Australian FitTech Entrepreneur, founder of Morfus, Subaclass & innovative software products; that enhance the process how humans connect with technology to be able to create more sustainable jobs in the fitness industry. Deborah spearheaded Zumba Fitness & Piloxing as a leading distributor & marketer spawning tens of thousands of jobs in the region and increasing memberships in all major big box gyms. Australian Global Ambassador for the Women in Fitness Association. Based in Sydney,Australia. Born in Venezuela, Adventurous mother of 3.
Tracy Minnoch-Nuku has lived in South East Asia for 17 years and is currently living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With a background in group fitness team and program development, Tracy was instrumental in the roll out of Les Mills classes across Asia. Working for Fitness First Asia and Les Mills International, developing trainers and business processes to support licensees, the key learning has been “think globally, act locally”. In 2016, Tracy left Les Mills to co-found FIRE Fitness, a chain of boutique fitness clubs in Malaysia. Tracy has spent the past 12 months consulting for a new Asia Based fitness APP called FIO and will continue to work on digital programming for FIO and FIRE. So much of Tracy’s learning and growth in the past 18 months has been the ability to connect with incredible women in fitness through WIFA.
E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist & Author. Lisa has a strong passion for fitness, yoga and movement. She is the founder of Sangha Wellness Retreats, empowering her students through the practice of yoga and community. 2018 Canadian Presenter of the Year for canfitpro and Optimyz Magazine’s top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers in Canada 2017-2020, Lisa has been teaching since 2001.
Kelly found her passion early on in her fitness career as a Personal Trainer. Over the past 17 years her commitment to helping others achieve their goals evolved from clients to leaders in the Fitness Industry. As the VP of Studio Fitness at Movati Athletic, Kelly is responsible for the strategic growth, innovation and leadership development of the Personal Training, Small Group Training and Group Fitness departments across all 17 locations. Kelly is passionate about the development of female leaders in the fitness industry and can be found sharing her knowledge and experience at fitness conferences across Canada as a keynote speaker.
US College and University
Akaylah JaekeUS College and University
Akaylah Jaeke is a faculty member at Madison College in the Fitness, Recreation and Wellness programs. She is an ACE Subject Matter Expert and holds all four ACE certifications including: Medical Exercise Specialist, Personal Training, Health Coaching, and Group Fitness. She holds a BS in Exercise Physiology and a MA in Health and Human Performance. She also serves as the College and University Ambassador for The Women in Fitness Association. She enjoys teaching future leaders in the field and is passionate about the student college experience.
Currently a world wide Gigster taking myself to where the jobs are and where I am needed. I am educating in Leadership, Communication and Self development in different forms and courses. Mostly at Higher Vocational Educations but also through fitness education companies combined with instructor courses. You can find me in an intense Fight class or a meditative Yin Yoga session.
US East Coast
Ashley CarterUS East Coast
My background is in Public Health, and because I have an interest in Health and Wellness, I went on to get certified in Health Coaching and Personal Training. For the last three years, I have gained experience in managing sites with 1000+ users, fitness and wellness program development, implementation and oversight.
US West Coast
Marisa HoffUS West Coast
Named one of IHRSA’s Women Who Inspire in 2019, Marisa Hoff is the Director of Operations at Stevenson Consulting, a full-service consulting firm based in Westlake Village, California. Marisa’s current focus is working with fitness professional and their businesses to achieve growth and continued success. For nearly ten years, Marisa was the General Manager at Stevenson Fitness, a full-service 7500 square foot boutique health club in Southern California. Marisa oversaw all club operations and worked to build a membership of over 2000 members with an NPS (net promoter score) consistently in the 90s, retention rates over 70 percent, high active user rates, and a booming group exercise program. Both the personal and small group training departments thrived under her leadership. Marisa holds a master’s degree in education and is an international presenter at fitness conferences, including IHRSA, The Retention Convention Beijing, Club Industry and IDEA.
Tamera is the Director of Impact & Operations for XTHERAPY Athletics, a rapidly growing, multi modality boutique studio in the heart of DT Edmonton. Heading a diverse team of fitness professionals, Tamera leads with her passion for great workplace culture and high service standards. Tamera’s relentless commitment to the success of herself and her teams, has resulted in award winning performances, speaking opportunities, mentorship, & business performance turnarounds makes her extremely impactful to any team she is a part of.
Jomana is the Director of Human Resources for Orangetheory Fitness Canada. Championing national leadership and management of full range of HR functions for over 100 locations across multiple groups (Franchises, corporate, and headquarters). She is an innovative HR leader focused on developing and promoting engaged cultures and cultivating teams of natural brand champions. A strategic change-agent HR Professional with progressive Canadian and US experience in demanding, national environments with extensive history supporting organizations experiencing rapid growth and major restructuring. A sought-after HR trailblazer, Jomana is a HR mentor, speaker, and award winning professional. Jomana is the 2018 Rising Star Award recipient from the Chartered HR Professionals Association and named one of Canada’s most promising young HR leaders in 2019.