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Dr. Ted Vickey

FitWell Inc.
Founder and president
Dr. Ted Vickey has 30 years of experience in exercise science and business with special expertise in fitness technology. He is the founder and president of FitWell Inc., a fitness consulting company specializing in innovation and emerging technology. He works with start-ups and established companies and organizations within the health, fitness and wellness space. He also is a professor at Point Loma University in San Diego in the school of kinesiology teaching master level classes with research interests in fitness management, wellness entrepreneurship, disruptive health technologies, professional ethics and fitness center design. He also has adjunct appointments at the University of San Francisco and Tulane University.

Ted’s PhD is from the National University of Ireland Galway from the School of Engineering and Informatics. He is an emeritus member of the board of directors for the American Council on Exercise and is the senior advisor for fitness technology for ACE. He has also served as the senior advisor for disruptive health technologies at the Canyon Ranch Institute under the direction of former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

Prior to his studies, Ted was vice president of Comprehensive Health Services where he led the fitness and wellness division of the largest privately held occupational medicine company in the United States. From 2001-2006, he was a member of the senior management team at Comprehensive Health Services as vice president of health and fitness where he was responsible for the operations, sales, consulting and client account management for the fitness management and wellness screenings division.

From 1994-2005, Ted was the executive director of the White House Athletic Center, the fitness center serving the fitness, health and wellness needs of the staff at the Executive Office of the president under the Clinton and Bush administrations. He has also consulted with companies and organizations such as the White House, Department of Commerce, Securities and Exchange Commission, Fruit of the Loom, TSA, Sylvania and Allied Irish Bank.

Ted holds a bachelor’s of science degree in exercise science from Penn State and a master’s of business in international business and entrepreneurship from the University of Limerick.
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