With over thirty five years of experience in developing and implementing health and fitness programs, our mission is to provide new programs that effectively prepare families to successfully engage in healthy, fit lifestyles that will help prevent those ugly sedentary diseases that are gripping our nation while purposefully increasing the quality of life for all.
Working in conjunction with the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, NewWayFitness developed the "Physical Activity Reward System" - P.A.R.S. - an innovative combination of best practices education and custom designed software that motivates, educates, tracks, and rewards healthy activity. P.A.R.S. gives parents the tools they need to put all that great printed advice from Let's Move, the Y, and others into action.
Mike Heppert, M.Ed.
Mike Heppert earned his B.S. in Health and Physical Education and his M.ED. in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, and was certified as a Fitness Instructor by the American Academy of Sports Medicine. Before founding NewWayFitness, Heppert served as an Assistant to the Headmaster and Physical Education and Athletic Director for St. Michael's School where he developed a series of health and fitness based PE Programs then spent years converting school buses into mobile gymnasiums that provide gymnastics based health and fitness classes to children at child development centers.
Heppert is the founder of NewWayFitness, as well as the chief developer of the Physical Activity Rewards System.
Heppert serves as a board member for the not for profit "Coalition for Active Children" or COACH.