Bodies We Want 2015

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Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece

Photograph By Peggy Sirota

Hamilton: "I think an athlete's greatest problem is retaining enthusiasm. When you do something for a certain amount of time, pretty soon you just get tired of it. I'm constantly doing something new. I've moved on to another aspect of the sport -- stand-up paddle boarding. It's like an artist: I was an impressionist, now I'm doing sculptures."

Reece: "Our physiques influence our personality, and our personalities influence our physiques. I joke that I wish I was more bendy because my personality would be, too. I did a sport that's tightening. For me, it will never be, 'Oh, she's so flexible.'"