#BlackMagic ? Photographed by a black photographer, ABDM studios, the latest edition of Health Magazine sees Olympian Simone Biles Soaring To New Heights On The Cover and yes she looks absolutely incredible!
At just 24, Biles, the most decorated gymnast in the world has bagged incredible wins in her super successful career, establishing self as one of the world’s most inspiring figures.
Currently prepping for the Tokyo Olympics, the gymnast is Health Magazine’s latest cover star for their July/ August issue and in a chat with the mag, she gives insight on what it really takes to win the gold.
“#SimoneBiles is not a good gymnast. She’s a great gymnast. In fact, she’s the greatest of all time—and she has the medals to prove it. The 24-year-old has won every single all-around competition she’s been in since 2013 and has a record 25 world medals. And now, as our July/August cover star, she’s giving us a peek into her Olympic prep from training for Tokyo to taking care of her mental health.” The mag writes.
On the Olympics been postponed, Biles says she felt heartbroken: “It was a whirlwind of emotions—I couldn’t believe the news,” she says. “I was sad. I was angry. I was annoyed. But I also knew it needed to happen to keep everyone safe and get the virus under control.”
For most Olympic gymnasts, given the demand on body they hit their peak in their teens and age out of the sport by the time they hit 20 as it is a high-impact sport, but for Simone, although it’s been super intense, she’s held on strong, still competing at 24 . She dished on self-care essentials with the mag;
“I do regular athletic massages and ice massages. I also use compression boots and take Epsom-salt baths,” she says. “And I see my athletic doctor every Friday for a check-in.” Taking care of her mental health is something else Simone has prioritized whenever she has felt she needed to. “For a while, I saw a psychologist once every two weeks,” she says. “That helped me get in tune with myself so that I felt more comfortable and less anxious.”
When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self, she says: “To not be so stubborn and to be a little bit happier—to know that it’s not over just because something happens in one day. You can keep pushing.”