You may be familiar with the name Marianne St-Gelais (@body2) if you’re interested in the world of professional athletes. Even if you aren’t this former short track speed skater might look a bit familiar from her time at the representing Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2014 Winter Olympics. As a 3-time Olympic medalist, her 25,000 followers flock to her page to see how exactly a retired Olympian spends her time.
Enjoying the Simple Life
It’s safe to say that after competing at the Olympic level, Marianne deserves a chance to sit back, relax and experience the lazy days and relaxed lifestyle the rest of us live. The many pictures of her lounging around with her dog Robin and posing with her beautiful goddaughter are proof positive of her commitment to easy living. She always wears a smile on her face and seems to appreciate even the smallest joyful moments. To top it off, she’s always rocking her casual style of denim jackets, flannels, and comfy sweaters. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t just a little bit jealous of her easygoing approach to life.
Fit & Fierce
Though she’s retired from the world of speed skating, that doesn’t stop Marianne from keeping up the same healthy lifestyle as before. She finds new ways to stay active and shares them with her fans. Between morning hikes, paddle boarding, and Cross Fit, it doesn’t seem like she struggles to maintain her gorgeous body. Marianne motivates followers to get themselves to the gym or trying new active hobbies when she shares photos of how happy her vigorous lifestyle makes her. She has also partnered with MOOV Activewear and Sportium Canada sharing her love for all things fitness in an even bigger way.
Causes Close to Her Heart
Marianne has had loads of success in her career and experienced a whole lot more than most 29-year-olds, so she chooses to find ways to give back. She participated in the Leucan Shaved Head Challenge, supporting the company so it can aid children with cancer and their families. She has also worked with the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada in her spare time. Her selfless effort to devote herself to causes she has the power to help makes her even more impressive in our eyes. We love seeing this caring side of Marianne.