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.
Andrea is the owner and CEO of BeatBoss™ Indoor Biking & Consulting with over 30 years of industry experience. Combining her long-standing expertise in group fitness, indoor cycling, and personal training, Andrea created the revolutionary BeatBoss™ Methodology. Passionate about innovation and creativity, she loves to positively share her insights with those learning from her. She holds multiple industry certifications, including NASM Personal Trainer, with specialty focuses in STOTT Pilates, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, the study of fascia and movement, and active aging.
Elly holds a BS and fitness certifications from ACE, NASM, Arthritis Foundation, and Exercise is Medicine. As founder, creator and CEO of ArcaRays, she developed safe products to enhance core balance and fall risk reduction, creating a key solution to aging well. Elly brings her years of experience and an enthusiastic passion to help older adults stay fit, active and independent.
Christine Conti is an international fitness educator, consultant, and CEO of Conti Fitness & Wellness, LLC. She is a former investment banker, English teacher, coach, and 20-year veteran in the industry. Christine co-hosts Two Fit Crazies & A Microphone Podcast and owns TFC Productions. She is the author of the Arthritis Fitness Specialist Course, co-author of the Eating Disorder Fitness Course, and serves on the advisory board for the MedFit Education Foundation. Christine is the creator of Let’s FACE It Together™ Facial Exercise and Rehabilitation and co-founder of FallPROOF, Fall Prevention. She is also an autoimmune disease fighter, ultra endurance athlete and 2x IRONMAN.
At LifeDNA, I have used genetics and genetic reports to help provide highly targeted solutions and actionable recommendations to people looking to optimize their health and wellness. In working directly with nutritionists, personal trainers, and holistic practitioners, I have brought DNA-powered insights to tens of thousands of people across the US and Canada.
MaryBeth is a highly respected, global fitness industry leader with over 30 years experience in group exercise programming. She is a Senior Fitness Specialist and a former National Trainer with the SilverSneakers Fitness Program with advanced training in older adult exercise. MaryBeth is a R.Y.T. and the co-creator of YOQUAtm. As a skilled health and wellness professional, she inspires others to commit to long-term health and fitness goals.
Gretchen Gegg, M.Ed. is a highly experienced fitness instructor, educator and presenter. Her experience with various populations, and their need for more than just fitness, led her to create The MiMo Method(™). This virtual wellness platform supports clients as they learn to re-frame their thoughts around food, activity and body image. As 2020 brought along changes in the fitness industry, her business expanded to include a Virtual Yoga Studio and On-Demand fitness.
Ann Gilbert is an owner of two Shapes Fitness for Women franchises. She oversees the operations of as many as 15 certified Personal Trainers, 30 Group Fitness professionals, and coordinates fee-based group personal training programs. Ann promotes the popular Aging Fit series and is the choreographer for S.E.A.T., an innovative chair fitness program. She was awarded ACE / IHRSA Personal Trainer of the Year in 2001 and has been a popular speaker at Club Industry, SCW MANIA, IAFC and IHRSA Conventions since 2002. Ann writes for Fitness magazines and can be seen on local TV.
Sharlyn Green is the founder of Core Connection and a National Trainer for the SilverSneakers program. With over 15 years of experience in the health & fitness industry, she has devoted her time to developing and implementing programs for continuing care communities, as well as providing continuing education for ACE, AFAA, ACSM, NASM, and AEA. Sharlyn holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in management. She is also a Corrective Exercise Specialist certified through NASM, an E-RYT 200/YACEP, and an IIN Health Coach.
Maureen (Mo) Hagan is chief operating officer for Canfitpro – Canada’s leading fitness authority. She is a global fitness ambassador and has been recognized for her work in fitness that spans over three decades. Mo is one of Canada’s 2020 Top 10 power women, a #1 best-selling author, member of the Board of Directors for Prescription to Get Active, and a Reebok sponsored athlete.
Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, is a nationally recognized neurofascial science & research educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascia Research Society. She’s the founder and creator of The MELT Method, a simple self-care technique that addresses the missing link to pain-free living – hydrated, supple fascia and a stable, balanced nervous system. She’s authored two bestselling books, and is the CEO of Longevity Fitness Inc., an online consumer and professional education business.
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.
Cindy has “trained the trainer” as an education provider and presenter for fitness professionals since 1995. She is well known for her work in developing class programming for the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, and has filmed older adult fitness content for instructor training, consumer fitness video, while also leading live instructor training workshops nationwide. Cindy holds a Group Fitness Instructor Certification from ACE, and Primary Group Exercise Certification from AFAA.
Cheri Kulp has been a certified instructor for over 30 years. She holds a degree in special education and has previously taught for 18 years. Cheri has been a WATERinMOTION® champion for a decade and is the choreographer for the new aqua dumbbell program, WATERinMOTION® Strength. Her areas of expertise include presenting at SCW MANIA® conferences for 4 years, personal trainer, ARC lifeguard, swim instructor and Les Mills instructor. She has appeared in over 25 videos.
Robert is the Senior Director & Senior Master Presenter of BeatBoss™ Indoor Biking & Consulting.Robert’s love of movement and fitness began young. After studying dance at The University of Minnesota, he danced professionally for many years. A few years after his dance career was paused, Robert lost weight, got healthier and discovered BeatBoss™. The BeatBoss™ Methodology was revolutionary for him in many ways (including his cycling classes) and he now passes this knowledge on to others; his passion is infectious! In addition, Robert holds Group Exercise and Personal Trainer Certifications through ACE.
Robert Linkul is the owner of TOA (TrainingTheOlderAdult.com) a personal training studio and online continued education provider for fitness professionals in Shingle Springs, California. Robert is an internationally known continued education provider for fitness professionals with his area of expertise being in resistance training strategies for the Older Adult with physical limitations and/or decreased quality of life. Linkul has his master’s degree in personal training, is the NSCAs 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner and a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee.
Pete McCall is the host of the All About Fitness podcast, author of several articles, textbook chapters and the books Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process and Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple. In addition, Pete holds an MS in exercise science and has been educating fitness professionals since 2002. Pete currently lives in Carlsbad, CA where he is a consultant for Core Health & Fitness, ACE, NASM and a coach for the Coastal Dragons Rugby club.
Margot McKinnon, M.Ed., NCPT, is founder and CEO of Body Harmonics Inc., a full-service health and fitness company dedicated to helping people teach well, move well and be well— in person and online. She is the creator of a respected Pilates & Movement teacher training program, 55-plus continuing education courses, hundreds of streaming videos, and is a published author. Science-driven content, adult education practices, and a passion for making movement a multisensory, engaging an empowering experience underpin Margot’s approach.
Andrea Metcalf is a best-selling author and celebrity fitness expert with over 35 years of experience in the fitness industry. With hundreds of media appearances including NBC Today and Oprah.com, Andrea brings her passion for helping others achieve peak performance to the FLX Team. She is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, founder of StudiosFUSE and owner of Hang 5 Fitness in Chicago.
Kim is the CEO of the Garcia Institute of Modern Excellence and the Wholota Wellness Company. With 20+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry, she is a specialist in motivating individuals to become their best self. She holds nine national certifications and is a level 3 NeuroKinetic Practitioner, Egoscue Posture Specialist, and Holistic Health Coach. Her educational programs have helped thousands improve their health across the world and her goal is to inspire individuals to ValueSelf™.
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.
Keli Roberts has been recognized for many prestigious awards in the fitness industry. In 2003, she was named the IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the year. In 2005, Keli was awarded the Best Female Presenter and in 2008 she received the Lifetime Achievement OBOW award and in 2007 she was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Additionally, in 2012 Keli was also honored as Presenter of the Year in the USA and was recognized in 2016 with the Inspiration Award for Empower! Conventions. Keli is an ACSM EP and holds certifications through ACE as a GFI, HC and CPT. Moreover, Keli is an SCW Faculty Member, a BOSU Elite instructor and a Schwinn Senior Master Trainer and an Ambassador for Ryka athletic wear.
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 both 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.
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.
Robert Sherman has been named one of the top 100 fitness trainers in America by Men’s Journal and Allure Magazine He was also selected by the Washington Post as a best fitness instructor in the Washington D.C. area and recognized as a top local “Power Trainer” by Capitol File Magazine. Robert inspires and his compassion and knowledge lead to success.
Tricia is a registered dietitian, fitness instructor, and wellness coach. She is an international virtual and live presenter, and the author of the award-winning international Amazon Bestseller, Healthy Dividends: Investments in Nutrition, Movement, and Healthy Habits that Pay Off. She developed and leads the SCW Nutrition for Active Aging Certification. Tricia teaches Nutrition Entrepreneurship and Healthy Aging for Northeastern University, and serves as the Faculty Lead, where she helps oversee the Applied Nutrition Program and the Certificate in Integrative Health and Wellness.
Kimberly has over 25 years of experience teaching and presenting on fitness and yoga, as well as professional and personal development. She served as the senior director of group fitness at LifeTime for over 10 years and is an IDEA Program Director of the Year award recipient. Her primary focus is helping fitness professionals bridge the gap between physical fitness and complete well-being so they can live their own best lives while being Difference Makers for others.
Donna, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has worn many hats in the fitness and wellness industry. No matter what the role, Donna is known as a straight-talker with a wicked sense of humor. Donna recently completed her MS in Psychology, followed her lifelong dream of stepping fully into the life coaching space, which gave birth to Joyful Rebel Coaching, LLC.
Amber is passionate about spreading the truth about health and fitness. It is her life goal to share how self-care, through safe and effective exercise, proper nutrition, stress management techniques, recovery and rest, can lead to a better life through overall wellness. She loves to watch people break through their beliefs to reach their toughest goals and make amazing transformations along the way.
Pat brings 40+years of experience across the movement disciplines, from training-teaching-coaching, lecturing, writing, and conducting workshops and certification courses in the U.S.and abroad, to corporate/industrial health promotion, injury risk-reduction and fitness programming, rehabilitation, physical education and sport coaching, all of which fueled her mission of changing the way and the pace at which we age, and most importantly, our mindset towards aging. Pat’s rehab-to-performance experience and ‘down-to-earth’ demeanor make her a dynamic, informative and very provocative speaker.
Manuel Velazquez exudes versatility as a Global wellness and continuing education provider, author and mind & body master trainer. Manuel is a proud WaterInMotion® Platinum program designer, National Trainer and SCW Fitness Education Faculty Presenter. With over two decades of experience in the Spa-hospitality and fitness industry, Manuel has been recognized as “All Around International Presenter of the Year” presenting at fitness conferences worldwide. Forming part of the continuing education faculty of ACE, AFAA, ACSM, SCW-EDU, AEA, FG2000 and WaterInMotion® Manuel is also a RYT-200 Yoga certified instructor and stars in the AFAA online bilingual “Sunrise Yoga,” “Yo-Chi®” and “Cream Rises®” programs. A former Lead Instructor for the prestigious Golden Door Spa in Puerto Rico he is now a head instructor at Rancho La Puerta Resort & Spa in Tecate, Mexico (outside of San Diego).
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.
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.