Both hailing from the Hospitality State, Dr. Marc and Dr. Anna Biggers met when they were nineteen-year-old college students at Mississippi State University. Having been together for nearly two decades, the couple shares some insight into their busy lifestyles and how they stay fit.

The couples’ jobs have them on their feet all day. Marc is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoSouth, where he specializes in sports medicine, and Anna works as a veterinarian practitioner for cats and dogs.

Their children, Allie (9) and Marc Allen (7) are just as active, playing competitive sports such as soccer, flag football, basketball, and horse riding at Aintree Farms in Germantown. Having grown up riding hunters and equitation on the flat herself, Annie was already passionate about equestrian sports; so, it was only a matter of time before her daughter caught the riding bug as well.

All Biggers family members share a love for competitiveness and enjoy spending downtime playing together in the yard or park, practicing for upcoming sports games, and taking the boat to Lake Pickwick for water activities like wake surfing. The Biggers family is constantly on the move, and their vacations don’t shy away from adventure. Previous vacations include skiing in the Alps, hunting in New Mexico, and hiking the Tetons and Yellowstone. The next Biggers vacation is a snow-skiing trip to Jackson Hole in the spring, to celebrate Marc and Anna’s upcoming twentieth anniversary while the kids are on spring break from school.

When not braving the outdoors, chasing their kids, or crushing daily step goals at work, the couple is hitting the gym, with Marc preferring weight-lifting and Anna loving a good run on the treadmill.

“Exercise has always been a healthy outlet to alleviate stress for both of us throughout our life, whether that be from school, jobs, moving, or otherwise.”

The lively family of four rarely eats out, let alone junk food; Anna prefers cooking healthy options at home. Even if the family has to eat while on the go, the option is always a home-cooked meal in Tupperware over a drive-thru fast-food joint.

For road trips, Anna usually brings along a container of her family’s favorite, no-bake energy bites. To recreate them, simply mix dried oats, coconut flakes, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, vanilla extract, salt, honey, and cinnamon (chocolate chips are optional!)

However, the dynamic duo will indulge in the occasional restaurant meal for date night, frequenting Memphis favorites such as Jim’s Place Grille in Collierville or Moondance Grill in Germantown.

Between orthopedic surgery and animal clinics, it’s clear that this fit couple is well-trained in helping others recover and feel their best. So naturally, you can imagine that Anna and Marc make the best team players when it comes to love.

“We get along so well because we genuinely enjoy each other’s company. We are both driven and love staying on the go.”

It’s clear to see that the Mississippi natives jive well together. They respect and value what the other team player brings to the table, are gracious in their giving of time, and always strive to set one another up for success. Given their medical backgrounds, Marc and Anna appreciate how important fitness and food choices are for maintaining good health. They strive to instill this in their children from a young age, all the while connecting with one another and having fun.

By Shlomit Ovadia
Photo by Tindall Stephens