Everyday I am grateful to live in such an incredible city. Houston sets a high standard for the rest of the world in many areas. And hopefully the 2012 Summer Olympics will bring gold home to Houston!
The training and discipline these people go through to even compete to be on the USA team is truly remarkable. While talking to a couple of the young athletes I photographed recently I was in awe of their dedication. Also, I felt a little bad that I sometimes complain about going to the gym three or four days a week (these young people are there six days a week for 4 to 6 hours a day!).
I was able to talk with coach Kevin Mazeika, gymnast Jonathan Horton and gymnast Chris Brooks. To see a small portion of the discussion and a behind the scenes look at the photography session view the video below. Also, Health and Fitness Sports Magazine has a wonderful article featuring many Houston Olympic hopefuls, pick up your free copy today.