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CMD GYM Works hard to avoid all outside distractions.. Inside our walls the purpose is to push our limits. strengthen our weaknesses and break our mental barriers that each of us are capable of doing.. Our Standards are high and Our expectations are higher. We make the Arena hard. So once outside the world becomes easier…We only welcome like minded people.

Wonder Woman Part 1

Having the opportunity to work on such an amazing project, has truly been a blessing and a game changer. The Ladies/Amazons we worked with clearly went far and beyond physically and mentally to achieve their goals, and get the results everyone is buzzing about. These woman gave so much of themselves and we couldn't be prouder. I'm actually surprised I'm still alive and writing this blog after the work we put those poor women through. Was pretty confident at times that a car bomb or poisoned food was in my near future. The demands were high and the final outcome speaks for itself and is forever immortalized on film... Dab!

Morgan AKA 'Queen Bee"

Morgan AKA 'Queen Bee"

The months of prep work didn't come easy. On top of their diet, stunts training, fighting, horseback riding and filming in full costume. It still amazes me that we only had a few issues with light injuries, and the ones we did encounter were past issues before even coming on set. Except for the Queens guards and the main cast. Most groups were between 8-10 Amazons with the exception of odd filming/scheduling days when the groups would train together. Saying this we were able to control the environment and get the proper outcome so no one fell to the wayside and the attention to detail never swayed...

 

The Queens Guards and Special Stunts... "Handling their shit"

The Queens Guards and Special Stunts... "Handling their shit"

It was made clear strength, some positive muscle and keeping them feminine so they fit the roll, was the main goal for the look of the Amazons. Personally I've always felt you can tell if someone actually does something with their body/build or just lifts weight for mirror muscles. These ladies needed to look the part, but even more be able to sell the part on screen, which in my opinion they did and then some... Whomever disagrees? Is more than welcome to call me and I'll be more than willing to tell you about your ASS... Motivation and moral constantly leveled up when we would take weekly photos of each Amazon, so they could witness the changes first hand and realize that there was a rhyme and reason to our methods of training. It also helped prove that we almost knew what we were doing and talking about... 

madeleine Vall Beijner

madeleine Vall Beijner

Most if not all our warriors were already bringing something to the table. Dancers, Personal Trainers, Athletes and Models, so for the most part they all had a taste of being put under pressure. The beginning months was about putting on real mass, some needed more others needed less. Then as the months progressed towards filming and shooting. Diet "Which we will visit in part 2" became more strict and we leaned towards functional cardio based training, or as I like say. "The Party Is Over, It's Time To Pay The Bill". 

It's incredible how close you become on such a large project, everyone wanted everyone else to succeed and do well. Friendships were forged, memories most certainly made, more "quotes of the day" then you could possibly imagine got dropped on a regular. Don't even get me started on some of the deep intellectual conversations Hayley Warnes who plays "Aella" one of the Queens Guards and myself had. Let's just say we won't be finding a cure for cancer anytime soon. However our knowledge of "espresso not expresso" and weighted plank holds, make us the heavy weight champs of the world and we will never be rivaled #TRUESTORY. The pack mentality became strong quick and we all turned into a force to be reckoned with. Bottomline: you messed with one of the squad, you dealt with the whole squad, and we hadn't even left for Italy yet...