I’m a straight girl, and I spend more time than I’d like to admit looking at pictures of fit chicks on the internet. Why? I don’t know. I used to think it was weird until my girlfriends admitted they do it, too!
I think it’s perfectly normal to have big, giant, non-romantic crushes on girls. If you don’t, you’re probably lying to yourself. Let’s take a moment to appreciate greatness.
1. Izabel Goulart
Who’s that you ask? Ever heard of the Victoria’s Secret Angels? She’s the one with the enviable abs. Or maybe you saw her samba dance moves while closing the Olympics wearing nothing but a teeny-weeny-jewel-encrusted bikini. Either way, I’m digging her, and I really want to go shopping in her closet.
2. Jessie Graff
The moment I saw you on American Ninja Warrior, I aspired to be more like you—perform gravity defying jumps like you, run faster like you, and most importantly be stronger and more awesome than the majority of men who compete in your sport. I’m pretty sure you are the real live Wonder Woman.
Girls rule; boys drool.
3. Ashley Kaltwasser
If you don’t know 27-year-old Ashley Kaltwasser, you probably don’t even lift. Kaltwasser won the Bikini Olympia three consecutive years—2013, 2014 and 2015. Plus, we’re the same age and the same height, so that pretty much makes us twins.
4. Amanda Adams
As a former fitness model and bikini competitor, Adams now believes more in moderation and speaks out against extreme dieting. She has even developed a 12-week program called “Hot & Healthy Habits” to help women look great without dieting. She proves you can have your cake and eat it too!
5. Adriana Lima
I like her hair. I like her eyes. I like her legs. Adriana Lima has it all. The supermodel is also a mom to two little girls, and walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show five weeks after having a baby! I bow down to you Ms. Lima. Can we pretty please work out together?
6. Sarah Stage
Everyone takes a break from their fitness routine every now and then—except Sarah Stage. Clearly. Her “pregnant” abs put my non-pregnant abs to shame. I’m guessing even her baby was born buff! She is on my pinboard under “Pregnancy Goals.”
7. Zuzka Light
Zuzka! Her 15-minute workout videos lay to bed every excuse I’ve ever made about not having enough time to workout, and her impossibly toned body proves it works!
Now if I could just learn how to pronounce her name, I think maybe I would have the courage to call, so we could exchange healthy recipes!
8. Jen Selter
The original booty queen, Ms. Selter pretty much invented the butt selfie. Her spandex collection is what dreams are made of. She makes a ridiculous amount of money from posting inspirational quotes while taking butt selfies that the rest of the world looks at while watching TV.
9. Michelle Lewin
Her perfect six-pack is almost enough to make me want to give up my diet of pizza and wine. She lifts heavy—proving once and for all, lifting doesn’t make you bulky, it makes you fit as f*ck, like Michelle.
10. Ronda Rousey
She is a badass, and I don’t care that she lost a fight; Ronda Rousey is strong. She’s unapologetic, she’s confident, and that makes her a technical knock out in my book.
Well, there you have it, the definitive list of the fittest chicks us ladies just can’t stop gawking over. Go ahead and stalk them on Instagram. I’m sure they’ll understand.