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Yoga Photography: Jacqui

I was so happy when Jacqui said she wanted to do our yoga shoot at the Arnold Arboretum, one of my favorite places since childhood AND just an overall fantastic place to for photos. Jacqui is a yoga and Pilates instructor and she was very interested in a shoot that had a nature element to it. The arbs was the perfect place and we agreed that shooting in the evening was the perfect time: 
Thanks again Jacqui!

Fitness in Boston: Free Summer Classes

The Boston fitness scene is booming! One of the major perks of working with fitness professionals in Boston has been learning about all the cool fitness-related events going on in the city. I decided to start a new feature on my blog to share them with you all, sound good??

First post! There are so many *free* fitness happenings going on all summer long that are definitely worth taking advantage of. Here are a few coming up in the next few weeks to check out:

6/21: Yoga and Pilates instructor Jacqui Mimno will be teaching a free Summer Solstice Shape-up class outside of Equinox Franklin Street on Friday, June 21 at 11:45am.

6/22: The North End Health and Beauty Alliance is having its first annual NEWHBA-fest 2013 on Saturday, June 22 at Christopher Columbus Park. There will be several fitness classes, exhibitors and performers throughout the day.

The W Hotel is hosting a series of free classes on Monday evenings in June called TURN UP THE BEAT: Cardio Pilates Bootcamp with Ali Baldassare. Guaranteed to make you sweat (I've taken this class, it's intense)!

Norman B. Leventhal Park is offering a summer series of classes in PO Square including yoga with Kendall Covitz (On an Inhale). Check out their Facebook page for a complete schedule.

Crossfit at the Greenway: Every Wednesday in June from 6:00-7:00pm, City Sports is sponsoring free CrossFit sessions led by an instructors from Reebok Crossfit Back Bay.

Spectacle Island: this Boston Harbor Island is hosting a variety of fitness events throughout the summer including Let's Move! Fitness Programs and Island Yoga. For a complete schedule of activities, click here.

Did I miss any? Let me know!

What are you doing to stay fit this summer?

Fitness Photography: CrossCycle's Chris Gagnon

When Chris Gagnon started telling me his ideas for the shoot, I had no idea what to expect when the day finally came. What he brought with him was lots of props- kettlebells, an exercise ball, weights, tires, and even a bike (which makes sense since he is the creator of a popular strength training program called CrossCycleยฎ). He also brought his friend, Angela, who turned into a prop herself!

I was pretty psyched that they were willing to try out this pose- and they nailed it.
Push-ups off of another person- they make it look easy but it was not!




To learn more about Chris and CrossCycleยฎ, check out the links below:

www.crosscyclefitness.com
CrossCycle on Facebook

To learn more about my fitness photo shoots, feel free to contact me!

Fitness Photo Shoot: Personal Trainer Kara Crow

love this sports bra! it's the Free to Be Bra by lululemon

Last fall I did a photo shoot with the beautiful (and buff!) Kara Crow, a personal trainer at Equinox Franklin St and fitness model (check out her latest work with Cybex International!). We were in the studio doing a mix of headshots, poses, and action shots, and had so much fun the session seemed to fly by:




On your mark...

...get set...

 ...GO!


For more information on Kara, check out her new Facebook fan page:


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Shoot Credits
Hair: Amy Morrissey
Make-up: Kelly Brabants