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Ilyse Baker
INSTRUCTOR

ILYSE BAKER is an acclaimed dancer, a respected choreographer and expert dance instructor. All ages and dance levels flock to ILYSE'S classes for her fun user-friendly routines. It is not just what ILYSE teaches, though, that attracts people, but also rather who she is. Her vivacious personality, easy-to-follow technique and resultant sweat-laden routines combine with a message of empowerment and spiritual uplift to transform the lives of everyone fortunate enough to experience her magic.

ILYSE has a B.A. in Dance Performance and Dance Education from Point Park University, the premier performance school (second only to Julliard). She was the 2008 winner of Exercise TV's Top Trainer in the country for dance. ILYSE was selected to be a Lululemon Ambassador, handpicked by Reebok and Cirque du Soleil to helm their latest workout "Jukari-Fit to Fly"; and she participated in the SHAPE Bikini Body Tour teaching "Beach Body Dance Jam." She has presented at many conventions including AFEEX in Beijing, China. ILYSE co-starred in a dance video with ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" champion, Cheryl Burke. She has also worked with NBC's "Biggest Loser"trainer, Kim Lyons.
  
Amy Dixon
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Amy Dixon is one of the most dynamic fitness instructors and celebrity Master Trainers in the industry today. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology as well as many other fitness certifications. Amy is a contributing editor for numerous fitness and lifestyle magazines, the Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs in Santa Monica, the fitness expert for Nivea, a member of the Gatorade G-Fit team, as well as a Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, BOSU and GRAVITY. Amy also stars in many critically acclaimed fitness DVD's and online fitness programs. She is a former World competitive power tumbler and coach and uses that experience everyday in her classes.

With over 15 years of teaching experience, she is best known for her energy and enthusiasm for fitness. Her energy is contagious. She delivers a fun, performance based class and works hard to educate and motivate her students and celebrity clients to achieve extraordinary results. Her talents have been featured on The Today Show, ABC News, Exercise TV, Your LA, Fox News, and MTV. Her classes and insights have been reported in Women's Health Magazine, Variety Magazine, In Touch Weekly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. Amy resides in Southern California with her husband and two young daughters.
  
Michelle Dozois
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Internationally recognized fitness expert, award-winning athlete, creator of multiple top-selling DVDs, and owner of Breakthru Fitness in Pasadena Ca., Michelle Dozois has been helping people lose weight, get fit and lead healthier lives for over 15 years. Her contagious energy and unique, effective programming have helped her sell in excess of 4 million DVDs.

Michelle's ability to appeal to a wide audience, from the beginner to the super fit, has made her an inspiring and motivating teacher for people of all levels of fitness. She was one of the stars of Jenny Craig's "Fit in 15" and has created easy to learn workout videos for both Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Michelle is also the creator of the new "PeakFit Challenge" designed for experienced exercisers wanting to get ripped, lose fat and reach their"peak"fitness level. Michelle is also a regular contributor to numerous consumer magazines such as Fit, Shape, Fitness, and Natural Health.
  
Patricia Friberg
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Patricia is a leader in the fitness industry and has been motivating students for almost 20 years. She is best known for her ability to challenge student in a warm and encouraging manner, leaving them inspired and prepared to achieve their goals. She has taught a variety of group and individual formats in premier clubs in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (including Equinox, The East Bank Club, Proactive Sports Performance Lab, and YogaWorks). Patricia has taught for Harpo Studios in Chicago and serves as spokesperson for the JAM School Program. Patricia holds a master's degree in art therapy & clinical counseling, and has worked with intensive outpatient programs for multiple populations, including those with eating disorders and weight management challenges.  Patricia currently teaches classes in southern CA, where she specializes in pre/post natal rehabilitation, breast cancer survivorship, and several sports-specific formats (for college level, NFL and NBA players).  Patricia is fully certified by STOTT Pilates, holding additional certifications in GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise and has completed Yoga Teacher Training through YogaWorks. She is the creator of the award winning DVDs Belly Beautiful Prenatal Workout and her follow up DVD Belly Beautiful Postnatal Workout. She was recently awarded the "Producers Choice Award" by 208 Entertainment INC and "best (DVD) of 2013 through Pilates Style Magazine for her Power 4 Pink Workout philanthropic DVD to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
  
Denise Klatte
INSTRUCTOR

Denise received her degrees, BS Exercise Science and Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, from The University of Southern California and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM). She has written and published fitness and health related articles, presented fitness workshops and lectures throughout the US and internationally, and has been a consultant for numerous Mind/Body and Fitness Video/DVD projects.

Denise is the co-creator of the flow- yoga Teacher Training Program and has been a Program Developer and Consultant for several fitness and wellness companies, including Nfiniti Sports, Oxygenfit, Mad Dogg Athletics and Bodyblade. She teaches fitness and mind/body classes and works one-on-one with Physical Therapy patients in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.
  
Petra Kolber
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Petra is a motivational speaker and international fitness presenter. She is certified by ACSM, ACE and AFAA and is also a 200 RYT. Petra can often be seen on the national morning shows talking about the benefits of fitness and inspiring American's around the country to lead a more active lifestyle. Petra is known as the "teacher's teacher" having travelled to over 50 countries to present at various fitness conventions. Petra has choreographed and starred in over 35-award winning DVDs and has also been featured on several television workout shows. In addition to her work with FitnessGlo Petra is also the fitness expert for California Walnuts and Spry Living Magazine, is a member of the Gatorade G-Fit Team and is the spokesperson for Yes Fitness Music. Together with Yes Fitness Music she recently created the app Tempo Magic Pro, which is the first ever pitch control for the iphone and ipad.

Petra brings her own life experience to everything that she does. She is known for her ability to inspire and motivate women and men of all ages through her lectures, DVDs and television appearances. A cancer survivor, Petra was diagnosed in 1999 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After 8 months of intensive chemotherapy and radiation, Petra was in remission. 10 years later she is cancer free and uses this experience to help motivate others who may be dealing with adversity. Petra's approach is one of grace touched with humor.

Petra has been grateful to receive the 2011 ECA Female Presenter of the Year, 2010 ECA Presenters Choice Award, 2004 and 2003 ECA Female presenter of the Year. 2001 IDEA Instructor of the Year, 2000 Canadian Fitness Professionals International Presenter of the Year and was awarded Fitness Crusader of the Year by Health Magazine for her work within the fitness industry.  


  
Alex McLean
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In the fitness industry for 15 years, Alex McLean is certified through AFAA and ACE as a group exercise instructor and AFAA, ACE and NASM as a personal trainer.  He is completing the comprehensive Pilates certification in Mat, Reformer and Equipment through Balanced Body University.  He completed specialty workshops such as Kettlebells, ViPR, TRX and Kinesis to complement his training.  Alex presented master classes for various fitness companies such as Reebok, Ballys and the Evolution Fitness Conference and numerous national charities such as the Workout for Hope, American Heart Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  A top 5 finalist in the Nike Rockstar Instructor Search, he is a master trainer for the Total Gym Gravity program and is currently working with Batuka to introduce its dance and fitness programming to the United States.

As an entertainer, Alex can be seen in fitness videos by Petra Kolber, Michelle Dozois, Reebok, Total Gym and Spinning.  He has danced for Leann Rhimes in the opening ceremonies of the Rose Parade, international hip hop troupe Nike Culture Shock, the Reebok Performance Team, Disney and Universal Studios.  He worked as a dancer and trampoline aerialist for the NBA and WNBA.  He has choreographed for the Reebok and FitTV sponsored Star Tour as well as various high school and college dance teams.  He holds a BS in Marketing from Bentley College, Waltham, MA, and an MS in Marketing from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  
Jeffrey Scott
INSTRUCTOR

Jeffrey is an International Fitness Presenter, Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, Reebok Master Trainer and an Area Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs. With over 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry Jeffrey has conducted training workshops in over 15 countries around the world and is recognized as a top fitness educator, instructor and personal trainer who is known for his creative choreography and motivational teaching.