MANIA® PRESENTERS: M-Z

JESSICA MAURER

Jessica H. Maurer is a fitness business consultant and strategist who has presented and consulted for many brands internationally. Her passion is helping fitness professionals & businesses reach full potential through education, program & instructor development, and brand creation & awareness. Jessica is the Senior Director of Instructor Development at FIT4MOM and is a consultant for well-known fitness companies. Additionally, Jessica continues to offer consulting services to locally owned businesses and fitness professionals.

RICK MAYO

Rick Mayo is the founder and CEO of Alloy Personal Training, est. 1992. Rick and his team have licensed the Alloy training systems to over 2,500 clubs worldwide. Alloy has recently pivoted to a full franchise model to better serve our communities and owners. Rick is a featured speaker at conferences, domestically and internationally, speaking on how to best run service-based businesses, leadership, and create an amazing customer experience.

JONATHAN MIKE, PhD

Jonathan Mike, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, USAW, NKT-2, currently teaches in the exercise science and sports performance program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He has spoken at over 40 events including many for NSCA, and other organizations. He has been published in over 2 dozen peer-reviewed and non-peer research journals and has written nine book chapters in the areas of sports nutrition and strength training and conditioning.

KEVIN MULLINS, CSCS

Kevin Mullins, CSCS, is a fitness professional, educator, and author who has coached over twenty-thousand personal training sessions and group fitness classes in the last decade. He is the author of best-selling Personal Training book – Day by Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint. The creator of SCW’s Functional Training Certification, Kevin leverages his degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland as well as accreditation through the PPSC, USAW, Precision Nutrition, EQUINOX, NSCA, Trigger Point Therapy, ISSA, and Schwinn Cycle.

DIVA RICHARDS

Diva Richards is one of the top, most influential life coaches on the east coast, with over 15 years of experience within the entrepreneurship sector. She is the Founder and President of Hard Work No Excuses, LLC., which includes the 10,000+ sq foot Hard Work No Excuses Fitness Facility located in Marlton, NJ. Diva is a former PA, State Golden Glove Boxing Champion, and an American Open Powerlifting Champion. She is the creator of Hard Work No Excuses fitness apparel, The Do Work Method Motivational & Life Coaching Program, and You vs . You Production company. Diva brings real-life success and experienced guidance to her clients and followers.

KELI ROBERTS

Keli Roberts was named IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, awarded the SCW Best Female Presenter and Lifetime Achievement OBOW Award, and inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Keli was also honored as Presenter of the Year as well as the Inspiration Award winner for Empower! Conventions. Keli is an ACSM EP and holds certifications through ACE as a GFI, HC, and CPT. Keli is an SCW Faculty Member, a Schwinn® Senior Master Trainer, and a Ryka Ambassador.

DANE ROBINSON

Dane is a certified fitness professional through the NASM and created the SCW Marketing and Sales for Personal Trainers Certification. After spending 10+ years working his way to the top, Dane impacts 100’s of people in private and group training classes and 1000’s of people across the country as a fitness coach on “Daily Burn 365” in New York City.

JACKIE RODRIGUEZ

A dynamic, charismatic, explosive and passionate presenter, Jackie graduated from Sacred Heart University with a double major in Biology & Physiology Jackie has an extensive 30+ year fitness career and is the program creator of Xco® Latin by Jackie, a worldwide licensed modality that mixes Latin Rhythms with unique Movement Patterns using intelligent physio tools Xco®-Trainer Twin Sets.

KIMBERLY SPREEN-GLICK

Kimberly has over 25 years of experience teaching and presenting internationally on fitness and yoga as well as leadership and personal development. She served as the senior director of group fitness at Life Time for over 10 years and is an IDEA Program Director of the Year. Through her online platform, The Inspired Life University, her primary focus is helping fitness professionals expand their knowledge, perspective and skill set so they can make a bigger positive impact and thrive as wellness leaders!!

CHRIS STEVENSON, CSCS

Chris Stevenson – former Power Ranger stuntman – is the founder of The Empower Group, a full- service consulting firm with services ranging from staff training, workshops, full facility management and more. Stevenson has over 20 years of experience in many aspects of the health and fitness industry. In addition, he is an international speaker who regularly presents at NASM Optima, SCW, IHRSA, IDEA and many other fitness and business events. From health and wellness to business strategies, Chris has the unique ability to instantaneously connect with people and to present viable, applicable lectures that resonate with every audience.

KARLI TAYLOR

Karli is an award winning international fitness educator who has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Karli is the creator and cofounder of BarreFlow, co-author of “Eating Disorders: What Fit Pros Need to Know” for the MedFit Network and creator of “Suspension System Training Certification” for BareFit. As a survivor herself, Karli is passionate about eating disorder awareness and about making fitness accessible and enjoyable for every body.

DORIS THEWS

Doris Thews is an 35 + year fitness Industry veteran and an International award winning Fitness Educator, including 2019 World IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year. She is the CEO of Team Thews Fitness where she consults, leads & presents for several leading brands on business, program development and executive strategy. Doris is a Senior Master Trainer and Global Mentor for Schwinn and is on the International Development Master Trainer team for BOSU and Hedstrom Fitness as well as a RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador. In addition to presenting and lecturing internationally, she is also a Keynote speaker well known for her motivational and athletic coaching style.

AMBER TOOLE

Amber Toole is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Georgia Southern University. She has 30 years experience in the Fitness Industry and loves to share her experience with other Fitness Professionals. It is her life’s mission to spread the truth about fitness and nutrition through education. She is the owner of The Training Toole – a Fitness and Nutrition Studio in Ocala, Florida, an SCW Educator and Fit Pro Mentor.

LOUIS VAN AMSTEL

Louis van Amstel is a 3x World Dance Champion, an Emmy-nominated choreographer, best known for his ten seasons on the mega-hit TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars. As the creator of LaBlast® Dance Fitness, he shares his passion for dance fitness and uses his Formula, Format, and Philosophy to get people moving through LaBlast® Dance Fitness and LaBlast® Splash (aqua). Louis developed the programs over ten years to ensure quality and accessibility for all, focusing on mental/emotional health and functional fitness.

MANUEL VELAZQUEZ

Manuel Velazquez is a WATERInMOTION® Platinum program choreographer and the Faculty Leader of the SCW Yoga 1 & 2 Certifications, as well as the SCW Tai Chi Certification. With over two decades of experience in the fitness industry, Manuel has been recognized as “All Around International Presenter of the Year”. He is also an RYT-200 Yoga certified instructor and is the Head Instructor at Rancho La Puerta Resort & Spa in Tecate, Mexico (outside of San Diego).