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Monday
Mar112013

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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Monday
Mar262012

IDEA Trainer Institute - Alexandria, VA | VA Photographer

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is a diverse and cutting-edge educational program / conference exclusively for personal trainers. They held it this year at the Hilton in Alexandria, VA.  This is the third IDEA conference that I have photographed, and there is never a dull moment. 

There are a number of classroom setting sessions, but the majority of the sessions are very interactive and are lead by some of the top training instructors in the world such as Todd Durkin who trains professional athletes like Aaron Rogers (QB of the Green Bay Packers) and Drew Brees (QB of the New Orleans Saints).  We also setup a little studio onsite and bring in some of the attendees to demonstrate various exercises and routines.

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

photograph portrait of Todd Durkin

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

VA Event and Meeting Photographer in Washington, DC

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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