Brittany Mahomes has been a household name in the sports world for years, thanks to her constant presence on the sidelines cheering on her husband, Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback.
But the 28-year-old recently became a household name after appearing alongside her husband in the Netflix documentary Back quarter and forming a new friendship with Taylor Swift, who is dating Heads Travis Kelce.
Oh, and before a li’l sporting event called the Super Bowl, Brittany is making headlines in 2024 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie. The mum-of-two and personal trainer graced the cover of the magazine in a stunning red swimsuit, showing off her fit body.
If you happen to be wondering what Brittany’s workout routine looks like, well, the former pro athlete (yes, you read that right!) has been working out for years. Here’s everything you need to know about the Welshman’s soccer career and how she currently stays fit:
Brittany played soccer in college.
She went to school at the University of Texas at Tyler and played soccer for the school. Brittany (whose maiden name is Matthews) played forward and scored three goals in one game during her 2016 season, as well as her senior year, according to her official team bio. She finished her season with 18 goals and four assists.
After graduating, she turned pro in Iceland.
Brittany has signed a deal to play professional soccer in Iceland for a team called UMF Afturelding/Fram, as she shared on Back quarter. Although the Brittany team won a championship in her first season, she ended up returning to the US after a year to be with Patrick, according to News Week.
She has a degree in kinesiology.
Brittany graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, according to her training website, Brittany Lynne Fitness. She is also a certified personal trainer. “I have experience at all levels of fitness and I’ve brought that experience to create fitness programs for people at every stage of their fitness journey,” says Brittany on her website. “I want YOU to feel the same way I feel – confident, strong, powerful, and beautiful!”
She started an online training program in 2019.
Brittany launched her training program, Brittany Lynne Fitness, in 2019. “’Training like Britt’ means many things—working hard, staying committed, no excuses, and most of all, no BS! ” she wrote on her website. “These programs are designed to tone, grow muscle and get STRONG. Don’t be afraid to get serious and push yourself!”
Previously, there were three training programs available for purchase, one focusing on total body, lower body, and HIIT. However, the site says they are making some changes and new programs are in the works.
Working out is a big part of British life.
If you follow Brittany on Instagram, you know she’s in the gym a lot. She often gives her followers a glimpse of her fitness routines on her Instagram Story.
She recently shared this video of her doing a killer workout in partnership with OWYN. “You’re going to want a @liveowyn protein shake after tackling leg day #liveowyn ⬇️,” Brittany wrote in the caption, before sharing the exact amount of sets and reps she did for each exercise.
And Brittany practices what she preaches. “Staying active and being in the gym is a huge part of my life,” she said in a December 2023 interview with Eating well. After ending her professional soccer career, Brittany realized that “being in the gym was something I stayed really passionate about.”
“I love mainly strength training and weight lifting, but also walks with the kids and the dogs,” she told the publication. The mother of two explained that she loves being active and believes it allows her to be the best version of herself for her children – physically and mentally. “It’s so important to me to be able to run around with them and teach them to play sports as they grow!” she said.
She prefers to fill her diet with nutritious foods.
In his interview with Eating well, Brittany said she loves to enjoy nutritious foods with her family. She added that both children have food allergies, so she is incorporating more allergen-free products into her family’s meals.
For dinner, “taco night is always her go-to,” she told the Republic. “It’s so easy to get together and get the whole family involved in the cooking process. Both Pádraig and the kids love it.”
After the birth of her daughter, Brittany shared what her diet looked like on her postpartum journey. She shared different versions of rice bowls with delicious chicken and veggies, chicken kebabs, seafood, and salads filled with tuna, veggies, and fruit, per Life and Style Magazine.
The fitness trainer also gets her protein from the OWYN protein shake. She added a picture to one of the shakes with a caption describing how food allergies were a big part of her life after finding out that her son, Bronze, has a severe peanut allergy.
She has her husband to thank for checking her nutrition. She told Men’s Health “I didn’t major in nutrition and diet and healthy eating coming out of college because I think it’s kind of hard in college to eat healthy.” When the two moved in together, she pointed out his diet and told him “we’re not playing games, you’re going to start trying new things. You have to eat healthy. I’m not going to sit here and watch you eat that stuff.”
She told the publication, “And I remember one time when I was cooking, I gave Patrick some mashed cauliflower. And I told him it was mashed potatoes.”
Soccer still has a special place in the heart of Brittany.
Although she may no longer be playing at the professional level, Brittany co-founded her city’s professional women’s soccer team, the Kansas City Current, with Patrick.
“An advocate for women in sports and a leader in the Kansas City community, Brittany has always had her eyes set on bringing the NWSL back to KC,” reads her Kansas City Current bio. “Her competitive drive and passion for the game of soccer brings new energy to the club’s ownership group. She shares Longs commitment to continue building a championship mentality in Kansas City for years to come.”
Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual and relationship health, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more. She has a master’s degree from American University, lives on the beach, and hopes to one day own a teacup pig and a taco truck.
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