As of recent my friends and I have joined the UFC Gym here in Lakeview, Chicago. The workouts are intense, the sweat is uncontrollable, but more importantly the trainers are incredible. I have never been around such a great group of individuals that have the ability to turn clients into friends, and help push them to a physical and mental state previously unimaginable.
I am in the process of diversifying my portfolio and wanted to start shooting things I am passionate about. I have played sports and been athletic for most of my life, so I asked my trainer (former Taekwondo Junior Olympian) JT if he would be willing to be a part of a sports and fitness project.
JT is preparing for a Muay Thai fight at the end of the month, so I sat in on one of his morning sparring sessions. As you can see, this man is a beast and Im scared for whoever has to step in the ring with him. Good luck to you my friend, I know you're going to do great.
Here are a couple of images from the project thus far. I am super excited about how they have turned out and cannot wait to continue on with it.
I also wanted to say a huge thank you to JT, Robbie Cole, and Norman LeFlore for being such amazing individuals and inspiring me to start a new journey in my personal life and in my career. I think I can speak for all of us at the gym when I say your drive, your time, and your dedication are more than appreciated.