For anyone doubting whether Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin had any trouble with flexibility since her competition days, this photo may put that question to rest. The 30-year-old blonde bombshell took to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon and treated her 1 million followers to a real treat when she showcased a yoga workout that included some mind-bending poses! Liukin is also revealing her business prowess, as she’s not only working out and staying in shape but she’s a celebrity sponsor for a new fitness app.
The 5-time gold medal gymnastics champion proved why she’s one of the best to ever stand atop the podium when she revealed herself during a workout and also spoke about the “mental clarity” exercise provided during her competitive career.
“I’ve always used working out as a way to cope. Whether it was training competitively, or even taking 5 minutes to move through a flow, the mental clarity I gain by moving my body is incredible,” Liukin wrote while showing off her vertical jump height.
Donning a pair of black yoga pants and matching sports bra, Nastia Liukin then performed an impressive front split while in a downward dog position over her laptop. The move served a purpose, as the star was staying in touch with a trainer via the fitness app she was promoting.
” Lately, I’ve been working out 1-on-1 with personal trainers via @brightfitnessapp. The app has world-class personal trainers that you can connect and train with via Zoom, and I’ve been able to work with some of my dream trainers that I’ve followed on IG forever.”
Fans were loving Nastia Liukin for throwing down some of her world-class gymnastics talent and took to her comments to send praise and love.
“Still have them Beautiful [lines] Nastia !!!” one fan wrote.
“That vertical jump though,” another person commented.
“I don’t looks this graceful exercising,” a third fan joked.
Others noticed that the photos were taken while Nastia Liukin was back in Montana at her family’s vacation home. The star returned back to Texas after the weekend following a fun-filled trip of outdoor activities and Instagrammable moments.
Although many of the local Montana residents were excited for Nastia Liukin and her family to be hanging out in Big Sky Country, the trip wasn’t without a bit of controversy. One person lashed out at the Olympic gymnast and accused her of exploiting the great state of Montana for her own Instagram gain … but got a solid clap back from the star.
“It’s pretty disappointing to see Californian celebrities come to our beautiful state only to do a western/country/cowgirl/cowboy photo shoot in western hats and boots. Jussayin,” the harsh critic wrote.
Not backing down from the shade, Liukin personally answered the “fan” in her own Instagram comments:
“not a Californian 🙂 we actually own a home here in your / our beautiful state that we love so much.”
Liukin’s response was met with tons of likes from her true fans.