Only IDEA could pull off a session showcasing the six major dance brands (BIG DANCE, BODYJAM, Hip Hop Hustle, LaBlast, QiGNITION, Zumba) that are collectively shakin’ the groove thangs of more than 10 million people worldwide. Come support your favorite program and get ready to be surprised and inspired by ALL the dance styles that are heating up the industry.
By Tahneetra Crosby, Matty Perkins, Jericho Mcduffie, Meredith Campbell , JONATAN CANADA, Angie Green, Jani Roberts, Louis Van Amstel, Tony Witt, Julz Arney, Ilyse Baker
Julz Arney is the owner of Team Arney, Inc. Fitness Consultants and has been a professional fitness educator for nearly 20 years. For nearly a decade she was the Education Programs Director and Lead Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, where she managed a team of 45 top industry educators. Together they trained thousands of instructors each year. Julz initially carved out her unique space in the industry as a dance-fitness expert, choreographing DVD programs for the consumer and instructor and creating premier class formats for global club chains. She is the Education Manager and a master trainer for ShockWave™ and Indo-Row™ and a development team member and master trainer for BOSU®. Julz has a rich Yoga background, teaching in community outreach ventures through local schools and her church. She has twice been awarded CanFitPro’s International Presenter of the Year and has been recognized by IDEA as one of the top three instructors in the world. Julz rounds out more than two decades in the industry as an author for print and web, and a marketing and communications consultant for top fitness brands. ACE and AFAA certified. ... read more.
Meet Ilyse Baker, Dancer, Choreographer, Fitness Trainer… Celebrity trainer, Ilyse Baker has a personality that is as contagious and charismatic as her enthusiasm for fitness and dance. She is the creator of the dance fitness program Dancinerate® that she trains and teaches nationwide. Her 3 DVDs, Dancinerate®: Burn with the Beat, Dancinerate® Sassy Jazz and Hip Hop Fusion, and Your Sexy Everything: Booty, Legs & Thighs are available on Amazon and www.ilysebaker.com Ilyse is a lead instructor for multiple global fitness brands including Weight Watchers, RYKA, Go Healthy and Wellbeats. Based in Los Angeles, Ilyse travels the globe showing people the power of expressing themselves through dance movement. Her upbeat music and sexy Broadway dance style takes students on a journey to step out of their comfort zones and ‘Dance like Nobody Is Watching, But Knowing That Everyone Is.’ Ilyse has been called upon to choreograph multiple dance programs for television, film and DVD. Her work and celebrity clientele have been featured on TV shows such as Extra and Access Hollywood and have appeared in major publications like Us Weekly, Self Magazine, Shape and American Fitness, to name a few. Ilyse is an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Dance Education from Point Park University. In addition to her Dancinerate® DVD series, Ilyse has a branded line of women’s tanks and tees that tout some of her favorite sayings like #YoullThankMELater and Leave It On the Dance Floor. Connect with Ilyse socially at: www.ilysebaker.com, facebook.com/ilysebakerdancinerate, Instagram.com/ilysebaker, twitter.com/ilysebaker, youtube.com/ilysebaker ... read more.
Tahneetra Crosby is a senior master trainer and development team member with Qignition for QiDance and QiForze. With over 12 years experience as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer, Tahneetra is also a senior course instructor for TRX®. She specializes in personal training, dance, boot camp, resistance and interval-style classes with an emphasis on the fun factor of exercise. Tahneetra created a strength and cardio program as the featured trainer for SELF Magazine's March 2010 SELF Challenge issue. Certifications: AFAA and NASM ... read more.
Matty is a Les Mills National Trainer and Presenter for CX30™, BODYVIVE® and SH’BAM™ and a BODYFLOW® Presenter. He also teaches BODYPUMP® and BODYSTEP®. Based in San Francisco, Matty is the Instructor Services Manager for Les Mills West Coast.
Jericho is a Les Mills National Trainer and Presenter, based at Laguna Beach, California. A Les Mills Instructor for the past 10 years, she teaches BODYCOMBAT®, BODYJAM®, BODYPUMP® and SH’BAM™.
Jonatan Canada has been competing in Sports Aerobics and Aerobic Gymnastics for more than 15 years. He became 20 times World Aerobic Champion. Considered by the International Federation of Gymnastics as the "King of Aerobics" now he became a creative presenter and personal coach. He studied at the University of Physical Education of Barcelona. He is the creator and Director of BIG DANCE, the unique and exclusive cardio workout based on Ballroom Dancing. Now he created and developed the "Canada Training" based on the Pyramidal Training, as the new programs AEROSHOCK for Sports Aerobics Training and CHAMPIONS as the new Indoor Soccer Training. ... read more.
I love helping people see the big pic in life and achieve their overall fitness goals! Improving my health has helped me become a better mom, business owner, and better me in general and I want to pay it forward to share this with others!
Jani Roberts is a nationally-recognized Zumba® master trainer. Certifications: ACE and AFAA
The co-owner and co-head choreographer of Amore Dance in Kansas City. As a Zumba® national master trainer, he has been able to add his expertise in dance to the fitness industry. Certifications: ACE, AFAA