Gold-Medal Olympians came to Los Angeles for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Saturday, January 12th. They were welcomed with a star-filled reception, hosted by Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, John Bon Jovi, Stacy Keibler, Ryan Kavanaugh and more. This inaugural event took place at the beautiful Equinox Sports Club in West Los Angeles.
Over 25 Olympians attended the event including swimmers Nathan Adrian, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni and Tyler Clary, gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman; figure skater Evan Lysacek; volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings; soccer player Alex Morgan; track & field’s Allyson Felix and Will Claye; paralympian sprinter April Holmes; and water polo’s Merrill Moses. Rounding out the athlete list were Olympic legends Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Lenny Krayzelburg, Greg Louganis, Al Joyner and John Naber.
Athletes and guests were supplied with a trio of healthy supplements to keep them in peak form during Golden Globe weekend. Goody bags by Natrol® included Vitamin B-12 for energy, Immune Boost (A necessity during flu-season) and Melatonin for shut-eye following a night of after parties.
In exclusive interviews on the red carpet, Olympic medalists were asked about their fitness and nutrition regimen and resolutions for the year. Figure skater Evan Lysacek does “five to 10 minute workouts daily.” He recommends short workouts to help people get into a regular fitness regimen. “You can branch out from there when you get into better shape,” said Evan. For those pressed for time or traveling, incorporate easy things like tricep dips on a chair or simple body weight exercises such as push-ups. “Just get that kind of stuff in and get your heart rate up,” states Lysacek.
A conversation with swimmer Missy Frankin reveals that she sets daily goals for herself in favor of making a yearly resolution. She approaches fitness goals one day at a time, thinking daily about what she can do to better herself. When asked about nutrition, Missy states, “As a swimmer, I have to eat a lot since I burn so much calories.” She enjoys well-balanced meals that include salad, proteins and carbs.
Gymnast Gabby Douglas emphasizes the important role of lean proteins, vegetables and fruit to stay fueled. “It’s okay to have a chocolate bar here and there; splurging is good to reward yourself as long as you eat healthy in general,” says Gabby. Track and field’s Will Claye shared resolutions dealing with mind versus body. He’s working on being more assertive and communicating better in 2013, an important reminder that physical and mental fitness go hand-in-hand.
Scott Orlin (HFPA) and Charley Walters (CW3PR), followed by Olympian John Naber who acknowledged the athlete’s various accomplishments, gave speeches as guests enjoyed brunch in the lounge. The event was supported by a variety of companies that work with both the Olympic Movement and Hollywood, such as Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble (Crest); as well as Natrol, MRI Performance, Equinox, W Hotels, Fisker Automotive and Relativity Media. The event was produced and publicized by CW3PR.