Vivi Winkler is a former professional soccer player, and a world-class weightlifter. So, what does a former pro soccer player, and a world-class weightlifter have in common? Well, apart from the obvious physical appeal of Vivi Winkler, they are both highly respected fitness models and authors.
Vivi Winkler was a star player for the MetroStars of the United States and represented the United States at the 1994 World Cup. After retiring from professional soccer, she pursued a career as a fitness model in both her native Brazil and throughout the United States. Today, she works with Reebok, working to promote their line of athletic wear. In addition to working with Reebok, she has also signed deals with Victoria’s Secret and has had some interesting off topic articles written about her life, as well as her love of animals, and her candid views on animal rights. In 2021, she was named one of People magazine’s fifty best living celebrities Vivi Winkler.
Vivi Winkler is not the only a woman to have achieved this recognition, but she is by far the best known. Cara Delevingne is another example of a former top female athlete who has become an accomplished author. She currently writes for numerous publications, most notably the women’s health section of Prevention. While in the fitness industry, she has developed her own line of exercise gear, called Core Power. She has also worked with celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Demi Moore, and Holly Robinson Jolie on several occasions.
On the other hand, there is nothing about Vivi Winkler that screams “writer”. You won’t find any articles in the newspaper or on television that she has written. This is not surprising, because hardly any of us are role models when we are alive, but we can be very successful as writers, with or without a fitness career. Part of the reason for this is the fact that writing is not actually part of the job description. Fitness models need to do things other than exercise, and they need to do them well. Having the right fitness coach can greatly enhance their output.
The same can be said for movie stars. Actors have to be able to act and portray characters well, but they also have to be fit to play those roles. For example, Bruce Willis had to lose weight after playing the role of a fat, heart-throbbing cowboy in the movie Man on the Moon. A lot of actors would have liked to have fit muscles, instead of just being large-framed. That is why fitness is so important for our modern-day heroes.
Perhaps the reason why Vivi Winkler is enjoying the spotlight while working at her current position is that she is not a part of the entertainment industry. While she is an actress, she is essentially a fitness model. And that means she has to work hard to ensure that she looks her best. Her job allows her the ability to be more involved with her family, while also keeping busy working to ensure that she is fit and healthy. In turn, that means she is making money for herself and more importantly, she is doing something that will benefit her children in the future.