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Already Over 25% SOLD OUT!

In only a single week the FITposium conference sold out more than 25% of the available capacity! This is proof that we are doing the right thing with this event.

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!

Do not wait any longer to level up. I want your vision to become your reality.

That is why I want you to get your conference passes for the fifth annual FITposium Conference happening October 3-6 in Scottsdale, Arizona!

I KNOW this is the event that will finally make a difference for you!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

FITposium brings together the leading fitness entrepreneurs who specialize in helping individuals LIKE YOU successfully grow your brand and business idea to the next level.

Regardless if you’re a fitness talent, personal trainer, coach, gym owner, writer, influencer, nutritionist, clothing designer, photographer or small business owner – FITposium will give you all the tools, resources and connections you need to succeed!

By attending FITposium 2019 you will:

  • Learn how to establish, market and profit from a brand in fitness
  • Develop the necessary relationships to scale network and net worth
  • Meet face-to-face with leading fitness magazine editors and podcasters
  • Audition for high level exposure media features
  • Learn the most effective sales and conversation strategies
  • Understand strategic social media practices
  • Develop effective business systems and processes
  • Create the most effective media pitches
  • and so much more!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

You will learn from the top fitness earners and business owners, leading social influencers, marketing and branding specialists and from magazine editors themselves on the most effective and impactful ways to market and differentiate yourself, attract more clients, increase your income and grow your social media audience to expand your influence!

The results of FITposium attendees are mind-blowing! The alumni of the conference return year after year because they are more confirmed, more informed, more connected and thus better positioned to succeed!

They are, and you will, utilizing the proven market techniques, getting published more, growing their social influence and making more money in less time then ever before attending the conference.

“The progress my business has made has been astonishing! I contribute this to the motivation, advice and guidance of the FITposium conference,”
Karey Northington, Founder, Protein House Gilbert

“FITposium was the best thing I’ve ever done in my fitness career! I walked away from the conference with more confidence in myself and my business that I never had before!”
Madison Murray, Founder, MadFIT

“FITposium has been pivotal in helping me expand my brand. I’ve attended the conference for the past three years and have seen my business grow exponentially as a result – most recently by publishing a best-selling book and hosting my own successful women’s conference!”
Lindsey Schwartz, Author, Founder, Powerhouse Women

While extraordinary, these attendee experiences are not unique. We have seen exceptional improvement in so many others who have joined us at FITposium.

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

Passes for FITposium are on sale now and will sell out very soon as they have every single year!

Here is EVERYTHING that is included with your conference pass:

  • Multi-track educational conference
  • Magazine, podcast and commercial client castings
  • Portfolio reviews and pitch meetings with top magazine editors
  • Magazine editor panel reception (NEW!)
  • Networking mixer
  • Interactive workshop sessions (NEW!)
  • Advanced master class session (NEW!)
  • and much more!

If you are ready to have extraordinary success in your fitness brand and business then you cannot afford to miss FITposium 2019!

REMEMBER – space is extremely limited and FITposium will sell out. Do not wait another moment on launching your fitness dreams! Join the conference that’s revolutionizing fitness!

REGISTER TODAY! Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

James Patrick
FITposium Founder
IG @jpatrickphoto @FITposium

Wait No Longer to Level Up! (Look Inside)

If you are reading this right now, what I know about you is that you are a driven and passionate professional who is:

  • Tired of waiting and finally ready to take your brand to the next level
  • Tired of limiting fears and willing to take action to step towards your goals
  • Tired of playing it quiet and committed to earning the success you deserve

Do not wait any longer to level up. I want your vision to become your reality.

That is why I want you to get your conference passes for the fifth annual FITposium Conference happening October 3-6 in Scottsdale, Arizona!

I KNOW this is the event that will finally make a difference for you!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

FITposium brings together the leading fitness entrepreneurs who specialize in helping individuals LIKE YOU successfully grow your brand and business idea to the next level.

Regardless if you’re a fitness talent, personal trainer, coach, gym owner, writer, influencer, nutritionist, clothing designer, photographer or small business owner – FITposium will give you all the tools, resources and connections you need to succeed!

By attending FITposium 2019 you will:

  • Learn how to establish, market and profit from a brand in fitness
  • Develop the necessary relationships to scale network and net worth
  • Meet face-to-face with leading fitness magazine editors and podcasters
  • Audition for high level exposure media features
  • Learn the most effective sales and conversation strategies
  • Understand strategic social media practices
  • Develop effective business systems and processes
  • Create the most effective media pitches
  • and so much more!

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

You will learn from the top fitness earners and business owners, leading social influencers, marketing and branding specialists and from magazine editors themselves on the most effective and impactful ways to market and differentiate yourself, attract more clients, increase your income and grow your social media audience to expand your influence!

The results of FITposium attendees are mind-blowing! The alumni of the conference return year after year because they are more confirmed, more informed, more connected and thus better positioned to succeed!

They are, and you will, utilizing the proven market techniques, getting published more, growing their social influence and making more money in less time then ever before attending the conference.

“The progress my business has made has been astonishing! I contribute this to the motivation, advice and guidance of the FITposium conference,”
Karey Northington, Founder, Protein House Gilbert

“FITposium was the best thing I’ve ever done in my fitness career! I walked away from the conference with more confidence in myself and my business that I never had before!”
Madison Murray, Founder, MadFIT

“FITposium has been pivotal in helping me expand my brand. I’ve attended the conference for the past three years and have seen my business grow exponentially as a result – most recently by publishing a best-selling book and hosting my own successful women’s conference!”
Lindsey Schwartz, Author, Founder, Powerhouse Women

While extraordinary, these attendee experiences are not unique. We have seen exceptional improvement in so many others who have joined us at FITposium.

Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

Passes for FITposium are on sale now and will sell out very soon as they have every single year!

Here is EVERYTHING that is included with your conference pass:

  • Multi-track educational conference
  • Magazine, podcast and commercial client castings
  • Portfolio reviews and pitch meetings with top magazine editors
  • Magazine editor panel reception (NEW!)
  • Networking mixer
  • Interactive workshop sessions (NEW!)
  • Advanced master class session (NEW!)
  • and much more!

If you are ready to have extraordinary success in your fitness brand and business then you cannot afford to miss FITposium 2019!

REMEMBER – space is extremely limited and FITposium will sell out. Do not wait another moment on launching your fitness dreams! Join the conference that’s revolutionizing fitness!

REGISTER TODAY! Get your conference pass now before they sell out!

James Patrick
FITposium Founder
IG @jpatrickphoto @FITposium

Celebrating Our Heroes Through Images

On Sunday April 7, 2019 the James Patrick Photography team participated in our annual SHARE THE LIGHT creative campaign through a partnership with the Jewish War Veterans of the United States Copper State Post 619.

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is the oldest congressionally chartered national Veterans service organization in America. It was founded in more than 120 years ago in 1896 by a group of Jewish Civil War Veterans. Their mission is to service our needy US Veterans, support our service men and women on active duty, confront anti-Semitism, honor the memory of fallen comrades and promote patriotism.

I and the rest of the James Patrick Photography team created the SHARE THE LIGHT campaign to partner with a charity and/or non-profit organization and provide creative services to support the organization and expand the visual exposure of their mission. That is why we entitled the program SHARE THE LIGHT. This is critically important to me to help give my services and talents to organizations that can truly benefit form them.

During the 25th Year Anniversary Celebration Ceremony, I set up a photo studio on site and provided portraits for both veterans and volunteers at the organization to visually tell their stories. Each person had the opportunity to be in front of my camera for a few minutes of their time while I worked to make a portrait of them.

This project actually originated two years earlier when I had the pleasure of working with half a dozen Korean War Veterans (including my wife’s grandfather) – several being members of the JWV of the United States Copper State Post 619. Those original photos inspired this new opportunity.

On behalf of the entire James Patrick Photography team, I would like to thank all the volunteers and Veterans of the JWV of the United States – not only for their time they were able to spend with us – but for their truly invaluable service they have provided this country!

James Patrick
jamespatrick.com
IG @jpatrickphoto

The Workout Plan for Your Brand

I am thrilled to announce the release of my new printed book, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE: The Workout Plan for Your Brand!

A year in the making, this new book is your workout plan to get your brand in shape.

This step-by-step book will guide you from the idea phase to launch and beyond as you scale your business in the health and fitness industry.

Included in the book are details on how to how to overcome roadblocks, successfully brand your concept, finalize the business formation, develop your client profile, construct a marketing plan that works, use social media to grow your visibility, the art of selling and how to get the attention of the media.

It is not enough to just have a great idea, you must take action on it in order to succeed. Fit Business Guide will give you the information you need to move forward confidently as you turn your passion into a profitable profession.

Get yours today on AMAZON!

Once you get yours, post it on Instagram and tag @jpatrickphoto

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

NEW RELEASE!!! Fit Business Guide: The Workout Plan for Your Brand

My new book, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE: The Workout Plan for Your Brand is now out and available on Amazon? (Or you can get a copy at the FITposium 2018 conference).

Over a year in the making, FIT BUSINESS GUIDE, is all about how you can take your idea and turn it into a profitable brand in the health, fitness and wellness industry.

This step-by-step book will guide you from the idea phase to launch and beyond as you scale your business in the health and fitness industry.

Included in the book are details on how to how to overcome roadblocks, successfully brand your concept, finalize the business formation, develop your client profile, construct a marketing plan that works, use social media to grow your visibility, the art of selling and how to get the attention of the media.

It is not enough to just have a great idea, you must take action on it in order to succeed!

Fit Business Guide will give you the information you need to move forward confidently as you turn your passion into a profitable profession.

Get yours today either at FITposium 2018 or on Amazon!

Are You In The Top 1% of the Fitness Industry? You Could Be…

There is forecasted to be more than 330,000 personal training jobs by 2026. However the average personal trainer makes just more than $50,000 per year. Less than 10% make more than $80,000 annually. But what if you want to make six figures?

Cracking that six figure mark, making multiple six figures and even breaking into the 7-figure range requires that you be in the Top 1% of the Fitness Industry.

Why are more people not more doing this? Because they are not leveraging the best practices in the industry and making the right connections to level up their brands.

At FITposium we want to provide you and all the rest of our attendees with the resources, connections and career-changing opportunities for you to level up, accelerate your growth and get into the 1%!

Here is what you’ll learn at the FITposium 2018 International Conference + Expo:

  • How to get more clients
  • How to make more with your clients
  • How to make passive income
  • How to grow your audience
  • How to develop your content marketing
  • How to grow your e-mail list
  • How to best market your brand
  • How to grow successful relationships
  • How to get published
  • How to succeed in castings
  • What you need to have in your portfolio
  • And so much more!

At FITposium, it is not enough that we just give you the information and inspiration to succeed – we want to give you the connections and opportunities that can change your entire career!

The event on October 5-7 in Phoenix, Arizona will feature top speakers, key influencers, business leaders and opportunities from key magazine editors and commercial clients.

In addition, by attending FITposium you will qualify for a multitude of discounts on photography work, design work, web work and more!

The benefits of FITposium are many, the reasons not to come…? Well, we can’t think of any. We look forward to you entering into the Top 1%!

Passes FITposium are available exclusively at FITposium.com – get yours soon as we are more than 50% sold out!

Stay Inspired!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

Author’s Note: If you enjoyed this article or found it helpful – please share it with a friend or colleague. Also, please contact me when you are ready to level up your professional photography, graphic design or video needs!

 

FITposium 2018 Tickets Now on Sale!

The FITposium team is going into the fourth year of our annual conference now called the FITposium 2018 International Conference + Expo, which will be happening October 5-7 in Phoenix, AZ.

Conference passed are now available exclusively at www.FITposium.com. Space is extremely limited and we have sold out EVERY SINGLE FITposium conference.

This three-day event will feature:

  • Industry leading speakers
  • Magazine editors
  • Casting calls
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Vendor expo
  • Fashion show
  • Networking mixer
  • And so much more!!!

The mission of FITposium is to provide you with all the information, resources, connections and opportunities to get your fit brand in shape! Launch your career in fitness. Get more clients in your business. Make more money in your trade. Get yourself published in your favorite magazines. Learn all of this and more at FITposium 2018.

We truly expect the 2018 event to sell out faster than our last three conferences! Do not wait to get your fit brand in shape!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

Author’s Note: If you enjoyed this article or found it helpful – please share it with a friend or colleague. Also, please contact me when you are ready to level up your professional photography, graphic design or video needs!

 

11 ADDY® Awards in One Night

The entire James Patrick Photography team is thrilled to announce the winning of 10 ADDY® AWARDS plus the 2018 JUDGE’S CHOICE AWARD this past weekend at the 37th Annual AAFT Advertising Awards. The various awards include photography
work both in color and in black and white for clients as well as several self-
promotional pieces.

On behalf of everyone at James Patrick Photography, I personally want to extend my
sincerest thanks to all the editors, art directors, creative leads and subjects we were
able to work with who made 2017 such a creative year!

The James Patrick Photography team looks forward to the opportunity to connect
with you on your upcoming photography needs to help make images that work!

ADDY® AWARD WINNING WORK
BRONZE ADDY®
Category: Photography, Color
Project: #KillingIt
Client: Max Sports  &  Fitness Magazine
Client Lead: LaRue Gillespie, Editor & Creative Director
Team: James Patrick, Photographer; Amanda Bland, Makeup Artist

 

 

 

BRONZE ADDY®
Category: Photography, Color
Project: Mountaintop Yoga
Client: Max Sports & Fitness Magazine
Client Lead: LaRue Gillespie, Editor & Creative Director
Team: James Patrick, Photographer; Amanda Bland, Makeup Artist

 

 

 

BRONZE ADDY®
Category: Advertising Industry Self Promotion Collateral
Project: JP The Magazine
Client: Self Promotion
Team: James Patrick, Photographer, Designer, Copywriter; Gaby Fleming, Designer;
Amber Blom, Editor; Carly Gieszl, Editor; Kelly Spartonos, Editor

 

 

 

SILVER ADDY®
Category: Photography, Color
Project: US Navy Veteran Gerard Ah-Fook
Client: Max Sports & Fitness Magazine
Client Lead: LaRue Gillespie, Editor & Creative Director
Team: James Patrick, Photographer

 

SILVER ADDY®
Category: Photography, Color
Project: Oakland A’s Daulton Jefferies
Client: Max Sports & Fitness Magazine
Client Lead: LaRue Gillespie, Editor & Creative Director
Team: James Patrick, Photographer; Amber Blom, Assistant

 

 

 

SILVER ADDY®
Category: Photography, Color
Project: Arizona Coyotes’ Shane Doan
Client: Scottsdale Health Magazine
Client Lead: Anthony Cox, Creative Director
Team: James Patrick, Photographer; Brandon Tigrett, Assistant

 

 

 

SILVER ADDY®
Category: Photography, Color
Project: MMA Champion Ryan Bader
Client: Scottsdale Health Magazine
Client Contact: Anthony Cox, Art Director
Team: James Patrick, Photographer

 

 

 

GOLD ADDY®
Category: Photography, Color
Project: Arizona Cardinals’ Tyrann Mathieu
Client: Scottsdale Health Magazine
Client Contact: Anthony Cox, Art Director
Team: James Patrick, Photographer; Amber Blom,
Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLD ADDY®
Category: Photography Campaign, Black & White
Project: Korean War Veterans
Client: Self Promotion
Team: James Patrick, Photographer; Kelly Spartonos, Assistant

GOLD ADDY® & 2018 JUDGES CHOICE AWARD
Category: Photography, Color
Project: Stalking the Shot
Client: Golf Magazine
Client Contact: Jesse Reiter, Photo Editor
Team: James Patrick, Photographer; Amanda Bland, Makeup Artist; Nicole Matthews, Stylist, Amber Blom, Production Manager

 

Special thanks to everyone who made these projects a success!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

Black Friday Sale That’s a Gift to Your Career

From myself and the entire rest of the FITposium Family we wanted to wish you and your loved ones a very fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday. We here have so much to be thankful for. We are thankful for the growth of FITposium, having more than 200 attendees at our 2017 conference. We are thankful for the two-dozen speakers who joined us. We are thankful for the multiple casting partners that booked talents at the event. We are thankful for the sponsors who helped make the event a success.

But most importantly – we are thankful for you all. We are so excited to see each of you achieve your own goals and make your dreams a reality. We feel truly blessed to join with you and help you along in your journey.

Continuing with that energy we wanted to offer you a special sale to be a part of our FITposium 2018 International Conference + Expo happening in Phoenix, Arizona October 5-7! We are doing a special from today until Cyber Monday. Sale prices for our annual three day international conference + expo will never be this low again.

Here is a snapshot of all that you will have access to:

  • Vendor Expo
  • Talent Casting Calls
  • Live Demos
  • Fashion Show
  • Mixer
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Multi-track Educational Conference
  • Mastermind Workshops
  • And more!

We are offering all of this for one very low price. Do not wait to get your ticket and be a part of FITposium 2018 to get your brand in shape!

Tickets will not open up again until the New Year at an increased price.

We look forward to you joining us October 5-7, 2018!

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto
jamespatrick.com

LAUNCH Your Idea

Prepare for liftoff!

I am thrilled to announce the new pilot project I am doing alongside Kelly Spartonos called LAUNCH!

Do you have an idea burning inside of you but are unsure of what you ACTUALLY NEED to make your business concept a reality? Or perhaps you have internal FEARS blocking you from taking that next step and keeping your dreams grounded.

GET READY TO LAUNCH!

Launch is a 6-week mastermind course that propels your idea into action. No longer will you be able to say that your dream is too difficult to achieve. This series tackles both internal struggles as well as external actions such as branding and marketing strategies that will help move you forward.

Through weekly coaching calls, assignments and group connections – you will see your confidence soar.

Apply to join the LAUNCH program and we will get you to your own launch in 6 weeks.

Apply at www.youinfocusconsulting.com/launch

James Patrick
jamespatrick.com
IG @jpatrickphoto