Dan is a student of his profession, and for over 20 years, he has offered his experience and extensive education to clients who are serious about achieving results.
Dan’s mission is to improve population health and to increase the quality of life by connecting education, medicine, and fitness. This goal can be achieved by providing an educational pathway for fitness professionals who want to become respected members of the healthcare community, prompting clinicians to prescribe exercise, and encouraging patients to enlist the services of a qualified fitness professional.
Hippocrates suggested if we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, we would have found the safest way to health. Accordingly, it is know that activity can positively affect over 30 chronic conditions in primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention. It’s about time we started taking advantage of the benefits of activity and apply exercise as the front line in the treatment of chronic disease.
Dan’s philosophy centers on the fact that human movement is a complicated and coordinated effort between your muscles, skeleton, and metabolism, and everyone is different. Knowing how each of the systems of the body work, independently and in concert, is essential in the development of an effective fitness program.
In addition to a doctorate degree in Health Science and a master’s degree in Human Movement, Dan has some of the most sought after certifications from The National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, and the Exercise is Medicine credential from the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dan’s education and vast experience have given him the opportunity to work with notable organizations such as Life with Cancer and 2Unstoppable, as well as teach fitness and wellness classes at Northern Virginia Community College. He is currently adjunct faculty for A.T. Still University’s master’s of Kinesiology program, and is a member of the Industry Advisory Council for American Public University’s Sports and Heath Science program.
Dan has extensive certifications in fitness and martial arts. He has a Doctorate of Health Sciences with a minor in education, as well as a Master's of Science in Human Movement.
Here are some of the publications that Dan has authored, on topics such as personal training and martial arts.