I met Lloyd at my local rock climbing gym a few years ago, and discovered that he had an amazing story to tell about his transition from obesity to Ironman hopeful. As I became even more surprised to find out, he was an avid McDonalds eater, and claims that he couldn’t have made his life change without fast food. I decided to put together a short video interview with him so that others might find inspiration, motivation, or merely entertainment through it. This video is not an endorsement for any fast food restaurants, or the eating of fast food. For more information on Lloyd’s success, go over to his blog: bodybymcdonalds.wordpress.com/
Synopsis: Lloyd Brombach is a triathlete, but wasn’t always that way. In 2008 he was nearly 300 pounds heavy and struggling to find his way. Through his own will and dedication, and a diet consisting of fast food, Lloyd was able to lose the weight and compete in the 2012 Arizona Ironman. One of his biggest passions is rock climbing, and the experiences he has had while climbing and the people he has met only reinforces his motivation to stay on the track of proper health.
This video was shot on location at West Virginia’s New River Gorge. The interview was shot just outside of the climbing area known as Summersville Lake, with supporting broll shot in town or around other NRG areas. The climb Lloyd does in the last segment is “Chunko Goes Bowling” on the Orange Oswald Wall.
There is a behind-the-scenes write up on Fstoppers here: fstoppers.com/shooting-location-video-interviews-rock-climbers-dslrs
Directed, Shot and Cut by Mike Wilkinson - vimeo.com/mikewilkinson
Second Shooter was Seth McCubbin - vimeo.com/sethmccubbin
Additional Climbers/belay help were Jennifer Meunier, Sujay Kawale, and Lynn Zwica.
Still photos courtesy of Lloyd Brombach, Jenn Holly, and FinisherPix
Music by Athletics “Why Aren’t I Home” - themusicbed.com/#/Why-Arent-I-Home-Instrumental-896.php
and by Trog’low “stone.mountain.wave.” and “Gymnopedie” - soundcloud.com/milchizzy#
Typeface used is Aller. - fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Aller
No rock climbers were hurt in the making of this mini doc.