We admire professional stunt women like Jesse Graff, but at Title Nine our “models” do all their own stunts. In fact, they insist on it. These busy moms, business women, athletes, and scientists show up to our shoots with their own mountain bikes, paragliding kites, and downhill skis. They put their game faces on and bomb that mountain. And, lucky for us, we’ve got the awesome shots to prove it.
We may not have photographers following us around, but we all do our own stunts every day. From actually getting up for our 4:30 a.m. run, to carrying all eight bags of groceries into the house in one trip, to demanding that well-deserved promotion at work. Sometimes simply getting through the day feels like we’ve pulled off the greatest stunt of all.
So, next time you do something remarkable — say, getting three kids to school on time even though the cat barfed, or bunny hopping that log on your mountain bike — throw your hands in the air in triumph. You are a stunt woman!
What was the last stunt you pulled off?
I am a woodworker, a terrible tomboy, and also I’m a mom who home schools my 10 year old son. Which, is a freaking stunt unto itself most days. For “PE” I simply turn him loose in to the wild! I’ve been teaching him how to ride a dirt bike in the desert since age 5, and ski since age 4. We do this once a week. We call our school Back Country Academy after the street we live on, but the double meaning is significant for the wilderness skills he is learning.
Where are the older gals?
I run ultra marathons (50, 60,100 miles) in the mountains of Colorado. I climb 14ers, camp, and backpack to amazing places. I surf and paddleboard. I love to travel. And my biggest love – is being Mom to three boys! Love your clothing, love your philosophy and models! Thank you, Title Nine!
Love your active gals, doing their own stunts, but, where are the older gals?? We are still active and climbing mountains and kayaking with our grandchildren, we are a large group, and we still love fun clothing that we can be active in!!! Let’s all keep moving, and doing, no matter what age!!! thanks for the inspiration!!!
Go, Lynn, go! I’m with you on profiling women with some age to them. I would love to feature you and your group on my blog, http://www.celebratethegray.com. Check it out and let me know if you’d be willing, firstname.lastname@example.org. cheers, stephanie
I recently bunny hopped a stalking sniper on my mountain bike near the local military base. I came around a corner and there was a large branch layed out on the Trail… and it MOVED! I actually only hopped his arm, but I quietly avoided the guy who was practicing stalking for our military. No scream, don’t look back, just keep right on riding!
I paddle a SUP with two large dogs on board. Oh, and I have a special brace that enables me to paddle as my right hand is injured
(Do you ever use MMA fighters…who are 46?)….
In the heart of Hillyard’s vintage area is an unassuming building which will be transformed, Oct 13th, 2017, into a sports arena with a cage for the fighting sport, MMA. In the heart of the South Hill is an unassuming looking woman, 46, who is on her way, daily, to train at two gyms, Corefit and Warrior Camp for her first cage fight at The Roxie in Hillyard.
One of the first things of note when Jennifer Raudebaugh walks into Corefit or Warrior Camp is her love of David Lee Roth inspired leggings. The next noticeable attribute is her age. At 46 years old, she can easily pass as in her 30’s. She is not your usual MMA practitioner who has signed up for her first Cage fight in October “Two years ago I began training at 230 pounds…. My current walking weight is 140…fight weight, 135.”, explains Raudebaugh. It was not about weight loss but to train to fight. The weight loss just happened due to training.” Raudebaugh has been going to her two gyms; “Corefit for strength and endurance and Warrior Camp for Muay Thai, Jujutsu, Wrestling.” “They are very different gyms with very different personalities.”, she says with a laugh. “The mental push, mindful eating, training, and injuries are a constant. It’s an easy sport to give up. That’s the only EASY thing about it.” “You just have to push on..”.she says. “Follow me to training…watch what we do. It’s a beautiful thing but very much a challenge for a non-athlete”. Raudebaugh has not played sports as an adult, until about 2 years ago, and had very little sports experience growing up. “Sports weren’t something that was encouraged to do; I might get hurt. That is part of why I do it. I recognize I CAN do it and want to test myself. Give myself a chance to see what I have inside myself. I don’t know what I can do that is tougher than fighting.” Raudebaugh has done plenty of other competitive things in her life…from Pageant contestant in her late teens, a Firefighter in her 20’s to successful Commercial photographer in her 30’s, she feels up for the new challenge. “Age brings experience and survival from a host of adversarial challenges. I’m up for this!’
The fight is at the new event center in Hillyard; The Roxie. October 13th, 2017. Tickets are on sale at TicketsWest. “King of The Hill-Yard”
For more info on this event and fighter for a story:
Jennifer Raudebaugh 509-999-2852
Joel Thomas-Promoter, Trainer, Owner, Warrior Camp 509-220-6899
Kurt Salquist, Owner, Trainer, Corefit 509-993-1941
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