As a photographer, it’s important for me to stay in shape. Balance and strength (both inside and out) are vital to taking a great photo, especially outside the studio. But after a ten hour day of lugging heavy equipment followed by downloading and backing up cards until the middle of the night, it’s pretty tough to get up and head to the gym the next day. Natalie is one of the few women who can get me out of the house to work out.
Natalie is a fitness instructor who teaches a multitude of classes including Zumba, Cardio Weight Training and her own special brand of Bootcamp called Cardio BootCANp. In a word, she’s extraordinary. But why stop at one word! I can add encouraging, vivacious, inspiring, powerful….her other students can add many more compliments!
Natalie’s BootCANp draws upwards of 100 students per class, but she has the unique ability to make every student feel like the only one in the room. She gives 120% with every class (which is often 3 classes per day plus personal training sessions). Not only does Natalie make you feel special, she makes you feel empowered regardless of your fitness level. She allows her students work at their own level without a hint of judgement. Because of that, they give her the same 120% effort that she puts out.
Natalie is a strong, independent and beautiful woman. I’m not afraid to say I’ve been begging her to do a shoot with me! And I’m thrilled we were able to spend some time together in one of her work out spaces (in between classes…I don’t know where she gets her energy). It’s obvious she’s beautiful, but I hope these images show her inner beauty as well.