PRESENTERS N-Z


EMILY NELSON

Emily is the co-owner/creator of HIGH Fitness LP, a group fitness format that’s quickly taking the fitness world by storm with its modernization of old school aerobics mixed with HIIT training. Emily began her fitness career 13 years ago in Canada and hasn’t looked back since, teaching every fitness format she can. She runs HIGH Fitness with co-owner Amber Zenith, and they travel North America certifying HIGH instructors and spreading their love of group fitness.

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JANI ROBERTS

Jani Roberts is the Founder & Creative Director of Alignment Essentials, a health, fitness & wellness company that helps participants redefine what they believe they are capable of achieving. Jani has over 35 years of experience in the industry. She specializes in health & wellness related services, products & preventative health education.She has presented nationally and internationally at IDEA, SCW, CAN FIT PRO, AAAI, and EMPOWER Events among many others. ACE, AFAA, NASM certified.


KELI ROBERTS

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.

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Dane Robinson

DANE ROBINSON

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 ROCKIT

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.

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Shannon Roentved

SHANNON ROENTVED

Shannon Roentved is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Adjunct Professor for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s department of Physical Education and owner of Live Life Fit, LLC. In her role as a fitness professional, she focuses on making fitness an integral part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. As a POUND Master Pro, Shannon looks forward to connecting with people of all fitness backgrounds in hopes that POUND will inspire and motivate them as it does for her.

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JONATHAN ROSS

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! AionFitness.com and Funtensity.com.


ANTHONY “ANTBOOGIE” RUE II

ANTHONY “ANTBOOGIE” RUE II

‘AntBoogie’ was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. While excelling in classically trained dance, his mom exposed him to funk, soul, and the rise of Hip-Hop music. His credits include: collaborations with Madonna, Jay-Z , P.Diddy, Omarion, Alicia Keys, Mario, 3LW , and Ryan Leslie. Movie credits include: Honey, Dream Girls, Walk Hard, and Notorious B.I.G. In 2012 he launched Urban Dance League (UDL), a professional sports league of organized street-dance competitions and showcases.


JAVIER SANTIN

JAVIER SANTIN

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.

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JEFFREY SCOTT

Jeffrey is an International Fitness Presenter, Schwinn Lead Master Trainer, Reebok Master Trainer, and Area Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs. With more than 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, Jeffrey has conducted training workshops in over 15 countries around the world and is recognized as a top fitness educator, instructor and personal trainer who is known for his creative choreography and motivational teaching.

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Jacquese Silvas

JACQUESE SILVAS

Jacquese Silvas, MA Education, BS Business Management, AFAA PT & Group Fitness Instructor. Jacquese has been in the fitness industry for 25 years. She owns JACS Figure On Fit fitness club in Mesa, AZ. Jacquese is a Master Trainer for MASHUP®, Tabata Bootcamp™ and Fluid Strength™ and is certified in P90X, Barre Above, Pound, PiYO and Core de Force. She features digital workouts on the MASHUP® and Smash Bod fitness apps. Jacquese also performs speaking engagements at schools, colleges and corporate organizations.

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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.

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JEN KEENAN-STRYSKA

JEN KEENAN-STRYSKA

Jen is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, core specialist, inventor of TURF ON THE GO and co-creator of the exciting new classes, HIIT THE TURF. Jen’s instruction puts the focus on maximum burn, with lightest impact , HIIT THE TURF was created to provide this workout anywhere a yoga mat fits! Her love of fitness developed after losing 80lbs, her passion for fitness is CONTAGIOUS, she cannot wait to meet you SCW Mania!

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Karli Taylor

KARLI TAYLOR

Karli is the co-owner and creator of Barre Flow and has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. After wearing nearly every hat in the field, she has risen the barre yet again! By combining her background in corrective exercise with her more recent passion for vinyasa yoga, she created a program that filled a need within the growing barre fitness movement – Barre Flow!

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DORIS THEWS

Doris Thews is an International award winning Fitness Educator who leads several fitness brands. She is Vice President of Group Fitness, Team Training and Innovation for VASA Fitness. Senior Master Trainer and Global Mentor for Schwinn and is on the International Development Master Trainer team for BOSU. Doris consults several leading brands on business and program development, in addition to presenting and lecturing internationally. She is known for her motivation and athletic coaching style. Power Music Advisory Board Member and RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador.

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ERIC THOMSON

ERIC THOMSON

Eric is an energetic and charismatic fitness instructor and personal trainer recognized for his motivational coaching and results driven programming. As Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness and SCHWINN® Indoor Cycling, Eric has also presented at EMPOWER! and Life Time Fitness’ signature programming. He co-owns Avenger Fitness and teaches for EQUINOX, is certified by NASM and ACE and can be seen in projects with Beachbody, Spartan Strong, and AFAA.

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Louis Van Amstel

LOUIS VAN AMSTEL

Louis is a three-time World Latin Dance Champion who is best known as a nine-season, crowd favorite Pro on the ABC hit TV show Dancing with the Stars. An Emmy-nominated choreographer, Louis regularly works for So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars. He presents internationally as CEO of LaBlast® Fitness sharing his passion for dance and mission to get people moving through LaBlast® Fitness and LaBlast® Splash.

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MANUEL VELAZQUEZ

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).

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CONNIE WARASILA

CONNIE WARASILA

Connie is the choreographer for WATERinMOTION®, a faculty member with SCW Fitness Education, and is certified by ACE, AEA, AFAA, Yoga Fit, Schwinn, Reebok Cycle, and Moms in Motion. She has been awarded the Aquatic Exercise Association’s Fitness Professional of the Year award and is a published author in various trade publications. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in the U.S. and abroad and is presently teaching in Northern Virginia. She has traveled around the world presenting new and creative workshops to make fitness more accessible, professional, and fun.


AMBER ZENITH

Amber is the co-owner/creator of HIGH Fitness LP, a group fitness format that’s taking the fitness world by storm with its modernization of old school aerobics mixed with HIIT training. Amber’s passion for fitness began watching her mom do aerobics. This led to a successful career in fitness and the creation of HIGH Fitness. Amber runs HIGH Fitness with co-owner Emily Nelson, and they travel North America certifying HIGH instructors and spreading their love of group fitness.

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