5. Fitness Coach – Leigh Gilbert
With training goals that include training for half-marathons and sprint triathlons, Leah Gilbert gives chase to the belief that athletes cannot be plus size. This inspirational fitness coach uses her blog Sportette to dispel myths surrounding the relationship between size and fitness.
6. Olympic Hammer Thrower – Amanda Bingson
As holder of the American record for hammer throwing, 25 year old Amanda Bingson knows a thing or two about self-confidence. This serves her well and enabled her to be an inspiration to plus size women everywhere by posing naked for a recent ESPN body issue. No body shame here!