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Presenter List

2017 DCAC PRESENTERS

Ballard, JordanJordan Ballard – is the Director of Education for PILOXING® and PILOXING® Barre, as well as the Senior US Master Trainer for both programs and a certified private Pilates instructor. After years of performing several leading roles on Broadway and touring with leading artists such as Taylor Swift, Bette Midler, and Liza Minelli, Jordan discovered PILOXING® and a new passion was born. She is an International Presenter and Educator for the program, and has certified over 2,000 instructors across the world.
ConnieBorhoPA Headshot 1jpegConnie Borho – is a PMA-CPT, Peak Pilates Level-IV Teacher Trainer/Mentor and a 2nd Generation Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master Teacher. She has been  featured on Pilates Anytime, and published in PilatesStyle, American Health, Shape, and others.   Known as a “teacher’s teacher”, Connie is passionate about providing the highest quality of training for teachers in the mind/body field.

 Kelly Bullard – is an International fitness educator and a Zumba® Education Specialist
 (ZES) since 2009.  She holds degrees in Exercise and Sports Science (Health and Physical
 Education) and a Master’s degree in Sport Administration.  Her passion, enthusiasm, and
 experience is for fitness/ dance for people of all ages. Kelly specializes in many of the
 Zumba Fitness programs and has presented in over 36 countries.  She is in several Zumba
 DVD’s, including being featured in the Aqua Zumba Vol. 6.  Kelly holds a variety of
 certifications in many areas of fitness, and is a continuing education provider for AEA,
 AAAI/ISMA, AFAA & ACE.

Cassie Burke – has a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and is working towards her Master’s degree from Wheelock College. Cassie’s professional experience includes teaching POUND, barre, Zumba®, and an extensive background in dance. Cassie has taught fitness events for numerous charities along the South Shore. Cassie has appeared in South Shore Living Magazine. Cassie’s passionate about being outdoors and spending quality time with her friends and family. Cassie’s love for POUND started immediately after her first POUND class. The ability to not workout with the music, but IN it, was something she had never experienced. POUND gave Cassie the chance to be whoever she wanted to be for those 45 minutes; an aggressive, total badass, rockstar she had always dreamed of being. Cassie can’t wait to share her love of that “AHH feeling” you get after POUND, and is so excited to share her passion for this fitness format.
Sonja "Booty" Burns –   is an award-winning instructor, Master Trainer and Presenter for Acquapole®,  and a Rep for WERQ® Dance Fitness. She conducts Acquapole® Level 1 and Acquapole® Boxing Bag trainings. This purple-haired dynamo is passionate about exciting & unique aquatic formats and is on a mission to change the image of aquatics in the US. She is certified by ACE & AEA.

 

Leeann Carey –  is the founder and creator of Yapana®, a 500-hr yoga therapy and continuing yoga education company, which educates yoga instructors how to apply “yoga therapy” to prevent and heal injuries, and maintain a balanced approach to a healthy yoga practice. She is an acclaimed yoga instructor who has taught and inspired thousands of students and teachers worldwide and author of Restorative Yoga Therapy: The Yapana Way to Self-Care and Well-being. RetreatMaven.com

Nick Clayton – MBA, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, RSCC, USAW, serves as Personal Training Program Manager for the NSCA. Prior to working for the NSCA, he served as Director of Performance at TMI Sports Medicine where he developed a sports performance program for youth through professional athletes, and as the Assistant Director for Recreational Sports at the University of Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rowan University, and his MS in Exercise Science and MBA from the University of Florida.
K_CoyleKathryn Coyle – is a Peak Pilates® Level III Senior Master Instructor and MVe® Instructor Trainer. She has over 15 years of Pilates teaching experience and uses the Pilates system for prehab, rehab and performance enhancement. She is a certified holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a Jivamukti Certified Yoga Instructor.
Crosby, JoshJosh Crosby – is a World Champion rower, ultra-endurance athlete and competitor in the Ironman World Championships.  He is the creator of Indo-Row, an international fitness presenter and certified trainer who has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, and Fox News. Josh serves on the international indoor rowing federation advisory group (FISA) and recently joined Gatorade's G Series Fit Team.
Laurie Denomme – Kinesiologist and Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute, is an international fitness educator and founder of WECOACH.  She is the recipient of the 2013 AEA Global Aquatic Fitness Professional Award and 2014 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award.

Amy Dixon – A dynamic fitness instructor and celebrity trainer, AMY DIXON holds multiple fitness certifications and a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology. She’s the Senior Creative Manager of Group Fitness Programming at Equinox Fitness Clubs and recent winner of the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award, widely known as the fitness industry’s most prestigious recognition. 
In addition to being a Reebok Global Walking Partner and Master Trainer for Gatorade®, Schwinn® Cycling, BOSU® and Shockwave®, Amy promotes health and fitness through her roles as a spokesperson for fundraising and philanthropic events, including Avon’s Walks for Breast Cancer, Cycle for Heroes to benefit war veterans, and Cycle for Survival to raise funds for rare cancers. 
Her numerous television appearances include The Today Show, ABC News, E Entertainment Television, Good Day LA, Custom Fit, Exercise TV, Your LA, Fox News, and MTV. Her talents have also been featured in popular publications: Women’s Health, Shape, SELF, Health, FITNESS, Better Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire, Variety, In Touch Weekly, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. |
A former world competitive power tumbler and coach, Amy applies her energy and athleticism to the many award-winning workout DVDs and online programs she has created. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Amy specializes in educating and motivating her class participants and celebrity clients to achieve extraordinary results. 
She resides in Southern California with her husband and two daughters.

SHANNON FABLEShannon Fable – 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is a fitness business and programming consultant who has helped impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, and BOSU® over the last 20 years. As an experienced educator and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money.  Fable, a member of the ACE Board of Directors, is the owner of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud based group fitness management tool, and Balletone®.
Sonja Friend-Uhl – is a world-class athlete and skilled fitness programmer. She has more than 17 years of experience in the fitness industry and holds Certifications with USATF, ACSM and AFAA as well as AFAA specialty certifications in Youth, Senior, and Pre-Natal Fitness.  A Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness, Sonja conducts certifications globally for BoxMaster, HumanSport and the HIIT Mix Programs.  Sonja is also a professional runner and holds multiple records. Sonja also prioritizes her role as wife and mother in addition to her fitness career and competitive endeavors.
Gay Gasper – After becoming the first national step champion Gay had the opportunity to travel the globe and teach at many fitness conventions. Gay is the choreographer of over 30 fitness videos. She moved to the Carolinas from NJ in 2010 and worked as the Group Exercise Director at Harris and Harris Express YMCA until becoming the Manager of Embrace Wellness at Southminster Retirement Community. Along with her full time job, Gay continues to travel and present for Interactive Fitness Trainers of America and for Body bar teaching with the Aquaflex and Yaiba.
Rob Glick – is the Senior Director of Group Fitness, Yoga and Cycle at Life Time. He was named the 2006 International Presenter of the Year by CanFit Pro and the 2005 Best Male Presenter by ECA. He holds a B.S. in exercise science and continues to bring cutting-edge education, programming and sessions to the fitness industry at conferences all over the world. If you’d like to enjoy a workout with Rob, try one of the many fitness videos he has starred in, including newly released CORE Cuts, Progressive Yoga and More Amazing Cardio Combos’; tune into ExerciseTV where you’ll find him as one of the ‘Star Trainers’ or join Rob live as he teaches classes weekly at Life Time in Laguna Niguel. To get in contact with Rob or take one of his classes you can find him on Facebook.
Patrick Goudeau – is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and one of the most sought-after fitness personalities in the world. Known for his unique and innovative approach to movement, the KING of CHOREOGRAPHYÔ is a former U.S National Aerobic Champion, celebrity trainer and the star of 27 highly acclaimed workout DVDs. His challenging, results driven workouts continue to inspire those who are fortunate to experience his incredibly addictive passion for all that is health and fitness.

Dr. Nathan Guerette  MD, FPMRS, FACOG, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery – serves as Director and CEO of The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute of Virginia. He is a board certified Urogynecologist specializing in minimally invasive surgical options for pelvic reconstruction including advanced vaginal and robotic surgery as well as new non-surgical options and diagnostics.  He also has an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in the division of Urogynecology and serves as Director of Robotic Surgery at Johnston Willis Medical Center.  Dr. Guerette is internationally recognized in his field and has presented and published on over 100 topics both at a national and international level and has contributed significant original research to the practice of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. 

Linda Haupt – is the Corporate Director of Group Fitness for U.S. Fitness Holdings which includes the OneLife Fitness, Sport and Health and Crunch brands.  With over 20 years of teaching experience, Linda is a master Trainer for Barre Above and Tabata Bootcamp.  She is AFAA Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor certified, ACE certified,  200 -RYT, as well as numerous Les Mills and other freestyle formats.
PetraSeated_TracyPetra Kolber – Petra is a Keynote Speaker, Movement Motivator, and Happiness Expert. She has spoken at TEDx and is the guest host for Daily Burn 365. She is the host of The Perfection Detox Podcast found on iTunes, and as a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Petra's mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude.
  Leo Lins – Born in Barbacena, Brasil, Leo has been in the fitness industry since 1999.
  He started as a Tae Kwon Do athlete and holds several titles, including three-time
  Brazilian National Champion and two-time Pan-American Champion. Leo also
  competed in Aerobic Gymnastics where he became a World Aerobic Gymnastic
  Champion. An international presenter and trainer, Leo has been presenting in
  conventions around the globe, including Japan, Brazil, and Chile. He is co-creator of
  Latin Mix and is currently featured in several fitness videos including Kangoo Jumps
  and Taeroboxing (a powerful mix of Tae Kwon Do, aerobics and boxing). Leo’s talent,
  training and passion for fitness is inspiring and will make you want to do more and
  be better.
  Roberson Magalhaes – Born in Barbacena, Brazil, Roberson has been in the fitness
  industry since 1990. He holds nine World Aerobic Gymnastic titles and is an
  international presenter and trainer. He has presented at fitness conventions in over
  20 countries and is unsurpassed in the world as one of the best and most successful
  athletic coaches and choreographers in competitive sport aerobics. Roberson is co-
  creator of LatinMix Fitness and is currently being featured in and producing fitness
  videos that include: hip hop, kickboxing, Kangoo Jumps and dance. Roberson’s  
  experience, training, style and enthusiasm will motivate and encourage you to be
  your best.
AlexMcLean_HeadshotAlex McLean – is a senior course instructor for TRX® and a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Shockwave®. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Alex has appeared in video and print fitness projects for TRX®, Under Armour® and WellBeats™. As a Los Angeles-based professional dancer and acrobat, he has performed with LeeAnn Rimes, Nike Culture Shock, the Reebok Performance Team, Disney and the NBA/WNBA. Certifications include ACE, AFAA, and NASM.
Derek MikulskiDerek Mikulski – is the Founder of ActivMotion Bar. He holds various professional certifications through NSCA and NASM, along with a B.S. in exercise physiology and Public Health. He has been featured in various publications including Shape Magazine, LA Times, Golf Digest and Crain's Business for his work with ActivMotion Bar. Having been significantly overweight in the past and now a fit entrepreneur, Derek is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experiences to help people better their fitness and lives.
Amy Moreland – is the Creator of Kettlebell AMPD, Head Master Trainer and Gym Owner, as well as the owner of You Rock Fitness, LLC. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor with AFAA, ACE, and NETA. Amy is a Presenter and Sponsor for SCW and a Canfitpro. Amy created Kettlebell AMPD to bring a great training tool, the kettlebell, into group fitness settings for anybody, anywhere.
Tadd Morelandis a Master Trainer for Kettlebell AMPD. He is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Along with Amy, Tadd manages You Rock Fitness and instructs a variety of group fitness classes. As a Master Trainer, Tadd leads our training events across the US and Canada. Tadd also works closely with Amy in the development of the custom choreography for the Kettlebell AMPD program. He serves as our website administrator.
Tricia Murphy-Madden – has been teaching since 1991.  She is ACE and AFFA certified and leads fitness and management workshops worldwide as one the industry’s leading presenters for IDEA, Fitness TV, SCW Fitness, Can-Fit Pro, DCAC, IHRSA, Diego Sacco Portugal and many more. She owned her own facility, Urban Fitness, in Seattle’s West Seattle neighborhood from 1999 to 2007 and has managed the group fitness program at clubs throughout Seattle since 2006. Tricia is the creator of three group fitness programs including Barre Above, Urban Striptease Aerobics and My Best Friends Workout and has sold over 50,000 exercise DVD’s since 2003.
Mylrea, BruceBruce Mylrea – BA in Economics / ECornell certified in Plant Based Nutrition / AFPA certified Holistic Nutritional Councilor. He spends hours each day reviewing the latest in unbiased nutritional research. Bruce is focused and passionate in educating others on the life enhancing and life extending benefits of whole food plant based nutrition. Bruce and Mindy have worked together for 11 years in the fitness and wellness industry and present both fitness programming and nutritional education together.
Mindy Mylrea NEWMindy Mylrea – is the 2016 Empower Instructor of the Year, 2015 PFP Trainer of the Year. 2015 International Presenter of the Year, 2013 CanFitPro Specialty Presenter of the Year, 2008 ECA OBOW Fitness Presenter of the Year, the 2004 Can Fit Pro International Presenter of the Year, the 1999 International IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a National and World Aerobic Champion, an AVIA sponsored athlete, and a five star presenter for IDEA. Mindy is an advisory board member for Oxygen Magazine, an international presenter, author, motivational speaker, video personality, and CEC provider for both ACE and AFAA. Mindy is the creator and lead talent behind Gliding , the Gliding discs exercise program. She is a master trainer and on the pro development team for Schwinn Cycling, Body Bar, and Bosu.  Mindy is the creator of Tabata Bootcamp that earned Most Impactful Program of 2013, and owner of FitFlix Productions DVD production services. . She has authored numerous articles and stars in over 400 instructional videos. Mindy is currently the host of Orbitrek Elite and 6 minutes to slim it infomercials.  Mindy donates her time and talents regularly to numerous charities and nonprofit organizations. Mindy is the mother of three boys, been married for 32 years, and lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Julia Olsen – MS, CSCS, is an instructor at Delaware State University in the Public and Allied Health Sciences Department, teaching exercise physiology and sport and fitness nutrition courses, among others. In her spare time, Olsen works at multiple fitness centers in her area. Her interests include strength and conditioning and exercise physiology.
Debra Orringer – is a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and a Board Certified Holistic Health.  Debra is deeply committed to impacting global health.  She received her Masters of Science degree from University of Florida.  She continued her training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, where she studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods.  She is accredited through ACE as a Medical Exercise Specialist as well as the American college of Sports Medicine.  She is a competitive swimmer with USA swimming, a blogger and internet tv host as well as an author for several National trade magazines. 
Dr. Evan Osar –  is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialistcertification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and The Soma Institute – National School for Clinical Massage Therapy. He is the founder of Fitness Education Seminars, an education company with the mission of helping trainers and therapist recognize their role as a part of the solution to the health care crisis. An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Osar presents for several national and international organizations including American Council on Exercise, Club Industry, ECA World Fitness, IDEA, NSCA, Perform Better, Medical Fitness Association, Asia Fit, FILEX,  AECC, British Chiropractic Association and Norwegian Chiropractic Association.  He specializes in bringing advanced training and rehabilitation strategies to the fitness and bodywork professional that works with the pre and post-rehabilitation and general population client. Additionally, he has developed over a dozen resources including the books, Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction, The Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core and DVD’s to support the educational needs of the next generation of health care professional. His mission is to help fitness professionals think bigger about their role in the lives of their clients.
Allyson "2013-04-05 03.19.25 - Version 4Ally" Ponte – is the 2015 Up and Coming Female Presenter of the Year for SCW Boston Mania. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vibe Fitness, Inc, as well as the creator and Master Trainer for Club Vibe® and the Vibe Fitness® formats. She is the Founder and President of Studio 13 Fitness, a mobile dance fitness studio. With over 25 years experience her background includes; award winning national fitness presenter, instructor trainer, choreographer, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. She is a continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA and SCW and teaches multiple weekly classes in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ribbins, LauraLaura Ribbins – In the Cayman, Laura is renowned for her exceptional teaching ability for swimming and dedicated personal involvement with community programs for all ages. She has over thirty years experience in the fitness industry, presenting internationally spreading her contagious passion and energy for movement.  Laura has starred in many fitness videos and proudly in 2000, Laura was awarded AEA Professional of the Year.
Kathryn Russell – MS, NBCT, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F, ACSM-CPT, serves as the Exam Preparation Manager for the NSCA. Prior to the NSCA, Kathryn taught at the college and high school levels while working part-time as an athletic trainer and advisor for the strength and conditioning programs at the various schools' athletes. She spent 12 years as part of the NSCA’s State Director program volunteering as State Director, Regional Coordinator, and Chair of the Program. Kathryn has also worked as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and Athletic Training from Washington State University and her Master’s degree in Sports Medicine with a secondary emphasis in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics from the University of Oregon.
SGT Ken® is an award-winning international speaker, six-time US Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and highly decorated combat veteran. Ken is a recent graduate of the John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker Course and is a member of the National Speakers Association. Ken was recently awarded his ninth Army Commendation Medal for achieving Distinguished Graduate at the Army Leadership Course for Counterintelligence. Ken has trained over one million Service Members and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 articles for GX®, Backpacker®, Outside®, Health®, and created the Operation Family Fit video series and fitness kits for the Air National Guard. Ken is the recipient of the Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) 2011 Best New Presenter of the Year award, the EMPOWER Fitness 2013 Male Presenter of the Year award, the IDEA WORLD 2016 Fitness Instructor of the Year award, has been featured numerous times on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox news, and continues to serve as a host for the Fit for Duty show on the Pentagon Channel. Ken was awarded his tenth Army Commendation Medal for creating the Warrior Fit Camp program for the Tennessee Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Task Force, helping thousands of Armed Service Members turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities through physical and emotional resiliency coaching and leadership training.
kelly schurKelly Schur – is the 2015 Up and Coming Female Presenter of the Year for SCW Boston Mania. She is the Chief Operations Officer of Vibe Fitness, Inc, as well as a Master Trainer and program developer for the Vibe Fitness® formats. She is the co-creator of Lil’ Vibe™ and Smooth Vibe™. With an extensive studio dance background she has performed and competed all over the United States. Kelly is an award winning national fitness presenter and AFAA certified professional group fitness instructor with training in multiple dance formats. She is part of Studio 13 Fitness Master Instructor Team and teaches multiple weekly classes in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jeffrey ScottJeffrey Scott – is an International Fitness Presenter, Reebok Master Trainer, Schwinn Master Trainer and the Group Fitness Education and Training Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs. With over two decades of experience in the Health and Fitness industry Jeffrey has conducted education and training workshops in over 20 countries around the world. He is recognized globally as a top fitness educator, instructor and personal trainer who is known of his motivational style of teaching.
Robert Sherman – is GM of TRUEBODY Fitness and Yoga Bethesda and owner of Robert Sherman Fitness LLC. He is a Master Instructor for Schwinn and ActivMotion Bar. With 35 years in health, he is a much sought after speaker, trainer and program consultant and serves on the Industry Advisory Panel for ACE. He holds a BA degree in business from the University of Maryland, and is a Gold Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor by ACE, AFAA and ACSM.
April Smith – is an Education Specialist and Presenter for Zumba Fitness.  She conducts Instructor Trainings for Basic Level 1 and 2, Zumba Gold, Jump Start Gold, and Pro Skills.  April has presented at the Annual Zumba Fitness Convention in years 2009, and from 2013-2016.  April has been featured on stage with Creator of Zumba Fitness Beto Perez on numerous Zumba DVD's.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in Education.  April is certified by ACE and AFAA.  She has a passion for dance and fitness, and she continues to share her passion with the community! 

Mary Anne Snavely – serves as Director of Rehabilitation for The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute of VA, and Director/Co-Owner of Pelvic Health Systems, LLC.  Mary Anne blended her expertise in assessment, posture, alignment and programming into a medically prescribed pelvic floor training program called PFT®) which is used by world renowned Urogynecologist, Dr. Nathan Guerette.  PFT® bridges the gap between wellness, fitness and healthcare.  Mary Anne produced two DVD’s and was featured along with Dr. Nathan Guerette in 2015 PBS’s Healthy Body Healthy Mind Series, called “Living with Pelvic Organ Prolapse”.  Mary Anne’s development of unique and simple techniques in posture and alignment assessment, functional movement screenings, mobility improvement and nutritional education to improve health is what opened the doors to her success.  The PFT® module has a high priority that every aspect of the program has instant value, an immediate tool to assist with change and an easy approach that makes sense, enabling life goals that are easily obtainable and health goals that are easily achievable.Lisa Snowden – represents Fit Bodies, Inc., the largest teaching vacation organization in the world.  Fit Bodies, Inc. is an industry leader in instructor travel services. Since 1995 the program has offered luxury, all-inclusive resort vacations to fitness, yoga, and sporting professionals. Lisa is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. She trains yoga teachers in asana and Ayurveda domestically and internationally. Her recognitions include becoming an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist from the Himalayan Institute and worked clinically at their Pennsylvania campus. Lisa is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor certified with National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA. She enjoys educating and sharing on the topic of Ayurveda and it’s relevance in the fitness industry.

Lisa Snowden – represents Fit Bodies, Inc., the largest teaching vacation organization in the world.  Fit Bodies, Inc. is an industry leader in instructor travel services. Since 1995 the program has offered luxury, all-inclusive resort vacations to fitness, yoga, and sporting professionals. Lisa is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance. She trains yoga teachers in asana and Ayurveda domestically and internationally. Her recognitions include becoming an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist from the Himalayan Institute and worked clinically at their Pennsylvania campus. Lisa is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor certified with National Ayurvedic Medical Association, NAMA. She enjoys educating and sharing on the topic of Ayurveda and it’s relevance in the fitness industry.
Kimberly Spreen-Glick – is the Sr. Program Director of EMPOWER! for Life Time, a premier ‘healthy way of life’ company that operates over 120 centers across the US and Canada. She is the 2015 IDEA Program Director of the Year, founder of Karma Warriors and star of several exercise videos. She is the co-creator of 5 Star Development Training and co-producer of EMPOWER! events. Known for her passion, enthusiasm and humor, Kimberly travels the world as a Presenter, Motivational Speaker and Continuing Education Provider. Kimberly’s philosophy: Our true wealth is in the good we do in this world.
HALEY STONEHaley Stone – is the creator and owner of the WERQ Fitness brand. With a background in hip hop, sports, group fitness, and personal training, Stone exudes positive power and passion to create an energetic buzz in her group fitness classes. Her career in fitness began in 2004 as a Group Fitness Instructor at the University of Missouri, where she attended college. Upon moving to Chicago, Haley took on leadership roles in boutique and large gyms, managing over 140 group fitness classes per week. Stone is a Fitness Writer, Entrepreneur, and creative force behind the choreography in WERQ Dance Fitness classes. Stone, along with WERQ, has been featured in IDEA Fitness Journal, Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, and InStyle Magazine. Currently, Haley is a National Presenter and Lead Choreographer for WERQ, Master Trainer for Schwinn Fitness, and Brand Ambassador for Rykä.
don sussmanDon Sussman –  is the lead instructor and owner of Know CPR, a CPR and First Aid Training company that has taught over 60,000 people CPR and First Aid since 2002.  Know CPR currently offers CPR and  First Aid training in Atlanta, Richmond, Washington DC, Baltimore, NYC, Boston, and Houston. Don is married and has two daughters
Janine Tarlecki – is a Master Trainer for Kettlebell AMPD. She is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Janine is a Group Fitness Instructor at UFC Gym in North Brunswick and at three Retro Fitness gyms. She instructs group fitness classes and creates a fun and exciting workout experience for participants of all fitness levels.Janine Tarlecki is a Master Trainer for Kettlebell AMPD. She is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Janine is a Group Fitness Instructor at UFC Gym in North Brunswick and at three Retro Fitness gyms. She instructs group fitness classes and creates a fun and exciting workout experience for participants of all fitness levels.
Doris Thews – represents and leads several  International fitness brands.  She is Program Director for Indo-Row and ShockWave, Senior Master Trainer and Global Mentor for Schwinn and is on the International Development Master Trainer team for BOSU. Doris consults several leading brands on business and program development, in addition to presenting and lecturing internationally. She is known for her motivation and athletic coaching style. Power Music Advisory Board Member and RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador.
Mark Tickner – joined the Spinning® Master Instructor team in 2002 and is also a Power Specialist Master Instructor.  He co-owns RIDEZONE Carytown, an Offical Spinning® Facility and "The Sufferfest" Embassy with his wife Vivian in Richmond, VA. As an athlete Mark completed 6 World Championships in all distances, including a hallmark achievement as the fastest UK finisher at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2004. Marks runs his own online endurance sport coaching company The Endurance Club and is an Elite Coach for Peaks Coaching Group.
Trap_Zoey__HeadshotZoey Trap – is an international authority on Mind-body Exercise with over 25 years of experience. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Science, is a Peak Pilates® Master Instructor and co-author of the Peak Pilates Educational Programs. She is ACE and Jivamukti Yoga certified.
Helen Vanderburg, BP -, is owner of Heavens Elevated fitness, yoga, spin studio and Fusion Fitness Training™. With over 30 year of experience in teaching, training, club management, program development and motivational speaking she brings a wealth of experience to her presentations worldwide. She is the recipient of many industry awards, including the 2015 CanFitPro Presenter of the Year, 2005 IDEA Instructor of the Year, and an elite athlete as a former World Champion synchronized swimmer and honored member of the Sports Hall of Fame. Certifications: AFLCA, CFP, ACE, Pilates, E-RYT Yoga certified
Jen Ward – has been an RD for more than 20 years and a Master Instructor for SPINNING since January '98.  She has 10 years of USCF road racing experience.  She is the author of the SPINNING 8-Week Weight Loss Program and Beyond Training Zones.  Her passion is to give students and instructors the tools they need to achieve optimal health through healthy eating and structured training programs.
Danita Watkins – is a certified fitness instructor (AFAA), personal trainer (ACE), and aquatic exercise specialist (AEA).   She has written several articles for AKWA magazine and is a CEU provider.  She is a WATERinMOTION instructor and champion.  Danita has been a IAFC presenter in 2014, 2015, 2016.  She was a presenter for AFAA in the Aquatic Workshop and Primary Certification. She is a Body Pump and Body Flow instructor and Silver Sneaker instructor for Gold’s Gym.   Life-long Aquatic fitness enthusiast, she is renowned for intensive-creative fitness programs. 
Cheri Wolff – has followed her passion for creating balance in her life and the lives of others through the practice of Tai Chi. Her own rigorous training over the past 14 years has informed her teaching of this ancient art in a manner that dispels the mystery and promotes the substantial research supporting the benefits of Tai Chi practice.  She is a gold medalist in both Tai chi form demonstration and the practice of Push Hands. She currently holds the 2013-2015 gold medal title for Restricted Step Push Hands.  AFAA certified in Primary Group Exercise and Personal Training, Cheri leads various fitness classes at Capital One, and the YMCA of Greater Richmond. She offers her expertise for enhancing performance by focusing training on the nuances of balance and coordination which are otherwise rarely attended to.  As a teacher, a mother and a martial artist, she is acutely aware of the challenges of, and critical need to prioritize our health by nurturing our spirits in the midst of our busy lives. She subscribes to the ancient philosophy, “With your whole being, develop your life.”