Meet the beautiful Ms. Karen. It was a joy and an honor to photograph this remarkable woman. She is the owner of The Whole Approach, a great little fitness studio in the Village of Holley, NY. (It is right across from the famous waterfall you see in so many of my senior portraits)
Here, I fell in love with shaking my booty in Zumba, sweated like crazy in IM=X Pilates, been destroyed (in a good way) in boot camp and body conditioning classes, and most recently have been training with the super crazy cool TRX Suspension Training. I have learned SO much. Everything from better technique (I thought I had it all together…), to nuances about my body that I hadn’t really noticed or had been ignoring, to how to push harder than I ever thought possible.
All the instructors at The Whole Approach are really incredible…everyone works hard, but laughs harder. And that makes for a great workout. Especially in the morning when I am NOT a workout-in-the-morning type of a girl.
Karen’s extensive knowledge, training and heart have pushed her into an even more exciting time in her already exciting career. I am so happy to have the privilege to capture some great images that she can use in this new season. I hoped to capture the many sides of this lady, from the sweet woman with a true passion to help people discover how incredible they really are, to the educator, to the kick-butt, insanely hard worker who will sometimes drive you to the ground…but you’ll never work harder than she does.
Definitely check out www.thewalife.com
(and check often…a new website will be unveiled soon) to learn more. You can read bios from all the instructors and check out the classes/schedule. And definitely try a class or two. I have never seen a more welcoming group of people…you’ll feel right at home, regardless of your fitness level/age/body shape. Hope to see you there!
I’ve definitely seen that look a time or two…or ten. 🙂