DCAC Fitness Education Conference 2015
| DR. JEFFREY ANDERSON –BSc (Chemistry) Dalhousie University Halifax, NS
Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
Pi Tau Delta Research Honors, Private practice in manual medicine for 14 years
Advanced Family Chiropractic 1996-2008Founder of the MECA Back Institute 2008 Currently manages patient’s physical deficits with training principles rather than treatment utilizing the latest in biomechanical research.
Dr. Anderson lectures to both health and fitness professionals as well as the general public about this research and how to maximize physical function and health. Achieving a pain free life and optimizing functional capacity is very much possible utilizing these revolutionary m.e.c.a. protocols. This program develops overall strength, function and fitness as well as managing musculoskeletal issues with special focus on the spine, shoulder, hip and knee.
|ABBIE APPEL – Abbie 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”.|
|JORDAN BALLARD – Jordan Ballard has an extensive background in dance and performance after appearing in several Broadway shows, national tours and performing alongside many artists including; Bette Midler, Liza Minelli and Taylor Swift. Jordan parlayed into fitness after discovering PILOXING in 2009 and is now the Director of Education and Senior US Master Trainer. She is an international presenter and educator for PILOXING and PILOXING Barre, as well as a certified Pilates instructor. Her passion for the program and her clients is evident in every class she teaches.|
|CONSTANCE BARKER – Constance has been a leader in the fitness industry for 14 years as a Group Fitness Manager, Instructor and Personal Trainer. She is President and Owner of the Hit It!® Fitness Corporation which encompasses a Fitness Boutique in Roselle, IL, a series of branded in-home workout dvds and the National Hit It!® Kickbox and Hit It!® P.O.W.E.R. Instructor Trainings. She is certified by ACE and AFAA.|
|KEVIN BARKER – A.K.A. DJ KJ® has his B.S in Exercise Science and is certified by NSCA-CSCS. He has emerged upon the elite nightlife scene of Chicago entertaining everyone including A-List socialites and celebrities. His mixes are made specifically to fuel motivation and determination in the fitness class setting and have played a huge role in making the Hit It!® brand such a success. In addition, he has 13 years of experience managing Chicago’s top performing personal training departments and training one-on-one clients.|
|CONNIE BORHO – , PMA-CPT, Peak Pilates Level-IV Teacher Trainer. With over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry, holding certifications through PMA, Peak Pilates, PhysicalMind, AFAA, ACE, NASM and Yoga Alliance RYT-500. Known as a “teacher’s teacher”, Connie is a well-respected, dynamic, knowledgeable presenter for international fitness conferences, is passionate about providing the highest quality of training for teachers in the mind/body field, and to teaching the benefits and nuances of mind-body fitness. Connie is Owner of Balance Pilates & Yoga Center, located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.|
|LEEANN CAREY – Leeann is the author of The Yapana® Way: Restorative Yoga & the Art of Being and the creator of the Yapana 300-hour yoga therapy and continuing education program. An acclaimed yoga instructor with over 25 years of experience, Leeann shares her deep knowledge of yoga through ongoing teacher trainings, yoga conferences, and national media contributions. Leeann has taught and inspired thousands of students and teachers worldwide, including working with elite professional athletes to optimize performance, reduce injuries and improve recovery time.|
|GREGG COOK – Gregg is the author of two fitness books, “Body Bar: 133 Moves for Full-Body Fitness”, and “The Gym Survival Guide: Your Road Map to Fearless Fitness” is one of the most sought after instructors in NYC. In the business for over a decade he also works with Schwinn as one of their Master Trainers and Equinox in as one of their top instructors and educators.|
|HEATHER CORNDORF – A professionally trained dancer and choreographer, Heather Corndorf knows form and function. Beginning in Chicago and now in Minneapolis, Heather has taught group fitness classes at Equinox, Crunch, Gorilla Sports, Calhoun Beach Club, and Life Time Athletic as a Master Instructor. Outside of the gym Heather trains and teaches at corporate and charity events, schools, and fitness conferences. Heather is currently a lululemon Ambassador, and has been featured in consumer and commercial fitness DVDs and videos. Heather has a BFA in dance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is ACE certified.|
|KATHRYN COYLE – Kathryn Coyle is the Life Time Athletic Pilates studio coordinator and a Peak Pilates® Level III and MVe® Instructor Trainer. She has over 12 years of Pilates teaching experience, and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a Jivamukti Certified Yoga Instructor.|
|HEATHER CROSBY – Heather currently manages Cape Cod Fitness Center in Hyannis, MA. She trains clients and teaches a wide variety of classes at CCFC. She is certified in Personal Training, Group Fitness, Sports Nutrition, Pilates and MECA CORE. Heather has over 10 years’ experience in the High School Sports Coaching field, coaching her teams to top levels in the state. She has raised three beautiful children, 2 of which are working in the fitness industry with her. Having been in the fitness industry for over 20 years her love for teaching and working with people merged easily with the MECACORE Program in 2008. She experienced first-hand the amazing results of this program and began teaching MECACORE at her gym. The MECAORE program led her to her winning competitive physical state in the OCB Fitness Competitive venue in 2009. The MECACORE Program became her primary focus with clients, delivering amazing results with remarkable core strength and improved back health.|
|JOSH CROSBY – Josh 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 – B.S. 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.|
|AMY DIXON – Amy Dixon is one of the most dynamic fitness instructors and celebrity Master Trainers in the industry today. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology as well as many other fitness certifications. Amy is a contributing fitness expert for the OWN show, the West Coast Cycling Mentor for Equinox Fitness Clubs, the resident coach and spokesperson for Avon’s breast cancer walks, Reebok’s Global Walking Partner as well as a Master Trainer for Schwinn Cycling, BOSU and Shockwave. Amy is also the star and creator of many award winning fitness DVD’s and online fitness programs.|
|SHANNON FABLE – Shannon, 2009 IDEA Instructor of the Year Finalist and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is the founder of SFR, a consulting firm for aspiring fitness educators, manufacturers and managers, as well as the owner of Balletone and GroupEx Pro. Shannon is a 15 year fitness veteran and freelance writer, as well as an international presenter for Schwinn®, BOSU, ACE and Power Systems. She serves on the ACE Industry Advisory Panel, has helped author portions of the ACE and ACSM Group Fitness manuals. Currently, she is the senior director for APD’s and presenters for Powder Blue Productions.|
|TERI GENTES – Teri is a natural nutrition consultant, Lifestyle Wellness Coach Practitioner, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Yoga Instructor. Well known for her effervescent smile, vibrancy, enthusiasm and down-to-earth fundamental education. Teri has inspired thousands of individuals to successfully embrace and sustain a healthier lifestyle. Engaging, approachable, energetic, and passionate, she integrates years of experience and ongoing research in health and wellness with her desire to positively impact the lives of all she encounters. A presenter and practitioner with 30 plus years experience Teri educates, motivates, and enables people all over the world making life-enhancing habits. In addition she makes regular appearances on local TV stations, presents for Corporate, Government, and Private industries such as EDC, OPG, Stats Canada, and offers Gourmet Nutrition cooking classes at private and public venues such as studios, restaurants.|
|SENSEI GUILLERMO GOMEZ – The creator of Martial Fusion® and director of Aikido Miami – United States Aikikai. He is currently a certified Shidoin 4th degree black belt in Aikido by Hombu Dojo Aikikai (Tokyo, Japan) and the International Aikido Federation (IAF), and has trained in martial arts for over 28 years in numerous places around the globe, including China’s legendary Shaolin Temple and the Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan.|
|CLAY GRANT – Clay Grant is an International Fitness Professional with over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Clay is a Silver and Bronze Medalist in the US National Aerobic Championship National Finals. He has presented workshops, masterclasses, seminars and convention sessions in over 20 countries in Europe, South America, Central America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He is group fitness and personal training certified with AFAA, ACE, NASM and a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Best All Around Male Presenter for East Coast Alliance (ECA) International Fitness Convention. Clay believes that fitness and fun are not mutually exclusive. The blending of these two elements makes for unlimited possibilities for energy, creativity and motivation. Clay is a Master Trainer for Flexi-Sports, Body Bar, and freeFORM Board. He is also the Group Fitness Manager for the Equinox Fitness Club in Roslyn, NY.|
|KATIE HAGGERTY – Katie Haggerty has been a popular member of the professional fitness industry since 1999. She is well known for her ability to create a balance of innovation, breakdown and functionality through a signature style of fun. Katie is a National Group Fitness Brand Manager, co-creator and instructor of numerous developmental workshops to grow the Life Time Fitness brand. She is a presenter at national fitness conferences and motivational speaker. She holds a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and is ACE certified.|
|SKIP JENNINGS – Skip Jennings is the author of Spirit Explosions, The Host of an Internet Radio Show called “The Shift with Skip,” a motivational speaker, trusted transformational coach, fitness instructor at SpiroFit.com (online fitness), Master Trainer for Schwinn Fitness, Bosu/Headstrom Fitness, Water Rower and owner of Mind, Body, Spirit Solutions LLC. Skip’s presentations have been featured with IDEA Health and Fitness Association and conventions such as: Sara City Workouts, Crunch Conventions, Can Fit Pro, and IRHSA USA and IRHSA Latin America. His transformation guidance and expertise can be found on Ideafit.com, SkipJennings.com, YouTube Facebook, Twitter and many other online blogs and services. Skip Jennings has transformed the lives of many clients with spiritual principles and philosophies empowering the Mind, Body and Spirit. He is certified by AFAA, ACE, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from NYU. With 25 years of experience, over fifteen qualifications in fitness and nutrition, and licensed as spiritual counselor/life coach, Skip continues to help transform the planet one life at a time.|
|PETRA KOLBER – Petra is a movement motivator with certifications from ACSM, ACE and is a 200hr RYT. She has over 25 years experience presenting at the key fitness events around the globe and has led workshops in over 20 countries. She recently completed a year-long certificate program in positive psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. and has combined the academic research from that field with her many years as a leading fitness expert to create Moving to Happiness®. Petra is the Spokesperson for Yes Fitness Music, the fitness expert for California Walnuts and a consultant for Reebok. Petra was recently named one of America’s top trainers over 40 by Spry Living. She is the humble recipient of the Can Fit Pro International Instructor of the year (2000), IDEA Instructor of the Year (2001), ECA Best Female Presenter 2011, 2010, 2004 and 2003.|
|STACEY LEI KRAUSS – Specializing in foot fitness since 2000, Stacey Lei Krauss is the Lead Fitness Advisor for Vibram FiveFingers®, writing education and programming which teaches fitness leaders about the importance of training from head to toe. Stacey Lei is also the creator of the globally recognized barefoot fusion program; The willpower Method®, and owner of The willpower FIT STUDIO in Denver, CO. Recipient of the 2014 ECA Best Female Presenter Award, Stacey Lei is a Reiki practicioner, a Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, BOSU®, and Peak Pilates®. She is also on the Advisory Board for Power Music® and a proud member of the Gatorade Fit Trainer Team.|
| YVONNE KUSTERS – Yvonne Kusters is the creator and founder of LET’S PLAY TODAY® an international children’s fitness program and the executive producer of two children’s music CDs. Yvonne has been seen on PBS Sprout’s Television show, interviewed by the NY Times and provides workshop training to teachers and fitness professionals. Yvonne continually presents in front of thousands of children every year during the Lolly & YoYo music and fitness Shows. AFAA and ACE certified.
|BECKY MARTIN – Becky is the creator of Christ Centered Yoga™, an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E.R.Y.T.) with Yoga Alliance, and is on the faculty of A.C.E. and A.F.A.A., serving as a continuing education provider. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, bringing the mind, body and spiritual relationship of yoga full circle. Becky has been teaching yoga since 1998 and considers it a blessing to share with others her passion for uniting scriptural wisdom with yoga in a warm, approachable style.|
|PETE MCCALL – As a trainer, group fitness instructor, presenter and strength coach for 15 years, Pete’s personal philosophy is that fitness is “having the ability to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.” Throughout his career, he’s helped numerous people live healthier lives through physical activity. Currently Pete is the Science Officer for the Institute of Motion, a global master trainer for ViPR, a master trainer for Star Trac, international speaker and blogger for the American Council on Exercise. Frequently quoted as a fitness expert in publications such as the Washington Post, U-T San Diego, SELF, Glamour, and Shape Magazine Pete is a sought-after media resource for accurate, in-depth insight on how to get results from exercise. Pete holds a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion In addition, is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with ACE and NASM as well as being a CSCS with the NSCA.|
|ALEX MCLEAN – Alex McLean is a senior course instructor for TRX®, a featured instructor for fitnessglo.com, and a master trainer for Schwinn Cycling, Jillian Michaels’ BodyShred and BarreWRX USA and Japan. With 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Alex has appeared in multiple video and print fitness projects. An LA-based professional dancer and acrobat, he has danced for LeeAnn Rimes, international hip hop troupe Nike Culture Shock, the Reebok Performance Team, Disney and the NBA/WNBA. Certifications: ACE, AFAA, NASM|
|JEFF 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|
|AMANDA MCVEY – Amanda McVey has an extensive background in fitness and the performing arts and currently works as the Director of Education and Training for POUND Rockout. Workout. Amandahas taught special events for Women’s Health magazine and Oxygen Network in New York City. She has also presented for Reebok and Ugi at Canfitpro. Amanda has appeared on television shows including TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, MTV’s My Super Sweet 16, and multiple segments on FOX, ABC, and King5. She has danced backup for international singing sensation, Kiesza, American Idol’s Antonella Barba, and Asia’s Pop Idol, Yali Ruan. Amanda has served as a live fitness display for Nike at Macy’s and Stella McCartney at Nieman Marcus. Amanda has travelled as far as China to perform and has taught/trained fitness clients from coast-to-coast in the United States. Amanda’s key class competencies include: POUND, hip hop, indoor cycling, TRX, Trigger Point, DVRT Ultimate Sandbags, Ugi, and boot camp.|
DEREK MIKULSKI – Derek 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.
|ANGIE MILLER – Angie Miller, M.S., is a health and fitness specialist, university educator, and Licensed Professional Counselor. A veteran to the fitness industry for over 20 years, Angie’s mission to inspire future leaders brought her to Northern Illinois University, where she is a Faculty Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Outside of the university, Angie presents at fitness conventions worldwide and leads industry trainings as an AFAA Certification Specialist and Kettlebell Concepts Senior Instructor. A passionate group exercise leader and personal trainer, Angie produces workout DVD’s to reach home exercise enthusiasts. She writes for fitness journals and online communities, and blogs for collagevideo.com.|
|STEPHANIE MILLWARD – Stephanie holds certifications through AFAA, ACE, and R.I.P.P.E.D. She is a trained dancer of 18 years before transitioning to the fitness world in 2010. She loves to engage clients and take them on a journey through fitness and dance. R.I.P.P.E.D. has allowed her the challenge to take her classes and members on a fitness ride that leave them stronger and inspired to be healthier. As an R.I.P.P.E.D. Master Trainer, she has presented at DCAC, EFC, R.I.P.P.E.D. Revival, and has been featured in Instructional Training Videos.
|TRICIA MURPHY – 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.
|ANTHONY MUSEMICI – Anthony Musemici has been in the fitness industry for 15 years. As well as a Master Instructor for the Spinning program, Anthony credentials include ACE, AFAA and NASM CPT ,USA Weightlifting Coach and Crossfit trainer. He resides in New York.
|BRUCE MYLREA – Bruce has a BA from the University Florida as well as a Plant Based Nutrition Certification from Cornell University. Having done extensive research on dietary patterns and how it affects health, Bruce shares insights into the latest myths regarding nutrition, food and its impact on society.” We would love your input! He is currently Director of Sales for Savvier Fitness, an industry leader in creating innovative programs and products for fitness professionals including Tabata Bootcamp.
| MINDY 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.
LAURI REIMER – Lauri Reimer, veteran fitness educator and international presenter, has been teaching instructor workshops and fitness trainings worldwide for over 25 years. She is an AFAA Master Certification Specialist & Trainer and is certified with AFAA and ACE. She specializes in instructor training and also pregnancy & postpartum fitness. Lauri created pre/postnatal exercise programs for Sports Club/LA, Voight by the Sea and Bodies in Motion in Los Angeles, CA and co-hosted AFAA’s online Perinatal Fitness Workshop. She owns and operates her own company, Fitness Services International, and is available for consultation. She is also a music consultant for Muscle Mixes Music. Lauri has been a featured writer for Shape’s Fit Pregnancy and American Fitness magazines. Her original class, FitMOMS FitBABIES, gained attention and was featured on KCBS Morning News, Smart Solutions with Maty Monfort (Home & Garden Network), and the Learning Channel’s, “A Baby Story”.
|KELI ROBERTS – Keli Roberts is the recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2003 OBOW ECA award for Best Use of Equipment, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2007 Keli was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. As an ACE Master Trainer and Continuing Education Provider, Keli is known for her acclaimed workshops worldwide. Her award winning DVDs demonstrate her exceptional teaching skills. Keli is ACSM HFS certified and holds certifications through AFAA, ACE Group Fitness, ACE Gold Personal Trainer and Level 1 Precision Nutrition. Additionally Keli is a BOSU Developmental Team Member and a Schwinn® Master Trainer|
|JONATHAN ROSS – His family’s obesity directly inspired Jonathan’s prolific fitness career. He is a two-time Personal Trainer of the Year Award-Winner (ACE and IDEA), host of the Discovery Fit & Health web series “Everyday Fitness with Jonathan Ross,” and his book, Abs Revealed, delivers a modern, intelligent approach to abdominal training. A former astronomer, Jonathan used to study stellar bodies – now he builds them!
|HAROLD 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”.|
|JAVIER SANTIN – A Master Instructor for the Spinning® program since 2010, Javier is a highly experienced International Fitness Presenter and Educator with over 15 years of experience in Personal Training, Sales, Communication, Fitness Management and Marketing. Originally from Madrid, Spain, he relocated to New York City in 2014. Javier has been the Fitness Director of some of the top brand Health Clubs in Spain, and holds a number of certifications in health and fitness such as ACE, AFAA and NASM. He is currently focused on his Fitness Education and Consulting business where he consults fitness industry leaders and entrepreneurs as well as new fitness instructors both in Europe and the US under the name of Santín Wellness Solutions. Javier has a background in competitive Martial Arts including Chinese Wu-Shu and Kick-Boxing, but is now pursuing cycling, running and swimming as a recreational Triathlete.|
|JEFFREY 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.|
| Julie See – Julie See serves as AEA’s Director of Education and editor for AKWA magazine, the industry’s leading publication. She has produced numerous resources to assist both the professional and the participant in aquatic fitness. Her current goal is mentor and encourage the next generation, continuing AEA’s global mission.
|ROBERT 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.
|AMANDA STRAND – Amanda is a Fabletics-sponsored athlete and creator of BANG Workout™, is a passionate fitness professional with over 20 years of presenting, performance and teaching experience. Amanda began her career as a professional dancer and actress, graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Amanda has presented BANG Workout formats, BANG Power Dance™ and BANG Barre™ for Reebok and at the ECA OBOW (March 2015) and THRIVE Conferences (2013). She has been assistant presenter at ECA OBOW since 2012. BANG Power Dance™ is currently being programmed at Gold’s Gym International Eastern Division Corporate locations and at Sport & Health locations in the DC area.
|CRAIG STUART – Craig Stuart is the founder and president of HYDRO-FIT. Certified with AEA, 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 member of the fitness staff at Mexico’s award winning Rancho la Puerta Health & Fitness Spa. Craig is well known for his innovative teaching techniques and energetic presentation style.|
|DON SUSSMAN – Don is the lead instructor and owner of Know CPR, a CPR & First Aid training company located in DC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, & MA. He is a certified massage therapist, has taught tennis throughout the world, and holds an MBA. He is married and has a young daughter.|
|DORIS THEWS – Doris has been a professional in the fitness industry for over 27 years. Starting as a College athlete, Doris now owns her own Fitness business, Team Thews. Doris is a Master trainer for Indo-Row and Schwinn. She has been a lead fitness personality in several Fitness DVD’s and has created and developed several Group Exercise programs and formats.|
|TOMI TOLES – Tomi is a premiere wellness & fitness coach and sports conditioning specialists working for over 16 years in the Five Towns Area of Long Island. Tomi has over 18 years experience in the fitness industry. He is a Certified Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach, Golf Performance Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and an Integrative Neuro-somatic Therapist (pain management). His passion for leading a healthy lifestyle; body, mind and spirit compels him to share his dreams with people from all walks of life. By using cutting edge techniques through an Integrative holistic approach Tomi has helped hundreds of clients including mixed martial artists, professional golfers and tennis players, young and old to lose weight, reduce stress, improve sports performance, and, obtain the body of their dreams from the inside out. As a former Tri-State All Natural Bodybuilding Champion (1995-1997), Tomi set off on an educational journey of health and wellness. As a Team C.H.E.K member, he lectures and holds workshops throughout the East Coast to industry professionals, private clients and at public schools.|
|MELISSA TOWEY – New Jersey based Melissa Towey is the National Group Exercise Manager for EXOS|MediFit. A respected industry leader, she is a Master Trainer for BOSU®, POUND® and Kamagon®, as well as a continuing education provider for ACE and AFAA. She is certified in group exercise and kickboxing through numerous organizations and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Seton Hall University. What Melissa enjoys most is helping instructors realize their full potential. Whether she is mentoring a new instructor, teaching certifications and continuing education workshops to experienced instructors, or simply leading one of her weekly classes, her passion and enthusiasm are contagious!|
|ZOEY TRAP – Zoey is a Peak Pilates Master Trainer and has presented at major conventions worldwide. She was a pioneer in bringing yoga and Pilates to the fitness industry, and has been involved with indoor and road cycling for 15 years.|
|CALVIN WILEY – A consummate international fitness professional with over fifteen years of experience and recognition. Calvin is an award-winning aerobic competitor for years ranging from 1989 to 1992; for such competitions such as Reebok National Aerobic Championship, Sundance National Aerobic Championship and Challenge, Pan American Fitness Championship and the 1st National Step Championship. Calvin is the founder and president of “From The Top International”, an international fitness and dance consulting company. Calvin was ranked among the “Top 3 Male Presenters” for Central Europe by Shape Up Magazine, 1999 to 2001. Calvin is known for his unique and provocative style of teaching and motivating others. Calvin not only breaks new ground with his dynamic choreography, but without a doubt he’s a pacesetter for the fitness and dance industries. Calvin has pioneered and branded his teaching style CALVINOGRAPHY®, which maintains the philosophy that beauty, art and brilliance can be elements in fitness.|
|MARCI WILLIAMS – As a Master Instructor for the Spinning® program, Marci has over 25 years of experience in the fitness and recreation industries. She holds certifications from ACE, AFAA, Pilates and Heart Zone Systems and has a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. She is also a Pre & Post Natal specialist, a flexibility technician and a USA Cycling coach. Marci is a professor for Salt Lake Community College, works as the Director of The Park Center, and is also a management consultant and a professional lecturer.|
|CHERI WOLFF – Cheri 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 10 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 and 2014 gold medal title for Restricted Step Push Hands. She is an AFAA certified in Primary Group Exercise and Personal Training and leads various fitness classes in Richmond, VA.|