Christmas Abbott is not your typical professional CrossFit athlete. Christmas is 35 years old, grew up in Texas, is the first woman to be seen on a NASCAR pit crew, and yes, she was born on December 20th, close enough to Christmas day that her mom decided to name her after it. She’s also a ridiculously good looking fitness model who couldn’t take a bad photo if she tried and makes most CrossFitters look ordinary, which isn’t easy. What makes Christmas stand out from the crowd is her strikingly gorgeous girl-next-door look and heavily clad tattooed, perfectly buff, badass body. Yes, that’s our girl. Christmas Abbott is one hell of a beauty!
Christmas hasn’t always been athletic. In her early 20s Christmas left college, went to Iraq as a civilian contractor for 4 years (hence the large gun tattooed on her right upper thigh) and was a heavy smoker. After her return from Iraq in 2006 Christmas started exercising and one year later her CrossFit journey began. She fell totally in love with CrossFit and since then has loved every painful minute of it.
Christmas moved to North Carolina and in 2010 opened CrossFit Invoke and became proud owner and head coach for the Level 1 Seminar. She went on to lead the CrossFit Invoke team to place 3rd at the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Team Regionals and 16th place at the 2011 CrossFit Games. Since then Christmas ventured into the world of NASCAR in 2012 as a front tire changer and her training took a new turn. Each year she has continued to be a fierce CrossFit competitor at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, plus in many other Olympic weightlifting and fitness competitions.
Christmas has had a life changing experience due to CrossFit. She loves working out with her companion and English Bulldog, Fran. Her favorite workouts are heavy and fast and she enjoys anything dynamic, especially with a team. You can’t help but love Christmas for her to-die-for confidence and smile, badass attitude, outgoing personality and her determination and motivation to change lives, one badass body at a time. She’s an inspiration to all women around the world… women want to be her, and men want to be as strong as her. What can we say, it’d be like Christmas for Christmas every single day of the year!
Another reason why we LOVE Christmas is for her awesome moto:
Be Fucking Unstoppable. – Christmas Abbott
- Clean & Jerk 170 lb
- Snatch 140 lb
- Deadlift 255 lb
- Back Squat 225 lb
- Max Pull-ups 35
Diet and Training:
Christmas eats strict Paleo and weighs and measures her food. She’s all about clean eating and listening to her body. She still has cheat days, because well, she’s only human!
From the beginning of her CrossFit career, Christmas has always trained alone and without a coach. She also writes her own programming. Her training involves multiple workouts two times a week. She’ll typically do several workouts in one session. For example, she loves to start her sessions with some Olympic weightlifting at medium weight, then she’ll go heavy and do a strength workout. Next she’ll do a metabolic conditioning workout that will last about 12 to 20 minutes. Lastly she’ll finish up with a buyout, such as muscle ups or working on a skill or the core. She loves lifting weights and pushing herself past what she thinks she’s capable of. Christmas owns, coaches and trains at her box CrossFit Invoke, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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- Reebok Mens and Womens CrossFit Lifter Plus 2.0 Shoe
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- Booty Shorts
- Unbroken Designs Weightlifting Belt
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- WODies 2in1 WOD Grips
- FitBelt Running Belt
- The Badass Body Diet
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Failure only comes when you stop trying. Do NOT quit. – Christmas Abbott
Ilona Andersen says
Hi… I am a woman 45 years old, i think i like to drink sometimes little too much 🙁 I would do anything to stop and train like crazy, but i need help, i cant do it on my owen…
Hi Ilona, first get a copy of Christmas’s book The Badass Body Diet, and second find your local CrossFit gym. See if they do a free trial and go in and take a class. You’ll love it! Working out with a team is super motivating and having a great CrossFit community behind you will be excellent for your health. Also implementing Christmas’s diet plan will help you kick your drinking habit in no time at all! Good luck! You can do it! 🙂