Alex Bryce, MSE, CSCS

Alex Bryce, MSE, CSCS, is the Head Coach at Strength Care Consultants, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, has earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning with a Minor in Sport Nutrition. Coach Bryce has a unique blend of academic knowledge and real-world experience, working with a number of world champion athletes across a variety of sports.

Christine Conti, MEd

Christine Conti, holding a Master’s Degree in Education, is a best-selling author, international chronic disease and fitness educator, motivational speaker, podcaster, and ultra-endurance athlete. She has spent over two decades researching alongside leading doctors, exercise scientists, and nutritionist to prevent and battle disease through healthy lifestyles. Her signature book, SPLIT-SECOND COURAGE, was released in 2022.

Sohailla Digsby, RDN, LD

Sohailla Digsby is a registered dietitian, author, and developer of the life-changing 52-day Best Body Countdown program for gyms to provide the missing piece of the fitness puzzle: nutrition with accountability. With over 25 years of experience as a fitness pro and RD, Sohailla provides nutrition coaching and runs an online membership-based group. She has authored three books to help fitness professionals guide their clients to their goals. Her programs are not just about the weight you lose, but the life you gain!

Melanie Douglass, RD

Melanie Douglass has been sharing her passion for Group X for over 25 years. She’s worked as an instructor, personal trainer, program director, international presenter, TV contributor, and a published author. She’s a Registered Dietitian, AFAA-certified instructor, and the VP of Business Development for lolo (a fitness/ music-based software development company). Melanie created the TONIC fitness brand and is constantly crafting new class ideas, new moves, and new music experiences for the group fitness space.

Amanda Fearheiley, RDN, LD, CPT

Amanda Fearheiley, RDN, LD, CPT, has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years and immersed in the fitness field for over 15. She is in private practice, owner, and CEO of Afnutrition Services, where she empowers her clients of all ages to improve their health through nutrition and movement. In particular, she incorporates food as fuel, food as medicine, and mindful eating approaches. Amanda also teaches group fitness classes that include cycling and strength building. In her spare time, she loves spending time outdoors exploring parks and nature with her husband and three children.

Katrina Foe, FNTP

Katrina Foe is a 2nd generation Pilates instructor, NCPT (PMA) certified, owner of Personalized Pilates in Scottsdale, Arizona, and author of Nutritional Pilates (Jan. ‘23). Katrina was trained by Lolita SanMiguel and then taught alongside her as her anatomy teacher. She also trains instructors worldwide with her innovative online Pilates Freedom program. Katrina is board certified in holistic nutrition, trained to read functional labs, has 7 kids, and lives on a small farm in Idaho.

Dillan Foss

Dillan Foss was born and raised in Rhode Island and earned his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and a Master’s in Nutrition for Human Performance from Lasell University. He is a certified health professional with Nutrametrix, a former collegiate basketball player, works at Gravity + Oxygen Fitness, & owns Limitless Theory, which is about creating nutrition, fitness, and economic freedom. 

Larry Howard, MS, CSCS

Larry holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Northeastern Illinois University and a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Larry also holds a certified personal training certification from NESTA, a level 1 certification from TRX, an Insanity Instructor Certification from Beach Body, and a Tactical Fitness Instructor Certification from Strategic Army Fitness (START Fitness).

Dr. Parker Hyde, PhD

Dr. Parker Hyde is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia, where he currently serves as the Human Performance Lab Director. His translational work in oncology, insulin resistance and athletic performance has contributed to the robust scientific support for the therapeutic use of nutritional ketosis and has been featured in numerous media outlets including U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Hyde also has 10 years of experience working in sports performance with elite athletes.

Meli Kirkwood, MScN

Meli holds a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition, specializing in Performance and Exercise Nutrition, and is certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Specialist with over 20 fitness certifications. She is a Health and Fitness expert with over 15 years of experience. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, with an Italo-Peruvian background, Meli is known for her charismatic and motivating personality. Additionally, she is an experienced and successful Choreographer and Presenter in the Dance Fitness world.

Nicholas Lambe

Nick Lambe is a long-time coach and educator in the industry who specializes in helping fitness professionals implement health principles to improve impact. Notably, this approach focuses on sleep and recovery. Nick is a Clinical Sleep Health Educator and created the comprehensive Sleep & Recovery Coaching Certification, a course that provides a framework for improving clients’ recovery. Partnerships with Nick’s work include The US Marines, The US Olympic Committee, and Google. 

Melissa Layne, MEd

Melissa is a Kinesiology Department Faculty Member at the University of North Georgia. She has 35 years of experience in the fitness industry and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Melissa is the author of WATER EXERCISE (Human Kinetics 2015), a member of the SCW educational faculty, and wrote the SCW Nutrition Coaching for Fitness Professionals Certification, the SCW Nutrition, Hormones & Metabolism Certification, and contributed to the SCW Active Aging Certification. .

Rosie Malaghan, MS, ERYT-200

Rosie has almost 20 years of experience teaching and counseling, both virtually and live, all aspects of fitness, yoga, leadership, and organizational development. She holds a Master of Science degree in Human Development and served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rhode Island. She is an ERYT and C-RYT, ACE CPT, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She holds several SCW certifications from Group Ex to Personal Training and Aquatics. Rosie currently serves on the Fitness Team at Trilogy Orlando, an active aging community in central Florida.

Jenn Malecha, FDN

Jenn Malecha, the Wholistic Health Boss, helps career-driven, results-focused functional health entrepreneurs make $10K or more per month quickly by finding their ideal clients with a start-to-finish approach for building, pricing, selling, and efficiently delivering their programs so they can scale their impacts and income. As an Independent and Mindshare Collaborative Business Coach using over a decade of business and project management experience, training in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® and Transformational Coaching, Jenn has helped hundreds of Functional Health Practitioners create profitable practices that allow them to heal hundreds of people while working less and taking better care of themselves.

Dr. Jonathan Mike, PhD

Jonathan Mike, PhD, currently teaches in the exercise science and sports performance program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach and has contributed to dozens of online fitness, strength, and consumer outlets in the country. He has been involved with NSCA and previously served on numerous committees and special interest groups and has spoken at over 55 events including many for NSCA, and ISSN, NASM, and numerous other fitness organizations. Jonathan has authored numerous peer-review and scientific publications and has written 10 book chapters related to sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. Jonathan is a sought-after presenter nationally and internationally. He is currently writing a book for Human Kinetics on Strongman Training for Strength and Performance.

Dr. Erin Nitschke, MS, EdD

Dr. Erin Nitschke is an industry writer, presenter, and tenured Exercise Science Professor. She holds certifications including NFPT-CPT, NSCA-CPT, ACE Health Coach, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Therapeutic Exercise Specialist, and Pn1. Erin is an editorial author for IDEA, NFPT, and ACE where she writes and speaks regularly on topics related to personal training and health coach skill building, behavior change, and career success.

Dr. Kella B. Price, DBA

Dr. Price has more than 20 years of experience in training, and an MS in Exercise Science and Wellness. Kella has published and spoken on various topics, including workplace wellness, weight loss, healthy lifestyle and balance, and exercise. Kella is a fitness and nutrition coach, traveling across the globe as a health and wellness expert.

Jeannette Pyle

Holding a degree in Dietetics and Human Performance, Jeannette has been working in the fitness industry for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Wellness & Fitness at the SaddleBrooke TWO HOA. Jeannette has a passion for working with the 55+ population creating programs and classes to improve their active daily lifestyles helping them to lead fun, energetic and fulfilled lives.

Creation Robinson

Creation has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and holds degrees in Exercise Science, Kinesiology as well as Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition. She is the owner/CEO of BigHeaded Fitness LLC and runs BigHeaded Fitness Wellness studio. Holding primary certifications from AFAA, ACE, NASM, SCW and many specialized certifications as well, Creation is also part of the active advisory board at Keiser University’s Exercise Science Fitness Technology Department. She is an busy Sports Coach and works closely with the Palm Beach County School systems as well as providing wellness programming.

Kylie Ross, MS

Kylie Ross is Owner of VK Professional Services and VRoK Fitness. VK Professional Services offers tax planning and preparation, bookkeeping, notary, website design and business consulting.  Kylie Ross is a Certified Personal Trainer from SCW, Nutrition Coach and Bariatric Health Expert. She has been in both industries professionally for almost 6 years. She’s a Gastric Bypass recipient, 11 years and works hard to stay healthy and fit now she assists others to prevent obesity-driven conditions via virtual and mobile fitness and nutrition guidance.

Laura Rupsis

Laura is a working mother of four who transitioned from the financial industry to pursue her passion for ancestral health and fitness. She holds certifications as a Primal Health Coach, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and more. With over 20 years of experience, Laura coaches clients privately and educates new health coaches at the Primal Health Coach Institute. She is dedicated to guiding individuals towards a holistic and personalized approach to health and wellness.

Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D.

Known as “The Weight-Loss Therapist” online, Dr. Seti is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified nutrition coach, certified weight management specialist, certified expert life coach, certified personal trainer, and certified insomnia treatment clinician with a private practice in San Diego, California. She is the best-selling author of Shatter the Yoyo and The Self Sabotage Behavior Workbook, is a featured contributor to numerous blogs and websites, and has appeared on many television and radio networks. Dr. Candice Seti is committed to helping others achieve health and wellness while gaining self-confidence, stopping self-sabotage, and achieving their goals through behavioral lifestyle and cognitive changes. 

Matt Terry

Matt Terry is a Presenter, Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach and full-time practicing FDN in Overland Park, Kansas where he co-owns a Personal Training Studio.  He has used his personal struggles with obesity, injuries, and disease to help his clients at new levels with customized solutions that get to the root of the issue.  His mission is to provide people with the right education, support, and coaching to create sustainable solutions for optimal lasting health, energy, and confidence.

Amber Toole

Amber Toole is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Georgia Southern University. She has 30 years of experience in the Fitness Industry and loves to share her expertise with other Fitness Professionals. It is her life’s mission to spread the truth about fitness and nutrition through education. She is the owner of The Training Toole – a Fitness and Nutrition Studio in Ocala, Florida, an SCW Educator and Fit Pro Mentor. 

Dr. Ashley Varol, PhD

Dr. Ashley Varol, PhD, is a teaching faculty member at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previous roles include creating and launching the University of Cincinnati’s employee wellness program and managing a team of over 100 fitness instructors and trainers at the UC Campus Recreation Center. Ashley serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the American Council on Exercise, by whom she is PT, GFit, Health Coach & Medical Exercise Specialist certified. Her diverse experiences afford the chance to talk about all facets of health, fitness, and well-being. 

Dr. Julie Zuleger, PhD, CSCS, RYT-500

Dr. Julie Zuleger has over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Strength, and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Corrective Exercise Specialist, RYT-500 Yoga Instructor, and Human Movement Specialist. Julie promotes self-care using massage tools and stretching-based programs and teaches continuing education courses for yoga teachers, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning, fitness, and wellness professionals. Julie holds a PhD in Education and is the Director of Kinesiology and Education at Tiger Tail USA.