Serena Williams Playfully Discovers the Ultimate Gym Selfie Angle

Serena Williams is opening up about her workout routine — which includes plenty of time for gym selfies.

“I spend 50% of my time in the gym taking selfies,” Williams, 42, wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, December 26. “Trying to get that perfect angle, that angle that makes me look snatched.”

Williams shared a series of snaps inside the gym, noting that she’s nailed the perfect workout picture after much trial and error.

“Well, I found that angle, so don’t look at me sideways when in person I’m a tad thicker lol,” she quipped.

Legend! Serena Williams has overcome every obstacle in her way to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Perhaps even more impressive, she now balances perfecting her game with raising her daughter, Olympia. Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in September 1981. She started playing tennis at age 4 after she, sister…

Williams isn’t the only family member who’s committed to getting their exercise in. She recently shared a video of daughter Olympia, 6, helping her sister Adira, 4 months, do baby sit-ups as she lifted the infant up and lowered her back down. (Williams shares her daughters with husband Alexis Ohanian.)

“We all work out in this family. @adiraohanian @olympiaohanian

“I am not ok today. And that’s ok to not be ok. No one is ok every single day. If you are not ok today I’m with you. There’s always tomorrow. Love you,” she wrote via X (formerly Twitter) in November.

Demi Lovato, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jon Hamm, Carrie Fisher, and Ashley Judd are among the many celebrities who’ve admitted to struggling with depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.

That wasn’t the first time that the seven-time Wimbledon champion opened up about her struggles. In August 2018, Williams pulled out of the Rogers Cup for “personal reasons” and later revealed that she struggles with “postpartum emotions.” In September 2022, Williams had an honest discussion about her mental health with Selena Gomez as part of the “Come & Get It” singer’s mental health platform, Wondermind

“Mental fitness for мe is jυst really learning to shυt down,” Williaмs explained. “Yoυ know, I did this years ago, before мental health was a topic on everyone’s мind. It was jυst like, ‘Alright, I’м shυtting мyself down today.’ Jυst sυbconscioυsly it was soмething I’ve always done.”

Williaмs noted that she is now aware of the iмportance of pυtting yoυrself first, “especially мentally.” As a resυlt, she has “shυt-down мoмents.”

“I have serioυs boυndaries, and I don’t let anyone cross those boυndaries with мy tiмe,” she said. “And it’s so bad ’caυse I really don’t do anything for мe. I’м terrible at that! I’ve said it tiмe and tiмe again, ‘I’м working on it!’ Bυt, мore or less, at least prioritizing what I need to do, and then when I’м tυrned off, I’м tυrned off.”

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