Keynote speakers

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Jameela Jamil

Actress
Performer, and Activist

To Be Announced

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Rick Stollmeyer

CEO
Mindbody

Breakout session speakers

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Pedro Araujo

Owner

Gracie Barra

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Maria Bardet

Founder

HUMANI Pilates

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Chris Beer

B.Well Consulting

Mindbody Certified Consultant

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Josh Biro

Founder

Nomad Business Coaching, Mindbody Certified Consultant

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Ed Buckley

CEO

Peerfit

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Luke Carlson

Founder & CEO

Discover Strength

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Jacki Carr

Goal Coach and Co-founder

Rock Your Bliss

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Amy Carter

CEO

Empowering You Consulting

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Barbara Chancey

Founder

Barbara Chancey Design Group and Indoor Cycle Design

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Ian Danielson

Owner

SolSeed Retreats

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Nt Etuk

Founder & CEO

FitGrid

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Carisa Findley

Senior Director Operations and Training

Elements Massage

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Timea Gaines

Creator

Timea Gaines Inc.

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Christina Harbridge

Chief Mischief Officer

Allegory, Inc

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Connie Holen

Owner

Pixality Design, Mindbody Certified Consultant

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Jason Hsiao

Founder & CEO

Animoto

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Nina Israel

Accountant

Taryn Financial, Mindbody Certified Consultant

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Anna Renderer La Fata

Host

POPSUGAR Fitness

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Vito La Fata

Owner

Fitness Profit Systems

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Josh Leve

Founder & CEO

Association of Fitness Studios

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Andrea Lucas

Founder

Barre & Soul

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Emma Masters

Fitness Experience Consultant

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Coach Mike

Founder

Coach Mike Speaks

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Scott Missad

President and CEO

Gene Juarez Salons and Spas & ISBN President

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Todd Mitchem

Business Leader

Ex-Tech CEO, Author

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Philesia Morris-Manuel

Founder

Romance and Dance

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Billy Polson

Founder

DIAKADI

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Sunil Rajasekar

Chief Technology Officer

Mindbody

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Kyle Riley

Fitness Experience Consultant

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Ron Selvey

Vice President Marketing

Mindbody

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Shannon Simmons

President

NetBooks Accounting

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Lisa Simone Richards

Publicist and Founder

Lisa Simone Richards, Inc.

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Cory Sterling

Owner

Conscious Counsel

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Richard Toutounji

Founder

COM Marketing

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Nikki Warren

Founder

Kaia FIT

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Ian Weinberg

Founder

Ian Fitness

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Heather White

CEO

TRILLFIT

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Harry Duprey Wood IV

Author & Founder

Six Figure Hairdresser

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Parnell Woodard

Founder

Adaptive Analytics/Intelli-Hub, Mindbody Certified Consultant

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Josh York

Founder & CEO

GYMGUYZ

Wellness instructors

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Tavia Bailey

Co-founder

Brukwine

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Rachel Blackman

Training Director

Get Fit Modesto

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Jimmy Crowell

Dance Instructor

305 Fitness

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Merissa Dyer

Founder

WOMENBOX

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Erica Gray

Owner & Founder

BARRE + bay wreath

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Sue Hitzmann

Creator

MELT Method®

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Russell Jarrett

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Infinity Health Club

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Heidi Kristoffer

Creator

Microsoft Bing Fitness Yoga & MSN Yoga

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Janie Larmour

Founder

Zen Ki Yoga®

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Tami Schneider

Founder

Cleveland Yoga

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Gadu Schmitz

Qigong Master

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Craig Smith

Founder

Collaborative Base Studio

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Nikki Warren

Founder and CEO

Kaia FIT

Speaker Bios

 
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    Jameela Jamil

    Actress
    Performer, and Activist

    SESSION

    A Moderated Q&A with Jameela Jamil
    Thursday, August 27 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

    In 2009, while working as an English teacher, Jameela Jamil was handpicked to host the British breakfast TV show Freshly Squeezed, becoming a household name in the U.K. Fast forward seven years later, and she was cast to portray Tahani in the critically acclaimed U.S. TV show The Good Place, now in its 4th and final season. Jameela has used her fame to bring attention to a slew of positive causes, including her own women’s empowerment movement and social media platform @i_weigh, which focuses on practicing gratitude, self-respect, and self-pride, and which has attracted nearly 1 million followers worldwide. Her work with Instagram has resulted in the company’s policy to not promote toxic diet products to minors.

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    Rick Stollmeyer

    CEO, Mindbody

    SESSION

    BOLD Conference Kickoff
    Wednesday, August 26 | 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Rick graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in political science and Russian language. He served for six years as a nuclear submarine officer, but knew he wouldn’t be truly happy until he started his own company. Rick co-founded Mindbody in 2001 and soon fell in love with both his clients and employees. His most noteworthy accomplishment is having created a place and culture that enhances people’s health and happiness while they reach their goals.

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    Pedro Araujo

    Owner, Gracie Barra

    SESSION

    Exceeding Average: Lessons from the Mat—a World Champion’s Powerful Tools for Entrepreneurs
    Thursday, August 27 | 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    Pedro Araújo is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Vinícius “Draculino” Magalhães, being one of the top representatives of the Gracie Barra Academy in the heavyweight division. Pedro made a name for himself competing in the lower belt divisions, where he garnered over 40 IBJJF medals and 4 world titles. Araújo also stood out for his flexible and highly dynamic guard, an approach seldom seen in the heavier weight classes of the sport, where pressure guard passing is the norm.

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    Maria Bardet

    Founder, HUMANI Pilates

    SESSION

    From a Company of One to a Company of Many - How to Attract and Retain a Quality Team
    Thursday, August 27 | 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

    Maria is the founder, the creative director, and a teacher of Humani. She’s a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor and a mindfulness and meditation teacher. Maria’s personal and professional mission is to help people connect to themselves more deeply through the practice of Pilates, meditation, and self-reflection. In teaching Pilates, Maria delivers exciting choreography to support the body’s natural posture in order to help her students manifest strong and capable bodies all while staying present, focused, and connected within.

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    Chris Beer

    B.Well Consulting, Mindbody Certified Consultant

    SESSION

    Start Where You Are
    Thursday, August 27 | 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

    Chris Beer, the founder of B.Well Consulting, has a diverse background rooted in finance, driven by data, grounded by giving, fueled by entrepreneurial passion, and made possible by hard work and grit. After a 20-year career in finance, Chris became a MindbodyY Certified Business Consultant to further help fitness and wellness owners make data-driven decisions that propel their organizations forward. Chris specializes in the development and implementation of a business’ operating systems—how it goes to market and acquires and manages its clients.

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    Josh Biro

    Founder, Nomad Business Coaching, Mindbody Certified Consultant

    SESSION

    Broadcast your Brilliance: The Only Real Way to Cut Through the Noise and Stand Out from the Crowd.
    Wednesday, August 26 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    As a Mindbody Certified Consultant, Josh Biro has experienced firsthand the business management challenges that wellness studios face and has developed solutions that can help you overcome them. Since selling his successful yoga studio, Josh now travels full time as part of the Nomad Yoga Family, teaching, consulting online, and coaching onsite at studios all over the world. He’ll look at your numbers and work with you to develop daily operation systems and staff management techniques to ensure your business operates holistically. Josh also teaches forward-thinking sales and marketing practices to help you attract and retain clients. Join the studios worldwide working with Josh to increase passion and profits and get at the forefront of this evolving industry.

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    Ed Buckley

    CEO, Peerfit

    SESSION

    How Health Plans Are Baking In Fitness Benefits and the Effect on the Wellness Industry
    Thursday, August 27 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

    Edward J. Buckley, III, PhD, is the CEO of Peerfit, the market leader in connecting employers and carriers with innovative fitness experiences. Ed leads Peerfit’s expansion strategy by driving national partnerships, business development, and fundraising. With nearly 10 years in the fitness industry, and a background in digital health behavior research, Ed continues to push the envelope on innovation in the fitness technology space. He is passionate about designing new ways to drive engagement and help deliver flexibility and personalization to the health and wellness marketplace. Ed holds a PhD in digital health behavior and a Master's of Public Health from the University of Florida. He is also the co-founder and vice-president of the board of governors for Balance180, a non-profit that encourages children with disabilities to be physically active. 

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    Luke Carlson

    Founder & CEO, Discover Strength

    SESSION

    Crafting the Customer Experience: The Untapped Competitive Advantage
    Wednesday, August 26 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Luke Carlson is the founder and CEO of Discover Strength, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Luke speaks around the world on the fundamentals of building successful businesses. Luke is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and has a B.S. and M.S. in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota.

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    Jacki Carr

    Goal Coach and Co-founder, Rock Your Bliss

    SESSION

    Don’t You Dare Say the B Word
    Wednesday, August 26 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Jacki Carr is a goal coach, writer, motivational speaker, and the co-founder of Rock Your Bliss. As a leader in transformation, her coaching style includes real + honest conversations and true connection to your most powerful and whole self. She is a Lightyear Leadership faculty member, has her 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification and Yin Yoga Training. She has worked with companies such as lululemon, Patagonia, NIKE, and The North Face. You can find Jacki in Evergreen, Colorado hiking with her husband, Chris, two daughters, Evi & Nora, and their very Colorado-named dogs, Moose & Bear.

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    Amy Carter

    CEO, Empowering You Consulting

    SESSION

    Owner’s Guide to Profits
    Wednesday, August 26 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Amy’s goals as a coach are simple: to inspire you to become a better leader, to mold you into a smarter business owner, and to help you achieve personal and professional satisfaction. As the owner of one of Indiana’s top salons, Amy knows what it takes to reinvent a business and train a leadership team that’s invested in long-term success. She’s turned this knowledge into a passion for coaching and consulting.

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    Barbara Chancey

    Founder, Barbara Chancey Design Group and Indoor Cycle Design

    SESSION

    Studio Design: Explore the Journey of a Thriving Brand from Concept to Grand Opening
    Thursday, August 27 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    A respected leader, innovator, and pioneer in the boutique fitness industry, Barbara and her team of experts have gained the trust of over 200 clients worldwide. From yoga and HIIT to indoor cycling and juice bars, Indoor Cycling Design delivers all aspects of a thriving studio, including design, branding, operations, and training to deliver successful, extraordinary fitness destinations. Internationally, Barbara has launched indoor cycling and fitness studios in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Brunei, Singapore, Bahrain, Canada, Cayman Island, and Kuwait. Each unique project is design-led and inspired by the local culture. With meticulous attention to detail, she combines form and function to eliminate costly mistakes and bring each client’s fitness philosophy to life. Offering two decades of real-world experience, her energy and vision are contagious. Barbara is a contributing columnist and conference presenter offering workshops on design and momentum building to differentiate your brand in this highly competitive industry.

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    Ian Danielson

    Owner, SolSeed Retreats

    SESSION

    Blueprint to Scale
    Thursday, August 27 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Ian co-founded SolSeed Retreats, which curates unique travel experiences for enterprising and inspiring businesses that seek to grow their communities through group travel programs. Ian helps you create a program that rewards top talent within your business, strengthens the bonds within your local community (and between that community and your brand), and drives highly profitable revenue through an untapped channel.

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    Nt Etuk

    Founder & CEO, FitGrid

    SESSION

    Automation or Personalization? Why That’s the Wrong Bloody Question
    Wednesday, August 26 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Nt Etuk is both founder and CEO of FitGrid, the first community management system for fitness studios, and co-founder of The Boutique Fitness Summit. He graduated from Cornell University and Columbia Business School, has been recognized on Crain’s 40 Under 40, and has been featured on NBC, CNBC, and Fox, among other media outlets.

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    Carisa Findley

    Senior Director Operations and Training, Elements Massage

    SESSION

    Investing in Your Team
    Wednesday, August 26 | 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

    Carisa began her career in franchising with Curves International®, one of the largest fitness franchises in the world. She spent her time in franchise operations and training, hosting trainings in several countries. She also helped grow Xtend Barre®, a boutique fitness franchise, with locations in five countries. After relocating to Colorado, she began working as a senior business coach for the Elements Massage® franchise owners and leads trainings in her current role of operations and training. She has also taught mindfulness practices and group exercise classes for years and loves blending her background in business development with fitness, meditation, mindfulness, and adult learning. 

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    Timea Gaines

    Creator, Timea Gaines Inc.

    SESSION

    Be Masterful
    Thursday, August 27 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    As an international speaker, Timea trains audiences how to develop the mental agility to get through obstacles by choosing to shift their mindset, master their mouths, and take control of their well-being. You can speak yourself into a pit or you can speak yourself out of a pit. Going through cancer, failure, and multiple losses, Timea had to develop mental toughness and produce at high levels through extreme circumstances—and helps others do the same.

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    Christina Harbridge

    Chief Mischief Officer, Allegory, Inc

    SESSION

    How Underlying Needs Drive Behavior and What to Do About It
    Wednesday, August 26 | 2:45 PM – 3: 30 PM

    Christina Harbridge is the founder and misChief Executive Officer of Allegory Inc., a San Francisco-based behavioral change company. Early in her career, Christina founded a debt collection company based on the principle that the human relationship is the true currency—an approach that resulted in three times the industry average results for her collectors. Throughout her life, she’s had experiences that gave her an unusual point of view on human behavior and influence, from being a test subject for NASA and welder of large public art pieces to a facilitator for those parenting in high-risk situations.

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    Connie Holen

    Owner, Pixality Design, Mindbody Certified Consultant

    SESSION

    Future-proof Your Marketing: How to Be a Step Ahead
    Wednesday, August 26 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Mindbody Certified Business Consultant Connie Holen has worked with dozens of Mindbody clients to create easy-to-manage websites and online marketing systems that increase revenue and improve retention. Offering done-for-you services, educational products, and consulting, Connie is committed to helping studio owners create seamless online experiences so they can run more efficient, profitable, and stress-free businesses. In addition to her Mindbody certification, Connie is also a Squarespace Authorized Trainer and NamasteLight trusted partner. Her specialties include Squarespace web design, email marketing automations, search engine optimization, and Facebook Ads.

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    Jason Hsiao

    Founder & CEO, Animoto

    SESSION

    Top Video Marketing Trends for 2020: How to Stand Out on Instagram and Beyond
    Tuesday, August 25 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Jason co-founded Animoto, an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create professional-quality video. Used by millions of consumers, businesses, photographers, and educators, Animoto is deeply rooted in the belief that making videos should be simple, cost-effective, and accessible to everyone. Prior to Animoto, Jason served as a television producer for MTV Networks. He hails from Dartmouth College and resides in New York City. Jason is currently the 1,794,128,523rd most powerful person in the world. That's up 7 spots from last year.

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    Nina Israel

    Accountant, Taryn Financial, Mindbody Certified Consultant

    SESSION

    The Business Success Formula - How to Stop Cash from Walking Out Your Door
    Wednesday, August 26 | 2:45 PM – 3: 30 PM

    Nina Israel is a Mindbody Certified Business Consultant fueled by a passion for fitness, a love of numbers, and an intense desire to help those around her succeed. With over 25 years in business and a finance and accounting degree, Nina’s strength throughout her career has been empowering fitness and wellness business owners to better manage their cash flow, improve efficiency, grow sales, and reduce costs. Her work with high-end country clubs sparked her dedication to excellent customer service. By fusing these experiences, Nina has helped numerous companies increase their profitability through the development and implementation of sound operating practices.

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    Anna Renderer La Fata

    Host, POPSUGAR Fitness

    SESSION

    Work Life Balance for Entrepreneurs
    Tuesday, August 25 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Anna Renderer La Fata is an entrepreneur, high performance coach, mom, and wife most known for her role as the Host of POPSUGAR Fitness. Anna started in the fitness industry working as a sports performance specialist for mentor Todd Durkin. Her desire to grow and scale her expertise online led her to growing a 2.5M YouTube following on POPSUGAR Fitness and building a women’s lifestyle brand, "The Sexy Confident Life." Anna has amassed a 6-figure online brand with her weekly podcast, monthly magazine, online courses, membership programs, and retreats. Alongside her husband Vito Lat Fata, she now mentors fitness coaches on how to build their expertise online, where they offer business coaching and online brand building courses.

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    Vito La Fata

    Owner, Fitness Profit Systems

    SESSION

    Work Life Balance for Entrepreneurs
    Tuesday, August 25 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Vito La Fata, former studio owner turned fitnesspreneur, is the co-creator of the Visionary Planner and creator of The Fitnesspreneur’s Life. Vito specializes in teaching the fitness industry a more effective and lucrative way to intelligently grow their businesses online.

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    Josh Leve

    Founder & CEO, Association of Fitness Studios

    SESSION

    Supercharge Your Fitness Studio's Growth: What the Top 5% are Doing Right Now
    Wednesday, August 26 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Josh Leve is responsible for the strategic development and growth of the Association of Fitness Studios (AFS). He brings more than 14 years of sales, consulting, advertising, marketing, operations, and retail experience to AFS. He has spent more than a decade in the fitness industry, most recently managing large scale health clubs and successfully turning around the financial performance of three different facilities, while also providing consultative services for the boutique studio market. With 13,000 members and 60 industry partnerships, Josh’s success with AFS has translated into being featured in all major fitness publications, the Wall Street Journal, and US News. He is also a featured speaker for events such as Club Industry, NSCA, EMPOWER!, and more.

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    Andrea Lucas

    Founder, Barre & Soul

    SESSION

    The "Own it All" Mindset: Unlock Your Full Potential, Get Unstuck, and Accomplish What You Know Is Possible
    Wednesday, August 25 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Andrea Isabelle Lucas is the founder of Barre & Soul©, a collection of award-winning, boutique barre and yoga studios. She is a student of Esther Fairfax, daughter of Lotte Berk. Her feminist writings have appeared in Forbes, The Huffington Post, xoJane, Entrepreneur, and more. Her first book, Own It All, was published in March 2019.

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    Emma Masters

    Fitness Experience Consultant

    SESSION

    The Experience Age: Personalizing the Member Journey
    Thursday, August 27 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

    Emma is an international presenter and educator with 11 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. She has worked across a multitude of roles, including Group Exercise Manager for Virgin Active Australia and UK and industry consultant developing and training boutique group fitness product and customer experience methods globally. She has also passionately created industry awareness as a speaker in the world of epigenetics and personalized health. Emma understands the extreme importance of human connection and communication in every facet of life, how it shapes who we are and navigates us to success. In understanding ourselves, we learn how to create stronger relationships with others. Emma’s mission is to facilitate this awareness so that every human has the tools to achieve their highest potential in business and in life itself.

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    Coach Mike

    Founder, Coach Mike Speaks

    SESSION

    Become a MONEY Magnet
    Thursday, August 27 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

    Coach Mike's vision is to inspire people from the heart with faith-based principles, transitioning them from breaking point into breakthrough in their health and wellness. He’s is an author, military Special Forces veteran, entrepreneur, and faith-based speaker who’s highly sought after for his energy and pure passion.

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    Scott Missad

    President and CEO, Gene Juarez Salons and Spas & ISBN President

    SESSION

    Scott Missad: Keynote
    Wednesday, August 26 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Scott Missad has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years in roles such as sr. vice president of sales for L’Oreal, founder of Strictly Business (a nationally acclaimed beauty industry business program), and founder of Sun Bum sunscreen products. He’s currently a board member for Gene Juarez Salons & Spas.

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    Todd Mitchem

    Business Leader, Ex-Tech CEO, Author

    SESSION

    Look Up! - How to Achieve Your Goals by Shaking, Breaking, and Challenging Your Thinking
    Thursday, August 27 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Todd Mitchem is the Colorado-based co-founder and author of YOU DISRUPTED: Seizing the Life You Want by Shaking, Breaking, and Challenging Everything. In the book, Todd teaches the reader to stop making excuses and start taking charge of the ONLY person they can control—themselves. 

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    Philesia Morris-Manuel

    Founder, Romance and Dance

    SESSION

    Killing It on the Gram - Leveraging Your Instagram Following for Community Building
    Thursday, August 27 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Philesia is the owner of Romance and Dance Pole Aerobics. She has taken pole dancing to the next level, after starting in her garage 11 years ago. She now owns three studios and serves over 2,500 women a month. Philesia is a true example that real dreams do come true! 

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    Billy Polson

    Founder, DIAKADI

    SESSION

    Invigorate your Online Marketing to Dominate your Market
    Thursday, August 27 | 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

    Billy Polson, BS, CSCS, is a nationally recognized performance coach, fitness entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and the founder/co-owner of DIAKADI. As a fitness performance coach, he was named by Men's Journal Magazine as one of the Top 100 Trainers in America, as well as one of the Top 10 Trainers in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle and Haute Magazine. Peers and other fitness professionals look to Billy as a fitness advisor and business coach for good reason—he devotes his own life and energy towards helping others learn how to live the strong, healthy, successful, and happy life they were meant to live.

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    Sunil Rajasekar

    Chief Technology Officer, Mindbody

    SESSION

    Product Spotlight
    Wednesday, August 26 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sunil has served as Mindbody’s chief technology officer since November 2018. With more than 20 years of consumer and enterprise experience, his work is focused on the company’s product and technology strategy, consumer marketplace expansion, and platform development. Previously, Sunil served as vice president and general manager at e-commerce giant eBay, leading engineering and product management for the seller experience. He has also served as chief technology officer for Lithium Technologies and as vice president of engineering, product management, and operations at Intuit. He holds an MBA from the University of Toledo.

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    Kyle Riley

    Fitness Experience Consultant

    SESSION

    The Experience Age: Personalizing the Member Journey
    Thursday, August 27 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

    Kyle is an international speaker and educator in the fields of personalized health and epigenetics. Starting out with a degree in exercise science, Kyle has since travelled the world speaking, educating, and implementing personalized and holistic health principles with a passion to change the paradigm of health on the planet. Kyle now operates his own international educational company, teaching health professionals around the world the importance of a personalized approach to health.

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    Ron Selvey

    Vice President Marketing, Mindbody

    SESSION

    Creating an Irresistible Brand
    Wednesday, August 26 | 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    Ron is a search engine optimization and digital marketing expert, with over 20 years in the tech industry. Ron has served start-up and enterprise companies—driving hyper-growth strategies across marketing, creative, sales, and customer service. Recipient of the Top 40 under 40 Marketing Executives Award by Marketing News.

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    Shannon Simmons

    President, NetBooks Accounting

    SESSION

    Turn Your Cash-Eating Monster into a Cash-Flow Cow
    Thursday, August 27 | 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    Shannon Simmons created the Keep More Money Blueprint based on her work guiding fitness businesses to increased profitability and increased owner’s pay using the Profit First methodology. Shannon is a successful entrepreneur that transitioned from the job world to owning her own business, NetBooks Accounting Services, for over 10 years. She is now building an online business specializing in creating more wealth for the health and wellness industry so they can create a lifestyle and legacy that impacts the world.

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    Lisa Simone Richards

    Publicist and Founder
    Lisa Simone Richards, Inc.

    SESSION

    The IT Factor
    Wednesday, August 26 | 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

    Lisa Simone Richards is a publicist for health, fitness, and wellness entrepreneurs who want to get seen as experts and go from invisible to influencer. She’s here to show you how to build your brand, business, and influence. Lisa Simone helps her clients get free visibility using PR to get in front of their ideal client, but also build the credibility that gets clients to take the next step and invest in working with you. When she’s not shooting national TV segments or working with editors on magazine features, you can find her swinging a kettlebell, getting her Zen on at hot yoga, or shopping at her local farmer’s market.

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    Cory Sterling

    Owner, Conscious Counsel

    SESSION

    LAW = FUN
    Thursday, August 27 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

    Cory Sterling started his own law firm in 2016, Conscious Counsel, which specializes in offering legal services to health and wellness professionals and business owners. He is the proud author of The Yoga Law Book: Legal Essentials for Yoga Professionals.

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    Richard Toutounji

    Founder, COM Marketing

    SESSION

    THE ATTENTION ECONOMY: Learn How to Gain and Hold Your Customers’ Attention Online
    Thursday, August 27 | 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    Richard Toutounji has over 15 years of experience as a market leader online. He developed Australia’s first and largest online video directory in one of the most saturated industries. Through his established innovate marketing methods, he has created online TV shows, became a best-selling author, and appeared as a contestant on the Amazing Race Australia. He has also been featured in mainstream media, including The Sydney Morning Herald, Telegraph Mirror, A Current Affair, and Channel 10 News.

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    Nikki Warren

    Founder, Kaia FIT

    SESSION

    10x Your Business and Still Have a Life
    Thursday, August 27 | 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    Nikki Warren is the founder of Kaia FIT, a women’s-focused program that currently has over 55 locations in 6 different states. She has coached gymnastics, fitness, running, triathlon training, and snowboarding for over 20 years. Nikki has more than 15 years of experience in public speaking on health, fitness, and nutrition; sits on the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative board; has been featured in various magazines; and has presented at TedX, Vistage, and Women As Change Makers.

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    Ian Weinberg

    Founder, Ian Fitness

    SESSION

    Blueprint to Scale
    Wednesday, August 26 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Ian is an entrepreneurial speaker and business coach. He is founder and CEO of Ian Fitness, a widely successful personal training business that he’s grown and scaled to 10 brick and mortar locations in and around Seattle, Washington. He’s been featured on countless national podcasts and has spoken at business events such as Amazon’s AWS and Fitness Business Summit.

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    Heather White

    CEO, TRILLFIT

    SESSION

    Cultivating Community: Embracing Diversity & Inclusion in Your Business
    Wednesday, August 26 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

    Heather C. White is an award-winning entrepreneur and lifestyle marketing strategist based in Boston. As CEO of TRILLFIT®, a boutique fitness studio and lifestyle brand, she works to bring diversity and inclusion to the wellness industry at large. She also serves as a Healthy Community Ambassador appointed by Mayor Walsh, bringing wellness programs to under-served neighborhoods.

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    Harry Duprey Wood IV

    Author & Founder, Six Figure Hairdresser

    SESSION

    Six Figure Hairdresser, The Global Standard and Six Figure Sales
    Thursday, August 27 | 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

    After a successful 20--year styling career and several leadership roles at the Van Michael Salon in Atlanta, Georgia, Harry D. Wood felt that developing an educational program that helped stylists excel at their careers and enhance their income was his next entrepreneurial progression. His Six Figure Hairdresser program and its resulting app is his love letter to the industry, but Wood is finding that it’s opening even more doors.

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    Parnell Woodard

    Founder, Adaptive Analytics/Intelli-Hub, Mindbody Certified Consultant

    SESSION

    Using Data to Drive Your Business Forward
    Wednesday, August 26 | 3:45 PM – 4:30PM

    For more than 20 years, Mindbody Certified Business Consultant Parnell Woodard has focused on helping businesses grow by showing them how to use data to inform better business and marketing decisions. Parnell’s career spans 15 years in the New York City marketing world, including 10 years owning his own digital/technology agency, serving clients like T-Mobile, Cisco, American Express, and others. More recently, Parnell has been a multi-unit franchise owner and Mindbody software user for over seven years.

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    Josh York

    Founder & CEO, GYMGUYZ

    SESSION

    Just Do It
    Wednesday, August 26 | 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

    Josh York is an American entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ, a fast growing fitness franchise. GYMGUYZ is #1 in home personal training, providing convenient, customized, and creative workouts at a setting that works best for each client. Headquartered in Plainview, New York, GYMGUYZ operates over 250 franchised locations in 30 states and 3 countries. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Fuel: What It Takes to Survive as an Entrepreneur, selling 8000 copies in 2 months.

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    Tavia Bailey

    Co-founder, Brukwine

    SESSION

    Caribbean Workout
    Thursday, August 27 | 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

    Tavia has been performing, touring, and teaching in the industry for more than 10 years each. She has danced for numerous artists, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliot, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Ciara, Diddy, and Gwen Stefani just to name a few. She has also toured over 80 countries with platinum artist Sean Paul: all of Europe, Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Dubai, Ethiopia, Japan—and the list goes on.

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    Rachel Blackman

    Training Director, Get Fit Modesto

    SESSION

    HIIT Challenge
    Tuesday, August 25 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Rachel is the Training Director at Get Fit Modesto, a functional training studio located in Northern California that moves people toward whole health through community, fitness, and nutrition. Rachel oversees program development, technical training, and class experience. She’s a NASM certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor.

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    Jimmy Crowell

    Dance Instructor, 305 Fitness

    SESSION

    12:15 PM – 1:00 PM
    Jimmy’s Session: Dance Cardio Fitness

    Jimmy Crowell is an actor, choreographer, and dancer. A Texas transplant, he moved to New York to attend The NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, where he received his degree in television & film. He has been signed to Clear Talent Group and served as ensemble/co-choreographer of The Bridge (directed and choreographed by Natalia Roberts) and other forms/adaptations of theatre and film around the city. He is currently a choreographer and dance instructor for 305 Fitness and TMPL Gym. When you're in Jimmy's dance class, you're family. Jimmy's down-to-earth, grounded presence puts you at ease. His love for dance shines through in his class, and you will leave feeling happy and carefree.

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    Merissa Dyer

    Founder, WOMENBOX

    SESSION

    WOMENBOX
    Thursday, August 27 | 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Merissa founded WOMENBOX on the idea of breaking barriers. She sought to create an intense, no-frills boxing workout that could deliver an invigorating fitness experience and expose women to a sport often thought of as off-limits to them. Since its launch in 2017, WOMENBOX has quadrupled its client base and continues to reach and empower more women through liberating class experiences.

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    Erica Gray

    Owner & Founder, BARRE + bay wreath

    SESSION

    BARRE | Refined
    Thursday, August 27 | 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

    Erika created the BARRE + bay wreath technique after a lifetime of balancing dance training and injuries. In 2017, Erika opened her doors to share her technique, which focuses on a truly balanced and intense workout that promises to protect one’s body and create confidence and self-accomplishment. The BARRE + bay wreath technique focuses on true form and understanding, pushing clients to their personal best EVERY class. Erika is a true believer in finding “YOUR” life-long workout and always searching for new and exciting ways to challenge one’s technique. The technique stems from Erika’s passion to uplift and build women’s bodies and confidence with the support of amazing instructors. After years of being torn down by others, like so many of us have, Erika has vowed to dedicate her business to strengthening each individual person that walks through her doors {mind + body + spirit}.

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    Sue Hitzmann

    Creator, MELT Method®

    SESSION

    The MELT Method – Self-Care Experience
    Tuesday, August 25 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Sue is the creator of the MELT Method®, a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain. A nationally recognized educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascia Research Society, Sue is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The MELT Method, which has been translated into eight languages and helped over 200,000 people lead a healthy, pain-free life.

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    Russell Jarrett

    Strength and Conditioning Coach, Infinity Health Club

    SESSION

    Core Conditioning
    Wednesday, August 26 | 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

    With a career of experience in the Australian Football League, the Australia Iinstitute of Sport, Cricket Australia, the Women’s National Basketball League, the Australian Baseball League, and elite golf and tennis, as well as thousands of individual and group sessions completed, Russell is perfectly equipped to design and implement a physical performance program for anyone. His diverse experience and advanced qualifications set him apart as an elite coach and now you can tap into and benefit from all that experience and the skillset he offers.

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    Heidi Kristoffer

    Creator, Microsoft Bing Fitness Yoga & MSN Yoga

    SESSION

    CrossFlowX
    Wednesday, August 26 | 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

    Heidi Kristoffer is a mom to three kids under three, the creator of CrossFlowX™, the creator and producer of Microsoft Bing Fitness Yoga & MSN Yoga, and a wellness expert for and contributor to multiple online platforms. Her goal is to make yoga, health, strength, and whole, happy living accessible to everyone. Rated one of the Hottest Trainers in America by Shape Magazine, most inspiring yoga teachers in the world by DoYouYoga, and most popular instructors in NYC by RateYourBurn and ClassPass, Heidi is often featured as an expert on television and in magazines worldwide. A former award-winning actress of stage, film, and television and graduate of Cornell University, Heidi makes it her mission to bring happiness to everyone through every medium.

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    Janie Larmour

    Founder, Zen Ki Yoga®

    SESSION

    Psoas Release for Anxiety Relief
    Tuesday, August 25 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Janie has 23 years of experience in health, fitness, and training clients—with 20 of those years teaching yoga. She’s clocked over 17,000 hours of teaching group classes, over 45,000 hours working with private clients, over 2,800 hours of formal study, more than that of self-study, and over 4,500 hours teacher training others. Her years of study and experience lead her to develop Zen Ki Yoga® which combines Japanese styles of yoga and shiatsu with impeccable attention to anatomy and alignment. Janie has appeared on the cover of Australian Yoga Journal, accompanied by an 8-page story. She regularly presents at yoga expos and festivals all over the US and UK, recently teaching over 300 people in Los Angeles.

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    Tami Schneider

    Founder, Cleveland Yoga

    SESSION

    Sweat. Stretch. Meditate
    Thursday, August 27 | 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

    Tami Schneider,​ E-RYT 500/Certified Yoga Teacher, is a home-grown Clevelander and the founder and owner of Cleveland Yoga Studios located in Northeast Ohio. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Currently, there are five studios in the Cleveland area, including Concord, Little Italy, Westlake, and two located in the suburb of Beachwood, all of which are home to thousands of yoga practitioners each and every week. She is an internationally recognized yoga teacher trainer and senior faculty member of the globally known Baptiste Yoga Institute. Tami’s passion is about training teachers to be yoga teachers and community leaders. She’s trained over 400 yoga teacher-trainees in the Cleveland area and led thousands during her travels training new teachers in the Baptiste Methodology since 2007.

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    Gadu Schmitz

    Qigong Master

    SESSION

    Qigong for Life Vitality
    Thursday, August 27 | 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Master Gadu Schmitz (Katsushi F. Schmitz) has been practicing Spring Forest Qigong since 2008, and was awarded Qigong Master in 2017 by Grand Master Chunyi Lin. He resonates deeply with Master Lin’s motto: “Everyone is born a healer.” He brings his practice to communities where empowerment is needed. He currently works at Spring Forest Qigong Healing Center, personally chosen as a staff healer by its creator, and founder Chunyi Lin.

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    Craig Smith

    Founder, Collaborative Base Studio

    SESSION

    Wellness Underground
    Tuesday, August 25 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Craig Smith is one of the most diversely successful creative artists today. Breaking traditional molds, Craig has launched a dynamic and multi-faceted career as a singer/songwriter, dancer, choreographer, artistic director, creative director, celebrity trainer, and holistic health and fitness coach. As a dancer, artistic director, and choreographer, Craig’s worked alongside, consulted for, and/or shared the stage with stars like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Brandy, Britney Spears, Chrisette Michelle, Estelle, Rihanna, Shakira, Wynter Gordon, Vanessa Carlton, Mya, Busta Rhymes, Joe Budden, and various others. He has choreographed countless, worldwide NIKE commercials and music videos, as well as digital, retailer, stage, and workout projects, and print projects.

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    Nikki Warren

    Founder and CEO, Kaia FIT

    SESSION

    Total Body Burnout
    Thursday, August 27 | 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

    Nikki Warren is the founder of Kaia FIT, a women’s focused program that currently has 55+ locations in 6 different states. She has coached gymnastics, fitness, running, triathlon training, and snowboarding for 20+ years. Nikki has more than 15 years of experience in public speaking on health, fitness and nutrition, sits on the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative board, has been featured in various magazines, and has also presented at TedX, Vistage, and Women As Change Makers.