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Frederick Dost holds two therapeutic massage degrees, one from Santa Barbara, California's Institute for Holistic Studies (1982) and the other from the Fort Myers, Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care (2004).
As an active member of the American Massage and Therapy Association ( A.M.T.A.) he was among an exclusive group of massage therapists chosen and trained by the Los Angles Olympic Organizing Committee's Health Services Staff to perfom sportsmassage for international athletes during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
In 1985 Dost joined a group of California massage specialists in implementing a Couples-Massage program in the Jamaican luxury-class all-Inclusive couples only resort Eden II.
From 1986 through 1993, Dost lived and worked in Switzerland. During the summer months he contracted with Luxury-Class and 5-Star Resort properties such as Zürich's Ramada Renaissance's LifeTimeFit Health Club and Hotel Zürich's Atmos Fitness Club. He also taught Ski Gymnastics and Couples-Massage Classes through Klubschule Migros.
During winter seasons he taught fitness classes and contracted as a massage therapist in spas and ski resorts such as Arosa's Hotel Eden, Laax's Christalina Wellness Spa Hotel Adula in Flims-Waldhaus and the Kurverein Braunwald, a pristine automobile-free resort in the central Alps.