photo courtesy of Gina Miller

Gina Miller’s
20-Minute Workout

That Sports Girl on how she's ratcheted up the intensity in her fitness routines.

Gina Miller isn’t just a sports girl. She is “That Sports Girl.” Starting as a Houston Rockets intern (she even received a championship ring in ‘95), she went on to cover every major sport in Dallas-Fort Worth over the past decade as one of the lead sportscasters for CBS 11 (KTVT) and TXA 21.

Since leaving that gig late last year, Miller has launched That Sports Girl Mediaher own content marketing agency. She still has time for sports, though. Come football season, you can still catch her on TV talking touchdowns and tackles on Cowboys Special Edition with Jerry Jones.

Now we’re turning the tables on the reporter, putting the questions to Miller. After hearing about her fitness routine, I’m thinking we might slot her in at QB-1. I’d put my money on her in a bar fight.

If you’ve got only 20 minutes to work out, what do you do?
Miller: It used to be a quick run, but as I’ve learned how much running can age you, now it’s a fast 20 minutes on the stationary bike. 

What’s your typical daily workout routine?
In 2014, I vowed to engage in more active workouts. I blogged about it: no more passive hours on the elliptical reading a magazine or “go through the motions” weight-lifting sessions. So, I have varied my routine and started to take more classes and work out with a trainer for the first time ever.  

One or two days a week I exercise with my trainer, Steve Burgess. He kicks my ass — in a good way. One or two days a week I take a Barré class at Exhale. I love how these classes work those tiny muscles. They really do lift your body in ways traditional weights can’t. Ideally, I’ll take one yoga class a week, but that’s the first thing to go, if I am pressed for time. I’ll also usually get in one or two sessions on the elliptical, stepmill, or stationary bike. I’ll mix in an additional cardio/weightlifting class at Equinox every now and then. I try to stretch every day. For me, I feel that flexibility is the most important thing. 

I try to work out at least five days a week but no more than an hour a day. I’m usually in and out in 45 minutes. 

 

What’s your usual breakfast?
Two whole scrambled eggs with veggies, a bit of cheese, and a side or berries, or a green smoothie. I finally got a Nutribullet after my blender gave out, and I love it.

 

What is your go-to cheat meal?
Snuffer’s cheese fries, an indulgent carb-laden brunch, or an all-out Tex-Mex feast at Avila’s

 

Name a song from your workout playlist.
I listen to either The Ticket or podcasts. I love Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!.

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