National Master Trainers

Building a stronger world through passion and world-class education.

Derek Mikulski

Founder

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Derek holds various degrees in exercise physiology and health promotion, and also holds general and specialized fitness training certifications from NASM, NSCA and NPTI. Since launching ActivMotion in 2014, Derek has made a number of appearances in national and regional television and magazine strories related to fitness, entrepreneurship, and creativity. He also lectures at regional and national fitness conferences, spreading the word about ActivMotion Bars and ActivMotion Training. Ask Derek about the the media attention and he will just shrug his shoulders….what matters most to this Founder is that every day he and his team get a little closer to achieving the ActivMotion company vision of building a stronger world through innovation and fitness.

      

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Robert Sherman

Lead Master Trainer

When it comes to the world of fitness, few people have a level of knowledge and expertise that matches Robert’s. He has spent more than 30 years as a speaker, trainer and programming consultant for fitness clubs, wellness facilities and conventions around the world. As a member of the ActivMotion Team, Robert plays a key role in delivering phenomenal customer and client experiences and ActivMotion Training education across the U.S.

      

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Abbie Appel

National Master Trainer

Abbie Appel is an award-winning fitness instructor and the group fitness manager of Equinox in Miami Beach. She studied music and dance for over 20 years and specializes in developing unique fitness programs using her extensive Pilates experience. As a consultant for JumpSport, Resist-A-Ball, SPRI products and TRX, Abbie contributes material to fitness publications, including Self, Shape, Prevention and IDEA Journal and has choreographed and starred in over 20 fitness videos. Abbie has created incredible Pilates and barre programs using the ActivMotion Bar and is an educator for the team!

      

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Pete McCall

National Master Trainer

Pete is not only dedicated to helping clients improve their fitness levels; he has spent a large portion of his career educating personal trainers. Currently Pete is the Science Officer for the Institute of Motion, a master trainer for ActivMotion Bar and Star Trac, an education consultant, international speaker and author. Prior to starting his own personal training and fitness education consulting business, PMc Fitness Solutions, he served as an exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Pete brings the scientific and clinical knowledge to ActivMotion, and is a highly valued member of the team!

      

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Leslee Bender

National Master Trainer

Leslee is an international speaker and presenter, and is the creator of the famous Bender Ball (a 2008 fitness commercial of the year winner). She is also co-creator of Barre Above and a trainer to elite professional athletes and clients in Orlando, Florida.  Utilizing functional methods of fascia line training to prevent injuries and improve strength, Leslee is a true fan of the ActivMotion Bar for its various applications. Like Pete McCall, Leslee serves the team as a science expert and presents ActivMotion Training internationally.

      

Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®)

National Master Trainer

Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®) is an award-winning international speaker, six-time US Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and highly decorated combat veteran. Ken has trained over 500,000 Service Members and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 articles for GX®, Backpacker®, Outside®, Health®, and created the Operation Family Fit video series and fitness kits for the Air National Guard. Ken is the recipient of the Canadian Fitness Professionals (CanFitPro) 2011 Best New Presenter of the Year award, the EMPOWER Fitness 2013 Male Presenter of the Year award, has been featured numerous times on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, and continues to serve as a host for the Fit for Duty show on the Pentagon Channel helping thousands of Armed Service Members turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities through physical fitness and resiliency training. Ken is proud to be a Master Instructor for ActivMotion Bar!

      

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Regional Master Trainers

Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee

San Diego, CA
Adrianne Gabel

Adrianne Gabel

Chicago, IL
Lateef Johnson

Lateef Johnson

Austin, TX
Madeline Dolente

Madeline Dolente

Washington DC
Kimberly and Katherine Corp

Kimberly and Katherine Corp

New York, New York
Jeff McMullen

Jeff McMullen

San Francisco, CA
Julie Bellis

Julie Bellis

Chicago, IL
Josh Brand

Josh Brand

International Sales Manager

Do you want to join our growing team?

Are you an innovator? Are you passionate about educating others? Do you aspire to take your fitness career to the next level?
If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, we would love to hear from you.