Gymnastics requires an incredible amount of blood, sweat, and tears and only a few very talented athletes ever obtain an elite status. Imagine dangling perilously in mid-air as you soar between two thin fiberglass bars, stretching your fingertips to close the nearly six-foot distance. Now imagine doing it in your own signature designer apparel with millions cheering you on. This is the world of elite gymnastics.
Gabrielle Douglas is a 16-year old, two-time Olympic gold medalist who captivated the country at the 2012 London Olympics as she flew high as the All-Around Gold Medal winner. Her leading Elite Coach Jeff Woods is one of the few in the world to carry the specialized title of Breve Coach while also holding a Master’s Certificate by USAG.
Raine sits down with them to navigate their journey with Guts to Glamour. Learn more about the Olympic medalist and her Elite Coach in the latest issue of Raine Magazine: Hollywood and Glamour!
Adapted by Liz Belilovskaya