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Podcast Ep 69: Replay of Our Olympic-Sized Interview With Mary Lou Retton!

The Olympics are here and we can barely contain our excitement! In fact, “Woot!” is the common shout you will hear from us when talking about the games in Pyeongchang. So what better way to celebrate the occasion than to record a fun, new, Olympics-themed preshow and replay one of our favorite interviews ever with […]


The Olympics are here and we can barely contain our excitement! In fact, “Woot!” is the common shout you will hear from us when talking about the games in Pyeongchang.

So what better way to celebrate the occasion than to record a fun, new, Olympics-themed preshow and replay one of our favorite interviews ever with the amazing Mary Lou Retton? Not only was she the first women to win a gold medal for gymnastics, but also she’s managed to remain a legendary representative for women in sports for three decades, which is no small feat.

These days Mary Lou is a busy mom to four sporty daughters who are pursuing gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. She talked with us about how she keeps her energy going with a busy family life, plus her own personal goals on self-improvement. (And, spoiler: a person with five medals in a super competitive sport can still feel insecure!)

Our favorite quotes from Mary Lou in this ep are …

Podcast Episode 69 Highlights With Mary Lou Retton

  • How even Mary Lou Retton has her off days (really!)
  • Her inspiration for getting into the sport of gymnastics
  • Her work with Nature’s Bounty to help people achieve their healthiest lives
  • The fact that when she first appeared on the scene, her muscular body was described as “fat” by some of the press
  • Her tips for raising strong and confident daughters
  • Where she kept her Olympic medals for years (it’s a doozie!)

Also in this episode, we each talk about favorite Winter Olympic sports and how we all watch the games. (Kristen, in particular, has it all nailed down!)

Get the replay episode with Mary Lou Retton here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

What games will YOU be watching during the Winter Olympics? —Margo

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Podcast Episode 31: Mary Lou Retton

Bringing Olympic-sized enthusiasm to this episode is the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics at the Olympics —Mary Lou Retton! We may have been fangirling a bit, but who can blame us when you meet someone who is equal parts fierce and inspiring? And is there a better way for us […]


Bringing Olympic-sized enthusiasm to this episode is the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics at the Olympics —Mary Lou Retton! We may have been fangirling a bit, but who can blame us when you meet someone who is equal parts fierce and inspiring? And is there a better way for us to kick off our birthday week (we’re nine!) than by talking to someone as amazing and inspiring as her?! NOPE!

These days Mary Lou is a busy mom to four sporty daughters who are pursuing gymnastics and competitive cheerleading. She talked with us about how she keeps her energy going with a busy family life, plus her own personal goals on self-improvement. (And, spoiler: a person with  five medals in a super competitive sport can still feel insecure!)

Our favorite quotes from Mary Lou in this ep are …

mary lou retton

Podcast Episode 31 Highlights With Mary Lou Retton

  • How even Mary Lou Retton has her off days (really!)
  • Her inspiration for getting into the sport of gymnastics 
  • Her work with Nature’s Bounty to help people achieve their healthiest lives
  • The fact that when she first appeared on the scene, her muscular body was described as “fat” by some of the press
  • Her tips for raising strong and confident daughters
  • Where she kept her Olympic medals for years (it’s a doozy!)

Also in this episode, we each talk about earliest Mary Lou memories and what she’s meant to us — because, guys, it’s Mary Lou Retton!

Get the episode with Mary Lou Retton here or below!

Get more info on our podcast here and be sure to subscribe on iTunes so that you never miss an episode!

Do you remember the summer of 1984? What do you think when you hear the name Mary Lou Retton? Tell us about it in the comments!Margo



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