Presenter Bios

Meet our presenter faculty!

We have over 50 highly talented presenters ready to share their knowledge of a broad range of fitness, business and wellness topics!

Presenters are ordered by last name.

Lewis Agnew

Lewis Agnew

Lewis Agnew, operated a fully booked schedule of personal training clients for 7 years and the "glass ceiling" couldn't have been more pressing. In the proceeding 5 years, My PT Hub was born allowing Lewis to transition to an entirely online client portfolio. Combining his passion for the fitness industry with the latest technology, Lewis helped develop the digital feature set that currently sits within My PT Hub, the world's number-one software for personal trainers.

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Tony Ambler-Wright, MS

Tony Ambler-Wright, MS

Tony Ambler-Wright, MS, has been a master instructor for NASM since 2005. He is a senior practitioner and director of training and education for Fusionetics®, and adjunct faculty in the exercise science and sport studies department at California University of Pennsylvania. Training professionally for over two decades, Tony has spent the last 8 years as a consultant to facilities, elite athletes, sports teams and programs—from high school and collegiate, to the major league, professional and Olympic ranks—designing and implementing integrated assessment methods as well as manual therapy, corrective exercise, athletic reconditioning and performance training programs.

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Lissa Bankston

Lissa Bankston

Lissa Bankston is the director of human performance for Theragun, helping create and deliver education in percussive and vibration therapy and working with Theragun athletes to create the most effective and unique ways to use Theragun in their sport or profession. Lissa is also an ACE- and AFAA certified personal trainer with more than 19 years of experience.

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Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

Alexis Batrakoulis, MS, is the founder and education director of the International Obesity Exercise Training Institute, an educator, speaker, author, subject matter expert and exercise physiologist in 30 countries across four continents and is based in Greece. He holds a bachelor's degree in physical education and sports science and a master's degree in exercise and health, and is working on a doctorate in exercise physiology. In 2018, he was the recipient of the IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year award.

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Leslee Bender

Leslee Bender

Leslee Bender has worked as a fitness professional for more than 28 years, speaking and coaching globally on functional pain-free training. She is a co-author of the book, I am Ageless Now, a guide to living an active and pain-free life at any age, and the creator of the Bender Ball method of core training, which was awarded the 2007 Fitness Commercial of the Year. She is a lead trainer for Savvier Fitness, contributing to Barre Above® and authoring Barre Above Pilates Focus, and she is a graduate of the Gray Institute®.

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Brian Bettendorf, MA, MSM

Brian Bettendorf, MA, MSM

Brian Bettendorf, MA, MSM, is the head of education for RumbleRoller® and a partner in Drake Global Strategy, a consulting firm that helps companies develop their brand, create new products and accelerate growth. He has developed and launched products and education courses for some of the top fitness brands. He holds a master's degree in kinesiology and a graduate degree from Stanford Business School.

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Jessica Bottesch, MA

Jessica Bottesch, MA

Jessica Bottesch, MA, and her business partner, Ronda Williams, are better known as "empower partners," a powerhouse duo with over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. In 2004, they co-founded Empower Personalized Fitness, a brick-and-mortar studio with a cutting-edge approach to individualized wellness, and in 2016, they launched their coaching and consulting business, and created the Wellness Studio Success Blueprint.

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Marc Bubbs, ND

Marc Bubbs, ND

Marc Bubbs, ND, MSc, practices naturopathic medicine and is the director of nutrition for the Canadian Men's National Basketball Team. He speaks frequently as a subject matter expert on many topics, and he hosts the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, connecting listeners with world-leading experts in nutrition, training, health, recovery and mindset. Most recently, he authored the new book, Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That Is Revolutionizing Sports—An Integrated and Personalized Approach to Health, Nutrition, Training, Recovery and Mindset.

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Lee Burton, PhD

Lee Burton, PhD

Lee Burton, PhD, is the president and co-owner of Functional Movement Systems, a consulting and education organization focusing on a systematic approach to injury prevention and exercise programming. He holds a doctorate degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in health promotion and wellness, and he lectures nationally and internationally on various topics in the fields of human movement and performance enhancement. Lee is certified as an athletic trainer and a strength and conditioning specialist.

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Phil Carr

Phil Carr

Phil Carr is the CEO and founder of the world's largest personal training software company, My PT Hub. With over 15 years of experience in the digital and online industry, Phil has a real passion for creating and building successful online businesses. He has a great eye for design and a real focus on creating great products. He also has the ability to grow web businesses at an exponential rate.

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Fabio  Comana, MA, MS

Fabio Comana, MA, MS

Fabio Comana, MA, MS, is on the faculties of San Diego State University and NASM, and is a scientific advisor for Orangetheory Fitness, Core Health & Fitness and Caloric Responsibility. He was the original creator of ACE's Integrated Fitness Training Model™ and ACE's live educational workshops. Some of his prior positions include: Division I collegiate head coach and strength-conditioning coach, opening and managing clubs for Club One, and president of Genesis Wellness Consulting. He is a national and international presenter, a media spokesperson and an accomplished author.

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Rodney Corn, MA

Rodney Corn, MA

Rodney Corn, MA, has nearly 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, therapeutic exercise tech, international educator and presenter, author, researcher, and university adjunct faculty member. He is the former director of education for NASM, a co-founder of PTA Global, and most recently, a co-founder of SOMA (Self Osteo-Myofascial Applications), a practical and innovative movement enhancement education that promotes regenerative health through multiple applications, tools and techniques designed to help everyone #movefeellivebetter by creating better body-brain communication.

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Rachel Cosgrove

Rachel Cosgrove

Rachel Cosgrove, 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, co-owns and operates Results Fitness in Southern California. Opened in 2000, Results Fitness was voted one of the Top-10 Gyms in the U.S. by Men's Health, one of the Best Gyms in the U.S. by Women's Health, and was featured on BBC World for its scientific programming. She has authored two best-selling books—The Female Body Breakthrough and Drop Two Sizes—and created the Drop Two Sizes DVD set. A consultant for Nike, Rachel is also on the advisory board and is a columnist for Women's Health. She is an Ironman triathlete and has completed half marathons, and powerlifting competitions and fitness events. She and her team at Results Fitness strive to become the best part of their members' day, achieving results and changing lives while having fun doing it!

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Shannon  Fable

Shannon Fable

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is the EVP of learning and product development for the FIT4MOM® franchise. For more than two decades, she has helped impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness®, Schwinn®, Power Systems®, ACE, Silver Sneakers® 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. Shannon has served as chair of the ACE board of directors and founded GroupEx PRO, a cloud-based group fitness management tool.

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Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is an in-demand international speaker, consultant and entrepreneur, and the co-owner of Mark Fisher Fitness, one of Men's Health Top-20 Gyms in the U.S. MFF has two locations in Manhattan and was ranked #312 on the 2015 Inc. 500. Mark also co-founded Business for Unicorns in 2016 and has worked with clients like Sony Music, Sylvan Learning and the ACLU, as well as many of the leading fitness studios across the U.S. and U.K.

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Nico Gonzalez

Nico Gonzalez

Nico Gonzalez is the owner of Fitness Physiques studio, creator of the online space 3 Minutes 2 B, and star of multiple fitness and mind-body videos. He is a master trainer for Balanced Body® and BOSU®, and is certified through ACE in personal training and group fitness, as well as the Pilates Method Alliance. Nico has been in the industry for over 20 years and travels extensively delivering trainings and workshops at industry events and in fitness facilities and studios.

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Trina Gray

Trina Gray

Trina Gray is recognized worldwide as a passionate leader in the fitness industry, and is a successful health club owner, business mentor and IDEA presenter. She has owned Bay Athletic Club, a medical-based health club, and Bay Urban Fitness, a large-group training studio, for more than a decade. She also founded Team Rockstar Fit, an online coaching team of thousands of fitness professionals who partner with Beachbody®. Trina is the recipient of the first-ever IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year award, the Top 10 Small Business of the Year award in Michigan, the CEO Award from Beachbody and the Outstanding Community Service Award from IHRSA. She is a savvy entrepreneur who loves sharing business and life lessons with fitness professionals.

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Krishea Holloway

Krishea Holloway

Krishea Holloway is the president of North America operations of Curves, and is responsible for the business and franchise operations team, including marketing, training, communication, compliance and engagement programs. Krishea began her career with Curves in 1997 as an owner of a Curves Club that became so successful the company asked her to mentor other club owners. She joined the corporate support team as a club operations trainer and has held progressive positions within the company including, sales and resales management, country manager for New Zealand and Australia, and director of operations for North America. Krishea has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii.

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Pete  Holman

Pete Holman

Pete Holman, MSPT, is a physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and U.S. national taekwondo champion and team captain. His passion for health and fitness has stimulated a successful adjunct career as an inventor. Producing several products in the fitness industry, most notably the TRX® Rip Trainer and the Nautilus® Glute Drive, Pete has positively impacted fitness communities on all five continents. Specializing in biomechanics, core performance and the aging athlete, Pete uses his experience as an elite-level athlete and his unique knowledge of the human body to bring out the athlete in us all. He is an active contributor to PTontheNet, Fitness Journal and STACK Magazine.

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Darren  Jacobson

Darren Jacobson

Darren Jacobson is the senior vice president of instructor programming for Zumba Fitness, LLC, based in Miami. He holds a bachelor's degree in human movement science and is a featured writer for numerous fitness industry publications. In addition, Darren sits on the IDEA Program Directors Committee, was a finalist for the 2009 IDEA Program Director of the Year award and is an IHRSA industry expert in the field of personal training. Darren was previously with the Virgin Active Group in South Africa as the head of product for their chain of 100+ health clubs, and is a recognized international speaker at major international fitness conventions across South Africa, Canada, the U.S. and Asia.

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Greg Johnson, MS

Greg Johnson, MS

Greg Johnson, MS, is the owner of Varimax Fitness in Sacramento, California, the head trainer of the Driven golf show on NBC Sports, and an author and contributor to the field of fitness. He has worked with fitness and rehabilitation clients for more than 15 years, and he holds a master's degree in kinesiology with concentrations in performance enhancement and injury prevention. Using fitness as a driver to form positive life changes, Greg's motivation is to help people be more healthy and fit, as well as happier and healthier in all aspects of their lives.

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Grace Kerr, MS

Grace Kerr, MS

Grace Kerr, MS, started her fitness journey in campus recreation as Northern Illinois University's graduate assistant of fitness and wellness. Following her graduate degree from NIU, she took on the role of fitness director for LifeStart Corporate Wellness, which is where she was introduced to Myzone®. Grace joined the Myzone team in 2015, and currently serves as a sales associate. In addition to her role at Myzone, she enjoys teaching cycling classes at Midtown Athletic Club Chicago.

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Ashley  Koff, RD

Ashley Koff, RD

Ashley Koff, RD, enables better health powered by better nutrition. With over two decades of experience as a practicing dietitian and strategic marketing consultant, she excels at helping individuals, practitioners and businesses identify and make their better choices more often. Ashley is the founder and CEO of the Better Nutrition Program, a digital health company providing mobile total nutrition assessment tools for individuals and practitioners. She is a speaker, author, media expert, podcast co-host and host of the Alexa Skill, "My Better Nutrition." She resides in Columbus, Ohio, where she enjoys long walks, HIIT classes and relearning the trumpet.

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Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico where he recently received the Presidential Award of Distinction and the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. In addition to being a 2016 inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, Len was awarded the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise, the prestigious Global Award from the Aquatic Exercise Association, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from canfitpro.

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Vito La Fata

Vito La Fata

Vito La Fata is a husband, dad and visionary entrepreneur who has had an impact on thousands of people with his high-performance business coaching, high performance and marketing training. He helps fitness professionals build their expertise and coaching into online courses, businesses and a personal brand to achieve more time and financial freedom. Vito believes that the internet has changed how fitness professionals can work their business and create the change they desire. As an internationally recognized speaker and writer, he has contributed to IDEA publications and conferences. Vito is the founder and CEO of Fitness Profit Systems, the creator of The Fitnesspreneur's Life, a co-founder of the Visionary Planner, and the founder of the Hard Chargers United.

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Elizabeth Lenart

Elizabeth Lenart

Elizabeth Lenart, MEd, is the owner and founder of Studio E Fitness and is known for explosive intervals, electric coaching, innovative programming and mentoring aspiring fitness professionals. She has a master's of education degree, and national certifications with ACE and AFAA. She is a master trainer and program director for Balletone™, a senior national master trainer with BOSU® and Surge® Performance, a master trainer with Savvier Fitness, an elite coach with WaterRower®, and an ambassador for Carbon 38. Elizabeth can be seen regularly on WWLP's "Mass Appeal" as a fitness expert.

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Jennifer Lungren

Jennifer Lungren

Jennifer Lungren, MPA, started her journey as a fitness professional when she joined FIT4MOM® in 2003, opening the Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia, franchise. She is now an ACE-certified personal trainer, and a presenter and trainer for the FIT4MOM national team. In 2014, she was awarded Corporate Instructor of the Year. She loves working with moms and learning about what really motivates them to reach their full potential in health and fitness.

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Linda Magee

Linda Magee

Linda Magee, MA, is a veteran fitness professional, beginning her full-time career in fitness in 1985. With a bachelor's degree in physical education, and a master's degree in exercise science, she has been teaching in the exercise science department at Eastern Connecticut State University since 1999. She has presented nationally and internationally to new and seasoned professionals. Linda holds certifications as a certified exercise physiologist with ACSM, as a personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist and weight loss specialist with NASM, and a group fitness instructor through AFAA, STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer, TRX® and Zumba®. Her passion is personal training one-on-one or in small groups with an emphasis in form and efficiency. She is a sought-after presenter for YMCAs and other clubs to train their staff on equipment, biomechanics and retention.

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Zachary Mang, MS

Zachary Mang, MS

Zachary Mang, MS, is a doctoral student in exercise physiology at the University of New Mexico. He has 5 years of training experience, specializing in the physical preparation of youth baseball athletes and professional structural firefighters. His research interests include mitochondrial adaptations to heat exposure, as well as the molecular responses to resistance training as they pertain to both health and fitness.

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Craig Marker

Craig Marker

Craig Marker, PhD, is a professor at Mercer University and a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. He has published over 50 articles on psychology and research methods. As a researcher, he understands the latest cutting-edge research on fat loss, muscle gain, sports performance and nutrition; as a psychologist, he has focused on the research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand the motivation and the fear of making life changes. His upcoming book, The Fragility Vaccine, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

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Dan  McDonogh

Dan McDonogh

Dan McDonogh has been an educator, instructor and trainer for over two decades and is a globally recognized fitness professional. He is currently the senior manager of training for Under Armour® and he previously held pivotal roles for other major global fitness brands such as TRX® and Les Mills International. Dan was a 2015 IDEA Program Director of the Year finalist and the 2012 IDEA Group Fitness Instructor of the Year.

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Bruce Mylrea

Bruce Mylrea

Bruce Mylrea has a bachelor's degree in economics, an eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition, and an AFPA certification as a holistic nutritional councilor. Bruce spends hours each day reviewing the latest in unbiased nutritional research and is focused and passionate about helping others understand the life-enhancing and life-extending benefits of whole-food, plant-based nutrition. Bruce and his wife Mindy have worked together for 17 years in the fitness and wellness industry and present both fitness programming and nutritional education. They also founded and launched the nonprofit OneDayToWellness.org in 2016, and now live and travel in the "Wellness Wagon" RV full time providing community lectures as well as certifying fitness pros and regular Joe's on evidence-based nutrition and wellness throughout North America.

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Mindy Mylrea

Mindy Mylrea

Mindy Mylrea is an award-winning educator, the creator and lead talent behind Gliding™, Tabata Bootcamp™ and One Day to Wellness, and a master trainer and professional development team member for Schwinn® Cycling, Body Bar® and Hedstrom® Fitness. Mindy is also an advisory board member for Oxygen Magazine, international presenter, author, motivational speaker, video personality in over 500 videos, and CEC provider for ACE and AFAA.

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Chris Nentarz

Chris Nentarz

Chris Nentarz, PT, is a physical therapist and movement coach specializing in movement science and sports orthopedic rehabilitation. He is the owner of Move Well Physical Therapy and the co-founder of CrossFit Nickel City. Chris has over 20 years of experience working with athletes of all levels, including athletes from the NFL, MLS, World Soccer, NBA, MLB, U.S. Lacrosse and professional triathletes. He is currently a lead TRX® and SpiderTech™ educator and a sought-after speaker on topics related to sports medicine and performance. Chris is a firm believer in an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on educating and empowering athletes and clients to succeed using movement, mindfulness and education.

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Tony Nunez, PhD

Tony Nunez, PhD

Tony Nunez, PhD, is a Professor in the Human Performance and Sport department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. His research interests include metabolic conditioning, exercise performance, and exercise programming for general and clinical populations as well as athletes. He enjoys teaching, outdoor activities/competitions, and all things exercise.

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Pratik Patel, MS, RD

Pratik Patel, MS, RD

Pratik Patel, MS, RD, finished his third season with the Giants and tenth year as a veteran sports dietitian. He is a pioneer in sports as one of the few people in the country to hold dual primary full-time roles as the Giants' sports dietitian (overseeing all nutritional aspects for the team) and as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He is the first South Asian and minority on a professional coaching staff in this capacity. For 7 years, he worked at the collegiate level at Kansas State, Michigan State, and the University of Oregon, where he had the opportunity to build, grow and integrate sports nutrition departments from the ground up, and work with numerous championship-winning teams across a number of sports with a heavy emphasis on football. Pratik also conducted one of the first high-intensity functional training (HIFT) studies, which has since spawned a growth of research at Kansas State in a number of different populations, including the U.S. Army.

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Renee   Pickett

Renee Pickett

Renee Pickett brings the term "beast mode" to a whole new level. She is a certified AFAA personal trainer, motivational speaker, fitness model, and one of the creators of the STRONG by Zumba® program. Renee has been featured in the STRONG by Zumba videos and on strongbyzumba.com.

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Michael Piercy, MS

Michael Piercy, MS

Michael Piercy, MS, is the owner of The LAB in Fairfield, New Jersey. He is the recipient of the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year award and the 2013 TRX® FACEUP award for Overall Instructor of the Year. A former professional baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Montreal Expos, he brings a unique perspective to his work with athletes and active adults. He holds a master's degree in exercise science with a concentration in performance enhancement, and multiple advanced-level certifications from organizations such as ACE, ACSM, NASM and NSCA.

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Krista Popowych

Krista Popowych

Krista Popowych inspires fitness leaders, trainers and managers around the globe with her motivating sessions. As the 2014 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and a three-time (2016, 2008, 2003) canfitpro Canadian Fitness Presenter of the Year, Krista has shown an outstanding commitment to fitness. She is Keiser®'s global director of education, as well as a Balanced Body® master trainer, JumpSport® consultant, DVD creator, published writer, Adidas-sponsored fit pro and IDEA Group Fitness Committee member. She loves to inspire others through education and movement, and her energy, creative sessions and real-life approach to instructing and training make her a highly sought-after presenter.

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Joy Puleo

Joy Puleo

Joy Puleo, MA, has practiced in the mindful movement modalities of Pilates and GYROTONIC® exercise since 1996. She is currently the education program manager for Balanced Body®, the world's largest Pilates manufacturer, developing educational content and curricula for master trainers globally. Joy has presented workshops and instructor-training courses at numerous conferences and is a well-respected international educator. Her vast knowledge and deep understanding of anatomy and movement, paired with her incredible sense of humor, make Joy's presentations engaging and highly informative.

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Fraser Quelch

Fraser Quelch

Fraser Quelch 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.

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Anna Renderer La Fata, MS

Anna Renderer La Fata, MS

Anna Renderer La Fata, MS, has a master's degree in clinical exercise physiology, and is an entrepreneur, high-performance coach, mom and wife, best known for her role as the host of POPSUGAR Fitness. Anna built a women's lifestyle brand and online business, The Sexy Confident Life, to create a movement that empowers women mentally, physically and emotionally to live to their greatest potential. She has grown a six-figure online business with her weekly podcast, monthly magazine, online courses, multiple membership programs and high-performance immersion retreats. In partnership with her husband Vito La Fata, Anna now mentors fitness influencers in how to transition their expertise online, and they offer business coaching as well as a 2.5-day private business retreat called Vision in the Vineyards.

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Brian  Richey

Brian Richey

Brian Richey is the owner-operator of Fit 4 Life DC and holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science and kinesiology. A personal trainer for over 25 years, Brian instructs for Balanced Body® and the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation Professionals, conducting workshops nationally and internationally. He is a highly sought-after speaker and instructor in the medical exercise and postrehabilitation field.

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Rick Richey, MS

Rick Richey, MS

Rick Richey, MS, is an international speaker who provides solid, evidence-based education for personal fitness trainers, sports medicine practitioners, and strength and conditioning coaches in the areas of client assessment, injury prevention and performance enhancement. He is the senior faculty instructor for NASM, adjunct faculty at California University of Pennsylvania, and the owner of a personal training studio called Independent Training Spot in New York City. He holds a master's degree in exercise science.

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Ashley  Selman, MA

Ashley Selman, MA

Ashley Selman, MA, is the founder of Evolution Trainers, a seven-figure personal training and wellness studio that operates seamlessly with a world-class team of more than 40 leading health and fitness professionals. Ashley is known for her commitment to living a "balanced" entrepreneurial life and coaches others to achieve this through leveraging their strengths, mastering their schedules and building strong teams. Ashley's passion is to help studio owners around the country build successful and thriving businesses through her Studio Owner Mastermind group and her coaching programs. She is an educational consultant for IDEA, is on the IDEA Club and Studio advisory committee, and speaks around the country at many of the industry's leading events.

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Cody Sipe, PhD

Cody Sipe, PhD

Cody Sipe, PhD, is an associate professor and director of research at Harding University, the co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute, and the co-owner of Miracles Fitness. He has 20 years of industry experience as a trainer, manager, director, owner, teacher and researcher. As a recognized leader in functional fitness for older adults, Cody has shared his expertise and cutting-edge approaches to the world through numerous publications, international presentations and educational courses. He was awarded the 2005 IDEA Program Director of the Year.

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Derek Snowden

Derek Snowden

Derek Snowden refined from 18 years in the fitness industry, Derek leads with integrity and a heart of gold. He'll get you to your limits and throw in a few movie quotes along the way. As co-owner/operator of Witzlib Training in Atlanta, Georgia, he has helped transform the group training culture in his community. As a Senior Master Instructor for TRX Training, he has led more than 200 accredited training courses, led instructor upskill modules and has been a lead consultant for several of their education offerings. Titleist Performance Institute Certified Trainer, Former National Les Mills Bodypump Trainer/Presenter, CPT.

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Ron Sobiek

Ron Sobiek

Ron Sobiek has been in the fitness industry for more than 13 years with experience in the operations, marketing and management of health clubs. He was one of the founding members of the global wearable technology brand Myzone, Inc., and currently serves as a business development manager for the company.

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PJ Stahl, MA

PJ Stahl, MA

PJ Stahl, MA, is the creator and director of PROJECT STEEL, a Power Systems® master coach, and a Reebok and ReebokONE elite ambassador. He utilizes over 20 years of experience and numerous certifications in the industry to provide an elite level of service. PJ is the co-owner and head coach of Lock Box Fitness & Performance Center in Los Angeles, and the co-owner and founder of FORMfirst, a fitness app-building company.

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Kyle Stull, DHSc

Kyle Stull, DHSc

Kyle Stull, DHSc, is a faculty instructor for NASM, assisting with content development and teaching workshops on fitness and corrective exercise. He is also an adjunct professor in the exercise science and sports leadership department at Concordia University Chicago. Over the past 15 years, Kyle has had many roles, from being a fitness professional at a large health club to serving as director of research and education for various health and fitness product companies. In this capacity, he authored or co-authored more than a dozen studies and articles on emerging mobility strategies.

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Helen  Vanderburg

Helen Vanderburg

Helen Vanderburg is a co-owner of Heavens Elevated Fitness, the author of Fusion Workouts, and the fitness education manager for Balanced Body®. She has been named Canada's Presenter of the Year by canfitpro numerous times and she received the canfitpro Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. She has been awarded the IDEA Program Director of the Year, Presenter of the Year and the 2018 Top Industry Contributor. Recognized as a Women of Vision and one of Canada's most influential people, Helen is an elite athlete as a World Champion synchronized swimmer and a member of the Canada and International Sports Hall of Fames.

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Shana Verstegen

Shana Verstegen

Shana Verstegen is a TRX® and American Council on Exercise master instructor, a member of the Under Armour® training team and a six-time World Champion lumberjack athlete. She holds a degree in kinesiology-exercise science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is a certified personal trainer through ACE, NASM and NFPT. An energetic and personable speaker, she is also the national spokesperson for the Huntington's Disease Society of America.

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Melissa  Weigelt

Melissa Weigelt

Melissa Weigelt, MS, is an ACE-certified group fitness instructor, NASM-certified personal trainer, and vinyasa yoga instructor (200 RYT) with 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. As an AFAA- and ACE-approved provider of continuing education for fitness instructors, and a BOSU ® national master trainer, Melissa truly enjoys sharing her knowledge and ideas with others. Her hands-on, down-to-earth teaching style, creativity and strong technical knowledge allow her to deliver fun-filled, unique workshops that assist instructors in staying up to date with trends in the fitness industry.

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Jason Wersland, DC

Jason Wersland, DC

Jason Wersland, DC, is a board-certified chiropractor and founder of the world's first percussive therapy brand, Theragun®. He specializes in full-body mechanics and kinetics with a focus in neurology, sports-specific therapy and rehabilitation. Since founding Theragun, Jason continues to develop new advanced research and percussive therapy protocols that are proving successful in restoring mobility, reducing pain, and improving performance and recovery. He is committed to helping people create a stronger connection with their bodies with understanding and accountability for their personal health.

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Ronda Williams

Ronda Williams

Ronda Williams, MS, and her business partner, Jessica Bottesch, are better known as "empower partners," a powerhouse duo with over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. In 2004 they co-founded Empower Personalized Fitness, a brick-and-mortar studio with a cutting-edge approach to individualized wellness, and in 2016 they launched their coaching and consulting business, and created the Wellness Studio Success Blueprint.

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