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Gabby Reece pregnant with second child

In May, Gabby Reece told TODAY viewers how to get into shape for bikini season. Now, she'll be showing them how to stay in shape while pregnant. The athlete, model and writer announced that “I'm a little over three months pregnant” to TODAY's Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb. The due date is Jan. 2. In the meantime, in addition to sticking to her plans to rejoin the pro beach volleyball tour in A
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In May, Gabby Reece told TODAY viewers how to get into shape for bikini season. Now, she'll be showing them how to stay in shape while pregnant.

The athlete, model and writer announced that “I'm a little over three months pregnant” to TODAY's Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb. The due date is Jan. 2.

In the meantime, in addition to sticking to her plans to rejoin the pro beach volleyball tour in August, she'll make periodic visits to TODAY to teach women how to keep fit during each trimester of their pregnancies. Her lessons will be turned into a line of workout DVDs.

Among those who will be watching with particular interest will be Weekend TODAY co-host Campbell Brown, who last weekend “came out of the closet” to reveal that she, too, is expecting.

“I try to tell women, 'You're not dead. You're not fat. You're pregnant,'” Reece said.

She speaks from experience: Three years ago she gave birth to her first child, Reece Viola Hamilton. She doesn't know the gender of the new baby she is carrying, saying she wants it to be a surprise.

Reece is 37 years old and living proof that a woman can be big and strong and also sexy. She stands 6-3, weighs in at 172 pounds, has six-pack abs and is married to professional surfer Laird Hamilton.

She's the author of “Big Girl in the Middle,” which deals with her life as a professional volleyball player. A hall-of-fame volleyball player at the University of Florida, she also went on to model professionally, and has appeared on the covers of magazines, including Elle and Playboy.

In 1989, when she was a sophomore in college, Elle named her one of the five most beautiful women in the world. In 1997, Women Sports & Fitness named her one of the 20 most influential women in sports. This year, she’s coming out of retirement to compete in four-person AVP Beach Volleyball.

Reece also has a stepdaughter, 11-year-old Izabela Hamilton.

For more information and tips from Gabby, visit GotoGabby.com.