ALEX BRYCE, MSE, CSCS Bryce is the Co-Founder and Head Coach at Electrum Performance, Director of Performance at Jiujiteiro, Head Strength Coach at Atos Jiujitsu HQ, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Bryce currently resides in San Diego, CA, operating Electrum Performance Headquarters. He earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science (MSE) from the University of Kansas, as well as his Bachelor’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning with a Minor in Sport Nutrition from the University of Connecticut. Coach Bryce has a unique blend of academic knowledge and real-world experience, working with a number of world champion athletes across a variety of sports.
PAUL CHRISTOPHER Paul Christopher is an established fitness professional with over 20 years of experience operating in Boca Raton, Florida. He is the founder and owner of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness, a 5,000sq ft facility, offering both personal training and group fitness classes. A graduate of the University of Central Florida in 2000, Paul possesses credentials as a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA-ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), and Certified Personal Trainer (NASM). His approach to helping his membership base achieve their physical aspirations is a practical skills blend of orthopedic rehabilitation, sports performance, and personal training. A true believer of science principles based in exercise, Paul is completely encouraged to pay forward to aspiring FitPros, all knowledge provided to him from the incredible mentors he’s learned from.
CHRISTINE CONTI, MED 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.
REED DAVIS Reed Davis, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course with over 3,000 graduates in 50 countries. Reed spent over 10 years serving over 10,000 clients as the Health Director at a Wellness Center in Southern California, and is known as one of the most experienced clinicians in the world. Reed serves on the Advisory Board of the American Natural Wellness Coaches Board and the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches. He lives in the US and when not teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his graduates build their private practices, he is usually found gardening or riding motorcycles.
MARYBETH DZIUBINSKI MaryBeth is a highly respected, global fitness industry leader with over 30 years experience in group exercise programming. She is a Senior Fitness Specialist, a former National Trainer with the SilverSneakers Fitness Program for over 20 years, was honored by AEA as a Global Aquatic Fitness Professional of the Year & has advanced training in older adult exercise. MaryBeth is a R.Y.T. and the co-creator of YOQUA(tm). As a skilled health and wellness professional, she inspires others to commit to long-term health and fitness goals.
HANK EBELING Hank Ebeling is a small-business entrepreneur and the founder and owner of H4 Training gyms in Illinois. He's built his career on a passion for customer service and customer experience, and he shares his insights in interviews and conversations with a range of other small-business owners in his popular Success Trails Podcast. Hank is also the author of the book "Crushing The Competition With Service".
SONJA FRIEND UHL Sonja has coached people of all ages and abilities to better health and performance for over 24 years. She holds certifications with ACSM and AFAA, as well as AFAA specialty certifications in strength and conditioning, youth, senior, and pre-natal fitness. As an ACE Health Coach and registered nutrition & weight loss counselor, Sonja has served high-risk and specialized clientele. She has developed and coached fitness and personal training programs, including FIT Studio in Wellington, Florida from 2004-2009. Currently the lead Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness, Sonja travels the world consulting and educating industry professionals.
ANN GILBERT 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.
SUE HITZMANN, MS, CST, NMT 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 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 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.
MELISSA LAYNE, MEd Melissa is a Kinesiology Department faculty member at the University of North Georgia. She has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. She taught elementary PE and coordinated fitness programs for Royal Caribbean, Home Depot, and orthopedic surgeons. Melissa is the author of WATER EXERCISE (Human Kinetics 2015), a member of the SCW educational faculty & has been featured in numerous fitness education and training videos. She is an expert at organizing complicated material into easily understood pieces.
MICHELLE LEACHMAN Michelle earned her degrees in the health and exercise field, at the University of Idaho. She travels the country educating as a former Asst. Professor, current Master Trainer, and manager at the American Council on Exercise. Michelle has overcome three shoulder reconstruction surgeries as a former OCR World Ranked athlete for which she has written in her published works. Her expertise lies within fitness promotion, human movement and performance, and management.
SHELDON MCBEE, MS Sheldon McBee MS, is Director of Personal Training at Universal Athletic Club and Director of Education and Training for World of Dance Fitness. He is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with over 19 years of experience in health and fitness. He is an experienced international presenter, lecturer, educator, business consultant, and fitness content developer. He has presented at IHRSA, IDEA, Canfitpro, MACMA, SCW, and other industry conferences. Sheldon has been featured in Club Business International Magazine and has presented on video for Les Mills and Beachbody. Sheldon is based out of Lititz, PA.
PETE MCCALL, MS 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..
JESSICA MAURER Jessica H. Maurer is a fitness business consultant and strategist who has presented and consulted for many brands internationally. Her passion is helping fitness professionals & businesses reach full potential through education, program & instructor development, and brand creation & awareness. Jessica is the Senior Director of Instructor Development at FIT4MOM and is a consultant for well-known fitness companies. Additionally, Jessica continues to offer consulting services to locally owned businesses and fitness professionals.
IRENE MCCORMICK, MS, CSCS Irene McCormick M.S. C.S.C.S. is adjunct faculty at University of North Georgia, a global educator, master trainer, boutique franchise consultant and twice published author. Honored with many accolades for fitness education and presentation, Irene was named the 2018 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) for companies including NASM, TRX, WaterRower, Orangetheory, and Human Kinetics, Irene is a Ryka FitPro and member of the MedFit Educational Advisory Board and offers a weekly podcast.
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 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.
JESSICA MOYER Jessica Moyer is a heartfelt international speaker, coach and author of Triumph Through the Tears. Her passion and purpose to help women live fully through embracing their health (mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually) has led her to open a boutique wellness studio in Delaware. In addition, she is the owner of Purposeful Life & Wellness Coaching to help people find hope through loss and grief. As a certified Ziglar Legacy Coach, John Maxwell Coach/Trainer and ACE Personal Trainer, she has helped thousands of women transform their lives over the past twelve years. She has a B.S. in Personal Training and holds many wellness certifications, is President of Cure SMA Delaware/SJ Chapter, and serves as an advocate for many local charities. Most importantly, she is devoted to her awesome husband of 23 years Jason Moyer, (O.D and Major in the Delaware Air National Guard) and mom to four beautiful loving children, Isobel, Blaise, Jake and (angel Steven). She is passionate about God, running, fitness, community, travel and helping women identify and live their purpose through a healthy lifestyle!
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.
FRAZIER QUELCH This internationally renowned expert is a founder of the revolutionary training company TRX® and an award winning presenter who’s been featured at conferences and events all over the world including an appearance on the TEDx stage. Fraser combines an animated, entertaining style with his knowledge and gift to motivate and inspire. His provocative presentations have been known to stretch the minds of his audiences and provide relevant and effective training solutions in a practical setting.
KELI ROBERTS Keli Roberts has been recognized for many prestigious awards in the fitness industry. She was named IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year, awarded the Best Female Presenter , received the Lifetime Achievement OBOW award and inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Keli was also honored as Presenter of the Year in the USA and was recognized 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.
DANE ROBINSON Dane is a certified fitness professional through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has held almost every job in the fitness industry, from training to regional management. After spending 10+ years working his way to the top, outside of training group classes and private clients in Atlanta, GA, Dane impacts 100’s of people in private and group training classes and 1000’s of people across the country as a fitness coach on the episodic on-demand show “Daily Burn 365” in New York City. Danel also serves as an on-demand trainer with Total Gym, as part of their “Total Gym TV” series and can be routinely found as a Total Gym Master Coach on the QVC Network.
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.
CORY STERLING Cory is the founder of the heart-leading law firm Conscious Counsel, a lawyer, small business owner, group fitness instructor & yoga teacher. He wrote 'The Yoga Law Book' & has served 100s of clients in the health & fitness space, the majority of whom own/operate a fitness/health studio. He won "Highest Rated Session" at MindBody Bold, amongst a field of the health/fitness leading minds & best presenters, & completed the MindBody Biz Consulting Program.
CHRIS STEVENSON Chris Stevenson is the Owner of Be Military Fit Los Angeles & the founder at The Empower Group, a full-service consulting firm. Chris has over 20 years of experience in many aspects of the health and fitness industry. In addition, he is an international speaker who regularly presents at IHRSA, Athletic Business, IDEA and many other fitness and business events.Chris has the unique ability to instantaneously connect with people and present viable, applicable lectures that resonate with every audience.
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 IDEA World, SCW Mania, and EMPOWER! conferences. He owns ELEVATED. RESULTS. TOGETHER. Lifestyle and has led group fitness for EQUINOX and Life Time. Certified by NASM and ACE, Eric is in demand as a trainer and instructor and can be seen on JRNY by BOWFLEX, Beachbody LIVE, Spartan Strong, Mayweather Home Fitness, AFAA, and various apps.
PETER TWIST A Sport Scientist and Performance Coach for 700 pro athletes, Twist coached in the NHL for 11 years before partnering with the China government helping modernize summer and winter Olympic training. A pioneer of functional training creating the industry’s first functional certifications, Twist today innovates how we can activate both brain + body and improve our human vehicle. TWIST University certifies trainers in sport performance and sports medicine. Twist’s leadership and methods have been harnessed by Under Armour, IMG, Nike, Beijing Sport University, American Council on Exercise, IDEA World, Virgin Active, Equinox, and trainers in 33 countries who studied TWIST sport education courses. A Stage 4 cancer survivor and thriver, Twist’s mission shares positive energy, inspiration and education across the spectrum from restoring health to highest peak physical and mental performance.
MANUEL VELAZQUEZ 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).
MAURICE WILLIAMS Maurice has a BS in and MS in Exercise Physiology with 20 years experience in fitness. Maurice owns Move Well Fitness and Move Well Fit Academy. He is also a professor of health and human performance at Freed Hardeman University. He is married with four awesome kids. His certifications include NASM-Master Instructor, Master Trainer, CPT, CES, PES, SFS, WLS, GPTS and FNS, NSCA-CSCS, BTS1, Pn1.