“He struggled with his health”

‘Home Town’ host celebrates her husband and co-host’s health and fitness journey

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Ben Napier looks and feels great!

On Monday, HGTV star Erin Napier took to Instagram to celebrate her husband’s health and fitness journey. Since 2022, Ben, who co-hosts Hometown with Erin, worked hard to regain his health.

Now Erin shows just how far he’s come in a cute video.

In the video, Ben is seen wearing an Oxford shirt and chinos. Folding a coat over his arm, the host looks confident in his look, while Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim” plays in the background.

Erin is clearly proud too.

In her caption, Erin provided more context to Ben’s transformation: “He worried about his health and fitness last winter before his big shoulder surgery in March so that ‘he can sleep better on his back and lower his BP.”

She ended the caption triumphantly: “Mission Accomplished.”

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In addition to surgery, Ben cited another big inspiration for his hard work: their two daughters. The couple welcomed their first child Helen, 5, in 2018 and baby number 2, Mae, in 2021

“Bringing Helen home and experiencing those first few weeks with her and seeing how quickly things change with the kids, that caught my attention. She was different every day and I want to live as much of her life as possible. I want a long life so I can be there for Erin and Helen,” he said. Today.

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Ben also described his family’s health issues in a previous Instagram post. “I come from a long line of great men who don’t really discuss their health until it’s an issue,” he wrote. “In 2014, a month before his 60th birthday, my father underwent emergency bypass surgery. Suddenly, this problem that seemed so far away from me was standing right in front of me.

Related: WATCH: ‘Hometown’s Ben Napier Is Healthy For His Daughters: "This is my new lifestyle"

The couple brought this health journey to HGTV, telling their story in a recent season of Hometown.

“I have two daughters, one on the way,” he explained in an episode that aired before Mae’s arrival. “I’m getting older. I’m trying to take better care of myself.”

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Erin has shown her support along the way, including breaking a quick thirst trap from her hubby in March. She posted a shirtless photo of Ben doing some woodworking on Instagram. “While we were taking a nap, [Ben] built us travel easels for girls,” she wrote alongside the photo.

That didn’t stop commenters from digging in, with one writing, “I don’t think I’m talking out of turn; we would all like a little Ben in our lives.

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