Best of the Best: Olympic Gymnast John Orozco

By: Stacia Naquin
By: Stacia Naquin

Let an Olympian train you! Team USA member John Orozco offers his best training and eating tips in a new blog segment, where we feature the best from the best!


He’s a fighter. And he’s an Olympian. John Orozco knows how to keep his eye on the prize. He just got back from the 2012 London Olympics and is now traveling the country with the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which makes a stop in Colorado Springs at the World Arena this Saturday, September 29th. He’s originally from The Bronx and is now a proud member of Team USA, placing 5th in team competition and 8th in the all-around in London. At only 19, John’s incredible story of making it to the Olympics is just one of the reasons why he was featured in the video for “The Fighter” from Gym Class Heroes! Check it out here:
His is truly an inspiring story! So when he stopped by the KKTV studio on Wednesday for an interview, I couldn’t help but pick his brain for some tips that could help us ALL in our fitness journey. John Orozco is TRULY the Best of the Best! So here are some tips you can steal for your own fitness routine. It's the best from the best!
His BEST training tip:
“If you want to stay in really good shape, just focus on core. You can do crunches or V-Ups. Lay flat on your back, hands above your head, then reach up and your body forms a V and you touch your toes.”
He demonstrates below:
His BEST eating tip:
“My worst habit used to be ordering pizza late at night. And that’s the worst for athletes. So get something healthy in there before bed time. I really like Chobani yogurt and eating small meals throughout the day.”
Want to see him in action? Cheer him on this Saturday, September 29th at the World Arena for the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. Get tickets here:
Follow him on twitter: @JohnW_Orozco
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