Networking and Engagement

See how you can connect with other attendees

Going virtual won't stop you from networking with other fitness professionals and experts! We've made sure that you can still experience ALL the benefits that an in-person meeting would provide. Now you can network and make connections all from the comfort of your home.


  • Conversations with the Pros
    • A limited space Q&A networking experience to connect with our experienced fitness professionals.
  • Meet the Experts
    • Want to connect 1:1 with our experts? Take advantage of this deeper dive into the fitness career and journey with direct access to one of our experts.
  • Message Boards
    • Connect with other fitness professionals throughout the virtual experience to gain more insights and relationships to help kick-start your fitness career.
    • Message Board Topics Include:
      • Business Management & Professional Development
      • ACSM Certification & Membership 
      • Adapting to COVID-19
      • Behavior Change & Health Coaching
      • Chronic Disease and Aging – Physical Activity Programming 

Conversations with the Pros

Information on how to register for the below networking events will be available soon!

Circuit Training & High Intensity Training +  Nutrition: Caffeine & Performance

April 8 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM EDT


Circuit Training & High Intensity Training

Circuit training and high intensity training programs continue to be a favorite of health & fitness enthusiast. Learn about the new research in this area regarding intensity assessment, best practices for implementation and program variation.

Tony Nunez photo

Tony P. Nuñez


Alexis Batrakoulis

Nutrition: Caffeine and Performance

Caffeine supplementation has been used in the fitness world for many years. Recently, the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) published a position stand on the topic. Join the ISSN President and Past President to discuss this topic.


Trisha Van Dusseldorp

Shawn Arent

Shawn Arent

ACSM Certification: Get Certified and Stay Certified! + Virtual Online Training

April 10 | 9:45 - 10:45 AM EDT


ACSM Certification: Get Certified and Stay Certified!

Are you ACSM Certified? Do you want to re-certify? Attend this session to learn about the ACSM certification process and get insight on from the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards (CCRB) Chair and the CCRB Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sub-Committee Chair.


Christie Ward-Ritacco


Paul Gallo

Virtual Online Training

With the Global COVID19 pandemic we saw many health and fitness professionals take their services online. As a result, online training has become the top Fitness Trend of 2021. In this discussion, participants will have an opportunity to connect with professionals in the field with vast experience in online training. Whether you teach group classes or personal training clients, this session will provide ideas and strategies proven to work.


Keli Roberts


Renee Rogers

Meet The Experts

Looking to make a career change? Want to learn more about a new career path? The experts below welcome the opportunity to talk with attendees during the virtual experience who are interested in learning about their fields or career journeys.  

Yuri Feito, PhD, MPH, FACSM 
Area of expertise: Physical activity/exercise, high-intensity training, and functional training 

Paul Gallo, EdD, FACSM 
Area of expertise: Resistance training and movement economy in older adults and persons with neurodegenerative disease, workplace wellness, and curriculum design/assessment. Certifications: ATC, CSCS, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-EP-C, ACSM-GEI   

Aimee Nicotera, MS 
Area of expertise: Virtual Fitness Studio owner and operator; personal trainer; group fitness program developer 

Gretchen Patch, MPH, CPH 
Area of expertise: Public Health, program management and evaluation 

Karin Allor Pfeiffer, PhD, FACSM, FNAK 
Area of expertise: Physical activity and special populations, assessment, measurement and evaluation 

Keli Roberts  
Area of expertise: Personal trainer, group exercise instructor, Schwinn and BOSU Senior Master Trainer and continuing education provider 

Area of Expertise: Strength and conditioning programming for adults after rehabilitation and for persons with chronic health conditions 

Michele Stanten, BA magazine journalism and English, ACE-certified group fitness instructor. RRCA-certified running coach 
Area of expertise: Writing/editing, content development, and walking 

Robyn Stuhr, MA, ACSM-CEP, RCEP 
Area of expertise: Exercise is Medicine®, health care/clinical exercise physiology 

Talya Williams, MS, ACSM EP-C, EIM II 
Area of expertise: Employee wellbeing (mental, physical, financial and social); employee experience; employee engagement 

Stella Lucia Volpe, PhD, RDN, ACSM-CEP, FACSM 
Area of expertise: Nutritionist, exercise physiologist, department head and professor 



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