Featured in Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and GQ Magazine, to name a few, Pixie Acia has been a staple in the Los Angeles fitness industry for more than a decade. An acclaimed fitness and life coach, her impressive resume includes SoulCycle master instructor and west coast training officer and owner and founder of SurfSweatServe, a fitness, wellness and community service-based retreat company that facilitates confidence-building adventures. 500 RYT Yoga Alliance-Certified, Buti Yoga-Certified, AFAA-Certified, a triathlete and an ambassador for Lululemon, Phat Fudge, Daily Harvest and more, she has impacted the health of thousands of Angelenos with her emphasis on cross-pollination within the community, with the firm belief that “together we get stronger.” Pixie has been teaching yoga to beginners and experienced practitioners for over a decade. Not only is she is well versed in the various aspects of the physical practice, but also she has gone beyond to study fields such as trauma-informed yoga, vinyasa yoga, the subtle body, Kundalini, restorative yoga, injury management and pranayama.
Emma Barry is an observer and a catalyst. She is also a founding member of the group fitness juggernaut Les Mills International, and a former director for the luxury lifestyle brand Equinox. Emma has held senior roles in programming, product development and training, and she consults to the fastest growing fitness segments: budget clubs and boutique studios. A prolific writer, sought after speaker and mentor, she is fluent in what happens NEXT in fitness, contributing to global forums, trend panels and women’s events. Emma specializes in lighting fires under people and projects that need action NOW.
John Berardi, PhD, is the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world's largest online nutrition coaching, software and certification company. He's an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike and Titleist, and was recently selected as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world, as well as one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness. Over the last 15 years, he and his team have coached more than 100,000 clients through the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program, educated more than 50,000 professionals through the Precision Nutrition Certification, and created the innovative nutrition coaching platform, Precision Nutrition's ProCoach.
Ava Johanna is an internationally recognized meditation and yoga teacher, breathwork facilitator, and transformational mentor on a mission to bridge the gap for anyone craving more love, health and happiness in their lives. Ava also hosts The Alchemized Life Podcast, which features top thought leaders in the wellness industry and lessons to inspire listeners to blossom into who they were always meant to become.
Sadie Nardini is the CEO of Sadie Nardini LLC, a fast-growing online yoga, fitness and wellness studio and e-course business. She is the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga®, an anatomy-enhanced flow yoga style, and The Yoga Shred®, a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) plus yoga flow style based on more mindful yoga alignment and cardio optimization. Sadie is one of the world's bestselling online yoga course creators and her new online studio, The Fit & Fierce Club is booming. Her social media encompasses 1–2 million viewers a month between Facebook, Instagram and the club.
Brian Nunez is an internationally recognized industry leader and award-winning presenter, inspiring coaches, companies and clients all over the world to live a focused, fit and free lifestyle. He is a best-selling author, Nike master trainer and successful entrepreneur, as well as one of the most sought after coaches in the world specializing in athletic performance, mental conditioning and business leadership. He is the founder of FNS Training Center, voted Silicon Valley's top training facility in 2016—2018, providing a one-of-a-kind team-training experience, along with personal training, nutrition coaching and mental conditioning.
With the words, “Be Good. Do Good.” inked along her right foot, Kirsten Potenza, CEO and co-creator of POUND®—Rockout. Workout. leads her body, life and business with that mantra. She founded POUND at the age of 24, but was an entrepreneur long before that, opening an arts and crafts store in her backyard when she was six. She grew up in a tiny town in upstate New York and began playing sports at the age of five, eventually becoming a Division One athlete at UCLA. But it wasn’t until she left college and was no longer playing team sports that she realized there was a shift in what motivated her (and others) to workout. “I went from working out with purpose, camaraderie and lots of cheering, to moving my body just to look better, and it didn’t feel right." Kirsten designed POUND to be something that connected people directly with the beat, using music as an escape to empower and motivate. She believes strongly that a workout should feel as powerful and moving as playing or listening to music. Today, POUND transcends the common experience of the gym through the fusion of movement and making music. With over 20,000 trained instructors in over 90 countries, Kirsten feels strongly that POUND and its passionate community have the ability to shift the fitness conversation and be a catalyst for change.
Robyn Showers leads content strategy for Vimeo’s business products, including its one-stop-shop subscription video platform, Vimeo OTT. For more than 10 years, Robyn has been writing, speaking, tweeting and designing content for industry-changing technology companies like HubSpot and Vimeo. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Robyn likes to spend her nonwork hours planning her next trip, reading anything and everything, and yes, also practicing yoga.
Koya is a wellness trailblazer, inspirational speaker, celebrity holistic health coach, yoga instructor and author who is on a mission to empower and uplift the global community through education and entertainment. She is also the founder of Get Loved Up, an international lifestyle movement and yoga school that inspires mental, spiritual and physical health and wellness.