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The WOD Dogs Project has had significant support since its inception; however, one very generous company has provided the opportunity to really make this book a reality and further, raise much needed funds for RSPCA Qld. That company is SportsMed.

SportsMed is a global sports brand dedicated to building champions through an intuitive, 360 degree athlete analysis system. SportsMed are redefining the standards of athlete welfare around the world. As such, SportsMed have introduced the World’s most dynamic application; where a user can monitor, protect and predict hundreds of variables to build and sustain a champion athlete! Coaches and athletes can read more about this cutting edge tool >>HERE<< (website currently under construction and will be available soon)…

We are so grateful to have the support of SportsMed…

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EzyDog have been an amazing supporter to WOD Dogs and my own photography ventures; providing world class, kick ar$e, active canine accessories for trial to all my athletes and (doggy) models along the way… Today saw me head to Noosa to shoot Bugsy, furry baby to my very best mate, Matty Klarie, with some of EzyDog’s merchandise… I can only show you one shot, but for those of you who are in the market for doggy gear, you really need to be checking out EzyDog’s quality and adventurous range! Below is one sample of what’s available… Visit www.ezydog.com.au and buy up big for your pups!

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Sometimes your training takes you to dark places… Those places in the far corners of your mind where you learn the most about your mental fortitude and capacity to grind in the presence of pain, where every breath is conscious, and your focus is pure and direct… That’s where you need to take yourself, and become comfortable with, if you want to succeed. And that one day when you do… It will be as sweet as meditation…

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This morning was spent with 2 extroadinary humans and their little canine pack, at one of the coolest boxes on the Gold Coast. I am talking about the very aesthetic Clay’ and Revie Schulz, their 3 pooches; Rhino, Tank and Peach, and their biz; CrossFit Babes Miami!

Clay’ and Revie were never not going to be a part of the WOD Dogs project… Both are avid dog lovers and animal welfare advocates, and if their dogs could speak, they would be up for ‘Parent of the Year’ nominations!¬†

I don’t want to give too much away in this forum, as these guys have a beautiful story and I hope the images do their tight knit family justice. Here is a sneak peek at some of the images I captured today:

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I know a chick… She’s ‘strong like bull’! This chick is a coach to CrossFit Kids (Mitchelton), can out-WOD and out-lift most men, and eats, sleeps, breathes and $h!ts CrossFit! I love her to bits…This chick is all kinds of awesome… And her name is Sarah Petchell.

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I love my job… Not only because I get to rub shoulders with heavyweights like Dmitry, but because I get to hang with, and watch the growth in athletes, capture their journeys and join in on their celebrations of success, whether it be a PB, or nailing a new skill to add to their arsenal. One such person I have had the pleasure of meeting early in her CrossFit career and watched threw the view finder (without sounding like a dirty creep!!!) grow from being someone with kick ar$e foundations into a weapon of mass destruction is Tammi Robinson… My next feature Athlete of the Month. Watch this space!

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I just had a kick ar$e morning with Rob Noy and the CrossFit CrossAxed crew, taking shots for their new website, being launched shortly! The community Rob and his team have built is extraordinary and it’s easy to see why CrossAxed has such a great rep’ in SEQ! If you are a ‘south-sider’ (near Morningside), get on over to check out the scene and get amongst it at CrossAxed!

Here’s a little preview from the session:

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Yesterday was a dream come true to be able to watch, learn from, and shoot one of the best in the business… Dmitry Klokov, with the Again Faster Development Athlete Team. It was mind blowing how strong and fast the man really is. You’ve all seen the vids and pics over the last few weeks and so I won’t bore you with more… You can see all the action on the Again Faster Facebook page >>HERE<<!

Turns out Dmitry Klokov had heard of ‘the FITographer’ and wanted some tips… No big deal… ūüėõ

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Want to be a part of the community and support those who defend the defenceless? Are you a business wanting to expand your exposure while achieving Corporate and Social Responsibility objectives? Are you an animal welfare advocate wanting to make a difference? 

The *WOD Dogs Project (*WOD is a CrossFit term meaning ‘Workout Of the Day’) needs your help!

Every morning, the RSPCA Qld Inspectorate prepare to attend animal cruelty complaints throughout the State. Before departing for those jobs, they already face some major challenges:

‚ÄĘ ¬†Being ‚Äė1 up‚Äô (each Inspector has a designated area of operation and do not have the security of a partner as do Police, yet they deal with the same ‚Äėclientele‚Äô and therefore same dangers);

‚ÄĘ ¬†Lack of government funding (less than 2% of the annual operating budget is provided by government and yet RSPCA Qld require >$30,000,000.00 p.a. to keep doors open) means they must make do with limited resources; and,
 
‚ÄĘ ¬†Magistrates are handing down such lenient penalties for animal cruelty offences, not only does it set a laughable precedence, RSPCA Qld only recoup a very small portion of costs (legal, treatment and boarding) and so are forever ‘behind the eight ball‚Äô!
 
Once on the road performing their daily duties, the Inspectorate are then¬†confronted with some unforgettable and life changing situations ‚Äď such as the¬†story of INDY; a female dog seen to be tossed from a car, starved so¬†badly she was skeletal, dehydrated and more than 60% under her normal body¬†weight, now rehabilitated and in a loving home, or the story of DIESEL; a young¬†male dog castrated by his owner with a rubber band, suffering incredible pain and¬†infection with no relief and or treatment for 10 days before RSPCA seized and treated¬†him, or the story of SNOWY; a cat that was taped and torched yet managed to make¬†its way back home before being found smouldering by his owner. SNOWY underwent¬†major surgery numerous times and wasn‚Äôt expected to make it, yet did thanks to¬†RSPCA intervention. The culprits are only sometimes brought to justice and not¬†all jobs have a happy ending‚Ķ

I have supported RSPCA Qld annually with various fundraising activities… This year, I wanted to combine my three absolute passions to raise much needed funds:

1. Health and Fitness,
2. Dogs, and
3. Photography.
 
And, so WOD Dogs was born… A published photo-book consisting of high profile athletes and their dogs, to promote healthy lifestyles, healthy dog ownership, and to raise much needed funds for RSPCA Qld through sales of the photo-book and sponsorship. 
 
Want to be a part of the community and support those who defend the defenceless? Please visit the WOD Dogs project page >>HERE<< and find out how you can sponsor and support this project.

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