The Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo was proud to bring an incredible roster of talent to share their knowledge in the areas of health & fitness at the 2014 Expo!

MARTIN ROONEY - International Fitness Expert/Training For Warriors Founder/Trainer of 100's of Professional Athletes

Martin Rooney is an internationally recognized fitness expert, best-selling author, and sought-after presenter.  Martin has his Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University.  A former US bobsledder, he is the creator of the Training for Warriors system and partner of the Parisi Speed School national franchise.

RACHEL COSGROVE - 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year; Best-Selling Author

"Owner of Results Fitness, author of The Female Body Breakthrough, Women's Health Columnist, Nike Performance Expert and author of her BRAND NEW book & DVD's, Drop Two Sizes!



BRETT HOEBEL - Season 11 Trainer on The Biggest Loser; Sought After Lifestyle Expert!

"As the founder of Hoebel Fitness and trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser season 11, Brett Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle coaches in the country.

JOEL HARPER - NYC Personal Trainer of Dr. Oz & Others!

"Celebrity personal trainer Joel Harper has been developing custom workouts for personal training in New York City (NYC) for 18 years largely due to his simple exercises which produce immediate results. His clients range from Dr. Oz to Olympic medalists who are striving for break-through performances to 10 year old kids just learning to appreciate their health.

Chris Jones - March Aerobics Extraordinaire!

Simply put, Chris Jones STOLE THE SHOW at the 2013 Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo! Chris showcased what March Aerobics was all about and delivered a high-octane performance that entertained and got our attendees moving! Grab your sneakers and be ready to move and join Chris again.

Andrea Matthes - I'mperfect Life

Andrea Matthes, the creator of I’mperfect Life (Real Food. Real Fitness. Real Life.) is on a mission to get healthy, stay healthy and encourage others to do the same! 

Greg O'Connor - Owner/Performance Coach, Champions Sports Performance

A lifelong athlete and former Division II tight end for Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Greg fulfilled his true calling in opening Champions Sports Performance in Cornelius in May of 2011. Coming out of Cal Poly, Greg entered the financial markets as a bond trader and over the next 24 years rose to the Managing Director level at two firms. This career took he and his wife of 27 years, Pam, to stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Memphis.

Devan Kline - Founder of Burn Boot Camp

Devan, founder and head trainer at Burn Boot Camp, is a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. He attended Central Michigan University where he earned his BSBA with a concentration in personal financial planning. Devan was drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants, where he played three seasons. After being released in 2011, Devan started Burn Bootcamp’s Fit Community of Moms. Devan has a sincere passion for helping Mom’s reach their fitness goals!

Alyssa Gorelick - Prominent Charlotte Chef

Alyssa graduated from the Art Institute of Charlotte in 2005 and spent most of her career working in restaurants, on up to an Executive Chef. She has studied in Italy and been featured in many local and national culinary publications including Food and Wine Magazine. Alyssa owns and runs Chef Alyssa's Kitchen, teaching hands-on cooking classes in the Atherton Market.

Dr. Michael Smith - Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Michael T. Smith is a Naturopathic Physician who specializes in classical homeopathy and clinical nutrition. He received his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona.  He was selected for a family practice residency position at the Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ. There he received advanced training in homeopathy and clinical nutrition.

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Dr. Akiba Green - Founder of Lake Norman Health & Wellness

Dr. Akiba Green is a chiropractic physician who concentrates his practice to the treatment of chronic neurological and metabolic conditions.  He is widely recognized as a leader in the non-drug treatment of thyroid conditions, autoimmune disease, alternative and integrative cancer care, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes and other chronic neurological and chronic metabolic conditions.

MICHELLE WEBB - Kelapo Marketing Director

Michelle Webb, Kelapo Marketing Director, is combining her love of food and health by teaching people to go coconuts! A graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Michelle knows Charlotte is a great place to be fit and active. Michelle will share with us 101 uses for coconut oil!

SHANNON BOURRET - Healthy Eating Specialist

Shannon Bourret is the Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market in Charlotte, N.C. At the SouthPark store Shannon raises awareness of and participation in Health Starts Here, Whole Foods Market’s healthy eating education program, through personal consultations, in-store events and outreach.

JILL DAHAN - Author of cookbook Starting Fresh!

Jill Dahan is passionate about preparing, eating and sharing foods that nourish the body and soul. She sees food as the best investment in our overall health and firmly believes the time is now to make changes and get cooking.

In her debut, just released cookbook Starting Fresh!, she has combined everything she's learned about foods, flavor and nutrition to create easy mouth watering dishes that nourish the body and delight the taste buds!

DANA PLUMMER - Registered Dietitian with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute

Dana is a Registered Dietitiian with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institiute. She graduated from Clemson University and Lenoir-Rhyne University. With the love of food and health, she is excited to be working in the field of dietetics. Dana is married and has one cat.

CHERYL KUHTA-SUTTER - Registered Dietitian with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute

Cheryl is a Registered Dietician with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute. She graduated from the University of Akron (Ohio). She has enjoyed working with cardiac and pulmonary rehab patients for the past 9 years. Cheryl is married, has 3 children and 3 dogs.

MICHELLE RAY - Registered Dietitian with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute

Michelle is a Registered Dietitian with Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute. She graduated from Appalachin University and Winthrop University. She has enjoyed working with cancer, cardiac and pulmonary rehab patients for 8 years. She is married, has 4 children and 2 dogs.