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.

MICHELE MELKERSON-GRANRYD, MEd

Michele Melkerson-Granryd, M.Ed. has been in the fitness industry for almost four decades. Her roles and responsibilities have been broad, from managing individual departments to entire clubs, but always keeping her fingers in the technical side of things with daily teaching and training. Michele currently operates Michele Fit & Well Personal Training & Fitness Management Solutions in Austin, Texas and is a member of IHRSA’s Board of Directors.

PATRICK MUMMY

Patrick earned a baseball scholarship to San Diego State University & graduated with a B.S. 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” & has spoken on the subject of postural assessment at multiple conferences & corporations.

DREW MYERS

Drew Myers has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Journalism & a master’s degree in Educational Administration. He is a mental resilience and personal development speaker who generates hope, inspires action and reminds audiences to make the important things important – starting with themselves. Through his podcasts and speaking engagements, he showcases and celebrates individuals who have given themselves permission to live radically honest lives, pursue their dreams and live on purpose. In September of 2021, his debut book – The Tacos and Chocolate Diet – was released.

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.

STEVEN J. PATRICK

Steven J. Patrick’s career of more than 25 years in hospitality includes developing fitness programs for hotels, resorts, and clubs. With strong leadership, he built successful teams for Canyon Ranch, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott, and Ritz Carlton Hotels. Creating the “WOW” factor and memorable guest experiences with a hands-on training focus have been a secret of his success in employee retention and building a strong culture, which allows businesses to be profitable.

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.

PAULA RAPHAEL

Paula Raphael is originally from Louisville, KY, and has lived in the Fort Myers Area since 2002. This mother of 3 boys is a Master Trainer for Acquapole® and SAF AQUA Drums Vibes®. Paula is a Physical Therapist Assistant and holds fitness certifications with ACE, AEA, RYT, and holds various other licenses for other fitness formats. Her passion, enthusiasm, and experience aid her participants to reach their fitness goals and feel comfortable in and out of the water.

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.

DR. CANDICE SETI, PSY.D.

Known as “The Weight-Loss Therapist” online, Dr. Seti is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified nutrition coach, certified weight management specialist, certified expert life coach, certified personal trainer, and certified 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, is a featured contributor to numerous blogs and websites, and has appeared on many television and radio networks. Dr. Candice Seti 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.

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!!

KATIE SWANSON, CPA, CVA

Katie Swanson, Founder of Change Collaborative, specializes in strengthening the financial core for fitness businesses to bring financial stability in driving business forward. Katie spent much of her career working in corporate finance and accounting roles, where she led corporations through complex accounting and managerial and financial reporting, including the creation of a financial planning and analysis team. Her most rewarding times have been working with business leaders to live their higher purpose through meeting their strategic and financial goals.

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.

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.

ERIC VANDENDRIESSCHE, MS

Eric Vandendriessche, MS has a Master’s degree in Sport & Management & has been in the fitness industry for 18 years as a Group Exercise Instructor, LES MILLS Presenter in France, and Personal Trainer. Coming from the Bask Country (South West of France) where paddle boarding and surfing are popular, Eric created AQUA STAND UP® in 2011. The program is now in 17 States, France, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom. BE READY TO MAKE WAVES!

HELEN VANDERBURG

Founder of [email protected], education for movement professionals and co-owner of The ACADEMY fitness, yoga, spin studio and author of Fusion Workouts. With over 35 years of experience in club ownership, consulting and program development, Helen is one of the most celebrated fitness personalities in the global fitness community today. She has been recognized numerous times as Canada’s top fitness educator by CanFitPro, the largest Canadian fitness association and is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. She has been awarded the IDEA Program Director, Fitness Presenter of the Year and a Global Top Industry Contributor. Helen is the Commercial Fitness Education Manager for Balanced Body and has consulted for international fitness companies such as NIKE, Total Gym, BOSU, Hedstrom Fitness, SCHWINN Cycling and Core Health and 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).

BILLIE WARTENBERG

Billie has over 28 years of experience in the fitness industry. She was awarded SCW Fitness Idol in 2016 and holds personal training and group exercise instructor certifications through SCW. She earned a BA from Grand Canyon University and is a master trainer for Barre Above™ & Tabata Bootcamp™. Billie draws on her experience as a former competitive cheerleader to bring high energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement to her classes. She is also a U-Jam Instructor and the Fitness/Wellness Manager at Trilogy Orlando.

JARED WILLIAMS

Jared is a former collegiate athlete with a Bachelor of Science from Texas A & M University-Commerce. Lost as to what he wanted to do after he graduated, he started in the industry in 2005 as a trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in Houston, Texas. Jared was fortunate enough to find an opportunity to open his facility in 2009, where the story of Dynamic Fitness first started down in Pearland, Texas. He has grown his brand presence in Houston with 3 locations, 17,000 members, and growing.

BRITTAINYE WISE

Brittainye is a licensed physical therapist assistant, professional dancer, certified group exercise instructor, certified personal trainer, certified life coach, neuro-linguistic programming specialist, and licensed business owner. She started her first business in 2003 and group exercise in 2006 and obtained her degree in Physical Therapy. Brittainye has taught Silver Sneakers, Silver-N-Fit, Arthritis Foundation, Zumba, U-Jam, and Line Dancing. Shedeveloped a style of teaching through her private company, Wise Moves Dance.