Michael Boyd… hashtag WEAPON!!! Thanks for a very cool shoot today and best of luck at MuscleMania this weekend big fella! A big shout out to CrossFit Torian for yet again giving me a sweet space to do my thing!
For those that know me, know that I am an excitable dude… And so when I was confronted with the bodies and personalities of these ladies to shoot, I was pretty freaking excited!!! Amelia, Jacinda, Jaana and Darcia, are all stepping on stage in their first ever figure comps over the next fortnight, and so wanted to get some shots taken as a memento of their hard work and dedication… These bad a$$ ladies have been constructed by none other than Ms. Figure Pro Universe, Tammie Sarkozy. So, it was little wonder they were looking extremely sharp and well prepared! The afternoon was one of my most fun to date and it couldn’t have been the success it was without the support of CrossFit Torian as one well kitted out FITography studio!!!
Here’s a preview of what we got up to:
After a little break, the SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs project has resumed with one awesome little family. Gregg and An Wilson of (the very new and very kick-ar$e) CrossFit Dux, and their two Samoyeds; Bear and Sai, happily gave up some of their weekend to pull off some funky, cute and athletic poses in front of the camera (something a little foreign to Gregg, given he is an extremely talented photographer himself and is usually the one taking the pics – You can check out his rad work >>HERE<<)… This dynamic duo LOVE CrossFit and LOVE their dogs… A fitting combination of passions, and the reason they were a ‘no-brainer’ to be a part of this project. Here’s a little sneak peek at some of what we got up to:
The SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs road trip took me back to my home town, Warrnambool… Also home to the ridiculously awesome, Again Faster Development Athlete, and CrossFit Warrnambool coach Claire Fraser, her partner Jon Burchell and their two furry wrecking balls, Jeff and Millie. We had some serious fun during this shoot… I think the dogs had the most fun – As you can see by their cheeky ‘Cheshire cat’ grins! Thanks for having us Claire, Jon’ and the entire team at CrossFit Warrnambool!!! Great box, great crew, great town! Enjoy the little preview:
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:
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!
I love being able to capture moments of triumph… Special times in an athletes career where they achieve a milestone or smash a PR out of the ball park… That is what I love about my job, and it is what CrossFit has brought to the health and fitness industry. Benchmarked programming, is what it is about. Yes, it’s randomised, but it is structured randomisation. There is periodisation, and always benchmarking – it makes athletes hungry, driven and motivated to improve. And, your box, coaches and the people around you hold you accountable, push you to strive further and that is precisely why it works. So, wherever you are and however you are training, PURSUE YOUR EVOLUTION! #againfaster