MANIA® Presenters A-L



Frank is Founder & Chief Coaching Officer of Club Coach Services, a boutique domestic and international consulting practice specializing in professional development, immersion coaching & facilitating executive leadership retreats. A Chair for REX Roundtables, Frank also volunteers for IHRSA’s Headlight Committees, is former president of MACMA, and a featured presenter for the SCW Business Summit, IHRSA, Club Industry, and NEHRSA, with a BS in Kinesiology an MS in Health & Fitness Management. He was also a TEDx RVA speaker.


Abbie Appel is the owner and CEO of Abbiefit Consulting, Appel Programming Solutions and the Program Director at Fitspace Studios. As an award-winning fitness educator, Abbie develops and delivers programs for Power Systems, Schwinn Cycling, and many other organizations. She created the SCW Pilates and SCW Barre Certifications and received SCW’s “Best Presenter” award. Abbie has produced and starred in over 30 fitness videos and contributes to fitness publications such as Self, Shape, and Prevention.


With over 15 years in the fitness industry, Pattie Bostick-Winn has taught multiple fitness formats around the world and has taught dance locally at her own studio and Muhlenberg College. Her passion lies in helping others realize their full potential and finding grace and beauty in all areas of physical fitness. She enjoys engaging people in workouts that they’ve never experienced before, and is inspired by helping others achieve what they never thought possible. She is a dance studio owner, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, dance instructor and her overall goal is to help people to live healthier lives.



Kelly is a Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES) since 2009. She holds degrees in Exercise and Sports Science (Health and Physical Education) and a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration. Kelly has presented in over 36 countries. She is in several Zumba DVD’s, including being featured in Aqua Zumba Vol. 6. Kelly holds a variety of certifications in many areas of fitness, and is a continuing education provider for SCW, AEA, AAAI/ISMA, AFAA & ACE.



Mac is a 25-year old Fitness Professional from New Bedford, MA. He has been in Fitness for 7 years with over 18+ years of dance experience. He has been featured in Instructor choreography releases for POP Pilates and WATERinMOTION®. Currently, he is a Master Trainer for several programs and a Champion for WATERinMOTION®. He hopes to spread his sparkle and enthusiasm to help make fitness achievable, accessible, and attainable for all!


Ms. Clark is the new CEO of IHRSA, The Global Health & Fitness Association, which is a not-for-profit trade association representing the global fitness industry of over 200,000 health and fitness facilities and their suppliers. IHRSA maintains a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical for peak health and to fight the battle against obesity and chronic lifestyle disease.Liz holds a Master’s Degree in International Commerce and Policy and is the first female chief executive in the association’s 40-year history.


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.


Christine is an international fitness educator, speaker, and course author. She is a medical fitness and arthritis fitness specialist who has spent almost two decades researching and studying alongside leading doctors, exercise scientists, and nutritionists to prevent and battle disease through healthy lifestyles. She serves on the MedFIT Network advisory board and is an avid podcaster as well as the creator of FallPROOF Fall Prevention and Let’s FACE It Together Facial Exercise & Rehabilitation. Christine’s signature book, SPLIT-SECOND COURAGE, which delves into powerful stories and mindsets of real-life superheroes, will be released in January 2022.



Megan is a seasoned fitness pro with 25 plus years of experience as an instructor, group fitness manager, fitness manager, and wellness director in the health and fitness industry. A Maryland Distinguished Scholar In the Arts (in dance), she has taught various forms of dance and fitness ranging from toning, barre, aqua, Zumba, mat Pilates, arthritis, and more. Megan has a master’s degree in counseling and is completing a master’s in industrial organizational psychology. She is certified by the Aerobics & Fitness Association of American (AFAA), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and Aquatics Exercise Association (AEA).


Joshua Craddock has worked in fitness and wellness full-time since graduating with degrees in Exercise Science and Sport Studies from Towson University. He has extensive experience in strength and conditioning for young athletes, personal and small group training, exercise prescription and program design, delivering seminars and workshops, and managing fitness facilities. Joshua is also a martial arts and boxing instructor, yoga, qigong, and meditation instructor, and running coach.


Bailey DeVries is the Associate Administrator in the Office of Investment & Innovation for the SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration). Having received her Master’s Degree from Northwestern University and her Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University, Ms. DeVries comes to us as an expert in small business and a strong advocate for health and wellness. She is also an active supporter of Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), an organization that provides an intimate forum for female investment professionals to network, share ideas, explore potential opportunities to work together and generally increase the profile of women leaders in our industry.



Sohailla Digsby is a registered dietitian, author, and the developer of the life-changing 52-day Best Body Countdown program for gyms to use to provide the missing piece of the fitness puzzle: nutrition with accountability. With over 20 years of experience as a fitness pro and RD, Sohailla provides nutrition coaching, and runs an online membership-based group that’s not just about the weight you lose, but the life you gain! She has authored three books to help fitness professionals guide their clients to their goals and maintain their Best Bodies.



MaryBeth is a highly respected, global fitness industry leader with over 30 years experience in group exercise programming. She is a Senior Fitness Specialist, a former National Trainer with the SilverSneakers Fitness Program for over 20 years, was honored by AEA as a Global Aquatic Fitness Professional of the Year & has advanced training in older adult exercise. MaryBeth is an R.Y.T. and the co-creator of YOQUA(tm). As a skilled health and wellness professional, she inspires others to commit to long-term health and fitness goals.



Heather holds multiple certifications in group exercise and has been teaching, training, and presenting for over 25 years. She holds a BS in Kinesiology, and she is a former Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader. Heather is the owner of her wellness business, Sweat Like A Girl. With her fun, quirky and passionate energy, she successfully trains virtually and in person. Heather is also a 5-year contributing partner with Burnalong, a unique online health, and wellness platform.



Ann Gilbert is an owner of two Shapes Fitness for Women franchises and a sold-out International Presenter and is featured regularly in publications and on local TV. She is an SCW Faculty member leading a variety of certifications and is the Co-Founder and Choreographer for the innovative S.E.A.T. Chair Program, (Seated Exercise for Ageless Training). A WATERinMOTION Master Trainer, Ann was awarded the ACE/IHRSA Personal Trainer of the Year award.



Joe Harrison is the chief operating officer and partner in 12 Golds Gym locations located in VA & WI. He is currently the Vice President of the Golds Gym franchise association and sits on numerous committees helping to guide the brand. Joe is well known for his strategic planning and influence on entrepreneurs of all levels.

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A passionate and skillful industry leader, Demetreous has developed teacher training programs in 16 countries while based in Germany for eight years. He is a professor in southern California, teaching health science and business communications. He holds a master’s degree in Health Care and a P.T. certification by the Cooper Institute. Demetreous is Pilates trained by Body Arts and Sciences International, is a fitness expert and former dancer on MTV Europe for Memphis Soul.



Jeff Howard is an international fitness presenter, SCW Faculty Member, and successful entrepreneur. As a highly-sought fitness consultant, Jeff has traveled extensively, living abroad to elevate fitness standards for Virgin Active in South Africa and Puerto Rico where he founded the Golden Door Spa, as well as managing facilities in the U.S., such as 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 franchise in Salt Lake City. During the pandemic, Jeff launched “Jeff Howard’s Athlete’s Club”, a successful fitness streaming channel, as well as “Jeff Howard Fitness”, a fitness studio in Louisville, KY. Passionate about education and inspiring fitness professionals to reach their fullest potential, he has spent the last decade as a premier educator at industry conventions, including IDEA World, and a proud, long-standing SCW Faculty Member leading the GX Certification and Aqua Certification.



Sara, CEO of SCW Fitness Education and WATERinMOTION®, is a visionary leader that 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 trail-blazer. 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 on the Women in Fitness Association Board of Directors and is a proud inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Sara currently serves on IHRSA’s Headlight Committees for Facility Standards and has left an indelible mark on the fitness industry as a whole.



Cheri Kulp has been a certified fitness professional for over 3 decades. She holds a degree in Special Education and is the Co-Founder of the successful WATERinMOTION® aqua dumbbell program, WATERinMOTION® Strength. Cheri is the Aquatics Director of New Mexico’s Sport & Wellness, a marathoner, triathlete and winner of two national bodybuilding competitions. Cheri has starred in over 30 FitPro videos and shares her vast experience by presenting at SCW MANIA® conferences nationwide.



Melissa is a Kinesiology Department Faculty Member at the University of North Georgia. She has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Melissa is the author of WATER EXERCISE (Human Kinetics 2015), a member of the SCW educational faculty and has authored the SCW Nutrition Coaching for Fitness Professionals Certification, the SCW Nutrition, Hormones & Metabolism Certification, and contributed to the SCW Active Aging Certification.



Alec Lowell is a Chef Nutritionist with a solid knowledge of holistic cooking and nutrition. Alec holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Culinary Nutrition, specializing in Athletic Performance Cuisine and Medical Nutrition Therapy along with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Food Science. and Management. He is a Certified Nutrition Specialist and currently works as a Director of Nutritional Counseling and Meal Planning at several Gold’s Gyms and runs a fully customizable meal preparation service that delivers high-quality meal prep to several communities in Northern Virginia.



Celebrating 30 Years in the Fitness Business, award-winning entrepreneur, lecturer, trainer and industry spokesperson, Dr. Jeremy Lowell became active in the business of fitness in 1991 and currently is still an active owner and CEO of his clubs. He specializes in topics of the fitness business, anatomy, as well as yoga. In addition to his fitness acumen, he is an E-RYT 500 and is the co-owner of Drishti Beats: a yoga education and music company.



Club owner, industry award-winning Lori Lowell has been servicing the fitness industry since 1987. Owning clubs since 1995, she is an experienced and esteemed speaker on topics from group fitness/yoga to club operations. In addition to club ownership, she is an E-RYT 500 and the co-owner of Drishti Beats: a yoga education and music company. She thrives in staff/student development and has a strong business acumen.