A competitive swimmer from Santa Barbara, California, in her youth, Margie Caldwell-Cooper, B.A. Ed., Aquatic Exercise Association Global Fitness Professional of the Year 2006, loves learning as much as teaching all levels of exercise participants and instructors on land and in the water. Now certified by ACE (gold), AEA, AFAA and Yoga Alliance, she has grown with the fitness industry, moving from group classes taught in leg warmers to the current focus on core fitness, balance, and fusion workouts. Margie brings Hydro-Fit education and classes to Rancho La Puerta health spa and travels to offer continuing education to instructors around the country, focusing on core training and functional fitness for Water Fitness workouts. For winter fun, she still swims, snowboards, and teaches Pilates in Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho.