Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

I’m a CrossFit champion and want women to define themselves by what they can do, not just how they look

Crossfit pro athlete Camille Leblanc-Basinet training on a rowing machine
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Hi, my name is Camille Leblanc-Bazinet . My discipline is CrossFit. I was born on 10 October 1988 in Richelieu, Quebec.

Bio

Canadian CrossFit champ Leblanc-Bazinet is also an entrepreneur and social media powerhouse with over 1 million followers on Instagram.

Winner of the 2014 CrossFit Games, she’s also a passionate student, who just graduated from the Université de Sherbrook with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Using her success and popularity as a platform, Camille wants to empower women everywhere, stating often: “I want women to define themselves by what they can do, not just how they look.”

As a partner in the new luxury gym ICE, with two locations in New York, she is taking her training and programming to the next level. She also coaches aspiring CrossFit athletes online and teaches people how to teach CrossFit through her Level 1 training class.

Camille credits her parents' generous spirits and strong work ethic for inspiring her to work hard and follow her heart no matter what.

As a top-level gymnast in her youth before discovering CrossFit and weightlifting, Leblanc-Bazinet’s biggest weakness when she started competing in CrossFit was her lack of strength, but after years of hard work she now has the perfect combination of balance, flexibility and power.

Leblanc-Bazinet can squat 330lbs, do 100 pull-ups in a row and run the 400m in 62 seconds. She also deadlifts 350lbs, snatches 205lbs, clean and jerks 255lbs and her best jerk is an astounding 285lbs.

Those lifts were enough to qualify for Canada’s National Championships in weightlifting and Leblanc-Bazinet has her sights set squarely on the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

“My body is a reflection of what I do.” Camille says, “I feel that my body is this way because I do X, Y and Z and I’m really proud of that. That came once I found Crossfit. Everything in my body now has a purpose. There is a new generation of women who favour being healthy and fit over super skinny and unhealthy. For me, this happens when the focus shifts from appearance to function.”

When she’s not training for weightlifting and CrossFit competitions, Camille’s natural athleticism and competitive spirit still shine through whether she’s playing volleyball, soccer and rugby or skiing.

In 2015 she relocated to Boulder, Colorado where she trains with her husband and CrossFit coach David Lipson.

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