is an international fitness educator with 20+ years of experience. She is a trainer and consultant for Reebok®, Resist-A-Ball®, and the Pilates Institute of America. She has designed workouts and contributed to videos, magazines and journals and carries multiple certifications and awards.
has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry, and has presented in over 20 countries and produced over 30 DVD’s. She is the creator of the Bender Method of training, which earned the 2007 infomercial of the year short form. She is a recent graduate of the Gray Institute in Applied Functional Science.
has won multiple awards from fitness organizations around the world. He is a contributing author, faculty developer, and presenter for SCW for both land and aquatic programs including several best-selling Home Study Certifications and educational DVDs. His latest book, Cream Rises: Excellence in Education, has received industry wide rave reviews.
was a Fitness Instructor of the Year, and chosen as one of the fitness industry's "Icons and Innovators." He is a Nike Athlete, a BOSU Development Team Member, and the program developer for Schwinn Indoor Cycling. He has consulted for Apple, Starbucks and GE, and is an advisor for Equinox Fitness Clubs.
is the Director of Programming for both BOSU® and RealRyder® Indoor Cycling, and the ex-Ironman® triathlete is currently the Director of Athlete Conditioning for Sugar Bowl Ski Academy. Douglas was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame and honored by CanFitPro as the International Presenter of the Year.
Joe Cirulli, CEO and founder of Gainesville Health & Fitness Centers, has focused his life on two things: helping people become healthy and building a company culture that inspires people to become their best. His clubs rank globally in the top percentile for sales, management, and community service. With his staff, he has accomplished many goals including making and keeping Gainesville, FL “The Healthiest Community in America.” Today, GHF is one of the best known health clubs in the world.
is CEO and Lead Educator for Dynamax™ Medicine Balls and founder of urban animal outdoor fitness training. With over 25 years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Laura's expertise ranges from Pilates to BOSU to TRX. An avid runner with a lifetime in sport and fitness, she has been featured in Spa, Spa Finder, and Continental magazines.
is a faculty member in Exercise and Nutrition at San Diego State University and UC San Diego. Additional experience includes Division I collegiate coaching, and opening health clubs for Club One. He authored chapters in textbooks and publications, and is presently authoring academic and consumer books.
Schwinn® Cycling Master Trainer and 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 group fitness trainers in NYC. Currently teaching classes and mentoring instructors for Equinox, Gregg is filled with a passion to help others help themselves.
Josh is the ACE Certified creator of Indo-Row®. Indo-Row® has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Shape, on CNN and on Extra! Josh is a multi-sponsored Ironman triathlete and world champion rower.
A certified group fitness instructor through AFAA since 2005, Anja is also a former division 1 gymnast, and a registered nurse in the pediatric ICU at UCLA. Bringing her knowledge of competitive athletics and training into her cycling and strength classes, she strives to inspire people to find strength to not only change their bodies, but their lives!
Jocelyn Geronimo is a former Jacksonville Jaguars NFL cheerleader and choreographer for "The Roar". She still remains active in the organization, choreographing with other pro-dance teams, high schools, camps, etc. Jocelyn is both AFAA and ACE certified and teaches everything from step, hip-hop, and spinning to boot camp, sculpting, and dance. She is a Master Trainer for Flirty Girl Fitness and enjoys teaching other instructors.
Teaching fitness since 1988, Valerie is an RYT with the Yoga Alliance in addition to holding the prestigious PMA (Pilates method Alliance) certification as well as AFAA, ACE, Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Rehab, and Pilates for Golf certifications. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a CPR/First Aid instructor for the American Red Cross. Valerie’s specialty is taking the esoteric tenets of The Feldenkrais Method to the fitness world, sharing practical tips for both the group fitness and personal training market.
has been teaching and training in the Fitness Industry for over 25 years. Leslie held the position of National Director of Group Exercise for a large fitness chain based in the Midwest for over 8 years. Leslie is currently a Master Trainer for Piloxing®, a Speaker/Presenter for TCA, Midtown Athletics- Corporate wellness sites and the Director of Programming and Operations for Flirty Girl Fitness in Chicago. Leslie holds certification in Primary Group Exercise AFAA, Personal Training ACE, Johnny G Spin, Piloxing®, and a World Kettlebell Club Trainer.
Using 15+ years of extensive business and fitness experience, JJ has helped hundreds of health facilities develop their group fitness programs to drive overall growth goals. He is a regular lecturer on group fitness and club performance, from basics to advanced management, and is a Senior Club Advisor for Les Mills.
Formerly a professional actress, Leslie is PMA certified and creator of BarSculpt®. With over 10+ years of experience teaching The Lotte Berk Method, Pilates, Personal Training and 6+ years owning and operating her studio and BarSculpt® headquarters Pure Movement, Portland Maine Leslie travels training teachers in Pilates and BarSculpt®.
Steve is a popular presenter at conferences around the world, with a schedule in the last two years seeing him present in over 20 countries world-wide. He is a thought leader in innovative programming and is shaping the way club owners are thinking about the future of concept design, fit out, staff and member retention, education, and programming for everything in between the gym floor and personal training.
is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Lowell Management Company, LLC, Gold’s Gyms in Virginia and Wisconsin. He is a nationally and world-renowned, award-winning conference speaker. He has been featured in educational webinars, videos and DVD’s sold worldwide and received the Director of the Year, the Specialty Presenter of the Year and the Citizen of the Year awards. Scott is on the Board for The American Fitness Professionals and Associates, as well as The International Advisory Board of The Canadian Fitness Professionals.
has degrees in both nutrition and fitness. She worked as a nutritionist for 10 years and has taught group exercise classes for over 25 years. Sandra is the creator of Horizontal Conditioning classes and DVDs and owns Fuel + Fitness, a nutrition and fitness counseling business based in Birmingham, Alabama.
A faculty member in the Exercise Physiology and Physical Education Departments of NGCSU, Melissa has taught elementary PE, coordinated fitness programs for Royal Caribbean and Home Depot and managed an exercise program for a team of orthopedic surgeons. Melissa has traveled extensively over the past 15 years educating instructors on group fitness, personal training, nutrition and water fitness.
is a 30-year fitness veteran and author of "A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength"(Human Kinetics). She holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Iowa State University), SCW Fitness faculty and a master course instructor for TRX™ and JumpSport™ Fitness. She is a contributing writer to several fitness publications and is on the editorial advisory board of Diabetic Living, an expert and exam writer for the American Council on Exercise and adjunct faculty at Grandview University.
is a national presenter for BODYFLOW® and has been servicing the fitness industry for 23 years. She is the former National Group Fitness Director for Gold's Gym International where she oversaw 65 Corporate owned Gold's Gyms. Lori owns 5 fitness facilities in Northern Virginia and Wisconsin, and is soon to open 2 more Les Mills facilities.
is an AFAA and ACE certified fitness professional. Vanessa served over 14 years in the Armed Services. Vanessa’s fitness experience began in 2001 as she became a Master Trainer in the military. Vanessa continued when she joined ZUMBA® Fitness LLC in 2004 as a trained, licensed ZUMBA® Instructor and again when she became a ZUMBA® Educations Specialist in 2006.
is a Senior Biological Scientist at the University of Florida, the Aquatics Coordinator and a Group Fitness Instructor at Gainesville Health and Fitness Center. She has always loved to dance and earned a collegiate scholarship for her work with the Golden Girls Dance Team. Wendi loves Flirty Girl Fitness and is eager to share it with other instructors.
Originally from Brazil, Karla Mead started studying dance since she was 5 years old. At age 15, she started to teach little kids classic ballet, jazz and Tap. After arriving in the USA, Karla became a fitness professional. Karla is a certified Group fitness instructor and Personal Trainer for AFAA and ACE. Because of her passion for dance, she became a ZUMBA® Instructor in 2006 and later a ZUMBA® Educational Specialist in 2010. Karla is features in the Exhilarate Video Collection and has worked on several video and TV projects with Beto Perez.
has been very active in the fitness industry over the past 25 years. He has taught a program for personal trainers at a college in Houston since 1993 and has traveled internationally as a speaker and personal trainer. With 32 years’ experience in martial arts, Tim is one of the few worldwide who have achieved the prestigious rank of Ajarn in Muay Thai from the Thaiboxing Association of the USA. As owner of Mousel’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy, he has trained several UFC fighters as well as a 2x world boxing champion.
has been in group fitness for 17 years in the Bay Area. This proud mom of three has been a leader in the industry and is always bringing the hottest new formats to her area, including R.I.P.P.E.D., R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 KIDS. AND U-JAM. As a R.I.P.P.E.D. Master Trainer, Randi has traveled the country and abroad as a presenter, and has trained hundreds of new instructors. Randi is certified through ACE, AFAA, U-JAM and Venice Nutrition.
is the creator of Gliding™ discs and multiple-award recipient including: 2008 OBOW Instructor of the Year, 2004 CanFitPro International Instructor of the Year 1999 Fitness Instructor of the Year Fitness and Presenter/World Aerobic Champion.
With over 10 years of experience, Brian is the owner and creator of the FNS Training Center in Santa Clara, CA.. He earned his BS degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and is certified through NASM as a trainer and performance enhancement specialist. Additionally, he is certified through TRX, and a Holistic Lifestyle Coach through the CHEK institute. As a master trainer for Ignite Performance training, he is also a major presenter for Ignite certifications.
Teaches land and aqua fitness classes to all populations and has acquired the nickname “Super Betty” worldwide for her unmatched dynamism with people, 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 82, Bernadette not only teaches, but she inspires, doing charity & philanthropic work with FG2000, sporting a black belt in Karate to boot. 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 prestigious schools in New York City for decades. Her specialty is helping the world rethink what “teaching seniors” really means today.
has been a Personal Trainer since 1999, a LES MILLS® instructor since 2002, and a LES MILLS® Trainer since 2007. When she is not teaching BODYCOMBAT®, BODYPUMP® or GRIT®, she trains Muay Thai and Haganah, an Israeli Self Defense system. Evelyn loves to see her students reach goals that they didn’t think they could and finds watching their transformation and satisfaction in their efforts is incredibly gratifying!
Nick has been in the fitness industry for more than 24 years. He specializes in setting up systems to help clubs be more successful and get great results. He owns 2 clubs, is an industry speaker/consultant and developer of The Personal Training Department BluePrint.
is a former author, hands on instructor and clinician for The National Academy of Sports Medicine. Lenny has earned his degree in Health Science, is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science and holds a California certification/license to practice soft tissue therapy. Currently, he serves as a Faculty member of the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation (GIFT) Program.
As a 16 year certified fitness professional, Jessica Pinkowski has a lifetime of experience with movement. She is a National Posture Specialist, and focuses on special populations. Currently she is a curriculum specialist for On Top of the World Communities Inc., where Jessica teaches and lectures on the importance of health and wellness for active aging adults.
is one of the leading indoor cycling instructors in Los Angeles, his teaching passion is driven by 16 years of cycling through heavy traffic and inclement weather in Manchester, London, San Francisco, and New York. Adam is Customer Care Manager and lead instructor/trainer for RealRyder® International.
is the recipient of the 2003 International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2003 OBOW award for Best Use of Equipment, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a Fitness Hall of Fame 2007 inductee and a BOSU® Developmental Team Member and a Schwinn® Master Trainer.
is the dynamo founder of VitFit®, a revolutionary way to enjoy fun, effective workouts anywhere, anytime. Her dedication to member satisfaction has made Liz an expert in fitness engagement and creative programming. Experience her infectious and inspiring energy; and learn why her clients wait months for an opening, and why her classes are filled to the rafters!
Jeffrey is an International Fitness Presenter, Schwinn Master Trainer, Reebok Master Trainer, and the Group Fitness Education and Training Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs. With over 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry Jeffrey has conducted training workshops around the world and is recognized as a top fitness educator, instructor and personal trainer who is known for his creative choreography and motivational teaching.
is a mentor; management expert; marketing trainer; and CEO of Michael Scott Scudder’s Fitness Business Council and owner of Club Management Education & Training Online. He has three decades of experience in the fitness industry. He has advised more than 500 fitness facility organizations about advertising, marketing, sales, operations, management and business development. He provides training programs for health clubs on management, marketing, sales, demographics and member integration strategies.
Creator of Box Mania™ 1, 2 and Xtreme, nationally recognized and AFAA accredited certifications and Box Mania™ Xtreme fitness DVD. Numerous articles have appeared in Men’s Health and American Fitness magazines, highlighting the unique fitness experience of Box Mania™. Katrina's 20-year passion for fitness covers the gambit as a certified Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer and Martial Arts Instructor/School Owner as well as distance runner, cyclist, coach and martial arts expert.
With over 20 years of experience in music production, several dance genres, a black belt in Kung Fu, a former Division 1 Collegiate Athlete, a team building specialist, and television performance, Terry possesses versatility and effectiveness to instruct and train in several areas of fitness. He is the Founder of R.I.P.P.E.D. – The One Stop Body Shock® and R.I.P.P.E.D. 4 Kids. Terry has contributed in several fitness publications, has appeared on FOX, NBC, CNN Headline News, and CBS featuring R.I.P.P.E.D.®, and his program has trained over 6000 fitness professionals in the One Stop Body Shock in 2.5 years.
As the Area Fitness Program Manager at Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Dawn Stenis is responsible for the programming for 30,000+ members of the Harvard Community. She oversees and educates more than 70 instructors and personal trainers at the two facilities. Boasting over 15 years in the fitness industry, Dawn earned a Bachelor's Degree in kinesiology and is a former health club owner.
has a BA in both Sports Medicine & Nutrition and Business Administration from the University of Florida, class of 1999. During his tenure with Joe Cirulli’s Gainesville Health & Fitness Centers, Shawn worked as a supervisor, head trainer, head supervisor, and Service Manager. Today, Shawn is now the Operations Manager for all of the Gainesville Health & Fitness Center facilities and the Gainesville Health & Fitness Center for Women. Stewart is both an accomplished speaker and educator for the health and fitness industry.
has been a professional in the fitness industry for over 27 years. She now owns her own Fitness business, Team Thews and 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.
Owner of Heavens Fitness Club, Fusion Fitness Training™, an international health and fitness consultant and respected motivational speaker, Helen was the 1996 and 2006 CanFitPro Presenter of the Year, 2001 Woman of Vision, and the 2001 Mall Peepre National Fitness Leadership recipient. Helen is also a writer, dvd producer, a previous World Champion synchronized swimmer, and a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and International Aquatic Hall of Fame.
Shea Vaughn is a corporate trainer in health, wellness & fitness, an author, speaker, master instructor & trainer, life coach, and a recognized spokeswoman for creating individual and business well-being. She is the well-known creator of SheaNetics®, a doctor-endorsed revolutionary wellness and exercise lifestyle practice; and the founder of Healthy Initiative, a charity that champions disease prevention through awareness, education and sustainable solutions for building healthy and joyful lives. Go to www.sheanetics.com/www.healthyinitiative.org for more information.
Vicki's fitness background includes a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware, as well as certifications in personal training, group fitness, mat Pilates, Reformer Pilates, group cycling, and holistic nutrition. During the past 15 years, Vicki has had the experience of providing her fitness knowledge in various platforms including health clubs, corporate fitness locations, small studios, private homes, and schools.
is the choreographer for WATERinMOTION and has been awarded the Aquatic Exercise Association’s Fitness Professional of the Year. Connie is a published author of articles in various trade publications the Aquatic Exercise Fundamentals Certification for SCW Fitness. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in the USA and abroad and is presently teaching for XSport and Sport & Health in Northern Virginia.