|Staci Alden has been a dedicated Group Fitness Director at a large full-service luxury health club in Seattle, Washington since 2012. She oversees a team of over 115 private Pilates and Group Fitness instructors. Staci teaches, programs and hires for all 55 formats between multiple club locations and is a master Balanced Body Barre instructor.|
|Lou Atkinson is an educator, coach and researcher based in the UK, with a passion for engaging a diverse range of people in physical activity and indoor cycling. As a Lead Master Trainer for Schwinn Cycling she is responsible for educating and mentoring Master Trainers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa, as well as for developing & delivering Schwinn Cycling’s education programme for the region. Lou holds a PhD in Health Psychology and is an expert in health-related behaviour change, particularly relating to physical activity & obesity. Her presenting style combines a focus on making classes accessible & enjoyable to all, with powerful motivational techniques that never fail to enable every participant to go beyond what they thought they could achieve.|
|Gail Bannister Munn is the Group Exercise Classic Coordinator for Crunch Fitness Rochdale, NY. Gail currently works as the Flexibility, FST, Thai Body Therapist, and Yoga coach with the NY Jets Football Team, Pro Hoops Basketball, and various NFL/NBA athletes that focuses on skill sets that can help players improve in all areas of defense, and offense. She currently holds National Certifications in several different disciplines, including NASM, Fascial Stretch Therapist L3, AFFA, and is an NASM/AFAA Continuing Education Provider, which enhances her coaching abilities to her athletes, staff and her classes.
She is the owner of The Bannister Method, located in Greenvale NY. Gail presents The Bannister Method™ at national conferences and is a Fitness Consultant for professional athletes. Feel free to check out her website at www.GBMFLEX.COM and you can follow her on Instagram @GBMGLEX
|Leslee Bender NASM ACSM ACE PMA FAFS Gray Institute
International Speaker and Presenter and, director of I am Ageless Now a functional training program for the Active Aging. Creator of the Bender Ball and co creator of Barre Above. She was 2010 finalist for IDEA and, 2011 Empower trainer of the year. Leslee has filmed over 100 videos and appeared on national TV. Leslee works and trains at Bender Training Academy and a lead trainer for Club Pilates.
|MEGAN COOPERMAN, M.Ed, from Maryland, is a seasoned fitness pro with 20 years of experience in the fitness and health industry from instructor to group fitness manager. A Maryland Distinguished Scholar In the Arts (for dance), she has taught various dance and dance fitness formats, but her ALL TIME FAVORITE is LaBlast Fitness. Megan has a master’s degree in counseling and is certified by AFAA, ACE and AEA. She looks forward to sharing LaBlast with you!|
|Laurie Denomme, Kinesiologist and Fellow of Applied Functional Science™ is the founder of WECOACH and creator of international brand Wavemakers®. She is the recipient of the 2013 AEA Global Aquatic Fitness Professional Award and 2014 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award.|
|Denise Druce – Master Trainer , Yoga Teacher, Group Fitness Instructor
Seasoned fitness and yoga expert with 4 decades of group fitness, personal training, training-the-trainers and business ownership experience. Currently resides in SLC, Utah as President of Yoga Assets, a yoga teacher training program that has certified over 600 yoga teachers.
|Todd Durkin, MA, is a world-renown trainer, coach, author and motivational speaker who trains dozens of elite, high-profile NFL, MLB, and MMA athletes, including two Super Bowl MVPs, one World Series MVP, Olympic gold medalists, Heisman Trophy winners, and MMA champions. Todd is a 2-Time Trainer of the Year, the 2017 Jack LaLanne Award recipient, a member of the Under Armour Training Team, and a Top-100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness. He was a featured trainer on the popular TV show, NBC STRONG, which is now airing on Netflix. His gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, is a Top-10 Gym in America. His newest book, Get Your Mind Right, came out in June 2020 and is already changing thousands of lives. Todd lives by the words Passion, Purpose, and IMPACT. He has been married to his wife Melanie for 19-years and they have 3 kids (17, 15, 12).|
|Carolyn Erickson is the President and CEO for CE Fitness Consulting LLC and is a 34 year veteran of the fitness industry. From teaching classes and training clients to multi-unit health club management, Carolyn is a former District Manager for sixteen 24 Hour Fitness locations in the San Diego area. She also served as the Director of Sales and Business Development for Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED. Carolyn is currently the National Education Sales Director for Savvier Fitness and the Education Coordinator for Stroops. She is a master trainer for Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™, GOFLO® Trainer, Barre Above™, Tabata GX, Extreme HIIT Chaos, and Stroops®. Carolyn is also a consultant for the industry; supporting and improving both fitness and group fitness programming as well as creating a better member experience, promoting staff longevity, and team building.|
|Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, FIT4MOM and BOSU® as a fitness business and programming consultant. An experienced educator, freelance writer, and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable serves on the ACE Board of Directors and is the co-founder of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud-based group fitness management tool.|
|Sonja Friend-Uhl has trained people of all ages and abilities for over 22 years. A skilled fitness programmer, Sonja holds Fitness Training Certifications with ACSM and AFAA as well as AFAA specialty certifications in Youth, Senior, and Pre-Natal Fitness. Sonja is a certified ACE Health Coach which gives her the ability to work with those in the allied health field in regards to high risk or specialized clientele. She is a registered Nutrition & Weight Loss Counselor. Following her passion for running, Sonja is USATF Coaching Certified. She has served as a high school, collegiate, club and private running coach. From 2012-2015 Sonja served as an assistant Cross-Country and Track coach at Vanderbilt University. Since August of 2016 Sonja has a served as a volunteer Track and cross country coach for FAU in Boca Raton and operates her own coaching & running education platform, www.TheRunningWarrior.com.
Sonja developed and coached fitness and personal training education programs for The Athletic Club at Weston and The Athletic Club Boca Raton while serving as their Athletic Director from 1998-2003. She received the Athletic Director of the Year Award twice during this time period. Sonja founded and operated FIT Studio – a personal training and Pilates studio in Wellington, Florida from 2004-2009. For the last 14 years Sonja has traveled the world consulting as the Lead Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness, which includes the brands of Stairmaster, Nautilus, Schwinn, and Star Trac.
Sonja’s personal athletic achievements continue as she still competes at the national and world level. A State Champion in High School and a scholarship, record-setting runner at the College of William and Mary, she has also been a member of six (6) U.S. world teams, a 2000 Olympic Trials Competitor in the 1500m, and has launched a successful Masters Running career. She is the reigning World Record Holder in the Women’s Masters Indoor Mile (4:44.8) and the American Record Holder in the Women’s Masters 1500m (4:16.9), the Women’s Masters Outdoor Mile (4:45.68), and the Women’s Masters Indoor 3000m (9:48.23). Sonja is also a repeat National & World Masters Champion in the 800m, 1500m, & 5000m, & Cross Country.
|Teri Gentes brings to you over 30 years’ experience in lifestyle wellness coaching and natural nutrition! Trained, educated and practicing whole-self wellness, she addresses all aspects of self-care with a niche in whole-foods nutrition and mindfulness. Her sessions engage, inspire and enable you to live life more fully and honor yourself more effectively with conscious awareness, intention and action. She is known for ‘impacting people via provocative information and paradigm shifts.’ The delish food samples she lures you with help.|
|Lauren George is the Co-Creator of the Enhanced Barre Above Program, owner of Clemson Fitness Company, adjunct faculty for Clemson University and a Master Trainer for Balletone. She has had a love for movement since a young age and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Texas A&M University and Master’s Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from University of North Texas. She was named EMPOWER! Fusion Education Partner of the Year in 2018. Lauren has had the pleasure of leading the group fitness programs at The Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center, Florida State University, and Todd Pilates and Fitness. Most of all, Lauren is passionate about helping participants understand that fitness can be FUN!|
|Jenn Hogg became a certified instructor & trainer in 1991 while pursuing her Masters in Marketing at Northwestern University. More than 15 years later, she left the corporate grind to pursue what was clearly her lifelong passion – fitness. During her journey, she became a 5-time US Champion in Aerobic Gymnastics, a Master Trainer & Presenter for Schwinn and a Platinum Lululemon Am- bassador and a driving force in the Chicago Fitness community.|
|Petra Kolber is an author, speaker, podcast host and most recently a DJ. In August 2018, Petra released her first book, The Perfection Detox which was recently translated into French and Spanish. She is also a certified performance coach, with a specialty in positive psychology, and she works with individuals and companies to help them get unstuck so they can become unstoppable.
Petra has over thirty years of experience in the fitness industry and has been honored with some of the most prestigious awards including 2018 Specialty Presenter of the Year by Can Fit Pro and 2001 Instructor of the Year by IDEA.
She has been the voice and face of several fitness and wellness companies including Reebok, Yes Fitness Music, California Walnuts and Spry Living Magazine.
As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time.
|Stacey Lei Krauss (SLK) is the creator of CARDIOYOGAä, a willPower Method® program. An industry visionary, she pioneered the Foot Fitness category and considers Moving Meditation to be the next generation of fitness. Drawing from her studies in Shamanism, Transformative Arts, and Reiki, SLK explores layers of self-awareness through intentional movement. She earned her 500 RYT in Mysore, India, but considers herself a “fitnesschick”; having represented prominent brands as a Program Developer: Schwinn, BOSU, Peak Pilates, Nike, Vibram FiveFingers, VIVOBarefoot and Xero Shoes.|
|Jessica Maurer – While her background is in dance, Jessica H. Maurer has found her passion in fitness education, with a concentration in program development and online awareness. She is the online manager and content creator for several top and well-known fitness personalities and brands. She has designed, created, and implemented websites, blogs, and fitness programs for large brands, private studios, and individuals. Currently, Jessica is the Director of Education at FIT4MOM and the #VPAT of SFResources. Jessica owns FIT4MOM Asheville and is dedicated to building a tribe of healthy and happy mamas.|
|Pete McCall is the host of the All About Fitness podcast, author of several articles, textbook chapters and the book Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple. In addition, Pete holds a MS in exercise science and has been educating fitness professionals since 2002. Currently Pete lives in Carlsbad, CA where he is a consultant for Core Health & Fitness, Terra Core Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, the American Council on Exercise and a coach for the Coastal Dragons rugby club.|
|Jenice Mattek, a licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Certified Integrative Movement Specialist, specializes in educating and treating women who have had surgery and struggle with chronic tightness, discomfort, and inability to perform at the level they need and want. She is the co-author of What Lies Beneath: The Under-Realized Effects of Breast, Abdominal and Pelvic Surgeries, the first book to specifically discuss the impact of surgery and trauma on posture, movement, and pain. Jenice lectures around the world creating awareness of the impact of surgery by teaching health and fitness professionals who work with women post-surgery. Jenice’s mission is to educate and empower women so they take control of their health and can successfully return to the activities of life that they need, want, and love to do.|
|Shaye Molendyke, Lt Col USAF, MA, C-IAYT, ERYT-500, YACEP
Lieutenant Colonel Shaye Molendyke, a 27 year Air Force veteran, is the Creator and Director of: Yogafit for Warriors and Yogafit for Warriors Kids. These trauma-informed yoga programs are designed to help and empower anyone struggling with PTSD or with unresolved physical and emotional trauma to include yoga teachers, mental health workers, educators, veterans, their families, first responders and those who help and love them. Shaye is also a yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and specializes in working with groups and individuals to help process unresolved traumas to include long-held childhood traumas. She earned her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Maryland in 2003 while she was in the military and spent a year working directly with veterans returning from the Iraq war on the in-patient psychiatric ward at Landstuhl base Germany. In 2012, she combined her military and counseling experience with her love of yoga into the programs she is in charge of today. Shaye remains committed and passionate about bridging the related fields of somatic based psychotherapies and trauma-informed yoga. She is a Master trainer for Yogafit and has led hundreds of workshops in both 200 RYT and 300 RYT programming as well as helping to develop new and creative content. Shaye has been teaching yoga since 2003 and practicing since 1998 with more than 5,000 teaching hours. Recently, Shaye discovered the power of therapeutic narrative and loves to combine stories with the latest discoveries in quantum physics, neuroscience and epigenetics to empower yoga teachers to better articulate how yoga works to ease suffering and to bring more people to the banquet table of healing that yoga practices offer.
|Tricia Murphy-Madden is a 28 year veteran instructor and education director. Tricia is the National Education Director for Savvier Fitness and the co-creator of Barre Above & the Weight Loss Challenge with over 85 master trainers and over 8000 trained instructors worldwide. She’s a two-time finalist for the IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year Award and SCW Presenter of the Year winner for the years 2017 & 2018. For many years, she was also the Fitness Director for Denali Fitness in Seattle, WA. She is the co-author and creator of a children’s book and fitness program called, The ABC’s of Exercise sold worldwide. Tricia sits on the IDEA Group Fitness Committee and is known for her numerous programs developed over the past 28 years. She was featured on Exercise TV and in numerous trade and mass media publications and has been the featured coach at numerous corporate events. She has contributed and stared in 12 DVDs and has sold over 100,000 units to date.
She is certified through the American Council on Exercise and is faculty member for them as well. Additional certifications include: Schwinn, AFAA, Balletone, Zumba, Keiser, Core Power Yoga,
|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 is the SCW male presenter of the year for 2017 and also 2017 Life Time Achievement Award for CanFitPro. 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 – Mindy Mylrea is the 2017 Life Time achievement Award Winner for CanFitPro , 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, a 361 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. Bruce and Mindy have worked together for 11 years in the fitness and wellness industry and present both fitness programming and nutritional education together.|
|Dr. Evan Osar – Audiences around the world have heard Dr. Osar’s dynamic presentations. Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement. He has authored Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction and Amazon #1 Best Seller, The Psoas Solution. Dr. Osar developed the Integrative Movement System™, an evidence-based approach to improving clinical outcomes and helping patients perform at their highest level. Dr. Osar is in private practice in Chicago, IL and teaches his proprietary approach, the Integrative Movement System™ to health and fitness professionals that specialize in corrective exercise, medical fitness, and training the older adult population.|
|Dan Ritchie is the president and co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute and a best selling author of Never Grow Old!
With over 20 years experience in the field and having trained over 2,000 clients over age 55. Dan received his PhD at Purdue University in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology. In addition Dan leads a team of 7 trainers at Miracles Fitness a personal training studio with an average age clientele over 62. In addition to being an international speaker on the topic of aging and fitness Dan has also been involved in research on Alzheimers and Parkinsons.
|Robert Sherman is GM and CFO of TRUEBODY 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.
Robert’s Professional Highlights include:
• Schwinn Master trainer
• Owner of FIT Inc.
• Master trainer for Reebok International Ltd.
|Rebecca Small has presented in more than 40 countries and trained an estimated 380,000 Fitness Professionals worldwide. She is the recipient of several industry awards which has concreted her reputation as one of the best in the business. She has received several accolades including, ‘International Presenter of the Year’ (ECA USA), ‘International Presenter of the Year’ ( HILDEN Germany), ‘Best International Presenter’ (Can Fit Pro, Canada) and ‘Presenter of the Year’ (FILEX Sydney), to name a few! An expert on the Step, Rebecca is world renowned for her cutting-edge concepts and outstanding teaching skills. She continues to delight crowds wherever she goes.|
|Dr Emily Splichal, Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of EBFA Global , Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist® Certification, Author of Barefoot Strong and Inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Dr Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to barefoot science, foot to core integration and sensory integration.|
|Louis Van Amstel is a three-time World Latin Dance Champion who is best known as a nine-season, crowd favorite Pro on the ABC hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. An Emmy-nominated choreographer, Louis regularly works for So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. He presents internationally as CEO of LaBlast® Fitness sharing his passion for dance and mission to get people moving through LaBlast® Fitness and LaBlast® Splash.|
|Helen Vanderburg, BPE, Exercise Physiology, co-owner of The ACADEMY, fitness, yoga and spin studio, author of Fusion Workouts and Commercial Fitness Education Manager for Balanced Body. Canada’s Presenter of the Year and CanFitPro 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for her dedication, leadership and innovation worldwide. IDEA Program Director, Presenter of the Year and the 2018 Top Industry Contributor. Recognized as a Women of Vision and one of Canada’s most influential people. An elite athlete as a World Champion synchronized swimmer and inductee to the Canadian and International Sports Hall of Fame.|
|Brandon Wagner has been in the world of fitness for most of his life. His mother started her career as a fitness professional when he was just eight years old, and that influence sparked a passion for him to follow the same path. He started his career as one of the most requested trainers at Canyon Ranch (one of the world’s most renowned fitness and wellness resorts), where he trained celebrities, professional athletes, and business professionals. For the last decade, Brandon has been working as a senior master instructor for companies including TRX, Trigger Point, Activ Motion, and Under Armour. He provides education around the world to fitness professionals and enthusiasts, as well as develops fitness content and trainer development for each of these brands. Brandon also has his own studio in Tucson, AZ where he has the pleasure to continue to work with personal clients and run group classes for the Tucson community.|