MANIA® PRESENTERS: M-Z

ROSIE MALAGHAN, MS, ERYT-200

Rosie Malaghan, MS, ERYT-200, has over 15 years of experience teaching and counseling, virtually and live, fitness, yoga, leadership, and organizational development. Rosie holds a Masters of Science degree in Human Development and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rhode Island. She is an ERYT and C-RYT, ACE CPT, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and holds several SCW certifications. Rosie currently serves on the Fitness Team at Trilogy Orlando, an active aging community in central Florida.

JIMMY T. MARTIN

Jimmy T. Martin is a New York City based entrepreneur and creative currently serving as the Co-Founder at Brrrn – the fitness brand behind the Brrrn Board . He has over a decade of experience working as a health and wellness professional, both as group exercise instructor and personal trainer to C-Suite executives and various celebrities in television, film and fashion. Previously, Jimmy has worked as an advertising copywriter, greeting card writer, playwright and executive producer under his production company, Mayamo Jimmy Productions. He has also worked in film and television as a stuntman and most notably as a background performer on Saturday Night Live. Jimmy is a 2007 alumnus of George Mason University, where he was a member of their Division I wrestling program and graduated with a BA in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication and Minor in Business Management. He holds a national personal training certification from the American Council On Exercise (ACE).

IRENE MCCORMICK, MS, CSCS

Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS is an award-winning fitness professional, a published author, a keynote speaker, and a university lecturer. Currently the Regional Director of Group Exercise for Genesis Health Clubs in Iowa, Irene is a Master Trainer for Savvier Fitness, and a former TRX Master trainer, and focusing her virtual Fit Workouts w/Irene where she exclusively trains women over 40.

LINDA MCDONALD

Linda McDonald is a Fitness Educator, Virtual Studio Owner and Program Specialist for Barre Above®, Balletone® and Extreme HIIT Chaos. A leader in Group Fitness Programming, providing continuing education training at conferences as well as local workshops, she specializes in training, evaluating, and certifying instructors in various formats. Linda has also worked as a consultant to local health clubs, evaluating group fitness instructors and providing up-skilling workshops.

JENNY MENDOZA

Jenny Mendoza has over 2 decades of fitness and teaching experience. She holds a BA in Dance from Hollins University and is the Director of Fitness and a Master Trainer for Jetti Fitness. Jenny began her career teaching yoga and pilates in the Washington DC Metro area. While pursuing modern dance in New York City, she continued to accumulate fitness certifications and worked with private clients throughout Manhattan. Jenny’s background as a trained dancer informs her approach to teaching, resulting in well-balanced classes for students of all ages. She currently holds certifications in yoga, pilates, group exercise, and Jetti Fitness. She teaches virtual classes across the world and is also a Walking Coach with 99 Walks, a fitness app designed to encourage women in their pursuit of a healthier life.

GAIL BANNISTER-MUNN

Gail Bannister-Munn is the Flexibility Specialist and Core, Yoga, & Pilates Coach with the New York Jets football team. Gail is the owner of The Bannister Method Studio out of Long Island, West Babylon, New York & is the Regional Group Ex Manager of Crunch Fitness Locations (Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn). Gail teaches several different class formats at national conferences and is a Fitness Consultant for professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, & MLB. She holds numerous certifications in several disciplines, including NASM, AFAA, FST L3, Thai Massage Specialist, Yoga Fit 500+ hrs., and is a NASM & AFAA Continuing Education Provider.

DR. ERIN NITSCHKE

Dr. Erin Nitschke is an industry writer, presenter, and tenured exercise science professor at Laramie County Community College. She holds certifications including NFPT-CPT, NSCA-CPT, ACE Health Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Therapeutic Exercise Specialist, and Pn1. Erin is an editorial author for IDEA, NFPT, and ACE where she writes and speaks regularly on topics related to personal training and health coach skill building, behavior change, and career success.

ANI OKSAYAN

Ani Oksayan currently serves as the Vice President of Chuze Fitness and feels privileged to have had a 25+year career in the fitness industry, including roles in Personal Training, Group Exercise, and club management for a variety of big-box gyms, boutique studios, and golf & country clubs throughout Southern and Central California. Ani is a nationally certified PT, holds credentials in multiple GX formats, and is a Matrix Cycling Ambassador, training Chuze instructors in the Matrix cycling method. Ani has been a part of the Chuze Fitness family for over 11 years and is thrilled to be aligned with an organization devoted to providing the highest quality experience and culture for both members and employees alike.

MICHELE PARK

Michele has been a mentor in the fitness industry for over 25 years. She has owned her own personal training company, worked with large fitness corporations on program design/development and trained thousands of fitness professionals. She is the creator of 2 new innovative fitness brands SOULfusion & SOULstrength. Michele creates a class experience that allows movement and music to come together, bringing magic to the room.

KONI PERODEAU

Koni is a seasoned fitness pro with 20 years of experience in the fitness industry from group fitness instructor, trainer, wellness director and IT. She has taught multiple group and personal training fitness formats and ballet-modern dance. She is certified by the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Yoga, Pilates and other programs. Her happiness comes from watching others succeed! Her philosophy is that fitness is best when shared with others in a friendly, supportive and uplifting environment.

IRENE PLUIMMENTZ

Irene PluimMentz became a licensed physical therapist in the Netherlands before immigrating to the United States. She is the co-owner of One Step Beyond, Inc. Physical Therapy. Irene’s passion for anything “water” led to becoming an AEA certified instructor. She integrates her knowledge of hydrodynamics with physical therapy into all of her sessions. Irene is the inventor and developer of the Aqua-Ω adjustable drag resistance water exercise equipment.

CHRISTOPHER POIRIER

Christopher has been a Personal Trainer/Performance Enhancement Coach for 10+ years. He was a contestant on the popular NBC Fitness Reality Show “American Ninja Warrior” for its 8th season in 2016 and SCW Fitness Boston MANIA® Fitness Idol Winner in 2021. Christopher is a featured Virtual Instructor across multiple digital platforms including Dailyburn, Hotworx, MyFitnessPal & TikTok Creator in October 2018 and May 2020.

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, awarded the SCW Best Female Presenter, Lifetime Achievement OBOW Award, and was 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. She is an international fitness presenter at Spoex – South Korea and FIBO in Germany, Portugal & Columbia.

DAVID-DORIAN ROSS

David-Dorian Ross has introduced more students to Tai Chi than any other teacher in America. He has been studying Tai Chi since 1979 from some of the top masters in the world. He’s also a US and world record holder in Tai Chi forms and competitions. He is the founder and CEO of TaijiFit, the creator of the TaijiFit method, and is the #1 best-selling author and creator of 150 Tai Chi educational DVDs and television programs. He is also the National Coordinator for the VA’s Tai Chi for Veterans program.

ANN SALDI

Ann has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. An AFAA® and ACE® Certified Group Exercise Instructor. To present day, Ann is a ZES®, Zumba Education Specialist and a Zumba Jammer® for Zumba® Fitness. She is best known for her inspiring, empowering and connecting with her students in all of her classes.

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.

AMBER TOOLE

Amber Toole is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Georgia Southern University. She has 30 years of experience in the Fitness Industry and loves to share her expertise 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.

NICK TUMMINELLO

Nick Tumminello is known as the “Trainer of Trainers.” He has worked with a variety of clients from the NFL and NBA to professional bodybuilders & figure models to MMA fighters and exercise enthusiasts of all fitness levels. Coach Nick is the author of four books, was the NSCA’s 2016 Personal Trainer, is the NSCA’s Personal Training Quarterly journal and is the creator of the Movement Performance Assessment (MPA) certification.

TARA TURNER

Tara Turner began her journey in the fitness industry over 20 years ago. She has dedicated her life to helping people achieve their fitness goals. Tara holds several national certifications including Group Exercise, Personal Training, Spinning, and Zumba. She is also a master trainer for ISCA, teaching boxing, kickboxing and kettlebell workshops. Tara encourages people to embrace the beauty, power and wisdom within their spirit, soul and body no matter what shape or size!

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® 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).

MAURICE WILLIAMS, MS, CSCS

Maurice has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology with 23 years of experience in practical fitness training and almost a decade of instructing fitness professionals. Maurice owns Move Well Fitness and Move Well Fit Academy. He is also a Professor of Health and Human Performance at Freed Hardeman University. His certifications include NASM-Master Instructor and Master Trainer, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with NSCA.