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Fitness Diversity Shoot Feature: Shandi Hudson

Shandi Hudson prides herself on being a mother first before anything. In doing so, her passion is to always be a positive role model for other women, especially mothers. Her goal is to show moms that you can find a balance between raising a family and finding time to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. Shandi is currently a Health Coach and fitness model finishing her degree in holistic nutrition and hypnotherapy while continuing her conquest of bringing sexy back to moms!

“The “Diversity Shoot” was an incredible experience. What better way to showcase diversity within our industry than with this great project! Shooting with photographer James Patrick is always a pleasure but his creativity and vision in this project far surpasses what I’ve seen him do in the past. In addition to working with such a great talent, I had the pleasure of working with two great models Elena Rassolova and Gyda Loveres who are true professionals. Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased and honored to be apart of some so big.”

Fitness Diversity Shoot Feature: Elena Rassolova

Elena’s life adventure began when she decided to move from Russia to United States to pursue her career when she was still a teenager. Despite the language barrier, the difficulties of social and cultural adjustment and integration, Elena never lost her focus on achieving her goal. She has accomplished a lot since 1996 when she arrived in the US. The goals she has for herself continue to evolve, just as she has in her career. Today Elena is a successful NASM certified personal trainer and a Founder of FitnessInBalance in Scottsdale Arizona. In addition to being a trainer, Elena is also a fitness competitor and a model. Elena considers herself a very fortunate individual because she is very passionate about what she does, and she is a great role model and inspirations for others.

“I am very proud and excited about Diversity Shoot project with James Patrick. I think it’s a great way to show everybody our cultures’ beauty. That’s one thing that simply cannot get lost in translation. And talented Mr. JP did an incredible job capturing the beauty of Russian, American and Asian cultures on the picture. Special thanks to videographer Max Anderson for capturing our special moments during the shoot on the video. And of course, Gyda and Shandi… I love working with them. They are gorgeous and intelligent ladies who are true professionals.”

Fitness Diversity Shoot Feature: Gyda Loveres

My name is Gyda Loveres and I’m from Tucson AZ. I am a personal trainer and a model. I was born and raise in the Philippines and moved to the US when I was 18 yrs old. Being in the fitness career has not only improve my lifestyle but also helped me inspire other people to be healthy. I want to serve as a role model to all other beautiful cultures who wants to live a long and healthy life. I always believe in the saying that “Your body is your temple” so treat it that way. We need to nurture it every single day for the rest of our lives.

I am so happy to be a part of the diversity photo shoot shot by phenomenal photographer James Patrick. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity showcasing different cultures coming together to promote beauty and health. It is a pleasure working with beautiful models Elena and Shandi and I am looking forward to working on more projects with them in the near future.