BFH Workout #26: Gabby Douglas

BFH Workout #26: Gabby Douglas


Gabby Douglas, born on December 31, 1995, in Newport News, Virginia, is an American artistic gymnast who gained international acclaim for her sports achievements.


Gabby's gymnastics journey began early, displaying exceptional talent and dedication. She moved to Iowa to train with renowned coach Liang Chow, where she honed her skills and competed at various levels. In 2012, Gabby made history by becoming the first African American woman to win the Olympic all-around gold medal at the London Games. Her performances on the uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise also contributed to Team U.S.A.'s success.


Beyond her accomplishments, Gabby was a vital member of the "Fierce Five," the U.S. women's gymnastics team that won the gold medal in London. Her infectious smile and dynamic routines made her a fan favorite and a symbol of inspiration for aspiring gymnasts.

After the Olympics, Gabby significantly contributed to gymnastics, participating in various competitions and championships. She also faced challenges and criticisms but demonstrated resilience in adversity.


Off the mat, Gabby has been involved in philanthropy, promoting healthy living and positive self-image. She has become a role model for young athletes, particularly girls of color, breaking barriers in a sport where diversity has historically been limited.


The 62.232 Workout

62 Dips

2 Burpees

32 Dive Bombers

3 Rounds


Exercise List


Start in a seated position on a bench. Place your hands at your side. Let your body hover off the bench, straighten your legs, and lower your body to the ground. Use your hands to press back up to the starting position.



Start standing with your feet hip-width apart. Jump down to the ground, then jump back up to your feet.

Dive Bomber Push-Ups

Start in a plank position. Duck your head down and lower your chest to the floor as if you were going under a bar. Pull your body up into a cobra pose with your hips pushing into the ground. Return to the starting position by following the same path.