Women’s workouts should make you smile.

I have a wonderful client that is a well-known Raleigh TV news personality. Out of respect for her, we will keep her name confidential but I’m sure you’ve seen her. She is progressing quickly with our body transformation program. She told me about a recent Boot Camp she attended. They beat the life out of…

How Your Tush Affects Weight Loss

Let’s get right to it. Your butt matters. So much so that I can predict much of your physical fitness potential by how much you can engage, squeeze, and contract your precious tush.   It’s ostensibly bad for business for me to go around squeezing my client’s rear ends to see if their glutes are…

Why women should consider Kettlebells

Kettlebells have their critics. But believe me, I am done fighting the fight to defend them. I let the results my folks get speak for themselves. In almost 20 years of training hundreds of different bodies, I have never seen a negative result. Swing, Snatch, and Clean the bells several times a week and you…

Women’s Fitness- What does it really take?

I think people know the truth when they hear it, so here goes. The landscape is littered with well-intentioned people looking to trim, tone, sculpt, lose weight and do all the things they are supposed to be doing. They embark on their fitness journey, “I am finally going to lose 50 lbs, and I mean…

A Lesson from Louis Vuitton…

I am the last guy you’d expect to own a Louis Vuitton product. In my line of work I am in hoodies, lifting shoes, and Rehband sleeves that keep my knees warm. I have a big, obnoxious beard, a slick bald head and a face that frightens children. One year my wife Rana bought me…

Compliance Matters

A huge challenge faced by strength and conditioning coaches is the question of compliance. What will someone do, will they follow the program, and will they eat properly? Part of my job is to design programs that get results; the other part is to make sure that they actually get done. Whether you are training…

If you do anything- Do this.

     Why do people start a training program? To get in shape? To be healthier? To look fabulous? To relieve the guilt of not exercising? It could be any of them, or perhaps it’s something else. Whatever their reason, they should train for strength. I have to admit, this is a tough sell. Usually, getting…

The downside of being a Trainer

  By the time most people find me, they have an idea of what they want in a trainer. And they know what they don’t want. They have had it with weak, ineffective, and disorganized programs. Bands and balls and cables and gadgets have lost their appeal. They are tired, as I am, of hearing…

Can I have your number?

What’s your number? 1.) I am completely disinterested in fitness, eating right, or health in general. I would rather kick back, relax and chill. I know it’s not healthy, but I don’t care. I may very well die early but at least I’ll die happy and well fed. I eat fast food and pizza without…

Grab a Handle this Weekend

     How would you like to torch some body fat and gain a bunch of strength? Could I also interest you in world class levels of cardio fitness? Sound good? Consider adding Kettlebell training to your fitness toolbox. This month we explore how the KB can get you stronger, while cranking up your heart and…

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Danny- How fast can I expect to see and feel results. I want this flab off of me- now! A: You will start to feel and see changes within 2 weeks. Fat loss of 12-15 lb the first 2 months is not uncommon when training with Danny. Q: Danny can your programs give me…