As an ACE & AFAA CEC certified Provider, Christi Taylor presents workshops and lectures to fitness professionals worldwide. She is the founder of Taylor’d Fitness, now a division of Shiloh Trail, Inc., where she currently produces and stars in her internationally acclaimed fitness DVDs. Christi is the founder of AITP (Aerobic Instructor Training Program) which offers live, hands-on group fitness training around the country. Christi was nominated “Aerobic Instructor of the Year” for IDEA and continues to receive outstanding reviews from both national and international fitness magazines for her talent, expertise, and charm.
Patrick Goudeau is one of the world’s most popular fitness instructors and has been inspiring the fitness world for over 16 years and teaching in over 40 countries. He received ECA awards for Best Choreography in 2003 & 2004 and for Best Male Presenter in 2003. He is a former USA national aerobics champion and a celebrity fitness trainer whose clients have included Paula Abdul and Helen Hunt. Patrick has released numerous highly acclaimed exercise videos, with his ABC WORKOUT receiving “Health” magazine’s “Best of Fitness 2005” award as the most innovative workout of the year. You can also see him on FitTV’s hot new fitness show, “All Star Workouts”.
Debra Bono comes from a modern dance and music background and is interested in making fitness more fun and motivating for other dancers as well. The routines on her DVDs are structured, but include enough stylized movement to make the participant forget it was exercise to improve cardiovascular function. Her company, which she runs with her husband Gene – who composes and performs the music on the DVDs, focuses on multicultural fitness audio and videotapes and providing new and different music for aerobic classes. Debra graduated from New York's High School for Performing Arts and has taught modern, jazz and African dance for many years. She is the founder and former director of the Debra E. Hayes Dance Company which toured and performed for six years.
Gilad Janklowicz is a pioneer in the fitness industry as he has helped millions to stay fit with his television and video programs. His TV series “Bodies in Motion” enjoyed an 11 year run on ESPN and has also aired on Fox Sports, The Health Network and on FitTV. Gilad has been devoted to fitness since his athletic days in high school and he eventually became a record holding decathlon athlete in Israel and a fitness officer in their military. Personalities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack La Lanne and Joe Theisman have all trained with Gilad and appeared on his television show. To date, Gilad has produced scores of top-rated instructional DVDs, which have received accolades from Billboard Magazine to Consumer Reports.
Elise Miller, M.A. in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of North Carolina, is a Senior Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher from Palo Alto who has been teaching yoga throughout the United States and internationally since 1976. As a founding director of the California Yoga Center in Mountain View and Palo Alto, CA, Elise teaches classes and workshops specializing in back and sports-related injuries and is a faculty member at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Elise has successfully used yoga to minimize the effects of her own scoliosis and sees clients privately with scoliosis and other back related problems. She has published numerous articles on scoliosis and other yoga related subjects in Yoga Journal and other national magazines. Elise has studied on numerous occasions with B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar in India. She has recently produced the Yoga for Scoliosis DVD and booklet, the Yoga for Backcare booklet, and a new addition of her book, Yoga, Anytime, Anywhere. Elise's joyous personality and ease of communication endear her to students with a teaching style that is down-to-earth, precise, and nurturing.
Fawnia Mondey-Dietrich was born in 1975, in the small town of Kamloops, BC Canada. Interests growing up included running, art (drawing), theater, and dancing. At the age of 19, she began her career as an exotic dancer. After learning that there was no professional instruction for exotic pole dancers, Fawnia opened the world’s first Exotic Dance School and produced the pioneering video, “Pole Work Volume 1”.

Fawnia has appeared on the cover of Muscle Magazine International, Body of Science, Canadian Health & Fitness, Body Talk and in Muscle & Fitness, Oxygen, Flex, American Curves, Planet Muscle, Ironman, Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness, Ms. Fitness and many others including Playboy’s special editions 4 times, and Playboy’s Best of Canadian Girls calendar. In March, 1996 when she retired from dancing, Fawnia began studying acting and landed roles on The X-Files, Millennium and in movies such as Profile For Murder, My Fathers Angel, Nationals Lampoons Strip Poker, and the lead in both Dakota Bound and Cries of Innocence. At her Pole Fitness Studio, located inside Body In Mind Beauty & Fitness Boutique, Fawnia continues to offer classes in exotic dancing. Between producing DVDs, teaching, and acting, Fawnia also continues to compete in worldwide figure competitions.
Sixty plus, this fitness trainer is in peak physical and mental condition, despite having battled cancer. She is an inspiration, a role model, for both the youth and aging population. Alice Saland became active in the corporate fitness industry in the early 80’s. Then a certified aerobic instructor, she was also Director of The Aerobic Program at Bio-Fitness Institute in Manhattan. Alice appeared in US Magazine, featured as a Fitness Entrepreneur, and wrote fitness articles for McCall’s throughout the 80’s. In the 90s, she wrote a weekly Fitness Column for The Albuquerque Journal North, “Ask Alice About Fitness and Fashion”. She also became a personal trainer specializing in women’s fitness.

In 1999 Alice was diagnosed with breast cancer and after a lumpectomy and axillary node dissection, she created exercises to assist women post-breast surgery. These exercises were released as a video first released in 2000. AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical was executive producer of "Alicethenics: Exercises To Increase Freedom Of Movement After Breast Surgery". Now Alice, of course, works out and is always keeping up with current trends in the fitness industry. She does workshops for breast cancer survivors, creates individual exercise programs for women of all ages, appears regularly on local television stations as a fitness expert and does motivational and informational workshops, which focus on women’s fitness.
Creator of ‘The Ultimate Self Defense Workout & The Ultimate Fitness Challenge.’
The techniques and methodology employed in this unique series were developed by Martial Arts Master Philip G. Ross, based on his more than 35 years of experience in the martial arts, fitness and security fields. Victorious in over 300 fights, he was a National Champion, Captain of NJ’s All-Star Karate Team and a former Division 1AA Collegiate Wrestler. He is a member of the Hall of Fame as an Instructor and as a Competitor. He has coached his students to hundreds of titles and has trained the Federal Marshals, numerous Police Agencies as well as Private Security Forces.

Teaching the now popular Mixed Martial Arts since 1988, Phil Ross has established himself as a leader in the industry. The combination of his practical defensive tactics with aerobic and anaerobic movements is designed to hone the body, sharpen reactions and develop the skills necessary for self protection. His upbeat, yet no-nonsense personality keeps the presentation of the material and the workouts both entertaining and fun. His S.A.V.E.™ program is a big hit in Corporate America with Harley-Davidson, UPS, LORE International, Sun Microsystems and many others.
A fitness professional for over 18 years, Amy Bento has taught upwards of 6,000 group exercise classes. Her class resume includes: all levels of step, double step, resistance training, hi/lo, kickboxing, slide, Kettlebell™, boot camp, Bosu™, Core Board™ and many more.  As a HS and Collage star athlete, Amy participated in volleyball, basketball and softball where she won many awards in all three sports. Amy’s fitness career began in New Jersey at a small Bally’s Gym where she evolved into an extremely multi-talented instructor and became well known as “the instructor’s instructor.” During the course of her career Amy has many lead master classes, presented at fitness conventions, competed in fitness competitions and volunteered her expertise for charitable fitness events such as March of Dimes, Cancer walks, Hurricane Katrina Releif, Kids in Crisis and more.  Over the years, she has directed and coordinated group exercise programs in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Amy currently instructs at The Edge in Norwalk, CT, and Equinox in Darien, CT.
Angie Miller, MS, is a passionate, engaging fitness instructor, personal trainer, and presenter with 18 years experience in the fitness industry. A former teacher and counselor, she creatively blends principles from psychology and education to empower individuals, connect personally with them, and build communities through her teaching.  Angie is the star and creator of the video production, “Core and Strength Fusion.” She is a workshop presenter and Certification Specialist for AFAA. Angie’s multifaceted background has given her the opportunity to inspire people throughout the world. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Certifications: NASM, ACE, AFAA.
Earning the title of National Aerobic Champion, starring in the top-selling ABS OF STEEL video series, and creating conscious DVD programs like MILLENNIUM STRETCH, DISCOVER TAI CHI, and GET FIT AMERICA FOR KIDS (Winner of NAPPA Best Fitness DVD), Scott Cole considers no audience off limits, and has dedicated his life to increasing "wellness literacy" on all fronts. Scott continues to lift spirits, open minds, tone bodies, and inspire hearts through motivational appearances in over 30 countries.

Scott's speaking engagements run the gamut from school assemblies to spiritual venues to fitness conventions to self and business empowerment. Scott's LIVE "Interactive Keynote" clients include CEO John Chamber and Cisco Systems, Cartus Annual Forum, Starlight, Frostburg State University, and the United States Navy. Scott also performs Wellness Weekends and Retreats at locations worldwide including Canyon Ranch, Kripalu Center, Bacara Resort, La Quinta Resort, Lakewoods Resort, and the Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center. Named one of the Top 5 Fitness Instructors in the world by IDEA, Scott is an American Fitness (AFAA) Notable for his work with HIV/AIDS and abused children. He is a continuing education provider for AAAI-ISMA and his home base is currently Palm Springs California at the Well Spirit Fitness Center.

With over 25 published products from motivational music to meditation to martial arts, Scott appears regularly on television as a health and wellness expert -- ABC's The View, CBS' The Early Show, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, CNN Headline News, SoapTalk, The Food Network, HGTV, E!, and in over 500 publications worldwide, from WEB MD to SHAPE to Men's Fitness to The Wall Street Journal. Scott's personal client base includes Christian Bale, Barry Manilow, Stefanie Powers, Baywatch's sexy Gena Lee Nolin, Director/Producer David Lee and legendary Hollywood photographer Michael Childers.
An unparalleled innovator in the realm of health and fitness, Jennifer Kries, dancer, choreographer, author, Pilates master teacher, yoga instructor and lifestyle expert is an acclaimed guest lecturer and instructor at renowned educational health institutions and spa facilities worldwide. A true Pilates pioneer, Jennifer was the first to bring Pilates to the masses with her award-winning videos and DVDs, The Method Series and Fox/Fit TV’s, The Method Show that revolutionized the fitness community and started the explosive wave of enthusiasm for Pilates mind-body exercise.

Jennifer discovered Pilates’ timeless principles at age 13 in a mat class at New York’s School of American Ballet given by Pilates disciple, Eve Gentry. She went on to study with two more of Pilates’ original disciples, Romana Kryzanowska and Ron Fletcher. She holds a certification through the original Pilates Studio under Romana Kryzanowska and is one of the country’s privileged few 2nd generation Classically trained Pilates Master Teachers. As professional dancer and yoga devotee, she brings a dynamic and progressive, yet traditional perspective to her Pilates teaching. Her work transforms bodies and minds in keeping with the passionate spirit that led Joseph Pilates to create his system.

She has inspired countless readers, practitioners, graduates of her programs, and viewers alike to embrace her all-encompassing philosophy of movement, art, health, life and energy. Through her inspiring work, she helps people transform far more than their bodies, leading them to experience a joyful connection to themselves and to tap into a reserve of power, mobility and clarity like never before. Her attention to detail, superb teaching style, artistry, and knowledge of Eastern healing techniques, anatomy and energy dynamics makes her one of the most highly sought-after mind-body teachers in the world today. Visit her website at
Mindy Mylrea was the 2004 Can Fit Pro International Presenter of the Year, the 1999 International IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a National and World Aerobic Champion, a PowerBar sponsored athlete, and a five star presenter for IDEA. She is an advisory board member, an international presenter, author, motivational speaker, video personality, and CEC provider. Mindy is the creator and lead talent behind Gliding, the Gliding discs exercise program, and is a master trainer for Schwinn Cycling. Mindy is also the creator and owner of FitFlixs Productions, where she has created numerous instructional DVDs, including CYCLE CHALLENGE, AWESOME INTERVALS, and many more.
Talent Biographies
Bernadette Giorgi is a certified Pilates Instructor, teacher trainer and the star of a Pilates video series that includes her best selling "Attitude Ballet Pilates Fusion." Giorgi has gained a strong reputation amongst clients and industry experts for her distinctive style, personalized services and superior workout routines. Trained at Philadelphia's prestigious Academy of Dance, Giorgi was led to a Pilates career through the physical therapy and rehabilitation that followed a knee injury. Moving away from intense drill centered workouts; Giorgi's "just b method" uses the ease of movement found in Pilates to motivate her clients toward healthier lifestyle choices. Teaching throughout Europe and the US, Giorgi has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine, and Pilates Digest. A reoccurring guest on QVC, FOX News and Better TV; Giorgi hopes to continue improving the world through Pilates and her volunteer work with various charity organizations.

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Kathy Smith has stood at the forefront of the fitness and health industries for more than thirty years with a collection of books, videos, audios and DVD’s on walking, cardiovascular health, nutrition, strength training, yoga, Pilates, menopause, dance, and all-things-exercise.

As President of Kathy Smith Lifestyles, she has sold over $500 million in lifestyle products and fitness equipment. In addition to her DVD library, Kathy is an accomplished author, with bestselling titles including Feed Muscle Shrink Fat Diet and Moving Through Menopause. She has also contributed her expertise on health and wellness to countless media outlets, including the LA Times, USA Today, The Today Show, Oprah, The View, Larry King Live, and many more.

Kathy is the spokesperson for the International Council on Active Aging, which unifies organizations dedicated to “changing the way we age” through education, facilities, programs and guidance. And, in the spirit of her personal mission to inspire the best in others, she is a member of the Founders Circle of the Woman’s Sports Foundation, the nonprofit founded by Billie Jean King to empower girls and women through sports and physical activity. Her efforts to inspire young people in Los Angeles to get moving extend to UCLA’s Elementary Lab School, where she created and led the first “Jog-A-Thon,” now a major annual event at the school that raises awareness on heart health for students and their families. Kathy works regularly with Marlborough School, where she serves as a Board member and leads regular educational/interactive workshops on exercise and nutrition.