|Abbie Appel is the owner of APS Appel Programming Solutions and AbbieFit Consulting. As an award-winning fitness educator and group fitness programming expert, Abbie develops and delivers programs for Schwinn Cycling, TRX Training and many other organizations. She developed the SCW Pilates and SCW Barre Certifications and has produced and starred in over 50 fitness videos. Abbie contributes to fitness publications such as Self, Shape, Prevention and IDEA Journal and is certified by ACE, AFAA and NASM.|
|Dianne Bailey CSCS, Functional Aging Specialist, Tai Chi instructor and fourth-degree black belt is the founder and co-owner of The Conditioning Classroom, a private personal training studio in Denver, Colorado that has served the mature population since 2006. She is dedicated to bringing Tai Chi to the everyday person. Her online offerings at taichisystem.com include videos to learn Tai Chi and a full certification to become a Tai Chi instructor.|
|Jeannie Brown Johnson (“Aquagirl J”) is an internationally known, 2018 GLOBAL AWARD WINNING, certified Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA) fitness professional, national continuing education provider with Triple Delight Aquatics and regional trainer with LG Total Fitness. Jeannie’s also an ACQUAPOLE master trainer, HYDRORIDER, HYDRO BOARD and SAF AQUA DRUMS VIBES instructor, and 10 time, international AEA presenter and volunteer. 2019 DCAC and 2018/2019 Fit Rendezvous Presenter, plus, CPR/AED, Lifeguard and WSI training with the Red Cross are also on her list of credits.|
|Medora Cesarano began teaching dance fitness over 25 years ago out of her love for dancing, coaching and choreographing. She has worked with numerous high schools, colleges and professional teams including her time as an NBA cheerleader with the Portland Trailblazers and the WNBA hip hop squad. Medora branded “Dance Club” as a high energy, easy to follow dance fitness format and has spread her infectious enthusiasm for dance fitness across the country and internationally including teaching in Luxembourg, Germany and Italy. Medora is a former Lululemon Ambassador and a Presenter at the IDEA World Convention in 2014 and 2020.|
|Cat De Haven has been teaching Pilates and group fitness for over a decade. In addition to holding the title of Barre Above® Master Trainer, Cat is also a Master Trainer with the Pilates ProWorks brand. She has completed the 800 hour Romana’s Pilates Certification and several other specialty formats/programs, including Schwinn® Indoor Cycling, Trigger Point® Level 1 foam rolling and TRX. Cat lives her passion by creating unique workouts for all body types and fitness levels. She attributes her concise cuing style to her dual degrees in Communications and English Literature.|
|Kat Dowrey has been teaching group exercise for many years and is certified a multitude of formats. Her experience and disposition brings dynamic energy and positivity to every class. It is a winning formula as her dance classes tend to be popular and people leave with a smile on their face. As well as teaching weekly classes, she works full-time and is a national trainer for the Mixxed Fit. Kat’s passion is empowering people to discover a higher level of fitness, happiness, and inner strength. She believes in the magic that comes from an awesome group fitness experience!|
|Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, FIT4MOM and BOSU® as a fitness business and programming consultant. An experienced educator, freelance writer, and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable serves on the ACE Board of Directors and is the co-founder of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud-based group fitness management tool.|
|Sara Fisher is a certified Integrative Movement Specialist and ACE-certified Personal Trainer. She co-authored the book What Lies Beneath: the Under-realized Effects of Breast, Abdominal, & Pelvic Surgeries: How They Affect You; & What You Can Do About It. The Wellness Approach for Women, co-created by Sara Fisher & Jenice Mattek, is designed to help educate post-surgical women and men how to move beyond the pain and compensations caused by surgery, through a powerful combination of manual therapy, corrective exercise, and functional movement patterns. In addition to their private practice, Sara and Jenice travel around the world, educating and empowering health and fitness professionals about how to use manual therapy, exercise, and education to improve function in individuals who have had surgery.|
|Colleen Freese developed a deep-rooted love for group fitness over 10 years ago as a student, and knew that she had found her calling as an instructor when she certified in her first specialty format. Since then, Colleen has added her ACE GroupX Certification, as well as HIGH Fitness and Balletone, and is a Master Trainer for Barre Above and Extreme HIIT Chaos. When Colleen isn’t teaching classes, she and her husband love spending time with their two young sons, hiking, being outside (when it’s not raining), cooking, being with family, and exploring their home state of Washington.|
|Ryan Glatt is a personal trainer and brain-health coach with over a decade of experience. He currently practices brain-based strategies for cognitive enhancement at the Pacific Brain Health Center in Los Angeles. Ryan has pursued education from the Amen Clinics, the Neuroscience Academy, Academy for Brain Health & Performance, and the Master’s of Applied Neuroscience program at King’s College of London. Recently, Ryan has released the Brain Health Trainer course, which is the first comprehensive course to be released on the topic of brain health and exercise.|
|Rob Glick is the Senior Director of innovation and programming for Group Fitness, Cycle and yoga at Life Time. He was named the International Presenter of the Year by CanFit Pro and the Best Male Presenter by ECA. He holds a B.S. in exercise science, 200 HR YTT through a few different yoga trainings and has had a hand in creating many of the top programs in the industry. He is co-creator of EMPOWER! Live Fitness events, 5 Star Instructor Development program, FRC Certified and presents education regularly at many of the industry’s top conferences.|
Bryanna Harris is a lifelong sports and fitness enthusiast. She was a collegiate soccer player and 3-sport athlete in high school in soccer, cross-country and track and field. As a young adult, she realized that fitness was her passion, and continued to pursue it as a profession. In addition to being a master trainer for Barre Above® and Cardio Yoga, Bryanna currently teaches several formats including, Turbo Kick® Live, PIYO® Live, Barre Above® and Cardio Yoga. Bryanna holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a graduate degree in teaching from Vanguard University of Southern California. Bryanna is passionate about making fitness fun and challenging! Her hope is to encourage her clients to enjoy the journey of health and fitness, even when the journey gets tough because the end goal is so worth it!
Education Vanguard University – B.A. Liberal Studies, Vanguard University – Graduate Teaching Credential
|Vicki Hatch Moen has been in dance and fitness since a young age and has never stopped. After graduating from the University of Washington with degrees in Dance and Kinesiology, she moved to New York City to further her dance training and began teaching group fitness. Vicki is an ACE, AFAA & NASM continuing education provider, Balletone® Master Trainer, GFM at The SeattleGYM and co-owner of Total Body Tabata®; a HIIT(high-intensity interval training) group fitness and instructor training certification program. Her many certifications include ACE Group Fitness and PT, Balletone®, Barre Above®, BODYPUMP®, BODYSTEP®, TRX®, Gravity® and Strong® by Zumba. As a Master Trainer for Balletone, Vicki gets to teach everything she loves about fitness and dance, in one amazing program.|
|Jenice Mattek, a licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Certified Integrative Movement Specialist, specializes in educating and treating women who have had surgery and struggle with chronic tightness, discomfort, and inability to perform at the level they need and want. She is the co-author of What Lies Beneath: The Under-Realized Effects of Breast, Abdominal and Pelvic Surgeries, the first book to specifically discuss the impact of surgery and trauma on posture, movement, and pain. Jenice lectures around the world creating awareness of the impact of surgery by teaching health and fitness professionals who work with women post-surgery. Jenice’s mission is to educate and empower women so they take control of their health and can successfully return to the activities of life that they need, want, and love to do.|
|Alex McLean has been teaching group fitness since 1995. He started as a dancer and master class presenter for the Reebok® Performance Team and Nike® Culture Shock. Currently, Alex is an educator for three global brands: Strong by Zumba™, TRX® and Schwinn® Cycling. He was a featured master trainer for the Strong by Zumba™ consumer DVD and has appeared in video and print projects for TRX®, Under Armour® and Total Gym®. Alex is certified in group fitness and personal training by ACE, AFAA and NASM.|
Tricia Murphy-Madden is a 28 year veteran instructor and education director. Tricia is the National Education Director for Savvier Fitness and the co-creator of Barre Above & the Weight Loss Challenge with over 85 master trainers and over 8000 trained instructors worldwide. She’s a two-time finalist for the IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year Award and SCW Presenter of the Year winner for the years 2017 & 2018. For many years, she was also the Fitness Director for Denali Fitness in Seattle, WA. She is the co-author and creator of a children’s book and fitness program called, The ABC’s of Exercise sold worldwide. Tricia sits on the IDEA Group Fitness Committee and is known for her numerous programs developed over the past 28 years. She was featured on Exercise TV and in numerous trade and mass media publications and has been the featured coach at numerous corporate events. She has contributed and stared in 12 DVDs and has sold over 100,000 units to date.
She is certified through the American Council on Exercise and is faculty member for them as well. Additional certifications include: Schwinn, AFAA, Balletone, Zumba, Keiser, Core Power Yoga,
|Bruce Mylrea/ BA in Economics / ECornell certified in Plant Based Nutrition / AFPA certified Holistic Nutritional Councilor. He spends hours each day reviewing the latest in unbiased nutritional research. Bruce is focused and passionate in educating others on the life enhancing and life extending benefits of whole food plant based nutrition. Bruce is the SCW male presenter of the year for 2017 and also 2017 Life Time Achievement Award for CanFitPro. Bruce and Mindy have worked together for 11 years in the fitness and wellness industry and present both fitness programming and nutritional education together.|
|Mindy Mylrea – Mindy Mylrea is the 2017 Life Time achievement Award Winner for CanFitPro , 2016 Empower Instructor of the Year, 2015 PFP Trainer of the Year. 2015 International Presenter of the Year, 2013 CanFitPro Specialty Presenter of the Year, 2008 ECA OBOW Fitness Presenter of the Year, the 2004 Can Fit Pro International Presenter of the Year, the 1999 International IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a National and World Aerobic Champion, a 361 sponsored athlete, and a five star presenter for IDEA. Mindy is an advisory board member for Oxygen Magazine, an international presenter, author, motivational speaker, video personality, and CEC provider for both ACE and AFAA. Mindy is the creator and lead talent behind Gliding , the Gliding discs exercise program. She is a master trainer and on the pro development team for Schwinn Cycling, Body Bar, and Bosu. Mindy is the creator of Tabata Bootcamp that earned Most Impactful Program of 2013, and owner of FitFlix Productions DVD production services. . She has authored numerous articles and stars in over 400 instructional videos. Mindy is currently the host of Orbitrek Elite and 6 minutes to slim it infomercials. Mindy donates her time and talents regularly to numerous charities and nonprofit organizations. Mindy is the mother of three boys, been married for 32 years, and lives in Santa Cruz, California. Bruce and Mindy have worked together for 11 years in the fitness and wellness industry and present both fitness programming and nutritional education together.|
|Dr. Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and The Soma Institute – National School for Clinical Massage Therapy. He is the founder of Fitness Education Seminars, an education company with the mission of helping trainers and therapist recognize their role as a part of the solution to the health care crisis. An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Osar presents for several national and international organizations including American Council on Exercise, Club Industry, ECA World Fitness, IDEA, NSCA, Perform Better, Medical Fitness Association, Asia Fit, FILEX, AECC, British Chiropractic Association and Norwegian Chiropractic Association. He specializes in bringing advanced training and rehabilitation strategies to the fitness and bodywork professional that works with the pre and post-rehabilitation and general population client. Additionally, he has developed over a dozen resources including the books, Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction, The Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core and DVD’s to support the educational needs of the next generation of health care professional. His mission is to help fitness professionals think bigger about their role in the lives of their clients.|
|Mindy Pedersen – From a young age, you were most likely to see me flipping head over heels. I have competed in gymnastics, diving, trampoline, dance and cheerleading. A Southern California native, I chose the University of Washington to attend college and was a cheerleader there from 1995-1998. It was during that time finding alternate ways to train and condition that I found a neighborhood gym and began taking group fitness classes. My love of fitness and exercise grew from there and I enjoy being able to spread that enthusiasm and energy to others around me. For the past three years I have been the Regional Head trainer for Orangetheory Fitness for Washington and Wyoming. I am ACE certified in Group Fitness and also hold a Sports Conditioning Specialty Certification, as well as, a certificate in Tabata, Barre, Schwinn cycling, TRX training, and Trigger Point therapy. When not teaching, you will likely find me on the tennis court attempting to perfect my serve and volley or enjoying time with my 3 beautiful children and Chocolate lab, Hurley. I look forward to the opportunity every day to meet new people, understand their goals, and help them on their journey to lead a healthy and happy life. I believe building a strong body from the inside out is the only way to positive results and sustained success.|
|Dan Ritchie is the president and co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute and a best selling author of Never Grow Old!
With over 20 years experience in the field and having trained over 2,000 clients over age 55. Dan received his PhD at Purdue University in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology. In addition Dan leads a team of 7 trainers at Miracles Fitness a personal training studio with an average age clientele over 62. In addition to being an international speaker on the topic of aging and fitness Dan has also been involved in research on Alzheimers and Parkinsons.
|SGT Ken® is an award-winning international speaker, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, and a fitness specialist for the American Council on Exercise. Ken is a CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™), a member of the National Speakers Association, and a graduate of the John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker Course. Ken has trained over one million Service Members and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 articles for GX®, Backpacker®, Outside®, Health®, and created the Operation Family Fit video series and family fitness kits for the Air National Guard Yellow Ribbon division. Ken has served as the host for the Fit for Duty show on the Pentagon Channel. Ken was awarded his tenth Army Commendation Medal for creating the Warrior Fit Camp program for the Tennessee Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Task Force, helping thousands of Armed Service Members turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities through physical and emotional resiliency coaching and leadership training. Ken serves as the Director of Programming and Education for WaterRower®.|
|Helen Vanderburg, BPE, Exercise Physiology, co-owner of The ACADEMY, fitness, yoga and spin studio, author of Fusion Workouts and Commercial Fitness Education Manager for Balanced Body. Canada’s Presenter of the Year and CanFitPro 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for her dedication, leadership and innovation worldwide. IDEA Program Director, Presenter of the Year and the 2018 Top Industry Contributor. Recognized as a Women of Vision and one of Canada’s most influential people. An elite athlete as a World Champion synchronized swimmer and inductee to the Canadian and International Sports Hall of Fame.|
|Andrea Velazquez has been immersed in the Aquatics Industry for over 25 years. She is a Recreation Supervisor for the City of Yonkers and Creator of AVAQUATICS. She is Master Trainer for many aquatic specialties, representing Acquapole, SAF Aqua Drums Vibes and HydroRevolution. She holds numerous certifications including AEA Fitness Professional, Aqua Vida Floating Yoga, Tsunami Fitness Boards, and RM Medically Based Aquatics. She is a StarGuard Instructor and Starfish Aquatics Institute Swim School Instructor Trainer. She is a Presenter at the NYS Parks and Recreation Conferences, SUNY Cortland (her alma mater) Recreation Conference, DCAC Fitness Convention, Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute (ATRI), Association of Aquatic Professional Conference (AOAP), and SCW Fitness Mania Fitness Conferences.|
|Janelle Veteri – With over 20 years in the Health and Fitness industry, Janelle is known for her inspiring classes and motivational coaching techniques. Janelle is a Master Trainer for Core Health and Fitness representing Schwinn and StairMaster HITT training. Her athletic background includes competing in bicycle track, road, & criterium races, triathlons from sprint to Ironman distances and 12 marathons to date.
Janelle’s professional highlights include:
· Schwinn Master Trainer and Stairmaster HITT Trainer
· Certified Stott Pilates Instructor
· Certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Specialty Group Exercise in TRX, Pilates, Barre, Indoor Cycling, Strength, and Boot Camp
· Competitive Road and Track Cyclist
· Ironman Canada Finisher
|Angie Yochum has two decades of experience as an ACE Group Fitness Instructor and Director in Oregon. She founded GFIT Education as a means to bring more workshops and conferences to instructors in the Northwest. In addition to serving as a continuing-education provider, Angie is a Master Trainer for Barre Above, plus a fitness author for IDEA Fitness Journal. She holds a Master’s in Education and has been a classroom teacher for 20 years, currently teaching elementary PE. Her additional certifications include AFAA, Schwinn, Balletone, and Yoga Calm For Children.|
|Melissa Zurcher has always possessed a love of fitness and an appreciation of the capabilities, strength, and movement of the human body. Melissa had the opportunity to begin dancing at the age of 5, eventually becoming a member of the national award winning Brigham Young University Cougarette Precision Dance Team. Melissa continued her passion for dance in coaching four years of high school drill team, mentoring girls in hopes of creating a positive environment centered on body appreciation, discipline, and a strong work ethic. In 1997, as a senior in high school, Melissa began her journey in group fitness, certifying through AFAA. She has been fortunate to continue instructing, seeking inspiration from various formats and teachers, specialized certifications, and presenting at and attending conventions. Melissa’s training includes H⚡️GH Fitness, Schwinn, Beachbody – TurboKick and Insanity, TRX, and Balanced Body Pilates.Melissa feels incredibly honored to represent and participate as a member of the H⚡️GH Fitness team and Master Guru, inspired by the brilliance of Emily and Amber’s creation, and driven to share the love of H⚡️GH to more communities!
Melissa obtained a BS in exercise science from Brigham Young University, with plans of completing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She resides with her family in the Seattle area. Blessed with three beautiful children, Melissa spends the majority of her time supporting and admiring their talents, and attempting to keep up with their schedules. In addition to instructing group fitness, Melissa enjoys waterskiing, traveling, and cooking.