Brian Cannone began his full-time career in the fitness industry in 1991 and continues to operate health clubs, promote fitness events, and help bring fitness related products to market today. He has lead marketing and improved sales conversions for the largest health club chain in the State of Connecticut.
Brian's experience has lead him to oversee many successful health clubs and his responsibilities included setting up new facilities, building and managing a staff, daily membership sales, personal training, and club marketing and promotion. He is also certified as a personal trainer and nutrition consultant which he created systems for personal trainers and studio to increase their value and service more clients.
Brian has over a decade of producing some of the largest live fitness events in the country and working with fitness celebrities and he is thankful being able to do something he is extremely passionate about.
Greg Peters is a man who wears many hats. He is an entrepreneur, a personal trainer at the premier health and fitness provider LA PALESTRA; Center of Preventa, and the owner of TRN. TRN is an on-demand fitness application where specialists can customize workouts for their clients, and track clients’ goals and accomplishments in one convenient place. Juggling his time between TRN and La Palestra has proven to be a challenge, but one that Greg has stepped up too.
His experience in personal training started when Greg was still in college. As a Division I collegiate football player at Marist College, he was exposed to the responsibilities of the trainers who directly worked with the football team. After his college years came to a close, Greg decided that he still wanted to work within the health and fitness industry. He ended up at the La Palestra to begin his career as a personal trainer. Training under Pat Manocchia, Greg learned everything that goes with being a trainer – including the importance of the personal attention clients need as the make the positive change to get healthy.
The origins of TRN first emerged when Greg was out to dinner with a close friend. His friend spoke about how difficult it was for him to find a trainer while he was in the Big Apple. It dawned on Peters that the personal attention the La Palestra Institute lived by was not as available to other people.
It took two years of extensive research for Greg to develop something he was proud to launch. Known as the “Uber of Health and Wellness”, Peters interviewed Uber drivers to get a understanding of their business models and applied it to what he was creating. It benefits clients by scheduling trainers when they have time in their busy schedules but appeal to the specialists as well. TRN allows its specialists to create their own schedules and spent time focusing on their clients as opposed to the paperwork.
William is a 2 time FMI alum returning for his 3rd time as a presenter. He first came to FMI to figure out how to market his weight loss story in hopes of inspiring others who were overweight like he once was. With the information and relationships he’s built over his time in the FMI network, William has positioned him perfectly to make a profound impact on the industry— one different than he originally set out to do. William’s original plan was to become a motivational speaker with his focus on weight loss but through now has aligned with the TRN who will set out to disrupt the fitness industry with technology the industry has never seen.
Matt Johnson is the authority on podcasts and is the CEO of Pursuing Results- Podcast PR and Production. He is also the co-host of a popular sales and marketing podcast called Real Estate Uncensored.
Matt believes that podcasts are the greatest medium for self-education since the invention of the printing press, and it is this passion of his that enabled him to found the most successful Podcast PR and production firm- Pursuing Results. Matt has also worked as a sales and marketing coach for Vyral Marketing. Matt’s other skills include public speaking, advertising, copywriting and talent booking.
Freddy J. Nager
Freddy J. Nager is an award-winning marketing professional and a professor of communications, with over 25 years of front-line business experience, including lead creative roles at MCA Records/Universal Music Group, ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi, and several startups. He currently owns and directs the media company Atomic Tango (AtomicTango.com), including its consulting division Marketing Forensics. He also teaches in the M.A. in Communications Management program at the University Southern California. Freddy received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his MBA from USC.
Chris is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition coach, entrepreneur, author, and intellectual who’s had a long and winding career in the fitness industry. Chris worked his way through graduate school as a personal trainer and also competed as a natural bodybuilder.
After serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, Chris returned home and earned his Bachelors, masters, and completed Ph.D work in the social sciences, at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he gained expertise in abstract quantitative theory.
Putting his career as a social scientist aside, Chris decided he wanted to enter the fitness industry full time and moved to Los Angeles, opening Metroflex Gym, Long Beach with almost no money in his pocket. During his ownership of Metroflex Gym, Long Beach Chris became known for his personal training and trained IFBB Pros, NFL athletes and coached fitness celebrities such as CT Fletcher and Mike Rashid.
Chris is a sponsored athlete with ImSoAlpha supplements. He has competed as a bodybuilder, winning titles in Musclemania, INBA and the NPC, and has won several state championships in powerlifting with the USPA.
In addition to one on one training, Chris is a pioneer in the online training industry. He has over 70 online clients around the world across Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. He runs a highly subscribed YouTube channel called Warrior Soul Fitness, and is the author of several e-books on nutrition and training including the classic, Getting to Shredded.
Chady Dunmore is one of the most well respected fitness experts in the world and is the go-to source for women who are trying to lose weight and exercise. Her unique combination of discipline and encouragement sets Dunmore apart from other trainers and translates into results. She is the perfect mix of empathy and accountability because she knows firsthand the challenges women face and what it takes to motivate them. After gaining more than 70-pounds during pregnancy and battling severe postpartum depression Chady had an aha! moment when she realized that being a mom did not mean she had to feel fat an unattractive. She knew that traditional workouts would pose a challenge with her infant daughter so she exercised at home and lost all the baby weight without setting foot in a gym. Now, in addition to training world-class athletes, Dunmore creates diet and exercise routines for new moms and women who don’t have a lot of time.
Dunmore is a two-time bikini world champion and a top fitness model who graces the covers of Oxygen, Fitness RX and more. She gives diet and workout advice to the largest print and broadcast outlets and teaches sold-out fitness camps all over the country. Dunmore’s story inspires women to make a change.
She’s battled weight, struggled with genetic kidney disease and managed to get in shape without relying on fad diets and extreme exercise routines. Her fitness confession? She loves bacon avocado cheeseburgers and never dreamed of posing in a bikini until a plastic surgeon told her she didn’t need stomach surgery but diet and exercise. She accepted the challenge, entered her first competition in 2008 and has never looked back. Dunmore is currently training, writing a new book, designing a sportswear line, teaching fitness camps all over the country and being a mom.
Photographer Andre DeLoach, owner of Empyrean Photography, has 32 published fitness magazine covers, among other numerous publishing credits. Andre has photographed recognized names in the fitness industry like Clark Bartram, Jessie Pavelka, Brandon Bass, and Joey Gloor, while also working a host of aspiring male physique models. With a Master's degree in Counseling and as a former career counselor, Andre shares his insights in a thorough, easy-to-understand way that will empower fitness models to create business careers that are both profitable and personally meaningful.
As Assistant Vice President of Workforce Productivity, Alexandra provides absence management consulting on paid and unpaid time off programs and manages vendor relationships to contain employer costs and improve the overall employee experience. She has worked with a wide range of clients to design and implement various workers’ compensation programs – including return to work, alternative non-for-profit return to work, drug testing, and telephonic nurse triage. Alexandra also helps clients successfully navigate the claims process by managing claim reviews and ongoing litigation. She has extensive knowledge about workers’ compensation from employer and employee perspectives, allowing her to deliver effective solutions to mitigate workers’ compensation exposure and liability and, ultimately, improve the productivity of the workforce by returning employees to work.
Alexandra graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelors of Science in mathematics and anthropology and later earned her Master of Arts in humanities from the University of Chicago. She will soon receive her certification as a Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM).
Courtney is a celebrity fitness expert, specializing in helping her clients achieve that sought after "Hollywood" bikini body. As a multiple title winning champion, including Ms Bikini California, Ms Bikini Southern California & Miss Australia, Courtney engineers her own innovative teaching methods, combining her extensive knowledge and experience to inspire thousands of women worldwide through Glam Fit Magazine™.
Loves: Lip gloss, fitness, bling, Barbie (my idol!), vanilla protein shakes, anything pink or sparkly, beauty pageants, working out, cats, Dolly Parton, statement jewelry, tiaras, Victoria’s Secret and peanut butter.
"I definitely grew up with a little bit of a tom boy side..." said Karen Osborn, Director of Booking for Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited - Los Angeles. Osborn was a 3-sport athlete in high school playing volleyball, basketball and softball and was named Female Athlete of the year as a senior at Westside Christian High School in Portland, Oregon. She was set to play college basketball her freshman year until injuries in pre-season derailed her career.
"Fortunately, I also had a little bit of a girly side and a love for the entertainment industry." After attending cosmetology school in Portland and securing her license, she moved to LA, knowing that LA was the entertainment capital of the world. After a short stint as a makeup artist for various movies, TV and commercial sets, she attended the UCLA extension credit program in broadcast journalism. She landed a freelance job with Aaron Spelling Television's Sunset Beach, in the business affairs department where she was involved in the contract negotiating process and later served as a Jr. Publicist. Osborn then worked freelance with various publicity firms and with ABC Disney and USA Networks in business affairs focusing on contract negotiations.
After 9/11, Osborn returned to Portland to be closer to her family in January 2002. She was introduced to Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited as a talent. "Molly Weiss was my agent and got me several bookings including a Nike running campaign. At the same time I was also producing and hosting a local sports show." Osborn was later brought on to be part of the Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited team as a booking agent. It wasn't long after that, the wheels were in motion for a return to Southern California. The Los Angeles office was launched in 2007 with Osborn charged with managing the LA market.
"Our bookings are very diverse - we do a little bit of everything across both the sports and lifestyle segments, ranging from traditional print and commercial bookings to fulfilling film and TV requests like providing talent for American Gladiators. We represent Monica Carlson, who is one of the nation's top sports & lifestyle models. The NBC show's producers were looking for real athletes with personality and on camera appeal. Monica and a few others were chosen as contenders. Monica ended up winning Season 1, and in Season 2, she was hired as the Gladiator "Jet". We now also represent former professional dancer, Tenley Molzahn, a fan favorite and America's Sweetheart from ABC's hit shows The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad."
In 2008, Osborn pitched a USO tour and accompanied three American Gladiators – Jet, Rocket and Venom to Bahrain and Djibouti. Then in 2009 she accompanied three more Gladiators, Siren, Militia and Justice - to Kuwait and Iraq on another USO tour meeting and thanking U.S. military members and getting to fly in a Blackhawk helicopter, a Chinook and a C130.
In addition to her work with SLU, Osborn is the founder of Kusewera - a non-profit whose mission is to enrich the lives of children in orphanages in Malawi and around the world through active and creative play. Osborn has led several humanitarian trips to Malawi, Africa, and will continue that quest each year. SLU is a big supporter of her foundation
Celebrity fitness model, Lauren Abraham, is a nationally recognized TV host & live event MC specializing in travel, health, fitness, red carpet events, and action sports. She has over 10 years of ongoing hosting experience with networks such as ESPN, FSN, NBC, and the like. As one of the most influential fitness personalities in the industry, she has been signed as the video creator and host for all Amway fitness video content for the next 5 years globally, as well being the leading spokesperson for Performix Driven, Lynx Fitness, and the number one online fitness website Bodybuilding.com. Recently voted into the top 10 physiques in the fitness industry, she graced page 45 of last year’s ESPN magazine, “The Body Issue.” Lauren is continuously published worldwide, and is seen monthly gracing the pages of fitness, sport, and fashion magazines. She has over 60 magazine publications worldwide.
For the year of 2014, Lauren was the face of 7-11 TV across the country, and she currently hosts two 30-minute fitness infomercial “The Rock Gym” airing in 23 different countries and Ab Crunch in all of South and Central America. Because of her extensive directing & hosting knowledge form years as a host, she has recently launched her own video production company, and is now Executive Producer/Director/ and partner in one of the largest fitness apps launching in 2015 out of Canada, called Fit Plan App.
Lauren is certified with the Yoga Alliance is a level 5 stand up paddle boarder, certified with the Academy of Surf Instructors. She continues to be a world-renowned professional athlete, both in her earlier years as a competitive snowboarder and now as a sponsored stand up paddle surfer. Lauren graced the pages of both SUP the Mag and Fitness Gurls Magazine’s summer swimsuit editions this past year and will do so again this year.
Lauren launched her own performing arts company, “LAUREN ABRAHAM ENTERTAINMENT LIVE” in 2005, specializing in the cirque & dance arts and is currently launching her new swimwear and jewelry line, “THE LAUREN ABRAHAM COLLECTIONS.”
As an expert specializing bikini body maintenance, anti-aging, yoga, and outdoor training, Lauren is launching her first book with her business partner, fitness photographer, Robert Reiff. “California Dream Body, The Ultimate Outdoor training guide by Lauren Abraham” Together they have created the highest level of visual inspiration and content, supplying her ever growing & loyal fan base an ongoing collection of useful knowledge.
Lauren also hosts her annual surf, sup, and yoga retreats in Playa Negra, Costa Rica called the “LAUREN ABRAHAM LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCE”
In her earlier years as a competitive snowboarder she injured herself critically and endured 10 major surgeries that confined her to a wheel chair for a 2-year period. Not allowing her chronic arthritis and lifelong ankle pain to slow her down, Lauren has overcome her life altering injuries through her dedication to health and keeping her mind, body, and spirit in top shape. She has also overcome a drug addiction during her earlier years, and is a survivor of domestic violence.
Lauren is a co-founder of “THE SPIRITUALLY FIT: MAKING MOVEMENT MATTER” which teaches those new to recovery that creating a physical wellbeing, healthy habits, and spiritual connections to mother nature are key ingredients to a sustainable recovery. She has also spoken for the “Just Keep Living” foundation for the LA High Schools after school sports programs encouraging kids to apply themselves, live to their full potential and use sports over drugs for a good life and promising future.
Lauren is creator of “THE LOVE LIFE” program and hopes her membership site will be a one stop shop for women of all walks of life to find the answers and inspiration to turn their own dreams into their reality.
With her undeniable love for life and endless drive, it is clear why Lauren Abraham is a leading star in social media hundreds of thousands of followers. She is a true influencer with a fast & significant growing fan base for lifestyle brands that support and believe in her as a leading spokesperson and athlete. Lauren is a natural born leader, inspiring people to reach their goals and dreams by living a life full of enthusiasm, joy, courage, and most of all… passion.
Danielle Elise Pascente comes from a family legacy of sports journalism, where she eagerly accepted living, loving, and breathing sports and fitness. Danielle was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Arizona State University where she earned her degree in Psychology. She relocated to Los Angeles after graduating, to pursue her career in personal training, fitness modeling, and hosting. Danielle has worked with companies such as Asics, UFC, Cartoon Network, Tri Mountain, and Healthy Power TV. Danielle is the lead female trainer at a private gym in Los Angeles called “IRON.”
Jill Coleman, owner of JillFit Physiques, holds a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, an MS in Human Nutrition and is an ACSM-certified personal trainer. JillFit Physiques is a daily blog, as well as an international online nutrition and training continuity resource for women.
Jill is also a signed fitness model and spokesperson, having appeared in several magazines including 4 national covers, as well as appearances in Muscle and Fitness HERS, SELF Magazine, Family Circle, Fitness Journal and others. Jill is a featured fitness pro for Comcast’s Xfinity OnDemand workouts, and is a contributing fitness writer for OnFitness Magazine, and Livestrong.com.
Brooks Hollan is a Licensed Sports Nutritionist, Olympic Trials Qualifier, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and a Naval Academy Graduate. Brooks started swimming competitively at the age of six. By the time he was ten, he was ranked 4th in the nation, and by the time he graduated from the Naval Academy he had qualified for the Olympic Trials and NCAA’s. But just because the structure provided by his swimming career was ending, it was just the beginning of his own ‘fit life’ journey!
All his products and services are now handled through NatalieJillFitness.com.
Joe Discuillo has been in the fitness industry for over 13 years. He studied Kinesiology and has several certifications such as NASM, ACE and AFPA. Joe Specializes in training professional athletes and Fitness Competitors. Joe has led many of the Team Edge athletes to place in the top 5 and many, many number 1 finishes He has trained athletes from college to the professional level. He has been working with fitness competitors for many years and is known for helping build that signature "Edge Booty"
Ingrid is SAG-AFTRA Actress, Model, Author, and Fitness Professional. She was born and raised in Spain near Barcelona and began modeling when she was 11 years old. From the beginning, she knew that was what she wanted to do. Starting in Europe, she moved to Mexico, and finally the United States. Settling in Los Angeles she finally understood the importance of a healthy and balanced life. Her trainer, who is also her husband was able to help me focus and put it all together – nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Ingrid now has a line of competition bikinis, is co-founder of "Team Edge", a coaching team for bikini competitions, and successful co-author of, "Body After Baby"
Owner and President of Infinitum Health, LLC, Kevin Engholdt holds a MS in Biotechnology from University of Wisconsin and an MBA from University of Arizona. He has pursued a course on Strategy and Innovation from the prestigious MIT Sloan School of Management and has worked with several brands such as Intel, Covance and the Apollo Education Group.
Jenny Karl is an experienced beauty makeup artist and hair stylist based in Venice, CA. She was born and raised in NJ where she started her beauty career at the age of 17 as an artist in the Garden Botanika color studio, where she worked for many years while studying for her Bachelor's degree at The College of New Jersey.
She is pursuing her a career in the field of beauty and perseveres as a freelance hair and makeup artist in Los Angeles; specializing in Airbrush Foundation, Beauty, HD for Print, Film & Television, Fashion, Special Event, Men's Grooming, and Ethnic makeup and hair styling.
After well over a decade in the industry, Jenny is considered an expert in her field, writing for the health and beauty sections of numerous publications and blogs, as well as hosting a makeup how-to series for Ehow.com.
Alycia is the creator of the FLEX Your Life 4-step strategy to use what you have to get what you want. She serves as Spokesperson for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and author of the Ebook “Get a Better Body: Diet and Exercise Tips to Lose Fat and Get Fit.” She serves as the Director of Development and Training at Circuit Works, a local fitness studio. Alycia is motivated by a healthy lifestyle and continued education. This is no surprise since she began studying dance at the age of 2 and later became a dance teacher and choreographer for competitive dancers. Alycia continued studying dance in college, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Education. Her experience in public speaking was cultivated during her 5 years as a pageant title holder including Miss Maryland where she spoke to thousands of people throughout the United States promoting her platform “Get Active.” Through this self-designed platform, Alycia was able to bring the message of a healthy lifestyle to audiences through the United States. She gained success in the Miss America, Miss USA, Miss International and Miss Galaxy International pageant systems. During her time as a contestant, Alycia won numerous awards for Fitness, Swimsuit, Interview, Platform, and Talent. Alycia now provides private success coaching to help pageant contestants make the most of their year of service. master's degree. Alycia received her Master’s in Counseling and bring her motivational skills to become a Certified Career Coach, serving colleges and universities for 5 years. During this time, her life became more sedentary and Alycia had to recreate ways to enjoy fitness. She began training with a personal trainer and competed in several fitness competitions. Soon, she became a Certified Personal Trainer through the ISSA and trained as a yoga and spin instructor. Alycia transitioned her skills from higher education to employee development within the fitness industry. Alycia’s passion is guiding people toward self-improvement and personal transformation while motivating them to use their unique strengths to succeed in their goals. In addition to presenting skill-building workshops, Alycia has facilitated teambuilding exercises for athletic teams, student organizations and professional staffs. Alycia is known for bringing a positive, yet realistic, perspective to every situation and leaves a legacy of motivation and inspiration. Her unique ability to motivate others is done by surfacing the true inhibitors of success and then teaching the knowledge, skills, and disposition to overcome these barriers to help you create your own success!
Jacqui Blazier has spent nearly two decades in the fitness industry as an athlete, trainer and nutritionist. She takes pride in helping her clients achieve their goal, be it weight loss, building strength, sports conditioning, or shaping up for a special event.
She earned by Bachelor's in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University and also pursued a Masters in Business Administration and strategy.
Dr. Sara Solomon is a writer, spokesmodel, and athlete for Bodybuilding.com, the most visited bodybuilding and fitness website in the world, and for BSN. Dr.Solomon is a practising dentist (DMD) in Toronto, Canada, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. This certified personal trainer, spinning instructor, professional fitness model, and cover girl is known around the world for her jump rope skills and her Dr. Sara Solomon Cross Speed Jump Rope by Buddy Lee Jump Ropes. Dr. Solomon is the author of the "Fat Loss Fast" Series of e-Books about intermittent fasting and flexible dieting. This retired PRO fitness model competed 9 times in fitness competitions using practices that slowed her metabolic rate and her ability to lose fat. Frustrated, Sara decided to hit the books and spent 2 years devising an evidence-based system ("Fat Loss Fast") that restored her metabolic capacity and her passion for fitness! Sara knows first-hand the challenges of juggling a busy schedule with a healthy lifestyle, which is why her system focuses on endurable, maintainable, time-saving, and metabolism-boosting approaches for fat loss. If you want to "take the hell out of healthy," then visit DrSaraSolomon.com for her high-intensity home workouts, intermittent fasting and flexible dieting practices, "clean cheat recipes," Bodybuilding.com giveaways and more.
Robyn Baldwin is a marketing manager and fitness personality. With a passion for health & wellness her website focuses on what it takes to be an Alpha Female™. Her blog focuses on parts of her personal journey, fitness, health, workout songs & playlists, recipes she tries during her weekly food prep, book reviews and things that she tries around Toronto to experience a life that she loves. She started the blog to capture how she balances work with life.
Robyn completed her Honours Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Marketing in 2005 and found a passion in Advertising. She found the psychology of consumer behaviour fascinating and pursued a career in Media (the strategic, analytical side of Advertising) for the past 9 years. She has now made the move client side and is the Marketing Manager, Books at Kobo. Robyn is also certified as a Personal Training Specialist (CanFitPro) and Spinning® Instructor
Power bodybuilder, entrepreneur, author and YouTube fitness guru who uses his self-titled channel to teach the strength of mind, body and spirit via hard work, discipline and old school training methods. He is the CEO and founder and of IMSOALPHA iX3, owner of Alpha Academy and Original Addicts Gym.
Sohee Lee graduated from Stanford University in June 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Biology (Psychosocial and Biological Determinants of Health).
Since completing a summer internship at Cressey Performance in Hudson, Mass., she has worked as a strength coach and nutrition consultant at Tyler English Fitness in Canton, Connecticut as well as New York City's renowned Peak Performance. She currently resides in Savannah, GA where she works as a fitness writer, coach, and entrepreneur.
She is also a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Sohee faced anorexia and bulimia in the past, thus her main interests include eating disorders and the psychology behind relationships and decisions that we make as humans. She loves to talk fitness and admires those fit-minded people who can push and pull heavy weights.
To contact Sohee on the worldwide web, check out her fan page on Facebook, follow her on Twitter or check out her website, www.soheefit.com through which she regularly writes about training, nutrition, and her love of pugs. Her website covers exercise, nutrition, psychology and other miscellaneous musings of the exercise world.
CEO of Body Extra, founder and CEO of BMR sports nutrition, and CEO of Binais.net, is a Montenegro-born bodybuilder who has achieved success and rapid growth of his companies out of the fame and success he achieved in the fitness arena.
Begović was a star athlete in Montenegro, a member of the national Judo team achieving many merits in that sport. Begovic, who emigrated to Sweden in 1998, first competed in Swedish bodybuilding competitions, then on to the United States. From his success in those endeavors, he was able to grace 60 fitness covers and spring boarded the notoriety into successful business ventures.
He starred as, "Wolf", in the Swedish television show, "Gladiatorena" (Sweden's American Gladiators), founded BMR Sports Nutrition, BodyExtra, Global Physique Competition Series, Fitness Galan Expo, andis the owner and editor-in-chief of Iron Man Magazine Sweden. Binais is married to notable board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Catherine Begovic
Hatem Dhiab is a managing partner and an investment advisor representative at Gerber Kawasaki. He attended the University of Paris III for 1 year before relocating to the US, initially to Seattle, then ultimately graduated in 2005 Magna Cum Laude from California State University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor's in International Business and Finance.
Hatem provides comprehensive financial planning services. His clientele is composed of physicians, executives, young professionals, entertainers, business owners and their families. His services include fee-based financial planning, risk management, wealth accumulation (retirement, college and investments) as well distribution strategies and wealth preservation. He is often invited to speak or participate in financial educational seminars and community awareness events.
His career success can be directly attributed to his ability to understand and educate his clients, help them clarify and prioritize their financial goals, implement a plan of action and continual follow up to ensure they reach their objectives.
His mission is to help his clients, their families and businesses pursue financial success and peace of mind. Provide them direction in their decision making process, emotional support during periods of turmoil while providing them with utmost levels of service and access. All with a commitment to honesty and integrity while communicating a sincere caring attitude towards every client.
Hatem spends his free time with family, friends and his dog. He actively plays golf, practices yoga and enjoys the outdoors. An avid reader interested in world politics, business and travel, he also enjoys eclectic music and is active in his community.
Tamilee Webb earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and a Master of Arts degree in Exercise Science both attained at California State University, Chico. She has furthered her education with involvement in IDEA, AFAA, ACE, and FROG'S Athletic Club and is now CEO of Webb International, Inc. Tamilee has been the recipient of numerous other awards for outstanding achievement in the field of personal fitness, including Best Exercise Video and Best Training Organization 1987, conferred by IDEA, has been honored by California State University, Chico, Outstanding Alumni of 1990 and 1996. Inducted in the FITNESS HALL OF FAME in 2008, Tamilee shares this honor with fellow fitness celebrities as Kathy Smith, Gilad Janklowicz, Jack Lalanne, and Jane Fonda to name a few. Tamilee is best known for her Buns of Steel series that has sold more than 10 million copies which include her Quick-Toning Series, and co-hosted the Buns of Steel Platinum Series. Now available on DVD and digital download, back by popular demand and continues to be her best seller of all times
Natalie Jill helps people across the globe reach their health, fitness, and business goals. She is the holder of a BS in Health and Human Performance. Natalie left a very successful career in corporate America to follow her passion with health and fitness. As a Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist and functional fitness trainer, Natalie leveraged the power of the internet and in a short amount of time she was able to help hundreds of thousands of people worldwide get in shape and be their best selves. In the process, she created a globally recognized brand with almost a million social media followers worldwide and created an online business that has generated over 7-figures in revenue! Although many see Natalie Jill as a fitness and nutrition expert, she is increasingly garnering attention for her ability to help others create, define, and monetize their brand in the online space. In health & fitness, or in business; Natalie brings out the BEST in everybody she works with and helps them GET RESULTS!
Monica Diaz has been a full time successful real estate sales professional with Century 21 Masters since 2004. She has sold over 250 Million in residential real estate in her career and continues to be a Multi Million Dollar Mega Agent in Southern California. Monica is known for her non-stop smile and trademark “Monica Makes It Happen” slogan. She forges life-long relationships with her clients and their families allowing her to maintain a steady stream of referrals and repeat business. Monica is co-founder offabfitover40.com. As an empowered mother of 3 children plus 2 bonus children, she has a keen ability to relate to all types of people from various backgrounds. Monica loves helping people realize their true potential when it comes to health and fitness.
Beginning as a staff personal trainer in 1997, Gary evolved into an independent contract trainer and eventually a wellness-focused business owner. Coming from a sports and fitness training background, he was introduced into the fitness competition scene in 2003. Shortly after, he became involved in fitness and sports event promotions and project management. In 2006, he co-founded and acts as CEO for the fitness-sports and wellness production company, Fitness and Sports Network, LLC (FAS-NET). With the company’s initial production beginning as a fitness competition endeavor, it evolved into a business development service for the fitness, sports, and wellness professionals known as, "FMI Guild".
The FMI Guild's focus is to equip and qualify members for multiple business and/or employment options. Gary serves as the executive director for the FMI Guild production. Gary had the honor of beginning his career as a instructor and trainer working in 3 collegiate wellness/sports settings, (California State University-Long Beach, UCLA, and the University of Oklahoma). From there, he moved into the private sector and continues to operate between the Oklahoma City and Los Angeles metros . He is a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer through
ISSA and NSCA, in addition to earning a Bachelor's degree in Health and Sports Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Greg Plitt has appeared on the covers of more than 200 fitness magazines and 25 romance novels in the last four years. He is undisputedly America’s No. 1 male fitness model, appearing on the cover of at least one magazine every month for the last four and a half years.
Greg has starred on the big screen in The Good Shepherd (with Robert DeNiro), Terminator Salvation(with Christian Bale) and Watchmen (as the body of Dr. Manhattan). You have also seen him on TV in Bravo’s Workout, HGTV’s Designed to Sell and NBC’s Days of our Lives. He is a two-time All-America wrestler and a PRO-rated skydiver with more than 1500 jumps to date. Before taking on acting and modeling, Greg graduated from West Point U.S. Military Academy and served as an Army Ranger as well as a captain and company commander of 184 U.S. soldiers. He is a certified master trainer and operates one of the most successful personal training websites, gregplitt.com
Natalie is a former IT and Finance professional (BBA – Management Information Systems, MBA, MS Finance) with Fortune 500s. After splitting 14 years between managing global UNIX and Windows systems environments, foreign exchange derivative portfolios and structuring secured finance deals in a corporate setting while not paying much attention to her health, she looked in the mirror and asked herself if this path was taking her down the road that she wanted: spending the majority of my life in a cubicle farm, overweight, and unsatisfied with life. The answer was a resounding NO and this epiphany has led her to change direction. Natalie Minh started working in the industry as a model in Europe and North America and learned the craft of photography over the years working in front of the lens. Over time, this evolved into a career as a photographer where she trained under renowned fashion, beauty, glamour and commercial photographers in Paris, Milan and Belgium. Her images are being used by well-known modeling agencies throughout Europe, featured in advertising campaigns globally and published in a number of international magazines.
Now based in Los Angeles, her work has branched out into the Fitness arena where she contributes to top publications such as Muscular Development, Marathon Muscle, Ultra-Fit Mag, World Fitness Magazine, IronMan Magazine, etc. Natalie specializes in fashion, glamour, fitness, editorial, and commercial photography. Her services are available not only to commercial clients but also to models looking to develop their portfolio.
In 2011, Natalie took her zeal for fitness, combined it with her IT/business expertise, and launched Natalie Minh Interactive. NMI is as internet creative studio serving the health, fitness, and wellness audience. The NMI team offers comprehensive solutions ranging from internet marketing strategies, branding, web consulting, graphic design, photography, social media management and all other marketing needs. In plain terms, she combined the team's obsession with technology and marketing with the client's passion for their business. Natalie is the CEO of the FMI Guild.
Starter of successive companies: somebody who makes a living by starting up companies and operating them until they are competitive, then selling them.
There is no better description for Susan Miller, than a serial entrepreneur. Even at a young age, Ms. Miller was continuously coming up with new ideas that could be developed into businesses.
Ms. Miller's unique mix of interpersonal attributes plays an important part to her success. Her entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by her desire to test her limits, and never being satisfied with reaching goals.
Ms. Miller's enjoys the process to start a business, and working with it till it is profitable and sellable.
Linda Fogg-Phillips, M.S., is the strength behind the Tiny Habits programs. As a mother of 8 children, she knows how to design systems that work (and how to get her kids to do what they need to do – a real-life behavior change lab). Linda’s expertise includes behavior change in the world of health and wellness. She has a masters in Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology. Linda Fogg Phillips is the mother of eight children ages 12 to 27. She knows the challenges of raising children who are immersed with technology. Linda is the world-wide recognized expert on Facebook and families. She is the author of two books about Facebook and parents. Linda has co-authored The Facebook Guide for Educators and is currently writing the curriculum addressing social media and families for the International Online Psychology Institute. Linda is a sought after speaker for teens and adults. She empowers parents with the ability to better understand, communicate and protect with their children. Teenagers love Linda because she speaks their language and relates to them. As a result, she is able to teach teenagers vital life skills that they will use to protect themselves and preserve their future.
Jeremy Williamson BS, Communications Over twenty years ago, Jeremy Williamson aka "JMIAH" began as a youth speaker. Through that time, he became a TV show co-host for five seasons, a multiple time top-placing national fitness model competitor, a published model, an actor on a few national tv shows/commercials, a life/career coach, branding specialist, video producer, and finally after all the years of hiding his music abilities, now a recording artist too. Jmiah is a highly sought after national speaker frequently speaking across the nation in public schools, universities, conferences and all sorts of events. With over 20 years experience in public speaking, he knows his purpose is to simple UPLIFT people with his words. What got him in trouble most of the time throughout his school years, actually became his greatest asset... his MOUTH.
Recognized as one of the world's leading experts in isometric-based strength training and exercise Brad Thorpe and his multi-patented isometric strength training platform Isophit™ are changing the way the people approach, and, participate in exercise. With over 23 years of experience in the exercise industry, Brad has owned and operated Striation 6 Exercise and Performance Centre for 11 years, been the Keynote Speaker at the Toronto Blue Jays Annual Spring meeting, consulted for the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine, The Stop Concussions Foundation, Volleyball Canada’s Centre of Excellence, Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, Pakmen Volleyball Clubs, Spot 6 Model Management, International Sports Science Association, FMI Guild and a number of other leading businesses and media publications.
In addition to Brad’s successful career as an isometric-based exercise consultant we are proud to say that his multi-patented invention - Isophit - is now a featured exercise option at the Boca West Country Club - the Boca West Country Club is the #1 rated private residential country club in the United States of America - and twenty-five other exercise and high performance facilities around the United States of America and Canada.
Michael Waters built a name in the sports industry by combining exceptional skills in entrepreneurship, performance training, and marketing. His leadership has played a major role in the success of hundreds of athletes. As the founder and owner of Phase 1 Sports Training facility (Las Vegas), he has created a system that has proven to be successful.
Michael was named the Nevada Microenterprise Initiative Business Person of the Year. He is also an active participant in the Clark County School District PAYBAC, and Stay in School Mentoring Project. He is also very active with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a number of other charitable organizations. Michael is a certified personal trainer and performance enhancement specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
An entrepreneur, Doug Kantner established the Kantner Group, an Ohio-based company that specializes in manufacturing and distribution of dairy proteins. As chief executive officer, he helped grow the company by overseeing the acquisition of an Italian cheese business and by securing manufacturing facilities in places like California and New Jersey. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ernst & Young nominated Doug Kantner for its Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Complementing his commitment to the Kantner Group, Doug Kantner leads AME Nutritional Ingredients an Ohio based company with offices in Ohio, WI and Los Angeles, CA. In preparation for his career, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor of science in economics. Earlier, he studied at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
As the author and creator of the revolutionary 20 Minute Body™ book and DVDs, and celebrity trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser season 11, Brett Hoebel is one of the country’s most sought-after experts for fast fat-loss, nutrition and motivation. He was also one of the health and fitness experts on Food Network’s Fat Chef, as well as the brains behind the RevAbs® DVDs from Beachbody (producers of P90-X). Greatist named Brett one of the world’s “Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers” with others including Michelle Obama and Jillian Michaels; and has been touted as “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and Allure. His “fitness from within” philosophy and body-mind approach come from his struggles as an over-weight teenager and diverse experiences in different Eastern and Western disciplines, including his martial arts training in capoeira while in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
In addition, Brett earned his educational background with a pre-med neuroscience Bachelor degree and has been certified with many organizations including NASM, CrossFit, Yoga Alliance, and the C.H.E.K. Institute for Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology and Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching. A 15-year veteran in the fitness industry, Brett has shaped-up Hollywood’s finest, including Victoria Secret supermodels and A-list actors. He appears frequently on shows like Dr Oz, Steve Harvey, The Talk, The View and the Today show, and is a contributing fitness expert for publications, including Shape, Self, Women’s Health, Vogue, and Details.
Brett’s passion, knowledge and creativity can be seen in the lifestyle-fitness programs he’s created, his company Hoebel Fitness, as well as his Rise Above Bullying campaign where he speaks at schools around the world to inspire and educate children on how inner-strength can turn pain into passion and is the key to overcoming adversity.
Nationally recognized celebrity nutritionist, registered dietitian, healthy cooking expert and published author Keri Glassman is the founder and president of Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life, a nutrition practice and health and wellness brand, as well as The Nutrition School, a 12-week online course created to provide an unprecedented nutrition education and a springboard for building a successful career in health and wellness. She has dedicated her career to creating services and promoting education through her Nutritious Life brand. For over a decade, Keri has been a leader in advancing a “whole person” approach to health and wellness. She launched Nutritious Life Magazine, a free health and wellness app that aims to take users’ nutrition up a notch, and was also the first registered dietitian to create a real food based snack bar, KeriBar.
Jay Campbell is the Best Selling author of #1 Rated Amazon TRT Book of all time, 'THE Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy MANual: How To Optimize Your Testosterone For Lifelong Health and Happiness'. Jay is also the Founder of TRTRevolution.com, and the TRTRevolution Podcast the definitive resource for all things Testosterone, Anti-Aging and Life Optimization. Jay is also a former champion male physique competitor and co-founder of FabFitOver40.com- the #1 site on the web for 'Fit Over 40' information
Jay is one of the Co-Founders of Optimized Life Nutrition. Jay along with Neurological Surgeon Dr. Brett Osborn, write for 'Iron Man Magazine' as the resident Anti-Aging Columnists. Jay along with Author and Men's Health Advocate, Nelson Vergel also hosts The Real Truth Men's Health Webcast, a monthly show dedicated to helping Men achieve optimal health and fitness.
Jay is also the Co-Owner of The MonicaDiazTeam.com (with wife Monica)-a mega production Keller Williams residential real estate team in Southern California. The Monica Diaz Team has established a powerful real estate social media and digital marketing brand and foot print inside the San Gabriel Valley. Jay who is the oldest of 9 Children along with Monica parent a busy 'blended family' in West Covina CA made up of Jay's daughters, Alexandra(8) and Gabriella(6) and Monica's daughter Alana(13) and son Evan (20).
Michael is a general law practicing attorney with an emphasis on domestic relations, civil litigation, corporate law, estate planning and real estate. He serves in the greater Lynchburg, Virginia area. A Juris Doctor graduate from the University of Virginia Law School, Michael is also a passionate fitness enthusiast.