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My Bio...

I am an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer who lives in Kailua Kona, HI.  Married to my high school sweetheart, Ben, and mother of two little girls, I am living the dream doing what I love in the most beautiful place on earth.  I specialize in Circuit Training, HIIT (high intensity interval training), body building, yoga fusion, mat abs workouts, body weight bar and mat workouts. I am a fitness blogger, novelist, nutrition guru, and lover of people, dogs, and sunshine.  I am committed to pursuing an active, healthy, and content lifestyle, and educating others to do the same.  Give me a call or text if you need a trainer, have any questions about fitness, nutrition, or just need a motivational kick in the ass.


Where to find me...

1.  The Fit Xchange- Kailua Kona, Big Island Hawaii

2.  Health and Fitness Blog-

3.  Exercise Videos-

4.  Facebook Cummunity Page-

5. Twitter-


...or just click on the links at the bottom of your screen.

Why I train...

I considered myself the "big girl" in high school. Walking around with slumped shoulders and self esteem issues was a way of life. Then, changes started to occur. It took that one motivating factor to come into my life...a personal trainer. He gave me one little thing to try and I did. After seeing the results, I wanted more! Years later I decided to start a health and fitness blog...TESSAVANWADE.COM. That's how The Fit Xchange came to be. 


I am fortunate enough to call Kailua Kona, Hawaii my home. I create workout videos that are watched around the world, and I train because I LOVE it. I am NSCA certified (National Strength and Conditioning Association). 


I work hard everyday to find Balance in my life...not perfection. Why? Because we are not working to change our mindset for the next twenty weeks, we are looking to change our mindset for the next twenty years. 


I get results because I know what works and it's NEVER the same formula for everyone.


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