“Starting out I was over 300 pounds and not physically active at all. Dan’s dedication and focus on functional fitness has helped me to lose over 80 pounds and, more importantly, I have become a lot more physically capable.–Matt
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Choose Your Training Approach

Start Simple Fitness

Specifically crafted for beginners, whether you’ve never exercised before, or have tried to get fit, but haven’t been able to make it stick. The Start Simple Fitness Project features regular workouts, weekly and monthly challenges, fitness and nutrition lessons, an online community and more.

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Active Over 40 Fitness

The Active Over 40 Fitness Project helps people get and stay fit, no matter their age. The Project features regular workouts, weekly and monthly challenges, special events, an online community and more. In addition to improving your strength and cardio, there is special focus on skills we often lose as we age — balance, stability, agility, flexibility, speed, explosiveness, etc.

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Personal Training

Work with Dan 1-on-1, either online or in-person. You’ll enjoy fun, effective workouts and learn to integrate fitness into your daily life.

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Ready for Something Different?

Years ago, when my kids were little, I remember chasing them around on a playground. I found scaling monkey bars and cargo nets was tough. Games of tag left me gassed. I remember thinking, What a great workout. We need playgrounds for adults.

Until that point, I had a very traditional approach to fitness. Strict, isolated, bodybuilding movements like bench press and bicep curls. That seemed to be what everyone was doing. But experience with kids left me rethinking what fitness is. Since then, we’ve seen the emergence of Crossfit, obstacle racing and even American Ninja Warrior. We’ve grown to appreciate “functional fitness.” We’ve learned the things kids do on a playground aren’t just fun, they’re also an effective workout.

That kind of unconventional approach to fitness has since become my passion. I don’t do traditional gyms and machines. I enjoy nontraditional, functional exercises and challenges: obstacles like monkey bars and peg boards; dynamic bodyweight movements; equipment like med balls, wreck bags, ropes … even the occasional sledgehammer and random rock.

Fitness shouldn’t be a chore. Being active should be something you enjoy and look forward to. I’ll help you get there.

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