Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Eastern Michigan University and his Juris Doctor from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
Dan grew up playing football, soccer, and wrestling and has always had a passion for strength training. However, after 15 years of focusing on academics and career he found himself overweight and out of shape. Years of smoking and over eating had taken their toll and at 44 Dan knew it was time to make a change. Like many people in that position, he struggled with a series of failed diets and attempts to find success in traditional gyms. Nothing seemed to provide a solution he could stick with and build upon in the long term.
Then, in 2010 Dan found CrossFit and has never looked back. Since starting CrossFit Dan quit smoking and has lost close to 40 pounds.
Armed with first hand experience in the emotional and physical difficulty involved in overcoming serious challenges such as obesity and smoking, Dan became inspired to help others do the same. He began developing the education and experience needed to train those seeking to reclaim their vitality and maintain long term health and fitness. Dan holds the following certifications:
- CrossFit Level 1
- CrossFit Level 2
- CrossFit Mobility
- CrossFit Power Lifting
- CrossFit Judge 2014, 2015, 2016
- USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sport Performance Coach
- International Kettlebell Fitness Federation Level 1
- TRX Suspension Trainer (L1) Certified
- Certified Bulgarian Bag Trainer
- Core Training Specialist, American Council On Exercise
- CPR, AED, American Red Cross