Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tribute to Fitness Icon Greg Plitt: R.I.P. - 'Be Remembered'

Tribute to Greg Plitt - R.I.P.

     I'll never forget the day I met Greg Plitt.  We were both booked to shoot some workout editorials for a fitness magazine in Laguna Beach in 2006.  You hear the term 'Adonis' thrown around a lot in the fitness model world, but Greg truly stood out among all the others.  He wasn't that huge or massive - only 6'1, but his proportions and body structure were that of a comic book super hero.  You couldn't help but stare at his physique, and it didn't matter if you were man or woman, gay or straight.  What seemed to set him apart was his very large collarbones and shoulder width, which then perfectly tapered into a 32" waist.  I saw him as genetically gifted.  Because while many others had to try and re-proportion their bodies through bodybuilding, then diet, or take steroids to even have a chance at landing a magazine cover, Greg had the underlying genetic, skeletal structure that would always make him stand out.  Of course on top of that perfect frame, he trained like an animal, with discipline of an Army Ranger.  Greg was the full package.  Everybody that ever booked a job with him and was simultaneously on set shooting with him, were envious and even jealous of his amazing physique, yet he was cool and such a stud that we all had a man-crush on him at the same time.  Because during the post-shoot after hours he was an absolute blast to hang out with...the life of the party, like only an Army Ranger can party.  Fitness models couldn't even hang with him off set in the club either.
On a fitness infomercial set with Greg circa 2009