Back in her college days, Vicki Cummings Sorenson worked at three different Ogden health clubs. "Little did I know that one day I would own my own spa. It was great preparation," the Weber State graduate said with a chuckle during a recent interview.
Vicki Sorenson's career in the fitness industry has spanned more than 35 years, including ownership of the National Institute of Fitness in Ivins, and now the National Institute of Health and Fitness at the Zermatt Resort in Midway.
Sorenson, a 1972 Ben Lomond High graduate, first joined Li'l Audrey's Health Spa to get in shape for the Miss Weber State pageant. She went on to win the Miss Weber County pageant, and was runner-up to Miss Utah USA.
Along the way, she became an employee at Li'l Audrey's, and also worked at European Health Spa and Lady Fitness.
All of that experience was put to good use when she married Marc Sorenson, a widower with a health/exercise background and a doctorate in education. They met while she was an instructor at his fledgling health program, called the National Institute of Fitness, in Southern Utah.