BFH Workout #28: Natasha Watley

BFH Workout #28: Natasha Watley


Natasha Watley, born on November 27, 1981, in Irvine, California, is a retired American softball player and one of the most accomplished shortstops in the sport's history.


Watley began making a name for herself early in her career, achieving success at the collegiate level with the U.C.L.A. Bruins. She played a crucial role in helping U.C.L.A. win the Women's College World Series in 2003 and earned several individual accolades for her exceptional skills on the field.

 On the international stage, Natasha Watley represented Team U.S.A. in softball, contributing significantly to the team's success. She won two Olympic medals, including a gold medal in Athens 2004 and a silver medal in Beijing 2008. Watley's speed, agility, and defensive prowess at the shortstop position made her a key player for the U.S. national team.

Off the field, Natasha Watley has been actively involved in promoting softball and encouraging young athletes to pursue the sport. Her commitment to community outreach and sports advocacy has made her a respected figure in the softball community.

 In addition to her achievements on the diamond, Watley has been a vocal proponent of softball's reinstatement to the Olympic program. Her passion for the sport and dedication to its growth have impacted softball.


The Queen of the Mound Workout

400 Squats

300 Push Ups

200 Sit Ups

100 Jumping Jacks

Record your completion time.


Exercise List


Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes turned slightly outward. Keep your arms in a neutral position and sit down as if there was a stool behind you. Keep your chest up and your eyes straight.

Push Ups

Start on the floor prone with your hands by your chest. Push your hands into the ground and push your body off the ground.

Keep your feet hip-width apart.

Sit Ups

Start on your back with your knees bent. Place your hands by your ears and lift your torso off the ground. Keep your gaze on the ceiling and keep your chest up. Lower back to the starting point and repeat the exercise.

Jumping Jacks

Start with your feet hip-width apart and hands down by your side. Jump out and extend your hands over your head. Return to the starting position.