About

VQ Fit Pros sm was founded by Carlos & Heather Sumulong to provide the highest standard of excellence in the fitness industry through safe and effective health and fitness programs.

The VQ Fit Pros are the leaders in In-home personal training.They are Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist with Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology (Study of Human Movement), as well as a background in athletics and dance. This gives the depth of practical experience backed by scientific knowledge.



OUR MISSION

We strive to bring out the best in each person that crosses our path, enhancing their mind, body and spirit.


OUR VISION

Our goal is to help make your visions and dreams a reality with improved health and fitness.


CARLOS SUMULONG, CSCS

  • Multiple Winner-Best Personal Trainer in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine.        
  • Author of Cutting Weight 101 (Available on Amazon and Kindle)
  • Author of the Bagua Method (Available on Amazon) 
  • Founder/Presenter Philippine Olympic Commitee Strength & Conditioning Summit.
  • Inducted into the San Francisco State University NCAA Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Human Movement Studies.
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist-CSCS National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). 
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer. 
  • CSCS & ACE are the only Nationally Accredited Certifications in the fitness industry.
  • Word Instructor Training School Instructor (Cal State East Bay). 
  • Certified Club Coach USAW & USAW Sports Performance Coach.           
  • NCAA All American Wrestling (National Placewinner). 
  • Team Captain and a Member of NCAA National Team Championship, NCAA Western Regional Team Championship, & NCAC Conference Championship Team. 
  • Two Time Conference Champion & First Team All Conference. 
  • Professional member IDEA Health & Fitness Source. 
  • Professional member National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA). 
  • Member of the NSCA Personal Training Special Interest Group. 
  • Professional member National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
  • De La Salle High School & CYC Assistant Wrestling Coach.
  • Northgate High School Head Wrestling Coach (14 Years)
  • 20 Years Coaching High School Athletics.


HEATHER SUMULONG, CSCS

  • Multiple Winner-Best Personal Trainer in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine.
  • Founder/Presenter Philippine Olympic Commitee Strength & Conditioning Summit. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science and Fitness. 
  • Stott Pilates Trained Master Instructor.
  • Author/Creator of Bagua Method.
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist-CSCS National Strength & Conditioning
    Association (NSCA).
     
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer. 
  • CSCS & ACE are the only Nationally Accredited Certifications in the fitness industry. 
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Group Fitness Instructor. 
  • Certified Precision Cycling Spin Instructor. 
  • Certified Athletic Trainer's (NATA). 
  • Certified Water Safety Instructor. 
  • Contributing writer for the National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA). 
  • Professional member National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). 
  • Professional member National Strength Conditioning Association (NSCA). 
  • Competitive athlete in volleyball, soccer, swimming, gymnastics, track & field, & diving.
  • Member of Five North Coast Section Championship Teams.   

  • Member of Gold Block N Award.  Varsity Points Award Northgate High School
  • Member of Embaje Dance Company.
  • Club Coach Walnut Creek Soccer Club. 

     

    An NCCA accredited certification program must:

    Conduct certification activities in a manner that upholds standards for competent

    practice in a profession, occupation, role, or skill. 

  • Include individuals from the certified population on the certification board or governing committee of the certification program. 
  • Establish, publish, apply, and periodically review key certification policies and procedures concerning existing and prospective certificants. 
  • Employ assessment instruments that are derived from the job/practice analysis and that are consistent with generally accepted psychometric principles. 
  • Develop and adhere to appropriate, standardized, and secure procedures for the development and administration of the assessment instruments. 
  • Set the cut score consistent with the purpose of the credential and the established standard of competence for the profession, occupation, role, or skill. 
  • Award certification only after the knowledge and/or skill of individual applicants have been evaluated and determined to be acceptable. 
  • Establish and apply policies and procedures for secure retention of assessment results and scores of all candidates. 
  • Demonstrate that its recertification requirements measure or enhance the continued competence of certificants. 
    There are more than 300 fitness certification programs. The NCCA accreditation will help clear the confusion between qualified and unqualified fitness professionals and certifications.

    The NCCA is a not-for-profit, non-governmental accreditation body for certification programs in all disciplines including medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, emergency medical response, nutrition, athletic training, dental assistance, midwife care, and finally FITNESS.

    Is Education or Training Experience more Important for a Personal Trainer?

    Researchers examined the relationship between education, experience and actual knowledge in the areas of nutrition, health screening, testing protocols, exercise prescription and general training knowledge for special populations. What they found is that trainers with a bachelor's degree in exercise science were more likely to be knowledgeable than trainers who lacked a formal educational background. The researchers also found that years of training experience was not related to knowledge. Experienced trainers were no more likely to be knowledgeable than inexperienced trainers.

    "Malek, M.H., D.P. Nalbone, D.E. Berger, and J.W. Coburn. Importance of health science education for personal fitness trainers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 16(1):19 ­ 24. 2002. (4/16/02)