Sunday, February 22, 2009

Campus Recreation: Wellness Retreat

Yesterday, I spent the morning in Allendale at Campus Recreation's Wellness Retreat. This event allows the University community to spend some time trying out new techniques and learning how to be well! The day is filled with workshops, demonstrations and fitness classes like Learning how to be Sustainable, Homemade Herbal Facials, Rock Climbing, Massage Therapy, Pilates, SPINNING and more! Here are a few snapshots from the day!

The Climbing Center opened their doors for participants to try-out their rock climbing skills!

Some of the ingredients for the Herbal Facials...Free Chair Massages? Heck yes!
Hillary is one of Campus Recreation's favorite instructors! Here she is teaching our Zumba class:

Thanks for stopping by! I have a busy week ahead of me in preparation for Spring Break! But I'm sooo excited! :) Stay tuned!

Monday, February 16, 2009

become a fan!

Hey blogsters!
In an effort to spread the JWP love, I've made a "Fan Page" on Facebook. So, if you are apart of the phenomenon known as Facebook, become a JWP fan by clicking here. Also, if you have joined in on the Twitter-craze, you will find me there as well! Just click the "Follow Me on Twitter" link in the sidebar to start following my every move!!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the constant encouragement and love :)
Happy Monday!

Friday, February 13, 2009

jocelyn & paul: engaged!

A few weeks ago I spent yet another chilly afternoon with a cute couple for an engagement shoot! This time, we headed to downtown Grand Rapids for some outdoor shots around town and some indoor shots at the ever-lovely Amway Grand Hotel.

Jocelyn & Paul got engaged this past holiday season, but they have been in love for a long time and are ready to tie-the-knot! Yay! I've worked with Jocelyn at Campus Recreation the past couple years, but that day was the first day I had met Paul. Apparently, I thought he had been born with the wrong name because I kept calling him "Matt" throughout the entire shoot!! Oh my goodness, I felt so ridiculous!! Fortunately, Jocelyn & Paul were good sports through the cold temps and my name-difficulties and we were able to get some great shots!

Thanks for allowing me to be apart of your wedding process, Jocelyn & Paul! It's been great getting to know the two of you the past month and I'm looking forward to your July wedding!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

5th Annual: Fitness & Wellness Expo

The Fitness & Wellness Expo is an annual event hosted at Grand Valley State University and sponsored by the Campus Recreation department. I have personally been apart of the event the past four years as an employee of Campus Rec... and it's always a good time!

The event happened this past Wednesday in the Kirkhof Center of the Allendale campus. The Expo is a chance for local vendors and on-campus organizations/departments to connect with the university community and help promote healthy lifestyles. Along with booths, vendors also have a chance to do workshops and/or demonstrations for a more hands-on experience. Participants also have a chance to win some great fitness/wellness packages... which is always a plus!

As the sole-member of the creative team at Campus Rec, my job for the event was simple: take pictures! What a terrible way to spend the afternoon! Not! :) Here are a few images from the day...

Always a favorite... the GVSU Capoeira Mandinga performed a demonstration!