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Meet The Leadership Team

Vern Ader

Vern Ader, BS & MS, Co-founder, Co-Inventor is a retired teacher and administrator from Mid State Technical College and inventor of numerous products. He initiated numerous new courses and programs for training and upgrading in a mix of many disciplines including grants for State and Federal programs at the college.

He wrote a pioneering two week Federal Grant Program for job application and resume procedures plus interview skills training for needy persons. This highly successful concept has been expanded nationwide over the past 40 years, which is more relevant today than ever. In 1980 he won the Wisconsin Governor’s award for “Energy Innovation”. He does patenting and marketing seminars and holds several patents.  He was a charter member and past president of the Wisconsin Renew organization that promotes renewable energy and initiated the Wisconsin Energy Fair, which is one of the largest Energy Fairs in the US.

He has inventions in many areas including gasification, hand and electric aluminum can crushers, weeding tools, golf ball retrievers as well as exercise equipment for rebounding and stability.

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Dr. Joan Vernikos, PhD

Dr. Joan Vernikos, PhD, Co-founder & Co-Inventor is a former director of NASA’s life Science, is author, consultant and sought after speaker on the tangible health and economic benefits to individuals and organizations of using earth’s gravity to live and age healthy.


She has conducted seminal studies in space medicine, inactivity physiology, stress and healthy aging. Her pioneering studies on how space flight and earth’s gravity affect men and women includes ways to keep astronauts healthy in the weightlessness of space and upon re-introduction to earth’s gravity. Thus work also included working with John Glenn on his return from space at 77 years of age in 1990 and serving on planning teams to provide gravity to exploration missions. 

She has written several award winning books that present a comprehensive explanation of why Americans are so unhealthy and delivers the solution, an easy to follow, scientifically plan to restore Americans health. She also has a web site, “Third Age Health”, that promotes better health and wellness.


Louis Stack

Louis Stack, Founder and President of Fitter International, Inc. and Marketing for Gravity Therapy LLC. He has been “Leading the World to Better Balance” since l985. His brand Fitterfirst is recognized worldwide for supplying premium professional and personal products that help people recover from and prevent injury, maintain balance and fitness, and keep moving at work.


Throughout his 30-plus years’ experience as a business owner, national athlete and father, he has built a foundation of integrity and quality in everything he does. Along his journey, he has been an advocate and industry expert, often leading the way in the physical rehabilitation work world and setting precedents in the way we approach office equipment.

Traveling near and far, he can often be found at trade shows doing what he does best, showing off Fitterfirst and demonstrating the large collection of wellness products his company offers.  Aided by his wife Margaret, who runs the day to day aspects of the company, Louis continues to be the visionary for Fitterfirst, developing new products, promoting his business, and continuing to learn the everyday how to make his company the best it can be.



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