I am an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and started The Fit Xchange in Kailua Kona, Hawaii in 2013. 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 ab workouts, body weight barre and mat workouts, and macro counting services. 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 personal trainer, would like to join a group class, have any questions about fitness and nutrition, or just need a motivational kick in the ass.
Tessa Sandberg- Owner and Operator
I began lifting at my local YMCA at 12 then working there at 16. I've been training and teaching in some capacity ever since and have worked at organizations such as Goldman's Sachs, the Four Seasons, New York Sports Club, Golds Gym, YMCA and YMHA. I hold a BA from the University of South Carolina where I studied Communications and Corporate Fitness. I'm certified with Strongfirst, the American Council on Exercise, Functional Movement Systems and Madd Dog Athletics. I'm a certified hatha yoga teacher of the Shambava lineage and tai chi chuan instructor where I apprenticed under Grandmaster William CC Chen receiving the title of Sifu. I've trained in san sou (Chinese kickboxing) with Grandmaster Chen, Golden Glove finalist Tiffany Chen and world champion san sou fighter and professional MMA fighter Maximillian Chen. I've also studied nutrition with author, teacher and healing arts pioneer Tom Monte and have published articles and given lectures on health, nutrition and fitness.
For more information and to book a training session, visit: www.jordanforth.com
Aloha, I am an ACE certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga instructor licensed through the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. I have lived in Kailua Kona, HI since 1995 and have trained clients that come from all over the world. My overall approach to fitness is living a healthy lifestyle, and I offer that through classes I teach and the personal connection I make with each and every client. It’s more than what I do, it’s who I am. One of the highlights of my career was teaching a yoga segment on the national TV show “The Little People”, at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort, working with the stars of the show. I am a runner at heart, completing 3 half marathons, and even ventured into triathlons here on the Big Island, completing 3 Olympic distance Lavamans. I am proud to have my own fitness business, and invite you into a class or join in a small group training session. I look forward to meeting you soon!
To book a class or small group training session, please visit www.omfitnessandtraining.com.
I grew up in Southern Virginia then moved to Hawai’i in 2005. From a young age my passion for movement was sparked through dance - from hiphop to ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary. Dance has taken me around the world and the USA. Throughout many moves and a high demanding physical career — like so many of us — my over all health took a back burner to my career and life. I forgot about taking care of my body & health. Through various wake up calls, sustaining and stewarding my body became increasingly important. I tried acupuncture, regular massage, saw different types of physicians, but nothing has restored my body like Pilates! I completed my Comprehensive Pilates Certification through BASI Pilates in California. (I have since had a baby and can still testify that Pilates is an amazing way to restore the body!) I love offering that same restoration to my clients. When they finish a session with me and tell me, “I feel better, I feel taller”, I know I have given them a true Pilates session.
Don’t let your body become a forgotten body.