Ted Vickey has 20 years of experience in exercise science and business, with special expertise in fitness technology. In his role as senior advisor for disruptive health technologies with Canyon Ranch Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, Ted is committed to improving the health of all people through the use of wellness and fitness technology, including wearable technology, to enhance and further innovate new and existing CRI partnerships, programs, initiatives, and evaluation. Canyon Ranch Institute catalyzes the possibility of optimal health for all people by translating the best practices of Canyon Ranch and our partners to help educate, inspire, and empower every person to prevent disease and choose a life of wellness.
Ted is the Founder & President of FitWell, Inc., a fitness consulting company specializing in innovation and emerging technology. He is also currently completing a Ph.D. in Engineering, focusing on interdisciplinary research within exercise science, technology, and social networking at the National University of Ireland at Galway. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Directors for the American Council on Exercise, the largest non-profit accredited certification organization in the fitness industry.
Prior to his recent 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. In addition, Ted is a member of the Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) faculty. He serves as an adjunct professor for PLNU’s School of Kinesiology, where he teaches courses focused on fitness leadership, management and entrepreneurship, and innovations in consumer-facing health technologies.
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. He frequently presents on fitness and technology to diverse audiences around the world and is the author of four books, numerous academic papers, and tens of thousands of tweets. Ted lives in southern California, where he frequently plays golf, tinkers with fitness and health gadgets, and takes long walks along the beach for outdoor physical activity.