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Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings shares her 5 secrets to success

The champion beach volleyball player shares the secrets to her success.
/ Source: TODAY

What can't Kerri Walsh Jennings do? The beach volleyball player has earned three Olympic gold medals — and is heading to Rio de Janeiro this summer to try to win another one. As she prepares for the games, she'll be training five hours a day, five days a week.

But that's not her only job. Aside from being one of the most celebrated (and hard working) volleyball players of our time, Walsh Jennings is also mom to three young kids: Joey, 7, Sundance, 6 and Scout, 3.

Kerri Walsh
It might seems like Kerri Walsh Jennings can do it all. But she says it's not easy and that it's not on her shoulders alone.Getty Images

How does she make it all look so easy?

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"It takes a village for sure," Walsh Jennings told TODAY. "It just takes a lot of love."

And some serious determination and motivation. Here are the habits that help keep Walsh Jennings happy, healthy and ready to snag that fourth gold medal.

Kerri Walsh Jennings and Jenna Bush Hager.
Kerri Walsh Jennings teaches Jenna Bush Hager a few things about volleyball.TODAY

1. An early start

"I'm waking up at least an hour and a half before my kids... I'm so crazy. You know, I sprint all day long, so I've been waking up between 5 and 5:30 a.m." Wash Jennings said.

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2. Meditation

"(The practice) creates some peace in my life and space," Walsh Jennings told TODAY.

3. A nutritious shake

Her recipe for a productive morning: A half cup of Almond Breeze, half cup of fruit and half cup of greens.

4. Circuit workouts

A circuit is a series of exercises, performed in rapid succession, with little-to-no rest between — they're fast, effective and focus on strength training and cardio at the same time. "A little circuit is genius to me," Walsh Jennings said, plus every parent has a step stool!

Her top secret to success?

5. 'Surrounding myself with amazing people.'