When CrossFit shut down its Instagram profile earlier this year it left more than 2.4 million followers hanging.

However, many of its athletes fill the void for eager fans and carry similarly serious social media clout.

That following is only likely to increase as the 2019 CrossFit Games get under way in Madison, Wisconsin (August 1-4).

Here are the athletes with the biggest followings when it comes to workout selfies.

Mat Fraser

Unsurprisingly, the three-time defending champion comes out on top in terms of social media popularity with a whopping 1.6 million followers on Instagram.

While his feed is packed with extreme workout videos, Fraser shares bits and pieces of his life outside his CrossFitting career.

He loves a good coffee, aviation and building things out of his garage during his rest days (which are few and far between). Not surprising as he holds a degree in mechanical engineering.

Katrin Davidsdottir

She’s one of three female Icelandic athletes considered strong contenders to win it all, an incredible feat considering that Iceland has a population of only 340,000.

Davidsdottir tops the women’s list with 1.5 million Instagram followers. Apart from videos and photos of her intense workout routines, she shares her love for her homeland and its beautiful scenery.

She also recently published a book about her journey to becoming a two-time CrossFit Games champion.

Sara Sigmundsdottir

Sigmundsdottir comes second on the list after her Icelandic counterpart with 1.4 million followers. She finished first overall in the 2019 CrossFit Open, the qualifying process to reach the Games.

When not in the gym, she is working on her bachelor’s degree in psychology.

She has trained with obstacle course race champion Hunter McIntyre, who earned a wild-card invite to participate in the big dance this week.

Rich Froning

Coming in second for the men is the veteran Froning with 1.3 million followers.

It’s no surprise he is such a popular figure on Instagram given his legendary status in the CrossFit world, having won four individual gold medals and another three medals with his team, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom.

Froning also has quite the private life. He is the owner of a bison farm called Froning Farms, has a passion for the outdoors and is also an avid wakeboarder.

Annie Thorisdottir

Thorisdottir is the third Icelandic woman to make this list at 1.1 million followers. Her feed gives us a sneak peek at her workout routines and strict diet as she prepares for competitions.

She is no stranger to the CrossFit Games, with 2019 marking her eighth year in this competition after winning gold in 2012.

Away from the gym, she is dating Danish CrossFit athlete Fredrik Aegidius, who will be competing in the Games for the fifth time this year. She often posts shoulder to shoulder shots with her man as they tackle daily WODs.

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Tia-Clair Toomey

The Australian is the defending champion, and comes fourth on the women’s list with 968,000 followers on Instagram.

Her rise to the top was featured heavily in the CrossFit documentary, The Redeemed and The Dominant: Fittest on Earth.

Her feed is almost entirely filled with her preparations for the Games and her undying dedication to the sport. It is no wonder the Rio 2016 Olympian earned “the fittest woman on earth” title last year as she regularly trains with three time-defending champion Fraser.

Additional reporting by Mathew Gaw