The first shoot of the SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs road trip was at the new, elaborate, and slick CrossFit Lake Macquarie with none other co-owner/coach, and Again Faster sponsored athlete Vicki Webber with her little rescue pooch, Gizmo! There wasn’t much that Gizmo couldn’t and wouldn’t do, so this feature was freaking fun to shoot, and if there was a CrossFit comp’ for dogs, Giz’ would eat it up!!! Like Dog like Mum, this duo has energy to burn… Here’s a taster of what will be published in the WOD Dogs photo-book!
The SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs Project is boasting some pretty big names in the sporting (and canine!) community, and this feature is definitely no exception! Laura Geitz, captain of the Australian Netball Diamonds and Queensland Firebirds, Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Liz Ellis Diamond recipient, is also an ambassador for RSPCA Qld, and huge animal welfare advocate! Laura and her beautiful Staffy, Charlie, are the perfect fit to feature in the WOD Dogs photo-book and our shoot this week WASN’T a hard task!
A huge thank you must be given to EzyDog! Tom and Gareth travelled from their Gold Coast office to attend the shoot and kit out Charlie in the latest EzyDog canine accessories!
Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the images from the day:
I am not an advocate of Valentines Day and it is coincidence that I am dedicating this post to the most special person in my life and someone who gives me unconditional support and love, beyond what I or anyone would ever deserve in a lifetime. The SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs Road Trip couldn’t have been executed the way it was without my wife. Shan’ was many things over the trip; a dog whisperer at every shoot, would cook extravagant paleo meals at every stop, was my source of entertainment with her *amazing* singing and jokes on every driving leg, and was the best friend I could ever ask to share this experience with… So, these are for you Shan. I love you…
Well the WOD Dogs road trip is well & truly underway and it is a great time to say a big ‘thank you’ to another of our amazing sponsors Belinda Wasowski from Intensity PT & The Invincible Woman for helping make this all possible.
Belinda first showed her dedication to the cause in 2011 when she participated in the grueling RSPCA 24hr Workout for Charity and has since been an avid supporter of all things animal welfare. Belinda is a doting mum to a beautiful Border Collie, named Henry and her businesses are changing the lives of the people who train with her & participate in her workshops by helping them become the best versions of themselves.
Without the support of people like Belinda, Again Faster Australia & SportsMed this trip would not have been possible. I would not have been able to shoot the mad folk at CrossFit Lake Macquarie, chase the cheeky Cockerspaniel, Wilbur, around the gym at Flow Athletic or have the task of trying to get Sash’ the Mastiff x Panther at CrossFit Bohdi to stay awake long enough for a photo!
Looking forward to the rest of the trip and the remainder of our ‘grey nomad’ journey. Hot tip for young players…. Parking a campervan in Sydney & Melbourne CBD is ALWAYS going to be challenging. Try to keep your roadrage in check. Now, a bit about The Invincible Woman:
The Invincible Woman is an initiative created by performance and wellness coach Belinda Wasowski. Through this initiative, Belinda delivers workshops for women and has created a growing forum for workshop participants to network and gain support and inspiration.
So, how did The Invincible Woman come about?
Working with her female coaching clients, Performance and wellness coach, Belinda Wasowski could see that there was more to achieving body composition goals than just a great nutrition plan and an effective training program. Overall wellness and empowerment seemed to be a really important factor, and mindset had a lot to do with their success and results.
In 2011, Belinda met Dr Libby Quinn – a Clinical Psychologist – who later became a coaching client of Belinda’s. Their shared passion for helping women become the happiest, healthiest version of themselves led to the creation of a women’s only workshop: Defeating Self-Sabotage.
Belinda delivers the popular Defeating Self-Sabotage workshops with fellow wellness coach and food blogger, Shannon Cooper of My Food Religion.
Having fought her own demons – body image issues and anxiety – Belinda draws on her own personal experience and professional knowledge in the work she does with The Invincible Woman.
Belinda’s philosophy is to live in a way that says ‘I love my body and want to nourish it, challenge it and improve it’. Belinda believes that far too many women live in a way that says ‘I hate my body and want to restrict it, punish it and change it’.
To find out more about The Invincible Woman and upcoming workshops, visit: