Contributors

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:

Kyle Sandsmark:

Kyle is a native San Diegan and is the Director of Marketing at Fitness Quest 10.  While in high school, Kyle was very active in playing varsity baseball and basketball and named First Team All League as a senior.  After his career in sports, Kyle grew an interest in business and took that to college.  Kyle graduated from San Diego State in May of 2009 with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and spent the past 4 years working for different marketing agencies in San Diego.

Kyle’s background and passion for sports led him to Fitness Quest 10.  He continues to be active by playing sports, running, and working out at Fitness Quest 10.  Kyle is constantly looking to expand his boundaries and conquer on any new challenges.  As Marva Collins put it, “Success doesn’t come to you; you have to go get it.”

Chelsea Ellwood:
Jamba SwimChelsea (aka Ck) Ellwood, a native San Diegan surfer and triathlete, strives to help others find positivity in their everyday lives.  Her primary mission is to understand what enables individuals around the world to appreciate life, so she can serve as a tool for all types of people who are motivated to optimize their quality of life.  To achieve this goal, she constantly explores various approaches to holistic health including nutrition, Pilates, relaxation techniques, and prayer.

At the conclusion of her summer internship at Fitness Quest 10, Chelsea will have earned a B.S. degree Summa cum Laude (3.74 GPA) in the field of applied exercise science with an emphasis in nutrition from Springfield College in Massachusetts.  This fall she will return to SC for graduate school, studying clinical exercise physiology within the field of health promotion and disease prevention.  While earning her undergraduate degree in only three years, she worked as a personal trainer for kidney dialysis patients, a facility supervisor and group exercise instructor at SC’s award winning wellness center, and a resident assistant in the school dormitories.

Chelsea has already begun using her education and passions to gain experience in various locations across the U.S.A. as well as in China.  She will continue her mission this August in her travels to Africa, and hopes to gain insight into preventative health care through an internship in Australia during the summer of 2010.  Her positivity and love of learning is clearly evident in every aspect of her life and she is always open for good conversation with anyone who has something to say!

Trevor Wendel:

Trevor is an intern at Fitness Quest 10 for the summer of 2009.  His background and what brought him to FQ10 and the health profession is already a long journey, he began with entering an extensive 1 year program in the Healing Arts at the Providence Institute in Tucson, Arizona in 2003.  His studies there were quite broad, in addition to becoming nationally certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner through the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), he studied Zen Shaitsu and Accupressure, Pre-Natal Therapy, and Sports Massage, and ending his studies with having the privilege of working with several Olympic athletes training at the University of Arizona for the 2004 games in Athens.  This experience sparked his interest in sport-specific therapies and injury rehabilitation, and he continued on to study Kinesiology and Exercise Testing at Humboldt State University on California’s north coast.  His emphasis during those studies has been on Public Health, Sport Psychology, and Health-Related Behavioral Change.  In the last two years at Humboldt State, the Exercise Science Department expanded and in the Fall of 2008, he participated in constructing a new health performance lab in the department which is still currently student-run, and provides the university and community with health and athletic related testing.

After graduating in Spring of 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and a Minor in Health Education, Trevor relocated to San Diego for the summer, with the goal of joining a team of dedicated and positive health professionals and to utilize this remaining time for him to learn and be a volunteer.  As a new member of the FQ10 team, he’s always available to help all clients realize their health goals in whatever way he can.

Trevor would surf 24 hours a day if it were humanly possible.

Charlie Cates:
FQ10 Intern

Charlie is an intern trainer from Monroe, WI.  He attends Williams College in Massachusetts where he plays varsity basketball and is working towards his bachelor’s degree in economics.  He spent the summer of 2008 working as an intern trainer at Athletic Republic, a sports performance training facility in Madison, WI.  In January of 2009 he became a certified personal trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).  Currently he is studying for the performance enhancement specialist (PES) certification through NASM.  He plans to take this exam early in the fall, upon returning to Williams to finish his final year of undergraduate study.

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