This Mother’s Day, we celebrate all of the moms who make fitness a priority and inspire their kids—or even grandkids—to be active and push their limits.
Active “Everyday” Moms
Moms everywhere have shown us that while their workouts may have changed, they haven’t stopped making fitness a priority. Exercise is a must for our physical and mental well-being, and staying active models healthy habits for children—and grandchildren. These “fit grannies” stay in shape by taking group classes, lifting weights and dancing. In October 2018, 70-year-old Jeannie Rice set a marathon record in Chicago. Who says you have to slow down with age?
Famous Fit Moms
Instagram is home to a large community of #fitmoms, women who balance mom life with exercise—sometimes in particularly creative ways. Julia Baird (@ourfitfamilylife) finds opportunities to work out while playing with her kids or going for a stroller walk. Melanie Darnell (@fitmomma4three) also fits in exercise during playtime. For more inspiration and motivation, check out these popular IG fit moms.
Of course, we can’t talk about fit moms without spotlighting a few celebrities who continually wow us. Take tennis champion Serena Williams: She won the 7th Australian Open in 2017 while she was pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
At 49, and as a mother of twins, superstar Jennifer Lopez has never looked better. She works out like a pro athlete with her all-star fiancé, A-Rod. Plus, she just wrapped up her Las Vegas residency in September 2018—with a total of 120 performances.
Then, there’s Queen Bey, who continued to tour the world and record while she was pregnant with her first child, Blue Ivy. According to Men’s Health, within weeks of giving birth to her twins in 2017, she was back at SoulCycle, an intense 45-minute cycling class.
Athletic Moms of Athletes
It’s no surprise some of today’s greatest athletes grew up in fitness-focused families. Ronda Rousey, a pro wrestler, mixed martial artist and judoka, followed in her athletic mother’s footsteps. AnnMaria De Mars was the first American to win gold at the World Judo Championships. Before that, she won the U.S. Senior Nationals, U.S. Collegiate Nationals and U.S. Open all in judo.
Six-time NBA All-Star Steph Curry’s mom, Sonya Curry, led two teams to state championships in high school, and then went on to play volleyball at Virginia Tech. She was also a three-year letter winner and named to the All-Metro Team.
Give the Gift of PHUEL
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