We chatted with the uber-inspiring Olympic hurdler and bobsledder about rebounding after a setback, plus her trick for staying motivated to hit the gym
Olympian Lolo Jones is pretty much the ultimate fitness inspiration. After all, she trains for two Olympic sports—she's a hurdler and bobsledder—making her one of only 25 women worldwide and 10 American athletes to compete in both the summer and winter games. She's also the queen of (muscle) curves (just look at those abs!), and one of our favorite female athletes who continuously proves being strong is dead sexy.
She's also proof that you can overcome any major hurdle in your way (no pun intended!): After two surgeries within the track season last year, multiple hamstring tears, and two months of missed races due to her injuries, she's back at it, determined as ever. Jones is headed full force towards Rio (which would be her fourth Olympic appearance), training for her place on the U.S. Olympic team at the trials in July, and a shot at her first medal. (If you're in need of a push, her Instagram is full of powerful words of wisdom to help you power through a workout.)
We got to catch up with the incredible athlete to find out her secret training weapon for staying in peak condition—Orangetheory Fitness, the science-backed interval workout that uses the treamill, rowing machine, TRX suspension training, and free-weights to keep your heart rate in a target zone that spikes metabolism, boosts energy, and keeps you burning calories all day.
Watch the video for more from Jones on everything from how to rebound after a setback to how she motivates herself to get to the gym (hint: It involves shopping!).