Dr. Ivan, Author, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transformation Coach, Father and Fitness Enthusiast
Dr. Ivan Hernandez’s clear vision to get people active takes confidence and expertise to accomplish. His passion and primary purpose in life is to help people live a gratifying life through wellness. Armed with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from NYU and certifications in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy in the State of New York, the fitness enthusiast is also a Clinical instructor for New York Medical College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
“Teaching gives me an opportunity to educate those that are eager to help others, as well as giving me personal fulfillment in knowing that I’ve contributed positively to humanity,” says Dr. Hernandez, who has been teaching for more than 10 years.
Jon Anderson, Professional Strongman and Wrestler, Heavyweight Champion and IFBB Pro, Author and Motivator
Jon was a fat nonathletic, little boy who was searching for greatness in the battle of that ice cream container. With a very low self-esteem and a weight problem, Jon was a very easy target for the neighborhood and schoolyard bullies. Through a series of events Jon finally said enough is enough and decided to buckle down and work hard for what he believed at the time was only a dream.
As Jon developed a work ethic that was virtually unmatched he started to realize that reaching his dreams could be a reality. His journey was filled with trial and error which ultimately produced an organic system of reaching very large goals. Jon not only became a professional Strongman that was internationally recognized, he also moved on to a bigger platform of professional wrestling in Japan. He continued to forge his path even further on to bodybuilding where he became the third man in history to earn a professional status in only two contest.
Today Jon still continues to participate in bodybuilding contests, however his focus is to help others reach their own body goals through his Training Performance Complex, $10 Dollar Fit and his extensive experience in the industry.
Brian Shaw, 4 Time World's Strongest Man Winner
Every single day 4 time World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw wakes up with one goal in mind…to improve himself in spirit, mind and in body. Brian lives by the motto BE GREAT and he applies that to everything he does. Brian Shaw is an American professional strongman competitor and winner of the 2011, 2013, 2015 and the 2016 World's Strongest Man competitions. Shaw is also the first man to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic and the World’s Strongest Man contest in the same calendar year, a feat he accomplished in 2011 and then replicated in 2015. .
Mark Bell, Powerlifting Mogul
Mark Bell is an American professional powerlifter, patent holder, owner of Super Training Gym and a former professional wrestler. His best lifts in competition include a 1, 080 lb squat, a 854 lm bench press, a 766 lb deadlift and a 578 lb raw bench press. Be sure to catch him along with other amazing athletes demonstrating their super human strength at the expo!
Laura Novack, Gymnast, Calisthenics Pro and Personal Trainer
Don't miss this Instagram sensation performing amazing calisthenics displays Saturday and Sunday of the expo.
Ed Checo, CEO of the world-famous Barstarzz, featured in Men's Health, New York Post, America's Got Talent and over 120 million YouTube views
Eduard has been practicing calisthenics since the age of 10. Dabbing in and out of fitness in his teenage years he came to fall in love with his old habits in 2008. After teaching himself many of the advanced movements through trial and error he went on to create Barstarzz, a fitness movement that has now gone global. Inspiring and teaching millions to control their bodyweight. Barstarzz racked up over 120 million views on YouTube and have been featured on many international publications such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, America's Got Talent, New York Post, and many more. Being the first to make consistent Calisthenics tutorials on the internet Eduard Checo has influenced a revolution in the way we look at fitness.
Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male
Under the leadership of Urijah Faber, Team Alpha Male has become the top fight team, a title awarded at both the 2013 and 2014 World MMA Awards. Based out of Sacramento, California our current roster consists of over 30 professional fighters of different backgrounds, genders, races, and nationalities, fighting for more than ten MMA organizations. TAM has had a tradition of winning and has produced past and present UFC, WEC, and WSOF Champions!
Sandra Augustin, Personal Trainer, IFBB Fitness Pro, CrossFit Level 1 Coach
Sandra is a personal trainer, IFBB Fitness Pro, and CrossFit Level 1 Coach. She owns and operates Sass Fitness in Sacramento. Sandra is a former IFBB Fitness competitor who co-founded Sacramento’s Sports and Fitness Co-Op where the city’s most creative fitness trainers and fitness programs co-exist under one roof. Sandra owns Fitness Rehab, the largest and oldest fitness facility in the co-op, created Heightened Yoga & Pilates. Sandra has over 25 years of experience in fitness instruction and 20 years in multiple types of women’s fitness competitions.
Maria Kang, Author of The No More Excuses Diet
Maria Kang is a mother of 3 sons, a wife to a former Marine, a business owner of elderly residential care homes and a nonprofit founder, Fitness without Borders. Despite growing up on McDonalds, sugary cereals and frozen dinners, she developed a passion for fitness and nutrition when she witnessed her mother struggle with health-related diseases. Maria started teaching aerobics classes in high school and became a part-time personal trainer while attending the University of California, Davis, where she received two majors in International Relations and Asian History and a minor in Political Science in 2002.
She has won several beauty and fitness titles including Miss Petite Teen International, Miss San Francisco Chinatown, Miss Philippines USA, Miss Bikini California and placed top five in both the Bikini and Model America National competitions. She has been on the cover of Max Sports and Fitness magazine, Shape Malaysia, Sacramento Parent, SF Weekly and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today Show, Dr. Oz, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, CNN, Meghan Kelly, Access Hollywood, Geraldo Rivera, Neil Cavuto and Bethenny, to name a few.
In her twenties, Maria battled an eating disorder and began her popular blog in 2005. She gave birth in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and started the first free No Excuse Mom group in Elk Grove. In 2014 she started the No Excuse Mom movement, where she rallied thousands of mothers to begin hundreds of free workout groups in over 25 countries. In March 2015, she is launching her first book with Harmony books, titled “The No More Excuses Diet” detailing a realistic meal plan, home workouts and her trademark goal-setting strategy of S.P.E.E.D., S.T.R.I.V.E. and S.C.O.R.E.
Bodytribe is Northern California’s hub for modern physical culture, where intensity, camaraderie and compassion create the ideal philosophy for the best relationship you can have with your body. Our ongoing mission: to increase comprehension of the role of strength and well being in self actualization and our relationship to the community. That’s our idea of health… a holistic understanding of intensity and movement, combined with embodiment and nutrition. Physically, it’s as simple as The Big 3: Train hard, eat well, rest hard. Metaphysically, it is so much more.
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David “Nonny” Nonemacher
In addition to David Nonemacher being a talented calisthenics expert, he is also an arthritis athlete and one of Racing for a Cure’s most active members. He has been racing competitively for years in a myriad of races, including Olympic triathlons, to raise awareness for arthritis and arthritis athletes everywhere. As a sufferer from osteoarthritis himself, David made his annual trek to San Francisco for the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon to once again compete and raise funds for ANRF through Racing For A Cure to help in the fight to cure arthritis.
Even though David has had 2 titanium rebuilt and fused wrists, a total right hip replacement and a partial femur replacement, David is Self-described as motivated, creative, faith-driven, determined, and adventurous, he thinks of his arthritis as just another obstacle to overcome. “It’s just another reminder that we need to take care of ourselves and every little bit helps. It reminds me to get out and explore, live life, inspire, and help as many people as possible.”