The Professionals' Choice for Fitness Education


strives to provide the tools for success and creativity in the Mountain West fitness industry by bringing to you world class presenters and trainers, accredited continuing education courses and workshops, and the latest, most extiting certification opportunities at an affordable price!

Denise Gibson
Denise is a veteran of more than thirty years in the fitness industry and as Past President of the Utah Fitness Instructors Association, felt it very important to continue to bring the finest fitness education to the Intermountain area for a reasonable cost to fitness professionals.  Thus, was launched to fulfill  that mission.
She has taught at Salt Lake Community College in the Health and Lifetime Activities department for 17 years, the University of Utah from 1991-2012, and she has been teaching group fitness since the very beginning - the Jazzercise, Jane Fonda days!
She was a professional ballroom dancer for 8 years and continues her passion for dance, teaching at Salt Lake Community College, Murray Art Center (The MAC) and the Salt Lake County Government Center, as well as group and private ballroom dance classes.
Symposium Staff
Micheline VanWagoner served for many years on the board of UFIA (Utah Fitness Instructors Association) and UFPA (Utah Fitness Professionals Association).  She and Denise first met while teaching together at Salt Lake Fitness Center and have worked on fitness events for many years.  Micheline is's™ very first staff member!
Laura Vanderhoff is ACE certified and licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Toning, Aqua, Circuit, Gold, Gold Toning and Zumba Tonic.  She has also taught hip hop, kickbox and children's ballet.  She grew up dancing in ballet companies and touring Europe.  She joined the™ staff in 2011.
Theresa Hill is a water exercise specialist and instructor of many years.  She is very involved in the aquatic community in Utah and a great resource to  She is a  a valued contributor to events  and was invited to become a™ Seminar Assistant in 2011.
Graphic Design
Paris Gibson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from the University of Utah.  She was the Events Manager at The Leonardo, a contemporary Science Technology and Art Museum, and is now the Corporate Events Coordinator at DOMO.  She is a freelance photographer and has lived in India, Japan and Italy and her travels include France, England, Germany and Canada.
Her experiences abroad and photography skills have given her an invaluable edge as the™ graphic designer.