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AREAS OF SPECIALTY. 

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
— Nietzsche
  • Functional Movement + Sport Specific Training

  • Weight Loss + Lean Muscle Gain Programs

  • Strength + Flexibility Development for Sustainable Yoga Practice

  • Mobility + Postural Assessment for Injury Prevention and Recovery

  • Holistic Lifestyle Coaching with Individualized Program Design

BIO. 

Hello! I am a continually developing and endlessly curious human being who is also a personal trainer, yoga instructor, somatic psychotherapist, and musician who believes that mindful, fulfilling movement is for every body: for the big and the small, the flexible and the inflexible, the professional athlete and the weekend warrior. With over two decades of strength and mobility training, I provide a truly unique experience in the gym, where I endeavor to develop both form and function equally and holistically. With over 15 years of dedicated yoga practice with many amazing teachers and extensive study with celebrated Physical Therapist and Yogi Harvey Deutch, I bring both confident knowledge and exultant curiosity to the mat, and hope to stir the same in all who join me. Coming from a martial arts background and a history of injury, I honor the body as the greatest teacher through exploration of its many asymmetries, strengths, and deficiencies. I focus on working smarter, not harder, and bring that same mentality to working with my clients. Needless to say, I also like to enjoy this life and the many wonders the Bay has to offer.

Essentially, I believe that strength and mobility training are not mutually exclusive with flexibility and grace. My personalized private sessions will hone in on the specific needs of your entire system, designing a hybrid of strength and mobility training, yoga, physical therapy, and mindfulness practices. Continually amazed by the complexity, elegance, and resilience of the human body-mind, I incorporate my in-depth understanding of body mechanics, neurobiology, and psychology to assist my clients’ journeys through injury or the inevitability of change.

After spending hundreds of hours observing and assisting in Harvey Deutch's Physical Therapy clinic and workshops, I also incorporate physical therapy techniques into my training and have developed a keen eye for both injury prevention as well as the safest way to heal and recover while still attaining goals such as weight loss or mass building. I have worked with amputees, spinal injuries, osteoarthritis, and clients with a host of other limitations. After seeing amazing results despite the odds, I truly believe that positive change is always possible when the various aspects of our lives come into their own unique form of alignment.

EDUCATION.

  • RYT-500 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor, Advanced Yoga Therapeutics, Wall Ropes

  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE, NESTA, NCSF) with 5000+ sessions

  • Reed College | Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics, 2009

  • Ludwig Maximillian Universität | Munich, Germany, Linguistik, 2006

  • California Institute of Integral Studies | Masters of Arts in Somatic Psychology, 2019

TESTIMONIALS. 

David has helped me manage my overall health and fitness goals for over a year, including physical therapy exercises following my knee surgery. Since working with David, people assume I’m a decade younger. He is knowledgeable, professional and enormously committed to his clients as individuals — with his highly personalized approach to health, fitness and overall well being.
— Richard, 62
I’ve always been fairly active and healthy, but as I moved into my early 40’s I found it harder to find the motivation and was stuck in the same old workout routine. David has a broad knowledge of the body and how to workout smart and safely. Working with David helped give me a plan and got me back in gear. I really appreciated his advice on how to maximize workouts and his flexibility in how to focus my workouts. With David I was able to drop my overall body fat 6-8%, lose weight, and build muscle; he also helped craft a plan that I am able use on my own to stay on track and keep progressing what we started.
— Andrew, 43
David is an incredible personal trainer and body movement coach. The Best!!!! He always observes what I am doing and comments in a positive and encouraging way. I am in my 70s but do not need to explain a lot to him. He observes how I could improve, caters to my needs and gives me exercises that challenge but do not overwhelm me. David pointed out problems that I did not know I had, such as how I walked and he helped me correct my posture and stride. Because of him, I move better, am stronger, feel younger and have a greater knowledge of how my body moves!
— Louis, 74