I’m by no means a gym rat. I drive myself over to the gym after work about 3 times a week and get the job done. However, over the past couple months, I’ve been hanging out on the CrossFit side doing a strength and conditioning regimen. Unlike the the main gym section, there’s only a long rack system and some other toys. You basically build your workout. It’s like tinker toys with weights.
Of course, this allows for some cool visuals - barbell work, rings, box jumps - all cool things that I figured I could capture. So I worked with Chris Rich, the guy in charge, and we figured out a time I could get some portraits of the CrossFit 870 coaches and grab some shots during a workout.
It was pretty much a run-and-gun setup on the workout, and I used mostly speed lights to cross-light. On the portraits, I knew I wanted to use the large U.S. flag they have covering a wall as a backdrop.
I really appreciate everyone who showed up, worked hard, and let me photograph them in their pain.
To be honest though, doing this stuff in a group looks much more fun than going solo.
Check out CrossFit 870 if you’re looking to make a change. You won’t be the same after.