Emma Barry is a global fitness authority who advises to the fastest-growing segments in the sector: boutique studios, budget clubs, digital workouts and fit-tech start-ups. A founding member of group fitness programming juggernaut Les Mills International, former Director of Programming for Equinox and currently advising Basic-Fit – the fastest growing value-based chain in Europe.
Stacey Beaman entered the fitness space on the marketing side, expanding her brand's digital presence to an audience in 49 countries! She started teaching dance fitness in 2015, while fiercely advocating for size inclusivity. Stacey has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Huffington Post and was the first full figured trainer featured on PopSugar Fitness, where her PlyoJam workouts have over 2 million views. Stacey also has a marketing business in which she teaches other entrepreneurs to implement seamless digital marketing strategies.
Christine Conti, AKA Wonder Woman, is an international fitness educator and presenter, CEO of Conti Fitness & Wellness LLC, co-host of Two Fit Crazies & A Microphone Podcast, co-owner of TFC Productions LLC Podcasting. She sits on the MedFit Education Foundation Advisory Board and author of the Arthritis Fitness Specialist Course. Christine is founder and CEO of Let’s FACE It Together™ facial exercise and rehabilitation. Christine certifies instructors to work with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, ALS, Stroke and more. After a severe Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and rounds of chemo in 2010, Christine left her secondary teaching career that followed her stint as an investment banker to follow her passion. YES YOU CAN is her mantra, and after 38 marathon and 2 IRONMAN finishes, she will continue to inspire others that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Tony Felgueiras is the canfitpro 2020 Fitness Professional of the Year (FIS) . He develops coaches and delivers high energy motivational group classes at Orangetheory Fitness as Senior Head Coach in the Greater Toronto Area. He connects individually by training clients 1-on-1 through his virtual personal training business. With a background as a yoga teacher and group fitness instructor, Tony teaches his clients how to “work in”, improving their mindset and positivity, as well as “working out” their body.
Josh Gitalis, Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner, runs a Toronto-based private practice, with a worldwide client base. He is a recognized expert in integrative healthcare, merging the best of functional medicine and integrative therapeutics. As a leader in his field, Josh has taught Clinical Nutrition for several natural health colleges and runs the Functional Nutrition Certification Program. He is the first Canadian nutritionist to become an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).
Former pro athlete, former fitness business owner. Cancer survivor, competitor, and leader. Get to know Sean, and you’ll understand why NPE is the organization fitness business owners around the world depend on to help them grow. Sean has guided NPE to the position of the acknowledged global leader in the field of business leadership, mentorship, and coaching in the fitness industry. By helping NPE clients systemize their businesses and maximize their opportunities, Sean has created an organization which “walks the walk” when it comes to performance.
Maureen (Mo) Hagan
Maureen (Mo) Hagan is an international award-winning fitness instructor and program director, the 2019 Canadian Fitness Industry Leader of the Year, and an OptiMYz 2020 Top 10 Women of Power and Top 100 Health Influencer since 2018. Mo is regularly teaching group fitness instructor with GoodLife Fitness and is Chief Operating Officer for canfitpro – Canada’s leading fitness education authority.
Sara Hodson is the founder & CEO of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic - the Ultra-Private Gym for people with health concerns. In response to the pandemic, Sara became the provincial co-lead for the Fitness Industry Council of Canada's BC Coalition and has been working collaboratively with the fitness working group for the provincial health office in representing the FIC and ensuring that fitness is safe and open across the province. In January of this year, Sara was given the unique opportunity to present an economic recovery plan for the fitness industry to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. She has spoken in the media representing and advocating for fitness across Canada and is passionate about using exercise as medicine.
Josie has been involved in fitness and finance for over 15 years. She holds FIS, HWL, RYT certifications and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Josie believes that investing in health provides infinite returns. She blends her passions for fitness and finance by educating and empowering others to create healthy habits to optimize their physical and financial health. As the founder of Hope Coaching, Josie inspires and motivates others to achieve their health goals. As the co-owner of LJ Business Solutions Josie helps entrepreneurs reach their financial goals.
Dynasti Hunt is an award-winning Talent and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader, committed to redesigning workplaces with a centered racial-equity lens. Dynasti currently leads organizational coaching & consulting spaces designed to support individuals and teams across all sectors through how to evolve their workplace equity journey. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA). Her work has been highlighted In Cosmopolitan, Fast Company, Forbes, and Well and Good.
Paul is the founder of Impakt and a globally recognized authority on the social purpose of business. Paul has collaborated with corporations including 3M, McCain Foods, Petro-Canada, Starbucks and GoodLife Fitness to help solve social problems and benefit from doing so. He has also written extensively about business and social change for publications including Advertising Age, Forbes, Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Paul is currently writing a book called Change for Good that will be published in 2022 by ECW Press.
Mover, shaker, and joie de vivre giver! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie will passionately share her inspirational insights. She uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting change with her team, clients, and participants.
Sheldon McBee MS, is Director of Personal Training at Universal Athletic Club and Education and Training Director for World of Dance Fitness. He is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor with over 19 years of experience in health and fitness. He is an experienced international presenter, lecturer, educator, business consultant, and fitness content developer. Sheldon has been featured in numerous industry publications, group fitness educational videos, and industry conferences. Sheldon is based out of Lititz, PA.
Award-winning Nardia Norman has 20 years’ experience in coaching, education and personal training. Recipient of FILEX’s Presenter of the Year Award for 2018, Personal Trainer of the Year 2014 and an Australian Institute of Fitness Legend, Nardia has a strong history of consulting small to medium-sized fitness businesses, providing women specific education and is a well-known industry influencer. Nardia’s understanding of the industry and what works drives her passion for helping fitness professionals excel.
Nathalie is the EXPERT with a PROVEN SYSTEM to get you transformational results. International No.1 Bestselling Author of eleven books on empowerment, Founder & CEO of the THINK YourselfÂ® ACADEMY, she has inspired over 100,000 audience members to eliminate negative self-talk. She combines over 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years in sales and over 30 years in the fitness industry. In 2007, she was "Fitness Instructor of the Year" for Canada.
Scott is the Senior VP Fitness and Operations for GYMVMT, Her GYMVMT, Bankers Hall Club and ClubFit in Alberta Canada, winners of Canada's Best Managed Companies award along with the Achievers Most Engaged Workplaces award. Scott’s passion for the fitness industry has led him to his active roles as the President at Prescription to Get Active and President at Fitness Industry Council of Canada. Scott is a dynamic leader that has helped build one of the largest Personal Training and Group Fitness teams in Canada, his areas of expertise include Personal Training sales and business practices, career development and Human Resources. Scott inspires his two daughters to embrace fitness by exploring indoor and outdoor activities during their time together.