Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller on Family, Food, and Fitness in Family! magazine
Author: Shannon Miller Lifestyle
From “Shannon Miller on Food, Fitness, and Family”, in the Spring issue of Family! magazine, by Laura Hampton
Olympic goal medalist and First Coast health advocate Shannon Miller has a lot of irons in the fire. Between television appearances, hosting a weekly call-in radio show, acting as president of her own fitness corporation, founding a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity and being a wife and mother, the 5′ 1″ powerhouse knows what “busy” means.
No two days are alike. Some days are spent in the airport waiting for the next flight to a speaking engagement, some days are spent putting out fires, and some days are welcomingly serene. “I just put my son down for his nap. Now I can get to work for a few hours, and then I’ll get him up and have a fairly relaxed evening with my family.”
Although her schedule can be hectic, Shannon tries to practice what she preaches. She exercises four to five days a week for 45 minutes. “I try to change it up just a little bit, because I tend to get bored easily.” Depending on the day, her workout consists of walking, elliptical training, light weights, Pilates or yoga. “I take my son for a lot of walks, just because it’s good time with him, but it’s also a good time to get some exercise, get out of the house and get some fresh air.”