This 4-Year-Old Gym Star Is The Workout Inspiration You've Been Looking For
She might be young, but she is mighty. This four-year-old girl is already a gym star and her videos and photos on Instagram are the most inspiring things we've seen all day.
It takes some of us a lifetime to work up the motivation and courage to enter a gym, but for Prisais Townsend, nothing could be more natural.
The tot, daughter of former Chicago Bears wide receiver James Townsend, is frequently featured on her dad's Instagram page grinning, laughing and hitting workout goals that adults would be proud of.
In the video below, Prisais is shown completing an incredible 10 unassisted pull ups, while her dad stands close by, encouraging her on and ready to catch her if she falls.
Instead of giving up when it gets hard (around pull up #5), the tot hangs loose with a huge grin on her face before pushing herself through the final six.
THE ROAD TO 10 STRICT PULL UPS HAS BEEN CONQUERED!!!! The smile on her face while doing these are contagious. I wish i can smile while working out. I pray my Princess P (@princess_p_freya_doll 4yrs old) will forever carry the will and determination that women can be beautiful, smart, respectful and strong all in one. @crossfit @bleacherreport @houseofhighlights @espn @theshaderoom @alphasportz @super_athletes @theellenshow #princessp #prisaisbrooklyn #crossfit #crossfitfuturechampion #gymnastics #heyguysitsmeprisais #wonderwoman #super_athletes #houseofhighlights #alphasportz #ellentube
While the image of a child as young as Prisais lifting throwing weights around may raise some eyebrows, her dad makes it clear that he has his daughter's best interest firmly front and center:
"I pray my Princess P will forever carry the will and determination that women can be beautiful, smart, respectful and strong all in one".
"I have three daughters and I want them to know that they can be as strong as a man," he told Yahoo! Lifestyle in a recent interview.
However, while he is clearly in awe of his strong, vivacious daughter, Townsend senior is quick to clarify that he does not put any pressure on her.
"I never want Prisais to feel pressure in the gym...We'll stop the second this is no longer fun for her."
In another video in which Prisais knocks out an easy 20 push ups Dad jokes For her warm up I said 10 she said 20. Don't put a limit on me dad. Where is this vocabulary coming from? Lol. What do you do when your child wants to train instead of play?
For her warm up I said 10 she said 20. Don't put a limit on me dad. Where is this vocabulary coming from? Lol. What do you do when your child wants to train instead of play? @crossfit @fun.ning #repost from @princess_p_freya_doll #princessp #prisaisbrooklyn #crossfit #crossfitfuturechampion #gymnastics #heyguysitsmeprisais #funandlove #crossfitgames
Judging by the smile on her face, Prisais is exactly where she wants to be!
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