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Taya Valkyrie in Workout Gear "Flips Out" With Johnny TV

“It’s Wednesday and that means #AEWDynamite and a brand NEW episode of #JohnnyLovesTaya!!"

Taya Valkyrie is an extremely successful wrestler. She is currently signed with AEW, and occasionally performs with AAA and MLW. She and her husband have their own show, Johnny Loves Taya, and Valkyrie advertised an new episode on Instagram this week. She captioned it, "It's Wednesday and that means #AEWDynamite and a brand NEW episode of #JohnnyLovesTaya!! Join @johnhennigan @reyfenixmx and myself as we flip out NOW on the @AEW YouTube channel!! 🔥" How does the Doughboys guest stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Taya Valkyrie stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's Focusing Her Energy

In an interview with SHAK Wrestling, Valkyrie talked about how she wants to focus her energy in one place. "I think that now, I'm just ready to kind of focus my energy in one place as opposed to being pulled in all these different directions because I know what I bring to the table as a performer, as an athlete is very special, and I know my worth. I just really wanna work and make an impression and continue to build my legacy. For now, I'm still incredibly happy working absolutely everywhere. I'm not a person to sit at home and sit still and drink a tea and talk about the weather. I've never been like that, I get bored very easily, so this has really kept me on my toes and kept me inspired and motivated. We'll see what happens this year. I'll just keep moving along and being the Taya Valkyrie that everyone knows."


She Focuses On Herself

Valkyrie tells SE Scoops that she doesn't care what people think of her and that she focuses on herself. "Everyone wants to speculate and talk and gossip. I just want everybody to enjoy what I'm doing. That's it. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, I'm just trying to put out the best version of myself and performance, the best moments and best experience for the fans and the viewers. That's what I want to do in the next year. Do I know where I'm going? No. Are people gossiping about it? Of course. That's the nature of the beast. Keep them talking. I see no problem with that. Just wait. Everything will work out."


She Works Hard

Valkyrie has experienced a lot of success. She tells SE Scoops that this is because she works really hard. "I have worked very hard to find my spot in the business," she said. "Rejected over and over again. I had to really claw and find my way. For me, it's always cool to meet people in the business that have the same respect for it as I do. I feel they are doing a phenomenal job."


She Wrestles

In an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Valkyrie talked about her love of wrestling. "I am a former AAA Women's Champion, longest reigning Knockouts Champion in IMPACT Wrestling. I was on 3 seasons of Lucha Underground, main evented on all of these platforms, put some respect on my name folks! No but it was cool like I'm going to give this a go, holy sh*t this is happening. I said in an interview that it reminded me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when he gets the golden ticket. That was the way that I thought about it. I actually bought myself the book when I got signed to remind myself how I felt in that moment. It was such a big deal for me, I don't come from wrestling. It was just years, 12 years of hard work. I was poor and didn't have a lot of support, so I had to carve my own path. The opportunity to go there, I'm like ok. A lot of people were like 'You should have known better. Blah blah blah…' But it wasn't about that. It was about do I at least try or do I spend my whole life wondering what if?"


She Works With A Trainer

Valkyrie has to stay in shape for her job. She tells Mint Condition Muscle that she works with a trainer to help her do so. "I immediately got a trainer because I knew that that was, especially if I was going to, as I started wanting to do competition, I didn't know even where to start. Back in the day, it was a lot harder to get information about this kind of stuff if you don't know where to even look for it. So I remember asking a friend who had done a fitness competition before about how she got into it. And so I went and met with Nathan Harwood, who's still a very good friend of mine who still is one of the top coaches for WBFF, and he basically was the first person that I went to who introduced me to proper workouts. I was nervous and stuff, but I never, I don't know, I didn't overthink it. I think that that comes because I was 18 years old and I just didn't know any better. You're innocent and don't know what you're walking into. So I didn't really think too much about it and I kind of just naturally fell in love with it and just it instantly became part of my life."

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