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CEO of SCW Fitness Education / WATERinMOTION®
Founder of MANIA® Fitness Professional Conventions
Proud Recipient of the Illinois State Business Woman of the Year
National Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee
Conference Speaker
Convention Presenter

Sara, CEO of SCW Fitness Education and WATERinMOTION®, is a visionary leader that has launched nine successful MANIA® fitness-professional conventions, over 35 live and online certifications, and over 600 video & CEC projects. Her company touches more than 10,000 Fitness Professionals face-to-face, reaches another 100,000 in virtual connections and engages with over 200K+ in social medial. Sara’s humor and warmth is matched only by her devotion to education. She is the proud recipient of the Illinois State Business Woman of the Year and AEA’s Global Award for Contribution to the Aquatic Industry. Having been a former adjunct faculty member for the Kenneth Cooper Institute, ACSM, NASM, ACE and AFAA, Sara serves on the Gold’s Gym Think Tank, is on the Women In Fitness Association Board of Directors, and is a proud inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Sara has left an indelible mark on the fitness industry as a whole.



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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• CEO, SCW Fitness Education, 1987-date
• CEO, Les Mills Midwest, 2005-2015
• Co-Creator, WATERinMOTION® 2007-date
• Fitness Editor, Oxygen Magazine
• Regular CNN Fitness Expert (2002-2006)
• Recipient, Illinois Business Woman of the Year
• Recipient, Ronald Reagan Gold Medal winner, distinguished as a business leader who contributed to the economic health of her community
• Contracted Fitness Celebrity
• CBS News at the Super Show
• Recipient of the AEA Global Award for Contribution to the Aquatic Fitness Industry
• Lecturer, American College of Sports Medicine
• Lecturer, Institute of Aerobic Research in Dallas Texas
• Selected one of “the top 20 Trainers”, SELF Magazine

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

• Fitness Expert, CNN
• Fitness Expert, QVC Cable home-shopping network
(12 years)
• Fitness Star, over sixty (60) best-selling Fitness Instructor Training Videos
• Repeat Contributor, Shape Fit Pregnancy Magazine
• Quoted Fitness Expert, Heart & Soul Magazine, Shape Magazine, Shape Fit Pregnancy, Self
• Contributor, American Fitness Magazine

CONVENTION
PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE

• Athletic Business Conference
• Asia Fitness Convention
• Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Convention & Regional Events
• CanFitPro
• Club Industry
• DCAC
• Filex
• FitPro
• IDEA
• IHRSA
• International Aquatic Fitness Conference (AEA Annual Convention)
• International Council on Active Aging JCC Conference
• JCC Plenary Speaker
• Medical Fitness Association
• MANIA Fitness Conventions
• World Class Convention (Moscow)
• YMCA (AYP Conference)

AWARDS, HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

• Ronald Reagan Gold Medal winner distinguishing her as a business leader who has contributed to the economic health of her community
• State honor as Business Woman of the year
• AEA Global Award for Contribution to the Aquatic Fitness Industry
• Gold’s Gym Think Tank
• National Fitness Hall of Fame
• Board of Directors, Women in Fitness Association

AUTHOR

• Contributing Editor, Oxygen Magazine
• Author, Moms In Motion: Pregnancy & Exercise Book & Supplement
• Editor, Denise Austin’s Pregnancy & Exercise Book
• Contributor, Callanetics Forever by Callan Pickney
• Contributoring Author, Aquatic Exercise Association Instructor Training Manual
• Chapter Author, Aquatic Exercise Association Personal Training Course Manual
• Chapter Author, Aerobics & Fitness Association Instructor Training Manual
• Editor, American Council on Exercise Aerobics Instructor Manual
• Editor, American Council on Exercise Personal Training Manual
• Frequent Contributor, The AKWA Letter (AEA’s publication)

EDUCATION

• Cambridge University, England (Political Philosophy, Art History)
• Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (BA in Political Philosophy, English Lit, Dance minor)
• Washington University School of Law (Juris Doctor)