Editorial Staff

Lashaun Dale

Lashaun Dale loves yoga and fitness and finds magic in movement, music and mobs of people. She holds degrees in International Relations, Philosophy and Applied Anthropology, as well as an MPH from the School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York. With two decades of group fitness programming experience, Dale is former editor-in-chief of 24Life magazine, a regular contributor to SELF and Women’s Health and Fitness, as well as popular blogs and podcasts. She’ll teach yoga anytime she is given an opportunity to get her om on.

Rachelle Mahoney

Rachelle (Cihonski) Mahoney is an editor, writer and everyday fitness fanatic who loves running, yoga, BODYPUMP and trying the next crazy cool new fitness class. (Pilates on a surf board? Count her in!) A graduate of Biola University, Rachelle is a San Francisco Bay Area native and was previously the managing editor of a lifestyle magazine, where she also wrote about fitness, food, people and fashion. She is a Les Mills certified BODYPUMP instructor and NASM certified personal trainer.

Robin Rootenberg

Robin Rootenberg is managing editor for 24Life and 24Life TV. Nothing makes her happier than the possibility of one more person rediscovering the joy of movement, or trying something new. A UC Berkeley grad, her writing and communications career spans more than two decades, and she’s been running for even longer.

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Alan Stein Jr.

Alan Stein Jr. is a speaker, author and performance coach whose programs teach businesses and organizations how to develop championship-level performance, cohesion and accountability. Visit alansteinjr.com for more information.

Alanna Kaivalya

Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D., is the founder of AlchemyOfTheStars.com, and creator of Chakrastrology™. She trains people in alchemical astrology, and has been featured on The History Channel’s "The Universe." When she’s not working as an astrologer, she’s the founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method and runs an online 500 hour yoga teacher certification program with YogaDownload.

Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez is a North Carolina–based Les Mills BODYPUMP and GRIT trainer who also teaches BODYCOMBAT, BODYJAM and BODYBALANCE. He is a proponent of purposeful training to improve movement and performance, embraces the idea of the unsteady state, and as a master trainer for TriggerPoint Performance, he regularly shares his expertise in self-myofascial recovery. He is also a mechanical engineer.

Alex McMahon

Precision Nutrition is the largest private nutrition coaching company in the world, helping more than 100,000 clients transform their lives and more than 50,000 fitness professionals revolutionize their businesses over the past 15 years. If you’re a coach, or you want to be, learn more about the Precision Nutrition Certification.

Alex Picot-Annand

Alex Picot-Annand is a writer at Precision Nutrition. Also a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, Alex has worked in the health and fitness industry for over a decade.

Alison Bright

Alison Bright is a certified yoga instructor and independent consultant in the digital advertising and ICO space. With a varied background as a communication strategist and brand builder in sales, she's worked for brand name advertising agencies and publishers from East Coast to West Coast. Bright finds fulfillment in connecting people—with one another, companies and with themselves. Yoga, nature and simple every day laughs keep her balanced. She kicks off nearly every day with a dance party and gratitude.

Amanda Russell

Amanda Russell is the founder and head coach for Fit Strong and Sexy, one of the Internet’s leading online fitness communities for women. Russell is also a top-rated fitness and lifestyle writer, professional keynote speaker, Olympic-trained athlete, model, spokeswoman and one of the Internet’s most highly regarded experts in fitness, wellness and change. Named one of Google’s “Top Fitness Trainers,” Russell inspires men and women everywhere to break down barriers and gives them the roadmap to make positive change happen.

Amanda Woerner

Amanda Woerner joined DailyBurn as an editor in summer 2014. Prior to DailyBurn, she worked as a health editor at FoxNews.com and an assistant editor at Self magazine. Woerner started her career as a Page at NBC Universal, where she worked at The Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and various other shows. She attended Northwestern University, where she received a degree from the Medill School of Journalism. She lives in New York City and enjoys running, trying new workout classes and cooking in her tiny kitchen.

Angela Leigh

A teacher’s teacher, Angela Leigh thrives on coaching others to achieve their goals in fitness and in life. Angela is ACE and AFAA certified. She holds her 200-ERYT & 500 Hour Yoga accreditation through YogaWorks, is a Master Trainer for Schwinn Indoor Cycling, and holds certifications in a variety of strength and conditioning formats. She released her workout DVD in the fall of 2015, “Pure Body Blast,” and has been on many online and print media for fitness, yoga and nutrition. Angela is a graduate of The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, the world's largest nutrition school, she also has been certified through Precision Nutrition L1 and completed her L2 Master Class Mentorship program in fall of 2016. Angela de-mystifies information about nutrition and fitness to better serve the entire wellness community to live happier and healthier lives. She believes it is with smart daily choices, small and meaningful changes that we set ourselves up for a successful and lasting wellness lifestyle.

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Anna Katharina Schaffner is a writer and a critic and a Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent. Her book “Exhaustion: A History” (Columbia University Press, 2016), charts the forgotten history of exhaustion from classical antiquity to the present day and has been widely discussed in media worldwide.

Ariel Kiley

Ariel Kiley is an IAYT certified yoga therapist, Somatic Experiencing® trauma resolution specialist, wealth coach, speaker and published author. She runs online “Wealth Realization” Courses quarterly, manages and edits the blog for Tune Up Fitness® and works as a brand elevation copywriter for businesses. Kiley coaches individuals on how to overcome past blockages, make smart decisions and move toward a healthier/wealthier and more purposeful life. Her passion is helping people listen in to what they *really* want out of this life, and forge a clear path of action to get there. Visit her at arielkiley.co.

Barbara Biziou

A well-traveled, lifelong student of global culture, Barbara Biziou has devoted her career to inspiring, empowering and supporting people through life’s transitions and challenges. She is the author of “The Joy of Ritual” and “The Joy of Family Rituals.”

Baron Baptiste

For more than 25 years, Baron Baptiste has devoted his life to creating and sharing transformational yoga practices and programs. He shares the Baptiste Yoga methodology through workshops, books, yoga teacher trainings and his continued work with nonprofit organizations. An entrepreneur and visionary, Baptiste is committed to sharing Baptiste Yoga in ways that make a real and lasting difference in the lives of people across the planet. His approach to yoga has been a catalyst for society’s acceptance of yoga as a popular practice and is now being used by millions of people globally.

Becca Pace

Becca Pace has been a trainer and group fitness instructor for more than five years. An ACE-certified fitness instructor, she began her career by starting her own platform called InYourPaceFitness, which aimed to remove the intimidation factor of group fitness classes, and held outdoor “Bootycamp” classes seven days a week in Central Park. In addition to being one of the most sought-after trainers at Daily Burn, Becca teaches bodyART at the Broadway Dance Center. She also runs a holistic wellness retreat company called Revive Restorative Retreats.

Brendan Brazier

Brendan is the formulator and co-founder of Vega, bestselling author of the Thrive book series, creator and host of the Thrive Forward web series, and creator of the Thrive Fitness Fitplan app. He’s also a former professional Ironman triathlete and a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Brendan is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on plant-based performance nutrition, and therefore works with several NHL, NFL, MLB, UFC, and Olympic athletes. Brendan now invests in and works with socially responsible food & tech companies whose mandate is to fix our food system and reduce the environmental strain of food production.

Brian Grasso

An 18-year veteran of the sports training industry, Brian founded one of the largest youth development educational organizations in the world, served as its CEO for nearly eight years and co-created one of the fastest growing fitness franchises in the United States along with it.
He has guest lectured at governmental and private associations around the world, coached more than 20,000 athletes and worked with Olympic Gold Medalists, professionals from varying sports, collegiate standouts and kids. Brian authored “The Audacity of Success,” co-authored the bestseller “Total Body Transformation,” wrote and co-produced the landmark short film “Life by Numbers” and writes regularly for magazines around the globe, including Inked and Bulace.
Brian currently serves as CEO for the Mindset Performance Institute. In He's a competitive boxer, former bodyguard for world-class musicians and has worked as a model for magazines and clothing lines such as Men’s Fitness and Headrush.

Brian St. Pierre

As Precision Nutrition’s Director of Performance Nutrition, Brian St. Pierre leads a team of over 20 expert coaches, helping individuals of all backgrounds reach their personal and professional goals. St. Pierre also works with a host of elite athletes, providing nutrition coaching and performance-specific meal planning. He is the nutrition consultant for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, and formerly served as a nutrition consultant for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, and a nutrition coach and performance consultant for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. Prior to joining Precision Nutrition in 2012, St. Pierre was the head Sports Nutritionist and a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Cressey Sports Performance. St. Pierre co-authored the “Precision Nutrition System” and Precision Nutrition’s Level 1 Certification textbook, “The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition.” In addition, St. Pierre is the author of the “High-Performance Handbook Nutrition Guide,” the “Show and Go Nutrition Guide,” “Ultimate Hockey Nutrition” and “Ultimate Hockey Transformation Nutrition Guide.” A Registered Dietitian, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and a Certified Sports Nutritionist, St. Pierre serves on the Men's Health Network Board of Advisors. He holds a master’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine.

Bryce Hastings

Bryce Hastings is the Group Fitness Research and Operations Manager for Les Mills International. Literally the brains behind the brawn, he leads groundbreaking research and collaborates with internationally-renown research partners to unearth the latest and most effective fitness techniques. Hastings became a certified Physical Therapist in 1986 and completed his Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy at AUT University Auckland in 1990. He serves as a Research Associate at Auckland University of Technology and has been lecturing part time there for the last eight years. In 1990, Bryce opened his private physical therapy practice at Les Mills World of Fitness in Auckland, the original Les Mills gym established in 1968 by Les Mills Senior.

Cara Bradley

Cara Bradley, author of “On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine,” is an innovative leader and mental strength coach in body-mind training. A teacher for more than three decades and former pro skater, Cara leads programs for CEs, corporations (including The World Bank Group), universities (including Yale University) and sports teams (including Villanova University football and basketball and Penn State basketball). She is the founder of the award-winning Verge BodyMind Center in suburban Philadelphia, co-founder of the non-profit Mindfulness Through Movement, hosts the On The Verge podcast series and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, mindbodygreen, Whil blog and Mindful Magazine.

Carey Rossi

Carey Rossi is a journalist specializing in health, fitness, nutrition and mind-body topics. Her career has run the gamut of working in an immunology lab to launching a women’s fitness magazine, to being the news editor at health website. Her work has appeared in Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Glamour, Health, Oxygen, Prevention, Self, Shape, plus a dozen more publications and websites. Currently, she blogs at HealthMakestheGirl.com.

Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and personality based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the creator of Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube with over 300 million video views and 3 million subscribers. As a certified group fitness instructor and Pilates mat and Reformer teacher (ACE, NESTA, Balanced Body), Ho has been motivating people to move for nearly a decade.

Cat Perry

Cat Perry is a fitness editor and freelance writer covering breakthroughs in health, diet, fitness, action sports, lifestyle and travel. Her work has appeared in Men's Fitness, MSN, M&F Hers, Active.com, NewBalance.com, MuscleandFitness.com, Dealnews.com and Pride Life. Her blog Over & Outside pins the latest, most effective trends in fit, healthy, and adventurous living, and with it, she was also chosen as a 2016 DeLorme Woman of Adventure.

Celia Shatzman

Celia Shatzman covers everything from beauty and grooming to fashion, travel, fitness, psychology, health, career and finance. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, SELF, Teen Vogue, ForbesLife, NYLON, New York, Condé Nast Traveler, ELLE.com, New York Post, USA TODAY, Time Out New York, Health.com, StyleBistro.com, BBC Travel, Latina, Organic Spa Magazine,
WomensHealthMag.com, Prevention.com, Yoga Journal, and BUST, among others. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and now calls Brooklyn home.

Chanel Panagiotopoulos

Chanel was born in Hawaii, and raised in Laguna Niguel, California. She has worked in Los Angeles/Hollywood on films, TV, commercials, music, print and celebrity red carpet events for over a decade. Her unique style and passion for all her clients and projects have allowed her to work all over the globe and continue to bring glamour into every community.

Chris Marcell Murchison

Chris Marcell Murchison is a passionate advocate for positive workplace cultures. In his broad career spanning higher education, for-profit and not-for-profit fields, he has focused his energy on developing creative means to building community at work and practices that support an employee experience of deep respect, connection, joy and generative learning. As the Vice President for Staff Development and Culture at HopeLab for more than 11 years, Chris guided HopeLab’s efforts to create an organizational culture that values learning and innovation. Since joining HopeLab in 2005, he has led a strategic staff expansion to support a portfolio of work focused on the support of resilience in everyday life. He also led the development of principles and practices that embedded HopeLab’s values into the everyday operations of the organization. Chris is now taking a personal sabbatical and exploring what is next in his career adventure. He is a guest writer for the Whil Blog.

Chris McMahon

Chris McMahon is a GMB Fitness Trainer based out of New York. He holds certifications including National Council on Strength and Fitness CPT, CAFS (Certification in Applied Functional Science), FMS, Animal Flow, Original Strength, ViPR Master Instructor, KettleBell Athletics, Power Plate, Trigger Point Therapy and Precision Nutrition. He has trained marathon runners, college athletes, businesspeople, active seniors, and pregnancy clients. He is a big fan of movement and playing. Yes, working out is very important, but it should be fun. Most days, he can be found climbing, balancing on his hands, or crawling around.

Chris Roussos

Chris Roussos is CEO of 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. and leads the company in changing lives through fitness. He has served as CEO, President or COO for healthcare services companies for more than 15 years, including Epic Health Services, the first-ever pediatric continuum of care for medically fragile children; Harden Healthcare, a post-acute healthcare services company; and Orthodontic Centers of America (OCA). Roussos previously held management positons at PepsiCo and Rubbermaid, and served for 11 years in the U.S. Army.

Christine DiBugnara

Christine DiBugnara has worked in the fitness industry for 18 years as a professional fitness instructor. During that time, she has also held senior executive leadership roles in programming and branded fitness content development. Through the years, she has held fitness certifications through AFAA, NASM, Reebok, Les Mills, Powder Blue, Mad Dogg and more.

Chuck Leve

Chuck Leve is a 40-year veteran of the fitness industry and proven successful developer of fitness industry associations. Currently he serves as the executive vice president of business development for the association of fitness studios. He’s been involved in the creation and development of some of the most successful trade associations in the history of the fitness industry.

Claire Bellingham

Claire Bellingham is a New Zealand–based personal trainer and nutritionist who specializes in low-fuss, family-friendly fitness and weight-loss solutions for busy people. In addition to working one-on-one with clients, Bellingham is an expert adviser who contributes regularly to the Les Mills On Demand online community.

Clara Peterson

Clara Horowitz Peterson grew up in Berkeley, California. Clara learned very early that her true love was running and became a four-time California state champion in cross-country and track, and a five-time all-American while at Duke University, where she attended undergrad. Clara married her college sweetheart, Jeff Peterson, who was a runner from university of North Carolina. After Clara's collegiate running career, Clara and Jeff moved to Marin County in California in 2007, where Clara ran as a professional runner in between having 4 four children. Clara also obtained her Masters in education in 2011 at the University of San Francisco and is passionate about teaching children, both her own and others, about health and building strong bones. Clara still lives in Marin County with her four children and husband, and is an ambassador for American Bone Health.

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Cortney Cribari

Since experiencing a series of health and eating struggles that began at the age of 16, Cortney Cribari has committed herself to regaining personal health, happiness and confidence. After taking years to heal her body; after spending thousands of dollars working with Western medicine MDs, nutritionists, naturopathic doctors and practitioners; and after becoming a certified yoga and fitness instructor, as well as an expert on healthy living, Cribari is now on the other side.

She is a former corporate banking consultant turned wellness entrepreneur. In 2012, Cribari created a healthy living blog, called beautybreakthru.com, to help women who shared her struggles. Using her unique combination of passion, personal story, practical experience and professional expertise, she inspires and motivates others to live happier and healthier lives. Cribari has a deep passion for health and fitness: From doing a fitness commercial shoot for a national brand in Los Angeles, to teaching people how to burn fat and find their zen in her yoga sculpt class, to private celebrity training and workouts; she is known to many as their personal weight loss and performance coach.

Cynthia Pasquella-Garcia

Cynthia Pasquella is a celebrity nutritionist, spiritual leader, media personality, best-selling author and the founder and director of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition. Pasquella is famous for inspiring millions of women to discover what they’re really hungry for so they can finally make peace with food and themselves. She is the creator and host of “What You’re Really Hungry For,” a web series that goes beyond food and examines why you know what to do to get healthy but still won’t do it, as well as the true secrets behind having the body, health, and life you’ve always wanted. Cynthia is a nutrition expert for “The Doctors,” “The Dr. Phil Show,” and “The Today Show” and has been featured in popular media outlets such as “Access Hollywood,” “E! News Live,” Harper’s Bazaar, Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine and Marie Claire.

Dan Edwardes

Dan Edwardes is a co-founder of Parkour Generations, the world’s largest and multi-award-winning organization for parkour or free running. He has studied practical movement and physical fitness his entire life, with an elite background in fighting arts before he found parkour in 2002. Find more information about Parkour Generations at www.parkourgenerations.com.

Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Salon, Mother Jones, and many other publications. She is the author of six books for children and adults, and the recipient of a 2004 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has three books forthcoming in 2017, as well as an animated film based on her children’s book, “Dangerously Ever After.”

Dave Asprey

Dave Asprey is the founder and CEO of Bulletproof 360, Inc., a leading-edge food, beverage, and content company, and creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a two-time New York Times bestselling science author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the “Today” show, CNN, The New York Times, “The Dr. Oz Show” and more. Over the last two decades, Dave has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for enhancing mental and physical performance by taking control of his own biology—a process known as “biohacking”. His latest book, “Head Strong,” focuses on simple tips to have a smarter, faster and more resilient brain, with information and techniques for people to take control of their biochemistry, body and mind so anyone can tap into their unlimited power.  Through the Bulletproof Diet, Dave has maintained a 100-pound weight loss, improved his sleep and upgraded his brain, ultimately transforming himself into a better entrepreneur, a better husband and a better father. Dave has helped hundreds of thousands of people perform at levels far beyond what they’d expect, and without burning out, getting sick or allowing stress to control decisions.

Dave Kyle

Dave Kyle is the National Training Team Director and an international master trainer for Les Mills U.S. He brings 15 years of fitness experience to Les Mills, following a career in the Royal Air Force. Kyle holds a Level 3 Award in Education and Training from Active IQ and a certification in Internal Quality Insurance from Skills Active in the United Kingdom. As National Training Team Director, he is responsible for the growth of the Les Mills U.S. trainer, assessor, presenter team and the instructor network. He has been recognized by Les Mills International as Trainer Team Manager of the Year and led his team to win Trainer Team of the Year for three consecutive years.

David Pring-Mill

David Pring-Mill is a writer and filmmaker. His writing has appeared in Datanami, The National Interest, openDemocracy, and elsewhere.

Deborah Lacy

Deborah Lacy loves to dance and swim. Her non-fiction has appeared in national publications. She runs a blog called Mystery Playground and her short mystery fiction has appeared in Mystery Weekly Magazine.

Declan Condron

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Declan moved to the United States in 1994 to attend college on a soccer scholarship. He received his MS and BS in Exercise Physiology and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a USAW Certified Olympic Weightlifting Club Coach. With almost 20 years of experience in the fitness industry he has worn many caps—from personal trainer and gym manager to educator and fitness business owner. Declan is a co-founder and creator of PumpOne, a fitness technology company specializing in multi-platform digital training solutions. He is currently the Director of Education at Hyperwear.

Denise Druce

From the moment she donned leg warmers and stepped barefoot onto green shag carpet to teach her first aerobics class in 1981, Denise Druce has been inspiring people to live healthier, happier lives. Druce has taught a wide variety of fitness classes over the years, from step, to slide ,to indoor cycling, to yoga. Her classes have inspired professional athletes, Hollywood stars, and everyday folks of all ages. She has a Masters Degree in Public Health, holds the designation of Yoga Alliance E-RYT500, and is the director of yoga teacher training at Yoga Assets. She currently trains yoga teachers, teaches yoga and indoor cycling to athletes at the University of Utah, and teaches at 24 Hour Fitness.

Derek Beres

Derek Beres is a multi-faceted author, media expert, and fitness instructor based in Los Angeles. He is the author of "Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Fitness,” and is hard at work on his latest book, “Hero’s Dose: The Case for Psychedelics in Ritual and Therapy." He is the creator of Flow Play, an innovative program that fuses yoga, music and neuroscience, designed exclusively for Equinox Fitness. He is the co-founder of EarthRise SoundSystem, served as music supervisor for the breakthrough documentary, "DMT: The Spirit Molecule," and is the host of the EarthRise Podcast. www.derekberes.com

Diana Keeler

Diana Keeler has written for The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Outside, Marie Claire, and other magazines. A graduate of Columbia University, she is now working on her second novel.

Diana Kelly

Diana Kelly is a freelance journalist, editor and digital strategist with extensive experience working with national magazines, writing for award-winning websites, and creating content strategy for established brands and start-ups.

Dina Cheney

Dina Cheney is a writer and recipe developer whose cookbooks include “The New Milks,” “Mug Meals,” “Meatless All Day,” “Year-Round Slow Cooker,” “Williams-Sonoma New Flavors for Salads,” and “Tasting Club.” She has contributed articles and recipes to Every Day with Rachel Ray, Parents, Fine Cooking, Clean Eating, Specialty Food, Coastal Living, The Huffington Post, and more. Cheney is a graduate of The Institute of Culinary Education and Columbia University. Find her online at www.dinacheney.com, and her complete collection of non-dairy resources at www.thenewmilks.com.

Doris Thews

Doris Thews has more than 30 years’ experience in the fitness industry, including 22 years as a Group X Instructor for 24 Hour Fitness in Southern California. She has been recognized twice by 24 Hour Fitness as Group X Master Trainer of the year. Doris started her fitness career as a college athlete and today she consults, represents and leads several fitness brands, including serving as a Program Director for ShockWave and Indo-Row International.

Dr. Kelly Starrett

Dr. Kelly Starrett runs his own physical therapy practice at San Francisco CrossFit and focuses on performance-based orthopedic sports medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite-level sport and performance. His clients have included Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world-class extreme skiers and X-Games medalists, dancers with Smuin, San Francisco and Sacramento Ballet Companies, military personnel and competitive age-division athletes. Starrett is the author of three bestselling books including the 2013 book “Becoming a Supple Leopard,” which become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He created Mobility WOD or MWOD, a fitness blog that has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. There are now more than 10,000 affiliates world-wide in his Mobility WOD course.

Dr. Poppy Crum

Dr. Poppy Crum believes in the power of technology to positively shape our collective future. She is a multi-dimensional expert of science – a champion for partnering with technology to enhance and elevate society. She serves as the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.

Elena Brower

Elena Brower is the author of “Art of Attention” (Sounds True, 2016) and a producer of the film series “On Meditation.” Her new book is titled “Practice You: A Journal” (Sounds True, 2017). Currently, Brower teaches in New York City and worldwide, offering trainings and retreats. She is also the founder of Teach.Yoga, a global hub of content and inspiration created by the teachers for the teachers. For schedule, visit elenabrower.com. For the book, visit practiceyou.com. For practices, visit yogaglo.com.

Elle Penner, MPH RD

Elle Penner is a registered dietitian and former lead dietitian at MyFitnessPal, turned full-time writer, recipe creator, photographer, blogger and mama. Her favorite things include her camera, carbs, sweaty workouts and her son.

Emily Abbate

Emily Abbate is a content creator and writer with a passion for building brands. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now lives in an Upper East Side apartment, complete with a closet big enough to fit her Cannondale. Most recently the fitness editor at SELF Magazine, the certified personal trainer believes there is no such thing as an unimportant detail. A five-time marathoner (and new triathlete), she crossed the finish line of the 2015 New York City Marathon in 4:14:00, just six days after running the Dublin Marathon in 3:53:41.

Emily Shiffer

Emily Shiffer is a freelance wellness writer living in Pennsylvania. She's a a former online staffer at Men's Health and Prevention magazines, and currently contributes content to Women's Health, Runner's World, SHAPE, Health, Reader's Digest, Eat This, Not That!, Parents and more. She loves all things antiques, cilantro, and American history.

Follow her on Instagram at @emilyjshiffer or visit emilyjshiffer.com

Emma Hogan

Emma Hogan is a New Zealand-based writer and the editor of Les Mills’ Fit Planet, a suite of science-backed content designed to help educate, motivate and inspire people to live fit and healthy lives.

Eric Cressey

Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida. A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Cressey has helped athletes at all levels—from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks—achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Behind Cressey’s expertise, Cressey Sports Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high-performance facility among Boston athletes and those who come from across the country and abroad to experience CSP’s cutting-edge methods. Cressey is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him in the off-season.

Erica Tillinghast

Erica Tillinghast is global education manager at Precor. A certified personal trainer, Tillinghast is responsible for developing the education that operators need to help clients get the most out of their workouts on Precor equipment. Her training videos and workouts, located in the Precor Coaching Center, are grounded in exercise science and inspired by popular trends and proven training methods.

Erika Chassner

Erika Chassner is a copywriter and marketing strategist specializing in travel, luxury, health and fitness. Erika writes for brands worthy of a name-drop, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Zumba Fitness and HBO. http://erikachassner.com.



EverWalk is a movement founded by Diana Nyad and Bonnie Stoll with a goal to inspire Americans to get out from behind their screens to become a nation of walkers—an EverWalk Nation. Millions of people committed to walking on a regular basis, walking together to reverse the impact our sedentary lifestyles have on our collective health.

Gabrielle Maston

Gabrielle Maston is an accredited sports dietitian and exercise physiologist, blogger, podcaster, and author. She is a nutrition media expert who appears on television and radio with a passion to reach the masses. Her aim is to help athletes make sense of nutrition in the sporting world. She works with clients to fast-track their training goals with simple nutrition tips to bulk up, lean out, run faster, and win podiums.

Gary D. Salyer, Ph.D.

Dr. Gary D. Salyer is a master transformational relationship coach who helps people rewrite the rules for love in their brains. This allows amazing shifts to happen in a very short period so that people can have the extraordinary relationship they deserve. Salyer speaks to a national audience as a featured expert for The Great Love Debate and various celebrity TV and radio shows. His life purpose is to change “a generation’s fate with love.” Salyer is the creator of the Safe to Love Again Workshop and the Extraordinary Couples Retreat. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Safe to Love Again: How to Release the Pain of Past Relationships and Attract Your Soul Mate.” Salyer offers a unique blend of neuro-linguistic programming, Bert Hellinger’s family systems approach and attachment theory, the science of relationships. For more information, visit garysalyer.com.

Gemma Milne

Scottish creative science-nerd obsessed with technology, design, startups, Irn Bru and pi. Freelance Tech and Science Journalist. Ex- Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy, Maths Student, Investment Banker, Door-to-door Fundraiser and Chef. Interested in the disruption of the science industry and data journalism.

Giovanni Roselli

Giovanni Roselli, owner and operator of Roselli Health & Fitness LLC, is a
nationally recognized fitness coach, author and presenter. Most recently, he was awarded August 2018 Trainer of the Month by the Personal Fitness Professional organization, and is a finalist for 2019 Trainer of the Year. Presently, he is the Regional Director of Training for PūrLife Fitness Centers
located throughout the state of Florida. Giovanni also spends his time working with the students and faculty at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida where he regularly appears as a featured presenter and speaker to their Exercise Science department. Giovanni enjoys serving as a Master Instructor for ViPR PRO, Kettlebell Athletics and Core-Tex Fitness. As a writer and author, he regularly contributes articles for websites PTontheNet, WeckMethod, ViPR, and Morrison Center. His print work includes Delray Newspaper, and lifestyle magazine WAG.

Graham Betchart

Graham Betchart is the director of mental training for Lucid Performance Inc. He is also the mental skills coach for many elite athletes, including several collegiate and professional basketball players. He has worked with the No. 1 draft pick in the last three NBA Drafts, the NBA Player’s Association, USA Basketball and many other organizations. Betchart is passionately seeking to unlock the full potential in each individual he works with.

Greg Wieting

Greg Wieting is the founder of The Resilience Project, a Reiki school integrating meditation and yogic philosophy into the curriculum. This Reiki Practitioner Certification Training is an open-level lifestyle enhancement program with an emphasis on self-care practices, trauma sensitivity and mentorship. Wieting draws from over 15 years’ experience sharing a unique and innovative synthesis of the very practices that have helped him heal from trauma, chronic pain, depression and scoliosis. He practices BodyTalk, a comprehensive and personalized healthcare system that addresses the unique causative factors that rest beneath the surface of our health concerns. He also teaches yoga and meditation one-to-one, and offers public classes, workshops and retreats.

Heather Smith

Heather Smith is an AGXM (area group exercise manager) with 24 Hour Fitness, and oversees instructors with the aim to create connection, community and challenge for class participants at 20 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Heather grew up doing competitive dance, with a focus on ballet, and began teaching fitness classes while she attended Georgia State University. She has developed programming for the mind/body program Group Centergy and was featured in its educational DVDs, which are distributed worldwide. Heather holds various certifications from Les Mills, MOSSA, Yoga Fit, AFAA and NCSF.

Isabella Lovett

Isabella Lovett worked in healthcare before becoming a full-time health and wellness blogger and writer.

James LaValle

James LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist and founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise. In addition, he founded and practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA. LaValle has 27 years’ experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models, and was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine. He is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. He is author of 16 e-books and 20 books including, most recently, "Your Blood Never Lies," and the bestselling "Cracking the Metabolic Code." LaValle currently serves as Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida Medical School. He is also affiliated with George Washington University as the course director in systems biology and clinical lecturer.

Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal is Executive Director of Flow Genome Project and a leading expert on the neurosomatics of ultimate human performance. His work with organizations and individuals ranges from Fortune 500 companies, leading business schools, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), to Red Bull and its stable of world-class athletes. He combines a background in expeditionary leadership, wilderness medicine and surf rescue with more than a decade advising high-growth companies on strategy, execution, and leadership. He is a sought-after speaker, presenting to diverse and high-performing communities such as YPO, Summit Series, MaiTai Global, TEDx, and the Advertising Research Foundation. At the Flow Genome Project, Wheal leads a team of the world’s top scientists, athletes, and artists dedicated to reverse-engineering the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow.

Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games—or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She is Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future, and her future forecasting work has been featured in The Economist, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, O(prah) Magazine, Fast Company, The New York Times Science section, and more.

McGonigal is also the New York Times bestselling author of “SUPERBETTER: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient—Powered by the Science of Games” (Penguin Books, reprinted September 2016), and “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World” (Penguin Press, 2011). McGonigal’s award-winning games, sports and secret missions have been deployed in more than 30 countries on six continents, for partners such as the American Heart Association, the International Olympics Committee, the World Bank Institute, and the New York Public Library.

Jason Jaksetic

Jason Jaksetic is the Lifestyle Brand Manager at Spartan Race. He is an SGX coach and a go-to guy for all things involving a Spartan lifestyle. www.spartan.com

Jason Nemer

Jason Nemer is a pioneer in the practice of AcroYoga, which combines acrobatics, yoga and healing arts. He is motivated by seeing people shift their beliefs about themselves, each other and the world with their first AcroYoga flight or one improvement on a handstand. A co-founder of AcroYoga International and first to codify the practice with his co-founding partner, Nemer now teaches worldwide and cultivates a community of certified instructors who share the strength- and endurance-building practice.

Jennifer Broxterman

Jennifer Broxterman, MSc, RD, is a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach and regular PN content contributor. Registered Dietitian & Sports Nutritionist. Her passion for promoting nutrition, exercise, and healthy living lead to the creation NutritionRx, where she offers in-person and online nutrition coaching that inspires her clients to improve their eating habits. Jennifer teaches undergraduate nutrition courses at Western University, where she won the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Jennifer Galardi

Jennifer Galardi has helped thousands of people on their path to radiant health and purposeful living by bringing together her knowledge and experience across multiple disciplines including dance, fitness, yoga, meditation and nutrition. The nationally recognized star of more than a dozen best-selling dance, fitness and yoga titles, Jennifer has collaborated and contributed to celebrity dance and fitness titles for Kim Kardashian, Carmen Electra, Julianne Hough and talent from the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance.” Major brands including Microsoft XBOX, Nautilus, Body Bar, and Coca-Cola, have called upon Jennifer’s knowledge to create programming and represent them in the healthy living category. You can also find her workouts and tips in popular magazines such as SELF, Shape, Fitness, Women’s Day, Cooking Light, Parents and online. Jennifer continues her studies of yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda under the Sri Vidya lineage. With thousands of teaching hours, she is committed to sharing the wisdom of ancient traditions adapted for modern times.

Jennifer Lauren

Jennifer Lauren is a Zumba® instructor from New York. She blogs about teaching Zumba classes and all things fitness at www.thezbeat.com

Jenny Chen

Jenny J. Chen is a science and health writer based in D.C. writing for The Atlantic, Washington Post, NYTimes.com and more. Her favorite exercise is the plank. Her website is at www.jennyjchen.com

Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis is a Regional Educator for 24 Hour Fitness. Jeremy holds a Masters in Exercise Science, is CSCS certified and was an NCAA All-American football player. He has trained NFL, MLB and collegiate athletes. In his free time, Jeremy loves to golf, cook and spend time with his wife and kids.

Jessica Thiefels

Jessica Thiefels has been writing for more than 10 years and is currently a lifestyle blogger, who writes about the benefits of diet and exercise. She is an ACE certified personal trainer, NASM certified fitness nutrition specialist and owns Honest Body Fitness.

Jiji Pollock

Jiji Pollock has been in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years and is passionate about helping individuals maintain health through movement and sustainable healthy habits. She works as an Exercise Physiologist, Health and Human Performance Advisor with the Institute of Motion. She began her passion for health and fitness as a group fitness instructor and recreational triathlete as an undergraduate student. Pollock is a certified personal trainer (former Master Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness), holds a M.S. Kinesiology degree and is currently a PhD Candidate in Health and Human Performance at the Concordia University of Chicago. She enjoys swimming, biking, and running and enjoys rock climbing with her three sons. Her second passion is cooking and dark chocolate.  

Jill Miller

Jill Miller is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, athletics, massage and pain-management, having studied movement and the human body for more than 30 years. She is the author of the best-selling book "The Roll Model" and creator of the fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. She has presented case studies at the Fascia Research Congress, International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is a regular presenter at fitness conferences worldwide. Known as the Teacher’s Teacher, Jill has been featured in Shape, Men’s Journal, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, Self, and on the Today Show and Good Morning America. She's trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians and manual therapists to incorporate her paradigm shifting self-care fitness programming into athletic and medical facility programs internationally.

Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik, founder of Kwik Learning and SuperheroYou, is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. For two decades, he has served as a leading mental coach and advisor to many of the world’s leading CEOs and celebrities in entertainment, technology, education and business. After a childhood brain injury left him learning challenged, Kwik created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower to learn anything faster and live a life of greater power, productivity and purpose.

Jim Thornton

Jim Thornton is a National Magazine Award–winning freelance writer living in Pittsburgh.

Jo Marchant

Jo Marchant is a science journalist with a PhD in genetics. She has worked as an editor at New Scientist and at Nature and has written on topics from the future of genetic engineering to underwater archaeology. She is author of "Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World’s First Computer" (2009) and "The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut’s Mummy" (2013), which was described by Literary Review as “a thrilling account [that] shows our human failings, most notably greed and pride.” Her third book, "Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body," is published by Canongate.

Joan Rosenberg

Joan I. Rosenberg, Ph.D., is an acclaimed global speaker, trainer, consultant and master clinician. A cutting-edge psychologist who is known as an innovative thinker, trainer and speaker she has been recognized for her influence and is a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders. A California-licensed psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg speaks on how to build confidence, high self-esteem, core emotional strength and resilience; emotional, conversational and relational mastery; neuroscience and psychotherapy; clinical supervision; and suicide prevention. Dr. Rosenberg has been featured in the critically acclaimed documentaries “I Am”, “Pursuing Happiness” and “The Hidden Epidemic” with Dr. Daniel Amen. She’s been seen on CNN’s American Morning, the OWN network and PBS, as well as appearances on radio. She hosts The MindStream Podcast, an influential and thought-provoking iTunes podcast. She is the author of the #1 Amazon best-seller "90 Seconds to a Life You Love" and of the forthcoming book "Ease Your Anxiety: How to Gain Confidence, Emotional Strength and Inner Peace." She has penned several articles for professional and trade journals as well as being a popular blogger and the co-author of Mean Girls, Meaner Women.

Joe Burton

Joe Burton is the founder and CEO of Whil Concepts, a digital training platform helping employees to reduce stress, increase resiliency and improve their sleep and performance. He is an entrepreneur in the digital health space, former president of Headspace and spent 15 years as a global COO in public companies. Joe is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and a regular contributor to Forbes, Business Insider and The Huffington Post. He's worked in more than 50 countries and travels the world teaching on topics including disruption, culture and mindfulness. As Whil's CEO, he's become known for modernizing brain training techniques for professionals, by professionals—creating mindfulness for the rest of us.

Joe De Sena

Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race.

John Berardi PhD

Dr. John Berardi, PhD, is a trained Exercise Physiologist and Nutritional Biochemist as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2006, Berardi cofounded Precision Nutrition with Phil Caravaggio after years of consulting with elite athletic teams, coaching recreational exercisers, and conducting science-based research in the areas of nutrition, sports supplementation, exercise, and behavioral psychology. In addition, Dr. Berardi has coached hundreds of amateur and professional athletes who, between 2006 and 2012, collected more than 30 medals—15 of which were gold. Now he serves as an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist. In both 2012 and 2013, Dr. Berardi was ranked one of the top 100 most influential people in fitness by Greatist.com. In 2015, Livestrong.com selected him as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world. Dr. Berardi received a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Med from Lockhaven University in Pennsylvania and studied Exercise Science at Eastern Michigan University. He soon moved into a doctoral program in Exercise and Nutritional Biochemistry and received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Berardi now lives just outside Toronto with his wife and four children.

John Fawkes

John Fawkes helps people develop the systems, psychology and game plan they need to get their minds and bodies into peak condition. For more info, go to johnfawkes.com.

John Meeks

John Meeks has more than 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. He has worked for 10 years as a strength and conditioning coach with multiple youth athletic teams and clubs and has assisted with more than 50 athletes attending Division 1 schools. Meeks is the head coach and co-owner of two CrossFit gyms in North Carolina, and he is a Precor master coach. He is also the director of the War of the WODS—one of the largest CrossFit competitions on the East Coast with more than 1,200 competitors.

John Sinclair

John is a faculty member and programming officer for Institute of Motion (IoM), where he designs programs and solutions for the largest companies in the industry, including Nike, Zumba, 24 Hour Fitness and Equinox. He also travels globally, representing the top vendors in the fitness industry: ViPR PRO, Power Plate North America, Hyperwear, Pavigym and Technogym. John is the Founder of Authentic Health Coaching, and specializes in holistic movement therapies and programming for personal executive performance and health, fitness and wellness companies. He's also the co-founder of Seven Movements, an online system that brings wellness solutions to the workplace in simple, cutting-edge methods that decrease pain and anxiety.

Jon Patrick Hatcher

The creator and co-author of “101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety” and a corporate trainer by trade, Jon pursued his alchemy of nonfiction writing devoted to assisting people with life-altering adversities through cringe-worthy, cathartic and insightful books that tackle various hardships in an approach not utilized elsewhere. As an active and gregarious guy who rebounded from 13 sports-related surgeries, anxiety and a cancer diagnosis on his birthday, Jon is an expert at sourcing the meaning in demanding trials, while helping others to leverage their innate ability to adapt and overcome intense difficulty. He holds an M.A. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has spent years studying, utilizing and sharing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, which he is able to discretely convey in clever laymen style. Jon can be reached via his authoring site at www.StateOfAnxiety.com.

Jorge Cruise

Fitness and nutrition adviser to the stars Jorge Cruise is a New York Times best-selling author, fitness expert and weight-loss coach. Cruise is tireless in his efforts to research, innovate and create formulas that work for his clients, who expect workouts and nutrition plans that work quickly. Celebrities who have followed Cruise’s diet plans include Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Kyle Richards, Eva Longoria and Steve Harvey.

Joseph Reagle

Joseph Reagle is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern. He’s been a resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard (in 1998 and 2010), and he taught and received his Ph.D. at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Dr. Reagle is the author of "Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web" (MIT Press, 2015) and "Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia" (MIT Press, 2010). As a Research Engineer at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science he served as an author and working group chair within the IETF and W3C on topics including digital security, privacy and Internet policy. He also helped develop and maintain W3C’s privacy and intellectual rights policies (i.e., copyright/trademark licenses and patent analysis). Dr. Reagle has degrees in Computer Science (UMBC), Technology Policy (MIT) and Media, Culture, and Communication (NYU). He has been profiled, interviewed and quoted in national media including Technology Review, The Economist, The New York Times and American and New Zealand Public Radio. His current interests include life hacking, geek feminism and online culture.

Josh Axe

Dr. Josh Axe is the co-founder of Ancient Nutrition and founder of DrAxe.com. He is a certified doctor of natural medicine (DNM), doctor of chiropractic (DC) and clinical nutritionist (CNS) with a passion to help people get healthy by empowering them to use nutrition to fuel their health.

Joshua Crosby

Josh Crosby is a former professional ultra-endurance athlete, Ironman World Champion competitor, and World Champion rower. Currently he is a coach, fitness consultant, product tester, and race director/creator who brings an elite-caliber athletic pedigree to his work as a coach and co-creator of rowing-based fitness programs such as ShockWave. Crosby has worked with WaterRower to design the world’s most
authentic rowing machine, using water as its resistance mechanism, and his indoor rowing instructional videos have been seen by more than a half million people.

Joy Principe

Joy Principe, a success and well-being coach and a CPA, brings a diverse background to her work. She has been an entrepreneur and CPA business owner for 25 years, and she is also trained as a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, a Transformative Coach and yoga teacher. She has been leading groups for more than 10 years with her rare blend of analytical and creative qualities that inspire people to their personal greatness in a very practical and playful way. Her group programs and one-on-one sessions are focused on leading businesses and individuals to meaningful and sustainable success and happiness. Simply put, she guides people in creating their ideal lifestyle.

Julie Fishman

Julie Fishman is the co-host of First Timers, a podcast about blowouts, belly laughs and all the other "firsts" in parenthood, and co-author of “The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags” (2011). Her writing has been featured at Popsugar.com, Complex.com, Mom.me, Mandatory.com, MSN.com and in the book, “Gradspot: A Guide to Life After College” (2008). She’s a mom to two girls, one dog and a bevy of Barbies that her fournado has demanded she also parent.

Julie Loignon

Julie Potiker

Mindfulness expert and author Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego. She went on to become trained to teach mindful self-compassion and completed the Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course with Rick Hanson. Now she shares these and other mindfulness techniques with the world through her Mindful Methods for Life training and her new book “Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos” (Mindful Methods for Life Press, 2018). For more information, visit mindfulmethodsforlife.com.

Justine Mercado

Justine Mercado is a graphic designer by day and Les Mills BODYPUMP instructor by night. She has a passion for lifting, yoga and anything else that keeps her active. Originally from San Diego and a graduate of San Diego State University, she moved out to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue her design career. Fitness was the one thing that was familiar when she relocated, so she created many relationships within the group fitness community. Justine’s sweet tooth and love for fitness also introduced her to her now husband! They love to work out so they can eat out together.

Kate Harkness

Kate Harkness is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Director of the Mood Research Laboratory, Queen's University, Ontario.

Kathleen Alleaume

Kathleen Alleaume is a trusted health expert and author in the field of nutrition and fitness. She is an exercise physiologist and nutritionist who has run her company, The Right Balance, for more than 10 years. She delivers fresh and cutting-edge health content to millions via her publications and as a spokesperson in print, broadcast, and online media. Highly regarded for her professional, yet easy-to-understand advice, Alleaume’s passion for translating “science-y jargon” into useful, bite-sized info has led to What’s Eating You?, her first book. Follow Alleaume @therightbalance.

Kathryn Hogan

Kathryn Hogan is the author of several books. She is also a Mindfulness and Wellness Coach and a meditation enthusiast. She writes about authenticity, spirit and sex with a fun and sassy twist.

Katy Bowman

Part biomechanist, part science communicator, and full-time mover, Katy Bowman has educated hundreds of thousands of people on the role movement plays in the body and in the world. Blending a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible, whole-life movement solutions, her website and award-winning podcast, Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, and thousands have taken her live classes. Her 8 books, including the bestselling Move Your DNA, Movement Matters, and Dynamic Aging, have been critically acclaimed and translated worldwide. Passionate about human movement outside of exercise, Katy volunteers her time to support the larger reintegration of movement into human lives by providing movement courses across widely varying demographics and working with non-profits promoting nature education. She also directs and teaches at the Nutritious Movement Center Northwest in Washington state, travels the globe to teach Nutritious Movement courses in person, and spends as much time outside as possible with her husband and children.

Kelly and Juliet Starrett

Juliet Starrett is the co-founder and CEO of MobilityWOD and the co-founder of standupkids.org. Kelly Starrett is a licensed physical therapist, coach and author of three best-selling books: “Becoming a Supple Leopard,” “Ready to Run,” and “Deskbound,” and co-founder of MobilityWOD.

Krista Scott-Dixon

Krista Scott-Dixon is Precision Nutrition’s curriculum designer, responsible for the lesson structure behind Precision Nutrition Coaching, the Precision Nutrition Level 1 and 2 Certifications, and ProCoach. Krista has a PhD from York University. She has additional counselling training from George Brown College and Leading Edge Training (accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.) Her work experience includes 15 years in fitness and health coaching, and 10 years of university teaching and course direction. Krista is the author of several books, including "Why Me Want Eat"; "The Universe Within: Genetic Testing and What It Can Tell Us About Nutrition, Health, and Athletic Performance"; and an extensive list of academic publications, book chapters, articles, and reports. Known for making the complexities of nutrition, health and lifestyle improvement work ‘for real people, in real life,’ Krista’s fresh perspective on fitness is highly regarded by coaches and clients around the world. Her compassionate, pragmatic style makes her a sought-after speaker, writer, and podcast guest. She has presented to an international list of top organizations, businesses, and conferences, and continues to educate and inspire every time.

Kristi Coale

Kristi Coale is an independent journalist for print and audio who covers science, environmental, and government issues from San Francisco.

Kristin Condon

Kristin Condon is a NYC- based yoga and meditation teacher, actor, producer and writer. She is the host of the podcast Women Crush Weekly sharing diverse women's stories to create unity and community and empower all women-- available wherever you get your podcasts. She lives in Brooklyn with her writer/editor husband and their old Australian Cattle Dog.

Kyle Stull

Kyle Stull is the Education Content Manager for Implus Footcare, LLC and Senior TriggerPoint Master Trainer. He holds a Master’s in Rehabilitation, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been in the fitness industry for more than 12 years, beginning his career at 24 Hour Fitness. Over the years, Stull has witnessed the benefits of integrated foam rolling into each personal training session.

Laura Putnam

Laura Putnam, author of "Workplace Wellness that Works: 10 Steps to Infuse Well-Being and Vitality into Any Organization", is the CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a well-being provider that has worked with Fortune 500s, nonprofits, universities and public institutions. A former teacher, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and wellness, Laura addresses hundreds of leaders, managers and employees at world-class companies, conferences and events. Recent media appearances include MSNBC, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Investor’s Business Daily and NPR. She is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s "2020 Impact" award, as well as the National Wellness Institute’s "Circle of Leadership" award.

Lauren Bonney

Lauren is a Bay Area writer and editor specializing in all things lifestyle including health and wellness, food, travel, and culture. She’s a certified group fitness instructor focusing on HIIT, stretch, core and strength training, who believes life is all about balance. (She has an incredible soft spot for cheese but also craves a good sweat.) You can often find her hitting a new trail, searching for a great cup of coffee, or petting her dog.

Lauren Handel Zander

Lauren Handel Zander is the Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Handel Group ®, an international corporate consulting and life coaching company. Her coaching methodology, The Handel Method ®, is taught in over 35
universities and institutes of learning around the world, including MIT, Stanford Graduate School of Business, NYU and the New York City Public School System. Lauren is also the author of "Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life" (Published by Hachette Book Group, April 2017), a no-nonsense, practical manual that helps readers figure out not just what they want out of life, but how to actually get there. She has spent more than 20 years coaching thousands of private and corporate clients, including executives at Vogue, BASF and AOL. Lauren has been a featured expert in The New York Times, BBC, Forbes, Women’s Health, Dr. Oz and Marie Claire, and she is a regular contributor to Businessweek and the Huffington Post.

Lauren Holstein

Lauren Holstein is a Seattle-based writer and a marketing coordinator at Precor. In this role, she contributes and curates articles in Precor’s resource center for fitness professionals and exercisers. Her background in biology and emergency medicine underlies a long-held interest in fitness and healthy living. When not behind a keyboard, she can often be found exploring Washington’s many scenic hiking trails or working up a sweat at the gym.

Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997. She splits her time between Montana and New England. A writer since childhood, Lauren publishes widely including features in The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post and Salon.com. She has written a periodic yoga column at MNN.com as well as pieces for Yoga Digest, Yoga Journal and many other yoga publications, and she's been featured in Yoga Journal and Mantra +. You can read about the style of yoga she created, EMYoga, in her book - "Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice" (Sounds True, 2014). Her second book, "The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription" (Sounds True), is coming out in the spring of 2017. Lauren is a wandering spirit and has lived and worked all over the world. She continues to travel and teach workshops and classes in the US, Canada and abroad.

Laurie Gerber

Passionate about personal development, Laurie has been coaching individuals and groups for over 15 years. She holds a degree in education and political science from Swarthmore College. Before enthusiastically joining the Handel Group, Laurie owned and operated Partners with Parents, a tutoring and educational consulting business in New York City.
In eight years, Laurie has built Handel Group® Life Coaching from “nearly non-existent” to a team of skilled coaches. She considers herself “an angel recruiter,” because she is busy looking for other people who share her mission to instill more joy and peace in the world. Laurie spreads her message of empowerment through live international events, one-on-one coaching, virtual coaching courses, as a writer, on radio and in TV appearances such as MTV’s "True Life Special: I’m Getting a Second Chance," A&E’s "The Marriage Test," the Dr. Phil Show and TODAY show. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three kids.

Lestraundra “Les” Alfred

Les is the Seattle-based NASM CPT behind The Balanced Berry. She helps busy women build better body image and confidence through strength training and self-care. She loves sharing fun workouts, healthy recipes, and real-life wellness tips through her blog and social media channels. Follow along on Instagram @balancedberry.

Linda Childers

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Linda Childers loves nothing more than taking a hike with her two rescue dogs. A journalist specializing in health, fitness and celebrity profiles, Childers has been published in Arthritis Today, O, Allure, Playboy, Health Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, NBC News, CNN Money and many other national media outlets.

Lisa C Walsh Julia K Boehm and Sonja Lyubomirsky

Lisa C. Walsh is a doctoral candidate in social/personality psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Her work has been published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Emotion, among others.

Julia K. Boehm is an assistant professor of psychology at Chapman University in Orange, California. Her work has been published in The New York Times and Psychological Science, among many others.

Sonja Lyubomirsky is professor and vice chair of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of “The How of Happiness” (Penguin Books, 2008).

Lori Longoria

Lori Longoria is a writer for walkinshowers.org, an interior designer, artist and entertainer.

Maaheem Akhtar

Maaheem “Mak” Akhtar is the former marketing communications and content manager at Whil. She is also on the eternal quest for the greatest peace of mind and piece of cake. Ice hockey, mindfulness, live music and learning about psychology and culture are some other things she likes.

Mandy King

Mandy King, CNP, is a holistic nutritionist and the founder of HEAL. She works with health-conscious women who want to take control of their health to stop feeling tired, fix their digestion and lose the weight once and for all. She helps them create a lasting, lifestyle change that not only helps them look good, but feel good and have the energy to do what matters most.

Margaret Mathis Niemann

Margaret Mathis Niemann is a communications consultant and has written extensively for clients such as Clif Bar & Company, Rodan + Fields, Sony PlayStation and others. Prior to starting her own consulting business, Niemann was Vice President of Communications for CourseSmart, an educational technology company, and has held executive positions at four of the top 10 global PR firms. She has been an avid runner for more than 30 years, and also enjoys yoga, pilates and cross-training.

Mark Barroso

Mark Barroso, NSCA-CPT, is a Spartan SGX coach, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and health and fitness journalist based in New Jersey. Barroso has completed 14 Spartan races and counting, including a Spartan Trifecta in 2016. Barroso enjoys cooking, lifting weights and running.

Marnie Nir

Humor, compassion and candor are the driving forces in Marnie Nir’s work as a coach with Handel Group. A student of Slavic Language and Literature at UCLA, Marnie graduated with a BA in Russian Literature. After marrying and giving birth to her first child, Marnie started coaching with her sister, Lauren Zander, creating the dream of who she wanted to be as a mother. However, her work with Lauren took everything in her life to a much deeper level. More than a decade later, she is now the mother of two, a trained coach in The Handel Method, a freelance writer, a blogger for the Huffington Post, DatingAdvice as well as her own blog (“The Sour MILF”) and formerly a columnist for the Jupiter Post and Westport News. Most notably, she and her writing partner have created a half-hour animated TV series, “Mother Up!,” starring Eva Longoria. Marnie lives in Pound Ridge, NY with her husband and two children.

Matt Trott

Mike Trott is a UK-based fitness professional who specializes in sports personality psychology and sports exercise physiology. He has conducted academic research into group exercise interventions and personality, exercise addiction, and foam rolling physiology, and is also a multi-award-winning Les Mills instructor, trainer and presenter.

Meagan McCrary

Meagan McCrary is an experienced yoga teacher, freelance writer and author of "Pick Your Yoga Practice: Exploring and Understanding Different Styles of Yoga". She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Om Yoga Magazine, Mantra Yoga Magazine and Sweat Equity Magazine, and regularly contributes to YogaUonline.com. Highly knowledgeable in biomechanics and posture alignment, as well as restorative yoga practices, she has a passion for helping people find more ease, comfort and functionality in their bodies through a variety of modalities. Living and teaching in Southern California, Meagan teachers and works with a variety of clients specializing in yoga therapeutics, postural awareness, pain relief and prenatal yoga. You can also join her on one of her popular retreats.

Michol Dalcourt

Michol Dalcourt is an internationally recognized expert in human movement and performance. He is the Founder and CEO of the Institute of Motion, inventor of ViPR and Co-Founder of PTA Global. Dalcourt has done extensive work and field research in the area of human performance. He consults with many of the fitness industry’s biggest companies and his highly innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies.

Miguel Vargas

Miguel Vargas eats, sleeps and breathes all things TRX. Suspension Training has become his passion over the past four years and has helped him excel in swimming, cycling and natural bodybuilding. As a TRX coach, his only goal is to deliver exciting, challenging and safe classes at the TRX Training Center. When he's not teaching, he works at TRX Headquarters as the training and development manager, creating new content and instructing TRX educational courses to coaches across North America.

Monica Berg

Mother, wife, sister, daughter, teacher, friend, author, cardio enthusiast and change junkie, Monica integrates all that she is into her mission of sharing with others, what she’s discovered. Monica is a fresh voice that channels the powerful internal spark of Light living within us all. Authentic and fearless, she reminds us of our extraordinary potential and pushes us onward with compassion and understanding.

While informed by her many years of kabbalistic study, Monica also draws heavily on her own personal life experiences. She battled and overcame a debilitating eating disorder at a young age, and as a mother of four children, one of whom has special needs, she has become an outspoken advocate for him and others struggling to find their voice.

With her trademark blend of humor, insight, and honesty, she shows individuals how to create a life that feels like it is working, like it makes sense, and most importantly, a life in which they are living and loving as the powerful, fulfilled person they’ve always wanted to be. Her personal endeavors have taught her how the practical wisdom of Kabbalah can bring Light and strength into even the most challenging experiences by changing the one thing we can control, ourselves.

Monica Berg, a self-professed Change Junkie, shares her combination of wisdom and real-life awareness with talks found compelling to a wide range of men and women at different stages in their lives. She leads people to not only see how they can change (change is the only constant in life) but inspires them to get excited about a lifestyle of change.

Monica Berg is the author of Fear Is Not an Option and serves as Chief Communications Officer for Kabbalah Centre International. She lives in New York with her husband Michael and their children David, Joshua, Miriam, and Abigail.

Myles Worthington

Myles Worthington has a deep passion for all things sports and fitness, especially when it comes to endurance sports. When he isn’t in the trenches with his clients or writing a piece on the next fitness/wellness trend, you can find him in his local CrossFit box, triathlon training or participating in some sort of outdoor activity because he loves any opportunity to challenge himself both physically and mentally. He’s a freelance writer specializing in the health, wellness and fitness space where he contributes regular stories to Men’s Fitness, AskMen, Men’s Journal, DailyBurn, Outside Magazine and Runner's World.

Natalia Petrzela

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela is Associate Professor of History at the New School, cohost of the Past Present podcast, and writing a new book, “FIT NATION: How Americans Embraced Exercise as the Government Abandoned It.” She writes about wellness culture frequently at outlets like the Washington Post, Slate, Refinery29, Well + Good, the History Channel, and more.

Nats Levi

Les Mills, Instructor and trainer. Nats Levi is a teacher by qualification, but health and fitness are her true passion. In addition to her Bachelor of Science and Graduate Diploma in Teaching, she holds a Cert III and IV in Fitness. Her love of health and fitness started Les Mills and fitness became a lifestyle and job for her. She believes that movement, nourishing the body and restorative processes are the keys to my best health and helping other women unlock theirs has become my passion. She shares her experiences of health fitness and how to alter the levers of nutrition, movement and rest to achieve not only the level of fitness desired, but the health we all crave. Her motto is "Love life and it will love you back."

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Nick Routson

Nick Routson is a personal trainer and fitness manager for 24 Hour Fitness. Routson hails from Arizona, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Arizona before moving to Orange County, Calif. He has been training clients for more than six years, and travels throughout Southern California developing, inspiring and motivating other trainers. He is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and received his behavior change expert cert through Personal Training Academy Global (PTAG). Power lifting and bodybuilding are amongst Routson’s favorite hobbies, but he also enjoys traveling, golf and anything to do with the beach.

Nicole Charlock

A self-proclaimed fitness junkie who has tried it all, from cycle fads to rock climbing, Nicole Charlock has found her true passion with yoga. This Florida native spends her weeks as an area group exercise manager for 24 Hour Fitness, and her weekends in yoga classes or the great outdoors. With an education in Exercise Science, numerous fitness certifications and a zest for life, this little yogini has a mission to spread the gift of fitness to all she meets.

Nik Herold

Nik Herold is responsible for ensuring the quality of coaching and instruction that 24 Hour Fitness personal trainers in Southern California provide. He has served as a fitness and nutrition expert on “The Doctors” and “The Biggest Loser,” and in men’s and women’s publications.

Niki Bezzant

Niki Bezzant is a New Zealand–based food writer, editor and commentator. She is the founding editor (now editor-at-large) of Healthy Food Guide magazine and is currently president of Food Writers New Zealand and a proud ambassador for the Garden to Table program, which helps children learn how to grow, cook and share food. She is a member of the Council of Directors for the True Health Initiative, a global coalition of health professionals dedicated to sharing a science-based message of what we know for sure about lifestyle and health.

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Pete McCall

Pete McCall is a personal trainer and fitness educator in San Diego, California. He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania, and is a Fellow in Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute in Michigan. In addition, he is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with ACE and NASM; a NSCA-Certified CSCS; and holds the IFS and PES advanced specializations from NASM. McCall’s personal philosophy is that fitness is "having the ability to do what you want to do, when you want to do it." His latest book, "Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple," releases this December.

Petra Kolber

Petra Kolber is an inspirational speaker, movement motivator and happiness expert. She hosts a weekly podcast on iTunes called The Perfection Detox and is the guest host for Daily Burn 365. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude. For five free videos on happiness, visit www.petrakolber.com/happy

Philipp Kraatz

After his studies in business administration, Philipp Kraatz moved to Berlin, where he dove head first into the local startup scene. In addition to his more recent pursuit of studying design thinking, he is currently utilizing his expertise while working for Spacebase. To shake off the tricky balancing act between school and work, Philipp frequently participates in Zumba classes.

Renae McCloud

Renae McCloud grew up a competitive athlete and is currently a Certified Exercise and Nutrition Coach, Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and owner of McCloud Fitness on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She has been in the fitness industry for more than 25 years specializing in individual, small group and large group training sessions, and is a national fitness educator and master instructor trainer for TRX Training and P90X Live. McCloud’s passion is teaching, coaching and mentoring trainers as they grow and develop in the fitness industry.

Robert "Bobby" Cappuccio

An internationally recognized speaker and inspiring author widely known for his dynamic and provocative style, Bobby Cappuccio draws from an extensive fitness and business background, having held various positions from trainer to sales consultant to development director. In addition to being a co-founder of the educational and development company PT Academy Global, where Cappuccio developed the strategies to assist thousands of trainers, managers and industry leaders across the world to facilitate remarkable change in their businesses, Cappuccio also served as Director of Professional Development for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). His work regularly appears in prominent fitness industry publications and textbooks.

Robert Graham

Dr. Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP is Board Certified in Internal and Integrative Medicine. He completed his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook and his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Graham received a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed three fellowships in General Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He is the former Director of Integrative Health and Wellness at Northwell Health. His integrative medicine practice FRESHMedNYC focuses on Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness, that’s F.R.E.S.H. Dr. Graham is a guest writer for the Whil Blog.

Roger Lockridge

From West Virginia, Roger Lockridge has been training since 1999. A classic "hardgainer," he made drastic improvements and eventually worked as a fitness instructor in the very same gym he started training at. To date, he has helped over 500 people achieve personal fitness success. In 2009, he debuted in the fitness industry as a writer for Bodybuilding.com and by the end of the year, was named Bodybuilding.com Writer of the Year. Roger currently works with Bodybuilding.com, Flex Magazine, Muscle & Strength, Muscle Media Online and Infinite Labs as a contributing author and writer and is a proud ambassador for Harbinger Fitness.

Rory J. O’Connor

Rory J. O’Connor, a longtime journalist and Washington correspondent for national and trade media, now writes and consults as both an accomplished storyteller and technophile. Based in San Francisco, he’s also a history lover and silent movie and Film Noir fan.

Ruby Warrington

Ruby Warrington is a British writer and thought leader currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Formerly Features Editor on the UK Sunday Times Style magazine, in 2012 she launched The Numinous, a cosmic lifestyle platform that updates all things "new age" for life in the Now Age. Ruby also works as a consultant, while other projects include "sober curious" event series Club SÖDA NYC and spiritual coaching program Moon Club. Author of “Material Girl, Mystical World,” Ruby's second book, “Sober Curious,” will be published on December 31 2018. Offering an eye-opening new way to think about our relationship with alcohol, “Sober Curious” reveals the enormous benefits that come from unlearning the mindless habit of drinking and embracing the life-enhancing choice of sobriety: greater joy, clarity, confidence, and connection.

Sarah Casey

Sarah Casey is a writer whose work with Institute of Motion (IoM) helps readers cut through health industry jargon and advice. At IoM, Casey investigates ideas and strategies outside of the fitness/health sphere, to discover new methods to support preventative health initiatives. She’s currently exploring how high-value interactions can improve preventative health education and technology. Casey lives with her husband and two daughters near the beautiful Great Lakes and enjoys vegetable gardening and swimming in the summer, snow shovelling and ice-skating in the winter, and a good mystery novel any day of the year.

Sarah Ponn

Sarah Ponn is the VP of Marketing at Hyperwear, a fitness company that makes unconventional tools for unconventional training. She is an AAPT certified Personal Trainer and the former Founder of SURFSET Fitness, a surf-inspired fitness program that is now in more than 35 countries.

Sarah Shortt

Sarah Shortt is a BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP, CXWORX and LES MILLS GRIT Instructor originally from the United Kingdom. She is now based in Auckland, New Zealand, where she manages Les Mills’ global instructor communications.

Shaun T

Shaun T is a world-renowned health and fitness expert, TV host, motivator and creator of the best-selling fitness programs INSANITY, HIP HOP ABS, FOCUS T25, INSANITY MAX:30, CIZE and newly released SHAUN WEEK. A native of New Jersey, Shaun T received a BS in Sports Science and a minor in Theater and Dance from Rowan University. He’s danced with Mariah Carey as well as Aaron and Nick Carter, and choreographed for USTA’s Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the NCAA Final Four Halftime Show and the movie Bring it on: All or Nothing. Shaun T’s self-help memoir, T IS FOR TRANSFORMATION, is now available for pre-sale at shauntfitness.com/book and will be in bookstores on November 7, 2017.

Shawn Corkery

Shawn Corkery’s athletic background includes collegiate basketball. He obtained a B.A. in business and has rounded out his teaching and coaching background with certifications from PTA Global and Institute of Motion. He’s a performance specialist at the Elite Performance Factory.

Shawn Phillips

A pioneer in sports nutrition and fitness, Shawn Phillips has now embarked on an integrated approach called “Zen of Strength,” which combines the intensity of martial arts and the mindfulness of yoga with the muscle of strength training. Phillips is a founding member of the Integral Institute, a leader in the human potential movement and a highly sought-after expert in the integration of body, mind and spirit.

Shawn Stevenson

Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author of “Sleep Smarter” and creator of “The Model Health Show,” featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Stevenson studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Stevenson has been featured in Entrepreneur, Men’s Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other media outlets. Stevenson lives in Wildwood, Missouri with his wife and three children.

Singularity Hub Staff

Singularity Hub chronicles technological progress by highlighting the breakthroughs and issues shaping the future as well as supporting a global community of smart, passionate, action-oriented people who want to change the world.

Siobhan Colgan

Siobhan Colgan is a freelance writer based in Madrid and a contributor to Spartan Fit!

Stacy Stevens

Stacy Stevens has been with the Massage Envy brand since 2009 when she started as a Massage Therapist in Connecticut. She went on to hold the roles of Regional Massage Therapist and Massage Therapist Manager, before she began working for Massage Envy Franchising, LLC as a Technical Trainer. Stacy is the subject matter expert on the Technical Education team within Learning & Development for Massage Envy Franchising, LLC. Massage Envy Franchising LLC (“MEF”) is a national franchisor of independently owned and operated franchised locations. Each individual franchised location, not MEF or any of its affiliates, is the sole employer for all positions posted by a franchised location, and each individual franchised location is not acting as an agent for MEF or any of its affiliates. Hiring criteria, benefits and compensation are set by each individually owned and operated franchised location and may vary from location to location.

Susan Mendez

Susan Mendez is the Managing Editor of the ZLife blog and you can usually find her getting her sass on to Beyonce's “Formation” in Zumba class; other loves include eating popcorn while watching “The Voice,” singing [really badly] at the top of her lungs while driving, and wearing red lipstick.

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Tiffany Ayuda

Tiffany Ayuda is a member of the Daily Burn 365 team with six-plus years working at subscription diet and fitness sites. Prior to working at Daily Burn, Tiffany was an editor at EverydayHealth.com, where she oversaw 28 daily newsletters. She also worked on editorial, marketing and social media strategy for SouthBeachDiet.com, JoyBauer.com and EverydayHealth.com. Her writing has been published in Women’s Health, PopSugar, Prevention and Yahoo Health. Tiffany holds a B.A. in print journalism from Hofstra University with minors in French and international affairs.

Tone It Up

Tone It Up founders Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn are the trainers and co-founders of Tone It Up, a community of strong women whose mission is “to support and motivate you to lead your healthiest, happiest lives and make your dreams come true.” Both new in town, they met at the gym on a Friday night and soon realized they both wanted to share their passion for fitness and create a community for women to connect in a positive way to reach their goals. What started as two women with a camera and determination has evolved into a sisterhood of millions who work out with the Tone It Up App and follow the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, and who have forged lifelong connections on their way to becoming their fittest, healthiest, happiest and most confident ever.

Tony Sarno

Tony Sarno, 24Life magazine production editor and contributor, is an Italian-born Australian sports and fitness writer who edits the official magazine of the UK-headquartered Fitness First gym chain. Sarno is passionate about the power of fitness to transform lives and is singularly obsessed with identifying the secret sauce that makes sporting champions. Having worked with some of the world’s top media companies (from News Corp and America Online to Bauer Media) Sarno has won writing and investigative reporting awards, including a Walkley, Australia’s highest honor in journalism. Unusually for an Italian-Aussie, he follows the Oakland Raiders.

Tracey Mallett

Tracey Mallett, the fitness celebrity who first created bootybarre®, has developed a bbarreless class that fuses the movement of dance with the core conditioning precision of Pilates. Originally from the U.K., Mallett now resides in Los Angeles, where she owns a wellness and fitness facility, ATP Training. She is the author of two books and creator of over 25 exercise DVDs. Her passion is creating and delivering fun fusion programs that inspire people to move with precision. Mallett has taught all over the world and has watched bootybarre become a premier barre educational company in the fitness industry.

Trevor Tom

Trevor Tom grew up passionate about sports and fitness, played soccer in college, and got his B.S. in Sports Medicine. He has a teaching and coaching background, with certifications from NSCA, NASM, and Institute of Motion. He currently serves as strength coach for a nationally recognized soccer club.

Trish Shallest

Trish Shallest is a shamanic practitioner who builds upon her natural gifts and Reiki Master training. She is grateful, honored and humbled to be a hollow bone for spirit wisdom to flow through, so that she can help others heal and bring forward their own gifts and talents and ultimately manifest their life’s dreams.

Vanessa Bates Ramirez

Vanessa is senior editor of Singularity Hub. She's interested in renewable energy, health and medicine, international development, and countless other topics. When she's not reading or writing you can usually find her outdoors, in water, or on a plane.

Vicki Walker

Vicki Walker, originally from the U.K., lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a mother of three boys. For the past decade, Vicki has used her passion for health and fitness to help get people moving more. Motivating and inspiring is what gets her up every morning--for a fitter, healthier you!
She is a group fitness instructor and Les Mills national presenter for the U.S. team., and teaches Les Mills BODYATTACK, SPRINT, GRIT, BODYPUMP, CXWORX, as well as cycle. She’s ACE and AFAA certified in group fitness, and a sports and weight management nutrition advisor.

Will Craig

Will Craig is a SVP for Handel Group Corp (https://www.handelgroup.com/) and an Executive Coach. He works with executives, teams and organizations to elevate their performance and enhance their successes.

Will Macdonald

Will Macdonald is a New Zealand-born writer and advertising creative with a keen interest in sports, fitness, fashion and culture.



Contributing Writers

Chris Middleton

Chris Middleton is a Bay Area-based writer and communications professional for 24 Hour Fitness. He has written and worked for the San Francisco Examiner, East Bay Express, William-Sonoma and Reader’s Digest. Away from work, you can catch him kicking a ball around or shooting hoops — or sound asleep somewhere on the beach.

Nina Newhouse

Based in the Bay Area, but originally from Wisconsin, Nina Newhouse spends her free time working up a sweat in barre class, writing haikus and speaking in her favorite language; sarcasm. Like any good Midwesterner, her relationship with fitness started by hiking through the forest, fishing in a lake and eating cheese by the boat-load.