Gabby Windey Shares Swimsuit Photo as "Class Act"
The Bachelor/Bachelorette star Gabby Windey is enjoying a beautiful summer with new girlfriend Robby Hoffman. Windey, 32, shared pictures of their fun adventures together, including a snap of herself posing by the pool in a tiny red bikini. She also posted a picture of a very cute decorated butter dish, letting fans know it was (sadly) no longer available. "Butter dish sold out on Etsy," she captioned the post. "Class act," a fan commented. How does the reality star stay in shape? Here are 5 ways Windey is living her best life.
She Loves Dairy
Windey is not a fan of dairy-alternative drinks, telling her fans she prefers the real thing. "Dairy isn't necessary in the diet for optimal health, but for many people, it is the easiest way to get the calcium, vitamin D, and protein they need to keep their heart, muscles, and bones healthy and functioning properly," says Vasanti Malik, nutrition research scientist with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Windey recently announced she is dating comedian and TV writer Hoffman, and says she's very happy. "I always just want to live my truth, and my story," she says. "And so I have been seeing someone for a couple months, and I've been keeping it a little more private because it is like a bigger story and a bigger conversation, because I'm dating a girl!"
Windey loves Mexican cuisine, which can be very healthy depending on how it's prepared—the more traditional, the better. "Pick corn tortillas over flour tortillas," advises Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD. "Corn tortillas are more natural and less processed, making them a good source of fiber and magnesium (great for maintaining healthy muscles), not to mention they are significantly lower in calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar compared to flour tortillas."
She's a Dancer
Anyone who watched Windey on Dancing With the Stars knows she is a fantastic dancer. "I like to say that dancing checks a lot of boxes," says Kathleen Davenport, MD. "In social dancing, you interact with different people and can make new friends, which has multiple psychological benefits. On the physical side, you need good balance, you need core strength, you need strength in your lower and upper extremities if you're doing partner work. Dancing can also be an excellent cardio workout."
Windey is a professional cheerleader, which is a very athletic activity based in gymnastics. Experts say gymnasts should make sure they stay strong and get good cardio. "Gymnasts require stamina and good cardiovascular health," says sports medicine specialist Marie Schaefer, MD. "Exercises that get your heart pumping are beneficial both during and between competition seasons."