“Sport is a spiritual event that can enrich the soul, awakening within us a higher sense of self” - Way of the Champion, Jerry Lynch.
We Breathe Sport is a collective of empowering stories from our world of sport and fitness.
The true power of Sport isn’t just measured in Gold medals, Championship trophies or Green Jackets won. It’s who it inspires us to be, how it makes us feel and the human connections it creates.
Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or someone like myself who loves to workout everyday, the impact of sport and fitness transcends the boundaries of its own arena. I believe it's real power is in fact amplified outside of those lines. It embodies courage, mental strength, persistence, skill and it questions our self imposed limitations. It is a microcosm of life as a whole - from the ecstatic highs to for some the heartbreaking lows.
As a professional sports photographer and director, a lifelong fan of many sports and someone for who fitness is a pivotal part of everyday life - I’m so curious to know more. To be inspired by these stories myself, and to help inspire others along their own journey.
As a species there is something within us that chases enhanced mental states and physical performance. For some, there's a curiosity as to where our own limits are. Participating in sport and fitness is one way to reach these states and explore those limits. The addiction to again and again experience that endorphin high after a great run, a swim or scoring the winning goal. When you hit that zone, when the incessant thoughts stop there's clarity, and with that sometimes huge breakthroughs in creativity. The idea for this project actually came to me after a sunrise Yoga class. That combination of movement, and mental space to focus on just that one thing opened something up in my consciousness.
Perhaps there are dots to be joined between many of these forthcoming stories. Common threads that unite us and characteristics that separate those at the very top of their sport. I’m sure this journey will bring it’s surprises too, and I’m thrilled to have you join me on it. Enjoy...