Meet the Team

Here's the team that strives everyday to help you achieve your goals!


David Pendergrass

Owner, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Pn1

David received his B.S. in Exercise Science: Fitness and Wellness from Brigham Young University, and his Masters in Sports Conditioning and Performance from Southern Utah University. At BYU David competed in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump events. He won the Mountain West Conference High Jump event in 2002, and 2005 - 2007, as well as the Triple Jump in 2006.  He earned NCAA Div. 1 All-American Athlete title 3 times, with a personal best high jump of 7'3 1/4".  David has worked various coaching and personal training positions. Click here to read about his athletic career.

In his time as a coach, David has worked with a diverse array of athletes including football, track and field, volleyball, soccer, and basketball. He has coached numerous athletic camps focusing on Strength & Power, as well as, Track and Field. David specializes in training athletes to increase their Vertical Jump and Sprinting Speed. He is also currently coaching his 4th year of High Jump at La Costa Canyon High School. 

As a Personal Trainer, David began his career as an undergrad at BYU, working as an intern and later as Co-Director at Y-B-Fit, BYU's on campus wellness program that coaches Professors and Students in Exercise and Nutrition. He went on to build his own private personal training clients and was thrilled to find himself with this awesome opportunity to own Foundation Strength and Conditioning.  David loves working with time-strapped clients who want quick workouts that get real results.  

David resides in Vista, CA with his wife and three children.  He enjoys playing beach volleyball and basketball, and working in his garden. 

Cody Beyster

Cody Beyster

Head Strength Coach

Cody Beyster has been personal training for 12 years. He graduated from Utah State with a degree in Exercise Science. He worked in two programs over the years, Suzuki Strength and EXL Fitness and Performance. He has worked with high school, college, and professional athletes as well as working men and women.

At 6 years old he had the amazing opportunity of being around a lot of professional athletes. Cody's stepdad, who is a personal trainer, focused much of his training on professional athletes when he was younger. He recalls one morning waking up and going downstairs to grab breakfast. On the way to the kitchen young Cody noticed that someone was sleeping on our couch in the living room. As he got closer I saw a duffle bag that had the Mighty Ducks logo on it. It was then that he realized that there was a professional hockey player in his house! Experiences like this happened multiple times while growing up and these events shaped his desire of becoming a personal trainer. Cody believe's that there is great importance in having a personal trainer and that is why every determined individual should have one.


Lynn Davis

Massage Therapist


Lynn Davis is a 2005 graduate of the Healing Hands School of Holistic Health in Escondido, CA. As part of the Massage Therapy Program, she completed 500 hours of training in diverse massage modalities including Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and Shiatsu. An active athlete herself, she has served as a volunteer massage therapist in the Cal State University – San Marcos Sports Medicine Department since 2014. Her multi-faceted experience includes spas, a chiropractic office, a sports clinic and her own mobile massage practice. Her knowledge of the body, combined with her athletic experience, allows Lynn to customize a therapeutic massage based on individual needs and objectives.
Lynn is passionate about the many positive effects of massage therapy on the body and mind. She looks forward to helping her clients achieve optimal athletic performance and health of body and mind.
Lynn is certified by the California Massage Therapy Council which certifies a massage professional’s expertise, training and professionalism. She holds certificate #45658 –

Gwen Alden

Physical Therapist

HealthWest Therapy
1482 La Mirada Drive | San Marcos, CA 92078 
760-704-7000 | (Fax)760-290-7250

Gwen Alden is the sole proprietor of Healthwest Therapy, a Physical Therapy Clinic, located inside of SoCal Athletic Club, conveniently located on La Mirada Drive, San Marcos, California. Gwen graduated from The University of Missouri, Colombia, where she received her degree in Health Sciences as a Physical Therapist and excelled as a four year letter winner on the Tiger’s Volleyball team.

After graduation, Gwen immediately began work as a traveling Physical Therapist, where she gained indispensible experience working in a variety of fast-paced settings with diverse patient populations. Gwen continued to practice as a licensed PT while traveling the world married to a Navy F/A-18 Hornet Pilot and having three beautiful daughters. Throughout her life, she has thoroughly reveled in helping people back to health, a call on her life that she recognized as a teenager.

After moving to California from Japan in the spring of 2014 Gwen and her family settled in San Marcos, where Gwen has been coaching youth volleyball at SoCal and establishing her PT Clinic. When she is not working or coaching she loves to spend time at the beach and relaxing with her wonderful family. The best way to contact Gwen is an e-mail to: or call her at (760)704-7000. She would enjoy the opportunity to help YOU back to health!