On Sunday I did a shoot with Alex Navarette. Alex is a Health Lifestyle Trainer and Advocate whom I met a year ago through a friend of a friend, where I shot at an event he was apart of. We followed each other on social media and kept in contact with each other. We randomly bumped into each other again and I asked him if he was interest in doing photoshoot, and he agreed.
Since Alex is a personal trainer I wanted to incorporate an Athletic shoot with Portraiture. I don't have too much experience shooting Sports or Athletic photography but I felt it was good reflection into his shoot due to his background.
I mostly shot with an Canon 85mm f/ 1.8
Alex started his fitness journey at the age of 19. He is a firm believer that fitness is something you can take control of and get something out of it, of what you put in. He loves the idea of creating and being the best version of oneself.
"I like to be able to be in control of my life. I like to be able to know that I was creating something"
Alex studied natural medicine for the next couple years, and eventually became a fitness trainer at 22. He later became involved with Kaeos Fitness, a local gym in Englewood. His clients have grown and showed amazing results which lead to him to be Partner at Kaeos Fitness as of recent.
It was an amazing feeling. I actually cracked up laughing when they first told me. That was one of my first goals going into that specific facility after I found out how everything ran, how a gym ran, etcetera. That should be any trainers goal to one day own something, to be apart of the something bigger then themselves.
Alex is also a Reiki Master at a healing center. He can teach individuals how to do Reiki and can certify them in different levels. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It's similar to acupuncture and acupressure when it comes to hand placements on the body.
Alex has continue his journey by helping people feel better and be better versions of themselves. His passion for fitness and promoting a healthier lifestyle has gathered a nice following on social media. He is also helping other individuals to become Fitness Trainers through an internship at Kaeos Fitness.
My ultimate goal is to make the world know I existed at this time. I want to leave behind, not for my kids but for their kids. I want to leave something behind for humanity.
His optimism, consistency, and compassion is truly inspirational. Alex is a pure example of doing anything if you put your mind to it.