MANIA® Presenters M-Z

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TRICIA MURPHY MADDEN

Tricia is a 29-year fitness industry veteran and the 2020 Fitness Leader of the Year for IDEA. As the National Education Director for Savvier Fitness, she oversees programming and the master trainer team of just over 100 fitness superstars. She is the co-creator of Barre Above, Co-Founder of Homeroom Fit and numerous other programs. She is the co-author and creator of a children’s book and fitness program called, The ABC’s of Exercise, sold worldwide. Additionally, Tricia sits on the IDEA Group Fitness Committee, presents at events all over the world and is a sought-after speaker outside the fitness industry as well.

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ROSIE MALAGHAN, MS, ERYT-200

Rosie Malaghan, MS, ERYT, 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 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, and holds several SCW certifications. Rosie currently serves on the Fitness Team at Active Aging Community at Trilogy Orlando.

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SHELDON MCBEE, MS

Sheldon McBee MS, is Director of Personal Training at Universal Athletic Club and Director of Education and Training for World of Dance Fitness. He is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with over 19 years of experience in health and fitness. He is an experienced international presenter, presenting at prominent industry conferences such as IHRSA, IDEA, Canfitpro, MACMA and SCW, lecturer, educator, business consultant, and fitness content developer. Sheldon has been featured in Club Business International Magazine and has presented on video for Les Mills and Beachbody. Sheldon is based out of Lititz, PA.

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BILL MCBRIDE

Bill is a health club industry veteran with over 25 years of experience managing all aspects of commercial, medical, residential and corporate fitness centers. He is the co-founder of Active Wellness, LLC and the owner of BMC3, a health club consultancy. Bill has served in advisory positions for prominent industry associations, including IHRSA, and was recently named one of the top 25 Consumer HealthTech Executives of 2020. He is actively engaged as an industry education author and speaker.

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KARLA MEDINA, MS

Karla is a passionate LatinaLatinawho has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. She is highly respected for her no-nonsense innovative approach to faith, fitness, business and life. Karla is the owner/master trainer of Sudor Taino ® Group Fitness and holds many local and national press, book publications and video production credits. Karla holds a master’s degree and many specialized certifications in the fitness, police, and business fields.

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JESSICA MOYER

Jessica Moyer is a heartfelt international speaker, coach and author of Triumph Through the Tears. Her passion and purpose to help women live fully through embracing their health (mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually) has led her to open a boutique wellness studio in Delaware. In addition, she is the owner of Purposeful Life & Wellness Coaching to help people find hope through loss and grief. As a certified Ziglar Legacy Coach, John Maxwell Coach/Trainer and ACE Personal Trainer, she has helped thousands of women transform their lives over the past fifteen years. She holds a B.S. in Personal Training and many wellness certifications. She is President of Cure SMA Delaware/SJ Chapter and is an advocate for many local charities.

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KEVIN MULLINS, CSCS

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 the best-selling Personal Training book – Day by Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint. The creator of SCW’s Functional Training Certification, Kevin leverages his 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.

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HEIDI NEAL

Heidi began her journey in group fitness instruction as a student at Temple University. Naturally a teacher at heart, she loves to see others succeed and will be your biggest cheerleader. Her love for teaching fitness has carried her across three states and countless gyms and studios over the past 10 years. Finding a community and contributing to building it up wherever she is planted has become her forte. Uniquely equipped with a Bachelors degree in Music Education, Heidi is passionate about creating music driven classes that create motivating and unforgettable experiences. She maintains specialty certifications through Les Mills, Balanced Body, and Savvier Fitness (Barre Above and Balletone) as well as AFAA Group Fitness Instructor and ACE Personal Training certifications.

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SAL PELLEGRINO, MS

Sal has been fortunate to be in the health and fitness industry since 1978 as a club owner and equipment supplier. He is known as a trusted advisor and creator of many deep business relationships & has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience with a keen eye for new industry trends. Sal is currently the Senior Strategic Account Manager for Precor fitness products. He has created an amazing reputation as an industry presenter, having spoken at the Gold’s Gym international convention, World Gym Convention and the JCC Association Professional Conference. Key presentation topics include: Industry Trends & Directions, Boomers versus Millennials – How to Get Gens to the Gym and Customer Service, Staff You are the Key. Sal was recently invited to join the executive board of the New York State Fitness Alliance.

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ALEXIS PERKINS

Alexis is the Founder of Chair One Fitness. She is passionate about fitness, media, and business. With these interests she became co-producer and instructor for Fuzion Fitness and Body By Alexis, coordinated the largest fitness event in Coastal VA, owned Body By Alexis studio, taught master classes internationally, and competed in the OCB Bodybuilding Competition.

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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.

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BILLY POLSON, CSCS

Billy Polson is a three-time fitness entrepreneur, an international presenter, and a consultant for pioneering trainers and boutique gym owners worldwide. In 2004, he founded DIAKADI Fitness, which was awarded San Francisco’s ‘Top Trainers/Gym’ for 14 years. His consulting company, The Business Movement, has assisted thousands of business owners with developing the confidence and momentum for achieving their ultimate brands.

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DIVA RICHARDS

Diva Richards is one of the top, most influential live coaches on the east coast with over 15 years experience within the entrepreneurship sector. As 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, Hard Work No Excuses fitness apparel line, 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.

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DR. DAN RITCHIE, MS, PhD

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.

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KELI ROBERTS

Keli Roberts was named IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year, awarded the SCW Best Female bosuPresenter title, and was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Keli leads the SCW Personal Trainer Certification, and the SCW Active Aging Certification and has starred in countless Educational Videos. She is an ACSM EP and a BOSU Elite instructor and a SCHWINN Senior Master Trainer.

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GIOVANNI ROSELLI

Giovanni was recently voted SCW Fitness’ 2020 August Live Stream MANIA® Best Male Presenter. As a highly sought-after personal trainer and group fitness instructor, he is also a Master Instructor for the Institute Of Motion and ViPR PRO. He has a lengthy history creating content for companies such as Nike, 24 Hour Fitness, and Equinox where he won the Educational Excellence by A Trainer Award and was nominated for Group Fitness Program of The Year. As a man of many talents, this former WWE Superstar has also professionally acted alongside some of the world’s top actors.

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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.

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JONATHAN ROSS

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 – and just may be the first Astro-Fitness-ist!

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ALAN ROTH, ESQ

Mr. Roth has more than 30 years of experience in the private equity sphere, specializing in Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) licensing, investment and compliance, fund formation, and corporate acquisitions. He regularly represents private equity sponsors in the pre-licensing and post-licensing stages of the SBIC licensing process. He is continually top ranked by Chambers USA in Corporate/M&A: Private Equity.

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RILEY SHAIA, MSPT

Riley Shaia is a certified group exercise instructor with the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She received a B.S. in Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia & went on to get her Masters in Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a Program Specialist for Tabata Bootcamp, Barre Above, One Day to Wellness, Fluid Strength, Balletone, and Extreme HIIT Chaos. Additionally, Riley is a content creator for the Barre Above program. Riley currently teaches group fitness at the Tuckahoe YMCA in Richmond, Virginia, where she loves teaching a variety of formats and spreading her love of group exercise to clients and fitness professionals.

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ROBERT SHERMAN

Robert Sherman is President of a personal training and consulting company. He has been a Master Instructor globally for Reebok, SPRI, Schwinn, Bosu, Beachbody, ActivMotion Bar and Total Gym. With 38 years in health and wellness, he is a much sought-after speaker, trainer and program consultant and served on the ACE Industry Advisory Panel. He holds a BS degree in business and is a Gold Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor by ACE, AFAA and ACSM.

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CHRIS STEVENSON, CSCS

Chris Stevenson holds a degree in Business Administration & Management, is the Owner of Be Military Fit Los Angeles and the founder of The Empower Group, a full-service consulting firm. Chris has over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry and is an international speaker who regularly presents at esteemed industry conferences such as IHRSA, Athletic Business, SCW MANIA, and IDEA.

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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.

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AMBER TOOLE

Amber Toole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health. Through educating, coaching, training, and teaching, Amber is passionate about spreading the truth about health and fitness. It is her life goal to share self-care, through safe and effective exercise, proper nutrition, stress management techniques, recovery and rest.

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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!

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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 T’ai 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).

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LUCRECIA VENOSTA

Lucrecia Venosta, better known as Luli Zumbera, is a native of Argentina. Her passion for Latin music led her to become part of several Latin dance groups in Cordoba, Argentina. Among them, the recognized “Comadreja” group. She moved to the United States in 2010 & became a Zumba® Instructor soon after. She is ACE and AFAA group exercise certified, an ACE senior fitness and sports nutrition instructor and ACE health coach. Lucrecia became a Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES™) for Zumba Gold® in 2013. Now, she teaches Zumba® Basic 1, Zumba® Basic 2, Zumba® Pro Skills, Zumba Gold® and Jump Start Gold trainings in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania in the United States and other countries.

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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.

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MAURICE WILLIAMS, MS, CSCS

Maurice has a 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.

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KELLY YOUNG

Kelly is the founder of Kelly’s Bootcamp & Inergy, both voted Best of Northern Virginia for indoor and outdoor training mentally. As a certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and with a Masters in Public Health, she most enjoys helping people make lifelong transformations. Kelly has a gift for bringing out the best in her clients and team, challenging them to push the limits of what they believe is possible.