Abbie Appel is the owner and CEO of Abbiefit Consulting, Appel Programming Solutions and the Program Director at Fitspace Studios. As an award-winning fitness educator, Abbie develops and delivers programs for Power Systems, Schwinn Cycling and many other organizations. She created the SCW Pilates and SCW Barre Certifications and has received SCW’s “Best Presenter” award. Abbie has produced and starred in over 30 fitness videos and contributes to fitness publications such as Self, Shape, and Prevention.
Ollie founded the industry’s leading booking and customer management software company Gymcatch in 2015 with the aim of making participation in fitness easier for all. As founder, Ollie has served as CEO since Gymcatch’s inception. Outside of the office, Ollie enjoys travelling, playing and watching cricket and spending time with his young family. He supports a number of charities focused on increasing physical participation.
Claire Barker-Hemings is a highly regarded aqua fitness exercise specialist, presenter, and Pilates Instructor. She trains people of all ages, sharing her passion and knowledge of water, fitness, and wellbeing. She has been teaching since 1997, planning and delivering aqua fitness workshops and new instructor trainings across Australia and Internationally. Her love for the water and Pilates comes through in every session that she delivers.
Cyndy Barnes and her husband, Travis Barnes, are the owners of Journey 333, a booming company with five locations and franchises throughout the country. Starting her thriving company with an unemployment check has landed Cyndy on NBC News and led to Shape magazine naming her as one of the 50 most inspiring women of all time. Cyndy is the co-author of Journey Fitness and the best-selling 52 Amazing Journeys. Authentic and courageous, she will make you believe in the beauty of your dreams.
David is a professor in kinesiology, the director of education for the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI), and workshop manager and lecturer for the Brookbush Institute. His teaching and leading abilities have allowed David to lecture across the globe on movement and performance. He currently holds advanced certifications with the Brookbush Institute, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the National Personal Training Institute.
Lynne Brick, BS.R.N., is an international health and fitness presenter, consultant and author. She has been featured in a dozen exercise videos and is the 1990 IDEA International Instructor of theYear. She’s also the co-owner, with her husband, Victor, of Brick Bodies and Planet Fitness Growth Partners, totaling 80 clubs in the US and Australia. She is also the co-founder of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation and the 2020 recipient of the Global Wellness Summit Debra Simon Leadership in Mental Wellness Award.
Nike Charles is the owner of JUST2SWEAT, a place where faith and fitness transform lives! She holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology and a Minor in Sports Medicine. She is also a Can Fit Pro Certified Personal Trainer who has been into fitness her entire life. Nike is a wife and a mother to two young children who are actively into Rep sports. She thrives on seeing people living healthy and active lives and is a motivator who will positively impact your life to bring out the best in you. Her energy is infectious and her passion for health and fitness will inspire you along your fitness journey.
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.
Sohailla Digsby is a registered dietician, author, and the developer of the life-changing 52-Day Best Body Countdown program for fitness professionals, which brings sound nutrition and accountability to their fitness and wellness facilities. With over 20 years of experience as a fitness professional, presenter, and RD, Sohailla manages an online membership-based coaching group and authored three books to help fitness professionals guide their clients to reach goals and maintain their Best Bodies.
Dominic Gili is an award-winning Aqua Fitness Specialist from Sydney Australia with a reputation for offering innovative, engaging, and challenging water workouts. Dom is the founder of AquaFitnessOnline.com which offers online training videos and resources. He has shared his passion for Aqua Fitness at conferences in the USA, UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
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.
Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a Washington University trained physician in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics and is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation. She completed her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition, Vitamin, and Mineral Metabolism at the University of Illinois. Dr. Lyon works with the Special Operations Military and has a private practice in NYC. Dr. Lyon brings unparalleled results to her patients with personalized nutritional interventions, metabolic and genetic testing, and behavioral action implementation.