IDEA Personal Trainer Institute - Alexandria, VA 2018

The IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is for personal trainers, fitness professionals, owners and managers. They learn how to take their business and training skills to new heights. IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is where industry leaders demonstrate how they secure client and business success. The workshops include sessions on fitness assessment and program design to social media marketing and staff management.

I have been photographing this event for eight years and it is always exciting.  In addition to taking live photographs of the workshops and lectures, we also set up a photo studio in one of the conference rooms and do "staged" shots of trainers in action.  

Their annual conference is in San Diego this year and it will probably have over 10,000 fitness professionals in attendance.  I will be there as well.  This will be the third time that I have photographed a conference in San Diego, and it is one of the nicest locations in the country.  More information on the conference can be found at the IDEA Home Page.

IDEA World Convention - Las Vegas, NV - The Super Bowl of Fitness

This year was my seventh year photographing the IDEA World Convention.  This is the first time the convention was held in Las Vegas in 10 years.  It is always a great convention to photograph because of all the energy and activity that the 10,000 participants bring to the event.  The best fitness professionals in the world are at this convention, such as Tony Horton, Todd Durkin,  Bennie Wylie, and Cassie Ho. 

IDEA World Conference Event Photography in LosAngeles, CA

I made my annual trip to the west coast to photograph the IDEA World Conference in LA.  This year featured Jillian Michaels, Beto Perez (creator of Zumba), and Todd Durkin.

The IDEA World Conference attracts over 12,000 personal trainers, group fitness instructors, mind-body professionals, owners and managers, and world renowned experts from every corner of the globe coming together for the most powerful event in the industry.

Jenna Wolfe, from the NBC Today Show, was presented with the Jack LaLanne Award.  


IDEA World Fitness Convention - Los Angeles - August 2013

Attendance at IDEA’s annual World Fitness Convention™ has grown from the original 600 to over 5,000.  This year it was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  From a photographer's perspective, it is the highlight of my year.  It is three and a half days of energy, motion, and inspiration and my job is to capture it through images. 

There are so many great sessions going on that the biggest challenge is to try to cover the right sessions and stay long enough to capture the high energy and inspirational moments.   The days fly by.  

One of the most fun sessions was in the Showcase Room with Shaun T (creator of the very popular INSANITY DVD workout), Tony Horton, and Chalene Johnson.  They each came out individually and did an amazing workout with over 1000 people in the room.  My daughter has Shaun T's DVD set and was extremely envious that I saw him LIVE. 

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IDEA WORLD Fitness Convention Photographs - Los Angeles 2011

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.  

You can view and buy prints from the event by clicking here.

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