Kari Pearce

Kari Pearce

Kari Pearce is a five-time CrossFit Games athlete and three-time Fittest American Female. She is currently the fifth fittest woman on earth, and has been in the top 10 for the last four years. Pearce represented the United States of America two years in a row (2016-2017) at the CrossFit Invitational. She was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to New York City in 2013, which is where she currently resides.

Over the course of the last five years, Pearce has competed in CrossFit competitions around the world, including Dubai, France, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, New York, California, and Wisconsin. She travels to teach athletes the gymnastics side of CrossFit and thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

Pearce began her athletic career as a gymnast at the age of 3, and continued gymnastics for 18 years. Pearce was on the Varsity Gymnastics team at the University of Michigan where her team won four Big Ten championships. She earned her degree in movement science from the School of Kinesiology and was three-time Academic All Big Ten.

Accomplishments:

  • 5X CrossFit Games Athlete
  • 2016, 2018, 2019 Fittest American Woman
  • Top 10 Fittest in the World, 4 years in a row
  • Currently 5th Fittest Woman on Earth
  • 2X USA Crossfit Invitational Team Member
  • 2016 “Most Improved” at the CrossFit Games
  • Holds the New York State female bench press record at 240lb
  • Founder of PowerAbs
  • Movement Science Degree from the University of Michigan
  • Member of the University of Michigan Women’s Varsity Gymnastics Team
  • Three Time Academic All Big Ten

What keeps you motivated?

I want to be the best version of myself. In order to do that, I have to put forth my best effort each and every day. In addition to that, I am a very competitive person so I want to become as fit as I possible can.

Why do you love to sweat?

If I don't workout, I do not feel satisfied. There is something about getting a sweat on that gives you a feeling of satisfaction that nothing else does.

What words do you live by?

Work hard, be patient and you will accomplish anything you set your mind to.