Does This 58-Year-Old Have What it Takes To Be a ‘Sports Illustrated’ Model? We Think She Does

There aren’t a lot of models over 40 in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. There aren’t even really a lot of models over 30 unless they’re someone whose name you already know. But  58-year-old mother of two Jodi Harrison-Bauer thinks she has what it takes to be in the magazine, and we have to agree with her.

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Embrace who you are and don’t be boxed in by others. All our lives we did what others expected of us regarding what they thought was right, what was comfortable for THEM. I was a pleaser. What should a 58 year old woman look like? They would put us in a box because that’s where THEY were comfortable. At Jodifit, every woman owns who she is. There are no boxes except for the ones we jump on. I’m here to represent all the women who’ve felt boxed in. It’s taken me 58 years to help myself, stand in my truth, and honor myself by stepping outside the box. Now and for the past 10 years I’ve been helping others getting stronger- mind, body & soul. My clients, my daughters, my husband, and my friends have made me a better, happier and more fulfilled woman. – – – #dontboxmein #fitatanyage #fitnessisageless

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There are not a lot of women in the world who are closing in on 60 and look like that.

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Happy Love Your Thighs Day! I believe every woman’s body is beautiful in its own way. The beauty industry is known for its selective choices in what qualifies beautiful. As that definition of beauty is changing in the mainstream media, women all over the world are learning to love themselves and see the beautiful parts of their body. Love Your Thighs Day is specifically a day dedicated to learning to love your thighs no matter what they look like. Here’s how to celebrate beautiful you…start by giving yourself a love mantra you and your friends can say. Love mantras work great against negativity. Maybe post some love mantras on social meal with #loveyourthighsday If you still don’t love your thighs, then change the way your thighs look by going to the gym. Get a personal trainer or partner up with some friends and go to a class. – – – – #loveyourthighsday #loveyourself #thighthursday #lovemantras #personaltrainer #smallgroupclasses #itstartswithyou #fitat58havingfun

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Jodi talked to the New Haven Register about why she was making the journey to Florida to compete with women half her age for a coveted spot in the magazine.

“Whether I’m chosen or not. I’m doing this as another way to share who I am and encourage others along the way that it’s not too late to try something new,” said Harrison-Bauer, who combines 10 hours of resistance training and weight lifting with cardio each week to maintain her fitness.

“I’m 58 and I’ve never felt so confident in myself. I want to get my message out to all ages, but especially women over 50, to ignore expectations by being bold and stepping out of your comfort zone.”

She is certainly bold.

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