March 22-24, 2024 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

March 22-24, 2024 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport


Discover a roster of accomplished fitness and wellness experts poised to inspire and educate you! Our handpicked presenters bring diverse expertise, profound insights, and a wealth of experience to every session, certification and interaction.


Abbie Appel is a recreational therapist and the owner of AbbieFit Consulting. As a fitness education specialist, she collaborates with organizations including YMCA, Crunch, and Equinox. She is an author and program developer who created the SCW Pilates, SCW Barre Education Certification, and the new SCW Stretching & Flexibility Certification. She also contributed to the ACSM Group Exercise Manual and Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certification Manual. Abbie is an acclaimed presenter for ACSM, IDEA, IHRSA and SCW, among others. She delivers fitness education for world-class brands including Nautilus, Schwinn and TRX. Abbie was awarded SCW Fitness Presenter of the Year.


Javier is a fitness pro based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 12 years in the fitness industry, Javier has taught many formats throughout the years. His mission is to serve the community & help them find their inner joy through his love and passion for dance and fitness. Introduced to LaBlast in 2020 during the pandemic online, Javier immediately fell in love as it helped him find a deeper respect for dance in its most authentic form.


Sarah Balbi is a seasoned fitness professional with over 20 years of invaluable experience in empowering the active aging population to achieve their goals. With her deep expertise and passion for promoting fitness, Sarah has become a trusted figure in the fitness industry. Through her dynamic presentations and personalized approach, she has inspired countless individuals to unlock their full potential. Sarah’s commitment helping others lead fulfilling lives through fitness has made her a sought-after mentor and a true beacon of motivation and knowledge.


Miriam Ball is the CIO and a licensed property & casualty broker at Alternative Balance LLC. An expert and industry icon, she specializes in developing insurance programs for the health, beauty, and wellness industries. Over the past 20 years, Miriam has been dedicated to developing easy-to-understand policy forms and simple website systems for insureds across the United States. Miriam is also a freelance writer and editor. Based in New Hampshire, Miriam enjoys visiting the ocean, gardening, and traveling to new places.


Rossie is the Fitness professional and creator of F.I.T. Warriors Studio. She’s worked as Master Trainer for WaterRower and R.I.P.P.E.D.®️  She’s been in this industry for more than half of her life. Shy at a young age, but found her confidence when she was put in front to lead an aerobic class when the instructor didn’t show up, since then she’s been teaching, coaching, and training.  She’s passionate about wellness thru mind, body and spirit. 

Jon Baraglia

Jon Baraglia has over 25 years of extensive experience in diverse fitness leadership positions. He possesses an unwavering dedication to transforming lives, instilling enjoyment in exercise, and fostering an inspiring atmosphere for fitness experts. Throughout his journey, he has had the privilege of traversing the nation for more than 15 years, collaborating with numerous health club establishments and gaining invaluable insights from countless professionals in the commercial fitness landscape.

Brian Bettendorf, MSM, MA

Brian Bettendorf, MSM (Management), MA (Kinesiology), is the Head of Education for RumbleRoller and a managing partner in Drake Global Strategy, a consulting firm helping fitness and sporting goods companies develop their brand, create new products and accelerate growth. He has been in the fitness industry for over twenty years as a practitioner, operator, educator, and consultant. After selling a physical therapy and fitness company he co-founded, Brian then spent time during the early years at TRX in a variety of product, marketing, education, and business development roles.


Condy Burdick has been passionate about fitness for the past 30 years.  Condy was born in Panama and came to the United States when she was 17 years old.  She attended BYU-Hawaii and graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education/Health in 1998.  Condy is the mother of three boys and a grandmother of two.  She worked part and full-time in the fitness and health care industry.  She loves her current position as the Kern County Worksite Wellness Health and Fitness Coordinator.


My name is Óscar Campos from Venezuela presently living in Texas. I am a 31 years old former olympic decathlon athlete. I am currently Director of the Xco Latin by Jackie Elite Team.This modality provides me with the same training challenge when I was an athlete but with a purpose, Changing People’s Lives.


Siri is the IDEA Emerging Trailblazer of the Year 2023 and a 15+-year veteran of the fitness industry. She is a Master Trainer for Cardio Yoga® and RAQ THE BARRE®, and she teaches formats ranging from Pilates and Barre to Step and HIIT. As an educator, Siri is passionate about training instructors and regularly presents at industry-leading conferences. Besides her fitness career, Siri has a second career as an academic researcher on behavioral science and gender equality in organizations.


Paul Christopher is Founder/Owner of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness in Boca Raton, Florida. Holding degrees in Health Science, Athletic Training, and Health Care Administration, his skill base is a culmination of over 20 years of personal training and sports performance experience. Paul is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Certified Personal Trainer. A favorite MANIA® presenter, he generously pays forward his knowledge to the next generation of fitness professionals.

Brandi Clark

Brandi Clark is a marketing and sales coach and mentor for fit pros helping them build the financially successful businesses of their dreams. With over 25 years in the fitness industry, she understands how quickly things change and evolve so she spends her time helping fitness professionals adapt so they don’t get left behind. Her specialty is training others how to create content that connects with their audience so they can build a six-figure training business, making more money to help more people.


Beatriz Busch, a passionate Zumba® Education Specialist from Latin America, is a dedicated “Bailadora” with a background in Flamenco. Her love for dance emanates in every class, combining Latin rhythms and fitness. Having trained in her home country and Chapel Hill, NC, she eagerly awaits the opportunity to share the joy of dance with you.

Harley Cofield

Harley is an NASM certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She is a strength and conditioning coach and specializes in performance enhancement. She strives to help people reach success in all aspects of their lives from the inside out. Harley is a WATERinMOTION® Champion and has been featured on over 15 releases thus far. She has a background in dance that has transitioned into her fitness career. She has earned multiple certifications over the years, and currently fills her schedule with aquatics, dance, barre, yoga and private training sessions; reaching fitness enthusiasts on land and in the water.


Fabio is a Faculty Member at San Diego State University SDSU and NASM, and on the medical advisor board for OrangeTheory Fitness, Caloric Responsibility and FEA-Asia. Previously, with ACE, he was the original creator of ACE’s IFT™ model and their live educational workshops. Fabio was a Division 1 collegiate head coach and strength-conditioning coach, opening/managing clubs for Club One, and president of Genesis Wellness Consulting. He is an award-winning national and international presenter, media spokesperson and accomplished author. Fabio has also authored the SCW Sports Nutrition Certification and the SCW Weight Management Certification.


Christine is an international fitness educator, chronic disease wellness specialist, and recipient of the IDEA World 2023 Fitness Professional of the Year. She is the CEO of CONTI: a woman-owned enterprise that offers keynote speaking, chronic disease wellness, mindset coaching, and continuing education. Christine is a best-selling author, podcast host, co-founder of REINVENTING THE WOMAN INTERNATIONAL, and a 3x IRONMAN. After receiving a life-changing diagnosis at age thirty, this former investment banker and teacher is determined to show the world that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!


With a degree in Finance, passion for the mental health benefits of fitness and over two decades of entrepreneur expertise, Erica found her calling financially empowering gym owners so they can increase profits and better serve their members. Erica is a middle child, problem solver, and self-proclaimed numbers nerd. 


Ellen de Werd is a 23-year fitness industry leader with extensive experience developing innovative programs.  She is the creator of WARRIOR Rhythm™, WARRIOR Strength™, and WARRIOR Combat™.  Her unique programs are taught in 13 countries. Since the launch of the WARRIOR Instructor Academy, Ellen has garnered international attention as a featured, favorite presenter and educator for SCW, IDEA, canfitpro, Fitness Fest, and Fitness Conventions Inc. Ellen is the Fitness Director at the Downtown Athletic Club and a Lululemon Legacy Ambassador. She is also a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and 200 Hour EYRT.


MaryBeth is a highly respected global fitness industry leader with over 30 years of experience in group exercise programming. She is currently a Senior Fitness Specialist and was a former National Trainer with the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. MaryBeth was honored by AEA as Global Aquatic Fitness Professional of the Year. MaryBeth is an R.Y.T. and the co-creator of YOQUA™. As a skilled health and wellness professional, she inspires others to commit to long-term health and fitness goals.


Mindy’s passion for movement started as a young athlete and led to a lifelong career in fitness and Physical Therapy. Her teaching style emphasizes education, and she empowers clients to understand ‘why an exercise is beneficial’. Mindy is a Program Specialist for Barre Above and Pumped Up Strength, and is fully trained through Stott Pilates, TRX, Yogafit and Schwinn. She is NASM certified and holds a Masters in Kinesiology. Mindy also loves snowboarding, paddle boarding and playing on the beach with her family.


Holding a master’s degree in Sports & Performance Psychology, Jewel also carries a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education. She is the Resort Operations Supervisor at the Marriott Vacations Worldwide and has been in the fitness industry for over a decade. She is currently the Recreation Program Coordinator for her local county parks and recreation department. Jewell is an ACE certified group fitness instructor and has taught numerous formats throughout her career.


Ronnie Fulton is a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a Licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for helping people to feel better in their bodies. Ronnie uses massage tools to increase flexibility, minimize pain, and improve performance & has taught thousands to embrace simple self-care strategies. With over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, she regularly hosts sold-out workshops.


Andrew is a recognized speaker in the fitness industry, master trainer, and serves as Director of Education for Aktiv Solutions. He is the founder of MostFit, a small line of unique workout equipment, a NASM and NFPT Certified Personal Trainer and Behavioral Change Specialist and has developed comprehensive fitness and exercise programs for health club & workplace wellness facilities. Andrew’s passion centers around user engagement and human behavior.


Ann Gilbert is the fitness industry’s premiere educator on exercise and aging. A successful owner and operator of Shapes Fitness for Women, she oversees over 50 Personal Trainers and Group Fitness professionals, coordinating extremely successful fee-based small group training programs including functional training for the older adult involving strength, balance, coordination and independence. As an ACE / IHRSA Personal Trainer of the Year, Ann is a featured, sought-after and popular speaker at IHRSA, FBA- Succeed, Club Industry, SCW MANIA®, and  IAFC Conventions. Ann is an industry leader and education expert helping to develop and teach the following SCW Certifications: Active Aging, Aquatic Exercise, Group Fitness, WATERinMOTION®, and S.E.A.T. (Supported Exercise for Ageless Training.).


Jacob Glassmeyer is an accomplished, multi-award-winning Master Instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong, blackbelt in Taekwondo and Army veteran with decades of experience in martial arts and the fitness industry. Jacob was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2022 as the result of the culmination of accomplishments in the martial arts and social good through his passion, discipline and leadership to our generations and our nation’s veterans.


Joanne Groves, Head of Education at Faster Health and Fitness with 29 years in the fitness industry. An international speaker, author, and businesswoman from Wimbledon, England. She built a 4.5k-strong fitness support group, offering enriching content from workshops to podcasts. Serving on the IDEA Personal Training Committee, Joanne employs the FASTER process to mentor and guide trainers. Drawing from her acting background, she embodies an empathetic approach, emphasizing client excellence and business growth.


Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in dance and psychology, Tani has been involved in various dance, theater, and sports programs since adolescence. Her passion for athleticism carried over through the years into college. Shortly after moving and with a degree in hand she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease. A life-changing move to Florida and 4 autoimmune diseases later Tani is living her passion with a career in health and fitness: bringing electric energy, strength, and endurance to the fitness world. She currently serves on the Fitness Team at Trilogy Orlando, an active aging community in central Florida.


Mark Harrington Jr. is a dynamic executive with a proven record in fitness and IT consulting. As President of Healthworks Fitness, Republic Fitness, and GymIt, he drives growth by blending technology and vision. Co-founder of First Fitness Management, he’s committed to community health through Healthworks Community Fitness. Mark’s leadership serves thousands of members and employs hundreds of fitness professionals, reflecting his dedication to innovation, team development, and holistic well-being.


Marisa is a partner at The Empower Group, a full-service consulting firm based in California. Marisa works with businesses to achieve growth and continued success. Previously, Marisa was GM at Stevenson Fitness, a full-service boutique health club in L.A. She is an Ambassador for the Women in Fitness Association, holds a master’s degree in education and is an international presenter at various conferences, including IHRSA, Athletic Business, and various state Parks & Rec conferences.


Jeff Howard has a degree in kinesiology, is a beloved international fitness presenter, SCW Faculty Member, and successful entrepreneur. As a highly sought-after fitness consultant, Jeff has managed several facilities in the USA and abroad including Equinox in Chicago. He has been featured in numerous fitness videos and is a world-renowned celebrity trainer, appearing on several national TV shows, including Bravo’s popular Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. Jeff owns and operates “Jeff Howard’s Athlete’s Club”, a successful fitness streaming channel, as well as “Jeff Howard Fitness”, a fitness studio and Personal Training Center in Louisville, KY.


Founder of Gymnazo & Gymnazo EDU, holding a degree in Kinesiology, Michael is a Fellow of Applied Functional Science and certified as a Multidimensional Movement Coach, a Functional Manual Reaction Coach, a Female Chain Reaction Coach, a 3D Movement Analysis & Performance System Coach, plus several more.  He is also a Precision Nutrition Coach and Post Rehab Conditioning specialist. He’s spent the last decade pioneering a more sustainable model of training that blends his heart for restoration with the energy of fitness training. Michael’s mission is to elevate the industry’s standards for what quality looks like as a trainer through scientific knowledge and application.


Greg Johnson is a fitness studio owner and has 20 years of experience in health and exercise. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in fitness and rehabilitation, with minors in Health and Wellness. Greg also has a Masters of kinesiology from CALU, with concentrations in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and a Performance Enhancement Specialist through NASM (NASM-PES).


Kirsten Johnson is a renowned fitness expert with 35+ years of experience. She specializes in group fitness management and has worked at prestigious clubs like Equinox and The Bay Club. Kirsten studied sports at Hamburg University, and holds a master’s degree in counseling, is NASM certified in sports nutrition, and is a master trainer in various fitness programs. She is known for her exceptional teaching skills and leadership qualities. Kirsten is currently developing the TUBALLRX resistance band program and also teaches lifestyle workshops.


June is an internationally recognized Fitness/Pilates presenter, educator & entrepreneur. A World IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award Recipient, Founder of June Kahn’s Bodyworks, LLC™, & owner of Center Your Body Pilates, an award-winning Pilates studio.


Dan is the owner of Kutting Edge Fitness in Kirkland and Issaquah, Washington as well as Kinetic Fitness in Montana – three start-up training gyms. He’s been mentored by the top golf fitness and fitness business professionals in the country. He now mentors several start-up gym owners himself. Dan is a well-respected international speaker and considered an expert on the business of start-up gyms, improving strength/power for golf and other rotational sports, and semi-private training.


Sara, CEO of SCW Fitness Education, WATERinMOTION® & S.E.A.T., is a visionary leader who has transformed the fitness education community. A successful business owner and advisor, she is a keynote speaker, published author, podcast presenter, and sought-after industry trailblazer. Sara has a unique ability to share her passion and devotion towards fitness education through her humor, enthusiasm, and her effervescent no-nonsense personality. She serves on the Gold’s Gym Think Tank, was a founding board member of the Women in Fitness Association, is on the canfitpro Advisory Council, is a proud inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, and an active member of ACSM. Sara currently served on IHRSA’s Headlight Committees for Facility Standards and is a panelist on the IHRSA’s talk show, Talks & Takes, and has left an indelible mark on the fitness industry.


Cheri Kulp has been a certified fitness professional for over three decades. She holds a degree in Special Education and is the Co-Founder of the successful aqua dumbbell program, WATERinMOTION® Strength. Cheri is currently the choreographer for WATERinMOTION® Original and a marathoner, triathlete, and winner of two national bodybuilding competitions. Cheri has starred in over 100 Fit Pro videos and shares her vast experience and passion for teaching by presenting at SCW MANIA® conferences nationwide. She holds certifications in numerous land-based and aqua programs, including AEA, NASM, WATERinMOTION®, ARC, and Les Mills.


Melissa is a Kinesiology Department Faculty Member at the University of North Georgia. She has been a well-respected and well-loved fitness and nutrition leader for over 35 years.  Having created the SCW Nutrition Coaching for Fitness Professionals Certification, the SCW Nutrition, Hormones & Metabolism Certification, and contributed to the SCW Active Aging Certification, Melissa has consistently sold-out educational seminars.  Melissa holds a Masters of Education in Exercise Science, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and an Associates degree in Medical Terminology.


Tricia Murphy Madden is a highly respected veteran of the fitness industry with 30 years of experience. She was awarded Fitness Leader of the Year for IDEA in 2020. Tricia served as the on-set Director for Amazon Halo, directing workouts, and contributing to talent casting and camera skills development. As a National Education Director, she oversees programming and manages a team of 100+ master trainers. Tricia is also the co-creator of Barre Above and a Co-Founder of Homeroom Fit. She actively participates in the IDEA Group Fitness Committee and frequently presents at global events, earning her a reputation as a respected leader in the field.


Rosie has almost 20 years of experience teaching and counseling, both virtually and live, all aspects of fitness, yoga, leadership, and organizational development. She holds a Master 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, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She holds several SCW certifications from Group Ex to Personal Training and Aquatics. Rosie currently serves on the Fitness Team at Trilogy Orlando, an active aging community in central Florida.


Sheldon holds a Master of Science degree in human nutrition. He is Executive Director at Universal Athletic Club, and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with over 19 years of experience in health and fitness. Sheldon is an experienced international presenter, lecturer, educator, business consultant, and fitness content developer. He has presented at IHRSA, IDEA, Canfitpro, MACMA, SCW, and other industry conferences. Sheldon has been featured in numerous industry publications and sits on the Canfitpro and Club Solutions Magazine Advisory Panel.


Bill is a health club industry veteran with over 25 years of experience leading and managing all aspects of commercial health clubs, medical fitness centers, residential, community, multi-tenant, and corporate fitness sites. He co-founded Active Wellness, LLC and owns a health club consultancy business – BMC3. Bill has served as Chairman of IHRSA, serving on the Board of Directors. He was President of the Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA) and served on the Industry Advisory Board for the American Council of Exercise (ACE). He serves on the Medical Wellness Association (MWA) as a Faculty Member and The Medical Fitness Network (MFN) Advisory Boards. Bill also served as Contributing Editor for ACSM’s Health/Fitness Facility Standards & Guidelines, 5th Edition. Bill was recently acknowledged as one of the top 25 Consumer HealthTech Executives for 2020.


Irene McCormick MS, CSCS, is an IDEA Fitness Instructor Award, Author and Subject Matter Expert, an international fitness lecturer, an adjunct faculty instructor teaching physiology, and owner of Coaching Services for Women. Author of “The HIIT Advantage for Women ” (Human Kinetics), she’s a subject matter expert for ACE, NASM/AFAA, Orangetheory, Human Kinetics, ISSA, and SCW Fitness certifications. Irene consults, mentors, and is a Lifetime Dynamic Personal Trainer offering “JUST START” Strength, a Virtual 1:1 Coaching program for Women.


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.


Jonathan Mike, PhD, currently teaches in the exercise science and sports performance program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach and has contributed to dozens of online fitness, strength, and consumer outlets in the country. He has been involved with NSCA and previously served on numerous committees and special interest groups and has spoken at over 55 events including many for NSCA, and ISSN, NASM, and numerous other fitness organizations. Jonathan has authored numerous peer-review and scientific publications and has written 10 book chapters related to sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. Jonathan is a sought-after presenter nationally and internationally. He is currently writing a book for Human Kinetics on Strongman Training for Strength and Performance.


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 holds a 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.


Patrick earned a baseball scholarship to San Diego State University & graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree  in Athletic Training. He founded  Symmetry for Health & was awarded a patent on a measurable system for postural assessment and corrective exercise – AlignSmart Technology. Patrick has written three books, the latest – “The Physics of Pain; becoming Pain-Free”. He has spoken on the subject of postural assessment at multiple conferences & corporations.


Michele Park has been a mentor in the health and fitness industry for over 35 years. She has owned her own personal training company, worked with large fitness corporations on program development, trained and mentored thousands of fitness professionals around the country, developed a virtual teaching course and created her own fitness formats, SOULfusion, SOULstrength, BARREfusion and the newest addition to the SOUL family, SOULkickboxing. Michele creates a class experience that allows movement and music to come together bringing magic to the room. She has been teaching and training virtually for over 8 years and has an online fitness studio with over 300 active members. Mentoring and creating programming are 2 of the things that she loves most about the fitness industry.


Ruben Pereyra is a Certified Coach, Fitness Specialist, and Speaker Specializing in Senior Populations. For 16 years, Ruben has been a driving force in the fitness industry educating people on the importance of movement and how it can change people’s lives. With a degree in Kinesiology and numerous fitness certifications, Ruben is an entrepreneur with services that support every age demographic that includes personal training, group exercise classes, brain cognitive function training, being a fitness director for schools, and well-known Corporations.


Jessica is the Fitness Supervisor for On Top of the World Communities and The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa. Jessica has been a fitness professional for over 25 years and holds certifications from ACE, AFAA, FAI, and AEA, and she is a Certified Posture Specialist with the National Posture Institute. Jessica is a presenter for the International Council on Active Aging and SCW Fitness Education.


Jessica is the Fitness Supervisor for On Top of the World Communities and The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa. Jessica has been a fitness professional for over 25 years and holds certifications from ACE, AFAA, FAI, and AEA, and she is a Certified Posture Specialist with the National Posture Institute. Jessica is a presenter for the International Council on Active Aging and SCW Fitness Education.xa


Justin Raithel is the Chief Operating Officer of Symmetry for Health and is responsible for expanding Symmetry’s postural alignment certifications and technology licensing programs. After a first career as a professional engineer, Justin has spent the last 15 years in alternative healthcare and has helped grow multiple startups to success. A self-professed data nerd, Justin has a passion for people, software and operational efficiency.


My name is Jeffrey Reyes. I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. 27 years old and I am an Elite Presenter for Xco Latin By Jackie. I grew up having a passion for music and when I found out about the amazing modality, I instantly fell in love! Til this today I have a passion of teaching it and sharing my energy thru it with each and every single client and new instructor on the rise.


Diva Richards is the co-creator of WARRIOR Combat and the Format Lead. Diva is a motivational life coach with over 20 years of experience within the fitness industry and entrepreneurship sector. She is the Founder of You vs You Athletics, LLC., located in Cherryhill, NJ. Diva is an international speaker, host of The Do Work podcast, and creator of The Do Work Method Life Coaching Program. Diva specializes in Boxing Strength and HIIT formats. She brings real-life success and experienced guidance to her clients and followers.


Dr. Dan Ritchie is the Co-founder and President of The Functional Aging Institute and has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial, for-profit, not for-profit, and educational facilities. With expertise in personal training for special populations including athletes, stroke recovery, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia and Alzheimer’s, he worked on state-funded research on exercise for severe dementia, Alzheimer’s type. He regularly presents at national and regional conferences and is active on committees for the American College of Sports Medicine.


Jani is the Owner of Alignment Essentials, LLC and creator of Warrior® Workouts, Moving Meditations™ and all Alignment Essentials programming content. She is a Shamanic Practitioner, a best-selling published author and host of the Living in Alignment Podcast Jani has over 40 years of experience in the health and wellness field and a graduate of the American Academy of Nutrition. Having presented at IDEA, SCW, IHRSA, Canfitpro and countless other worldwide events, Jani is dedicated to helping people find more joy in their lives.


Keli Roberts was named IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 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, an ACE Senior Fitness Specialist and is FAI CPT Certified. Keli is an SCW Faculty Member, a Schwinn® Senior Master Trainer, and a Ryka Ambassador.


A former collegiate and professional football player, Dane is a Certified Fitness Professional and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. After spending 10+ years of working his way to the top Dane impacts his Atlanta community coaching group classes and private clients. He can also be found impacting HUNDREDS of people across the country as a coach on’s episodic on-demand show “Daily Burn 365” in New York City.


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 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.


Jason is a professional endurance and multisport coach with certifications in triathlon, running, cycling, distance and masters swimming. A 4x Ironman with over 18 years personal triathlon, cycling, ultra-distance, marathon and multi-stage racing, he translates his experiences, the fundamentals of training and endurance racing into challenging, high-intensity, goal and results-oriented indoor training and group fitness classes. ACE & AFAA Certified Instructor, Schwinn Master Trainer and CrossFit Certified Instructor, Jason is also trained in many functional strength modalities including ViPR, Kettlebells, TRX and IndoRow.


Known as “The Weight-Loss Therapist” online, Dr. Seti is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified nutrition coach, weight management specialist, life coach, personal trainer, and insomnia treatment clinician with a private practice in San Diego, California. She is the best-selling author of Shatter the Yoyo and The Self Sabotage Behavior Workbook,  and is a featured contributor to numerous blogs and websites. Candice has appeared on many television and radio networks, and is committed to helping others achieve health and wellness while gaining self-confidence, stopping self-sabotage, and achieving their goals through behavioral lifestyle and cognitive changes.


Having authored, Boutique Studio Blueprint: How to Open and Operate a Successful Personal Training Studio, Doug owns and operates a successful PT Facility. He is certified by ACSM, ACE and NSCA (with distinction,) and is trained in Russian Kettlebell, TRX, Dynamic Variable Resistance Training, Precision Nutrition, Functional Movement Screening and Functional Range Conditioning. He placed in the Men’s Health Next Top Trainer competition, and as a young competitive bodybuilder, Doug won the Junior National Championships. Doug served as the State/Provincial Director for NSCA, and has trained professional NFL, USTA, and PGA athletes.


Jacquese is a a global presenter who has been in the fitness and wellness space since 1994. She has helped numerous people meet some tough health goals. Her credentials speak to her passions: a Master’s in Education, NASM certified in nutrition coaching, NASM Behavior Change Specialist, certified in personal training, and group exercise. Jacquese is an entrepreneur with two successful fitness businesses and additionally teaches health classes at a private school. Jacquese is passionate about educating, empowering, and transforming lives both mentally and physically.


With 15 years of fitness and 30 years of dance experience, Dusty has a strong passion for her field and is excited to spread the LaBlast love! Dusty earned her B.S. in Health Promotion, Minor in Dance from the University of North Texas. Certified through ACSM, ACE and AFAA, Dusty’s goal is to educate and raise awareness of the health/wellness benefits of LaBlast while keeping in mind that variety, fun, and authenticity are just as important.


Kimberly has been a leader in the fitness industry for over 25 years, presenting workshops on fitness, yoga, wellness, leadership, and personal growth at conferences around the world. She was the group fitness director for Lifetime Fitness for over 10 years and was the IDEA Program Director of the Year. Kimberly stepped away from her corporate role to create The Inspired Life University which she focuses on helping fitness professionals elevate their careers and become wellness leaders.


Chris Stevenson, former Power Ranger stuntman, is an international speaker and the founder of The Empower Group. Chris regularly presents at IHRSA, SCW Mania, Athletic Business, The Climbing Wall Summit, and more. He is also a columnist for the Athletic Business Journal and the author of the upcoming textbook, “Fitness Facility Management.” Chris has a unique ability to connect with people instantaneously and present viable, applicable lectures that resonate with every audience.


Eliza has been in the fitness industry for 20 years, teaching a variety of fitness formats. She is a Zumba® Education Specialist and Zumba® Instructor since 2002, presenting such trainings as Zumba® Basic Skills, Zumba® Gold, and Aqua Zumba®. Eliza is an international presenter for Zumba® Fitness, presenting at all major conventions, she is also a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer and has appeared in many Zumba® DVD’s. ACE, AFAA and AEA certified.


Doris Thews is a 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 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 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 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!


Sara has been teaching in the fitness industry since 2010. She grew up dancing competitively which led her towards teaching fitness in her adult life. Sara is a fitness instructor at the YMCA of Cass & Clay Counties and North Dakota State University Wellness Center in Fargo. In addition to being a WATERinMOTION Champion, Sara teaches Les Mills and the SOUL Fitness formats, is a master trainer and content creator for SOUL Fitness and is an ACE certified group fitness instructor.


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).


Reena Vokoun, M.S., Founder and CEO of Passion Fit, is a best-selling and award-winning author, TEDx speaker, TV host and contributor and certified health coach. She is also a favorite group fitness professional, yoga/mindfulness, nutrition and behavior change specialist, and a wellbeing and professional strength coach through ACE, AFAA and Gallup. Reena is well known as an award-winning ESPN fitness championship competitor and an ACE brand ambassador. She was recently selected as one of LA Weekly’s top health and fitness leaders of 2023.


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®, 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.


With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Ruston Webb is a luminary in Human Movement, holding a master’s degree in the field. He founded The Mobility Recipe, a revered certification for fitness professionals, and developed transformative programs targeting knee, back, and shoulder pain, enhancing client well-being and performance. Leveraging his expertise as a former college instructor in exercise science, Ruston owned a successful gym for 11 years, solidifying his legacy as a trailblazer in promoting holistic fitness solutions.


Jared, a former collegiate athlete with a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, embarked on his fitness journey in 2005 as a trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in Houston, Texas. Feeling uncertain about his post-graduation path, he seized an opportunity in 2009 to establish his own facility, thus laying the foundation for Dynamic Fitness in Pearland, Texas. Since then, Jared has successfully expanded his brand across Houston, boasting three locations, a thriving community of 17,000 members, and ongoing growth.


Sarah is a Registered Kinesiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Group Fitness instructor and co-founder of Continuum Fitness & Movement Performance. Sarah has over 23 years of full-time fitness industry experience and has been awarded the canfitpro Canadian Fitness Presenter of the Year award 2023. Sarah is a former international fitness competitor, nationally ranked race walker and a regular fitness expert on CTV Morning Live Ottawa. Sarah is the creator of the Prenatal and Postnatal Strength Workout DVDs and mom of two beautiful kids.


Rose Zahnn is a fitness professional and presenter with over 30 years experience. She started her journey in the world of aerobics and weight training, and has enjoyed teaching a variety of formats at her studio in Sacramento and at conferences and events around the world. She is the creator of several fitness and nutrition programs. Her lifestyle transformation program, AMAZING180, guides participants to a sustainable healthier, happier and fit lifestyle.


Dr. Julie Zuleger has over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Strength, and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Corrective Exercise Specialist, RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, and Human Movement Specialist. Julie promotes self-care using massage tools and stretching-based programs and teaches continuing education courses for yoga teachers, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning, fitness, and wellness professionals. Julie holds a PhD in Education and is the Director of Kinesiology and Education at Tiger Tail USA.