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Though Gabrielle Reece trains like a maniac — every day for at least an hour — she admits to doing cellulite-busting lipomassage.

Don’t resent Gabrielle Reece for her rockin’ body. Learn from her.
The professional volleyball player and model, 38, is now a mother of two so she knows full well about fat days. Though she trains like a maniac — every day for at least an hour — she admits to doing cellulite-busting lipomassage.

We caught up with Reece at her home in L.A., which she shares with surfer Laird Hamilton and their two daughters, 7-month-old Brody and Reece, 4.

How did you get your pre-pregnancy body back?

‘I train really hard. You’ve got to take the emotional part out of it. Committing to exercise is sort of like a marriage. Sometimes you think, `I don’t want to talk to you or be around you,’ but then you communicate and resolve [it].”

What keeps people from going to the gym?

“Women especially don’t put as great a value on themselves. They take care of other people. Your health and feeling good about yourself is really critical. Exercise isn’t about being thin. There really is chemical stuff that happens — it helps you stay sane.”

Do you take days off?

“Sure. There are days when I take a shower and put my gym clothes on and then walk around in them the whole day.”

How do you prep for a workout?

“I’ll have a protein smoothie in the morning with hemp milk or frozen fruit. If I’m feeling racy I’ll add some almond butter so I can really bust my butt.”

What do you do?

“I try to spice it up: Circuit training, swimming and hiking on this giant sand dune near my house. If I’m hard pressed I’ll run on the machines.”

Any tips for slugs?

“Somehow use your environment. If all you have is 30 minutes, take a walk down your block. Don’t do the same thing. It’s like eating dry white toast every day for breakfast. You’ll get bored.”

Do you work out with your husband?

“We keep it kind of separate. We’re both too bossy, with chiefy personalities. For us, it’s work.”

How do you like Miami?

“I feel very at home there because I grew up in the Caribbean [St. Thomas] and St. Pete. I went to Florida State and moved to Miami with my college boyfriend for a few years. I started playing beach volleyball in Miami Beach. I had to move because I wanted to go professional.”

Favorite food?

“Cuban! There’s nothing better than some rice and beans with a well prepared piece of meat.”

Ultimate vice?

“I’m not a drinker or smoker kind of deal so I’d have to say chocolate. Not cake or cookies, just a good piece of chocolate, full on.”

— MADELEINE MARR

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Though Gabrielle Reece trains like a maniac — every day for at least an hour — she admits to doing cellulite-busting lipomassage.

Don’t resent Gabrielle Reece for her rockin’ body. Learn from her.
The professional volleyball player and model, 38, is now a mother of two so she knows full well about fat days. Though she trains like a maniac — every day for at least an hour — she admits to doing cellulite-busting lipomassage.

We caught up with Reece at her home in L.A., which she shares with surfer Laird Hamilton and their two daughters, 7-month-old Brody and Reece, 4.

How did you get your pre-pregnancy body back?

‘I train really hard. You’ve got to take the emotional part out of it. Committing to exercise is sort of like a marriage. Sometimes you think, `I don’t want to talk to you or be around you,’ but then you communicate and resolve [it].”

What keeps people from going to the gym?

“Women especially don’t put as great a value on themselves. They take care of other people. Your health and feeling good about yourself is really critical. Exercise isn’t about being thin. There really is chemical stuff that happens — it helps you stay sane.”

Do you take days off?

“Sure. There are days when I take a shower and put my gym clothes on and then walk around in them the whole day.”

How do you prep for a workout?

“I’ll have a protein smoothie in the morning with hemp milk or frozen fruit. If I’m feeling racy I’ll add some almond butter so I can really bust my butt.”

What do you do?

“I try to spice it up: Circuit training, swimming and hiking on this giant sand dune near my house. If I’m hard pressed I’ll run on the machines.”

Any tips for slugs?

“Somehow use your environment. If all you have is 30 minutes, take a walk down your block. Don’t do the same thing. It’s like eating dry white toast every day for breakfast. You’ll get bored.”

Do you work out with your husband?

“We keep it kind of separate. We’re both too bossy, with chiefy personalities. For us, it’s work.”

How do you like Miami?

“I feel very at home there because I grew up in the Caribbean [St. Thomas] and St. Pete. I went to Florida State and moved to Miami with my college boyfriend for a few years. I started playing beach volleyball in Miami Beach. I had to move because I wanted to go professional.”

Favorite food?

“Cuban! There’s nothing better than some rice and beans with a well prepared piece of meat.”

Ultimate vice?

“I’m not a drinker or smoker kind of deal so I’d have to say chocolate. Not cake or cookies, just a good piece of chocolate, full on.”

— MADELEINE MARR
Miami Herald Interview

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