These amazing athletes would put you to shame in the gym
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@jamieanderson Age: 24 Sport: Slopestyle
The 24-year-old Olympian is a dynamite athlete and a total badass. She took home gold for Team USA in the inaugural Women’s Slopestyle Event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. And she can do a perfect straddle—upside-down. She’d kick your ass in a handstand contest, and you know it.
@wnba Age: 24 Sport: Basketball
The 3rd overall draft for the WNBA in 2013, Diggins plays for the Tulsa Shock. She could dunk on you and brutally embarrass you on the basketball court.
@mikaelashiffrin Age: 19 Sport: Slalom
Shiffrin is the reigning Olympic, World Cup, and world champion in slalom. She also set the record for most career slalom wins by a teenager on Feb. 23, with 12 wins at just 19. She makes these wide-grip pullups look easy, and she can definitely do more reps than you. Sorry
@mistyonpointe Age: 32 Sport: Ballet
Don’t be offended when we say a ballerina (a soloist with American Ballet Theatre) could kick your ass. It’s nothing personal; just look at those quads. She could drop kick you to death if she wanted.
Heather Jo Clark
@heatherjoclark Age: 34 Sport: MMA
The total badass 34-year-old competes in the Strawweight division of the UFC. We’re serious: She would absolutely kick your ass—and she would totally respect you when you inevitably tapped out.
@alanarblanchard Age: 24 Sport: Surfing
An American professional surfer, Blanchard has been competing since 2005. Most recently, she surfed on the ASP World Tour—and she’s only 24. She’s also a model. A gorgeous surfer model who could probably drown you with one hand.
@camillelbaz Age: 26 Sport: CrossFit
She’s the female winner of the 2014 CrossFit Games, and she qualified for the national championship for weightlifting in Canada. Say what you want about CrossFit, this girl is ripped. We’re willing to bet she could overhead squat you—multiple times.
@kacycatanzaro Age: 25 Sport: Gymnastics
She was the first woman to ever qualify for the finals on American Ninja Warrior. She’s also 4’11’’ of muscle, and it doesn’t matter how strong you think you are—she could trap you in a headlock until you fainted
@sydneyleroux Age: 24 Sport: Soccer
A forward for the Seattle Reign FC and an Olympic gold medalist, Leroux can definitely outrun you. Don’t try to tell us you could beat her in a race.
@hilary_knight Age: 25 Sport: Ice Hockey
Are you kidding? This girl is using battling ropes in the gym with a boot on her foot. She’s tougher than you. And she’s a member of the United States women’s ice hockey team—and an Olympian—so there’s that, too.