She might not be a name you’ve heard of just yet, but when you do she’s definitely not one you’ll easily forget. Christmas Abbott is a tough, tattooed and tantalizing woman who could break your jaw with a punch or your heart with her beauty. Her CrossFit athlete profile has her listed at 5’3’’, 115 lbs. But don’t let her petite physique and pretty smile fool you- this pocket-sized superwoman can deadlift 255 lbs., squat over 225 and have you and I screaming for mercy in milliseconds.
1. She Worked As a Civilian Contractor In Iraq
“It’s seeing these smaller steps leading to these huge monumental life changes.”
2. She Is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and Small Business Owner
She drastically altered her lifestyle, focusing on food and nutrition and her passion for CrossFit. She now owns operates and is the head trainer for CrossFitInvoke in Raleigh, North Carolina.
3. Abbott Is The First Female NASCAR Pit Crew Member
Growing up, Abbott was a huge fan of cars, racing, and fortunately for Michael Waltrip Racing and all of NASCAR, she took a strange interest to tires. Rumor has it she beat her last boyfriend up for not buying Goodyear.
In a sport dominated by men, Abbott became the first female to ever become a NASCAR pit crewmember. But breaking gender boundaries did not come easy. Abbott trained everyday perfecting her skill in order to realize her dream. Watching someone throw themselves dangerously in front of a speeding racecar with an air gun in one hand, unbolting 5 lug nuts, ripping a 60 lb. tire off the car, bolting on new ones and darting across the hood to repeat again and again has never been so fun to watch. Unfortunately for the viewers, you only have about 12 seconds on race day.
4. She’s Battle Proven
5. She’s a Babe