Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “personal trainer

Everything About Cardio

I really enjoyed shooting this video for Palm Springs Fitness Center. Actually a little long for social media, but it really explains the good and bad about “cardio machines” for weight loss. Everybody wonders about why they can march on that treadmill for hours and hours and never lose a pound. I know this is a hot topic; very quickly it was watched by a few thousand people. Check it out…


Would Have Been Playing Video Games

I often get asked, what is the hardest part of working out. The answer is always, getting to the front door of the gym in the first place. Get that accomplished and everything else will fall into place. One of my videos for Palm Springs Fitness Center.

The Best Part…

The best part of doing these short videos for Palm Springs Fitness Center is meeting and chatting with these wonderful people who are on their fitness journey. Doing squats with Gabriella and her gym trainer Lisa…


Love Doing These!

Have I mentioned that I love doing these short videos for Palm Springs Fitness Center? Maybe I have but I really do, they are so fun and worthwhile. Spend a few moments. Thanks!


Training With Flavio

Another quick workout video for Palm Springs Fitness Center with retired Professional Bodybuilder Flavio. Thanks!

 


Love Doing These Videos!

I really enjoy doing these videos for Palm Springs Fitness Center. Faith has had two strokes and was told best for her to get to a gym to workout because she needed a place that had equipment. Then she started working out with her trainer Howard. Perfect! Take a moment to watch, it really is a great story! Thanks!


Shoulders

My latest video for Palm Springs Fitness Center, my favorite gym by the way! With trainer Bill Bunchak.


Real People Fitness Journey

Real people doing real things on their fitness journey! A short video I shot for Palm Springs Fitness Center. I love doing these stories, been doing them for over a decade for fitness magazines and online resources. More to come! Thanks!

 


BTS

BTS, that means Behind The Scenes. I thought you might want to see what goes on in a few  snapshot photos. The photo shoot with a worked out and wonderful personal trainer, Joanna Johnson. The location is World Gym in Palm Desert California. The tall blonde, also very worked out, is my long time Makeup and Hair Stylist Natalie Lyle. She is as well, a marvel with posing and wardrobe.

The camera is Hasselblad digital. My lighting is Broncolor with the Para 133 reflector with the Move 1200L pack. Even the light stand is important, it is a Matthews roller stand. Can’t have things breaking and falling over, despite carrying a multi-million dollar insurance policy.  I make it an important point to use only the best gear. I want everything to work right and the best every time. Thanks!

By the way, these photos were shot by my very able assistant Clyde Sawyer. The guy who make sure that it all goes right from loading the car to setting it up to taking it down. Gets it all done!

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson

Joanna Johnson


Gym Motivator!

That is what you call Joanna Johnson, a Gym Motivator! And not just my words, others around World Gym in Palm Desert yesterday, men and women, walked up and congratulated her on the way she has worked so hard to build her body. Joanna drives the goals and admiration of others to be a better self. Go visit her, Joanna is a trainer there and she can be your Gym Motivator too!

This photograph was just a quick example I picked out from our photo shoot because it is so fun. Joanna’s first professional photo shoot, she warmed up and gave me some of her own posing. Good job!

Photo shoot notes… Makeup and Hair Styling by another gym motivator herself, Natalie Lyle. Hasselblad digital camera system. Lighting by Broncolor with the Broncolor Para 133 reflector and Move 1200L pack. Only the best!

Joanna Johnson