A recent article in JET provided an answer for something that shouldn’t even be a question: Do Black women work out? The fact that it’s 2014 and we are still battling stereotypes that deem our involvement in physical fitness as non-existent is truly disappointing. That said, allow me to suggest an old-school cliché as a resolution by saying, “We can show ‘em better than we can tell ‘em.”
Black girls rock, we run, we bike and contrary to some opinions that would suggest otherwise, we also do CrossFit. Fact is, there are plenty of brown faces who serve as stellar examples of Black women who tackle the physically demanding workout that incorporates aerobics, gymnastics and heavy weight-lifting.
Here are just some of the Black women who CrossFit: