Abbie Appel is a recreational therapist and the owner of AbbieFit Consulting. As fitness education specialist she collaborates with organizations including YMCA, Crunch, and Equinox. She is an author and program developer who created the SCW Pilates and SCW Barre Education Certification and contributed to the ACSM Group Exercise Manual and Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certification Manual. Abbie is an acclaimed presenter for ACSM, IDEA, IHRSA and SCW, among others. She delivers fitness education for world-class brands including Nautilus, Schwinn and TRX. Abbie was awarded SCW Fitness Presenter of the Year.
Aaron Aslakson is the Director of Fitness Centers for Walker Methodist in Minneapolis, MN, a position he has held since 2009. In this role, he provides support to 11 fitness centers dedicated to older adult fitness, including location design, staff development, and program development. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor in the Kinesiology and Health Sciences department for Concordia University St. Paul.
Leslee Bender is an IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, FAFS, NASM, ACSM, and ACE certified. She is the Director of Ageless Training Academy, an International presenter and speaker, and the creator of the Bender Ball method of safe core training.
Christine is an international fitness educator, speaker, course author, Arthritis and Orthopedic Fitness Specialist, and creator of SCW Chronic Disease & Fitness Specialist Certification and the SCW Fall Prevention Certification. She has worked for over 20 years in the medical fitness industry helping to prevent and battle disease through healthy lifestyles. Christine serves on the MedFIT Network education advisory board, she 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 best-selling book, SPLIT-SECOND COURAGE, was released in January 2022.