100 Check-Ins | flower mound photographer

Today I hit my first big milestone at Camp Gladiator where I have been working out since January of this year. I made my 100th check-in, which they make a big deal of, complete with a coveted t-shirt. Well, the shirt is actually the only thing you get, but it is the principle of meeting a goal! I figured since I documented my friend Amy's 100th check-in I might as well bring the camera out to mine as well. Starting with my 4:45 wake-up call, I layered on the clothes to prep for a 35 degree outdoor workout. Once at camp my trainer Janet took her traditional photos with me and I gave a quick speech to the group. Then it was back to a normal workout, CG style.

At the risk of sounding like a big plug for Camp Gladiator, but I have really enjoyed working out with this group. I was pressured to try it out from my friend Amy and I reluctantly took a month break from my gym workouts to try it out. Although I did like my gym workouts (only because I was doing Body Rock TV workouts there, not because the gym was good), the atmosphere at CG doesn't even compare to that of the gym. We typically have around 50-60 people at the work outs I attend and everyone is so supportive, encouraging, and friendly. It is much more fun to workout at 5am with friends that at 5am by myself at the gym. Now, the cold weather isn't super fun, but I am surprised at how 30 degree temps are bearable when working out.

I have gotten stronger, gotten faster (which wasn't hard to do since I have always been a slow runner), added muscle, and gained friends in the past 11 months. The next milestone is 250 check-ins and I am going to aim to hit that by the end of 2016. The math nerd in me is already trying to calculate how many times a week I need to go to CG. :)

These photos are part of a 5 on 5 blog circle. After you take a quick peek at my 100th check-in photos, head over to Melissa's blog to see her December's documentary photos.

Jen Faith Brown is a family photographer specializing in storytelling family photography session, either in home or on location. Jen is married with three young sons who keep her quite busy and give her abundant practice in photographing always-moving children! Jen is now booking 2015 sessions in Flower Mound, Southlake, Highland Village, Lewisville, Coppell, Frisco, and surround DFW areas. Please visit for pricing and to view sample galleries.


  1. I don't work out, so I am SUPER proud of your achievement!!! What a fantastic memory to capture and tell the story of.

  2. Way to go!!! What an accomplishment!

  3. Holy cow! Way to go lady! I used to do the bodyrock workouts too, until I finally broke down and started going to Crossfit (so WORTH IT) The "dedicated" image is so powerful!

  4. Congrats Jenny! Major accomplishment.