Thanks for wanting to find out a little more about me,
Here I’ll explain a little about DHG Fitness and how I can help you.
I’m a Lifestyle and Holistic Fitness Coach based in Hertfordshire, UK (with an obsession about healthy eating).
As a dad with 2 teenage boys, 1 cat (Cinders) and some pretty fish, I need all the energy I can get.
My passion in life is to help others become better versions of themselves by listening, answering their questions and then giving them the simple tools to succeed.
Why I started …
So why did I decide to start DHG Fitness?
Well, I’ve always been crazily (a little obsessed actually!) into health & fitness, always telling people how to eat healthier and get more activity/exercise into their routines.
Hek, I even got qualified as a Personal Trainer / Gym Instructor many years ago and enjoy pushing my physical limits. It’s addictive!
I’ve never had a problem with self-motivation, and want to make sure I can always keep up with my BIG kids, and not be the dad on the side who cannot join in.
Whilst regularly seeing the questions people were asking on social media, it became obvious that exercise, fitness and weight loss were real talking points.
Everyone started asking me questions about how to lose weight? how to build muscle? What to eat? or which exercises are best?
I’m a dad of 50+, and I’m fitter now than I ever was. I knew early on that I never wanted to end up in mid-life with any serious physical/mental health issues around my weight.
I see it so much every day. In the news and on the streets.
Sadly, I can’t help everyone, as much as I try.
When someone reaches out to me for help and they see positive changes, I know I’m doing my job well and I’ve helped improve that persons life in many ways.
This is why I wanted to start coaching others like you.
It’s a busy life …
When I’m not coaching, I’m helping to run a busy family.
I’m also a regular contributor over on Quora.
If you want to see the types of questions I answer, you can check out my Quora profile here > David Gordon on Quora
Staying fit …
Let’s face it, when you look good, you feel good, right! Keeping fit does not have to mean hitting the gym for 3 hours a day, whilst wearing the latest in fashion & tech trends.
All you need is a pair of trainers! Get outdoors, breathe in some fresh air and move that body … feels good huh!
Have I competed in any major fitness events? no, but I have climbed the 3 largest peaks in the UK. I love hiking & martial arts too! I’ve done Judo, Karate, Thai-Boxing & more recently Kung Fu. One of my constant goals is HIGH KICKS ….. I just wish I could do those amazing kicks I see other people demonstrating ………. J E A L O U S !
Yeah, I love my home gym!
It all starts here
Healthy Food & Fitness …. hence DHG Fitness was born!
In addition to my coaching, I’ll feature recipes, the best exercises and the latest in nutrition, in addition to fitness tips & trends I think will interest you.
Hopefully, if you like what you find, you’ll keep in touch and perhaps leave a comment or two.
If there is something you would like me to feature, just get in touch 🙂
I know there are many other personal trainers and coaches out there however, none are me. I have a real passion for what I do and my clients know it.
What makes me different?
I don’t teach you.
I don’t lecture you.
I don’t force my knowledge on you.
I don’t push you (unless you ask)
My job is to help you achieve your health and fitness goals and dreams by giving you the right tools. By giving you control.
Although I’ll be your coach, the decisions are yours, not mine.
You choose what you would like to improve, what you would like to know and how you would like to go about it.
We work as a partnership, building your new program as we go along.
This works much better than me giving you fixed ‘Program X’ and telling you to get on with it. In 99% of cases, this will only result in frustration and, eventually failure to make any concrete progress.
I’m here to steer you in the right direction, to guide you and, to offer my advice only if you ask for it.
Fitness Assessor & Exercise Counsellor – YMCA
Exercise and Fitness Coach/Instructor – Circuit Training – YMCA
Exercise and Fitness Coach/Instructor – Resistance Training – YMCA
Personal Trainer – Fit to Perform
Nutrition/Lifestyle advice from Precision Nutrition
BTN Foundation Academy in Nutrition (in progress)
Professional Certified Life Coach – Transformation Academy (in progress)
+ Many years of reading scientific journals and research
Never stop learning!
Covered for Online Training / Personal Training with £5M Full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance
(The Financial Fitness Group / Sportscover Europe Ltd)
Thank You …
If you got this far, thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I would be really grateful if you could tell everyone about me. If you are interested in my coaching, know someone who may be interested, or just like reading my articles, please leave a comment so I know you popped by and enjoyed the read.
I love comments, and will always try to respond as soon as I can.
Hope to chat with you soon.
Stay fit & healthy
Coach David Gordon