Over 5,000 fitness & wellness professionals gathered at the 27th annual IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles. The sessions leaders are some of the best in the industry teaching 300 sessions over the three day convention.
In addition to the session leaders, the attendees were treated by appearances by Louis Van Amstel, best known for his seven turns on the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars.” He introduced his new LaBlast dance fitness program, an innovative partner-free dance fitness program.
Apolo Anton Ohno also gave a presentation at the general session and he signed his new book "Zero Regrets" for attendees. Apolo Ohno is an American short track speed skating competitor and an eight-time medalist in the Winter Olympics. He is the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete of all time. He also won the Dancing with the Stars competition.
Jack LaLanne's wife, Elaine LaLanne, Lalanne's wife of 51 years, accepted an award for Jack Lalanne's lifetime achievements in the world of fitness.
I was first introduced to IDEA last Spring when I photographed their convention in Alexandria, VA. The LA convention was at least five times the size of he VA convention. They asked me if I would consider flying out to Los Angeles and be the photographer for their main event of the year, the IDEA WORLD Fitness Convention which was held at the LA Convention Center and JW Marriott. I had a great time photographing the Alexandria, VA event, so I was very eager to photograph the "main event." This more than surpassed was I was hoping for. The energy was unbelievable. It made for a great three days of photography.
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Posted by Washington DC Event Photographer / VA Event Photographer Len Spoden