If you were tuning into the Olympic Games in 2012 or 2016, then you might have heard of the Fierce Five or the Final Five? These women were the group that led America to the top of the podium. However, there was one woman leading the way for the team. Someone that proved her worth in 2012, and returned four years later to do it all over again. Aly Raisman. This Olympic superstar is one of the most decorated young gymnasts thanks to her incredible sporting powers, but that’s not all that has got the world talking. Aly has grown to become a sensation online, and now we get to take a look at some of her best Instagram pictures that give us a glimpse at what life is like behind the scenes.
Two for one
What could be better than one great photo of Aly Raisman? Two, of course. Gymnastics isn’t all about twirling around the floor and showing off your moves to the judges. No, the sport also comes with a host of glitzy costumes with makeup to match, and here we get a chance to see the gymnast after getting fully prepared to take on the competition. Aly looks set to brighten up the floor with her gold and blue combo – the perfect summer set.
So what’s Aly’s secret to staying so healthy? It seems as though the key could lay in a glass of cherry juice. Perhaps if we drink enough, we might get to be just like her, too? It’s time to find out as we’re about to stock up on the juice for ourselves. While we’re busy drinking our body weight in cherries, Aly is keeping things cool in her sundress as she chills out with a glass of the cold stuff in hand. Perfect.
Subtle foot pop
Sometimes, it’s all about the pose when it comes to taking that winning photo. While we’re over here still trying to find our best angle, Aly is rocking the sidewalk with a subtle foot pop. Yup, that’s all she needs to take her photo from drab to glam. Plus, we get the chance to see one of Aly’s outfits when she’s not at a competition. A gray skirt, white shirt, and skyscraper heels are all it takes to look ready to rock.
Upside down, back to front, topsy-turvy – no matter which angle Aly Raisman uses, she still knows how to look good. Here, the gymnast shows us how she doesn’t need any fancy outfits or filters to make her Instagram the talk of the internet. In fact, Aly keeps it simple with her hair hanging out her face as she shows off her nude-colored top. Is that another bottle of cherry juice we spy there, too? Aly really can’t get enough!
Ready for the town
Aly Raisman isn’t just a superstar in her sport; she is also fighting for justice. The gymnast uploaded this snap after McKayla Maroney, a fellow gymnast, began to shame Aly for wearing “inappropriate” outfits. Rather than hiding from the internet, Aly came back with this photo that showed us just why we fell in love with her in the first place. She is a strong, confident woman who won’t let any comments hold her back – you go, girl!
A casual glance
Even looking off to the side, Aly Raisman can win at her Instagram photos. We’ve had the mirror selfies, we’ve had the duck faces, and now it’s time for the no-look photo to shine through. Why look as though you are making an effort when you can upload a snap that looks so effortless yet so brilliant at the same time? It’s perfect. Plus, the new pose compliments her messy hair and tank top look with ease.
Strike a pose
Ah, we finally have the classic mirror selfie! It’s an oldie, but a goodie as Aly shows us how she’s learned to nail the art of snapping her whole outfit. It seems as though the gymnast is done with training for the day as she prepares to hit the town in her sheer tank top. After all, you can’t have all work and no play can you? Don’t worry, Aly won’t be catching a chill thanks to her fuschia pink jacket.
Messy hair, don’t care
Aly keeps herself busy with an intense training schedule. Although her routines look almost perfect – and have even won her multiple gold medals – it seems as though this gymnast is always striving to improve. However, in between all those trips to the gym, Aly also finds time to squeeze in a hectic modeling career. Here, we get to see behind the scenes at one of her shoots as she shows off a denim jacket and messy ponytail combo.
Behind the scenes
Sure, Aly might be used to prancing around the floor in leotards, but it’s not often we get the chance to see her dressed and ready for the after party. Thankfully, the gymnast thought she would give us a behind the scenes glance at her preparing herself for the big night, and we’re so glad we didn’t miss the invite. Although we would have loved to see what the rest of her outfit looked like. C’mon Aly, don’t leave us hanging.
Time to chill
Of course, Aly lives a pretty hectic life with all those training sessions and high-class parties. How does she have any time left to chill out? Thankfully, Aly knows the importance of getting some time to relax. There’s no better way to unwind than a dip in the hot tub, and, thanks to this snap, we can join the gymnast amongst the bubbles as she settles down for a night of Aly time, gym clothes and all.
We knew Aly Raisman was a fashionista, but we would never have guessed that it won her an award! Of course, by the looks of it, the gymnast has just accepted a trophy for her gymnastics, but you never know. Aly uploaded this snap to Instagram with a long post about spending less time on our phones and getting out into the world. We love her message, but if weren’t on Instagram, we never would have seen this photo.
Steal the red carpet
Aly is quickly getting used to a life in the limelight. It seems as though once you climb to the top of the Olympics, you get invited to all kinds of events, including the Golden Globes. Hopefully, all that practice at the top of the winner’s podium meant the gymnast knew how to handle the crowd. We know she would have been a huge hit on the red carpet thanks to her simple coral number. So effortless yet so breathtaking.
Okay, this is just showing off now. We know Aly is ace at balancing thanks to her epic gymnastics moves, and now she is using her strengths for this Instagram snap. She might be wearing zebra striped socks, but Aly is going all flamingo with her one-legged pose. It seems as though the gymnast is getting ready to head out to yet another training session judging by her outfit. There’s no time to rest if you want to keep your top spot.
We love anything that brings our childhood back to life. Apparently, so does Aly. The gymnast was born in 1994 meaning she got the joy of growing up with the Powerpuff Girls, and thought she would honor the heroes with her swimsuit. Where did she get it from and how do we get one?! As if that wasn’t enough, Aly has opted for some retro shorts to complete her entire outfit. She sure seems ready to hit the poolside.
Red carpet ready
Where could Aly Raisman be going? The red carpet? Another awards party? A night on the town? Nope, she’s eating pizza with her best friend in the comfort of her home. It’s just another way Aly can light up the room. Don’t even get us started on her chilled out pose – it seems she can rock any look. She shows that she is indeed a hard worker, but she also knows to take a break and enjoy some nice carbs.
Over the shoulder
You spend all day rocking a leotard, and now you need to get ready to steal your night out. How do you combine the two? With this winning outfit, of course. Sequins and glam are just another part of Aly’s everyday life, and this outfit proves how she knows what looks good. It seems as though the gymnast needed some help to capture this over the shoulder shot, but all the work was definitely worth it.
Delicate dress choice
Believe it or not, but you are looking at the same Aly Raisman. This snap goes to prove how the anyone’s outfit can have a massive effect on how they look. Rather than sweaty gym clothes or red carpet looks, Aly has given us a chance to see her everyday style instead. Apparently, it consists of floaty dresses and strappy heels. Looks like a winning combination to us. Even if her sports poster in the background reminds us of her usual style.
Sparkly leotard? Check. Prepped makeup? Check. Tight ponytail? Check. It seems as though Aly is all dressed and prepared, and that can only mean one thing – she is about to hit the gymnastics floor! It looks like they had to get ready in an office judging by the hair curlers on the table and the wires on the floor, but nothing is too much to throw this star off her game. We’re sure that nervous look wasn’t around for long.
Cuddles with pooch
We love Aly Raisman, and we love dogs. What could be better than having both of these in one photo? As if we couldn’t love the gymnast anymore, we’re so excited to see she had a furry friend waiting for her when she gets home. Cuddles in bed is apparently one of Aly’s favorite ways to start the morning before a big day ahead. Although they look perfect, how could anyone tear themselves away from a lay-in with pooch?
Sometimes, it’s the finer details of an outfit that make it what it is. Here, Aly has found herself a gown that is all about the party in the back thanks to the cutout feature. It’s no surprise the star has 2.3 million followers on Instagram, not with photos such as this at least. Aly already brightens up the room with her shining outfit but completes it all with her signature dazzling smile. The gymnast certainly has plenty to keep her happy.
Brand new twirls
Aly might be used to life on a balance beam, but who knew she could rock the ballet bar, too? This woman has too many talents, and we need to learn her secret at how to ace them all. There must be a trick to it. The gymnast looks at home in her new leotard and has even swapped out her ponytail for a ballerina bun instead. It takes some getting used to, but we can see Aly tearing up the dancefloor already.
Smooches all around
All her work for gymnastics means Aly often gets approached by sports brands to model their latest clothes. And who could blame them? We would love one of America’s top gymnasts showcasing our range, too. At first look, it seems as though Aly has kept her outfit plain and simple with black clothes and white sneakers. However, the gymnast has brightened it all up with a metallic coat to keep away the chill. Still not enough? Aly has grabbed her four-legged friend for the snap.
Believe in yourself
It’s not just us that is totally in love with this snap, more than 130,000 people on Instagram agree with us! Aly is known for sharing her beliefs and seeing the good that lies within people. So the gymnast thought there was no better way to spread her thoughts than with a graphic t-shirt. Yes, girl. We should always speak our truth, no matter what other people think. Where do we get ourselves one of these tops?
There is more than one Raisman in this world, and here she is: Chloe Raisman, Aly’s sister. While Chloe chooses horses over gymnastics, she is always there for her sister – especially when she comes with an invite to the biggest events of Hollywood. Aly uploaded this snap of the pair at the beach as they headed out to celebrate Chloe’s birthday. Aww, it seems Aly still manages to find time to be the perfect big sis in her life, too.
Friends with the greats
So, you’re at the top of your sport and have taken home a huge number of medals, including several Olympic golds. Is there anyway life can get better? Of course there is, and Aly is here to show us what it takes. Not only did the gymnast have the opportunity to meet the legendary pop icon Justin Timberlake after one of his shows, but she also got to squeeze in between the star and his new love, Hollywood legend Jessica Biel.
We might spend hundreds of hours on social media, but what about if we put down our phones and took some time to do nothing at all? After snapping this quick selfie, Aly uploaded the photo to Instagram where she reminded everyone of the importance of taking some time to yourself. That’s not all. The gymnast also wanted to share how important it is to make sure you get a full night’s sleep if you’re going to stay at the top of your game.
Shade of the trees
Sure, leotards and swimsuits might have similar designs, but that doesn’t mean if you can rock one that you’re guaranteed to look good in the other. That is unless you’re Aly. The gymnast is a pro at modeling thanks to all her deals over the years. So when she was approached by Aerie to appear as one of their swimsuit models, Aly jumped at the chance. Not many of us could pull off all-white, but this star looks right at home.
Okay, we give up – Aly Raisman really can do everything! Olympic medals move over as it’s time for the New York Times Best Seller list to take center stage. The gymnast released her book back at the end of 2017, but it’s still one of the most talked about autobiographies this year. However, the book covers more than just her life as a gymnast. Fierce also covers how being an athlete affected her childhood and growing up in the public spotlight.
Fun in the winter sun
Aly wasn’t ready to wave goodbye to summer in December when she uploaded this snap. Wait, haven’t we seen that Powerpuff number before? We knew it! It seems as though the swimsuit is a favorite of the gymnast and we can’t blame her for wanting to bring the ‘90s and ‘00s back to life. They were the best decades, right? Aly finishes off her outfit with a pair of pastel shades before sitting back and soaking up the sunshine.
Keep it casual
This gymnast doesn’t need anything fancy to steal the snap. In fact, sometimes all it takes is a simple background and thoughtful look to bring a photo to life – something Aly Raisman can pull off better than anyone. It wasn’t just this photo that got us excited. The athlete used the upload as a chance to announce she was at a Reebok store opening for a meet and greet. Hopefully, we’ll get to the front of the line next time.