This post is a shout out to my personal trainer and spin teacher Beth J. who over the past year has also become a very dear friend. Hey, when someone reaches around your soaking sweaty body to help put you in the correct position while TRX-ing, how can you NOT become close? LOL!
Beth is nothing short of a miracle worker because she was able to prepare this 40-year-old soccer mom for a boudoir shoot. Yep, you heard me correctly… I jumped over to the other side of the camera to be a subject for one of my favorite boudoir photographers, Desiree Hayes, when she was in Chicago earlier this fall. I debated on whether or not I was going to link up my actual pictures here, but I finally decided that I would. Going thru that shoot was an amazing experience, but that could be a whole post in itself.
In preparation for the shoot, I survived Boot Camp in the forest preserve, zillions of spin classes, the TRX (love it so much I bought my own), 52-card pickup (hard to explain but it involves lunges. A LOT of lunges), jogging and skipping around Mansfield Park looking like Phoebe from “Friends”, and testing the limits of my post child-bearing bladder via jumping rope (eek!). I have never felt healthier in my life and just want to say thanks from the bottom of my heart to Trainer Beth J!
I know it’s only November, but make sure to bookmark this info for your new year’s resolution to get in shape. Or better yet – get a jump start on your 2012 resolutions and start getting more active right now. Beth teaches classes at the Morton Grove Park District and Glenview Park District. She also does private and small group personal training as well as fit camps at various forest preserves and parks. Plus she’s really funny so you will actually enjoy the process of getting in shape. “Like” her Facebook page and get on her mailing list so you can learn about the fit camp times and locations as well as other news and updates. (Like private night and discounts at the Lucy store in Old Orchard…woot!)