Midlife Mastery: Gabby Reece on Marriage, Motherhood, Muscle & Mindset

Better! with Dr. Stephanie

Feb 26 2024 • 1 hr 8 mins

Gabby Reece isn't just a volleyball legend; she's a beacon of inspiration in health and fitness, a podcast host, a corporate speaker, a New York Times best-selling author, a devoted wife, and a nurturing mother. With a storied career as Nike's first female spokeswoman and a former professional beach volleyball player, Gabby embodies athleticism and grace.

In this enlightening episode, Dr. Stephanie delves into Gabby's multi-faceted life, exploring her ventures like Laird Superfoods alongside her husband, Laird Hamilton. They also uncover the essence of womanhood through Gabby’s experiences as an athlete, entrepreneur, and matriarch.

From navigating the transition from fitness model to sports icon to the intricacies of self-care and maintaining a thriving relationship, Gabby shares invaluable wisdom gained from her journey. At 54, she radiates a profound understanding of life's lessons and generously imparts her insights.

Episode Overview

0:00 Intro/Teaser

1:16 Introduction to Gabby Reese: A Woman Who Conquered Life

3:08 Overcoming Assumptions and Biases

5:57 Being Authentic and Letting Go of Approval

9:16 The Importance of Genuine Relationships and Feedback

13:10 Finding Strength in Career, Family, and Personal Choices

16:17 The Value of Women in the Post-Reproductive Stage

21:43 Movement as the Key to Mental Capacity and Success

29:16 Hypoxic Training: Building Endurance Underwater

38:00 Different Types of Conflict: Dirty Fighting vs Clean Fighting

42:35 Being the Flower or the Farmer in a Relationship

45:50 Embracing Femininity and Challenging Stereotypes

51:13 The Power of Love and Connection

54:12 The Value of Quality Relationships Over Quantity of Time

57:04 The Intentional Ingredients and Philosophy Behind Laird Superfoods

1:00:08 Overcoming Obstacles in Product Formulation and Maintaining Integrity

1:03:10 Italy's Stringent Food Standards

Bio

Gabrielle Reece is not only a volleyball legend, but an inspirational health and fitness leader, podcast host, corporate speaker, New York Times bestselling author, wife, and mother. The former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman is the definition of both athleticism and beauty. Gabby is a force to be reckoned with in the gym and on a microphone.

Resources Mentioned

Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It - https://bookshop.org/p/books/of-boys-and-men-why-the-modern-male-is-struggling-why-it-matters-and-what-to-do-about-it-richard-v-reeves/18536826?ean=9780815739876

Laird Superfood - https://lairdsuperfood.com use code Gabby2024 for a special discount

Gabby’s podcast - https://gabriellereece.com/podcast/

Gabby’s website - https://gabriellereece.com

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