Meet The Team

Led by Douglas Brooks, Candice Copeland Brooks and Jay Blahnik, some of the best minds in fitness and sports conditioning comprise the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team. It's a group of inspired, hard-working industry leaders, each with a unique specialty and shared drive for paving new roads in fitness. (And, together they have swept up an impressive number of industry awards for their work.) It all begins at the annual summit, or in a weekend brainstorm and research update where new programs and learning tools are put to the test, then fine-tuned for delivery through fitness education conferences and trainings worldwide. Let us introduce you to the team who makes it happen:
 

Douglas BrooksDouglas Brooks, MS,
is the Director of Programming for BOSU® and Realyder® Cycling. The ex-Ironman® triathlete is currently the Director of Athlete Conditioning for Sugar Bowl Ski Academy. In 2007, Douglas was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, and in 2008 he was honored by Can-Fit-Pro as the International Presenter of the Year. Coach Brooks is the author of eight books and is a Twist Sport Conditioning™ Senior Coach.
www.MovesIntFitness.com

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Candice BrooksCandice Copeland Brooks
Candice, with her husband Douglas Brooks, is BOSU® Programming Director and heads up the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team. She is an internationally known fitness expert and workshop presenter, a former IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, author of several fitness books and star of more than thirty exercise videos. She has appeared on numerous television shows as a fitness consultant, writes and choreographs exercise videos, and develops programs to feature new fitness equipment. 
www.MovesIntFitness.com

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Jay BlahnikJay Blahnik 
As one of the premier fitness instructors, trainers and educators in the world today, Jay brings educational direction and programming expertise to the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team. He was chosen as one of the "Top 5 Instructors in the World" by SHAPE magazine, and selected as the International Fitness Instructor of the Year by both IDEA and Can-Fit-Pro. He has appeared in 25 award-winning videos and developed some of the most successful health club exercise programs in history. He is also a consultant for NikeNautilusSchwinn® Cycling, and is the fitness expert for MSNBC.comand The LA Times.
www.JayBlahnik.com

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Julz ArneyJulz Arney
Julz is the education program director and lead master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, managing a team of 45 top industry educators. A member of the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team and a master trainer for Indo-Row™, she is certified by ACE and AFAA, and also a student of Yoga, currently teaching in community outreach ventures. Julz began in the industry as a dance-fitness expert, choreographing DVD programs for the consumer and instructor, and creating class formats for global club chains. Awarded the CanFitPro International Presenter of the Year (2004) and recognized by IDEA as one of the "Top 3 Instructors in the World," Julz rounds out 21 years in the industry as an author and marketing and communications consultant for top fitness brands.  
www.JulzArney.com

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Lawrence BiscontiniLawrence Biscontini, M.A., has made fitness history as a Mindful Movement Specialist by being the first fitness professional to receive all of the following awards: ECAPresenter's Choice Debut Premier (2009), ECABest Mind-Body Presenter (2005), CanFitProSpecialty Presenter of the Year (2004), ACE Instructor of the Year (2002), and IDEA Instructor of the Year (2004). Lawrence works with celebrity clients  from ABC TV's soap opera "General Hospital," and has appeared onCNN Headline News and LIVE! With Regis and Kelly. He is contributing author to industry magazines like AFAA's American Fitness, IDEA's Fitness Journal, and Spa Asia. His books include Morning Cardiovascular Workouts, byHuman Kinetics and, most recently, Running the Show: Excellence in Fitness Customer Service, and Cream Rises: Excellence in Private & Group Education. In the USA, he has created aquatic, yoga, and T'ai Chi programs enjoyed at illustrious fitness chains and spas, including Equinox24 Hour FitnessGold's Gym International, Bally, and Golden Door Spas
www.findlawrence.com.

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Amy DixonAmy Dixon
Amy is member of the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team, and a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and efi GRAVITY Training. With over 15 years in the fitness industry, she holds a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology, is certified by AFAA, and stars in many critically acclaimed fitness DVDs and online fitness programs. Amy is a group fitness manager for Equinox in Santa Monica, Nivea fitness expert, and Gatorade G-Fit Team member, as well as a contributing editor for Women's HealthShapeSELFHealthVarietyIDEA Fitness JournalIn Touch WeeklyThe New York Times,The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. She has been featured on The Today ShowABC NewsExercise TV,FOX News, and MTV
www.amydixonfitness.com

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Shannon FableShannon Fable 
Shannon is the founder and CEO of Sunshine Fitness Resources, a consulting firm providing services for instructors, aspiring presenters, fitness manufacturers and managers. As a program developer and educator, Shannon is guaranteed to always have innovative and usable ideas to offer the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team. She owns Balletone™, the ballet-inspired workout, is a PowerBar® sponsored athlete, and an international presenter for several well known companies including Schwinn® CyclingPower Systems and ACE. She has won the honor of being the ACE Group Fitness Instructor of the Year (2006) and a top-three finalist for the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year (2009).
www.ShannonFable.com

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Rob GlickRob Glick
Rob is a member of the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team, an internationally acclaimed fitness professional and consultant for Global Fitness Solutions and industry education provider. He is a master trainer working in development forefi GRAVITY Training and a popular presenter for Schwinn® Cycling. Rob has received the Can-Fit-Pro International Presenter of the Year (2006) and ECA OBOW Best Male Presenter (2005) awards. He is a Star Trainer on Exercise TV, and lead instructor for multiple fitness DVDs. He holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science.
www.RobGlick.com

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Janice HuttonJanice Hutton, MA
Janice is a hard-working member of the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team and education manager for Twist Sport Conditioning. She is co-author of accredited home study programs sold alongside the Twist Sport Conditioning Coach Education Program available worldwide. With over 25 years experience in fitness and sport, Janice works as a consultant, personal trainer, fitness instructor, conditioning coach, author and presenter at conferences across North America. She is an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Continuing Education Provider, Can-Fit-Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) and Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS), and a certified Spinning® instructor.

 

 

 

Stacey Lei KraussStacey Lei Krauss 
Stacey Lei is a Nike Elite Instructor certified by ACSM, ACE, and AFAA. She has 10 years of dance training and over 20 years in the fitness industry. Stacey is most recognized for her award-winning signature workout, willPower & grace™, and specialization in barefoot training methods. A Reiki practitioner, she approaches performance enhancement through a body-mind-spirit, lifestyle integrated practice. Stacey Lei is a member of the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team, a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, a Teacher-Trainer for Peak Pilates MVe and a freelance writer.
www.Staceylei.com

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Mindy MylreaMindy Mylrea 
Arguably the most high-energy member of the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team, as well as presenter teams forSchwinn® Cycling and Body Bar®, Mindy always brings the fun! She is the creator of Gliding™, the gliding discs exercise program, and host of infomercials for both Gliding™ and the Orbitrek Elite. Mindy has received the ECA OBOW Fitness Presenter of the Year (2008), Can-Fit-Pro International Presenter of the Year (2004), and IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year (1999) awards. She holds National and World Aerobic Champion titles and is a PowerBar® sponsored athlete.Mindy has authored numerous articles and stars in over 100 instructional videos. She owns FitFlix Productions in Santa Cruz, CA and is the mother of three boys.
www.MindyMylrea.com

 

 

Erika Quest

Erika Quest
Erika, a recent valuable new addition to the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team, discovered the benefits of Pilates by way of a painful back injury while training for triathlon. She now gets the pleasure of sharing her passion for Pilates with her loyal clients every day. Erika owns Studio Q Pilates Conditioning in Laguna Beach, CA. She is a Body Arts & Science (BASI) Certified Instructor and has completed both the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (CTTC) as well as the first installment of the post-graduate Advanced Education Course (AEC). She is a premier presenter at IDEA fitness conventions and a freelance writer with articles published by Pilates-Pro.com.
http://www.studioqpilates.com

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Keli RobertsKeli Roberts 
Keli is known worldwide for her award winning DVDs, books and training seminars. She specializes in group strength and stability training, personal training and motivation – making her a perfect choice for the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team. She is an indoor cycling master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and holds the following industry certifications: ACSM(HFS), AFAAACE Group Fitness and ACE Gold Personal Trainer. Keli is the recipient of the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year (2003), ECA OBOW Best Use of Equipment (2003), Best Female Presenter (2005) and Lifetime Achievement (2008) awards. Keli is also a National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee (2007) and member of the Fitness Magazine advisory board.
www.KeliRoberts.com

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Peter TwistPeter Twist, M.Sc
Coach Twist brings to the international BOSU® master trainer team 11 years' experience coaching in the National Hockey League and his expertise as an in-demand consultant for several NHL players and agents. An exercise physiologist with a specialty in Coaching Science, Peter has authored 10 books, published over 400 papers, and developed 19 DVDs focused on athlete development. He's trained more than 700 professional athletes including league MVP's Mark Messier (hockey), Justin Morneau (baseball) and Hakeem Olajuwon (basketball). A headline presenter at major international sport and fitness conferences, including IDEANSCAMultiTrax UKFitPro UKCanFitProECA and the Australian Fitness Network, Peterhas been honored with the National Strength & Conditioning Association's Presidents Award (1998) and the Can-Fit-Pro Specialty Presenter of the Year Award (2003).
www.twistconditioning.com

 

Helen VanderburgHelen Vanderburg 
Helen brings a wealth of experience to the BOSU® International Master Trainer Team as a business owner, instructor trainer, writer, fitness DVD producer, respected motivational speaker and elite athlete. She is owner of Heavens Fitness Club, creator of Fusion Fitness Training™, past World Champion synchronized swimmer, honored member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and International Aquatic Hall of Fame, and holds a Bachelors in Kinesiology. Helen has been honored with the following awards; IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year (2005), Can-Fit-Pro International Presenter of the Year (1996 and 2006), IDEA Program Director of the Year (1996), Women of Vision (2001), and Mall Peepre National Fitness Leadership Award (2001). Helen is certified by ACE and Can-Fit-Pro. She is trained in Pilates from STOTT Pilates® andPilates Physical Mind Institute and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200).
www.HelenVanderburg.com

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