Ever since I fell in love with the sport of beach volleyball as a teenager, I've had a major girl crush on Gabrielle Reece. As an adult, my respect for her remains high as she stands as an inspiration for keeping both body and mind healthy. I love seeing the authentic way Gabrielle and Laird Hamilton interact in this interview for the ESPN Body Issue--how they joke that they're still together and how they talk about the importance of caring for your body.
One of my favorite quotes from Gabrielle:
"I really like that, overall, when someone sees me, I probably look like I have some vitality. I know people that are much older than I am that are loaded with vitality, and I know people much younger than me that are not. For me, it's a very powerful measure."