Archive for April, 2012

Weekend wrap-up

April 3, 2012

Just a quick post to sum up the weekend for everyone, especially those not on Facebook.

This “World’s Fitness Elite TV” shoot all came about a few months ago when I applied for a spot on the show, not expecting to have a chance of getting one. They were only going to take at most 20 trainers from around the world. I found out quickly that I was one of the first ones accepted, which also meant that I would have my own agent. I was accepted as a client of the Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency. They were the ones who were in charge of all of the events over the entire weekend, and they treated us well! They believe in creating a great family atmosphere for all of their clients, a lot like we do at Tuff Girl Bootcamps! They did make us feel very comfortable, starting with the Red Carpet Bash on Thursday night where took our first pictures on the “red carpet!” I was also able to mingle with all of the other fitness professionals there and reunited with a couple of friends from my very 1st trainers conference almost 4 years ago!

Anyway, my photoshoot was Friday morning, and I told you all that having the makeup artist do my makeup and hair was my favorite part. 🙂

The photoshoot was easier than I thought it would be.

Then, they pulled me straight over to do my “green screen” live-action shots, which I thought was awkard and nerve-wracking. They only needed 5 good shots, so it will be interesting to see the ones that they picked. The green screen shot is where they shoot you in front of a green screen doing all these different poses, and then they put a background behind it later…so who knows what it will look like!

Later in the day we did media training to get ready for the interview. Saturday morning I had my interview, so I was busy preparing beforehand. Luckily I had enough time where I felt prepared and not too rushed. The makeup lady had to rush through my makeup because we were running behind, but I think she still did a great job…cuz she’s a pro! She does makeup for the Golf Channel (one of my Hall of Fame buddies, Charlie Rhymer) and for the Orlando Magic cheerleaders, among others.
I was surprised that the interview was fairly easy, although my interviewer did not exactly stick to the questions that we were given OR the order they told us that they would ask them in. One of the owners of the celebrity branding agency who was watching the interview said I did well and that I was articulate, knowledgable, and genuinely caring. I thought that was cool to hear someone else’s impression of me who didn’t know me very well.

That reminds me that the professional photographers called me “friendly” while they were shooting and tried to capture that quality in my photos. 🙂 They were cool and very complimentary, and they made the photoshoot very easy. Can’t wait to show them to everyone!
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