BERNADETTE O’BRIEN, MA
Bernadette is a certified continuing education provider for SCW, ACE and AFAA. Bernadette has acquired the nickname “Super Betty” after winning the Centrum Vitamin contest for “The Most Energized, Amazing Woman in America”. At 86, Bernadette not only teaches, she inspires. She served as a principal in the New York City Public Schools where she developed the internationally acclaimed program, “Learning to Read through the Arts”. She is also a BOSU Elite Master Trainer, helping the world rethink what “teaching seniors” means today.
Emily is a Master Trainer and Presenter for Beachbody LIVE and has been featured in multiple Beachbody instructor videos. She uses her experience in group fitness, personal training, and fitness management to train, mentor, and inspire the next generation of fitness professionals. Emily holds a variety of certifications in many areas of fitness and is a continuing education provider for AFAA, ACE, and NASM.
DR. EVAN OSAR
Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement. Dr. Osar has authored Corrective Exercise Solutions and The Psoas Solution and has developed the industry’s most advanced training certifications: Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ and Integrative Movement Specialist™. With his wife, Jenice Mattek, he created the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education™, which provides live and on-line educational resources for the health and fitness professional that specializes in working with the older adult population.
Andrew Page is a strength & conditioning coach for NBA players in NYC and the co-founder of The Axle Workout. While researching new training modalities, he began coupling Olympic Weightlifting exercises with rolling core exercises to create a metabolic effect that simulated “on court” workload. Andrew realized these training techniques would benefit athletes of all levels – and The Axle was born.
Originally from France, Sylvie is a bilingual Master Instructor for Power Plate and a Senior Master Trainer for TriggerPoint™ specializing in whole body vibration and functional training. Certified through NASM, ACE and OPT, her goal is to provide health professionals with the knowledge and tools to become confident, successful trainers. Sylvie is passionate about empowering her clients to maintain or discover optimum health and travels the world educating and assisting in the implementation of new training programs and technologies.
Allyson “Ally” Ponte is the 2015 Up and Coming Female Presenter of the Year for SCW Boston Mania. She 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 25 years of experience her background includes; award winning national fitness presenter, instructor trainer, choreographer, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. She is a continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA and SCW and teaches multiple weekly classes in Atlanta, Georgia.
Keli has been inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame and is a Schwinn® Master Trainer. She is the recipient of the IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year and OBOW ECA award for Best Use of Equipment, Best Female Presenter, and Lifetime Achievement Award. As SCW Faculty and an ACE Master Trainer, Keli is known for her acclaimed workshops worldwide. Her award-winning videos 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.
Yury exudes fitness versatility as a land and aqua certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, mindful movement and meditation specialist, certified life coach and a world-renown continuing education provider. Yury won the SCW Instructor of the Year Award for 2016 and has appeared in internationally selling instructor training videos for specialty groups including active aging and the workout series for NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” Yury is CEO and owner of Ki Mind Body Studio in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Lynze has a varied background in aerial acrobatics, fitness and modern dance. She studied modern dance at Marymount Manhattan, trained extensively with the Limon Dance company and is an international brand ambassador for Speedball Fitness™. Her biggest passion is for aerial arts, having taught Cirque Du Soleil’s Jukari Fit to Fly. Her aerial and dance background has led her to become a strong, sought-out barre instructor. Other passions include serious training in boxing, samurai sword work and indoor cycling.
Lauren has been an NASM personal trainer for Gold’s Gym in Florida for 9+ years. She has taught group fitness for 8 years completing AFAA’s indoor cycling workshop and has earned many other certifications. She got certified in LES MILLS BODYPUMP in 2012 and has since gotten certified to teach LES MILLS GRIT, CXWORX, SPRINT and BODYVIVE 3.1. She became a presenter for LES MILLS in 2016. Fitness has always been a part of her life!
Kelly Schur is the 2015 Up and Coming Female Presenter of the Year for SCW Boston Mania. She 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 studio dance background, she has performed and competed all over the United States. Kelly is an award winning national fitness presenter and AFAA certified professional group fitness instructor with training in multiple dance formats. She is part of Studio 13 Fitness Master Instructor Team and teaches multiple weekly classes in Atlanta, Georgia.
Erin is a Master Trainer for Beachbody, providing ACE, AFAA, and NASM continuing education in the southern United States. She has served as master presenter of collegiate conferences such as Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo, Gulf Coast Fitness Expo and EVOLVE Fitness Symposium. Erin received her Biology degree from Virginia Tech and is a former neuroscientist with Harvard Medical School and MIT. Erin is passionate about lifting others up to see their fullest potential through fitness.
Jeffrey is an International Fitness Presenter, Schwinn Lead Master Trainer, Reebok Master Trainer and Area Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs. With more than 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, Jeffrey has conducted training workshops in over 15 countries 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.
Terry Shorter created R.I.P.P.E.D. -The One Stop Body Shock® in 2008. Since then the R.I.P.P.E.D. program has amassed over 13,000 global instructors teaching at over 1,000 gyms nationwide. Terry and his wife Tina’s success with R.I.P.P.E.D. was fueled by their passion for the program and the overwhelmingly positive response from the workout community. Terry has been featured in: PopSugar Instructional workout videos, KTLA Morning News, Turbo Jam ®, IDEA World Fitness Convention, and more.
Tina Shorter is the co-founder of R.I.P.P.E.D. – The One Stop Body Shock® and is a co-writer and vocalist on many of R.I.P.P.E.D.’s custom music tracks. Tina has been featured in: PopSugar Instructional workout videos, multiple News programs, Turbo Jam ® DVD, IDEA World Fitness Convention, and more. Tina’s experience encompasses over 25 years of professional music and dance, 16 years as a fitness instructor, and currently leads R.I.P.P.E.D. – The One Stop Body Shock® at one of the premier fitness facilities in the country.
TRICIA SILVERMAN, RD, LDN, MBA
Tricia is a registered dietitian and the 2016 SCW Fitness MANIA® Boston Idol Winner. She specializes in employee/group wellness seminars and programs. She is a Wellcoaches-certified wellness coach, an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, an ACE-certified personal trainer, and she is certified in Barre through SCW and Barre Above™. Her program, Collide, is a unique combined nutrition and exercise series. She has an MBA and teaches Nutrition Entrepreneurship and Healthy Aging at Northeastern University.
CODY SIPE, PhD
Cody Sipe, PhD is a recognized authority and leader in exercise for older adults with over 20 years of experience. He is a professor, researcher, educator, author, club owner, business coach, co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute and creator of the Functional Aging Specialist certification program. Cody is passionate about promoting positive perspectives of aging within the fitness industry aging and helping fitness professionals train the growing population of older adults for maximal effectiveness.
PJ STAHL, MA, CSCS
PJ Stahl, MA, CSCS, is the creator and director of PROJECT STEEL™, a Power Systems Master Coach and a Reebok & ReebokONE Elite Ambassador. He utilizes over 20 years of experience and numerous certifications in the industry to provide an elite level of service. PJ is the co-owner and head coach of LOCK BOX FITNESS & PERFORMANCE CENTER in Los Angeles, CA. He is also the co-owner and founder of FORMfirst, a fitness app-building company.
Doris Thews is an International award winning Fitness Educator who leads several fitness brands. She is Vice President of Group Fitness, Innovation and Motivation for In Shape Health Clubs in CA. Senior Master Trainer and Global Mentor for Schwinn and is on the International Development Master Trainer team for BOSU. Doris consults several leading brands on business and program development, in addition to presenting and lecturing internationally. She is known for her motivation and athletic coaching style and is a Power Music Advisory Board Member and RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador.
LOUIS VAN AMSTEL
Louis 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 is the owner of Heavens Elevated Fitness Club and Fusion Fitness Training™ in Calgary. She is the recipient of many industry awards, including the 2005 IDEA Instructor of the Year, 2015/ 2013/ 2006/1996 CanFitPro Presenter of the Year and an elite athlete as a former World Champion synchronized swimmer and honored member of the Sports Hall of Fame. Helen is a master trainer and educational program developer for Schwinn, BOSU, and Total Gym and the author of Fusion Workouts.
Manuel is a proud Faculty Member for SCW Fitness Education and a WATERinMOTION® National Trainer. He is a valued trainer for BOSU®, Tabata Bootcamp and Barre Above and a recipient of the NYC All-Around International Presenter of the Year award and has been presenting at fitness conferences worldwide for over two decades. Manuel is a continuing education faculty member for SCW, ACE, AFAA, ACSM, AEA and WATERinMOTION® and stars in over 50 Fitness Instructor Training Videos. He is also RYT-200 Yoga certified and an AFAA Team Pro and Examiner. Manuel is a former Lead Instructor at the Golden Door Spa in Puerto Rico and now is a head instructor at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate Mexico (outside of San Diego).
Billie has 28+ years of experience in the fitness industry. She won the 2016 SCW Fitness Idol Competition and is an SCW-certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Billie has a BA from Grand Canyon University and is a Master Trainer for Barre Above™, Tabata Bootcamp™, and LifeTime Fitness. As a former competitive cheerleader, Billie brings high-energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement to her classes. She is also a U-Jam Instructor and the Fitness/Wellness Manager at Trilogy Orlando.
Danita Watkins is the owner and creator of Watkins® Water Fitness with a reputation for her innovative creative energy that she puts into to her workshops. As a presenter, she appears at AEA events, in WaterinMotion® DVDs, etc. As an author, her publications include the AEA magazine and several on-line continuing education platforms. Danita enjoys bringing continuing education to fitness professionals with both her land and water programming, all approved from AFAA, ACE, and AEA.
Along with his wife, Jessica, they are co-owners of Amore Dance Co. in Overland Park, KS. Handpicked in 2006 to be 2 of the original 13 ZES for Zumba Fitness LLC. They have been involved in the growth of Zumba world-wide through program development, mentoring, trainings, conventions, videos, concerts, and continuing education.
Amber is the co-owner/creator of HIGH Fitness LP, a group fitness format that’s taking the fitness world by storm with its modernization of old school aerobics mixed with HIIT training. Amber’s passion for fitness began watching her mom do aerobics. This led to a successful career in fitness and the creation of HIGH Fitness. Amber runs HIGH Fitness with co-owner Emily Nelson, and they travel North America certifying HIGH instructors and spreading their love of group fitness.