2017 FITposium Speakers

The following speakers will be present at our 2017 FITposium conference.

2017 FITposium speakers to be announced!

2015-2016 FITposium Speakers

FITposium has been privileged to have the following individuals present at our past annual conferences.
Tiffani Bachus

Tiffani Bachus

2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent, Writer & Entrepreneur

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Tiffani Bachus RDN, is an ACE Certified Behavior Change Specialist and wellness professional dedicated to helping her clients develop a healthy balanced lifestyle. An accomplished fitness competitor and dancer, Tiffani won Fitness America Pageant in 2009 and Arizona Dancing With The Stars in 2014 and has graced the covers of numerous fitness health magazines including Oxygen Magazine. She has been featured as a fitness expert on Channels 3 and 15 in Arizona and is a columnist for Oxygen and Clean Eating Magazines. Tiffani co‐authored the book, “No Excuses! 50 Ways to ROCK Breakfast” featuring 50 healthy clean eating breakfast recipes. Tiffani is also is the co‐founder of U Rock Girl, a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
Callie Bundy

Callie Bundy

2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent & Editor

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Witty, funny, irreverent & always smiling, Callie is an All-American Girl or as she likes to call it a “Professional American” who grew up in Connecticut. Early on it was clear what her passions were, in her third grade journal she wrote “I like sports, eating & sleeping & in my spare time I do my homework”.

Callie was a true “tomboy” and spent most of her life in cleats, sneakers & a hat playing soccer (lettered 4 years, Captain 1 year) at E.O. Smith High School, basketball (lettered 3 years, Captain 1 year), and softball (lettered 4 years, Captain 2 years, All-Conference & All-State honors). Callie played NCAA Division One Women’s Softball at Quinnipiac University while there; she earned Northeast All-Conference honors and was named captain of the team during her senior year. Callie completed her degree in Business Marketing with a concentration in advertising & communications.

Callie has also spent extensive time as a television host. Her first on-air job took her overseas to live and work in Japan. Callie worked for The Weathernews as a Video Jockey and a producer. Callie created lifestyle weather content for mobile phones in the U.S. Market.

Callie’s passion for sports has brought her to a new “playing field”, as she started competing in Bikini division in the NPC (National Physique Committee). She entered her 1st show at the end of 2011 & was hooked! She has continued competing in the 2013 season earned her professional status in the sport at one of the largest shows in NPC History, Team Universe. She now competes in the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness).

Callie has trained as a TV Host with Marki Costello of CMEG in Los Angles. She has interned & worked at ESPN Radio in Bristol CT & the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY. She has also worked as a Host for Cablevision, RSN, Outside TV, FUEL TV, Muscular Development, FitnessRX, Muscle & Fitness Hers, NPC News Online, Starwatch Media & more.

Callie is also a avid skier and lover of adventure, she is currently working as the Online Editor-In-Chief Of FitnessRXwomen.com.

Alexia Clark

Alexia Clark

2016 FITposium Presenter
Commercial Fitness Talent

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Alexia Clark has been a fitness professional and fitness model for 5 years. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is a sponsored athlete by Reebok and iFit and is known for bring a creative spin on fitness. Fitness to Alexia is not just being in the gym. It is more than that, it is; mental, emotional, social and physical. She believes having a fitness mindset can change every aspect of your life for the better.

This is what she believes:

We can all do a little better each day to improve our health physically, mentally and socially, fitness is not only about how we look, it is also about how we feel, love and inspire each other. There is a difference between having a fitness mindset and being a ‘gym junkie.’ You discover inner strength that is just waiting to help you become a better you. Having a fitness mindset is about setting a realistic goal, and then not stopping until you get there.

Fitness goals help promote life goals. I’ve seen how fitness mindset empowers relationships not just in myself but in my friends and clients. I see how it helps aspire to be better at work. Most incredibly, I’ve seen how workouts help work through darker times. The ones we all sometimes face. The breakups. The struggles. The things we wanted so much to go our way, and for whatever reason, don’t go the way we planned. In both workouts and in life, we have bad days. But having a fitness mindset is about having control over our minds and our bodies. These obstacles are just another challenge for us to overcome. Because everyday we step out of bed we are one step closer to reaching your goals. That’s why I encourage everyone to focus on right now. Today, you are stronger than yesterday. You are stronger this week than you were last month—and tomorrow—you’ll be even stronger. As long as you dedicate some time everyday toward working out on you, I promise you will get to your goals.

Kim Dolan Leto

Kim Dolan Leto

2015 FITposium Presenter
Model, Writer & Entrepreneur

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Published author, inspirational speaker, creator of the F.I.T. DVD series, and the Director of Family Health and Wellness for ISSA. She is a 4-time Oxygen cover model with her work published in Muscle & Fitness hers, Fitness, Success and 100s of other magazines. Kim is an ESPN Fitness America Champion and the recipient of the ISSA’s Famous Alumni Award with TV appearances on CBN, TBN, FOX Sports, ESPN & ABC. At FITposium Kim will teach about the management of your brand, relationship building with clients (i.e. the media), the importance of authenticity, and growing your platform through your unique message.

Dave Dreas

Dave Dreas

2015/2016 FITposium Presenter
Cover Model & Entrepreneur

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Fitness model, co-owner of Arizona Traning Lab, an online fitness coach & creator of ModestlyRefined.com. He is a signed talent who has appeared on multiple covers, worked with ESPN The Magazine, filmed two in-store Reebok commercials, appeared in Men’s Health Next Top Trainer & earned ISSA’s Famous Alumni Award. Dave is a contributor for Men’s Fitness Online, IronmanMagazine.com and a sponsored Reebok Athlete. At FITposium Dave will teach the ins and outs of monetizing your business, developing a better understanding of opportunities available to fitness entrepreneurs. As the CEO of your business, you’ll grow as your business grows.
Matt Englehart

Matt Englehart

2016 FITposium Presenter
Commercial Talent Agent

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On-Camera/Commercial Print DirectorFORD/Robert Black Agency

A former actor himself, Matt Englehart started his career as an agent at the famed William Morris Agency (Now William Morris/Endeavor Entertainment) in Beverly Hills, CA. He then went on to have a brief stint as a digital animator at Fox Animation Studios in Phoenix, AZ, working on the animated feature film, Anastasia. Currently, he is the On-Camera/Commercial Print Director for the FORD/Robert Black Agency in Scottsdale, AZ where he has handled actors and models for TV, film, commercials; voice-overs and commercial print for the past 19 years. Some notable actors Matt has handled over his career include Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy); Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Josh McDermitt (The Walking Dead).

Tiffany Gaston

Tiffany Gaston

2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent & Entrepreneur

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Tiffany Lee Gaston is an author, philanthropist and highly published fitness personality.  With recurring appearances on local television networks, she promotes her own unique brand of fitness, with an emphasis on the discovery of our own best-self, not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Her passion for health and wellness began over 20 years ago when she discovered fitness and truly believes it saved her life.  Her newly released memoir, From Broken to Badass, shares the story of the many unhealthy hurdles she faced during her early years, and her ultimate desire to rise above her past.

Having competed as a high ranking national figure athlete, she has additionally graced the covers of 9 magazines along with countless features in the likes of Oxygen, STRONG, Inside Fitness, Health & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers and many more! She has discovered her strength and passion lie in motivating others to seek their own “inner badass.”

Learn more at tiffanyleegaston.com

Larue Gillespie

Larue Gillespie

2015/2016 FITposium Presenter
Editor of Max Sports & Fitness

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LaRue Gillespie graduated summa cum laude from California State University Fullerton in 2000 and has since pursued a heavy career in journalism, first as a reporter for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin then as a features reporter for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. She has freelanced for multiple publications over the years and she even helped start an upscale fitness lifestyle publication covering Orange County, California. She landed the job as Editor in Chief/Creative Director for Max Sports & Fitness magazine in 2006 and has diligently worked to turn the magazine into a well-rounded fitness lifestyle publication fit for newsstands. She is proud to be doing work that she absolutely loves and strives to put out content that will help change lives for the better. Aside from work, LaRue is an avid traveler, a shameless foodie, a proud Dachshund owner and newlywed.

Michelle Glicksman

Michelle Glicksman

2015 FITposium Presenter
Editor

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Michelle Glicksman has been in the media industry for more than 15 years beginning as a television reporter for a New York CBS Affiliate station and later making the move into newspapers and magazines.
In addition to her editor roles, Michelle is a frequent radio and television guest.
At FITposium Michelle will be sharing information models needs to know about pitching to magazines including what features editors look for, what defines a great story, what are the best methods of pitching as well as proper etiquette for following up with editors.

 

Lori Harder

Lori Harder

2015/2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent & Entrepreneur

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Lori Harder is a leading expert in the field of fitness, transformational work, mindfulness, and self-love. As a self-made millionaire, successful entrepreneur, network marketing professional, author, cover model, and three-time fitness world champion, she offers a carefully curated set of practical tools to promote sustainable health, spiritual well-being, and financial freedom. Through her books, unique coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their soul, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.

Throughout her career, Lori has regularly appeared on the covers of and published articles for Oxygen Magazine, STRONG Fitness Magazine, Health & Fitness Magazine and Prosper Magazine. She has also been featured on NBC, Fox, and TLC networks.

Lori has also helped dozens of people reach six figure or more salaries through her network marketing business (Isagenix), and she has helped hundreds of others to start their own home-based business. Most recently, Lori has taken her passion for human potential and created The Bliss Project and Bliss Habit, a women’s empowerment retreat and online course that has thousands of women per year taking this breakthrough curriculum.

Lori Harder Santa Monica, California www.LoriHarder.com

Cover Model Cookbook Author Expert Trainer 3x World Bikini and Figure Champion

Jessie Hilgenberg

Jessie Hilgenberg

2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent & Entrepreneur

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Jessie Hilgenberg is the creator of Jessie’s Girls and the Jessie’s Girl’s Training Camps. She is also a professional figure athlete in the International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB), a published writer and fitness model living her dream with her husband Alex, and their daughter, Samantha.  She represents one of the largest health and fitness organizations in the world, Bodybuilding.com, as an athlete on their team.

She also represents a top women’s sports supplement line, NLA for Her. Being fit and living healthy is what she knows and loves. Since a very young age, she has been involved in fitness and sports.

Always an artist at heart, Jessie began transforming her physique in the weight room (and kitchen) and taking her conditioning to new levels to compete in Figure.

Her goal is to inspire others and illustrate a lifestyle to as many people as she can reach that eating clean, training with intensity, being healthy and smart and staying consistent can truly change your life!

Samantha Kozuch

Samantha Kozuch

2015/2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent & Entrepreneur

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Samantha Kozuch is an internationally-published commercial and fitness model who travels all over the world for projects. She’s the founder and owner of a successful video production company where she is an and also produces marketing and commercial videos for businesses.

Samantha is also an advocate for health and fitness and aims to inspire and educate others along their journey to a better self through social media, her blog and youtube channel. She has a varied athletic background ranging from basketball to track and has competed and placed in NPC and other numerous bikini competitions internationally. As a busy traveling entrepreneur herself, she’s learned the way to have her cake and eat it too – literally! She believes you can have it all, but in moderation, and that is the key to a happy, fit, and healthy lifestyle!
Tana Nelson

Tana Nelson

2016 FITposium Presenter
Online Marketing Specialist

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Tana Nelson is the multifaceted marketing expert, designer, entrepreneur and founder of Your Marketing BFF blog. She started her blog as a creative way to give free marketing advice to small businesses, photographers, and other creatives, but it quickly turned into a profitable business.

Tana has done marketing for brands such as Apple, Tag Heuer and Tiny Prints. She is a go-getter, an early riser and a ‘tell it like it is’ kind-of gal. She enjoys sour patch kids, the classic style of European sophistication, being a wife and mother of two…and a closet rocker chick!

Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

2015 FITposium Presenter
Professional Actress & Model

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Phuong Nguyen  is a professional actress, model, host and presenter. With over 10 years of experience, her talent and determination has allowed her to work on several national and local commercials, campaigns, as well as films. She has booked commercials for McDonald’s, Sprint, Honda, and Mountainside Fitness. Phuong has also been a very successful commercial model with campaigns that include MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Budweiser, Monster Energy, and Century 21. These have featured her in magazines like Glamour, Instyle, Men’s Health, and Self Magazine. She has hosted several events and tradeshows for brands like Maxim Magazine, Panasonic, and SMS Audio. Currently, Phuong has focused on acting and is training as a Meisner actor. Her studio films include The Kingdom and Middle Men as well as indie films like Duel at the Mound and I’m Perfect. Phuong has proven that with hard work and focus, you can branch out and be successful in many fields.

James Patrick

James Patrick

2015/2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Photographer

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Internationally published photographer in the health and fitness industry. His work has been featured in Max Sports & Fitness Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine, Fitness Magazine (SA), Women’s Health & Fitness Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, MMA Uncaged Magazine and more! At FITposium James will be presenting on how fitness talents can take their brand and present it using story form for higher resonance with their target audience. This session will cover the four elements of what makes a successful brand story and how this applies to the fitness modeling industry.

Felicia Romero

Felicia Romero

2015/2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent & Entrepreneur

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Felicia Romero received her Masters in Exercise and Wellness from ASU. She has been featured in Muscle and Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Oxygen and Flex Magazines, Ironman and Muscular Development and has graced over 7 covers including Muscle and Fitness Hers, Flex Magazine’s annual swimsuit issue, Muscle and Performance, Status Fitness and Oxygen Magazine 2 years in a row! Felicia also works locally with frequent stints on NBC, CBS and her own segment on FOX new called “Felicia Romero’s Fit Method Tip of the Week. Additionally she holds an annual NPC event – Felicia Romero Classic in November. She has spoke all around the world with her most recent in the Philippines talking to over 50,000 people. With over a decade of experience Felicia has used her years of experience and trials and tribulations to evolve herself into now what is known as Felicia Romero’s Fit Method.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott

2016 FITposium Presenter
Fitness Talent & Entrepreneur

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Author, Coach, Speaker Jeremy Scott owns & operates Jeremy Scott Fitness in Scottsdale, AZ as well as their online coaching programs and affiliates.

Jeremy has authored two books including the Amazon Best Seller “Make Success Mandatory,” and his website has been voted Top 20 Fitness Blogs Online by Breaking Muscle in back to back years.

In addition to his writing Jeremy is x 4 cover model, and SHAPE Magazine named him one of the top 50 hottest trainers in America. He is an expert contributor, consultant for numerous fitness brands including Men’s Health Magazine, and their MetaShred Fitness DVD series. Jeremy has also been a Sponsored Athlete with Reebok for the past 5 years.