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I am working on a few things with an amazing company, shooting some gifted athletes… I can’t announce much more just at the moment; however, I am pretty excited at the opportunities this particular group have given me and I look fwd to being able to reveal all soon!

One such shoot was with this little legend, Kara Webb… My second with her in as many weeks!!! Outstanding athlete and even more outstanding person… Thanks CrossFit Roar for having me and apologies for taking up valuable floorspace during open gym!!!

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If there was one athlete / dog duo I was excited about shooting on the SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs road trip, it was World CrossFit Masters Champ (and newly contracted athlete in the National Pro Fitness League!) – Amanda Allen, and her Irish Wolfhound X Kelpie – Pepper. It’s well publicised how much Amanda loves Pep’ (and vice versa), so I was keen to watch the dynamics between this pair and see for myself just how beautiful they are together… And, I wasn’t disappointed!  When Pepper found Amanda, he certainly fell with his bum in the butter!!! In a way, these guys were like therapy to me, proving that there are extraordinary dog owners who would die for their mate if they had to. Their love for one another is like what you see in movies or read in a book… And you can read about it in my book – WOD Dogs, supporting RSPCA Qld in their fight against animal cruelty.

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The WOD Dogs Project has taken me on a pretty special journey, meeting some amazing athletes, even more amazing dogs, and receiving some amazing support in aid of RSPCA Qld and their fight against animal cruelty… Such support as that provided by Bec Kowald of *redstar apparel! Bec kindly offered her design skills and time to come up with the funky logo design for the WOD Dogs Project (below)… Even Kara’s little Willow can’t keep her eye’s off it!

For anyone in need of branding, graphic design or wanting some quality CrossFit attire, I highly recommend Bec and *redstar apparel!

Here’s a little about Bec’s services and *redstar apparel:

I’ve always been passionate about two things in life, animals and design, so it only seemed natural for me to help Trav out with the WOD Dogs project. 

My husband, Aaron, and I have a tennis ball-obsessed mini-groodle called Jackson. Jackson provides us with so much light and love, he’s not just a pet but a family member.
 
I am a self-confessed social media junkie, especially on Instagram, and if I could post photos of Jackson everyday without losing friends I probably would. 
 
By day, I am a graphic designer for a corporate and creative agency, and I have more than seven years’ design experience in both the public and private sectors. One of my major professional achievements was taking the role of lead designer for the successful 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Bid Document, which was presented in Kuala Lumpur by the former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh. In my spare time I work as a freelance designer working with clients on projects such as branding, collateral and web design.  
 
Late last year, along with my husband and business partner, we combined a new passion (CrossFit) with design and created a CrossFit apparel company called *redstar apparel. Where we train at AJ CrossFit in Carina, *redstar is the status awarded to the strongest and/or fastest athlete in each WOD for each day. Our aim is to provide uniquely designed, high quality workout and lifestyle wear for athletes who want to stand out from the masses. 
 
*redstar also offers affiliate branding and design services, and I have recently been working with FBP CrossFit on their CrossFit Regionals team kit, which will feature co-branded *redstar and FBP CrossFit apparel.”

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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:

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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 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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