After making the move to her hometown Chicago Sky in 2021 and helping lead the franchise to its first WNBA title, Candace Parker probably deserved a break. Instead, Parker kept plowing through the offseason, working for Turner Sports on NBA and men’s NCAA Tournament coverage. She and her wife Anna Petrakova welcomed a new baby in February, and Parker was also the executive producer on a documentary that premiered in April, Title IX: 37 Words That Changed America.

Parker’s busy schedule makes it that much more important that she leads a healthy lifestyle, and she wants everyone to have the tools to take charge of their own physical fitness. That led Parker to a partnership with Muscle Milk — together, they have created the Lifting Project to make fitness more accessible for individuals in underserved areas. Aspiring trainers can enter the Lifting Project contest to get Muscle Milk’s help to become certified and then empower those in their communities to pursue healthy choices. Read More