Gym Class Heroes Profile Olympic Gymnast in ‘The Fighter’ Video
Gym Class Heroes' video for 'The Fighter' has our vote for Feel Good Video of the Year. The clip features not only the band performing alongside Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, but there is footage of Olympic hopeful and 19-year-old Bronx-born, Puerto Rican gymnast John Orozco. He declares "I'm a fighter" at the very beginning. He means fighter in the figurative sense; he's not a boxer!
From that moment on, we follow Oroczo has he trains, while Travie McCoy and co. perform in a gym and a locker room. Orozco is really in shape, doing pull-ups on street signs and at parks, and flipping and twisting his body on the balance bars. He's always thinking about his goal and his mission to get to the Olympics and behaving as such. Even passing a street sign offers him a chance to get a lil' exercise in. That's motivation.
Tedder plays piano, McCoy gets expressive in the camera, and Orozco demonstrates why he could win the Olympic gold. We'd be proud to have him represent us in the Olympic games. He shows the determination and discipline it takes to follow your dreams.
Let's hope his fellow Bronx-born Puerto Rican Jennifer Lopez gets his back, too.
This is definitely a video that'll inspire you to grab your dreams with a little blood, sweat, tears and elbow grease. And in Orozco's case, a little powder, which helps him grip the bars of his equipment.
Watch the Gym Class Heroes 'The Fighter' Video