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CHARLOTTE (NBC News) – There’s no still life in Kent Youngstrom’s North Carolina studio.

The artist never sits when he’s painting, and only gets into a groove.

“When the music’s loud, and I’m moving, and I’m not thinking about what I’m creating,” he says.

So it makes perfect sense that his latest project involves movement in art.

He calls it “CrossFit on Canvas.”

Youngstrom’s “exercise artisans” have traded brushes for barbells, kettlebells and medicine balls.

“I explain it as energy captured on canvas,” he says.

The resulting masterpiece is an intense workout you can hang on your wall.

“They created something by doing something that was good for their body, or good for their mind,” Youngstrom says of the finished pieces.