Billy Polson, is a nationally recognized fitness entrepreneur, presenter, and business consultant. In 2004, looking to build an unparalleled training facility and a community of the Bay Area’s leading independent coaches, Billy founded DIAKADI Fitness, awarded San Francisco’s ‘Top Trainers/Gym’ for 13 straight years. Three successful fitness brands later, he launched The Business Movement, a fitness entrepreneur education program, which has assisted hundreds of fitness business owners with developing powerful brands and maximizing their success.
Aly received her first personal trainer certification nearly 20 years ago and has been training consistently for the past 10 years. She is a former group fitness director and currently runs her own on line training program called Arete Fitness. She is passionate about helping people become strong, healthy and the best version of themselves. Aly runs her own programming at the Golds Gym in Kaysville Utah where they are currently trying to incorporate her training programs in 4 other clubs in the Utah area. In so doing, she is working to help other trainers run similar successful programs and help their clients achieve their best self. Her message is simple but powerful: Excellence in oneself!
Jeremy Purifoy is an ACE-certified personal trainer with a degree in health science. He is the chief operations officer of Journey 333 as well as the owner of one of the club’s five locations, which he grew from scratch to 430 members, cultivating profit margins above 30%. Jeremy co-authored the best-selling 52 Amazing Journeys and has been featured on NBC News sharing his knowledge and passion for fitness. Jeremy has a knack for helping coaches get to the next level, and that’s what he will do for you in this session.
Suzanne Rich is a Fitness Sales Consultant with over 20 years of fitness sales experience, owned a fitness center for 10 years, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree with Rowan University in Wellness & Lifestyle Management. Suzanne also holds various personal training certifications, group fitness certifications (including 3 Les Mills programs) and multiple other advanced credentials in the industry for over 20 years.
In the last five years, as leader of one of the fastest growing and most comprehensive SGT solutions for health clubs, J.P. has helped over 75+ clubs grow their Small Group Training into one of the most profitable departments for fitness facilities. J.P. was a top 25 world ranked swimmer and All-American for Alabama and has completed around the world. He has a keen knowledge of what it takes to be the best.
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.
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.
Originally a native of Baltimore, MD and a former collegiate football champion at the University at Buffalo and several years in the AFL, Dane’s focus is to drive a next level boutique studio experience inside Onelife Fitness Atlanta. Dane is a CPT through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as a lululemon ambassador & a 2x Head Coach of the Year with the Atlanta Steam of the LFL.
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.
Giovanni, the PFP August 2018 Trainer Of the Month and an Equinox employee of over 10 years, has worked as a content creator for both Nike and Equinox. Winning the Educational Excellence By A Trainer award, Giovanni was also a nominee for Group Fitness Program Of The Year Creator. A former WWE Superstar, he has also professionally acted alongside some of the world’s top actors and presented group fitness programs across the country.
David-Dorian Ross has introduced more students to Tai Chi than any other teacher in America. 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.
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! AionFitness.com and Funtensity.com.
Ann Saldi, founder and owner of VaVaVoom Dance and Fitness,LLC , in Framingham, MA has been in the dance and fitness industry for over 25 years. She is a ZES(Zumba Education Specialist)for Zumba Fitness,LLC and has trained thousands of people to become Zumba Instructors in the New England area. Voted “Boston’s Best” instructor, she has presented nationally and internationally and is a Presenter at the Zumba Fitness Convention. She knows how to motivate and designs her workouts to inspire and achieve maximum results with her creative choreography. Ann is also the creator of Hip To StripTM.
Fitness and martial arts is my Legacy! I grew up in the martial arts world inspired by my father. In 2013, I created Samurai FT martial arts fitness system. Originally from Ecuador, where I created a Samurai community with instructors working in different cities teaching fitness classes and sharing this martial arts legacy! I currently reside in New York City and am very excited to start a new journey here in the US!
Javier is a highly experienced International Fitness Presenter with over 20 years of experience in Personal Training, Sales, Communication, Group Exercise, Fitness Management and Marketing. He served as a Master Instructor and Educator for renowned international programs including Les Mills and Spinning® throughout Europe and the US before he joined Stages Cycling in 2016 as Stages Cycling University Brand Manager and Lead Master Educator. Originally from Madrid, Spain, he relocated to New York City in 2014 where he lives with his lovely wife.
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.
Dave Smith is an online health coach who was chosen as “Canada’s Top Fitness Professional” in 2013 for pioneering the world of online fitness coaching. He is the founder of the Online Trainers Federation, which focuses on helping fitness professionals grow their brands and online businesses. In addition, Dave hosts two popular podcasts, wrote his first book called “Can’t Lose” and does speaking engagements at numerous fitness and business conferences each year.
As a guru for High Fitness LP, a group fitness format that modernized old school aerobics, Ricki travels the country certifying new instructors for High Fitness. Her love for group fitness started in high school and continued through college where she earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Ricki is also AFAA group exercise certified and has been teaching group fitness for over 7 years.
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.
DR EMILY SPLICHAL, DPM, MS
Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy, Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist®, BarefootRx® and BARE® Workout Certifications and Inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. With over 16 years in the fitness industry, Dr Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to barefoot science, foot to core integration and from the ground up training.
The Area Fitness Program Manager for Harvard University and Harvard Law School since 2003, Dawn Stenis holds a BA in Kinesiology and has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. She is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and a former health club owner as well as a Master Trainer and Presenter for Schwinn™ Cycling, BOSU® Fitness, Tabata Bootcamp™, Barre Above® and SCW Mania® conventions. Dawn’s fitness career was inspired by the untimely death of grandfather during her sophomore year in college. Since his death from inactivity, she has vowed to make the world move and is fueled by her passion for leading and mentoring others, from fitness class participants to other instructors and trainers. Dawn’s philosophy lies in helping everyone find the joy in movement, leading to longer, healthy, active lives.
Karli Taylor, CPT, E-RYT, co-owner and creator of BarreFlow, has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Her passion for corrective exercise and her informal presentation style helps both students and instructors understand complex concepts with ease. In 2017, Karli was voted the best female presenter at both SCW Midwest MANIA® and SCW California MANIA®.
TYLER VALENCIA, MS
After graduating from CSU Long Beach with a degree in Kinesiology, Tyler turned an internship with a fitness education company into a full-time position. Throughout his time with the same company, he excelled at several positions, developing his skillset with online instructional design and eventually leading him to accept an executive position with the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT). In 2016, Tyler founded the Kinesiology Institute for Performance Specialists (KIPS).
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).
Amy grew up as a classical ballerina starting at the age of 4. She began her group fitness instructor career in 2009. Amy became a POUND® Pro in 2015 and joined the POUND® ICON team in 2017. She hopes to continue to raise awareness around the power of human connection, heighten confidence and self-worth, lead by example, and change lives in a positive way. Credentials: ACE and AFFA Certified Group Fitness, Red Cross CPR/AED.
Cary is a Level IV Olympic level boxing coach, boxing club owner, former fighter, cover model, speaker, founder of the Too Petty brand and co-creator of Boxing & Barbells, a group fitness format combining authentic boxing & weight training. As a spokesperson for Everlast, Cary created a boxing class format for 24 Hour group fitness called Everlast ShadowBox. Cary has been recognized by the California Legislature, along with Brandi Chastain and several other women in sports, for her contributions and impact on girls’ sports.
Sean Yeager-Diamond has been in the health industry for over 20 years. He is recognized as a leading educator working for global certification companies. Sean has gone from a cycling enthusiast to competitor, and from a participant to a coach for large-scale events. His focus is helping individuals to achieve a higher sense of self. He’s taken the first steps on many fitness journeys and believes those experiences can help others, regardless of the goal.
As a Guru for HIGH Fitness LP, a group fitness format that is quickly taking the fitness world by storm with its modernization of old school aerobics, Melissa has extensive experience training new instructors and delivering wellness presentations to professionals. She began her fitness journey in 1997 and has not stopped since gaining much success and recognition in the industry.