Gold medalist Mary Lou Retton reveals if she'd ever do 'Dancing with the Stars'

Note: The video above is from August 2016.

Mary Lou Retton is an undeniable trailblazer. She was the first woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics for the United States at just 16 years old in 1984. Fast forward to Summer Olympics 2016, and women like Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Shannon Miller and the Fab Five epically followed in her footsteps -- and she couldn't be prouder.

Since making history at the Olympics, Retton hasn't strayed from being active and conscious of her health. That's why she partnered with Nature's Bounty for the #DearFutureMe campaign. She hopes to help people -- athletes or not -- take care of themselves now so they can thank themselves later.

PHOTOS: Mary Lou Retton through the years

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(Original Caption) Mary Lou Retton performs on the balance beam on her way to becoming the first American woman to win the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition gold medal.
Head shot of Mary Lou Reton on uneven bars at the McDonald Am. Cup.
UNDATED: United States gymnast Mary Lou Retton performs, circa 1980s. (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
384413 01: Olympic gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton poses in a Houston, Texas Studio, 1995. (Photo by Pam Francis/Liaison)
Athlete Mary Lou Retton attends the First Annual ESPY Awards on March 4, 1993 at Paramount Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Tipper Gore and Mary Lou Retton hold the American flag while they watch the free skate program in White Ring during the 1998 Winter Olympic games. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mary Lou Retton, circa 1985. (Photo by Getty Images)
American Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton holds up her gold medal at a press conference during the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Mary Lou, who has also won a silver, has a chance at four more medals.
(Original Caption) Los Angeles: Mary Lou Retton, Fairmont, W. Va., is overjoyed as her coach Bela Korolyi plants a big kiss on her cheek after she squeaked out a narrow win over Ecaterina Szabo of Romania in the Women's All-Around Gymnastics in Los Angeles.
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton during an interview with guest host Joan Rivers on August 8, 1984 -- (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Mary Lou Retton spreads her arms during her individual balance beam routine, in which event she placed 4th.
Gold medal winner Mary Lou Retton poses for a photograph after the awards ceremony for the Women's Gymnastics Combined event at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
384413 01: Olympic gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton poses in a Houston, Texas Studio, 1995. (Photo by Pam Francis/Liaison)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton performs on August 8, 1984 -- (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Gold medal winner Mary Lou Retton and bronze medal winner Simona Pauca of Romania listen to the playing of the United States National Anthem at the awards ceremony for the Women's Gymnastics Combined event at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. (Photo by � Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Athlete Mary Lou Retton attends the First Annual ESPY Awards on March 4, 1993 at Paramount Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 11: Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton on stage at the Winning Way 'A Day of Champions' sports gala held at the Arrowhead Pond Stadium on July 11, 2004 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Mary Lou Retton smiles during a speech to a group at the University of Denver before a gymnastics meet among DU, Air Force and Arizona State. Retton talked about her life in gymnastics and competing in the Olympics and winning gold in 1984. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Athlete Mary Lou Retton attends the Women's Sports Foundation's 14th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards on October 4, 1993 at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Athlete Mary Lou Retton attends the Women's Sports Foundation's Fifth Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards on September 24, 1984 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Athlete Mary Lou Retton attends the First Annual ESPY Awards on March 4, 1993 at Paramount Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Athlete Mary Lou Retton and athlete Kevin Young attend the First Annual ESPY Awards on March 4, 1993 at Paramount Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOUSTON - OCTOBER 16: Former Gold Medal Olympian Mary Lou Retton throws out the first pitch before Game three of National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros during the 2004 Major League Baseball Playoffs on October 16, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Astros defeated the Cardinals 5-2 to set the series at 2 games to 1 St. Louis. (Photo By Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
1984 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mary Lou Retton introduces herself during the 2008 Performance Nutrition Culinary Summit at the United States Olympic Center in Colorado Springs. Retton was on hand to learn about the impact of diet on Olympic athletes. Photo by Glenn Asakawa, The Denver Post (Photo By Glenn Asakawa/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - FEBRUARY 21: Mary Lou Retton, former Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's Gymnastics, looks on during the 2009 Tyson American Cup at the Sears Centre on February 21, 2009 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - APRIL 05: Athlete Mary Lou Retton arrives to Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XIV at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on April 5, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
KATIE - It is a gymnastics challenge between Katie Couric and Mary Lou Retton, on KATIE, airing TUESDAY, DEC. 4, distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Disney-ABC via Getty Images)KATIE COURIC, MARY LOU RETTON
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Check out my full conversation with Mary Lou Retton -- and find out what she says to supplement skeptics and whether or not she'd ever compete on "Dancing with the Stars."

Tell me why you decided to join forces with Nature's Bounty for the #DearFutureMe campaign.

For me, it's a win-win, it's just a no-brainer. I'm a big believer in taking supplements. I mean, I did throughout me entire athletic and gymnast career -- and even now, as a busy mom of four daughters, it's just a part of my life, living that healthy lifestyle. I just want to help people to do the same thing, which is why we partnered up for the #DearFutureMe campaign, and there's a sweepstakes. [We] just want to encourage people to make that commitment to their future self -- and they can start doing that, literally, today.

What do you say to people who are perhaps skeptical of taking supplements or vitamins?

Getting vitamins and nutrients in a healthy diet is best, but then you supplement with vitamins, that's what I do, and exercise. It's in combination of living that healthy life.

(Note: You should always consult your physician before taking any supplements.)

What's the No. 1 question you regularly get asked as a gold medalist about fitness and health?

How do I stay in shape?

Yes! That would be my question, too!

[Laughs] See! That's the one I get the most. And you know, I'd like to say I exercise every day and I do everything perfectly, and I don't. I don't at all. I struggle with consistency, doing it on a consistent basis, because my schedule is so erratic, so I struggle with that. But I try to get in at least three to four days a week. I try to eat healthy, I try to. For me, that means eating clean foods, God's food. That's why I stay away from processed stuff, which is difficult -- a challenge -- when I'm on the road. When I'm home, I cook and prepare the food for my family. We're an athletic family, we've always eaten clean and healthy foods. That's what I do. I will walk. Walking is a big part of my exercise regime. Swimming lately has been [too], just because I'm a little beat up from my gymnastics career. And I like to pull very light weights to stay lean.

Is there food you will absolutely not touch?

Not really! When I splurge, I'm a salty person -- it's cheese, it's chips, it's pizza, fries. Those are the kinds of things that I splurge and cheat with. But no, I just try and eat, like I said, God's food.

So you do believe in cheat days every once in a while?

Oh gosh, yes! Absolutely. Because you just feel deprived the entire time. You're not going to succeed if you're feeling deprived.

What's your best advice for young Olympians, like the Fab Five, about life after the Olympics?

Enjoy every moment of it. You earned it. We're proud of you. The country is proud of you. Enjoy everything that comes your way. It's fleeting, it's going to come and it's going to go. I think that team is doing just that. They all have their different roads and different avenues that they're taking, and it looks like they're having a blast. Aly [Raisman] has taken a year off, and Laurie [Hernandez] is just dancing herself around the country and Madison [Kocian] is at UCLA pursuing her college career.

Speaking of Laurie [Hernandez], would you ever consider competing on "Dancing with the Stars"?

I'd love to! Are you kidding me? Represent the old group! I'm a big fan of the show. I've actually been asked, [but] with my schedule, I just couldn't do it. If the timing is right, I would love to do it. Especially if there's a gymnast on, of course we all support our family of gymnasts.

Do you have a pro that you would want to dance with?

I'm assuming they're going to put me with one of the smaller ones, one of the shorter ones. I'm not picky!

As we gear up for the premiere of the new "DWTS" season on March 20, relive last season's couples:

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, LAURIE HERNANDEZ
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) AMBER ROSE, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JAMES HINCHCLIFFE, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MARILU HENNER, DEREK HOUGH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MAUREEN MCCORMICK, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, CALVIN JOHNSON JR.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) RICK PERRY, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, VANILLA ICE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) KENNY 'BABYFACE' EDMONDS, ALLISON HOLKER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JENNA JOHNSON, JAKE T. AUSTIN
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JANA KRAMER, GLEB SAVCHENKO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TERRA JOLÃ, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, LAURIE HERNANDEZ
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) JAMES HINCHCLIFFE, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MARILU HENNER, DEREK HOUGH
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MAUREEN MCCORMICK, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, CALVIN JOHNSON JR.
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) RICK PERRY, EMMA SLATER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) VANILLA ICE, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) ALLISON HOLKER, KENNY 'BABYFACE' EDMONDS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) GLEB SAVCHENKO, JANA KRAMER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2301' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with its most dynamic cast yet and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TERRA JOLÃ, SASHA FARBER
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