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Niki Taylor: Back and Better Than Ever

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The Supermodel Workout

FITNESS: Do you follow a specific workout routine as well?

Niki: I try to exercise three days a week, doing at least 30 minutes of cardio -- the elliptical, bike, treadmill. I mix in free weights, so I'll do 10 minutes of cardio, three sets of weights, 10 minutes of cardio and so on. It's hard, though, with my schedule. For years I was a single mom trying to work while raising two sons on my own. That didn't leave a lot of downtime for fitness!

FITNESS: Do you encourage your twins to exercise?

Niki: Oh, yeah. They're typical 13-year-old boys -- they love to ride dirt bikes, they're very active. It's interesting to see how they have different personalities, even though they are twins. Hunter is more reserved; Jake is the more outgoing one. I guess they both have a little bit of me in them.

FITNESS: Do you ride bikes with them?

Niki: Actually, my husband and I ride Harley-Davidsons! I'm a bit of a daredevil these days. After my accident, I think I realized it was good to embrace life. My faith is really important to me, and I am less afraid now than before. Burney and I do these cross-country motorcycle trips where you ride for approximately 500 miles a day, seven or eight days straight. It's a group of 200 or so bikes and it's tons of fun. I wouldn't exactly call it exercise, but holding up an 850-pound motorcycle in the heat is no easy task!

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