Through 48 educational sessions and workouts, from training, through business, nutrition and motivation, you will be able to enrich your knowledge.
This is an opportunity to interact with experts from around the world! You will meet leading experts and innovators in the world of fitness and wellness coming from America (NASM) and Europe (TRX and HFS). Speakers from leading universities in the field of sports and medicine, as well as top master trainers and lecturers from the region.
We will gather in one place to exchange ideas, expand our horizons and return home full of new knowledge and positive energy.
For all fitness trainers who want to improve their training and sales and connect with the fitness community.
educational sessions and workshops
Possibility to follow lectures live or online
Speakers and master trainers
Online access to all lectures 3 months after the conferencee
CEU credits, and the possibility of extending the national license
Don’t miss the possibility of early registration and payment in installments.
Optima Fitness Conference is the biggest fitness event and is the winner of the 2021 Gold Stevie International Business Award for Best Educational Conference.More than 10,000 fitness professionals attended Optima 2021 who wanted to expand their knowledge and keep up with the latest fitness trends.
Optima is brought to you by both the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and HFS Academy, which represent the gold standard in the certification of personal trainers. Get ready for industry leading presenters, cutting-edge and trending topics – specially tailored for the future of the fitness industry.
The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) is a major force in personal training certification in the United States — and throughout the world. NASM Academy has more than 35 years of experience and leadership in the fitness industry,
The Fitness Industry is one of the most important industries that directly affects the health of the population through training, counseling, and taking care of people’s health.
Trainers and Nutrition Coaches (physiotherapists, counselors, wellness experts) through their direct contact with people, and through the trust shown to them by clients, have the opportunity to directly influence the quality of life!
Only 2 places left at this price!
Our community is growing day by day! Many years of experience in holding fitness educations, as well as the number of participants, which is constantly increasing, speak of commitment, and of the trust that we receive in return.
This conference is not for those who think they know everything, nor for those who see it as an expense rather than an investment.
This conference is for all those who regularly invest in themselves and their knowledge, and are aware that their investment will pay off many times over.
At the conference, you will hear the latest trends from the world of fitness, and you will have the opportunity to re-listen to all the lectures you want through videos, in order to remember everything that interests you and be able to apply it in your work.
The Optima Fitness Conference is an event that brings together all fitness experts in one place. It is held every year in America and is the winner of the 2021 Gold Stevie International Business Award for the best educational conference.
The conference will be held from November 11 to 13. In the Mona Plaza Hotel, in Beograde.
It’s annual conference, and 2022 will be eighth year of this incredible experience. More than 10,000 fitness professionals attended Optima 2021.
The event will be attended by: Certified Personal Trainers, Corrective Exercise Specialists, Certified Nutrition Coaches, Performance Enhancement Specialists, Group Fitness Instructors, Master Trainers and Master Instructors, Athletes, health club managers, supplement organizations, Health & Fitness Enthusiasts…
Participants need to be at least 18 years of age to attend Optima 2022.
The price of an Early Bird ticket for live attendance at the conference is 229 euros.
The price after the Early Bird offer for live attendance is 299 euros.
The price of the ticket for live sream is 99 euros.
Possibility of paying in two installments.
You can pay for the conference directly through the website with your Visa and Master Card, through Pay Pal (firstname.lastname@example.org), or electronically in two installments.
Speakers are university professors, master trainers, nutritionists, marketing experts...
On our website https://hfsconference.com/ you can read more about our speakers as well as the topics that await you.
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You choose the accommodation yourself, you can stay in the hotel where the event takes place, Mona Plaza https://www.monaplaza.com/ or any other accommodation of your choice. If you decide to stay in this hotel, when making the reservation, emphasize that you are a participant of the Optima Conference event and you will receive a discount. Contact for booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
48 lectures and workshops that will knock you off your feet! The world of fitness is constantly changing. Find out what’s latest right now. Through practical work, try trainings and exercises on the spot
Follow the event live or online! You choose whether you want to come to the conference or follow the conference fromhouses.
32lecturer and master trainer! Get to know each other, ask a direct question,exchange contacts!
Ceu credits and extension of the national license! If you need to renew your NASM certificate or extendnational license, this is an ideal opportunity to collect points.
Coach, motivator, athlete.
Over 20 years in professional combat sports. As an amateur athlete, he won medals at the Balkan, European and world championships. He fought professionally for 10 years in the Czech Republic as one of their athletes and for two years in the Netherlands.
Trainer since 2012. Founder of the Ronin-Carnage Striking System, one of the most recognizable fighting styles from this region, and owner of the largest Serbian martial arts franchise, Ronin-Carnage Global. Trained many professional champions, organized 15 international Striking Camps, which are one of the largest in Europe. Also known for his charity organization “Budi Heroj” where he collected large funds for children with disabilities.
Topics: Motivation in sport, Ronin-Carnage Assault Training system
He worked as an assistant coach and judge at the karate club “Banatski Cvet” in Zrenjanin. 2010-2015. year member of the Serbian national team and holder of the black belt DAY 2.
Since 2017, he has been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the Fitness Zone gym. Master NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified TRX Instructor.
Lecturer in courses: HFS Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Training Specialist, Group Fitness Instructor, Proper Nutrition and Supplementation and NASM Certified Personal Trainer
BSc, fitness marketing consultant specializing insales and promotion
He was born in 1978 in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated from the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Author of the book “Fitness activity for the new age”, and several articles in fitness and lifesitle magazines for the Serbian market, such as Xfitness and Lepota i Zdravlje (Beauty and Health). During his studies, he worked as a personal trainer, and after graduation he worked as a marketing manager of the first fitness franchise in Serbia and Croatia, “Worldclass”. He then worked for several years at “Metro Cash & Carry“ as the head of marketing research. After that, he was the general manager of the “Imago” marketing agency from Zagreb, for the Serbian market. As a fitness marketing consultant specializing in sales and promotion, he continues to work through his private agency “Libero” in Šabac, Serbia. Clients are well-known fitness centers in Serbia. One of the main organizers of the popular OCR trail race called “Cer OCR battle”, held on Cer mountain, Serbia. He is a lecturer for fitness marketing on the course Operational trainer in the field of fitness and recreation IIIlevel organized by the Association for Recreation and Fitness of Vojvodina.
Since 2020, he has been working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the Fitness Zone gym.From 2019 to 2020, he worked as a boxing coach at a sports club in Novi Sad, Serbia. From 2017 to 2019, he worked in Subotica as a strength and conditioningtrainer and boxing coach. In 2020, he completed the Meso and Micro Cycle Planning course.
She completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Sports, University of Zagreb. She is the founder of the Aerobics and Fitness Club STAR and Pilates Studio STAR in Belgrade. She works as a professor at Singidunum University, in the subject of Personal Fitness. She includes in his work various exercise techniques as well as extensive knowledge of kinesiology, functional training and Body & Mind techniques. She first encountered Pilates in America more than 20 years ago, and then at the Michael King’s Pilates Institute in Great Britain. Cooperation with this renowned Pilates expert continues through educational seminars held jointly in several European and world countries. She has cooperation with many athletes, clubs and clinics both in Serbia and abroad. At the International School of Shiatsu, she received the title of Shiatsu Therapist and became a lecturer at the same school. She completed her education as a macrobiotic nutrition counselor and the London School of Homeopathy. She combines BODYART’s exercise technique with many years of experience in functional training, kinesiology, shiatca and related techniques. She has promoted Pilates on many occasions, primarily through hundreds of recorded trainings broadcast on various television stations, as well as through articles published in many magazines. She is the author of two DVDs (Pilates and Pilates with a shovel) and the first domestic author of two books on Pilates: FIT in pregnancy with Pilates (2016) and FIT mom and baby (2018). She is one of the few lecturers and motivators at various workshops held in our country in cooperation with AdriaMedia and Color press. Today, in addition to being the mother of two wonderful girls, for the purpose of education around the world in Pilates and bodyART, it is intended for everyone who enjoys these exercise techniques. She is filled with joy by creative work with students and clients, before which she always sets higher goals. Primarily the acquisition of a mobile and functional body.
Strong feets-strong spine,
Application of Pilates in top sports,
-Pregnancy & Pilates.
Graduated professor of sports and physical education, University of Novi Sad
She is currently studying for a master’s degree at the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in Novi Sad. From 2015 to 2019, she worked as an assistant coach at the Jiu Jitsu Club “Panther”. From 2018, she is a licensed judge in the Jiu Yits Association of Serbia. She is an educator on the First Aid course, in front of the Red Cross. Since 2019, she has been working as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor in the Fitness Zone gym. Since 2020 she has been employed in the office of HFS Academy as a social media manager and financial manager, Master NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition and Supplementary Advisor, Certified TRX Instructor.
Course Lecturer: HFS Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Training Specialist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Strength and conditioning trainer with over 10 years of experience in the field of personal training
The main focus of his work is based on increasing the physical and mental fitness of athletes by using functional movement patterns and applying programs based on strength training. He works with top domestic and foreign athletes. He is the founder of the “Fep Solutions” project, the first platform in the world that creates patterns based on analytics to increase the efficiency and performance of football players. He is a member of the MMA federation and a participant in the organization of the “Final 4” competition within the Euroleague 2018 in Belgrade. Through constant personal education and self-improvement of knowledge and skills, he came up with the idea to organize workshops and interviews with the best trainers-speakers from all over the world in order to provide quality content to local and regional professional trainers, his colleagues.
CEO & Owner iFitExperienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. With skills in Marketing Management, Sales Management, Business Planning, and Operations Management. Strong professional with a Master’s degree focused in Marketing & PR from the Faculty of Technical science Novi Sad.
Professor at the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, University of Novi Sad
He teaches Winter Activities in Nature and Summer Activities in Nature, as well as elective subjects Mountaineering and Fitness Yoga in 4-year and 3-year basic academic studies. He is also engaged in master studies in the subjects of Adapted Physical Exercise and Research of Anthropomotorics in Physical Education and Sports, and in the master’s program – Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health he teaches the subject Motor Development during Life. In addition, he is engaged at the Medical Faculty of the University of Novi Sad in two programs – Medical Rehabilitation and Special Education and Rehabilitation. He is licensed by FISAF International Personal Trainer, licensed SRFS Master Trainer, licensed VIDYA YOGA instructor, licensed ski instructor of the Serbian Association of Snow Sports Teachers and Instructors (SASI) and licensed Guide to excursions and hikes in summer conditions of the Mountaineering Association of Serbia. In addition, Dr. Cvetković has over 25 years of experience working with various age groups of recreationists and athletes as a personal, fitness, aerobics and yoga coach.
Courses lecturer: HFS Operational trainer in the field of fitness and recreation III level
Professor of sports and physical education, Sport and Conditioning trainer and personal trainer with many years of work experience, long-standing member of the Montenegrin national team in Bodybuilding and Fitness. Competitor and winner of a large number of domestic and international competitions.
The first competitor in the history of Montenegro to win the Pro Elite Card. Participant in numerous music videos, as well as the popular reality show “Farm”.
In 2012, he was declared the best model of Montenegro.
He was a member of the Serbian national bodybuilding team for 12 years. In 2014, he founded a personal health studio – FIT IN where he works as a personal trainer. He worked as a fitness trainer and expert consultant for nutrition and supplementation of the first team of the Wrestling National Team of Serbia. He was also hired by the Boxing Association of Serbia as a fitness trainer and professional consultant for nutrition and supplementation. In 2016, he was chosen as the best fitness trainer by the Association for Recreation and Fitness of Serbia, and since 2020 he has been the fitness trainer of the Red Star Judo Club.
Course Lecturer: HFS Certified Personal Trainer and Proper Nutrition and Supplementation
Ken Miller has been in the fitness and performance industry for close to 30 years. He shares his experience and education in personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach as an International Fitness Educator and Master Instructor with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Ken owns and operates the Training Station, fitness and performance facility in the Oakland/Bay Area, where he actively trains clients, hosts fitness education workshops and mentors personal trainers. His training and teaching philosophy is built around increasing your “movement library” in order to future-proof your body for all that is yet to come.
Les Mills Head Trainer
Jasna entered the world of fitness during high school. She graduated from the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in Novi Sad. During her studies, she worked as an instructor of various group fitness training.
She also was part of the “Sport for All” project and contributed to the asset of considerable knowledge and experience. In 2010, she got acquainted with Les Mills training and soon passed her first education named BodyPump. She proceed with educations for BodyBalance, BodyStep, BodyVive, CxWorx.
She continued to attend educations that allowed her to advance in her career. Today, she is a international presenter and educator for several Les Mills trainings and a Head Trainer at the Les Mills for Balkan region.
Professor. Dusan Mitic, PhD, Born in 1956.Faculty of Sport and Physical Education University of Belgrade, Department for Recreation
President of Election Council of Social Sciences in University of Belgrade
In addition to the parent, he works as a Faculty lecturer for recreational, fitness, animation and sports tourism on several domestic and foreign universities.
Particularly interested in modeling incitement to physical activity, motivation, and promotion of physical activity and healty life style. Together with the students working on generating and testing new models to encourage and monitor the effects of physical activity.
Developer ofo AEROBIC FESTIVAL 1996-2002o Aerobic Happening 2003-2021
Co-Developer of BSA-Belgrade School for Animation in Tourism
Vice-president Sport for All Serbia
Member TAFISA Europe Steering Committee
President Association of Expert of Recreation of Belgrade
Member of Team for Developing Strategy of Sport in Serbia
Topics: Developing sense of belonging to a fitness club
Professor at the Higher Pedagogical School in Novi Sad, founder and director of the Association for a Healthy Lifestyle – Eden
He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and specialized in internal medicine, and in postgraduate studies he practiced vegetarianism, as one of the pioneers in this field. He dedicated his life to finding the “magic pill” for health, and his health condition is proof that he succeeded. Today, he is a professor, founder and director of the Association for a Healthy Lifestyle “Eden”, which educates students and other citizens in its lectures. In his work with patients in private practice, in addition to classic medicines, he applies therapies with herbal nutrition and medicines from nature.
Lecturer in the courses: HFS Proper Nutrition and Supplementation
M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor at Institute of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade
He specialized in 2005 in the field of Physical medicine and rehabilitation. In 2010, he completed his PhD studies at Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade. In 2015, he finished Sub specialization of Pain Medicine. In 2012, he finished Master Management in health system, Master of Health Management, and in 2017 – Master of Physical activity, health and therapy.
Since 2011 he has been working as an Assistant Professor at Institute of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Since 2018, he has been the head of the Department of Pain Medicine, postgraduate department, Scholl of Medicine at University of Belgrade and director of the Institute of Medical Physiology, English Studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.
He has worked on many projects and has won an outstanding awards: Prize for best work and best presentation for the work titled: “Physical Activity of the Elderly” at the VII National Gerontological Congress with international participation; Award for the best poster presentation at the 2nd Congress of Endocrinology of Serbia with international participation, which was held from 02 to 05 December 2010 in Belgrade; Award for the best poster presentation for the article titled “Continuous tramadol and metamizole-Na infusion vs bolus doses in acute postoperative pain management” at the 11th Belgrade International Symposium on Pain (BISHOP); Award for the best poster presentation for the article titled “Continuous tramadol and metamizole-Na infusion vs bolus doses in acute postoperative pain management” at the 11th Belgrade International Symposium on Pain (BISHOP); Award for the best poster presentation for the article titled: “Longer utilization of non-opioid treatment options in developing country than in the USA prior to opioid prescription for patients with non-cancer pain”, at 3rd International Symposium on RAPM.
Since 2016, he has been working at the skate club for children and adults in Novi Sad as a coach-instructor. Since 2017, he has been a personal trainer and group training instructor at the Fitness Zone gym. Master NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified CrossFit Judge, Certified Nutrition and Supplementary Advisor, Certified TRX Instructor.
Senior course instructor at TRX for over six years.
He is Dublin-based Strength and conditioning coach with years of experience working with the general population and elite-level athletes and football players.
He is also a senior course instructor at TRX for over six years and has presented at major summits including Greece, Baltimore and Texas and has delivered over 30 courses to date for TRX.
He is the owner and director of Kickstart Fitness Ireland which is now in its 13th year of business working with people to improve their health and wellbeing.
He also worked as head of performance at Irish premier league champions Shamrock Rovers football club, in five seasons at the club he was part of a successful resurgence of the club, winning two league titles and the FAI Cup for the first time in 32 years.
In 2006 he graduated from the Faculty of Kinesiology and started working as a strength and condition trainer at GULIVER ENERGY fitness. In addition, he works at FC SOLIN as a football and pefrormance coach with young age categories and seniors. During 2006-2014, he was included in the selection of NSSS (Football Association of the County of Split – Dalmatia). Since 2009 he has been working at the Joker fitness center as a strength and condition and fitness trainer, and for the last 5 years he has also been the director of the center. Since 2017, he has been establishing the SMART TRAINING training system and expands the services of the FCJ Center to work with professional athletes in order to improve skills and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Provider of 2 world leading educations for the region of Eastern Europe: EXOS – founder Mark Verstegen, fitness coach of the German national football team and CFSC – founder Mike Boyle.
In 2013, he graduated from the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In 2017, he graduated from the London Steiner Academy for fitness instructor. In 2018, he signed a contract with Canion Ranchas a fitness director; in 2019, with Celebrity Cruises as Ass. Spa Director; and in 2022, with One Spa World as Celebrity Beyond. He completed a large number of courses: Proper Nutrition and Supplementation by the Association for Recreation and Fitness of Vojvodina, course for Medical Massage, CUPPING Therapy, a diving course and Safety training: Personal Survival Tehniques, Fire prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary first aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Crowd menagement & Safety training for personnel providing direct service to passangers in passenger space. He works as a Personal trainer (Sport performance) and Fitness Instructor for: F45 training, Pure Form Pilates, Body Sculptboot Camp, Introduction to Yoga, Power flow, Slow flow, Plus Restore – Designed by the Katie Brauer (Global Yoga Ambassador), Spinning, TRX. He is also a Functional Training Specialist and Creator of detoxification and healthy life programs „Dr. Boban, Stay strong’’.
Currently working on biomechanical and neurodynamic research of the spine at the Research Center for Applied Health Sciences and Exercises – Athos Academia, Novi Sad. He is doing clinical practice and rehabilitation of the spine and posture.
In 2006, he completed his PhD studies at the Faculty of Physical Education and Kinesiotherapy, University of Niš. He has a large number of published scientific papers and books, he has also been a invited at many seminars and lecturing. His professional affiliations are: the Society of Sports Medicine of Serbia, a member of the Society of Anatomy of Serbia, a member of the Society of Physical Education Teachers of Vojvodina, the World Aikido Center – Tokyo, Japan, the Aikido Federation of Serbia. He has completed a huge number of McGill courses and is currently Chief Research officer and McGill Master Clinician of Dr. Stuart McGill. He is a licensed Instructor of Swimming (Sports Association of Novi Sad, 1991), Instructor of Leisure Activity (Sports Association of Novi Sad, 1990), licensed Self Defense Instructor, (Fukushidoin, 4th.Dan, Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan, 1987) and Masseur of sports and relaxation massage (Working – Class University, Novi Sad, 1996).
Professional fitness consultant
NASM Master Trainer;Nişantaşı University, Head of Exercise and Sports SciencesDepartment;Turkish Wrestling Federation, Head of Physical Performance;AthleticHouse,founding partner/ CEO;AthleticHouse Academy, Master Instructor;APAD-Asssociation for Athletic Performance Coaches, founder /chairman;
Türker Bıyıklı, has been training athletes to reach peak performance and also educating professionals in exercise and sports coaching. He has more than 20 years of experience in fitness and health industry as a trainer, manager and consultant. In 2006, he completed his PhD studies in the Institute of Health Sciences, with a thesis in Sports Health. He is currently studying to get his second master’s degree; this time in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. He is a senior lecturer since 2013. He has taught and held executive positions in the School of Physical Education and Sports, first in Gelişim University and now in Nişantaşı University. As well as being a NASM Master Trainer, he holds many international qualifications such as UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach; EREPS Member as Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist; NATA Athletic Trainer; AFAA-Group Fitness Instructor and UEFA-A Licensed Soccer Coach. He is certified in general massage and rehabilitation; and as Pilates, win Cycle, Kinesis, Axis of Life, Functional Fitness and Life Kinetik instructor. He has held a number of management positions as sports director, general manager, consultant and executive board member in prominent health clubs in Istanbul. He has executed performance training camps for professional athletes and performed as sports performance consultant and strength and conditioning coach to many teams. Currently he is head of physical performance for the Turkish National Wrestling Team who have returned from the World Championships Belgrade with four gold and 3 bronze medals.
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Founder and CEO of the Belgrade School of Animators BSAAssistant principal and proffesor at College of sport and Health, Belgrade.
In 2006, he completed his PhD at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade. He is a team leader for over 25 years in various teams of up to 30 people from all over Europe in the territory of Greece, Serbia, Montenegro etc, and also a team leader in organization of children’s festivals and camps where more than 500 children from all cultures and nations take part. For many years, he has been working as a coordinator and organizer of children’s festivals, recreational and communication camps for children and adults, and various competitions. He managed sports clubs, associations for recreational animation and team building, organized classes at the College of Sport and Health, on the subjects of sport and tourism, and tourism-pedagogical practice. He has a large number of published scientific papers and books. He has also been invited at many seminars and lecturing as key note speaker.
Licensed IDBB operational trainer and manager in sports
Access to lectures online after the conference! In order not to miss any important information, threemonth after the conference, you will be able to access recordings of lectures and trainings.
THERAGUN master trener i THERABODY edukator
Owner of City Fitness clubs from Belgrade.Author of the book “FITNESS ENTREPRENEUR”
Milan graduated from the academic studies of the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education of the University of Belgrade, where he earned the title of professor of sports. He continued his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in Novi Sad, earning the title of Master of Sports and Physical Education. Expert contributor to the magazines Lepota & Zdravlje, Mens Health, as well as the internet portal B92 for texts in the field of fitness. According to the decision of the Association for Recreation and Fitness of Serbia, he was declared the best fitness trainer in Serbia for 2014.
Founder of the recreation club, personal trainer and group fitness instructor.
She is the founder of the recreation club “Mia Fit”, which is located in two locations in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education in 2004. For 23 years, she has been working as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and instructor of various group fitness programs such as: Tag, Pilates, Fit-box, Step, Workout, Hi-low, Tae-bo. She is the author of many articles in the fields of fitness, healthy eating, recreation and healthy living.As an educator and presenter through various shows, she contributed to the popularization of fitness and a healthy lifestyle. She participated in numerous fitness conferences and seminars, and is the holder of a large number of certificates: workout – preventive-corrective program, functional training with choreography in aerobics and step aerobics, hi-low choreography, stretching and proprioception exercises, technique and methodology of tae-bo aerobics, proprio- plio workout and functional body workout. By developing the fitness industry, supporting a healthy lifestyle, pointing out the advantages and benefits of regular physical activity, she is one of the leading and well-known faces of fitness in our region and beyond.