I am excited to share with you the official line up of speakers for FITposium 2015!

More speakers will be announced shortly but below is who we’ve confirmed thus far.


WHEN: June 6, 2015
WHERE: Holiday Inn Mesa, 1600 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ
PRICE: $99

FITposium 2015FITposium in an Arizona-based educational and inspirational seminar focused on success in the fitness talent and modeling industry. The day-long workshop will feature a variety of sessions to prepare talents with what they need to know to enter the marketplace.

Attendees will learn:
– How to brand themselves
– How to market their brand
– How to pitch to magazines
– How to profit from their brand

Registration is now open at www.FitManiaAZ.com (just click the FITposium button)!

Kim Dolan Leto is a published author, inspirational speaker, creator of the F.I.T. DVD series, and the Director of Family Health and Wellness for the ISSA. She is a 4-time Oxygen cover model with her work published in Muscle & Fitness hers, Fitness, Success and 100s of other magazines. Kim is an ESPN Fitness America Champion and the recipient of the ISSA’s Famous Alumni Award with television appearances on CBN, TBN, FOX Sports, ESPN and ABC. At FITposium Kim will teach about the management of your brand, relationship building with clients (i.e. the media), the importance of authenticity, and growing your platform through your unique message.

James Patrick is an internationally published sports and fitness photographer with work appearing in Max Sports & Fitness Magazine, Scottsdale Health Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine, Fitness Magazine (SA) and many more! James will be speaking on the development of your brand using story structure and form to enhance resonance with your target audience.

Dave Dreas is a Fitness Model, Gym Owner and Online Fitness Coach. He’s co owner of Arizona Training Lab, a personal training and group fitness studio, and creator of his online platform, Modestly Refined.com. In addition to his coaching platforms, Dave has two modeling agencies, Ford/Robert Black in Scottsdale, AZ and Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited in Los Angeles. Throughout his modeling career he’s landed multiple covers both Nationally and Internationally, worked with ESPN The Magazine and filmed two in store Reebok Commercials (Reebok SmoothFlex – Tech Video and Reebok ZigLite Technology Video). He’s recently appeared in Men’s Health Next Top Trainer and earned ISSA’s prestigious Famous Alumni Award. Dave has also been a contributing writer for Men’s Fitness Online, a blogger for Ironman Magazine.com and a sponsored Reebok Athlete. During Dave’s presentation you will learn the ins and outs of monetizing your business and develop a better understanding of the opportunities available to fitness entrepreneurs. You are the CEO of your business. You’ll grow as your business grows.

Nicole Matthews is the co-founder of Imprint, a personal trainer, stage coach, nationally placed fitness competitor, published cover model, makeup artist and inspirational speaker. Nicole, along with Heather Vines-Bright from Imprint, will be covering a segment on self motivation and following your dreams in the fitness industry. They will also talk about preparing for a fitness shoot. What to wear, proper hair and makeup, what to expect and tips on hiring a photographer. Also, they will touch on the different fitness federations, how they differ from one another and help guide those looking to compete to enter a show that best suits them.

Heather Vines-Bright is an international fitness cover model and nationally placed fitness competitor. She is a former NFL Pro-Bowl Cheerleader and has appeared in several publications modeling and writing for Max Sports and Fitness, Ultra Fit Magazine, Fitness Magazine and Shutterbug Magazine. Heather is the co-founder of Imprint and Editor in Chief for TheProExposure.  At FITposium, Heather will be presenting on the various competition federations and the importance of picking the best show for you, preparing for a branding photo shoot, exposure on social media and enjoying the journey.

Scott White is the owner of Personal Power Training one of the premier training facility in North Scottsdale. He has been sought out by celebrities, models, pro-athetes, and olympians for his expertise in the fitness and nutrition industry. He’s an international speaker and an author of over 12 books and counting. He’s been published in most every major magazine. An inventor, Creator, and Internet Marketing Consultant. He truly believes we all have what it takes to achieve our goals and loves inspiring and leading others who want to achieve a greater life.

More to be announced soon – get your registration in as space is limited! www.FitManiaAZ.com

James Patrick
IG @Jpatrickphoto