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This is What Fit Bodies Look like ...

By Jennifer

Sure, we've all seen the svelte, muscular, barely-any-body-fat photos of our favorite fitness icons, but did you know that those types of bodies aren't the only fit ones? Fit bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and to show you what I mean, here are some examples of what fit bodies can look like, and - gasp! - not all of them are what you'd expect.

1 Chantae McMillan

Chantae McMillanNow this is the type of body most of us think of when we hear the word "fit." But let's see some other examples, shall we?

2 Amanda Bingson

Amanda BingsonAlso on one of the ESPN Bodies covers for 2015 is this mega-fit Olympian. Amanda's not teensy-tiny, but she's fit and fabulous and formidable.

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3 Venus Williams

Venus WilliamsCurvy, muscular, and oh-so-fit, Venus has a rockin' body that any woman would envy, in a bodycon dress or on the court.

4 Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn StanleyThis yoga instructor proves that fit bodies aren't necessarily thin ones; they come in all shapes, sizes... and poses. She nailed it!

5 Misty Copeland

Misty CopelandAgain, this is what we assume a fit body would look like, but the brilliant Misty Copeland's body isn't typical of a ballerina, and that's just fine. Blaze those trails, Misty!

6 Instagram User SomewhereUnderWater

Instagram User SomewhereUnderWaterI've got a total woman crush on this Instagram user, who posted this collage of photos, all of her marvelously fit body, to demonstrate that everyone, and she means EVERYONE, has that wee little roll when they sit down and bend toward their knees.

7 Kimberly Henderson

Kimberly HendersonHailed for her perfect post-4-kids body, Kimberly recently shared this photo, which shows her tiger-striped tummy in all its unretouched glory. She's still perfectly fit - but guess what? This is what her body looks like, underneath those gym clothes.

Fit bodies come in all shapes and sizes, so I've given up judging books by their covers and have embraced my runner's body, with thick, muscular thighs and no discernible thigh gap. What's your fit body surprise?

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