Brittany Mahomes’ football career, workout routine, nutrition

Brittany Mahomes has been a well-known figure in the sports world for years, thanks to her constant presence on the sidelines cheering for her husband, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

But the 28-year-old has recently become a household name after appearing in the Netflix documentary with her husband Quarterback and forging a new friendship with Taylor Swift, who is dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

Oh, and ahead of a little sporting event called the Super Bowl, Brittany makes big headlines like 2024 Sports illustrated Swimsuit Rookie. The mother of two and personal trainer graced the cover of the legendary magazine in a stunning red swimsuit, showing off her fit physique.

If you happen to be wondering what Brittany’s workout routine looks like, well, the former professional athlete (yes, you read that right!) has been working on it for years. Here’s everything you need to know about Brittany’s soccer career and how she currently stays fit:

Brittany played football in college.

She attended school at the University of Texas at Tyler and played football for the school. Brittany (whose maiden name is Matthews) played forward and scored three goals in one game during her 2016 season, or her senior year, according to her official team biography. She finished her season with 18 goals and four assists.

After graduating, she turned professional in Iceland.

Brittany signed a deal to play professional soccer in Iceland for a team called UMF Afturelding/Fram, as she shared on Quarterback. While Brittany’s team won a championship in her first season, she returned to the U.S. after a year to be with Patrick, according to Newsweek.

She has a degree in kinesiology.

Brittany graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, according to her training website, Brittany Lynne Fitness. She is also a certified personal trainer. “I have experience with all fitness levels and have taken that experience with me to create exercise programs for people at all stages of their fitness journey,” Brittany says on her website. “I want YOU to feel the same way I do: confident, strong, powerful and beautiful!!”

In 2019 she started an online training program.

Brittany launched her training program, Brittany Lynne Fitness, in 2019. “’Training like Britt’ means a lot: work hard, stay committed, don’t make excuses, and most importantly, no BS!” she wrote on her website. “These programs are designed to get stronger, grow muscle and get STRONG. Don’t be afraid to lift heavy and push yourself!”

Previously, there were three training programs available, one focused on the full body, lower body and HIIT. However, the site says they are making some changes and new programs are in the works.

Training is a big part of Brittany’s life.

If you follow Brittany on Instagram, you know she is a regular at the gym. She often gives her followers a glimpse into her workout routine on her Instagram Story.

She recently shared this video of herself doing an amazing workout in collaboration with OWYN. “You’re going to want a @liveowyn protein shake after tackling this leg day #liveowyn ⬇️,” Brittany wrote in the caption, before sharing the exact number of sets and reps she did for each exercise.

And Brittany practices what she preaches. “Staying active and being in the gym has been a big part of my life,” she said in a December 2023 interview with Good food. After her professional soccer career ended, Brittany realized that “being in the gym was something I remained extremely passionate about.”

“I especially enjoy strength training and weight lifting, but I also enjoy walking with the kids and the dogs,” she told the publication. The mother of two explained that she likes to stay active and believes it allows her to become the best version of herself for her children – physically and mentally. “It’s so important to me to be able to run around with them and teach them sports as they grow!” she said.

She prefers her diet to be filled with nutritious foods.

In her interview with Good foodBrittany said she enjoys enjoying nutritious food with her loved ones. She also mentioned that both of her children have food allergies, so she is incorporating more allergen-free items into her family’s meals.

For dinner parties, her go-to is “always taco night,” she told the publication. “It’s so easy to throw together and get the whole family involved in the cooking process. Both Patrick and the kids love it.”

After her daughter’s birth, Brittany shared what her diet looked like during her postpartum journey. She shared different versions of rice bowls with chicken and tasty vegetables, chicken kebabs, seafood and salads filled with tuna, vegetables and fruit, per Life and style magazine.

The fitness trainer also gets her protein from OWYN protein shakes. She posted a photo of one of the shakes with a caption explaining how food allergies have been a huge part of their lives after finding out her son, Bronze, has a severe peanut allergy.

It is thanks to her husband that he has gotten his diet under control. She said Men’s health that “he wasn’t really into nutrition, dieting, and healthy eating when he got out of college because I feel like it’s kind of hard to eat healthy in college.” Once the two started living together, she improved his diet and told him, “We’re not playing games, you’re going to try new things. You’re going to eat healthy. I’m not going to sit here and watch you eat that stuff.”

She told the publication, “And I remember one time while I was cooking, I gave Patrick mashed cauliflower. And I told him it was mashed potatoes.”

Football still has a special place in the heart of Brittany.

While she may no longer play at the professional level, Brittany co-founded her city’s professional women’s soccer team, Kansas City Current, with Patrick.

“As an advocate for women in sports and a leader in the Kansas City community, Brittany has always strived to bring the NWSL back to KC,” her Kansas City Current biography reads. “Her competitiveness and passion for football bring a new energy to the club’s ownership group. She shares the Longs’ commitment to continuing to build a championship mentality in Kansas City for years to come.”

Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamor and more. She has a master’s degree from American University, lives by the beach and hopes to one day own a teacup pig and a taco truck.

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Sydney is a freelance beauty, lifestyle and wellness writer. She has written for multiple publications throughout her career, including InStyle, Architectural Digest, Glamor and Elle, in addition to copywriting for a handful of beauty and wellness brands.

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