A few weeks ago I got a call about doing a photo shoot on a CrossFit gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I’m an old school exercise guy so I didn’t know a lot about CrossFit, but became very excited about the shoot when I learned more about this fitness craze that’s gaining popularity. CrossFit is an exercise program that offers a full-body workout combining cardio, weight lifting, gymnastics and core training to prepare the body for the unexpected. The high intensity workout is extremely varied and is all about getting the most out of what you put in to it. A CrossFit workout will vary greatly and most workouts are between 45 minutes and an hour.
For this fitness photo shoot, we wanted to make the photos as dynamic as the exercises through creative lighting and taking advantage of the high intensity exercise done by the athletes. We cast the actual people that work out at the gym for the photos and I couldn’t be happier with the quality of subjects we had. Everyone was very cooperative and helped us make some dynamic fitness photography. A special thanks to hair, makeup and sweat artist Jai Schmidt of Refashioned by Jai for making the athletes look so great for the photos.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the shoot.
Thanks for looking!