through the ranks of CrossFit was nothing short of remarkable. She quickly progressed from local competitions to regional events and eventually earned her spot on the grand stage of the CrossFit Games.
Her debut at the CrossFit Games came in 2015, where she finished a respectable 11th place. This initial taste of competition only fueled her desire to excel further. Toomey’s breakthrough moment arrived in 2017 when she secured her first CrossFit Games victory and was crowned the “Fittest Woman on Earth.”
This victory marked the beginning of a dominant era for Toomey. She went on to defend her title in 2018, solidifying her status as one of the sport’s premier athletes. Her performances showcased a remarkable blend of strength, agility, and mental resilience that left spectators and fellow competitors in awe.
Physical Attributes: Beyond the Stats
Standing at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) and weighing around 150 pounds (68 kg), Toomey possesses a compact yet immensely powerful physique. Her dedication to training and nutrition has resulted in a body that is finely tuned for the rigors of CrossFit.
While exact measurement statistics might not be readily available, Toomey’s athleticism is evident in her performances. Her explosive power, endurance, and ability to master a diverse range of movements make her a force to be reckoned with in any CrossFit event.
Personal Insights: Behind the Athlete
Beyond the sweat-drenched arena of competition, Tia-Clair Toomey is known for her down-to-earth personality and relatability. Her journey to success has been marked by moments of vulnerability, setbacks, and triumphs. She has openly shared her struggles and challenges, becoming a source of inspiration for individuals facing their own obstacles.
Toomey’s commitment to personal growth extends beyond the gym. She holds a degree in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, showcasing her dedication to understanding the science behind her training. Her holistic approach to fitness emphasizes the importance of mental strength and well-being alongside physical prowess.
Quotes: Words of Wisdom
Toomey’s journey is punctuated by words of wisdom that reflect her mindset and approach to life:
– “If you want something bad enough, you will find a way.”
– “Failure is only a stepping stone to success.”
– “The only thing that’s holding you back is the limitations you put on yourself.”
– “You have to be patient and trust the process.”
These quotes encapsulate Toomey’s relentless determination and positive outlook, serving as beacons of motivation for those striving to achieve their goals.
Relationship Status: A Love Story on and off the Gym Floor
Tia-Clair Toomey’s personal life took a momentous turn when she met Shane Orr, a fellow CrossFit athlete and coach. Their shared passion for fitness blossomed into a romantic relationship, and in 2017, they tied the knot. Shane Orr has been a pillar of support for Toomey, both as a life partner and as a coach who understands her strengths and areas of improvement.
Together, Tia-Clair Toomey and Shane Orr exemplify the power of teamwork and dedication. Their partnership showcases the profound impact that unwavering support can have on an athlete’s journey to greatness.
Continuing the Legacy: What the Future Holds
Despite a recent pregnancy, Tia-Clair Toomey continues to dominate the world of CrossFit. Her remarkable achievements, dedication to excellence, and inspirational journey have solidified her status as one of the sport’s all-time greats.
While the specifics of Toomey’s future endeavors might have evolved since then, one thing remains certain: her legacy will endure as a testament to the incredible heights that can be reached through a combination of talent, hard work, and unshakable determination.
In conclusion, Tia-Clair Toomey’s story is one of triumph over adversity, of pushing boundaries and redefining what’s possible. Her journey from a small town in Australia to the global stage of CrossFit serves as a source of inspiration for athletes and enthusiasts alike. As her journey continues to unfold, one can only imagine the new heights she’ll conquer and the lives she’ll continue to touch along the way.
By the way, when asked if she will ever pose nude, Toomey scoffs and says her body doesn’t have enough curves, and as a professional athlete she fears it would hurt her career.
Stephanie Sanzo is a famous fitness influencer and personal trainer from Australia. She gained quite a bit of unwanted flab after birthing two children, and started a fitness journey that resonated with thousands of fans.
Weight: 120 lbs
Born: 1987 (36 as of this original post)
Marital Status: Married (to Jamie Bisset)
Bio and Misc:
Stephanie is a mom two a boy (Diezel) and a girl (Maya), two children from her first marriage.
She has irritable bowel syndrome, and has publicly talked about the effect it’s had on her psyche and social life.
She has dealt with pelvic floor issues related to her two pregnancies, and is never ashamed to share her story with other women.
“Being strong isn’t just about lifting big weights. I’ve gotten through tough things in my life. Being strong is a mental thing, and to me it’s about resilience.”
“My favorite podcast varies, but I like Tony Robbins and others that tend to pump me up and keep me positive.”
“The biggest piece of advice I’ve ever been given is: get over it. Also, don’t look at problems as problems, but as opportunities to grow and get better.”
It was reported that Stephanie entered a bodybuilding competition in 2013, where she placed 2nd. She competed three other times, but stopped when she found it was having negative effects on her health.
Stephanie’s most popular channel is on Instagram. She has over 3.2 million followers!
You probably also want to check out Frida…
Danielle is a Crossfit Games athlete as well as a coach. Her Instagram is
She currently has around 72k followers. It sounds like she attended college on a scholarship for pole vaulting. She is an incredible athlete. Maybe some of that is genetics – her parents were Olympians. She finished 20th in the 2020 Crossfit Games, and took 11th place in 2019. She is 24 years old, and stunningly gorgeous. This girl could model. And her body looks like it belongs to a greek goddess.
Alexis is another young xfit competitor. She is 21 years old, 5’5″ tall, and weighs around 138 lbs. She lives in the Salt Lake City area. She was ranked 104th in the US this year. She has 14k followers on her instagram channel. She got into Crossfit a few years ago after suffering some injuries in gymnastics. She was also dealing with some back problems a few years ago, but hopefully she can stay healthy and competitive.
Stephanie is a very popular Crossfitter who has steadily improved her ranking over the years. At 28 years old, she has gone from 130th a few years ago to 46th this year. She is 5’5″ and weighs around 150 lbs. She’s built up quite a following on instagram, with 166k fans:
Steph’s father is Taiwanese, and her parents enrolled her at an early age in gymnastics to help use up some of her excess energy. Like many girls in gymnastics, she suffered some injuries. This gal has a lot of personality, and she is driven to enjoy herself while competing.
Zummer is a tiny little stick of dynamite. She weighs around 135 lbs, and stands only 5′ tall. She is 26 years old. I couldn’t find any recent competition stats, and her US/worldwide rank isn’t really relevant for that reason. She is from Puerto Rico. She has around 60k fans on her instagram account
She has an addictive smile!
These fitness models/athletes may not be “new” as in new to the scene. Some of them have been around for years or even decades. But they may be new to you. So check them out and let me know what you think!
1) Tiffany Rodee is a mom of 3, a teacher, and she competes. I see that she won 1st place in the Class C 2019 NPC Southeast Texas Championships. Her Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/tiffernhtown/ and she currently has 6,007 followers.
2) Dana Shemesh is an IFBB Pro. She placed 8th in the 2019 IFBB St. Louis Pro Women’s Physique category. She has been a personal trainer for over fifteen years. Her Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/dana.shemesh.ifbb.pro/?hl=en, and she has 58k followers. She is from Israel.
3) Jessica Gubenschek is a figure competitor, online fitness coach, and fitness model. Her InstaGram is https://www.instagram.com/fit.by.jg/ and she looks to have around 17,800 followers right now. She lives in Canada, stands 5’8″ tall, and typically weighs around 175 lbs in the off-season or around 150 lbs when competing. She won 3rd place in H Class of the 2019 NPC North America Championships Figure contest.
4) Katie Cork is a crossfit athlete and as far as I can tell she does not compete in figure or fitness contests. Her InstaGram is https://www.instagram.com/katiecork/ and she is quite popular with 166k followers. She lives in the United Kingdom, and is a hairdresser for her “day job”.
5) Laura Marie Masse graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in interior architecture. She is a fitness model, and lately has began competing in the NPC bikini division. Laura is really popular on Instagram. Her account is https://www.instagram.com/lauramariemasse/, and she has 316k followers. She is getting ready to turn 32 years old. She always seems to be in tip-top shape.
It’s pretty rare that I cover a Chinese fitness model or bodybuilder. It doesn’t seem like it is a wildly popular pastime in China, and I supposed I’m just not exposed to much of the mainland China culture. But today we have an exception!
Yuan Herong works as a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. She is thirty years old, and was recently married. Although she dreamed of being a Kung Fu fighter when she was a kid, her parents, who are in the medical industry, forced her to follow medicine as a career. Darn parents!
Yuan has a tiny waist, and surprisingly broad shoulders. her quads are well-developed, and as you can see her abs are no joke.
She has competed at various times, and in fact I read some news stories that she was dieting for a bodybuilding competition when the Covid-19 virus took root in China. But I am not able to find any competition history to list for her.
Yuan has 400k followers on her Instagram account