Optimizing for Learning
At Zona, we believe new content should be easily accessible to trainers. We ourselves are trainers, and we believe there is a new way of learning. This starts with a shift in understanding the technologies we use daily. That’s why we built Zona. Making the new form of education accessible from anywhere, anytime, and also from an investment perspective. It’s hard to choose which programs and workshops will take our careers to the next level. We think the education system in the world of fitness is broken, so we created a new model.
Company Background and Profile
The Zona Fitness Academy was originally founded in 2004 by founder and CEO, Dr. Alwyn Wong, under the name, Zona Health and Performance Incorporated (ZHP Inc.). The Zona Fitness Academy is a health and fitness educational resource company, offering online courses, practical workshops and corporate seminars.
Wong originally developed five courses on topics he found to be essential for success in the personal training and fitness industry. Topics included: Assessment; Functional Anatomy; Flexibility; Nutrition; and Injury Management. Through strategic partnerships with other leaders in the field of health and exercise science, The ZFA has grown into a nationally accredited resource, and has been given the opportunity to educate health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, and coaches throughout North America.
Today, ZHP Inc. has given the opportunity to educate health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, and coaches throughout North America.
Founder – Dr. Alwyn Wong
Dr. Alwyn Wong has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over fifteen years and brings with him a wealth of experience. He uses an integrated treatment approach, combining active release techniques (ART®), acupuncture, chiropractic, nutritional consulting, and program design to treat his patients, many of whom have included professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, UFC and PGA, as well as Olympic, and IFBB athletes.
As author of The Kick Acid Diet ®, Dr. Wong has provided nutritional services for individuals and teams, focusing on long-term fat loss and improved athletic performance. His extensive knowledge on functional nutrient applications and nutritional supplementation has made him a sought after consultant. He is currently a member of the scientific advisory board for Bel Marra Nutritionals and a member of the editorial board for Doctor’s Health Press.
Although his focus has shifted to more clinical work, he remains as passionate about fitness as he did since 1994. He has spent the last few years gaining international experience, not only treating athletes, but also and teaching personal trainers and other fitness professionals. He is a sought after lecturer and guest speaker, and has traveled throughout North America
He has combined his experience with professional athletes (NFL, NHL, NBA, PGA), Olympic athletes, bodybuilders, Ironman ® triathletes, and fitness enthusiasts with the latest in scientific research to present to the client with a non-biased, un-dogmatic view of health and performance, a trait which has become synonymous with the courses and teaching style of The Zona Fitness Academy.