Okay, so we鈥檙e actual adults and聽still aren鈥檛 pros atusing weights at the gym. We鈥檝e learned which聽machines to avoid at the gym (and what to do instead), but how do we mix it up while staying injury-free? And聽is that dude across the room laughing at us or trying to hit on us? We鈥檒l never know! But one thing we聽do聽know is that there鈥檚 a new #girlboss on the weight lifting scene聽to look to for fitness inspiration. What鈥檚 extra impressive about her? She鈥檚 14 years old and can lift聽three times聽her own body weight. Um, WHAT?


Naomi 鈥淪upergirl鈥 Kutin set a world powerlifting record when she was just nine years old, and has continued to travel the world breaking more records. Filmmaker Jessie Auritt and her team have been following Naomi鈥檚 amazing journey for three years, since she was 11, and have documented some seriously inspiring moments. From religious obligations (Naomi practices Orthodox Judaism) to struggles with cyberbullying and serious health challenges, Naomi doesn鈥檛 let anything get in her way.

鈥淎t a time when the women鈥檚 empowerment movement is in full force, it is especially crucial to see strong female characters who do not conform to gender stereotypes in film,鈥 the producers write on their Kickstarter page, explaining why the documentary is so timely. 鈥淣aomi is a great example of a young woman who is not afraid to put herself out there, break boundaries and pursue her goals. While Naomi鈥檚 circumstances are unique, her story speaks to many and will hopefully be a source of inspiration to a broad audience, particularly for women and girls as they come of age and face many similar challenges as Naomi, regardless of their background.鈥


Want to know more about Naomi? Support the film! Jessie and her team are raising money through Kickstarter to put all the amazing footage they鈥檝e gathered over the past three years together into a must-see documentary. The campaign ends April 3, so hurry!

Who鈥檚 YOUR inspirational fitness hero? Tweet us about her @BritandCo!

(Photos via聽Jessie Auritt/Kickstarter聽and聽Naomi Kutin/Facebook;聽video via Jessie Auritt/Kickstarter)聽