I never seems to fail at least one person a week says something to the effect of “I’m not the type of person who needs a photo shoot”. I’m always curious, what kind of person “needs” a photo shoot. From my experience of having shot well over 250 ladies and now some men, they don’t have an burning desire to be in front of the camera, but they do have a good time when the shutter starts to go off. In fact of all the people we’ve shot, only 6 have had past modeling experience… that’s incredible!
Now the next logical question is what kind of person does the program. As an exercise of thought I started going through all of past pinups and think of their own unique story. What I found is that there is a pattern of the type of person that does it, and I think this will come as a shock to most people. It’s not the vain valley girl type of person, it’s moms. As I worked my way from the the first three pinups of 2012 (one of which is a mother of two beautiful children) all the way to the most recent pinups we see that mom’s love this program. Now we’re getting somewhere so at this point we know that moms do the program.
Maybe there is a trend elsewhere, what about age? A quick glance at our wall of fame can answer that question. Well we have shot 5 decades of women. Our youngest at 18 and our oldest at the time of the shoot 57 years old. I am still looking for our first 60 year old! Obviously age doesn’t play into it.
So we’ve established that age isn’t a factor, and that being a mom or not doesn’t affect this little thought experiment. Maybe it’s only people who don’t have normal nine to five jobs. Most definitely not the case, in our 3 full years doing Push-Ups to Pinups we have seen a wide range of professionals. Ranging from teachers, nurses, lawyers, doctors, business owners, students, actors, real-estate moguls. I only stopped there because I’m not sure if there’s a limit to how many commas I can use in a sentence but I’m sure I hit it. Easy to see that career isn’t a factor.
OK well some of these people must be fitness gurus already? NOPE. The program was designed from day one for those who have never worked out before to those who are established gym rats.
What have we learned from this little thought process? The notion that jumps out at me is that anybody and everybody does Push-Ups to Pinups. The one common ground I can see is that the type of person that does either Push-Ups to Pinups or Grit to Glory wants to enjoy the way they feel in their skin, they want to enjoy what the mirror shows them and they want to enjoy the effects of a healthy lifestyle.