Fittest On Earth: A Decade of Fitness

Documentary • Unrated • Directed by: Heber Cannon, Mariah Moore, Marston Sawyers & Ian Wittenber • 116 minutes

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. "Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness" follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed and offers an inside look at what it takes to be among the world's elite athletes, both in training and on the competition floor. The CrossFit Games challenge competitors to perform intense physical tasks, but the hardest part is sometimes mental. Athletes often learn the details of the events only minutes before they begin, and everyone handles the pressure differently. Which of these fierce competitors will rise to the top and earn the title of Fittest on Earth?

Other films by Heber Cannon, Mariah Moore, Marston Sawyers & Ian Wittenber

Viewer reviews

Fun movie, great marketing
★★★★★
I really enjoy these Cross-Fit documentaries. I liked this one but liked the 2015 one even more. It also focused on establishing athlete personalities but showed more sport. I found myself wanting more of that in this one. Still, I'm sure I'll watch it about a dozen times in awe and wonder. — ReaderWriterListener

$7.00 for an advertisement
★★★★
The Games and Castro are making tons of money, yet they pay athletes hardly anything, often charging them to participate in the games. And this video similarly is nothing byt a ~2 hour ad for Reebok and the games. :-/ — neptunerpw

Great!!!!
★★★★★
Not a Crossfit Athlete, but the job done on this movie makes me want to transition to one! Great overall job, and better then the first! — Jhadamek09

Incredible and Inspiring
★★★★★
Very well done. Would be great to get the Masters athletes in future editions! — sprfrkr

Misleading title - should've been called "Road to 2016 Podium"
★★★★★
I hated the fact that this was titled "A Decade of Fitness" yet they didn't even cover the last 10 years worth of athletes! What about Rebecca Voight, who's been to the games a record of times? Not even an interview with her or many other athletes who are well known in the sport and who've made significant impacts and achievements in the name of Crossfit. It's a shame they only focused on just the top athletes of ONLY 2016. The quality is good, just not what I was expecting and not worth all the hype. It's something I would've expected from their main page or YouTube channel. — Krol0801

The crossfit games are entertaining but...
★★★★★
The fittest people on earth is only true if you're ignoring all Professional, College, and Olympic athletes. There's a reason why Arian Foster, Rodger Federer, and Rhonda Rousey don't train for the crossfit games. It's because despite dedicating their lives to training, the crossfit games only pays a few winning athletes. Even the ones who do win get paid very little compared to what the crossfit games makes. — limtedvaper.com

Not That Good...BORING
★★★★★
2016 games focused ONLY on the top 3 contenders for men and women. THAT'S IT! Past winners weren't interviewed. There was probably a total of 30 SECONDS given to other competitors. Made for a rather boring show. Last years (2015 games) show was much more interesting. — Shir'el

Fraser dottir documentary
★★★★★
I'll say that I like the movie but believe it could/should be done better. If you were not into Crossfit and watched this documentary you'd think that there were only ten athletes competing at the games. I find the love for the top athletes nauseating. I get it they're great but so are the others that made the games and they are pretty much snubbed in games coverage and again in this film. I'm getting pretty tired of watching the same 5 athletes all the time even though I appreciate how good they are I believe the other athletes don't get near the recognition they deserve. — 87striker

Thrilling! Exciting!
★★★★★
We have no idea about what these athletes go through for many years to get prepared for a competition like that. They have to be focused and just can't give up. They fight againt themselves each event! I felt the emotion inside my heart... Congratulations, CrossFit! Let's wait for more and more decades of fitness!!! — Priscilalmeida6

Dumb
★★★★
Fittest athlete on earth is a stretch. ID like to see them go head to head w/ pro athletes or Olympians. Kind sad they are just obsessed with fitness and as a group decided the fittest person on the planet must do Cross Fit. — Zsjones83

Motivation for this next season
★★★★★
It's basically the same thing as last years, but still if your a fan it'll get you pumped. — mrm3dran0

Distburing Reviews
★★★★
So, most weight lifters who get incredibly big and bulk up to compete take performance enhancing drugs; yet they go on YouTube and even on iTunes and mope about why crossfit is bad and unhealthy. Ok, what about track and field athletes? Have you seen Usain Bolt train? The amount of intervals he has to run at top speeds? Most people on here have never done track and field or sports a day in their life....crossfit is no different. Ultra-marathoners, ironman, and other competitions are much more difficult than crossfit, too. I say you accept the grace of what these people are doing and stop the bickering because I know alot of body builders who can't run 50 meters without huffing and puffing. Is that fit? Absolutely not. Plus, they're obesed for their height and age, too. See what I did there? — RicanInThailand

Fitness stupidity
★★★★★
doesn't get any better than this. — cyberdoc

Thorough & Exciting!
★★★★★
I don't understand why people who won't/don't enjoy or have actual interest in Crossfit are watching this just to be naysayers. Move your soapbox over please. The culture of this sport is contagious and I eagerly awaited the release of this doc. I've watched the previous one at least 5 times and this one exposes deeper layers of the athlete and the Games. What better way to work yourself up for the last couple Open workouts! — maerach

Ped's
★★★★
What one of them is not on performance enhancing drugs? — Anthonybadessa9986

Have YouTube?
★★★★★
If you have YouTube, you seen all the clips before. — Beerad2

Just Amazing!
★★★★★
This was awesome to watch. I enjoy seeing the behind the scenes process. It's just amazing how much they test the limits. Every second, Every inch counts! — deloachrd

Future broken bodies
★★★★★
To be fair crossfit is an exciting and a high energy test as to who is the fittest for the year...but it is a vanity that will cost the participants physical, mental, and emotional pain and brokenness in years to come. This so-called sport does not permit the body recovery time and it keeps the body at unsustainable levels - which the body was never meant for without adequate recovery time. And after working the body for so long at those levels, when retired it will breakdown in ways that was never anticipated. — Arealmadgenius

CrossFit
★★★★
Can't wait to post on Facebook how good this is.. — Brant Davis

CrossFit let's goooooooo
★★★★★
This movie is amazing! It's inspirational and just a beautiful film! I would definitely recommend it. If you liked Fittest on Earth the 2015 Games and liked it you'll love this. It focuses on both the competition and the lives of the competitors. You see and feel their blood sweat and tears. You learn about their challenges and how they face them, you learn about what pushes them and inspires them to go harder. You really learn a lot about CrossFit and yourself. — You should watch this!

Awesome and such a motivation.
★★★★★
Loved the video as always. Great motivation leading up to doing 17.4 — APLemley

Grrr
★★★★★
Said it'd be available at midnight it's 12:45 and all iTunes says is purchased as I preordered this so much for watching it! So frustrating!! I am SURE it's a great film, upset at apple!! — Xfit02