Goal: Top 10 Female CrossFit Athlete
Swedish Elin Söderström is 23 years old. She works full time as a police officer but when she's not at work her focus is training and fitness, specifically CrossFit.
Elin discovered CrossFit three years ago from in the beginning she doing it just for fun, it quickly became one of her biggest passions and she is today an active CrossFit competitor.
“CrossFit is one of the most important things in my life.”
All of Elin's spare time is spent at the "box" and her goal is to reach top 10 status among the Swedish female athletes in the sport within the next 5 years.
In contrast to the typical gym "the box" (aka CrossFit gym) doesn't have any mirrors and the Elin explains the feeling to be a little more rough. This removes distraction and it demands a different kind of focus which Elin really enjoys.
“CrossFit is about always doing the best you can with what you have.”
Last year Elin competed in Cyprus, Greece among with other female athletes, some of them on World Champion level, and she came home with a lot of experience that she's using to progress and develop within the sport.
With 5-6 workouts per week Elin is aiming to do more competitions both in Sweden and abroad. A strong passion for something usually also means sacrifices in other areas and Elin's determination to reach her goals transcends into her life in general. She makes sure to always get enough sleep and rest and she is conscious about her food choices.
Elin has a hard headed personality and she wants to look back and know she did everything she could to make it as far as possible within the sport.
See Elin's favorite leggings for CrossFit.
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