PRESENTERS N-Z


Ally Ponte

ALLY PONTE

Allyson “Ally” Ponte is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vibe Fitness, Inc, and the creator and Master Trainer for Club Vibe® and various Vibe Fitness® formats. She is the Founder and President of Studio 13 Fitness, a mobile dance fitness studio. In 2015, Ally received the Up and Coming Female Presenter of the Year award for SCW Boston Mania, a fitness pro convention.With over 25 years 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.

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KELI ROBERTS

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.

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Tia Robertson

TIA ROBERTSON

Tia Robertson is a Wife, Mother, Full Time Entrepreneur, World Traveler, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutritionist. Tia has been in the fitness industry for over 14 years & in 2019, she created her own fitness brand of cosmetics, supplements and clothing line called Incredibooty. Tia is a patient fitness trainer yet firm in her fitness regimen which most people tend to love. Her goal is to continue to be an example to women around the world by exercising with her company’s products and services to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. She wishes to help as many people as possible to elevate their gift by continuing to enhance and make it stronger the all natural way. Tia is living her purpose and she lives by it every day. “Fitness is life”!


YURY ROCKIT

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.

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Erick Santana

ERICK SANTANA

Experience the energy of Zumba® Education Specialist Erick Santana! This ACE and AFAA group fitness certified international presenter possesses over 20 years of performing arts experience. Erick Santana is one of the original 13 master trainers to be chosen to expand the Zumba® Fitness brand in the U.S and abroad. Sight meets sound in this multifaceted presenter. He will entertain you while bringing the party to your body but will also deliver an exhilarating dance fitness workout.

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Kelly Schur

KELLY SCHUR

Kelly Schur 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 Vibe DanceBARRE™. Kelly is an award winning national fitness presenter receiving the 2015 Up and Coming Female Presenter of the Year for SCW Boston Mania. In addition, Kelly is an AFAA certified professional group fitness instructor with an extensive studio dance background and training in multiple dance genres and formats. She is part of the Studio 13 Fitness Master Instructor Team and teaches multiple weekly classes in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jeffrey Scott

JEFFREY SCOTT

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.

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Angela Sellers

ANGELA SELLERS

Angela Yong Sellers is an award-winning fitness expert and the owner of Fit Columbia, an empowering, contemporary exercise studio that offers sports training, stretch therapy, and personal training, as well as a continuously developing array of engaging, tailor-designed classes, such as bungee fitness and aerial yoga. With almost two decades of formal experience in fitness and athletic mentorship under her belt, Sellers is an accredited trainer, coach, and teacher.


Metta Semrad

METTA SEMRAD

Metta attended Utah Valley University where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Public Health. Post university she found a true passion in group fitness and became a group fitness certified instructor teaching muscle mix, HIIT, power pump and HIGH FITNESS.Metta was among the first to be selected as a HIGH Fitness Guru, traveling, training new instructors and teaching Epic classes all over the US.

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TRICIA SILVERMAN RD, LDN, MBA

Tricia is a registered dietitian, the 2016 SCW MANIA® Boston Idol Winner, and 2018 SCW Florida Mania® Presenter of the Year. As an SCW Faculty Member, she created and leads the SCW Nutrition for Active Aging Certification. She specializes in employee/group presentations. She’s a Wellcoaches-certified wellness coach, an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, an ACE-certified personal trainer, and is Barre-certified by SCW and Barre Above™. Tricia has an MBA, and is a lecturer at Northeastern University.

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Emily Sopo

EMILY SOPO

Emily is a Myzone Master Trainer and Senior Account Manager, where she works with club operators to successfully integrate Myzone’s wearable technology into their fitness business. Emily has experience as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, online fitness coach, fitness manager, and master trainer. She is a certified personal trainer through NASM and group fitness instructor through AFAA. Emily holds her M.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, from Long Beach State University.


Haley Stone

HALEY STONE

Haley Stone is the Founder of the WERQ Dance Fitness brand. With a background in hip-hop, sports, group fitness, and personal training, Stone exudes positive power and passion to create an energetic buzz in her “WERQ”. Her career in fitness began in 2004 as a Group Instructor and moved quickly into leadership roles for boutique and large gyms. In pursuit of her dreams, Haley launched WERQ in 2011. Stone, along with WERQ, has been featured in IDEA Fitness Journal, Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, InStyle Magazine. With over 1,200 WERQ Instructors in 38 states, Haley’s brand reaches thousands of WERQaholics weekly.

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Doris Thews

DORIS THEWS

Doris Thews is an International award winning Fitness Educator who leads several fitness brands. She is Vice President of Group Fitness, Team Training and Innovation for VASA Fitness. 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. Power Music Advisory Board Member and RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador.

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Eric Thomson

ERIC THOMSON

Eric is an energetic and charismatic fitness instructor and personal trainer recognized for his motivational coaching and results driven programming. As Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness and SCHWINN® Indoor Cycling, Eric has also presented at EMPOWER! and Life Time Fitness’ signature programming. He co-owns Avenger Fitness and teaches for EQUINOX, is certified by NASM and ACE and can be seen in projects with Beachbody, Spartan Strong, and AFAA.

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Louis Van Amstel

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.

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ANDREA VELAZQUEZ

ANDREA VELAZQUEZ

Andrea Velazquez has been immersed in Aquatics for over 20 years. She is a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Yonkers and Master Trainer for numerous aquatic specialties including Acquapole®, Aquastrength® and SAF aqua Drums Vibes®. She is a Lecture Presenter at professional conferences including NYS Parks/Recreation Conferences, Association of Aquatic Professionals, as well as her alma mater SUNY Cortland. She holds numerous certificates in aquatics including AEA Professional, Medically Based Aquatics, AquaVida Floating Yoga.


MANUEL VELAZQUEZ

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).

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Connie Warasila

CONNIE WARASILA

Connie is the choreographer for WATERinMOTION, faculty member of SCW Fitness Education and certified by ACE, AEA, AFAA, Balanced Body, The Braining Center, Yoga Fit, Schwinn and Reebok Cycle, and Moms in Motion. Awarded the Aquatic Exercise Association Fitness Professional of the Year, Connie has over 30 years of teaching experience in the USA and abroad. She enjoys traveling around the world presenting new and creative workshops to make fitness more accessible, professional and fun.

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BILLIE WARTENBERG

BILLIE WARTENBERG

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.

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