Meet Christmas Abbott

By Christmas Abbott

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Christmas Abbott is the owner of CrossFit Invoke in North Carolina, a Level 1 Seminar Staff member and a NASCAR pit-crew member in training.

“My family’s always taught me to listen to my heart and listen to my intuition,” says Abbott, who grew up in Lynchburg, Va. “I really have lived a very unusual life.”

During college, she spent a summer in Iraq upon her mother’s suggestion.

“I was never shying away from trying new things. With that, CrossFit’s really helped me develop that inner being and self-worth, ultimately, that allows me to try new things,” Abbott explains. “And not just try it, but … if it scares me, then I absolutely have to try it.”

Today she is training to become a NASCAR pit-crew member.

“I love changing tires. The adrenaline of running in front of a car and then having the car zip by you, 50 to 60 miles an hour behind you … ,” Abbott starts. And when she so much as hears the sound of the air gun, “It makes me want to go fast,” she says. “It’s like hearing ‘3, 2, 1 … go.’”

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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 249 by Justin Judkins, published Nov. 7, 2012.

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10 Comments on “Meet Christmas Abbott ”


wrote …

Christmas rocks! She's my favorite CrossFitter and a great inspiration! Thanks for this video.


wrote …

She's a badass! Good luck Christmas.


wrote …

Such a fun, loving person. Great role model for the community too!


wrote …

Go Christmas!!! My L-1 cert. trainer.


wrote …

The perfect mix of adorable and badass. Love this girl!


Chris Cavallerano wrote …

Christmas is inspiration personified. While some are afraid to put themselves out there... Christmas embraces any challenge in front of her... and dominates. You want to see the fire inside... just look into her eyes. There be dragons!! Shine on Christmas!


wrote …

Merry Christmas! Sweet young lady! Keep it up!


wrote …

Thank you Christmas for embodying everything great about CrossFit on a daily basis, and good luck with Nascar.


wrote …

Fantastic!!.... I think im in love.


wrote …

Great video Christmas. Best of luck!

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