Those who’ve known me for a long time now, know much of my roots stem from being closely involved in the fitness industry. Having started my working adult life as a personal trainer in my early twenties, managing healthclubs and eventually becoming a Conditioning Specialist under a one time top NFL strength coach, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I find a lot of inspiration in shooting the “physically fit”! Because of this, I was excited for the opportunity to be a photographer for one of Fast-Net’s FMI Event’s in Scottsdale Arizona earlier in the year. Check out their website for more info!
The 3 day event weekend consisted for 2 days of class time featuring workshops from some top professionals in the fitness and marketing industry as well as 1 entire day of shooting with 2 photographers of the attendees choosing. These “conventions” or “workshops” are really brilliant for anyone trying to learn what it takes to launch themselves as a fitness personality. Many FMI alumni have already made a name for themselves by using the tools and lessons they’ve obtained from attending an FMI weekend.
More on the photos already…? My shooting consisted of approx. 9 excellent athletes. The first being one of the Co-Founders of Fast-Net and fitness guru/entrepreneur – Clark Bartram. Rounding out the rest of my list of subjects : Dave Dreas, Lucien Gautreau, Courtney Crane, Allison Pease, Joni Johnson, Melinda Alleman, Mitchie Deleon and Patreceia Mathis. (Sorry for the compression! I ripped these from my Facebook page while at the office)
FMI-EVents – http://www.facebook.com/fmievents
Co-Founder Gary Augustine Warren – http://www.facebook.com/gawfasnet