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2016 Presenters


Jeff AndersonJeffrey Anderson – Jeffrey is the founder of MECA Back and currently manages client’s physical and biomechanical deficits with training principles and corrective exercises rather than treatment. He lectures to both professional and public audiences utilizing current research regarding mechanical elements relating to advanced core conditioning as well as ailments relating to the back, neck, hip, knee and shoulder. Has worked with a broad audience of clients, from pre and post-surgical, through rehabilitative phases of all joints of the human body all the way to advanced athletic performance enhancement. From NHL Hockey Players such as Eric Boguniecki (13 years) and Matt Clark (former Adidas professional runner) to stars such as Harry Connick, Jr. (still currently trains) and Mariska Hargitay.
Ballard, JordanJordan Ballard – Jordan 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.

GAIL BANNISTER MUNNGail Bannister-Munn –
Gail Bannister-Munn is the Flexibility, Yoga, and Pilates coach with the New York Jets football team, and Pro Hoops Basketball program.  She runs her own Bannister Method Studio out of Long Island, New York. Gail presents The Bannister Method™ at national conferences, and is a Fitness Consultant for professional athletes. Gail holds numerous certifications in several disciplines, including NASM, Fascial Stretch Therapist L3, ECIT, YogaFit, AFAA, STOTT PILATES® Mat 1 & 2, Powerhouse Mat Pilates I & II, Vbarre and is an AFAA Continuing Education Provider.

benchleyPam Benchley – 
Master Educator with Stages Indoor Cycling.  National Master Trainer for BOSU, Hedstrom Fitness Products (Kamagon/Surge) and a provider for many CEC workshops including Cycling, BOSU, and Functional /Active Aging Training. She currently serves on the faculty at the State University of New York College at Fredonia. She is also a member of numerous organizations within the fitness industry such as IHRSA, IDEA and ACSM.
Bender, LesleeLeslee Bender – Leslee, FAFS, ACSM NASM, ACE, and B.A. has over 25 years in the fitness industry and is the co-creator of Barre Above a barre training system that is based on the science and safety of exercise. Leslee has filmed over 25 DVD’s and was 2007 fitness commercial of the year. Leslee was a finalist for IDEA instructor of the year 2010 and Empower 2015 trainer of the year. Leslee is on staff for the Gray Institute and MT for Savvier, Realryder, ActivMotion, TrueBar. Leslee is a trainer for world class athletes in Orlando Florida.
ConnieBorhoPA Headshot 1jpegConnie Borho – Connie 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.
MARYANN BRIGGSMaryAnn Briggs – BS, MPH, CSPT, is the creator of the AQUAFLEX™ and NoodleFLEX™ Water Fitness Workouts using the award-winning Body Bar Flex®, as well as the tAQUAta – HiiT the Water!™ series.  A two-time Colorado High School Teacher of the Year, MaryAnn has been involved in the health and fitness industry since the days of lycra and leg warmers and now focuses on water fitness and personal training, presenting at conferences nationwide. An AEA-certified CEC provider, MaryAnn is also certified by AAAI and ASFA as well as being a Red Cross CPR/First Aid instructor.  She currently teaches and trains and plays with her dog in Boulder, CO.
Sherry CatlinSherry Catlin – Sherry Catlin is an international fitness consultant who travels nationwide and abroad presenting workshops, master classes and seminars. She is Director of Program Development for Body Bar Systems as well as a Continuing Education Specialist for the American Council on Exercise.  She is a five star presenter for IDEA as well as the 2004 IDEA Program Director of the Year and 2007 ECA One Body One World Lifetime Achievement Award.  Sherry specializes in strength and conditioning, lifelong functional fitness as well as weight management and sports performance.  
Cook, GreggGregg 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 CorndorfHeather 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.
Heather CrosbyHeather 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.
Crosby, JoshJosh 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.
K_CoyleKathryn Coyle – Kathryn 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.
Denomme, LaurieLaurie 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.
Dixon, AmyAmy 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.

Melanie Douglass HeadshotMelanie Douglass –
Melanie Douglass is a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. She is the Director of Business Development for Yes! Fitness Music and the Health & Fitness Expert for the Salt Lake City NBC-affiliate TV show, Studio 5. Melanie has written two health books and created numerous workout DVDs and workout programs including StepTonic, DanceTonic, Ruthless, and SWITCH. She has presented workshops for IDEA, DCAC, MANIA, and Can-Fit-Pro. As a veteran in the fitness industry, she has consulted for some of the world’s largest retailers – like Walmart and Target – on fitness initiatives and product placement, and she has directed comprehensive fitness lines for top fitness brands, including: Freemotion, NordicTrack, Gold’s Gym, Proform, Weider, and Lotus Yoga. NCSF, NASM & AFAA Certified.
Dudley, MichaelMichael Dudley – Michael has over 30 years of executive management, operations, and sales and marketing experience in the medical industry. Michael’s expertise is in assessing business opportunities, defining business strategies, building the supporting management, sales and marketing infrastructure, and managing execution. He also served as Chief Operations Officer and a Board member for Anatomie Corporation, a privately held active wear clothing company. Most recently Michael became the Co-Founder and CEO of Aygion, Inc. an anti-aging product company currently located in Boston, MA.

eirkLauren Eirk –
Lauren Eirk. MS is a certified E-RYT 500 level Yoga Instructor has nearly 30 years of teaching and presenting experience. She is the owner and the creator of the internationally recognized, biomechanically-based Registered Yoga Teacher Training School “Yoga Integrated Science™” (Yoga I.S®), which offers 200hr and 500+ hour yoga coursework. Lauren is an MATm, Mastery Level Muscle Activation Techniques™ Certified Specialist, MAT Jump Start Instructor, and MATRx Level Practitioner. She is a Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist® and certified personal trainer. Lauren is the owner of ‘Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center” in Louisville, KY.   She is the recipient of the 2007 OBOW “Most Mindful Program” award.
SHANNON FABLEShannon Fable – Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is the Director of Exercise Programming for the Anytime Fitness Franchise.  With nearly 20 years in the industry, Fable is an international presenter and education development team member for Schwinn® and BOSU®, a freelance fitness writer, member of the ACE Board of Directors, and has starred in over 25 fitness and management DVDs. Shannon is a certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach interested in helping fitness professionals navigate the industry and find their place. Additionally, she owns both  Balletone® and GroupEx Pro®.
danielle.fosterDanielle Foster – Danielle has had a lifetime in athletics and feels very fortunate to be able to make a living at it. She has 30 years of teaching, training, testing experience and – most importantly – considers herself a lifelong student. Power-based training on a bike and strength and conditioning specific to the CrossCore® are her specialties.
Gretchen Gegg HeadshotGretchen Gegg – Gretchen Gegg, M.Ed., is an Associate Instructional Professor of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. With an emphasis in yoga, she has worked as a fitness professional for over 10 years, teaching classes and training instructors at the local, national, and international level. Gretchen is the 2012 recipient of Texas A&M University’s Department of Health and Kinesiology Emil Mamaliga Teaching Award. Certifications: AFAA group fitness, ACE personal trainer, 200hr RYT
Gentes, TeriTeri 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 T 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.
Haggerty, KatieKatie Haggerty Katie Haggerty has become a popular member of the professional fitness industry through her unique brand and delivery. 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, and has been awarded the 2014 EMPOWER! Fitness Conference Female Presenter of the Year. She holds a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and is ACE certified.
jennifer-hansen (1)Jennifer Hansen – Jennifer is a certified personal trainer, classically trained and certified in Pilates and is a master instructor for Resist-A-Ball®, Peak Pilates® MVe, Bodyblade® and Ugi®. With an extensive dance background and love for the outdoors, she offers fun but challenging workouts for all levels.
Vanessa HeadVanessa Head – Vanessa is an award winning Master Trainer and Presenter, including Top 5 Beachbody Master Trainer, with many years of experience teaching group fitness classes and formerly owning her own studio in northern Virginia.  She has traveled across the country, training hundreds of instructors in the PiYo LIVE, INSANITY LIVE, CIZE LIVE, and Turbo Kick LIVE formats; and has appeared in several Beachbody Instructor videos.  Vanessa holds both ACE and AFAA primary certifications.  In her spare time, she is a multiple sclerosis (MS) activist, sharing her personal story and raising awareness about MS, and educating public officials about the needs of people affected by MS.
Bobby KellyBobby Kelly – Bobby Kelly is a 25+ year veteran of the fitness industry.  As a highly sought after strength, speed, & conditioning coach, personal trainer, motivational speaker and consultant, Bobby takes his role as catalyst coach very seriously.  His goal is to ignite a change in people’s perspective on life, health and wellness within minutes of stepping on a stage or meeting one on one.  Bobby owns and directs Results Only, a cutting edge performance center focusing on teaching clients simple and effective ways to reach their full potential in all walks of life.  He has created numerous DVD programs and products including his latest book and exercise and nutrition program The Solution.  Bobby graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelors of Science degree and is a certified personal trainer.

PetraSeated_TracyPetra 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.
joe-krasinskasJoe Krasinskas – Joe Krasinskas is a fitness professional working in the Washington, DC, metro area as a Spinning® Instructor, Boot Camp Instructor, and Personal Trainer. While his athletic career started in track and field, Joe is now an avid triathlete, qualifying for the USA Triathlon Age Group Championships each year since 2012. Joe joined the Spinning® Master Instructor team in 2014.
Gina_lang_headshotGina Lang – Being diagnosed with MS in 1993, Gina Lang has had first-hand experience working with the MS body.  She turned to Pilates when she realized life had to change.  She used the classical (traditional) order to change her body and improve her abilities.  When realizing the whole body benefits of Pilates, she decided to become certified as a Pilates instructor, which led to better fitness and wellness.
rhonda marshRhonda Marsh – Rhonda Marsh has 24 years of experience in the fitness industry, both in the classroom and in the back office through various roles in fitness management.  She holds certifications with both ACE and AFAA, and is a Master Trainer for R.I.P.P.E.D.- The One Stop Body Shock.  With a strong background in vocal performance and musical theater, she specializes in bringing energy and passion to the group dynamic in her fitness classes, seminars, and motivational speaking engagements.

BeckyCCY-0476Becky Martin – 
You know that feeling when you thought something was one way and you find out it’s another? That’s how Becky felt when she came to know Jesus in her late 20’s, about the same time she discovered yoga. She created Christ Centered Yoga® as a non-traditional venue for others to connect with Christ. Becky wants to live in a world where people meet and are transformed by the real Jesus, not the uptight made-up Jesus from your grandmother’s church nor the get along, go along nice guy Jesus but the for real, change-the-world-and-even-how-we-measure-time Jesus who is at once powerful, passionate and personal. A sought after yoga trainer and presenter, she’s developed programs for the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, Longstreet Cancer Center, and Preferred Women’s Healthcare, presented at DCAC Fitness, YogaFit and YMCA conferences, served at Friends of Recovery, For His Kingdom Ministries and Harvest of Hope and shares her passion as a speaker at wellness retreats and corporate events. When she’s not fundraising for non-profits, you can find her dancing to 80’s R&B as she vacuums, questioning the status quo of everything and optimistically checking her phone for a text from someone she loves. Her next project — sharing Christ Centered Yoga classes through an online, on-demand video platform — launches in the summer of 2016. Discover how to practice, train, serve and partner with Becky at www.christcenteredyoga.com.
AlexMcLean_HeadshotAlex 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
Derek MikulskiDerek 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.
Mylrea, BruceBruce Mylrea –Bruce 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 –Mindy 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.
bernadetteBernadette O’Brien – Bernadette is both certified by, and a provider for, SCW, ACE, AFAA. Teaching land and aqua fitness classes for all populations, Bernadette has acquired the nickname “Super Betty” from Atlanta to Asia, for her unmatched dynamism from bands to BOSU. Bernadette won the Centrum Vitamin contest for “The Most Energized, Amazing Woman in America,” winning over applicants in the ages of 50s, 60, and 70s. At 85, Bernadette not only teaches, but she inspires, as well as doing her charity & philanthropic work with FG2000. On a personal level, Bernadette is proud to have reversed the results of type-2 diabetes and years of smoking and weight gain serving as a principal of schools in New York City, where she developed and directed the internationally-acclaimed program “Learning to Read through the Arts,” recognized by both the NYC Board of Education and the US Federal Government Department of Education. She is the founder of the Facebook group, Aqua Stars America, and is a BOSU Development Team/Elite Master Trainer. Her specialty is helping the world rethink what “teaching seniors” really means today. Certifications: ACE, AFAA, SCW, T’ai Chi F.I.T, YogaFit.
DanielleO_HeadshotDanielle O’Reilly – Danielle O’Reilly has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University. Her professional experience includes health, youth fitness, group training, percussion performance, and an extensive background in K-12 physical education. She’s taught multiple fitness events for the American Diabetes Association, Relay for Life, along with presenting at the Arizona Physical Education Convention and traveling to a variety of schools in Arizona to share best practices for youth fitness and physical education. Danielle is passionate about helping others reach their health and fitness goals, cooking, music, and spreading the word about POUND! As she watched a short video of POUND, she knew she had to share this workout with her community. As a Master Pro, Danielle loves giving the permission to ROCK and spreading the POUND love around the country! Credentials: Bachelors of Science in Education, (K-12 physical education), AFAA Certified Group Exercise, CPR/AED, Zumba Fitness.
2013-04-05 03.19.25 - Version 4Ally Ponte – Ally Ponte 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 20 years experience her background includes; personal trainer, fitness presenter, instructor trainer, choreographer and group fitness instructor. She is a continuing education provider for ACE and AFAA and a master instructor with Life Time Fitness in Georgia.
Krista-Popowych CropKrista Popowych – Krista Popowych, B.HKin, has been inspiring fitness leaders, trainers and managers for over two decades with her motivating and practical sessions.  As the 2014 IDEA fitness Instructor of the Year award winner and a two-time CanFitPro Canadian Fitness Presenter of the Year, D=Krista has shown an outstanding commitment to fitness and truly walks the talk.  A highly sought after presenter and educator, Krista is an international trainer and education consultant for consultant Keiser® and JumpSport®. She is also a recognized TV personality, DCAC creator and talent.  As a past program director, publisher author, professional speaker and Adidas 4-stripe team sponsored member, Krista spreads her passion for fitness around the globe.
tami.reillyTami Reilly – Tami joined the Spinning® Master Instructor team in 2005 and is also a Bodyblade® & Ugi® MI. She is also a certified personal trainer with ACE and AFAA, is an E500-RYT through Yoga Alliance, Fitness and Nutrition specialist and has a Masters of Science in Professional Leadership. She currently works at Quinnipiac University, where she is the Associate Athletic Director of Fitness and Wellness.
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.
Roberts, KeliKeli 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 Schwinnâ Master Trainer
kelly schurKelly Schur – Kelly Schur 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 dance background she has performed and competed all over the United States. Kelly is a group fitness instructor with training in multiple dance formats at Life Time Fitness and is part of the Studio 13 Fitness Master Instructor Team in Georgia.
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.
Robert ShermanRobert 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
HALEY STONEHaley Stone – Haley 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 – 
Don 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
Christi Taylor 7 (1)Christi Taylor – Christi Taylor, President of Taylor’d Fitness, LLC and Founder of Pro Polish Academy; Educating and Coaching Independent Group Fitness Entrepreneurs. In her 30 year career, Christi has inspired hundreds of private clients toward optimum health & weight loss, instructed over 60,000 fitness classes, produced and starred in 56 home fitness videos,  and educated more than 75,000 group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and fitness managers at the industry’s most elite fitness conferences world-wide. Today, Christi continues to coach fitness professionals, produce home-fitness videos, and volunteer her time to educate consumers through radio shows, seminars, churches, and blogs about the importance of balanced nutrition and moderate exercise.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALori Templeman – Lori Templeman, BA, is the owner of Fitness Temple in Sacramento, CA. She is a group fitness instructor, AquaStretch™ facilitator and personal trainer. Lori is an AEA national presenter and travels the country leading aquatic fitness programs. She is also a successful freelance writer featured in various fitness publications. Lori’s certifications include AEA, ACE, AFAA, and Arthritis Foundation.
Doris_ThewsDoris 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.
Trap_Zoey__HeadshotZoey Trap – Zoey 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.
Rachel-BuschertRachel Vaziralli – Rachel Vaziralli has a masters in Exercise Science and Cardiac Rehabilitation, is a Schwinn Cycling Master Trainer and the creator of F3 FACE FEAR FITNESS, a video workout program. She is the Cycling Lead for EQUINOX Fitness Clubs in New York City, where she teaches classes daily, a competitive athlete, a featured instructor in the Beachbody “Insanity” & “Asylum” home workout videos, and a former professional dancer.
amanda vogelAmanda Vogel – Amanda Vogel, MA human kinetics, is a fitness instructor and owner of ActiveVoice.ca, a writing, editing and consulting service for the fitness industry. She’s a Hootsuite-certified social media consultant for fitness brands and public figures and a Fitness Technology Spokesperson for IDEA. In addition to blogging at FitnessTestDrive.com about fit tech, exercise gear and workout wear, Amanda writes for popular magazines, including IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE ProSource, Oxygen, SELF and Reader’s Digest.  
LUCY WAITELucy Waite – Lucy Waite, MS, is an assistant instructional professor of health and kinesiology at Texas A&M University. With nearly a decade in the industry, Lucy shares her passion and knowledge for fitness as a national presenter for Schwinn® and BOSU®. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and master’s degree in health education. Certifications: AFAA, NSCA-CPT
Joie Walsh Headshot Oct 2015Joie Walsh – A certified group fitness instructor from Boston, MA with many years experience teaching group fitness classes as well as managing health clubs and studios. Joie is also an award winning Master Trainer and Presenter for Beachbody including Top 5 Trainer and Beachbody Master Trainer of the Year 2013. She has trained hundreds of instructors in the Northeast for Turbo Kick LIVE, PiYo LIVE, INSANITY LIVE and CIZE LIVE. And has appeared in many Instructor videos. As Head Master Trainer for Turbo Kick and CIZE LIVE Joie Walsh, alongside a talented group of Head Trainers manages and trains Beachbody LIVE Master Trainers across the country.  Taking people out of their comfort zone and helping make the dream of becoming an instructor a reality is her goal as a Master Trainer for Beachbody LIVE.
martha.williamsMartha Williams – Martha has 20 years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, Pilates instructor and cycling coach. She is a certified USA Level 2 Cycling Coach and an ACE and AFAA certified fitness professional. She was nominated in 2014 as one of Atlanta’s 15 best Indoor Cycling Instructors and enjoys club racing in a variety of sports including skiing, cycling and rowing.
erica wilson headshot for DCACErica Wilson – Erica Wilson has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years. She’s been in operation with Fit Bodies, Inc. since 2000 in many capacities. She specializes in teaching bootcamp, cycling and Yogalates. She is an XPS certified PT. Currently she is a full time manager of a corporate fitness facility. Erica is a marathoner, ultra-marathoner and two time Ironman triathlete. All while consulting with great resorts to host fitness, yoga and tennis instructors on a weekly basis. In her spare time, she fosters dogs for a local animal rescue group.