Dave is a full time strength and conditioning coach and owner of Goldfish Fitness in New York City. Dave is one of only 120 Starting Strength coaches in the world, and prides himself on building a career doing what he loves most. He infuses his two passions - competition and teaching - into everything he does and has coached hundreds of clients of all ages and skill levels, from helping college athletes squat double bodyweight, to helping grandma get up off the floor. When he's not coaching or teaching, you can find him on the road, in the gym, on the field, or in the water training for the next event. He believes that to be the best coach possible, it’s vital not only to learn from other athletes and coaches, but also to experience different styles of training first hand. This methodology drives him to pursue a vast array of sports. He loves to ski, surf, and ride his (brakeless) track bike around the city. Dave is a state champion soccer player and holds top-three finishes as a bodybuilder, powerlifter, triathlete, and obstacle runner; he’s always searching for a new challenge.
In 2014 Dave launched Goldfish Fitness. Its mission: to improve as many lives as possible by strengthening the integrity of the health & fitness industry through education, and by finding, recognizing, and providing the public with the most qualified coaches.
Known for its exclusivity and rigorous certification standards, the Starting Strength Coaches Association remains one of the most revered organizations in strength and conditioning today. Coaches who hold the credential are some of the most sought-after barbell coaches in the world. Working as a full time Starting Strength coach since earning his certification in 2011, Dave is proud to be one of 120 members worldwide.
Starting Strength Coach
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Kettlebell Certification for Fitness Professionals
- Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
- NYS License in Personal Training, American Academy of PT, Suma Cum Laude
• BS in Exercise Science, minor in Community Health, Hofstra University, Magna Cum Laude
• BS studies in Engineering, minor in Music, Allegheny College, DNG
• MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, Zicklin School of Business, Magna Cum Laude