Today is pre-conference day at IDEA World Fitness Convention. That means the halls are still quiet and the registration booths are only two people deep. Despite what I refer to as “the calm before the storm,” there was still plenty of education to be enjoyed. Of particular interest to me was Chalene Johnson’s all-day session on leveraging social media. “If you’re not using social media, you will not be successful,” she warned the surprisingly sparse crowd. “Social media is where it’s at.”
I always feel like a bit of a rock star anytime I put a conference lanyard around my neck. It makes me feel as if I have special access to something. And of course, I do. I have insider information to some of the highest quality education, training techniques and philosophies in the fitness industry--right here under my feet at The 2011 IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles. Well, I should say around my feet, beside my feet, behind my feet and above my feet. It’s a bubble. Let me explain.
Day one of the convention was a blast up at 6 a headed to the convention hall and registered by 6:35a went over to the local Starbucks and enjoyed some breakfast and meet and greet with various attendee's shared the ALM Bubo with a few of the in line folks "man on the street" interviews LOL so fun then back to the convention center for the Zumba Training loads of fun. Well dinner just arrived so more tomorrow.
This morning's TRX class at IMX was wait-listed as usual, and what has become increasingly common throughout the summer months, we had only two out of a possible six members actually arrive. Many of my Thursday morning regulars are on vacation, especially now in late August when people are trying to savor the sweetness of the last few days of summer before school starts. The treat for the members that did arrive is the personal attention they get from me. The treat for me is that I get to deviate from the more typical class format and tailor the workout to really