Age is just a number and Brooke Shields is proof that women do not need to be defined by their age or what society deems to be too ‘old’ to wear as Brooke does a bikini. The actress and model has recently posted lots of incredible swimsuit photos to her Instagram account and credits her positive and confident body image to her two daughters.. Grier, 14 and Rowan, 17. ‘I was wearing those big bathing suits that had as much fabric as possible.’ Brooke said. ‘My daughters were like, ‘Mom, it’s ridiculous’ It was sort of seeing myself through their eyes and just celebrating things like my butt. Things I just would never want to focus on in my life. Being 55 and saying. Wait a minute, women over 50 are not done.’
In fact any age can be another new beginning in any woman’s life. Brooke has recently signed with a new modelling agency and feels positive about new opportunities. ‘If you’re that age, especially if you are an actress, it’s like you’ve had your career, relax, but I think I’m just starting.’
Brooke Shields does take steps to maintain her great figure by working out and is testament that women don’t need to go to too much expense to get a great workout. During the coronavirus lockdown period Brooke got creative by improvising different ways of staying in shape including using two bottles of wine to do arm presses. You can do biceps with cans of tomatoes, I have these elastic bands, and if you spent 10 minutes doing squats or side steps with those, you’re sweating,’ she said.
Brooke cites that having a positive body image is something that she has learned from her trainer. My trainer said every day women that look great come in, walk by the mirror and say ‘Ugh, look at that’ And a guy will come by with a belly and go ‘Yeah’ He said. ‘You’ve been coming to the gym and you make yourself smaller. Stop it.’
Brooke confides that she works out every day mixing her routine up, also incorporating SoulCycle spin classes and inversion boots to promote a strong core. ‘I’ve just started hanging upside down in inversion boots, doing hamstring pulls and situps. I’m amazed at how great it feels on my back.’ she said. ‘I’ll just hang there and then start doing a whole series of crunches and things like that. It’s really hard, but it’s really great, and I notice a difference.’
Most importantly Brooke has learned to embrace her figure. ‘I was never skinny’ she said. ‘I was always athletic which means you don’t fit in the sample sizes.. My daughters say I’m curvy. To them curvy is different. I watch them celebrate it. I’m learning from them and they always say you’re better off with something that shows your body rather than a muumuu.’ Brooke wants her girls to grow up embracing their bodies. She says she has readjusted her attitude and replaced self deprecating attitudes with positive affirmations regarding her body. ‘I don’t want my girls to do that. Just think of how great it would be if we can all feel this larger than life energy.’ she said.