There are a few times when I legitimately get school girl excited. When a client books a fitness magazine shoot it happens.
Back in April my longtime client and friend, Stacy Keibler booked the June “summer body” issue of SELF Magazine. Now I know for her it is a ton of work; try holding a deep lunge with spinal rotation in the sun for endless shots. Oh yeah and don’t forget, you need a relaxed “I love working out” smile. =) I, on the other hand, have a blast from start to finish. I was asked to design the workout for SELF readers as well as be on set the day of the shoot as the technical adviser. Fun Fun Fun for me!
Picture Courtesy of SELF Magazine Online
When I am asked to create a workout for a fitness magazine, the editors will usually give me the the angle of the specific issue and I begin to craft the workout for the readers. This, however, is not always an easy task. Lots of edits, variations of moves, discussions with fitness editors about how the program works, why it works and that’s just the educational side.
Check out Stacy’s 18-minute workout here!!
Then there’s the visual side of how the moves are going to look when photographed. I have to consider how often that exercise has been used in print and how recently it has been run elsewhere. It is a dance and a puzzle– one I absolutely love!
In the end I am always proud of the exercise program I have designed. And, Stacy’s workout for the June issue of SELF Magazine, is at the top of my list. It’s a full body, love handle trimming workout. The whole program is geared toward you a having a great summer body!
The June issue is out now so be sure to pick it up and let me know how you like the workout! Then join me on the SELF Magazine Facebook page Wednesday June 13th at 10 a.m. pst for a live Q&A session!
Check out these on set photos of the shoot below!
Here’s me demoing the move:
And here’s Stacy doing it for the photographer (courtesy of SELF Magazine Online)