Athleticism After Motherhood
Toddlers and tiaras, more like toddlers and training. You think being a mom is hard? Imagine training and competing for a professional sport while taking care of your little ones. GoodSport has a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for these amazing women. Here are five astounding women who just might be superhuman…
Dana Vollmer was ready to dive back in the pool just six weeks after giving birth. Between maternity and training, she said it was incredibly tiring since she often had to sacrifice her time and energy to care for her family. However, she was clear that her family was her number one priority.
Candace Parker returned to the WNBA only seven weeks after delivering her newborn. She said that it was time to please herself, take some time, and start her family with former NBA player, Sheldon Williams. A few years later, she won the Most Valuable Player award for the 2012-2013 season.
Stacy Nuveman was ready to put aside her ball and bat to pick up a bottle and binky in 2007, when she gave birth to her son and decided to move onto coaching.
Michelle Waterson was out of the ring for over a year, but came back stronger than ever. She said her time away did take a toll on her, but she was extremely eager to get back into training. Often, you can see Michelle’s daughter, Araya, all over her Instagram.