Sara Kooperman, JD is a favorite Club Industry
, Athletic Business Conference and IHRSA
presenter, and has received the state honor of Illinois Business Woman of the Year
. As CEO of SCW Fitness Education and Les Mills Midwest, Sara is also a licensed attorney having attended Macalester College, Cambridge University in England, and Washington University School of Law. A former adjunct faculty member for the Kenneth Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), Sara is the founder of the MANIA Fitness Instructor Training Conventions and WATERinMOTION®. Sara appeared frequently on CNN as a Health and Fitness Expert, is a Contributing Fitness Editor for Oxygen Magazine, and has been published repeated in SHAPE Magazine. Sara is also the proud recipient of the Aquatic Exercise Association's Global Award for Contribution to the Aquatic Industry.