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About Us


Twenty-five years ago, the Washington DC Aerobics Convention was born to help fitness enthusiasts and current professionals advance their careers in fitness education and to develop a community of like-minded fitness professionals.  Our goal has always been to facilitate the launch of new fitness careers, then educate and empower these individuals into successful fitness professionals. Each year our event has expanded to include the newest and most innovative and creative programming available. Combining the best of the best presenters with the added factor of fun makes attending a DCAC sponsored event an annual get together not to be missed.

Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or a certified fitness pro, DCAC has something to offer every year that only a career in the fitness industry can provide. We guarantee that you will leave DCAC with a refreshed spirit for fitness and the enthusiasm and education to motivate and educate your clients, club members and or fitness friends into the future.  Our events are recognized by all the major fitness certification companies and we offer continuing education credits through all of the following agencies: AAAI, AEA, ACE, AFAA, NASM, NETA and NSCA.

DSC_1041SHANNON ELKINS – CO-OWNER Shannon has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry and is an ACE certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. She resides in the Richmond, VA area where she trains clients of various levels and teaches a variety of group exercise classes at both private fitness centers and corporate locations.
DSC_1041JAMIE NICHOLLS – CO-OWNER Jamie has 15 years experience in the fitness industry and is a group exercise instructor. She has been involved with DCAC since 2001 in one way or another. She resides in the Richmond, VA area and teaches a variety of group exercise classes.
DSC01236_2JILL SPENCER – MARKING MANAGER Jill has been with DCAC for over 7 years. She has a BA from Marshall University and resides in the Richmond, VA area. Jill has over 15 years of experience in the marketing/advertising industry. Jill is also the Associate Wellness Director at the Tuckahoe Family YMCA in Richmond, VA.
DSC_1035GLORIA HOLT – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Gloria has over 10 years experience in the fitness industry. She is certified as a group exercise and Zumba instructor. Gloria is also the Group Exercise Coordinator at the Patrick Henry YMCA in Ashland, VA where she teaches a variety of group exercise classes.