Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is dropping a bit of beauty and happiness into her Instagram feed for over 2 million followers and the stunning gold-medal athlete is a ray of sunshine during these uncertain times. 26-year-old Raisman, who has been busy with a new partnership aimed at providing assistance to those in need, is taking a little time for herself with a workout and her selfie makes it clear that getting her body moving is part of the reason she has the smile on her face.
Raisman, who was captain of both the 2012 “Fierce Five” and 2016 “Final Five” U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics teams, is used to leading by example and has been using her social media platform to spread messages of love and unity among her followers. She’s also been showing off an adorable new puppy that she recently rescued from a shelter near her home in Rhode Island. As many people know, taking in a new puppy can be tiring, but Aly Raisman appears to be powering through with beauty and grace.
Aly Raisman gave a bend and snap on Wednesday afternoon when she dropped a new photo set on her Instagram page. The retired gymnast is a brand ambassador for Aerie, and regularly shows off new designs and merch by putting her best marketing assets on display. While wearing a new set from Aerie’s athletic wear, Raisman was seen in leggings and a tank top.
Within hours of posting, the photo jumped to over 30,000 likes and even saw praise from some of Raisman’s fellow Olympians, like gymnast Simone Biles.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, Aly Raisman is checking in on her followers, as November and December can be especially tough for many people.
“The holidays can be overwhelming, perhaps lonely, or fun, or maybe everything in between or something entirely different,” Raisman wrote on Instagram.
As for her own holiday routine, the gymnast writes, “I enjoy getting my family & close friends some gifts that are cozy & remind them to take care of themselves. Taking time for ourselves is so important.”
Aly Raisman won’t be lonely this holiday season as she has been loving on her new rescue puppy, Mylo. She has been sharing photos and videos of the pup and explained all the feels she was going through as a new dog mom.
“I’m so excited to be his mom. I’ve already cried a few times because I feel so lucky,” she wrote.
Raisman added, “He kept me up most of the night but I loved being able to comfort him & make him feel safe. Mylo is very sweet & loving & as each moment goes by he gets a little more confident & comfortable. He’s currently napping on my chest ? I can’t wait to get to know him.”