Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton photographed by Peggy Sirota for ESPN The Magazine
Sport: Beach volleyball
Professional beach volleyball player Gabrielle Reece poses nude with her husband, 51-year-old surfer Laird Hamilton, in ESPN’s annual issue. She tells ESPN that “My knees are my teachers. ;Injuries make you better because you figure out the ways to improve, to get around them, change things up to fix it.” Reece tells us that staying healthy means “Covering the basics” and you have to have good nutrition, exercise, and sleep. “These elements are key pillars in finding balance. Having said that, if you slip from time to time don’t beat yourself up, just re-commit. I believe the more out of balance we feel, the more imperative these fundamentals become,” she says.