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AREAS OF SPECIALTY. 

Try not. Do or do not. There is not try. Much to learn you still have.
— Master Yoda
  • Mobility and postural assessment for injury prevention and recovery
  • Weight loss and lean muscle mass gain
  • Building strength and flexibility for a sustainable and graceful Yoga practice
  • Functional movement and sport training
  • Holistic lifestyle change and individualized program design

BIO. 

David is a San Francisco-based yoga instructor, personal trainer, and musician who believes that yoga and strength training is for every body: for the big and the small, the flexible and the inflexible, the professional athlete and the weekend warrior.  With over a decade of dedicated yoga practice with many amazing teachers and extensive study with celebrated Physical Therapist and Yogi Harvey Deutch, he brings both confident knowledge and exultant curiosity to the mat, and hopes to stir the same in everyone who joins him. With over two decades of strength and mobility training, he provides a unique experience in the gym, where form and function are both equally developed. Coming from a martial arts background and a personal history of injury, he honors the body as the greatest teacher through exploration of its many asymmetries, strengths, and deficiencies. He focuses on working smarter, not harder, and brings that same mentality to working with his clients. Needless to say, he also likes to enjoy this life and the many wonders the Bay has to offer.

David’s personalized private sessions will hone in on the particular needs of your body, designing a hybrid of strength and mobility training, yoga, and physical therapy, specifically for you. David considers himself a student’s student and inspires an exuberant, light-hearted study of the self—through breath, sensation, and sometimes sweat—and its dynamic relationship with the world: internally, externally, and everything in between. Constantly amazed by the complexity, elegance, and resilience of the human body, he incorporates his in-depth understanding of body mechanics and therapeutics to assist his clients’ journey through injury or resistance.

Having spent equal time in the gym and on the mat, he believes that strength and mobility training are not mutually exclusive with flexibility and grace. He specializes in hybridizing yoga and resistance training (using either external weights or your own body weight) and is proficient in TRX, battle ropes, kettle bells, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

David also incorporates physical therapy techniques into his training. After spending hundreds of hours observing and assisting in Harvey Deutch's Physical Therapy clinic and workshops, he has a keen eye for both injury prevention and the safest way to heal injuries while still attaining goals such as weight loss or mass building. He has worked with amputees, spinal injuries, osteoarthritis, and clients with a host of other limitations. After seeing amazing results despite the odds, he truly believes that positive change is always possible.

EDUCATION.

  • Reed College, B.A. Linguistics 2006
  • Ludwig Maximillian Universität, Munich, Germany, Linguistik 2005
  • California Institute of Integral Studies, M.A. Somatic Psychology, 2018 (in progress)
  • RYT-500 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Advanced Yoga Therapeutics
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE, NESTA, NCSF) with 3000+ sessions

philosophy.

The body is the greatest teacher and we are all lifelong students. There’s an endless amount to learn, so shall we begin?
— DAVID MCENULTY

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. My time at the gym did not feel effective and it showed. I’d never really used a personal trainer so was a bit unsure about how helpful it would be.

A couple friends had trained with David and had great things to say about him. 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. We were able to constantly evaluate my progress and goals and make changes to track to my goals. 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
I met David in October 2016 after I made the decision to get back in shape and lose the flab that had accumulated over the last decade. At that time, losing weight was like magic to me and gaining weight every year was like a routine.

Since then, I’ve been working out with David twice a week pretty consistently and to date have gone from 40%+ body fat percentage to 27%, with an ultimate goal of reaching 20%-24%. With David, I am very confident I will get there soon.

In the process, I have also gotten incredibly strong, I love being able to easily lift heavy things (my favorite – a crate of wine) without breaking a sweat. I went from barely being able to do knee push-ups to full push-ups in perfect form. David is a great coach who pushes me to go harder every session while at same time keeping it fun with a mix of exercises. He is great at safely pushing you beyond your limits, and pulling you back when you need it. I certainly wouldn’t have made this kind of progress without him.
— Joina, 40
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