There's one thing no one can dispute about Teresa Vollenweider: She's a woman with passion. The founder, president and CEO of NEW-LIFESTYLES, INC., Teresa continually seeks new ways her company can inspire people to adopt active lifestyles which often means inspiring people to spend more time outside enjoying the great outdoors. 

Her background includes more than 20 years of developing and implementing fitness programs. She's an expert in the area of pedometers and their internal sensor mechanisms. She began studying them and their impact on weight loss and fitness in the mid-1990's, and her company began selling the Yamax DIGI-WALKER™ pedometer. Soon after, Teresa developed and began marketing Did You Walk 10,000 Steps Today?™, a highly successful physical activity pedometer program. Since then NEW-LIFESTYLES developed the NL-2000 and now the NL-800 and NL-1000 accelerometers sometimes also referred to as piezoelectric pedometers.

Driven to provide pedometers of the very best quality, Teresa works closely with Japanese engineers and with the best and brightest exercise physiology researchers.

In addition to developing exciting new products and programs, Teresa and her team attend, participate in, and sponsor conferences and workshops across the country and abroad. They try very hard to go the extra mile (that's about 2000 steps!) to make sure that people are using their pedometers correctly and implementing their programs effectively.

In her leisure time, Teresa enjoys working outdoors with whomever will help, riding her horse, walking and tussling with her Jack Russell terriers, taking catnaps with her cats and eating Antonio's Taquitos (little tacos) covered with cilantro, radishes, onions and lime juice but not deep-fried!

Teresa's High Energy Tunes--upbeat music that makes moving fun!
Drop The Pilot by Mandy Moore

Comes To Me Naturally by The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Believe by Cher

Only Wanna Be With You by Hootie and the Blowfish

Let's Go Crazy by Prince

Savin Myself by Eria Fachin

Reeling In The Years by Steely Dan

Part-time Lover by Stevie Wonder

Do Ya' Wanna Dance by David Lindley

Doctor, Doctor by Robert Palmer

Strike It Up by Black Box

Everybody, Everybody by Black Box

Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley

Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart

Beat It by Michael Jackson