American professional CrossFit athlete known for his achievements in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 CrossFit Games, Rich Froning’s wife is Hillary Froning. Rich became the first person to win the title of “Fittest Man on Earth” four times with his first-place finish in the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 CrossFit Games. In 2015 and 2016, he led team CrossFit Mayhem Freedom to the first-place finish in the Team category in the CrossFit Games and claiming the Affiliate Cup.
How they met
Rich and Hillary met during the sophomore year of college at Tennessee Tech University. They went to high school together and had lots of mutual friends too but their paths never crossed. The funny thing is that they didn’t even meet at a CrossFit gym (where you’d have expected), but at a Salon when both of them were getting their hair done! Destiny rolls its dice in funny ways! Both of them knew each other by name but never had any conversation till that time. Love sparked between them and they spent that summer together learning more about each other.
The couple dated for more than two years before deciding to get married. They rang the wedding bells on June 18, 2011 outside Hillary’s uncle’s farm, where her parents also got married.
Getting to know Mrs. Froning
Hillary is a Christian and a dental assistant. After their child, she decided to take care of the family and become a stay at home mom. Both Rich and Hillary are Christians and have strong faith in God
Hillary always wanted to have a lots of kids. Rich himself has been a part of big family, with 32 cousins. Both of them wanted to have atleast 3-4 kids. But unfortunately Hillary could not get pregnant due to infertility issues. It was after consulting the doctor, they decided to go for adoption. The couple had their first beautiful adopted daughter, Lakelyn. Hillary says that she always had adoption in her heart. We’re happy for this growing family and they find more peace and bliss through adoption.
You might expect that being Rich’s wife, Hilary would also be into CrossFit, but alas, she isn’t. She though says that CrossFit has allowed them to travel around the world and make friends along the way. She also finds immense pleasure seeing her hubby compete at various events. Hillary is a supportive lady who enjoys watching rich pursuing something with such passion and winning at it. She also loves traveling and meeting various couples of their age to share their life story.
Hillary herself has a strict schedule for herself. She usually wakes up by 4:30 a.m. for Lakelyn’s first feeding. As far as the love between these two is concerned, they are madly in love with each other. They still have their ‘date nights’ every now and then where they watch Pixar movies and spend time being lazy together.
Where are they now?
The family currently lives in Tennessee. Hilary says, “He (Rich) travels so much, and I join him on the road sometimes too, so we are always happy to just be at home. Life is good.”