Abbie Appel

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.

Aaron Aslakson

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.

Dr. Gregory Charlop, MD

Featured on ABC, CBS, and FOX, Dr. Gregory Charlop is one of the leading experts in health & wellness. He is a physician, author, and anti-aging coach for retired athletes and middle-aged professionals.
He is the author of Why Doctors Skip Breakfast: Wellness Tips to Reverse Aging, Treat Depression, and Get a Good Night’s Sleep.

Christine Conti

Christine is an international fitness presenter, educator, and speaker. She is CEO of Conti Fitness LLC., has over 20 years in the industry, and created Let’s FACE It Together ™, facial exercise and rehabilitation. She co-hosts Two Fit Crazies & a Microphone Podcast, and co-founded TFC Productions. Post-2 rounds of
chemo for an autoimmune diagnosis, Christine completed 36 marathons, 2 tris, and 2 IRONMANS. Christine is an active member of the Women In Fitness Assoc., MedFit Network, and PFP.

Jane Curth

Jane is a former college professor and has been an ACE personal trainer in the fitness industry for decades. Her passion for fitness and education drove her to co-found FitFixNow in 2016, a 100% online platform for continuing education. She also serves as program coordinator for senior wellness with Uniper Care and is a consultant for Silver Sneakers. Jane aims to always present quality information that will change lives and motivate people to succeed.

Cammy Dennis

Cammy Dennis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and fitness certifications from ACE, AFAA, FAI and AEA and is a master trainer for NAFC. Cammy is currently the Fitness Director for On Top of the World Communities, a 55-plus active aging adult community, as well as The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa. Cammy is a presenter for the International Council on Active Aging, SCW Fitness Education and recipient of the 2019 National Association of Home Builders 55+ Lifestyle Director Silver award.

Ann Gilbert

Ann Gilbert is a highly accomplished Fitness Professional with over 35 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She is the owner and operator of two Shapes Fitness for Women franchises, overseeing the operations of 50 Group Fitness Professionals, 25 Certified Personal Trainers and coordinating fee-based personal training programs for aging and mature populations. Ann has received recognition for her outstanding achievements and continued contributions to the industry, including being awarded ACE/IHRSA Personal Trainer of the Year in 2001 and has presented at a variety of industry events such as Club Industry, SCW MANIA®, IAFC and IHRSA since 2002. Ann is an SCW Faculty Member and an International Master Trainer for WATERinMOTION.

Sharlyn Green

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

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.

Jeff Howard

Jeff Howard is a world-renowned fitness presenter and the Promotional Director of Fitness for Baptist Health and Milestone Wellness Center. As a celebrity trainer, he was a pioneer instructor at the Golden Door Spa, starred in numerous fitness videos, educated fitness professionals at conventions worldwide for more than a decade, and has appeared on several national TV shows. As a Group Fitness Director, Jeff has managed award-winning fitness programs from Equinox in Chicago to Virgin Active in South Africa. He is currently a member of SCW Fitness Education Faculty, as well as the health and fitness columnist for The Voice Tribune. Jeff can be seen every Monday on Great Day Live in his segment “Motivational Monday” giving fitness tips and advice.

Sara Kooperman, JD

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 Kozacek

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.

Robert Linkul

Robert Linkul is the owner of (TOA) and the Be STRONGER Fitness Online Training Bunker. Robert is an internationally known presenter featured for his teachings on resistance training strategies for the Older Adult and those with physical limitations and/or a decreased quality of life. Linkul has his master’s degree in sports science with an emphasis in personal training, is the NSCA’s 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner and a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee.

Renae McCloud

Renae grew up a competitive athlete and is currently the owner of McCloud Fitness on Bainbridge Island and a national fitness educator and senior master instructor for TRX Training. She is a high-energy trainer with more than 35 years in the fitness industry, bringing humor and her years of experience and knowledge to her workshops. Renae is passionate about the fitness industry and enjoys the opportunity to teach, coach, and mentor trainers to grow and develop in their business. She currently works with active seniors training for obstacle course racing, mountain biking, trail running, and hiking in the Olympic Mountains.

Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS

Irene is adjunct faculty at University of North Georgia, a virtual CEC provider and fitness coach, and the author of The HIIT Advantage for Women, and A Women’s Guide to Muscle & Strength (Human Kinetics). Irene has been part of the SCW faculty for over a decade. The 2018 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a veteran Master Trainer, and Subject Matter Expert for SCW Fitness, ACE, NASM, AFAA & ISSA, Irene is a Ryka Brand Ambassador.

Andrea Metcalf

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, 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.

Elizabeth Mooney

Country Fusion® creator, Elizabeth Mooney, has been a dancer since the age of 2 and has taught fitness for over 10 years. Past experiences include directing her own off-Broadway show, owning a dance studio in NYC, and involvement with America’s Got Talent Season 6, and Mercedes Benz fashion week. Elizabeth’s personal achievements include being a finalist in the Miss Italia competition, Elite Model Management competition, Bikini USA, and Miss Hawaiian Tropic. As an accomplished actress, dancer, choreographer, and model, Ms. Mooney has appeared in many television roles including HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and roles on USA’s “Royal Pains”. Her most recent film and television appearances have been as a featured dancer on the Stars network show “Power” and in a feature film called Inside Game. Certifications include AFAA Personal Trainer, Pole Dance, Barre Assets, and training in BOSU and Bootcamp.

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 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 to every event.

Alexis Perkins

Alexis is the Founder of Chair One Fitness. She is passionate about fitness, media, and business. With these intertest 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.

Jessica Pinkowski

Jessica is the Fitness Supervisor for On Top of the World Communities, and The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa. Jessica has been a fitness professional for over 25 years and holds certifications from ACE, AFAA, FAI and AEA, and she is a certified Posture Specialist with the National Posture Institute. Jessica is a presenter for the International Council on Active Aging and SCW Fitness Education.

Keli Roberts

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 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 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

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.

Tricia Silverman, RD, LDN, MBA

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 Spreen-Glick

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 Thomas

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.

Patricia VanGalen

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.

Connie Warasila

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 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.