Team

Warren Gendel: CEO& Founder

 

An ambitious and versatile leader who started his first company immediately out of college using strong entrepreneurial and interpersonal skills to develop a multi-million dollar business, Warren went on to launch and oversee the expansion of another company that has emerged as a highly-acclaimed, global enterprise.

With over 20 years of successful executive management and business development experience in the health and fitness industry, Warren is a collaborative leader who champions employee satisfaction by staying focused on training and development. He is a visionary entrepreneur with a track record of growing businesses by identifying unique and under-served markets.

Warren prides himself on being a team builder who is able to rally teams around executable and exciting visions for success. Among his accomplishments are the pioneering of one of the fastest-growing and nationally-acclaimed healthy lifestyle centers just for kids, as well as founding a company that provided customized and personalized fitness systems to individuals and large organizations across the Western US.

Warren has a B.S. in Business Management with a minor in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University.


Dr Brad Jacobs: Medical Adviser 

 

Brad Jacobs MD MPH ABIHM is a recognized leader in nutrition and fitness, Integrative Medicine, and corporate health.

For the past 10 years, Dr Jacobs has been leading executive health and corporate health workshops. A sampling of his clients includes Google, PepsiCo, Gap Inc., Lilly Pharmaceuticals, PG&E, Stanford Business School Beacon Program, Harvard Business School Executive Education program, and UCSF and Stanford medical schools. He is founding Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Pharmaca Inc. and a Director for consumer engagement for the non-profit Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine.

Dr Jacobs maintains a private medical practice with 3 offices located San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Sausalito (Cavallo Point Lodge - an 80 acre resort property located under the Golden Gate Bridge within the Marin Headlands and Golden Gate National Recreation Area). The medical practice is an integrative holistic medicine primary care and second opinion practice rooted in providing committed individuals comprehensive, personalized, and technology-enabled healthcare. This approach utilizes the best of conventional, genomic, lifestyle, and alternative medical practices to help patients achieve meaningful and lifelong improvements in health and well-being.

He has served as Endowed Professor and Founding Medical Director for the UC-San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Clinical Programs where he also taught as an Assistant Professor. Previously, he was co-founder and SVP Clinical Affairs at Mytrus Inc. and served as Senior Medical Director at Revolution Health Networks.

Dr Jacobs has published peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and is senior editor of “The American College of Physicians Evidence-Based Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine” - ACP Press 2009, and co-author of the Anti-Inflammation Cookbook with Amanda Haas- Chronicle Books 2016 (in press).

Dr. Jacobs is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine, and received post-graduate training in acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, fitness, stress management, yoga and martial arts.

Dr Jacobs is married with 2 children and lives in Mill Valley, California. He enjoys backcountry skiing, cycling and surfing, and is a lifelong student of martial arts and yoga.

To learn more about Dr Jacobs, visit http://www.cavallopoint.com/drbrad and http://www.drbradjacobs.com

 


Ricky Fishman: Onsite Services Advisor

 

Ricky Fishman, DC, CEAS, has been the Co-Director of Chiromedica, a holistic health care center, since 1987. As a leader in the field of integrative healing, he has connected the work of chiropractors, medical doctors, acupuncturists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physical therapists and others.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Fishman works with a team of medical professionals at Emeryville Occupational Medical Center, treating industrial, on the job injuries.
As a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Dr. Fishman goes into both high tech and heavy industrial settings to assess real and potential hazards. He then makes equipment and design adjustments and recommendations to help minimize the chances of injury. To complement the ergonomic work, he gives on-site lectures and workshops about safe workplace behaviors.
Dr. Fishman was a faculty member at New College of California and the California Institute of Integral Studies where he taught both graduate and undergraduate coursework in the history and philosophy of science and medicine and integrative health studies.
For fun, Dr. Fishman plays electric bass in rock bands, leads educational travel programs, and publishes a health care blog called Ricky’s Riffs. He is married, lives in Berkeley, California and has an electronic music producing son who goes by the DJ name, Sam F.

TEAM WELL-FIT
 
TESSA MA

 

Tessa is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has over 1500hrs of training and specialized learning. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels regularly to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body. Tessa is an International Association Certified Yoga Therapist. She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She also owns her own coaching business and is certified by the ProctorGallagher Institute as a mind-set and success coach.

Colin Lewis

 

As a teenager, Colin Lewis struggled with weight issues. Fed up with being overweight, he changed his diet and made exercise a daily routine. Colin was able to shed the weight and keep it off. He became a trainer to help inspire others to do the same. Colin believes in the philosophy of balanced fitness, and carries this into his training sessions to help the individual not only achieve their wellness goals but also to maintain them. Well-suited to assist individuals with their wellness needs, Colin has 15 years of experience; numerous certifications; training modalities; and a thorough knowledge of body work, intuitive counseling and holistic wellness.

Certifications
ACE (American Council of Exercise), Peak Pilates- Chair,
IFTA-Kickboxing (Interactive Fitness Trainers of America), The Pilates Coach-Reformer Average to Elite 1, NSCA-CSCS (National Strength and Conditioning Association), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), 24 Hour Fitness University Certification Apex Certification PFIT (Baylor Institute of Sports Medicine), AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), Massage Therapy at the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco

Mandy Hamilton

 

Mandy Hamilton says "Being active isn't something you do, it is a way you live." Originally from Kona, Hawaii, Mandy grew up surfing, trail running and competitively swimming. After swimming at the top of her conference in college, Mandy found her way to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. There she served as the Manager of Operations at a well-known fitness and rock climbing gym where she taught group fitness classes like Insanity, Pump and Spin. Now living in San Francisco, Mandy has worked for another premium fitness club in management and is currently working for a venture capital incubator. In her free time, Mandy enjoys cooking healthy food, (her food blog: www.theloveofood.com), working out in Golden Gate Park, and planning her next world travels.

Certifications
BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer (British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association), BCRPA Certified Weight Trainer, BCRPA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, CPR and First Aid Certified, Agatsu Mobility and Movement Certificate Twist Conditioning, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy Certificate, HFA TRX Training Certificate (Health and Fitness Alliance)

Ramon Macedo

 

Ramon Macedo has always been interested in health and the benefits of physical fitness for body, mind and soul. As a child, he spent many days in his local health club where he learned to swim and was introduced to gymnastics and soccer. Ramon later became very involved in mixed martial arts, which taught him discipline and focus. Ramon’s early introduction to sports influenced him to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Seeing the positive effects on fitness on his body and life, Ramon became a personal trainer, now in his 13th year. He also has instructed many group classes, including BOSU, spin, kickboxing, boot camp, abs, kettlebells, 50+, and strength conditioning for boxing and football. Ramon helps individuals achieve their goals in a safe and positive environment by providing motivation, encouragement, knowledge and ever-changing workouts.