About Us

Our programs are built by professionals for professionals—the instruction you receive is the product of decades of experience & vetted expertise.

Teresa M. Matthews

LMT, CPT, BCTMB - Founder of HWFP

Teresa is a Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, National CE provider, World Champion Athlete and 3rd Degree Black Belt. For 18 years, she has owned and operated a successful Massage School in Jacksonville, Florida.

With over 30 years of experience in the fitness and bodywork industry, Teresa has taken healthcare to a new level by organizing Health, Wellness & Fitness Professionals, Inc. Her practice brings optimal therapy to her clients by combining massage and personal training bodywork. She specializes in Kinesiology, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Strength Training, Stretching & Flexibility, Self-Care and Self-Defense.

Teresa has been an NCBTMB volunteer since 2010 serving her profession on a national level. She has also held the volunteer position of Sports Massage Director with the Florida State Massage Therapy Association for many years, being awarded State Sports Massage Therapist of the Year in 2009.

Teresa is the current President of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and is committed to defining and advancing standards in the massage therapy and bodywork profession.

Johnny Matthews

CPT

Johnny is a Certified Personal Trainer, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Police Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and is highly trained in Jiu Jitsu.

With his high level of expertise and years of experience, Johnny was involved in the Protecting Your Assets™: Self Defense curriculum development, as well as provides instruction in the course.

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