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 Personal Trainer Conference - Alexandria, VA

If you have been following my blog over the last few years you know I have been photographing the IDEA Health and Fitness Association's conferences in Washington, DC (Alexandria, VA) and in California (San Diego and LA) over the last four years.   I always look forward to these because they are so dynamic and enjoyable to photograph.  As you can see from the photographs, their is so much energy in these sessions, my job is to capture that energy via my photographs.  

The challenge is always the same, the lighting stinks, the athletes are moving fast, and I try not to get myself killed as I run, lay on the floor, and get right next to trainers who are jumping and swinging.  But I wouldn't have it any other way ... this is much better than standing back with a long lens getting boring photographs.  

IDEA sets aside one of the conference rooms at the hotel for what we call the "photo booth."  I bring a white backdrop and some studio lights and take photographs of some of the participants.  I spend about one hour a day over the two days in this on-site studio.  What is great it that the light is great and we have total control of what the athletes/trainers do.  

You can read more about the IDEA World Conference in Anaheim, CA this August by going to the IDEA website found here.

Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA
Athlete Event Photographer Alexandria VA

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East - Northern VA Event Photographer

This years IDEA Personal Trainer Institute in Alexandria, VA was the fifth IDEA event that I have photographed over the last two years.  Three events have been at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, one has been at the Los Angeles Conventioin Center, and one at the San Diego Convention Center.   

I look forward to these events every year.  There is so much positive energy in every session that the days just fly by and I get the opportunity to take some great photos in a great environment. 

Most of the attendees are trainers from around the world.  They attend leading-edge sessions in the areas of nutrition, wellness, positive well-being, and specific-population programming, along with the most effective new strategies for social media, marketing, management, and generating business and income growth. There are also a lot of high-energy and very exhausting sessions that make sure that all the trainers learn by doing the latest and greatest training techniques.   

 VA and Washington DC event Photographer

 VA and Washington DC event Photographer

 VA and Washington DC event Photographer

 

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