With backgrounds as diverse as their skillsets, our team represents the company with devotion, heart, and ability.

DOUG ELLIS

An LSU grad, Doug has years of experience as an entrepreneur, as a franchisee, franchisor, founder, and managing partner. As the former CEO of SportsWorx, Doug developed a franchise program and sold franchises in 25 states. As the founder of Athletic Performance Testing, he developed a series of events featuring performance evaluations, partnering with the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Saints, Octagon, John Lucas Basketball, and many more. He brings all of this experience into the creation and development of Learn to Move Academy.

MATT PEALE

Matt Peale graduated from Mandeville High School in 1993 and attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he graduated with a BS in Marketing in 1997. As a soccer player in high school and college, Matt has always been interested in athletic development. Working in sales and operations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and California, he began following his passion of sports and coaching by becoming a personal trainer in 2008. Since then, he has been a manager at 24 Hour Fitness in Laguna Hills, CA, and owned nutrition and training businesses in California and Mississippi. Matt also currently trains clients at Franco’s Athletic Club in Mandeville.

DR. WILLIAM W. ALDEN, MD, PhD

Dr. Walden is an internal & physical medicine specialist that has been practicing in the area for more than twenty years and is currently the medical director of a group practice that specializes in internal, sports and orthopedic medicine.  His practice also provides treatment for traumatic brain injury patients, Alzheimer & dementia patients, as well as general internal medicine for adolescents to the elderly.

IAN ELLIS

Ian graduated from the University of North Carolina and returned home to New Orleans shortly thereafter. I an has developed dozens of websites for area businesses and constantly strives to enhance and improve the Learn to Move Academy site.