About Us

About The U.S. Health Foundation


Our Mission

Mission – The United States Health Foundation will strive to provide the most current and relevant health and fitness education and training to individuals, corporations, and communities whose desire is to live a healthier lifestyle. We will promote active lifestyles combined with proper nutrition and education for optimal health.

Our Course Instructor



Sanford “Sandy” Bates earned his graduate degree in Exercise Physiology from George Williams College in 1986, specializing in Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiovascular Health. His Master’s Thesis was “A Survey of Athletic Injuries in Triathletes” and was published in the book, “The Science of Triathlon Training and Competition”, by Dr Glenn Town.

Sandy has over 40 years of experience in health and wellness working in rehabilitative settings such as physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation and preventive settings such as health clubs, YMCA’s and corporate and school board wellness programs.

Sandy is the President and sole owner of the United States Health Foundation, Inc. in Lakeland, Florida. Sandy has held management positions with “The Spine Center” at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Rehab Health Partners, Performance Physical Therapy, YMCA of West Central Florida, Tampa YMCA, Lifestyle Family Fitness and the exclusive Spa at Palm Aire in Pompano Beach, Florida. Sandy worked for the Polk County School Board developing and implementing the nationally recognized Diabetes Management Program among other health and wellness screening programs.