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Entries in fitness (2)

Monday
Sep102012

IDEA Fitness Convention San Diego 2012 | Washington, DC Event Photographer

I had the pleasure to photograph IDEA’s 30-Year Anniversary at the 2012 IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, CA.  As a photographer, these events present you with some great photo opportunities.

On the first day I find myself photographing on the deck of the Midway Aircraft Carrier with a few hundred trainers running through drills.  I then go back to the San Diego Convention Center to photograph Jane Fonda who was awarded the Jack LaLanne Life Time Achievement award from the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.

If you are familiar with the fitness industry the giants of the industry were there, namely Todd Durkin, Peter Twist, Kathy Smith, Tony Horton, and Chalene Johnson.

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Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

Jane Fonda IDEA San Diego Convention Image Photograph

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Monday
Feb212011

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute - Alexandria, VA Hilton | VA Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute at the Alexandria, VA Hilton this past weekend.  The event brings a limited number of personal trainers together with world-class presenters and industry experts for an intense, hands-on, interactive experience. Every session is designed to go beyond the usual workshop with an extended time length (most sessions are 2–3 hours), in-depth information, and small class size focusing on the best and latest ideas and techniques that will create more success for the trainers' training programs.

Topics included: specific training techniques to improve agility, speed and explosiveness; standardized performance assessment systems; the science behind proper recovery; improving biomechanics in golfers; nutrition for energy; and enhanced performance and tips for training triathletes.

I try to work out at the gym three times a week.  I use the good old fashioned weights, machines, and ellipticals. It was interesting to see that almost all the programs do NOT involve weights or machines, they call it Body Leverage Training. This hot training area focuses on planar training, the science of suspension training, and new tools and techniques for using body weight as resistance.

I tried to pick up a few tips while photographing the various sessions.  The one thing that seemed to underline the entire event / conference was the inspiration and motivation that the trainers get while attending this power packed conference.  The had some well know trainers' as instructors: Todd Durkin, Sherri McMillan, Fraser Quelch, Gary Gray, and Fabio Comana.

Washington DC Event Photographer

VA Event Photographer

VA Event Photographer

Washington DC Event Photographer

Washington DC Event Photographer

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