Do you treat her like a partner or an authority who gives you permission to do things?
And do you speak up for what you want or keep quiet to avoid rocking the boat?
Athlete, model, mother, and wife to Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece is here to let us behind the curtain of her life while crushing the illusion of a fairytale marriage.
In this interview:
- Death to the fairytale marriage
- Why they almost got a divorce
- “Should I stay or should I go?”
- The need to speak up for yourself
- Knowing what you need in a partner
- The keys to building a strong foundation
- Being his woman instead of his wife
Dubbed one of the world’s sexiest athletes, former Women’s Beach Volleyball League star and fitness icon Gabrielle Reece, also known as Gabby, possesses a look that conveys both athleticism and feminine beauty. At 6’3”, Gabby is a dominate force on and off the pro beach volleyball circuit. Her commanding presence, passion for healthy living, and fitness expertise makes her a popular public speaker on the subjects of health and wellness. She routinely provides advice and guidance on fitness, nutrition, and active living, via gabbyandlaird.com. An avid proponent of empowering people to take responsibility for their own health, plus truly authentic example of healthy living, Gabby has become a role model to women worldwide regarding how to achieve peak fitness, good health, and overall well-being for themselves and their entire family.
Passionate about fitness throughout her life, Gabby has released and produced her own health & fitness products: “Bell Express 15” Workout Kits, “Gabrielle Reece Fit & Healthy Prenatal Workouts” DVDs and “Gabrielle Reece: The Complete Fit & Healthy Pregnancy Workout” 2 DVD set — The “Bell Express 15” Workout Kits for time-crunched consumer. The “Gabrielle Reece Fit & Healthy Prenatal Workouts”, as well as the “Gabrielle Reece: The Complete Fit & Healthy Pregnancy Workout” covering all three trimesters and the three months post-partum. Workout kits and DVDs, as well as her book Big Girl in the Middle, can be found on Gabby’s fitness site gabbyandlaird.com and on Amazon.com.
Women’s Sports & Fitness named Gabby one of the ‘20 Most Influential Women in Sports’ (August 1997). Regarding their choice of Gabby for the issue’s cover, the magazine’s editor wrote, “Because I believe she represents, finally, the answer to all the image-questing pendulum swinging of the decades gone by. Who is the female athlete? She is everything once thought to be an inherent contradiction. She is strong and beautiful, sweaty and feminine, tough and ladylike.”