5th Annual



SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017   9:00AM-6:00PM



The 5th Annual Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo presented by Novant Health will provide an array of opportunities for you to learn how to live healthier, while also joining in on the fun – Come dressed to participate. Below represents a brief sampling of just a few of the opportunities waiting for you at the Expo! Full schedule to be released soon!

AfriFITT/Cardio & Culture with Niche
AfriFitt: African Fitness (Aerobics) movements to AfroBeat style music followed by Cardio & Culture which offers Traditional West African Dance with live drumming.


Camp Gladiator - Fitness Camp
Join Camp Gladiator at the Get Moving Stage for their unique interval workout! Camp Gladiator is the Award-Winning Fitness Program that incorporates a personal training model in a motivating group environment! 

Chakra Flow Yoga with Victoria Martinez
This class awakens your inner energy centers, Chakras, with a dynamic flow, syncing ecstatic movement with breath. It will leave you feeling centered, strong and flowing in every shade of the rainbow.

Insanity Live with Kalyela Josephs
Insanity live- Is a 30 minute session from fitness creator Shaun T. High intensity that will offer modified version for all levels. Frequent breaks and fun motivation! Kalyela is a life coach as well and will motivate participants mentally and physically! See you at the Get Moving Stage!


Kardio Mix with Kiril
Kardio Mix is a class where you will experience the ultimate cardio dance workout through Hip - Hop, Latin and Top 40! In my classes you will get the ultimate experience of Zumba, Mixxedfit and Strong by Zumba. Experience the difference!
Burn 600 - 1200 calories in an hour, filled of pure FUN, JOY and SWEAT! 


Demonstration and participation courts to enjoy at the Expo! Pickleball is a fun and exciting paddle sport for people of all ages and levels of athletic ability, and one of the fastest growing sports in the US and around the world.  It is easy for beginners to learn, and a challenging, fast-paced, competitive game for more experienced players.

Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It is played as doubles or singles both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court (about one-third the size of a tennis court) with a paddle and hard plastic ball. 

The sport is growing explosively at a rate of about 40% per year in the US as around the world, currently with about 2.5 million players according to the Sports Fitness Industry Association.  

The Charlotte Area boasts about 35 places to play currently, with new venues being added monthly, and hundreds of active and enthusiastic players who would love to have you join them in playing this great game.  Watch the experts and play some Pickleball yourself at the Expo!

POUND with Amber Burke
Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out! Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements.

Meet Amber at the Get Moving Stage for some POUND! Amber is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Cross Fit Level 1 coach, USAW Coach and POUND Pro. She has been in the fitness and sports performance industry for 15 years. She loves teaching fitness and inspiring people to be their best selves every day.

Pure Power Yoga with Ali Brigham
Join us in the Yoga Zone for Pure Power Yoga – A rigorous, fat-burning, functional approach to yoga. Sweat, burn and move your body toward complete fitness! Both beginner and advanced movement techniques will be demonstrated. Suitable for all fitness levels.




6 Reasons Parents Need to Make Time for Fitness: Russell Koontz (The Fit Parent Project)
Russell Koontz is a certified personal trainer, fitness writer, ex-corporate financial analyst, loving husband and parent of two amazing daughters. Through his business, The Fit Parent Project, Russell uses his experience as a parent and personal trainer to help other parents achieve their fitness goals and experience life-altering transformations. Don’t miss Russell and his life transforming tips for Parents on the Seminar Stage!



Strong by Zumba (R) 
Renee Grace Pickett will lead you through today’s newest fitness craze in the Cardio Dance Zone, introducing Music Led Interval Training! STRONG by Zumba™ combines high intensity interval training with the science of Synced Music Motivation. In every class, music and moves sync in a way that pushes you past your perceived limits, to reach your fitness goals faster.

With 8+ years in the Fitness Industry Renee Grace Pickett is a Master Trainer for Zumba® (ZES), AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA & ACE Cert. Group Fitness Instructor, Life Coach International Choreographer. Renee is also a wife, and mother of two children and understands the challenge of staying in shape with a busy lifestyle. Her powerful fitness moves combine with fresh, fierce choreography that leave every participant dripping from head-to-toe, yet loving every minute of it. Be prepared to push your limits, be challenged, and walk away motivated like never before.


Want Different Do Different™ 
WDDD® self C.A.R.E™ (Choices- Accountability- Responsibility- Expectations) 
April Hartsook is the energetic and outspoken Creator/Visionary CEO behind the global lifestyle movement: Want Different Do Different® April will be leading a featured session on the Seminar Stage at 5th Annual Greater Charlotte Health & Fitness Expo presented by Novant Health on January 28, 2017.

She is a Telly® Award Winning Master Coach, an Ironman Triathlete, and Ultra Runner, Fitness Model, Public Personality and Author of Want Different Do Different® "It’s MORE than Fitness”©2016.

April challenges the global population to take full accountability and responsibility for one’s own health and wellness by incorporating her “personal ownership” approach of WDDD® selfC.A.R.E™ and her WDDD® 10 Principles of Purpose™

Need tools and inspiration to make positive changes in your life? Don't miss April's session on the Seminar Stage!

ZUMBA with Janean Benton and special guest instructor India Rice 
Zumba® Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from African beats, Dancehall, hip-hop and more!

Janean Benton (J9INE) is a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor and certified AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) Group Fitness Instructor.  India Rice is a Licensed Zumba® Fitness Instructor and teaches classes at multiple locations in the Charlotte Region.


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