“CrossFit has completely changed my life”

In the world of CrossFit, there are stories that inspire, stories that challenge, and stories that redefine what is possible. One such story belongs to Sara Sigmundsdóttir, an Icelandic powerhouse CrossFit athlete.  

Acknowledging that she was once "the fat kid" in school, Sara decided to embark on a fitness journey to change her physical appearance and, as she humorously puts it, "get a boyfriend." Under the impression she needed to get skinner, Sara agreed to do a spin bike session with her dad and absolutely hated it.

“I didn't train or anything until I was 17”

“I was always raw strong but like for a girl to be raw strong at that time was just like embarrassing, and I didn't want boys to know how strong I was because I was so embarrassed about it”

“I think that's what a lot of people are afraid of...and I was one of them”

Despite her fear of judgment and societal expectations, she was determined to find another way. Sara started working out at a hotel gym, embracing her strength, and paving the way for breaking free from these stereotypes.

“You just have to remind yourself of why you're doing this”

"Are you doing this because of people's expectations of you or are you actually doing it because you love it?”

Fast forward a decade, and Sara has become a force to be reckoned with in the CrossFit world. After gaining her Level 1 CrossFit coaching certificate, she opened a gym and hired a coach to elevate her game. The breakthrough came in 2015 when she finished third in the CrossFit Games Open and secured a victory in the Meridian Regional. Sara came back in 2016 with an almost identical performance to take fourth in the CrossFit Games Open and another win in the Meridian Regional. However, 2017 brought setbacks as Sara suffered a broken rib during her off-season, and only to break the same rib again during the 2019 CrossFit Games, leading to her withdrawal.

Sara hopes to inspire people with her story to help motivate others to lead a healthier life and work hard to achieve their goals.

“What I want to be known for is that people start to look inside themselves versus comparing themselves to everybody else”

“I want people to look at me and see if she could do it, I can do it also”

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