Christmas Abbott

Although we may have already crowned Ashley Kaltwasser as the fitbabe queen of Instagram, another notable sensation is Ms Christmas Abbott.

Although Christmas has “only” 387k followers these days, she is a gigantic Crossfit star. She owns her own crossfit gym in Raleigh. She’s been in the game 8 or 10 years, and it has hardened her body and boosted her strength to an amazing level.

She worked in Iraq as a civilization contractor, leaving college without a degree so that she could go. She is now a Nascar pitcrew member changing tires. She is thirty-five years old, and weighs around 120 lbs. She is known for eating the same thing every day – eggs, peanut butter, and an apple. Her parents named her Christmas because she was born on December 20th, close enough to the holiday to make it count.

Christmas went through some tough times as a young girl, and considered herself angry. She smoked and drank and abused her body. Then one day, I think while she was in Iraq, she had an epiphany and turned her life around. She has been on an intense fitness track ever since. In addition to her signature breakfast, she generally weighs and Continue reading “Christmas Abbott”

Ashley Kaltwasser Instagram Sensation

Ashley Kaltwasser is known for being competitive in the bikini division, as we discussed in our 2015 post on FitBabesBlog. That post details many of her 2014 wins, but she continued to slay the dragon in 2015:

2015 IFBB Nordic Pro 1st
2015 IFBB Olympia Weekend 1st
2015 IFBB Arnold Classic Australia 2nd
2015 IFBB Arnold Sports Festival 1st

As insane as her competitive history is, nothing comes close to the sensationalism of her instagram account. She has 501 posts, and 701k followers. Imagine that for a minute. Within a couple of months, I have no doubt she’ll have a million followers. That is some serious popularity.

She doesn’t really do the youtube thing, which speaks to her focus on the popular IG photo and video sharing site. I checked out a short video clip she posted of herself on IG where she is walking up some stairs in heels on her way out to eat dinner. It’s maybe a 15 second clip. She posted it 3 days ago, and it has already been watched 256,000 times.

For many years, fitness girls have struggled to make ends meet. Nutrition is expensive, as are supplements. Competing is absurdly expensive. The entry fees, the costumes, the hair, the makeup, the tanning. Many have gone into personal training in an attempt to capitalize on their lifestyle, looks, and knowledge. But this type of exposure brings a whole new level to a career in fitness.

Ashely is sponsored by a number of companies, and makes money by marketing them on her instagram posts. Smart move by the companies, considering the captive audience of 700k+ adoring fans. It’s like a one stop shop. Instead of shooting a commercial for, say, a perfume, and then paying to play that on various network/cable channels or printing it in magazines, they just slip her a check and the next thing you know she recommends it to almost a quarter of a million people alongside a photo of her heavenly glutes.

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12/11/16 Update:
I checked today, and Ashley’s instagram account is up to 719k followers. So she has gained 18k followers in 6 days. Let’s call that 3k new followers per day. So she will need about 93 more days to hit one million if my calculation is correct. If I can remember, I’ll check back in three months and update this post with where she’s at!

2016 Elite Muscle Classic Results

Here are the result from the 2016 Elite Muscle Classic November 5, 2016

Women’s Open Bodybuilding
Chareece Johnson 1st
Mary Welch 2nd

Women’s Open Figure D Class
Regina Monroe 1st
Arlene Mitchell 2nd
Darlene Mitchell 3rd
Hayley Laine Fisher 4th
Rachel Cook 5th
Aleia Huffman 6th

Master Women Physique (+35) Class 1
Michelle Jones 1st
Darcey Cupp 2nd
Jennifer Kennedy 3rd
Kelly Akerman 4th

Open Women’s Physique Class A
Mary DiTrolio 1st
Kim Watson-Pitts 2nd
Michelle Jones 3rd
Darcy Cupp 4th
Jennifer Kennedy 5th

Open Bikini Class A
1st Carolina Collazes
2nd Danielle Stallings
3rd Cheaslie Weathers
4th Julia Venessa Fores
5th Maria Shaw
6th Niki Keziah