Here are some of the fittest female athletes in our midst today.
# 21: Ultrarunner Amelia Boone
This ultrarunner is a corporate bankruptcy attorney by profession but she is a CrossFit enthusiast and a Spartan race winner.
# 20: Missy Franklin of USA Swimming Team
Olympic gold medalist and record holder, Missy does not fool around when it comes to her training. She takes in power and explosiveness into the pool making her one of the fittest female athletes in the water.
# 19: UFC fighter Ronda Rousey
Ronda is one of the most popular UFC fighters in the whole world. With her sheer talent in the octagon, it is not really surprising that she has a lot of fans everywhere.
# 18: Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx
The 2014 WNBA MVP has the heart of a champion and the tenacity of a fighter. This is especially true during her workouts. She is considered one of the fittest athletes in the world of basketball.
# 17: Ali Krieger of the Washington Spirit
Ali is one tough defender. This has probably has a lot to do with her plyometrics training and other speed drills during training.
# 16: USA Gymnast Gabby Douglas
Gabby is able to combine agility and gracefulness in her 4’11” frame giving her the nickname “Flying Squirrel.”
# 15: Crossfit athlete Samantha Briggs
The Briggs biceps. Need we say more?
# 14: Rock climber Ashima Shiraishi
Ashima integrates flexibility and power in the sport. It makes her seem like she’s dancing on her way up rather than climbing. That is why she is one of the best in the world.
# 13: Track & Field athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Nicknamed “Pocket Rocket,” this 5-foot runner is one explosive sprinter on the track.
# 12: Ice Hockey player Meghan Duggan
Olympian medalist Duggan uses circuit training to help her perform above expectations in her sport.
# 11: Pole vaulter Jenn Suhr
Jenn is not the world’s number one for no reason. This New York native has more U.S. national championships in her career than you can count with your two hands.
# 10: Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings
The 6’3” mom of three kids still poses a threat when taking the court thanks to pilates and plyometric training.
# 9: UFC fighter Holly Holm
The 5’8”, 135-lb fighter is the first person to ever bag top spots in two combat sports – mixed martial arts and boxing.
# 8: Maggie Steffens of USA Water Polo Team
Pull-ups and ab workouts are just some of the exercises Maggie uses in the gym to bring her A-game in the pool.
# 7: Boxer Claressa Shields
She has been introduced to the sport at a young age of 11 and now reaps the rewards of being the first woman to take home a gold in boxing.
# 6: Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen
She is considered one of the fittest female athletes because her 5’10” 126-lbs frame is packed with such strength. It led to her 12 straight ITU World Triathlon top honors.
# 5: Tennis player Serena Williams
Serena is one of the most talented female athletes on the planet as she showcases her strength in every tennis match.
# 4: Katie Ledecky of USA Swimming Team
Ledecky has been winning gold at the Olympics left and right since the age of 15 years old.
# 3: Simone Biles of USA Gymnastics Team
Simone was one of the most popular female athletes in the Rio Olympics bagging top honors in her field.
# 2: Runner Allyson Felix
There is no doubt about Allyson’s talent as she has accumulated 18 Olympics medals where 13 of them are all gold.
# 1: Heptathlon athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill
It is already grueling enough to train for one sport but to take on seven requires determination and fitness at the highest level. This is what Jessica brings to the world of sport as she is one of the fittest female athletes on the planet.