While the concept was simple - "shoot some features on this new gym in Springville" - the challenge was a (challengingly) typical one for a newspaper photographer: make something especially cool out of something of everyday occurrence*.
*Cue the beauty of high vantage points, punchy color and graphic aesthetics. Enjoy!
Instructor Kristin Mackey, upper right, leads a group of women through a rigorous morning of exercises and conditioning drills Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Push It Gym in Springville, Utah. Mackey opened the gym in 2010.