Women's Health


The cut abs. The intense gaze. The fiery-red hair. To look at Hannah Eden is to see a woman who revels in standing out. But the London-area native insists she could have majored in blending in. She spent her college years trying to be like the cool kids of Miami’s club scene, losing herself in a haze of drugs, partying, and binge eating.

Then, just over five years ago, she found another club: CrossFit. “My body was so weak, I struggled through that first class,” recalls Hannah, now 26. “But I felt this enormous, total-body high afterward that didn’t even come close to the effect from any horrid thing I’d been doing to myself.” Hannah quickly dropped her bad habits and picked up weights instead, replacing sleepless benders with solid shut-eye and whole foods. “I started to feel like a person again,

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