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Teresa Volgenau TAVLifestyle- Fitness Training

About Teresa

My passions have always revolved around working with and refining the human body through movement. I left my hometown of Boulder, Colorado at a young age in order to pursue my dreams as a dancer. I attended Interlochen Arts Academy, and trained and performed with such notable companies as Pennsylvania Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet (NYC). I’m proud to say that the strict commitment and discipline required for a professional career in ballet has made me what I am today. After years of being underweight, over-trained, and highly stressed in the dance world, I simply wanted to be healthy and strong. Re-evaluating my future goals I chose to head back to the mountains.

In 1992, I moved to Salt Lake City and immersed myself in all the sports activities that I had previously been on contract “NOT” to do. Over the following 5 years, I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, trained as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), travel to places as far as Eastern Europe, trekked the Himalayas, and went crazy with the great outdoors. I became involved in competitive mountain biking and the triathlon scene. I spent winters bouncing between snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding. All of this became second nature to me.

My background in dance and my experiences on the track and trail led me to pursue my certification as a personal trainer and sports coach. In 1997, I moved to San Francisco and became involved with FIT (Focus on Individual Training), an elite personal training facility. Under FIT, I launched TAV Lifestyle and had the good fortune to work with a diverse range of clients and alongside highly experienced coaches. I quickly established myself among the top levels of the health and fitness industry.

Since relocating to Silver Lake/Los Angeles in 2004, I have hit the ground sprinting! I created the Fusion Program because of my love of the great outdoors and as an alternative to the stifling gym scene. Beyond the physical health

Profile Summary:
Fitness Trainer and Sport Coach Los Angeles, CA
Argentine Tango Dancer Los Angeles, CA
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Work Experience:
Professional Qualifications
*Personal Fitness and Strength Conditioning Trainer with TAV Lifestyle; ProFitness, Los Angeles 2004-present. F.I.T. (Focus on Individual Training), San Francisco 1998-2003
*Sport Conditioning Coach: Designer and Instructor of “Fusion” by TAVLifestyle, Outdoor Group Training
*Instructor of Group Fitness Classes, including: Spinning; Triathlon Spin; SAQ (Speed Agility and Quickness); Power Moves; and Dance (Classical and Contemporary movement), San Francisco 1997-2003; Los Angeles 2004-present.
*Official Race Warm-up Coach for LA’s Annual Huntington Disease 5k, 2006-Present
* Instructor of Sport Specific workshops and lectures, with NIKE sponsorship, at ECA Continuing Education Convention for Health and Fitness Professionals in Miami, FL, November 2000.
*Competitive Tri-athlete and Mountain Biker: Placed 3rd in Women’s Sport, Cross Country Mountain Bike event at the NORBA National Championships; Mammoth, CA 2001. Placed within top three in numerous California Triathlon, Mtn.Bike Triathlon, and Mtn.Bike Racing events 2001-2003.
* Ballet Instructor/Choreographer: New World Dance Theatre -refined the technical proficiency, stamina and focus of the students and performance troupe. Salt Lake City 1996-1997.
*Independent Guest Dance Choreographer: UT 1995-1997; CA 1998-2001. Credits include: Musical Theatre choreographer for The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City; and NEA supported choreographer at the International Theatre Festival, Gdansk, Poland.
*Dance Workout Instructor: Format and instruct a high-energy movement class blending numerous dance style and techniques. Body Tonic; Metropolitan Club; Concordia Argonaut Club, San Francisco 1998-2003.Pro Fitness, Pasadena 2004.
Organizations / Affilations:
NSCA; NASM; IDEA; License with City of LA
Teresa Volgenau TAVLifestyle- Fitness Training is located in Los Angeles, CA and has the following skills: Fitness Trainer and Sport Coach, Argentine Tango Dancer
Dance , Sports / Recreation
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Fitness Trainer and Sport Coach

Category: Sports / Recreation
Personal Fitness Trainer and Sport Coach, Teresa Volgenau, builds programs personally tailored to individual needs. Using functional and efficient training techniques, she conditions your body to increase freedom of movement, strength and agility.

Teresa’s sports conditioning programs combine:
- Explosive Training
- Resistance Work
- Quick Hand-Eye Coordination
- Balance Work
- Multi-Directional Movement
- Acceleration and Velocity Training
- Stretching

With drills designed to be performed with equipment such as quick-foot ladders, mini hurdles and weighted medicine balls; Teresa’s workout is versatile enough to be mastered by elite or recreational athletes and compliments existing strength and conditioning programs.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Academic Background-*University of Utah: Bachelor of Arts;*Interlochen Arts Academy: Dance Sport Fitness and Strength Training Certifications: *National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)Personal Trainer of Health and Fitness, Strength Conditioning. *National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA) *Continuing Education Workshops in Health and Fitness, including: Exercise, Training and Rehab with Paul Chek; F.I.S.T. (Functionally Integrated Strength Training) with Mark Cibrario; Perform Better; and Power Systems Training Programs *Emergency Medical Technician: Salt Lake City 1996 *Member of IDEA since 1997
Years Experience: 11

Argentine Tango Dancer

Category: Dance
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 4