The Early Bird ..?

I’m not a morning person.

If I had no responsibilities in life I’d indulge my Night Owl tendencies even more than I do.

That being said, for many, many, years I woke up at 5:30 a.m. with my kids.

I didn’t love mornings, but it was necessary.

Yesterday, I woke up at 4 a.m.

I had things I needed to do prior to photographing a 5:30 a.m. Circuit Training Boot Camp at WrightWay Fitness.

When my alarm went off, I stumbled to the Keurig for a cup of coffee …

Which I took right to the shower with me.

(No, I didn’t take the coffee INTO the shower. ¬†Although, I did consider it.)

By the time 5:00 a.m. rolled around I was wide awake and eager to begin shooting.

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WrightWay Fitness Boot Camp

I’ll be photographing a lot of the exercise classes and fitness boot camps held by WrightWay Fitness in upcoming days.

I have to admit, it’s a fun project.

There are people of all different fitness levels doing all sorts of different activities.

The variety makes it fun to photograph.

(Don’t tell anyone, but I surprised myself by actually enjoying being up so early!)

Watching the boot camp participants made me wish (once again) I had two functioning arms.

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I’d fall on my face if I tried doing the “roll out” shown in the above photo.

I’d have to do it one-armed which makes falling on my face a certainty.

But, let’s be honest –

I’d probably fall on my face doing a roll out even if I had two functioning arms.

It was nice to see such a friendly atmosphere at WrightWay yesterday.

Nobody was poking fun of the newbies and everyone seemed very supportive of one another.

I already knew I like and respect Adam, the owner.

It was nice to see his classes and camps reflect his integrity.

8 Responses to “The Early Bird ..?”

  1. Missy Stalcup

    Looks like fun! I did a boot camp for three years and loved it.

    • Suzanne

      It really does look awesome.
      Wish I had two working arms!

  2. Jan's Sushai Bar

    I am a morning person, and I’d still fall on my face – using both arms – on that roll out thingie.

    Few people would use “Jan” and “graceful” in the same sentence. At least not while keeping a straight face.

    • Suzanne

      I’m sure beginners don’t start with roll outs … but I couldn’t stop imagining myself face planting.
      Isn’t it great to be one of the ungraceful ones?

  3. Erica

    I tried the roll out and did fall flat. I am in reasonable shape for my age, but I never use those work-out muscles irl and you probably have to build up to that. My daughter filmed me attempting pull ups around the same time and I had to threaten her to keep that “hilarious” video offline.

    This looks like an interesting assignment. I’ve never attended a fitness boot camp, but I imagine that if handled right it probably builds character as well as strength.

    • Suzanne

      I think you’re right.
      The video idea is great.
      I imagine it is hilarious to watch newbies attempt some of the stuff.
      Of course, it’s only funny if you aren’t the one being filmed!

  4. Marilyn

    I’ve been doing boot camps for several years and Adam at wrightwayfitness is the best! We work hard and have a blast! A FUN and supportive group that makes getting up early exciting. We’re family. Come join us and see what it’s all about!

    • Suzanne

      I think Adam is the best.
      It’s obvious he cares about what he does.
      If I had two working arms, I’d definitely go to Adam.

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