Fury the Gladiator Shares Swimsuit Photo of "R&R"
Fury the Gladiator, AKA Jodie Ounsley, is getting some rest and relaxation – in her swimsuit. In a new social media post the warrior and athlete shows off her toned figure in a bathing suit while taking a little down time. "R&R," she captioned the beautiful Instagram photo. "Nice arms," one of her followers commented. "Very strong," added another. How does the athlete approach health and wellness? Celebwell rounded up her top health habits.
She Overcomes Obstacles
Jodie is "profoundly deaf, so basically I don't have any hearing in both ears," she told Sale Sharks. "The reason I am deaf is, I was born premature and I had to have a lot of medication and they think that I had too much of that medication and that is the reason I am deaf. When I was 14 months old I was the youngest ever person to have the implant fitted. I went to the Elizabeth Foundation to learn how to speak, lip read and oddly learn how to listen. I then went over to America to a deaf school for speech therapy and from there I went into a mainstream school, which was extremely challenging."
She Has Been an Athlete From a Young Age
Jodie has been competing from a young age. "I've always had the dream of going to the Olympics, it wasn't originally about Rugby, it was Athletics and Fighting. My brother started Rugby and I have always wanted to try it, however my parents were hesitant due to the damage risk to my implant. We looked into it, we found scrum caps and at 15 years old when I picked up a Rugby ball. I started and I was hooked!" she said.
She Plans Her Meal
Jodie maintains that using Prep Kitchen, a meal planning company, has been a game-changer for her and has "genuinely made life so much easier" as it helps with "balancing" her nutrition around training. "All the macros, quick cook, tastes bangin'," she says. "I'm telling ya, you don't want to miss out." A few of the meals she eats on a weekly basis? Naked burrito bowl, chicken korma, hoisin chicken, blackened cajun chicken pasta, and bang bang chicken.
Jodie uses the spin bike to train. The Cleveland Clinic explains that biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis.
Standup Paddle Boarding
When she isn't working, you can find Jodie paddleboarding. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) agrees that paddle boarding is great for the core and also a great form of cardio. The water sport can burn an average of 385 calories for a 140 pound male and 436 for a female the same size, per a study conducted by Arizona State University.
Jodie enjoys the perks of coffee. According to the Cleveland Clinic, there are several benefits of drinking coffee in moderation. "It acts on your brain to improve memory, mood, reaction times, and mental function," they say, citing a study finding that caffeine can improve endurance and performance during exercise. It is also antioxidant-rich, can ward off diabetes, prevent neurologic disease, lower cancer risk, and ward off depression, they point out.