Emily is the co-owner/creator of HIGH Fitness LP, a group fitness format that’s quickly taking the fitness world by storm with its modernization of old school aerobics mixed with HIIT training. Emily began her fitness career 13 years ago in Canada and hasn’t looked back since teaching every fitness format she could. She runs HIGH Fitness with co-owner Amber Zenith, and they travel North America certifying HIGH instructors and spreading their love of group fitness.
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.
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.
Susane is a bilingual, Senior Master Trainer for TriggerPoint™, Life Fitness and TRX. She conducts education courses for fitness instructors, personal trainers, healthcare professionals and the military. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she has presented at conferences worldwide and conducts courses to develop new instructors. Susane believes that no matter what tool or philosophy you advocate, seek not only to motivate at the moment but to inspire for life.
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.
Erika, Owner of Studio Q Pilates Conditioning in Laguna Beach, CA, is a Balanced Body® Faculty member for Pilates, MOTR™ and Bodhi Suspension System, a Body Arts & Science International™ Graduate, BOSU® International Master Trainer & content developer and star of BOSU® Studio Pilates and BOSU® Pilates 3D. She is a premier presenter at IDEA World and Pilates on Tour and a passionate freelance writer with articles published by IDEA Pilates Today, IDEA Fitness Journal & Pilates-Pro.com.
REGINA RAGONE, MS, RDN
Regina Ragone, MS, RDN, brings more than 25 years of nutrition experience to the area of culinary nutrition while having extensive top-tier national media experience on programs including TODAY, CBS This Morning, the Dr. Oz Show and Fox News. As the former Food Director for Family Circle and food editor for Prevention, Regina’s recipes meet the sweet spot of nutritious and deliciousness.
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.
Gina has 29+ years in the fitness industry. She is a winner of the 2017 NYC Fitness Idol and is AFAA Certified as a Fitness instructor and Personal Trainer. She’s Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Health Counselor. Gina is a Chopra Center University Primordial Sound Meditation and Ayurvedic Medicine teacher and the owner of G-Well Studios. She specializes in motivational fitness classes, meditation and Ayurveda, a 5000-year-old healing system from India.
His “800 Pounds of Parents” directly inspired Jonathan’s prolific fitness career. He is a multiple Personal Trainer of the Year Award-Winner (ACE, IDEA, and PFP Magazine), creator of Funtensity, brain fitness expert, blogger and master trainer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). 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! www.AionFitness.com.
ALANA SANDERS, MS
Alana won the SCW Fitness Idol competition and is known to rock a crowd and turn any fitness event into a party. She was featured on CNN and NBC as the creator of “Get Pulsed™, a dance fitness and toning program. Alana is a professor of Business and Marketing who has an MBA and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Leadership and Organizational Change. She is the author of the first college textbook written on Social Media Marketing.
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.
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.
TRICIA SILVERMAN, RD, 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.
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.
Karla has worked in the agriculture industry for more than 25 years, with the last nine of those as the CEO of the California Fig Advisory Board in Madera, California. In this capacity, she is responsible for administering the state marketing order governing quality, production and promotion of California Figs. She serves as the primary California Fig industry spokesperson and is frequently quoted and interviewed in local, national and international media outlets.
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. Empower Fitness Conference Presenter of the Year and IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year finalist for 2017. Power Music Advisory Board Member and RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador.
Helen Vanderburg is the owner of Heavens Fitness and Fusion-Fitness-Training. She is the 2005 IDEA Instructor of the Year, the 1996 IDEA Program Director of the Year and a two-time Can-Fit-Pro Presenter of the Year. Helen holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, is a past world champion in synchronized swimming and is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor.
Manuel is a proud Faculty Member for SCW Fitness Education while being a valued trainer for Hydro-Fit, BOSU®, Tabata Bootcamp and Barre Above. He is a WATERinMOTION® National Trainer and a recipient ECA of the NYC OBOW 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 an AFAA Team Pro and Examiner and is a Lead Instructor at the Golden Door Spa in Puerto Rico and is RYT-200 Yoga certified.
Featured in top publications ranging from Glamour, Vanity Fair and In Style to Fitness, Self and People, Valerie Waters is the first person called by Hollywood’s elite when they need to either get in shape or stay that way. She also coaches women online through her programs and Red Carpet Ready Bootcamps, where thousands of women have transformed their bodies. Valerie is an author and creator of the hottest fitness tool, Valslide®.
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.
When POUND was introduced to NYC, it was love at first strike for Joyce, who got certified as a Pro and began teaching a variety of classes. She since has taught at many fitness events, including Union Square’s Summer in The Square, Self Magazine’s Workout in the Park, and NYC.gov’s Summer Streets. She has appeared on numerous shows, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and Good Day NY, and has been featured in a variety of publications and fitness blogs. She also is a part of the POUND Rockout Results System DVD.
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.