I recently had the pleasure of photographing the Crossfit Open workouts at my gym, Breaking Point Fitness. I discovered BPF pretty soon after moving from Connecticut to Philly, and I'm super happy I found such a fun and welcoming group of athletes and coaches. For those that don't know, the Crossfit Open workouts are a series of five workouts over five weeks, and the first stage of qualifying for the Crossfit Games, a worldwide competition to find the "Fittest on Earth."
I've done Crossfit for a few years, and it's been the most rewarding and effective exercise program I've participated in. This year I had the opportunity to photograph some of my fellow athletes and coaches during the Open workouts. I quickly found out that it's very different than photographing a wedding, but not without its similarities as well. Between all the barbells, pullup bars, and sweat, you'll find people pushing themselves both physically and mentally, encouragement, community, and a whole lot of high-fives. And even a few dinosaurs and doughnuts!
If you're curious about starting Crossfit and you're in Philly, definitely check out Breaking Point Fitness/Crossfit Ridge Ave. And If you're in New Haven or Haddam, Connecticut I highly recommend Crossfit New Haven, and Crossfit Ironworks, respectively. I worked out at each before moving to PA, and can't say enough good things about all three gyms! If you’re curious about CrossFit in general, there’s a great beginner’s guide at Hobby Help - very comprehensive and easy to understand!