Daily, moms are called to stand in for other moms when illness or conflicts pop up. It’s how the system stays in balance. But imagine getting a call to suit up and replace Kerri Walsh Jennings in a few days for the FIVB World Series of Beach Volleyball. Fortunately, “Queen of the Beach” Annett Davis remains fit and focused so she eagerly obliged.
This isn’t carpool duty, no way. The Grand Slam tournament requires serious mental and physical preparation to be ready for this level of play. An Olympian, Annett keeps herself in top shape at 40. She made and kept her commitment to healthy living after losing her father to a heart attack. You don’t get more Game Ready than being able to step out of retirement into the world-class competition after a mere three practices. Not only is it an incredible example for her own children, but it’s inspiring for moms all over.
Annett shares her knowledge and successes, too! The wife/mom/Olympic athlete coaches others who are on their way back to top fitness or simply want to shape up a bit. As a coach for Team BeachBody, her encouraging yet demanding style gets results. One former teammate enlisted her help and lost over 25 pounds.
Fans are watching and cheering her on. Her doubles partner young standout Whitney Pavlik knows that the experience will be great. “It will be a wonderful opportunity and experience to represent the U.S. I’m thrilled that I will be playing in the Grand Slam with Annett. She is an outstanding beach volleyball player and has the experience and knowledge to compete on the world stage. I look forward to this week and playing with two amazing women.”
All we have to say is, “You rock, Annett!”