Alexis Batrakoulis, MS, has been a global fitness educator and presenter in 30 countries across 4 continents. He is a PhD Candidate in Exercise and Health emphasized on Exercise and Obesity while holding numerous credentials through ACE, ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. He is a EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee Member, an ACE International Master Trainer, and he serves as a Member on three ACSM Committees. He was recently named the 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year
Alisha has 15 years of industry experience across a range of hands-on training, development and leadership roles, including over a decade as Learning and Development Manager at Australian Fitness Network/FILEX.
Currently Alisha is co-Director of Integral, a ground-breaking movement studio that is at the forefront of aerial and movement instruction in Australia. As an Animal Flow Master Instructor, Alisha shares her love of intelligent movement, bodyweight exploration, and skill acquisition with fitness professionals all around the world.
“Chaddy” is an Animal Flow® Master Trainer with over a decade of fitness industry experience. He is also a PTA Global Faculty Member, TRX and Trigger Point Performance Senior Master Instructor, ViPR pro trainer, SandBells and Kettlebell instructor. A former soldier, Australian Rules player and coach, and current martial artist, he has the ability to apply science to movement and make it fun.
Azimah is a GMB Fitness trainer from Singapore, currently training and teaching at Phuket Top Team alongside international martial arts professional athletes. She has competed in bodybuilding, powerlifting, and BJJ events, and beleive’s in s building a stronger and more durable body and mind through mindful bodyweight movement.
When it comes to training, she’s in love with aligning the body, mind, and spirit through movement, and how important physical autonomy is across different kinds areas of fitness. Azimah aims to continue to kick ass, monkeying around on the mats, and is always excited to have people join her!
Barbie is passionate about helping individuals achieve healthier lifestyles. In addition to being a MASHUP® Master Trainer, she has taught Camp Gladiator, Body Pump, Pilates, Boot Camp, Total Body Conditioning, Step Aerobics, Circuit Training, Active Aging, and Kickboxing.
Barbie is from the Dallas Fort Worth area in Texas, teaches several classes a week, works as a lifestyle coach and presents at fitness conferences globally.
Benjamin Siong is the Founder of Australian Strength Performance – Australia’s premiere Fitness brand focused on body composition, athletic performance, and optimal nutrition. A Science graduate with an honours degree in psychology, Ben is also a level 5 Poliquin Strength Coach, ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist, author, international presenter and educator.
His expertise in strategic programming and nutrition has seen him produce top ranked athletes in over 16 different sports, including champion bodybuilders, fitness models and pageant queens, such as Miss Australia 2011 and Miss Malaysia 2012.
Benson is the first and only Fellow of Applied Functional Science in South East Asia who studied intensively under the guidance of the “Father” of function, Dr. Gary Gray. Benson’s unquenchable thirst for knowledge over 11 years has brought him around the globe to study with the world’s best such as EXOS, IOM, Gray Institute. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others through certification courses, wellness workshops, corporate programs and sports clinics.
Author, visionary & entrepreneur, Beth is the founder and CEO of YogaFit© Inc., the largest yoga fitness school in the world, with over 200,000 students on six continents.
As one of the utmost leading experts in “mind, body and fitness,” Shaw is recognized as an industry pioneer drawing from years of experience and expertise in nutrition, exercise, yoga and holistic healing.
Christine Conti, AKA Wonder Woman, is an international fitness presenter and trainer as well as the CEO of Conti Fitness & Wellness LLC. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and just about EVERY certification out there, Christine now creates and implements functional fitness programs for all ages and abilities. In addition, she serves as the head of fitness for various Orangetheory Fitness studios at the Jersey shore where she resides with her husband and two young children. Christine is also the owner and co-host of the world-renowned podcast, Two Fit Crazies & A Microphone, where you will hear inspiring interviews from the best in fitness, nutrition, endurance racing, and more. Christine’s mission in life is to inspire you with her “YES YOU CAN” attitude, and after undergoing 2 rounds of chemotherapy for her advanced autoimmune diagnosis 8 years ago, Christine has completed over 30 marathons, 2 triathlons, and most recently, an IRONMAN. Yes! You! Can!
Claudia has served as a Senior Trainer and content provider for YogaFit Inc. since 2000. She holds her ERYT 500 through both the Yoga Alliance of USA and Australia and is ACE-certified. With over 30 years in the spa and fitness industry, Claudia is a leading expert in this field, travelling extensively through Europe, Australia and the US, training fitness instructors in yoga, mind/body fitness, holistic health and active aging.
Crown Kim is a mentor, as well as a senior trainer with one of the best gyms in the world, Ultimate Performance. He has been working as a personal trainer for 10 years in the fitness industry. Also studied sports science at Yeonsung University in KOREA and held his NSCA -CPT 8years. Crown is former ROK Marine Corps, deployed once to Afghanistan for 9 months, with a highly competitive sports background, competing in both Taekwondo and bodybuilding.
Dave is an exercise physiologist specialising in holistic health and exercise. He is the co-owner of the Kaizen Institute of Health in Australia.
Dave has a long history as an elite high-performance sport conditioning coach. He now specialises in working with clients with chronic pain and injuries. He currently lectures internationally to health professionals on integrating a holistic approach to health and fitness.
David Norman BPhEd (University of Otago, NZ) brings a multitude of industry experience from across Australia, New Zealand and now calls Singapore home. David is the Head of Fitness for Virgin Active SEA (Singapore/Thailand) and has formally has run many businesses from fitness equipment supplier/agent, fitness education provider along with being health club and studio owner.
David, is a master trainer for Stroops as well as developing his own SGT certification in Australia. David has presented at Fitex (NZ) and FILEX (Australia) and many other events over the past 10 years on everything from SGT, Body weight training, Business best practice and the benefits of stress interventions. David, along with his wife own a boutique pilates business which includes a HIIT and metabolic conditioning programs so he is well versed in this specialist area.
Australian Fit-tech Entrepreneur, founder of global applications & software products that enhance the process of how humans connect with technology to create more sustainable jobs in the fitness industry.
Deborah spearheaded Zumba Fitness & Piloxing as a leading distributor & marketer, spawning tens of thousands of jobs in the region and increasing memberships in all major big box gyms.
Currently the Australian Global Ambassador for the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA). Adventurous mother of three.
Dexter has been in the industry for over a decade, having had the experience of being a Membership Sales Manager, Assistant Club Manager, Personal Trainer and now a regional Educator.
Dexter teaches for Fit Singapore, FTI Australia, Smart Tools (USA), FEA & IFPA. Currently also the Head Coach of the RBT Team, managing 3 Anytime Fitness clubs in Singapore. Dexter brings his wealth of all-round experience to the table.
Filipe has a high-level experience in the fitness industry working as a personal trainer and Group exercise instructor since 2002. He’s passion for functional training and continuous pursuing of combining wellness and performance training led him in becoming an international presenter since 2013. As well as managing multi-site fitness facilities
Filipe is also an avid ambassador for overall wellness with a true passion in helping others succeeding in fitness and lifestyle.
Jack Thomas is the Founder and CEO of BASE, winner of Asia’s ‘Gym of the Year’ 2018. Within just 2 years, BASE has grown from one to three studios and is recognized as one of the top boutique fitness offerings in Asia.
As well as running BASE, Jack is on a mission to help other studio owners in Asia thrive through speaking, writing, coaching and the Fitness Business Asia podcast.
As one of the few sports science trained sports nutritionist in Singapore, James links exercise with nutrition to a paint a fuller picture on how to better measure and manage your lifestyle, fitness, and nutrition to reach your goals while keeping everything simple. He believes that eating towards your best body doesn’t require sacrifices in taste and had the privilege to coach both clients and personal trainers towards a better health, body composition and performance.
Jan is the creator of EvoPrime Fitness, which is a health facility that offers a highly positive and individualised approach that also integrates a touch of community, respect and empathy. EvoPrime Fitness believes in sustainable strategies, which are based on biology, longevity and complete performance, and his personal vision is to elevate the consciousness of health before fitness, here in Australia and then around the world.
Jan is also the Programming Officer for the Institute of Motion, and Global Educator for ViPR PRO.
Jen is on a mission to redefine how mums are educated and cared for, after becoming a mother. She is bringing back communities through exercise; building support networks, and linking educated personal trainers and health professionals.
Jen’s award-winning business Body Beyond Baby, was founded over nine years ago. She is the author of “How to Love your Body as Much as your Baby” and the creator of the “Safe Return to Exercise” PT accreditation.
Put simply, Jen Dugard is leading the way in training mums and provides profound insights that are changing the ways that hundreds of women are viewing their life as a mother.
John Polley (JP) is a studio owner, industry educator, consultant, author and mentor. With an extensive background in integrated myofascial movement, a fervent passion for creating positive change and playful character, JP brings his energy to everyone in an empathetic and simple manner, delivering skills that can be instantly applied in their roles the very next day. His presenting experience is extensive and he is popular everywhere he goes.
Jonathan is from believes in sustainable fitness and prides himself as a hybrid trainer. In addition to being a MASHUP® Master Trainer, he has numerous fitness certifications, has developed a proprietary fitness program and won Asia Fitness Idol 2018.
He actively travels to fitness conferences globally to continually enhance his skill set with cutting-edge knowledge in the fitness industry as well as present at fitness conferences in Asia.
Kenny has a both a Doctorate of Osteopathy and a Masters degree in Exercise Science. His work has taken him around the globe and he has conducted workshops and training courses in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and more recently, in Singapore. His seminars focus on manual therapy and building effective training programs for performance and rehabilitation.
With over 25 years’ fitness industry experience, Kristen is the executive manager of the multi-award winning Aquafit Fitness and Leisure. Kristen’s leadership in the fitness industry was recognised internationally in 2018, when she was named the first Australian recipient of the IHRSA Women’s Leader Award. Kristen has developed and implemented a well-executed strategy to position Aquafit as a valuable community asset, especially for older adults. An active contributor and thought leader in the industry, Kristen’s qualifications include an MBA (Distinction) and Bachelor of Sports Science (Exercise Science).
Luke is a published author, educator and the co-host of the Plant Fit Summit. He also competes as a strength athlete. Luke is the founder of Plant Fit Movement and Awake Method. Both brands promote plant-based health, fitness and conscious living. He is passionate about championing individuals to live a fit, healthy and purpose driven life.
Máire began her career as an athletic therapist and trainer and has complted training in trigger point release, kinesio® taping, massage, muscle energy technique and myofascial release to name but a few. Marie holds a Masters in Physiotherapy and has worked around the world specializing in sports injuries and rehabilitation, across both amateur and professional sports. Máire is also an avid runner and competes regularly in Singapore, often placing on the podium.
An international reputation for innovation thought leadership, and passion, Mel uses her own experience, success, and skills to focus on presenting to business owners on leadership, social media, sales concepts, setting up programming and business within a business model is also a specialty.. She has been awarded by IHRSA, Australasian Leisure Management, her club has been a feature business success story by Facebook. She is also the CEO of the Gym Owners Business Podcast And Network,
Natalie is the founder of media platform www.thedailyescape.com & the Rockstar Fit App used by people all over the world. She is a Reebok sponsored athlete & ambassador for brands including SportsSingapore, ClassPass & Soneva Resorts.
She is a qualified Trainer, a Training for Warriors coach and has accreditation in Sports Nutrition & leads Singapore’s biggest bootcamp. She has represented Asia competing at multiple Spartan Race World Championships, is an avid podium-placed runner, Asia Masters Athletics Champion and Asian age-group CrossFit champion.
Nuno Fidalgo , started his fitness journey with the Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira in 1990, he then pursued his passion for exercise and coaching people joining the fitness world in 2000. With 20 years of career in fitness, plus another 10 in Capoeira, he’s worked in countries like Portugal , Brazil and now Singapore.
With an overwhelming passion about fitness and wellness, he turned his passion into his dream job, and now is an educator and coach to other trainers at Fitness First Singapore, while still keeping connected with members of the public , in several appearances , classes and workshops. His purpose is to bring Fitness Education and love for exercise to as many people as possible, in hope of inspiring people to a better and healthier life !
He is also the founder and host of a non profit Youtube Channelwww.thepushupmovement.com, with the purpose of sharing more knowledge and education about fitness to the public and in particular to Singaporeans.
Owen is an Ultimate Performance trainer specialising in body transformations for corporate professionals. As a trainer at the world’s leading personal training company, high standards of service and support are at the key of what we offer clients. With a BA (Hons) Physical Education and a competitive background at a national and international level in Taekwondo it is this attention to detail which we transfer to our clients.
Pamela has a degree in Nutrition, a Level 2 Anthropometrist (body measurements) by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) and a Certified Personal Trainer.
She is a valued memebr of the UFIT Team as their Sports Nutritionist with fast professional experience accross multiple disciplines including basketball, football, track and field, swimming, and tennis, as well as private and corporate nutrition consultations for weight loss clients and amateur athletes.
Known globally as Mr Retention, Paul Brown in an internationally acclaimed consultant and keynote speaker, Australian Presenter of the year and creator of the Face2Face Retention Program with a 20 year track record of helping the world’s best groups and independent clubs achieve amazing growth and prosperity.
Phil has a pssaion for fitness and sport and has represented Team GB in Sailing. With an MSc Exercise Physiology and ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach, Phil applies scientific principles to training and nutrition to guide his clients towards permanent and sustainable improvements. With a background working with high performance teams and athletes, as well as working in physiotherapy clinics for rehabilitation, Phil wants to empowe trainer and clients to reach and reset their goals.
Ranell Hobson (M.Sp.Coach., B.Sp.Sci & Coach., NSCA CSCS, ASCA L2 , ATFCA L3) is a 25 + year Sport & Fitness Industry leader and an award-winning presenter. Co-Founder of the Academy of Sport Speed Australia (ASSA), she provides evidence based athletic training in Strength and Speed. Ranell has delivered workshops and courses through the UK, Italy and Asia-Pacific regions. Ranell is also an Accredited Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor.
Experience: International Strength and Conditioning Conference 2018; Course and workshops for various UK Academies including Arsenal, South Hampton FC, Brighton-Hove Albion FC, Courses and workshops throughout Australia, the UK and Italy. Courses with FitSingapore throughout 2018.
Raymond is a mentor, as well as a senior trainer with one of the best gym in the world, Ultimate Performance.The gym he works in specialises in life changing body transformations, looking at the holistic approach of diet, training and lifestyle. With a highly competitive sports background, he does dragon boating at the highest level, representing his country, Singapore, in races such as SEA Games and the Asian Games.
Riyo Fukunaga is BODYBALANCE® Head Program Coach, Les Mills Barre™ Trainer, and Les Mills TONE™ Presenter at Les Mills Asia Pacific, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Riyo finds a joy in spreading holistic workouts through South East Asia to create a fitter and happier planet. Exposed to various types of Yoga in her early practice, she first completed RYT200 program in 2004. Coincidentally in the same year, she discovered her new love in BODYBALANCE® – and that’s where the journey began. She has been teaching Yoga, BODYBALANCE®, and other various Les Mills Program since then. With the recent introduction of Les Mills Barre™ to the market, she joined the program launch team to share the program across SEA region.
Originally from Japan, Riyo has travelled to many countries and being exposed to many cultures. Her biggest passion now is to create fitness addictions through Les Mills Training in all the countries and cultures she gets to work with.
Stacey Vandiver and Ann Marie Barbour are the founders of SoulBody and creators of SoulBody Barre, SoulBody Unhitched, and SoulBody Power. Together they have been in the fitness industry for over 15 years. Their passion for Group Fitness, their Pilates training background, their study and experience of many different exercise formats, and their creative energy, has led them to design a method of BARRE and HIIT classes that are functional and results-driven. SoulBody’s “boutique-style”, choreographed method has filled the gap for a need of progressive programming that is on trend and keeping clubs and studios ahead of the curve in the Group Fitness arena. With the high caliber Teacher Training and the consistency of the choreographed programs, instructors confidently teach classes that are fun, smart and keeping members coming back for more! Stacey and Ann Marie are excited to see the global expansion of SoulBody and the growth of a community that is raising their hand to be part of this movement. Collectively we are the change!
Sufian has been passionate about sports since a very young age and this inspired him to pursue a degree in Human Performance from University of Western Australia. He continues to pursue courses worldwide, is a TriggerPoint Therapy Master Trainer, NASM CPT amongst many other qualifications. As a Personal Trainer and educator, what sets him apart is the ability to understand the human body from both movement and physiology perspectives.
Suzanne Hosley, BSc, MBA, DBA was born in Montreal and lives in Bangkok. She has 30 years’ experience in education and training in Asia and is the founder of Fit® Thailand and of the Asia Fitness Conference. She has always been active – from track and field, to gymnastics and ballet, running and triathlons – and considers health and fitness to be fundamental aspects of life. Suzanne has acquired several international certifications over the years – ACE, ACSM and NASM CPT; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS); ACE Health Coach; ISSN SNS and more. She believes in lifelong learning and is currently working towards being a Certified Life Coach.
Tarek is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Functional Training Institute (Australia). Over 10 years of training with Kettlebells, Powerbags and Battling Ropes and extensive research and training development, Tarek has fused his passion for fitness and movement with a new-found specialty in functional training and lead to the creation of innovative functional training education such as the master functional trainer. As an international speaker Tarek has presented numerous times at the biggest conventions in Australia, Asia and the USA. Tarek has presented his courses to thousands of trainers throughout Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Tarek is also the co-author of ‘Purpose Driven Movement’
Tony Stone has worked with artist such as Salt N’ Peppa, Diana Ross, Vanilla Ice, Beyonce, LL Cool J, Kelis and Michael Jackson and more. He’s been a featured dancer/choreographer on Soul Train, MTV Fashion Rocks London at the Royal Albert Hall, MTV World Tour, The Danish Music Awards, President of Germany’s fashion charity gala, Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China naming just a few. Tony has trained and choreographed dancers working for Britney Spears, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Will Smith, Chris Brown and many more and his choreography has been featured with the Los Angeles Laker Girls, Nike, So You Think You Can Dance, Reebok, Mercedes, BMW, Miss Fitness USA, G-Star, Gucci and also many more. He’s won awards for Best Choreographer, Best Instructor, a Life Time Achievement and Best International Choreographer/Presenter. Tony is the proud creator/director of the brand new dance fitness program CHOREOLOGY by Salsation® which he is currently showcasing and qualifying dance lovers around the globe to teach.
With over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry, Tracy has committed 17 years in Asia building programs, teams and businesses. In director roles for Fitness First Asia and Les Mills Asia Pacific, Tracy understands and thrives on breaking barriers across cultures and in the board room! Tracy’s passion is to help other women grow their careers within fitness and wellness by sharing her experiences and insights in panels, forums and one-on-one mentoring. Tracy is currently a co-founder of FIRE Fitness in Malaysia and consults to other fitness facilities to help them establish their brand with signature workouts and Rockstar Teams. As a B.Ph.Ed (Otago) and MBA (Vic, Melbourne) graduate, Tracy has fused education with creativity to maintain longevity in fitness. Join Tracy and some other fabulous women for the “Women who Influence” session and the WIFA meet-up!
Ulrik Larsen is an Australian Sports Physiotherapist uniquely specialized to educate the Fitness Industry.
With an extensive 26 years of experience working with injured athletes, personal trainers and their clients across Australia, NZ, Asia, India, Middle East and the UK, he is the founding director of Rehab Trainer International.
Ulrik’s passion for up-skilling fitness professionals led him to develop the REHAB TRAINER courses, which are delivered face-face in courses nearly 20 countries by the Rehab Trainer Group of elite Sports Physiotherapists.
Director of UFIT Bootcamps, Wendy is also a degree-qualified nutritionist with 18 years of experience. She runs the highly popular UFIT Clean & Lean Challenge, which successfully helps thousands of people lose weight and develop healthy eating habits. Wendy is also a fully qualified personal trainer and bootcamps coach, with experience in running fitness programs in Australia and Singapore.
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