Presenters RVA

Appel, AbbiABBIE APPEL - Abbie Appel is an award-winning instructor and the group fitness manager of Equinox in Miami Beach. As a consultant for Body Bar, JumpSport, Resist-A-Ball, SPRI products and TRX, she specializes in developing unique programs for fitness professionals. Abbie is a Ryka brand-ambassador and contributes material to fitness publications, including Self, Shape, Prevention and IDEA Journal. She choreographed and stars in over 20 fitness videos and most recently was chosen by East Coast Alliance as “Best Female Instructor of 2013”.
LINDSEY DIFIORE -Lindsey is the Brand Ambassador and Master Trainer for Hit It!® Fitness. She is certified through ACE and AFAA and is a continuing education provider for Hit It!® Kickbox and Hit It!® P.O.W.E.R. formats. Her extensive dance background led her into the fitness industry where she found her passion for teaching and educating fitness professionals on how to be the BEST possible instructor they can be!
Denomme, LaurieLaurie Denomme: B. Kinesiology, is an AquaStretch™ Instructor, NG360 Nike Golf Performance Specialist, and Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. She is an international speaker on fitness and wellness, having been voted as a Top 10 presenter at AEA’s International Conference in both 2011 and 2012, and received the 2013 AEA Fitness Professional Global Award.
ADRIANNE GABEL -Adrianne Gabel is the Brand Ambassador for Hit It!® Fitness and has had 15 years experience in the fitness industry. She is a Master Trainer for Hit It!® P.O.W.E.R. and is dedicated in helping instructors grow and learn through mastering choreography, cueing and presentation skills.
Valerie-Grant[1]VALERIE GRANT – Valerie has been teaching fitness and presenting at conferences internationally for over 25 years, and delights in seeing the “light bulb” moment in all of her students. Her professional experience includes working at prestigious clubs throughout the Philadelphia area, opening her own studio, The Posture Coach. In 2010, she was awarded “Best Posture Coach” by Philadelphia Magazine. She specializes in taking the elusive tenets of The Feldenkrais Method to the fitness world and making them obvious by sharing practical tips for both group fitness and personal trainers to use in every class or session. An adjunct teacher at Delaware County Community College, Main Line Adult School, and Drexel University, her specialties include relating to students of all ages, turning perceived disabilities through mind-body. An instructor for American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid CPR, Valerie also programs and leads mind-body retreats worldwide, supporting her charities of choice. Specialties: Pilates and Feldenkrais. Certifications: ACE (CPT), AFAA (GFI), Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) and Guild of Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners (GCFP)
hall jenn 13JENN HALL – Jennifer is currently strength and conditioning coach and adjunct professor of dance at Georgia State University. Having retired from dancing professionally with popular artists such as Beyonce Knowles, Jenn shifted her focus to fitness. She currently presents all over the United States and abroad for Power Systems, BodyBar, and Urban Rebounding and is the Lead Master Trainer for Balletone and Core Rhythms Live. In addition to teaching, coaching, sand presenting Jenn is still an active choreographer and her work can been seen on Fox Television’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and various fitness DVDs.
Abby HonakerABBY HONAKER - Abby Honaker is a Piloxing Certified Instructor and US Master Trainer, something she has aspired to be ever since her very first Piloxing class. Abby began dancing at the age 6, and has worked professionally as a dancer her entire life.  After working professionally as a dancer for many years, getting married, and having her 4 kids, she began to transition into fitness.  A friend introduced her to Piloxing and she was hooked!  Combining her passion for dance, Pilates, love of boxing and a true feeling of empowerment and strength, Piloxing was a perfect fit!  In 2012 she completed her PILOXING certification and is now the United States Master Trainer.
KATHY KLEAKA -  Kathy’s passion for inspiring people through music and movement was ignited when discovering group fitness.  Certified through AFAA and a variety of other fitness programs, Kathy is a group fitness director with 20 years teaching experience.  She is the co-creator of Total60® and known for energetic and inspirational style.
ASHLEY MAZUREK – Ashley expertise comes from over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry coupled with a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge gathered through the multiple fitness facilities she has owned and operated. Her roots stem from teaching Group fitness, presenting seminars and corporate wellness programs, and competing at a nationally ranked level in Triathlons and Iron-Man competitions. Currently, she practices as a C.H.E.K Institute-Trained Professional training athletes and specializing in female health issues, as well as conducting corporate seminars on holistic health and fitness.
McMullen, JeffJEFF MCMULLEN – Jeff McMullen, with over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry, is an international fitness presenter based in San Francisco, CA and is affiliated with premiere clubs The Bay Club Marin, EQUINOX, and Sports Club LA, has been featured or starred in over 20 fitness DVD’s; is a master trainer for TABATA Bootcamp™, Bender Barre Method, WaterinMotion, Jumpsport® Fitness, The Indoor Cycling Group, Lebert Fitness, and TRX® GSTC / STC / TEAM/ Group RIP courses; and a Lululemon Ambassador alumnus. CERTIFICATIONS: ACE, AEA, ACSM, AFAA, NASM
 Derek MikulskiDEREK MIKULSKI – Derek Mikulski is a NASM and NPTI Certified Personal Trainer. He also is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and holds a B.S. in health education and promotion from Central Michigan University. Curious and inventive his whole life, Derek has always followed the road less traveled.  Derek started taking an interest in fitness at the age of 18 when, through self-education and hard work, he lost 80 pounds! Derek now looks to inspire and help as many people as possible lose weight and better their fitness with his engaging personality and new ActivMotion Bar.
Mylrea, BruceBRUCE MYLREA – Bruce has a BA from the University Florida and is currently Director of Sales for Savvier Fitness, an industry leader in creating innovative programs and products for fitness professionals including Gliding, Bender Ball, and Tabata Bootcamp. Bruce and his wife, Mindy Mylrea, also have their own fitness video production, FitFlix, in Santa Cruz, CA
Mylrea, MindyMINDY MYLREA – 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 and owner of FitFlix Productions DVD production services. . She has authored numerous articles and stars in over 100 instructional videos. Mindy is currently the host of Orbitrek Elite and Gliding infomercials.
dan_ritchieDAN RITCHIE – Dan has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, not-for-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations (pregnant women, those with chronic disease and/or disorders such as Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia and Alzheimers, etc.). He has participated in state funded research on exercise for Alzheimer type severe dementia and regularly presents at national and regional conferences. He is a past Board member of the Midwest American College of Sports Medicine and was nominated for the ACSM National College Board of Trustees in 2008. He has been the Enhance Fitness Master Trainer for the State of Indiana since 2007. While at Purdue, he received a Lynn Fellowship and a National Strength and Conditioning Association research grant, and in 2009 his Ph.D. in Health and Kinesiology, with a minor in Gerontology.
haroldheadHAROLD SANCO - Harold is a former National Aerobic Champion and two-time bronze medalist at the National Step Challenge Competition. He has been voted Washington, DC’s “Best Instructor” by Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post. With more than 20 years of experience in youth tennis and physical education, he is an internationally acclaimed instructor and trainer who teaches across the United States, Canada and over 15 countries for some of the top fitness conferences in the world. He is AFAA certified and Master Trainer for Lebert Training Systems. Currently he serves as the Director of Group Fitness for the award-winning Results Gym in Washington, DC and Director of Fitness for two National Youth groups “Children with Diabetes” and “Workout4Kids”.
ALLISON SANTANA – With a performing arts background and passion for movement and music, Allison found her calling with group fitness.  Allison is the co-creator of Total60®, Group Fitness certified and holds multiple Zumba® certifications.  With her infectious energy and challenging movements, you’ll be sweating with a smile from beginning to end.
MARIA SCALLY – Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Masters Degree in Performance Enhancement/ Injury Prevention and Kinesiology.  She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques and Kettlebells. She is the creator of the Plyo Pilates Method and has developed a series of amazing workout DVDs.  She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, Peak Pilates, Kettle Bell Concepts and is a free lance writer for Fitness accredited magazines, news letters, and fitness blog sites.  Maria demonstrates her knowledge each day and uses her dynamic creativity throughout her specialized line of work.
Jeffrey ScottJEFFREY SCOTT - Jeffrey 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.
Sherman, RobertROBERT SHERMAN - Robert holds several certifications and is the President and Owner of FIT Inc. He is a Master Trainer for Reebok International Ltd. and a published author and has appeared in several media events.
195882_1874144943557_1539190587_1956486_2152243_n_2APRIL T SMITH -April is an Education Specialist and Presenter for Zumba® Fitness. She conducts Instructor Trainings for Basic Level 1 and 2, and Zumba Gold. April has presented at the Annual Zumba Fitness Convention in 2009 and 2011. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in Education. April is certified by ACE and AFAA.
Imacon Color ScannerCRAIG STUART – Craig Stuart is the founder and president of HYDRO-FIT. Certified with AEA and ACE, Craig has more than 25 years experience leading and directing aquatic fitness programs. He is the star of several acclaimed water fitness DVDs, and a specialist instructor at Mexico’s award winning Rancho la Puerta Health & Fitness Spa. Craig is well known for his innovative teaching techniques and energetic presentation style.
Erica WilsonERICA WILSON- Erica Wilson joined Fit Bodies, Inc. in November 2000. Erica assists with day-to-day communications, hotel reservations, ground transportation and maintaining the database of certified and experienced instructors who travel with Fit Bodies, Inc. on the network.  Erica is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in orientating new members to the Fit Bodies, Inc. teaching vacation program.  Along with the rest of the Fit Bodies team, she is an animal lover.  She shares her home with her Golden Retriever, Peanut . Erica is currently training for her first Ironman.
Z, GeneGENE ZANNETTI - M.S. & M.A. Exercise Science & Sport Psychology, Nationally Ranked, All-Ivy League Wrestler at the University of Pennsylvania, Founder of Z-Fanatical Fitness (CEU provider through AFAA, NASM, ACSM, AAAI, ISSA, WITS), School Psychologist; Peak Performance Specialist: Motivational Speaker & One-on-One Consultant