So if, as he views it, “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”
And “pilates is the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.”
Pilates and Gyrotonics certainly seems to be working for Martha, Bess, and Paula who appear so calm, self-possessed, and strong. It’s all about the opposition to really stretch and strengthen.
Upward Spiral Studio, based in Central Square in Cambridge, MA, hosts a full menu of Pilates and Gyrotonic classes. Meet the three owners: Paula, Bess and Martha.
I had a great time stepping out of my comfort zone, of photographing babies and outdoor weddings to do this promotional session for their new studio. In my experience, Upward Spiral is all about pushing yourself. I had been interested in Pilates for years, hearing what a tremendous mix of strength and flexibility it can offer. It was my husband, who found and brought me to Upward Spiral.
I was nervous before I first walked into their studio. Never having done Pilates, I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t have the strength to get through a class. Looking at the pictures of these impressively strong women, does not make it less intimidating to walk into their world.
Every class is tailored to the participants. I, personally, love Bess’s and Josie’s mat classes.
Somehow, they make you feel like you look as they do in these pictures. I am incredibly glad that I am the one behind the camera, because I know I look nothing like they do!
The Gyrotonic work looks incredible.
(We’ll be here.)
On a beautiful, warm day at the beginning of June, Jenny and John exchanged vows at the historic Pierce House in Lincoln, MA. Hillary Harvey graciously had me join her to photograph the day. Hillary is a tremendously talented photographer based in New York. It was so fun spending the day photographing together!
Jenny wore lilies of the valley in her hair, which was her mother’s favorite flower and a lovely way to feel her near throughout the day. These small details were the touches that made the entire day so special.
The sound of laughter reverberated through the tent as the reception continued from afternoon to evening.
Thank you again to Hillary for having me as a part of the day and congratulations to Jenny and John!