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 operating in the Boca Raton area for over 20 years. 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 experience is a blend of orthopedic rehabilitation, sports performance, and personal training. In 2009, Paul founded the fitness brand/concept Gravity + Oxygen as a grassroots off-season conditioning program for South Florida’s professional beach volleyball players. In 2015, Gravity + Oxygen Fitness opened its tangible doors for the first time. Located in East Boca Raton, the “GO House” aims to provide an experience that exceeds customer expectations. In over 5 years of existence, G + O has helped hundreds of clients reach their desired fitness goals.
FABIO COMANA, MA, MS Fabio is a Faculty Member at San Diego State University and UC, San Diego and a proud SCW Faculty Member. Previously, as an ACE exercise physiologist, he was the primary developer of ACE’s IFT™ model and live personal training educational workshops. Prior experiences include collegiate head coaching, strength and conditioning and opening/managing clubs for Club One. As an international presenter, Fabio has been featured in multiple media outlets and is an accomplished chapter and book author.
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. She is an active member of the Women In Fitness Assoc., MedFit Network, and PFP.
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".
FRIEND UHL Sonja is a world-class athlete and skilled fitness programmer. She has over 17 years of experience in the fitness industry and holds Certifications with USATF, ACSM, and AFAA as well as AFAA specialty certifications in Youth, Senior, and Pre-Natal Fitness. Sonja is also a professional runner and holds multiple records. Sonja prioritizes her role as wife and mother (daughter, Brianna) in addition to her fitness career and competitive endeavors.
ANDREW GAVIGAN Andrew is an internationally recognized fitness industry speaker, master trainer and serves as Director of Education for AktivSolutions. As the owner and founder of MostFit, LLC and AFG Wellness Corporate, he develops and delivers comprehensive fitness and wellness initiatives for health facilities and workplace wellness programs. Andrew is SCW Faculty and created the SCW Small Group Training Certification. He is a NASM and NFPT Certified Personal Trainer whose passion centers around user engagement and human behavior.
ANN GILBERT Ann Gilbert is an owner and operator of two Shapes Fitness for Women franchises in the Tampa Bay area. Ann oversees the operations of over 50 Group Fitness professionals and 25 certified Personal Trainers, and coordinates fee-based group personal training programs. Ann is a faculty member of The Shapes Fitness Academy leading Educational workshops for the Franchise chain nationwide. Ann teaches the popular Launch Program designed to mentor new trainers into the growing business of Personal Training. Ann was awarded ACE / IHRSA Personal Trainer of the Year and has been a popular speaker at Club Industry, SCW MANIA®, IAFC and IHRSA Conventions for decades. Ann has written for Fitness magazines, Club Success, Club Solutions, and AKWA, and has been viewed as Tampa’s Fitness Expert on Fox 13’s, Good Day Tampa Bay, for the past 5 years. Ann acts as an educational expert for SCW Fitness Education by teaching the following Certifications: Active Aging, The Fundamentals of Aquatic Fitness, The Fundamentals of Group Fitness, and WATERinMOTION®.
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.
JESSICA MAURER Jessica H. Maurer finds a passion in fitness education, and she concentrates her energy in program development and social media. Jessica is the social media and online manager for several top and well-known fitness personalities and brands. She has designed, created, and implemented websites, blogs, and fitness programs for large and private studios, and individuals.
SHELDON MCBEE, MS Sheldon McBee has a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition, is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, and has over 18 years of experience in health and fitness. Sheldon is an experienced international presenter, lecturer, business consultant, fitness content developer, and training director. Sheldon is also a passionate and dynamic presenter, and he has been featured in numerous fitness education and training videos. Sheldon is the Personal Training Director for Universal Athletic Club based in Lancaster, PA.
PETE MCCALL, MS Pete McCall is the host of the All About Fitness podcast, author of several articles, textbook chapters and the book 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. Currently Pete lives in Carlsbad, CA where he is a consultant for Core Health & Fitness, Terra Core Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, the American Council on Exercise and a coach for the Coastal Dragons Rugby club.
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.
IRENE MCCORMICK, MS, CSCS Irene McCormick is the former Senior Director of Fitness for Orangetheory Fitness. She is an IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a twice-published author for Human Kinetics, and an award-winning conference educator and keynote speaker. Irene holds a MS in Exercise Physiology from Iowa State University, serves as an SCW Fitness faculty member. Irene is the creator of the SCW Foam Roller certification and presents several SCW Fitness certifications. She is also the Lead Conference Educator for WaterRower®, Master Instructor for TRX®, and Master Trainer for Savvier Fitness. As a RYKA FitPro and Subject Matter Expert for Orangetheory, NASM, and ACE, her certifications include ACSM Fitness Leader, NSCA-CSCS, ACE CPT, ACE GFI ACE LWM, NASM CPT, AFAA Group Ex, TRX, and AEA.
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.
DR. EVAN OSAR Dr. Evan Osar is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement. Dr. Osar has authored Corrective Exercise Solutions and The Psoas Solution and has developed the industry’s most advanced training certifications: Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor™ and Integrative Movement Specialist™. With his wife, Jenice Mattek, he created the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education™, which provides live and on-line educational resources for the health and fitness professional that specializes in working with the older adult population.
ELISABETH PARSONS Elisabeth Parsons is the owner of Core Expectations® and Co-Creator of Made for Women Workouts® A Women’s Health and Wellness coach for 20 years, mother of 4 adult boys, and a personal trainer, she co-produced and starred in workout videos being sold around the world. Elisabeth manages a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals and is a PRO TRAINER for canfitpro and Master Trainer for Bellies Inc, educating allied health professionals & future personal trainers.
NATHALIE PLAMONDON-THOMAS The EXPERT with a PROVEN SYSTEM to get you transformational results. Nathalie is the international No.1 Bestselling Author of eleven books on success and wellness. She has empowered over 100,000 audience members and thousands of clients internationally to get rid of their negative self-talk. She combines over 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years in sales, and over 30 years in the fitness industry. In 2007, she was the “Fitness Instructor of the Year” for Canada.
KELI ROBERTS Keli Roberts, the owner of Keli’s Real Fitness, Inc., is the recipient of the IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, Best Female Presenter and Lifetime Achievement OBOW Award. Keli was inducted into the esteemed National Fitness Hall of Fame. Additionally, she was also honored as Presenter of the Year as well as Inspiration Award for Empower! Conventions. Keli is an ACSM CEP and holds certifications through ACE as a GFI, HC, and CPT. Furthermore, she is a SCW Faculty Member, a BOSU Elite Presenter, Schwinn® Senior Master Trainer and Ryka, WIFA, and Athleta Ambassador.
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.
TRICIA SILVERMAN RD, LDN, MBA Tricia is a registered dietitian, SCW MANIA® Boston Idol Winner, and a SCW Florida Mania® Presenter of the Year. As an SCW Faculty Member, she created and leads the SCW Nutrition for Active Aging Certification. She also specializes in employee/group presentations. She is a Wellcoaches-certified wellness coach, an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor, an ACE-certified personal trainer, and is Barre-certified by SCW and Barre Above™. Tricia has an MBA and is a lecturer at Northeastern University.
CHRIS STEVENSON Chris Stevenson is the founder of Stevenson Consulting, a full-service consulting firm helping businesses and entrepreneurs of all types maximize potential. His expertise stems from his past hands-on experience in all aspects of the health club industry. For almost 20 years, Chris and his team successfully owned and operated Stevenson Fitness, a full-service boutique health club in Southern California. The club’s success was based on providing an unparalleled member experience, centered on proper staffing, systematic operations, and world-class leadership. This success was reflected in the club’s NPS, which was consistently in the 90s (industry average is in the 40s). Chris is an international speaker who regularly presents at SCW, IHRSA, Club Industry, IDEA and others. He also sits on the board of directors of IHRSA and the Customer Engagement Academy.
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 EMPOWER! and LifeTime Fitness' signature programming. He co-owns Avenger Fitness and teaches for EQUINOX, is certified by NASM and ACE, and can be seen in projects with Beachbody, Spartan Strong, and AFAA.
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.
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.