Simone Biles’ intense Olympic training regimen is clearly paying off – at least if her latest Instagram posts are anything to go by.
The 24-year-old proudly flaunted her incredibly trim and toned figure over the weekend, while hosting a small pool party at her sprawling Houston home, where Simone happily took full advantage of the soaring temperatures.
Enjoying a few hours off from the gym, Simone took to Instagram to share a video of herself posing in a striped swimsuit, which featured a cut-out section across her stomach, allowing her to show off her ripped six-pack.
She paired the flattering one-piece with a diamond necklace, a pair of statement sunglasses, and she also showed off her newly-cropped long bob hairstyle by leaving her locks down to hang around her shoulders.
Work it! Simone Biles is once again showing off her impressive six-pack, this time at her home in Houston, Texas, where she hosted a small pool party on Sunday
Abs-olutely amazing: The 24-year-old gymnast proudly flaunted the results of her intense Olympics training regimen in a flattering swimsuit
On show: Simone’s one-piece featured a large cut-out across the abdomen, allowing her to flaunt her abs
As well as her own sizzling selfie, Simone also shared a snap of her dogs hanging out by the swimming pool, which had several floaties bobbing around in it.
But it wasn’t just the pool that the gymnast and her friends enjoyed, with Simone also posting a picture of one pal playing a game of giant Jenga in the backyard of her Texas abode.
Earlier this year, the gymnast – who has an estimated net worth of more than $6 million thanks to her lucrative endorsement deals – proudly showed off her stunning home in a series of Instagram posts, revealing a large, modern kitchen, enormous swimming pool, and a sprawling outdoor area that was complete with a funky swing-set dining table.
This weekend’s pool party may well have been thrown in celebration of Simone’s latest endorsement deal; the Olympian recently signed a major new deal with Gap-owned workoutwear brand Athleta, having ended her almost six-year deal with Nike.
In an Instagram post shared on Friday to mark the milestone occasion, Simone says that she made the decision to partner with Athleta because she wanted to work with a brand that shares her ‘passion to help girls rise and own their limitless potential’.
‘They are committed to diversity and inclusion, which was really important for me to see in a partner,’ she said.
The move is a blow to Nike, which tried for years with mixed success to expand in the lucrative market for women’s sports apparel, launching yoga, plus-size and maternity lines.
As it competes with Lululemon and Under Armour, Nike has spent millions cultivating relationships with Simone and other major female athletes, including Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, and these deals have helped the brand’s womenswear sales growth outstrip that of its other brands for the past eight quarters.
Fun in the sun: The Olympian shared several candid shots from the weekend gathering, in which her friends were seen chilling by the pool and playing giant Jenga
Fun for the whole family! Simone’s dogs also got to partake in the outdoor gathering, which came just days after it was announced the gymnast has inked a new deal with Athleta
However Simone is not the first female Olympic athlete to end a deal with Nike in favor of a new partnership with Athleta.
In 2019, six-time Olympic runner Allyson Felix signed up with the Gap-owned brand after penning an opinion piece in the New York Times in which she said she faced potential pay cuts from sponsors – including Nike – for having children.
Nike later vowed that it will no longer financially penalize pregnant athletes.
The company has also made a name for itself for taking a stand on social issues, fighting against racial injustice and showing solidarity with some protesting athletes.
Although Simone did not specifically address the end of her lengthy partnership with Nike, the brand issued a statement in response to her departure, saying that it wishes the Olympic superstar ‘the very best’.
Athleta, founded in 1998 as a brand for female athletes, said it plans to co-create an activewear line with Simone as part of her new endorsement deal.
The brand has also pledged to support Simone’s post-Tokyo Olympics gymnastics tour that she is planning to mount herself, rather than the usual tour backed by governing body USA Gymnastics, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In other words, there was plenty for Simone to celebrate at her weekend gathering – which came just one week after she and her NFL star boyfriend Jonathan, 25, enjoyed a three-day trip to Miami together, much of which they documented on their respective Instagram posts.
Days after their return to Texas, Simone – who is the most decorated American gymnast in history – sparked a flurry of excitement among her followers when she posted the image, which shows her lying on her NFL star boyfriend as he sits in a chair at a bar with a drink in his hand.
‘Ma’am this does not look like preparations for the Olympics,’ one person jokingly commented, while another cheekily wrote: ‘Okay sis!!! We know how this night went.’
One person simply urged the couple to ‘get a room’.
In the photo, Houston Texas player Jonathan has a beverage clasped in one hand, while his other hand is on the back of Simone’s thigh; meanwhile her arms are wrapped around her boyfriend’s shoulders in a passionate embrace.
The gymnast captioned the saucy image: ‘Writing this from Florida with love.’
Romantic: Last week, Simone shared a very intimate new photo from her recent Miami getaway with boyfriend Jonathan
Shocked: The 24-year-old Olympian’s romantic Instagram post prompted a host of suggestive comments from followers, with one person joking the couple needs to ‘get a room’
Simone is currently in the midst of preparing for Team USA’s Olympic trials, which are due to take place in June, however she found time to sneak in some rest and relaxation during her getaway in the Sunshine State – which she documented in a series of social media posts.
Before she caught her followers’ attention with her latest romantic picture, Simone left them in awe by sharing several images of her incredibly ripped six pack – which prompted one person to joke that Jonathan, 25, could ‘wash his clothes’ on her toned abs.
Simone and Jonathan shared multiple snaps from their romantic getaway in Miami, where they spent time chilling by the pool, soaked up some sun, and enjoyed several meals at various eateries in the city.
The couple also packed on the PDA in several intimate images that show them kissing and cuddling throughout the weekend. Simone captioned one of the snaps, which was taken at Nikki Beach in Miami Beach: ‘With you is where I want to be.’
In one series of photos, the pair are seen canoodling poolside, with Simone showing off the results of her intense training regimen in a blue-and-white patterned bikini, which she paired with white slides.
Fun in the sun: Simone and NFL star Jonathan, 25, shared multiple images from their romantic getaway, including several that showcased the gymnast’s impressive abs
Impressive: The sports star left followers in awe while showing off her six pack in a skimpy white-and-blue patterned bikini while spending time at Nikki Beach
Head over heels: Simone and Jonathan, who have been dating for around a year, packed on the PDA during their trip, sharing sweet snaps of themselves kissing and cuddling
Meanwhile, her boyfriend looked cool and casual in a white T-shirt, black denim shorts, and Off-White sneakers.
Simone and Jonathan also spent time with Houston-based influencer Ashley Wilson, with the gymnast posing up for a photo alongside her pal in which both are seen posing with margaritas.
Other images show Simone modeling a black crop top, tiny denim shorts, a patterned silk headscarf and sunglasses.
In several of the snaps, the sports star is seen toasting a cocktail towards the camera, while others see her showcasing her athletic figure in a figure-hugging yellow dress.
Simone’s abs and her sweet poses with boyfriend Jonathan garnered plenty of attention on social media, where the gymnast’s followers flooded the comments section with compliments about both.
‘Look at those MUSCLES,’ one person wrote, while another simply said: ‘AAAAAAABDOMINALS.’
Others described Simone and Jonathan as ‘cute’, ‘sweet’, and ‘perfect’, with one adding: ‘I love y’all happiness it makes me happy.’
The getaway comes just after an important Olympic milestone – the 100-day countdown to Tokyo 2021 – which Simone marked on Instagram with a picture of herself and her training companions at the World Champions Centre in Houston.
Cheers! In another series of images, Simone modeled a black crop top, denim hot pants, a patterned headscarf and cool shades, while enjoying a few cocktails in the sunshine
‘Summer shade’: The Houston-based athlete wore her hair in two long braids during the trip
Here’s to Olympic glory! The trip comes just days after Simone marked the 100-day countdown to the Tokyo 2021 Games on Instagram
Impressive: Simone’s Instagram posts were flooded with comment from followers praising her athletic figure
She also celebrated the countdown by appearing on the Today show, where she opened up about the personal significance of the upcoming Games – noting that she felt compelled to take part in order to represent the victims of pedophile gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.
Simone is one of hundreds of gymnasts who were abused by Nassar while he was working as the official team doctor for USA Gymnastics, and she has been outspoken in criticizing the organization’s handling of the scandal – and the subsequent steps it has taken to address it.
‘I just feel like everything that happened, I had to come back to the sport to be a voice, to have change happen,’ Simone said of her decision to work towards a spot in the upcoming Olympics, even after they were delayed because of the pandemic.
‘Because I feel like if there weren’t a remaining survivor in the sport, they would’ve just brushed it to the side.
‘But since I’m still here, and I have quite a social media presence and platform, they have to do something. So I feel like coming back, gymnastics just wasn’t the only purpose I was supposed to do.’
Head over heels: Many of Simone’s followers also expressed their joy at seeing her in such a happy relationship with Jonathan, who plays for the Houston Texans
Take a break: Simone is currently preparing for the Team USA Olympic trials, which are currently scheduled to begin on June 24
Going for gold: Although Simone is the oldest member of the US National Team, she is widely considered to be a shoo-in for the five-person Olympic squad
Meaningful: Simone recently opened up about her reasons for wanting to compete in a second Olympics, even after the Games were postponed because of the pandemic
Significant: She explained during an interview with the Today show that she wants to represent the many victims of pedophile doctor Larry Nassar
Simone also addressed the physical toll that her training has been taking, noting that she no longer recovers as quickly, or as easily, as she did four years ago.
She pointed out that her teammates – all of whom are younger than her – are ‘a little bit fresher’ and ‘can recover quicker’, joking that ‘the kids remind her how old she is every day’.
‘Yesterday, we were in practice. And they were like, “Simone, how long have you been doing this sport?” And I was like, “17 years,”‘ she revealed.
‘And they were like, “I’m not even 17 yet! Some of my teammates aren’t even 17 yet.” And I’m like, “Thank you.”‘
But while Simone may be the oldest gymnast competing for a spot on Team USA, she is widely considered a shoo-in for the five-person squad, and is expected to win yet another all-around gold at the Games, a victory that would make her the oldest American woman in history to win the Olympic all-around competition.
Thankfully it seems Simone has managed to find a balance between her strict training regimen and personal relaxation – with her trip in Miami coming just one month after she and Jonathan enjoyed an exotic vacation in Belize, where they celebrated the gymnast’s 24th birthday.
Once again, the couple documented their trip on Instagram, where Simone once again wowed her followers with images of her impressive figure.
Raise your voice: ‘I just feel like everything that happened, I had to come back to the sport to be a voice, to have change happen,’ Simone said
Friends: Simone and Jonathan were joined by Houston-based blogger Ashley Wilson during their Miami trip
Style stars: The couple showcased several different outfits during their trip
From dusk until dawn: They also enjoyed multiple meals at some of Miami’s hottest eateries
Bliss: Simone shared a snap of their hotel, revealing a turquoise pool that appeared to be located next to a beach
Simone, who turned 24 on March 14, kicked off the vacation with a snapshot of herself donning a printed bikini while posing in front of the crystal blue water, writing: ‘Paradise found.’
The gold medalist’s long dark braids were topped with a white bucket hat, and she accessorized her beach look with a dainty silver necklace, small hoop earrings, and her nose earring.
When she wasn’t snapping selfies, she was posing for photos with her new beau, whom she started dating last summer.
In one photo, Jonathan, can be seen standing behind his lady love with his arms resting on hers as they smile for the camera.
The Houston Texans safety looked right at home in his floral printed shirt, bucket hat, and shades, while Simone showed off her ripped abs in a cropped white tank top and cutoff shorts.
‘I love you more than I love Belize and that’s a lot,’ she captioned the snapshot, which was taken in front of a group of palm trees.
It looks like Jonathan also had some time behind the camera as one of Simone’s vacation snapshots shows her striking a pose at night while dressed up in a black tank and funky patterned flare pants.
On the move: The Miami trip comes just one month after the couple enjoyed an exotic vacation in Belize, where they celebrated Simone’s 24th birthday
Fit: In images from that trip, Simone can be seen lying on the beach in a teal string bikini, revealing her six-pack abs
Look of love: Jonathan also shared photos from the trip, including a snapshot of himself dipping Simone while giving her a sweet kiss
‘The person in the photo is shorter than she appears,’ she jokingly wrote when she shared the playful image with her 3.9 million followers.
Simone also posted photos of herself on a beach chair in front of their villa and enjoying drinks topped with little umbrellas with Jonathan, calling him her ‘travel partner forever.’
In her most recent series of snaps, which were shared on Sunday, Simone can be seen lying on the beach in a teal string bikini, revealing her six-pack abs. She topped off her look with a denim bucket hat by Chanel.
She followed up the selfie with snapshot of herself holding up her tropical drink in front of the blue sea, writing: ‘refill plsssss.’
Jonathan also shared pictures from the trip, including an image of himself lifting Simone’s leg and dipping her while giving her a sweet kiss.
Simone has been busy training for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which were postponed last summer due to the pandemic, but it seems as though she has been ready for this vacation for a while.
The gymnast has been hard at work training for the upcoming Olympics at her home in Houston.
Last year was a difficult one for Simone, who told Vogue that she felt ‘torn’ and ‘broken’ by the news that the 2020 Olympics had been postponed. Her home gym was also temporarily shut down due to the pandemic before it reopened in May.
Ready to go: Simone is currently in training for the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo after having swept the medals at the 2016 Games
The athlete felt adrift without her rigorous training schedule that has become a trusted emotional outlet for so many years.
‘You go to work out and you release endorphins. You get any anger out. It’s kind of our oasis,’ she said in an interview featured in the magazine’s August issue. ‘Without that, you’re stuck at home with your own thoughts.
‘I’ve kind of let myself live in those thoughts, to read more deeply into them. At the gym, it’s a great distraction, so I never really live with my thoughts.’
In addition to the. pandemic having a huge impact on her training, she also had to deal with the end of her first serious relationship with fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr.
The couple split in early March after three years together, with Simone admitting that while she struggled with the break-up, she knows that it was ‘for the best.’
Simone is now dating fellow athlete Jonathan, whom she recently paid tribute to in an interview with the Today’s show’s Hoda Kotb.
‘He’s a real man. I just, I love him. We have a great time together,’ she said.
‘Our personalities match right up. We have the same sense of humor. And he’s just great. He’s an athlete, too, so we really understand each other and I think that’s why our relationship has been seamless.’