IDEA WORLD Personal Trainer Conference

Another great year at the 2016 IDEA World Personal Trainer Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center.   This was my sixth IDEA World conference to photograph.  Next year will be their 35th anniversary and they will be holding the conference in Las Vegas.  That should be exciting to photograph.

This years conference included presentations / workouts from Todd Durkin, Jack Canfield, Cassey Ho, and Jillian Michaels.

Photographing this event is more like covering a sporting event like track and field, football, or basketball. You always have to anticipate where the action is going to occur and take the photograph a split second before it happens.

You can view all the photos I took at the conference by going here: http://photos.lenspoden.com/ideaworldla2016public .

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. 

DC and VA Event Photographer

 

DC and VA Event Photographer

 

DC and VA Event Photographer

 

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