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AEW's Mercedes Mone in Two-Piece Workout Gear is "Training in NYC"

"Always gotta stop by..."

Mercedes Mone is a very successful wrestler. She is currently with AEW, and was previously with WWE. She recently did a training session with the gym. Mone shared a video of it on Instagram, captioning it, "Always gotta stop by @hogwrestling to learn from @sensationalamazingred anytime I'm in New York! Thank you HOG Krew." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Mercedes Mone stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.

1

She Wants To Promote Black Women Wrestlers

Mone tells The Ringer that she wants to promote black women in the wrestling world. "I was thinking about this the other day. It's been our goal. It's the goal. It's the dream. It's the standard. It's the barrier that we've been breaking down, and it's letting people know that we're here to stay and you have to get used to that standard."

2

She Puts Her Heart Into Things

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Mone opened up about wrestling after an injury to The New York Post. "This was almost all taken away from me and I couldn't imagine where I would be if I didn't have wrestling. I would be so, so lost," Moné said. "So for me, it's really putting my heart, my soul, my body all out there all over again and not being afraid of getting hurt. That's the biggest thing about having an injury is not being afraid of hitting these moves you hit before. You don't want to get hurt again. I'm ready to put my body on the line. I'm ready to put my heart out there."

3

She Works With Trainers

As you can see from her recent post, Mone makes sure to train. She also shared this Instagram post from the gym, and praised her trainers in the caption. "Thank you @flatbackstraining For being a safe space to do what I love most. For reminding me who da fuck I am. For welcoming me and making me better with every training session. For being a school that all wrestlers can be proud of.For going above and beyond for a young vet like this Brooklyn Girl. For being there for me when I didn't know where to start again. And reigniting my mind, body, and passion. 💙It's almost time."

4

She Does Yoga

Mone loves to practice yoga to stay in shape. She shared these photos on Instagram of herself doing poses. Mone captioned the post, "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Harvard Health states that yoga can help with your mental state. "Yoga develops inner awareness. It focuses your attention on your body's abilities at the present moment. It helps develop breath and strength of mind and body. It's not about physical appearance. Yoga studios typically don't have mirrors. This is so people can focus their awareness inward rather than how a pose — or the people around them — looks. Surveys have found that those who practiced yoga were more aware of their bodies than people who didn't practice yoga. They were also more satisfied with and less critical of their bodies. For these reasons, yoga has become an integral part in the treatment of eating disorders and programs that promote positive body image and self-esteem."

5

She Doesn't Pressure Herself

Mone revealed in an interview with The Ringer that she doesn't pressure herself to perform well. "I don't want to put pressure on myself because I've been doing this for 14 years. I have more excitement than pressure, but I am really nervous as well, just because it's been a year since I performed, but being in the ring with someone like Willow Nightingale, I know it's going to be absolutely everything I've ever dreamed of. We're going to go out there and steal the show."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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