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Kari Pearce: The Life of a CrossFit Games Athlete

August 24, 2021

Kari Pearce is a six-time CrossFit Games athlete and three time Fittest American Female. She is currently the 3rd fittest woman on earth and has been in the top 10 the last five years. Kari represented the United States of America two years in a row (2016-2017) at the CrossFit Invitational. 

During the last five years, Kari has competed in CrossFit all around the world including Dubai, France, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, New York, California, and Wisconsin. She also travels to teach athletes the gymnastics side of CrossFit. Having her extensive background, she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. 


She began her athletic career as a gymnast at the age of 3 and did it for 18 years. Kari was on the Varsity Gymnastics team at the University of Michigan where her team won 4 Big Ten Championships. She earned her degree in Movement Science from the School of Kinesiology and was three time Academic All Big Ten. 


In addition to being a full time athlete, she has developed PowerAbs, which is a core program thousands of people are doing. It incorporates many of the things she learned in her 18 years of gymnastics and through her education to get people stronger and better looking midsections. 


  • 6 Times CrossFit Games Athlete 

  • 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 Fittest American Woman

  • Top 10 Fittest in the World 5 Years in a row 

  • 2 Time Crossfit Invitational Team Member for USA

  • Won “Most Improved” at the CrossFit Games in 2016

  • Holds the New York State 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

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