Jesse and I have belong to Gold's gym in Fenway for a while, Chi runs his training business "Chi Bang Bodies // Personal Training" out of Gold's. Chi trains a lot of the areas premiere athletes and entertainers including Red Sox players and Olympic athletes. So needless the say he is one hardcore man!
Last christmas I purchased training sessions from one of Chi's trainers for Jesse (he got me 10 classes at Synergy for christmas that year. It kind of felt a little "gift of the magi.") From that Chi and I really got acquainted and I even took some photographs of him with one of his trainers for an assignment while I was in school.
So recently when Chi approached me about doing some photos of him while he was in competition condition I was thrilled! I strived for a more "Men's Health" look to the photos with Chi and we even put his muscles to work doing a little
Chi placed in the top tier for his first competition and we did the shoot between that and his second competition (WHICH HE TOOK FIRST PLACE IN!!!!)