Trainer Network-Bios & Certifications
Doug Murphy, Owner
ACE Certified Personal Trainer since 1996
For over 20 years, I’ve been training clients across the USA, from Chicago and Miami to Philadelphia and Washington, DC. After years of working in health clubs and for other personal training companies, I started DSM Fitness in 1999. I believed that a more customized, functional, challenging, and yet personal approach to training would yield much better results. Thirteen years later, I still follow that philosophy.
After running two successful personal training businesses in Chicago and Miami, I have been based out of Washington, DC since 2003. While maintaining a full schedule, I am currently focusing on developing a network of the best and brightest personal training talent in the DC area (see below).
Five years as a fitness instructor at various health clubs during college led to local bodybuilding competition and fitness modeling. After a brief period in the field of commercial fitness equipment sales, I returned to what I had a real passion for-helping people reach their fitness goals, and sometimes changing their lives in the process. I’m now celebrating 20+ years in the health and fitness industry!
My clients have included dancers, models, actors, musicians, marathoners, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, politicians, students, military, and State Department employees, to name a few! I enjoy the challenge of creating effective workout routines that fit in with a person’s unique lifestyle, schedule, and goals.
The most challenging and rewarding part of my work involves training people with various health problems. I have helped clients with weight loss, heart disease, MS, cancer, hypertension, HIV, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain, post-rehab, and many other conditions.
Giving back to the community is an important part of what I do. I regularly donate training sessions to silent auctions at various charity and fundraising events in Washington, DC. This enables me to help support worthwhile organizations like foodandfriends.org
To recommend an organization of charity, please contact Doug at 202-297-3092 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAAI/ISMA Certified Personal Trainer
As a former college all-american quarterback with some professional football experience, I know what it takes to train smarter and get maximum results and achieve goals. My training programs come from years of experience, research and dedication to the art of shaping better bodies and making better people.
I specialize in interval training, mixing cardiovascular and strength training exercises for maximum weight loss and reduction of bodyfat, as well as sport specific training, injury recovery, and special populations (post-pregnancy, seniors, and the morbidly obese).
Training is changing your lifestyle, your thinking process, the way you perform exercises, what and how you eat and many other things most people don’t consider. I’ll design a customized program suited to your particular needs and unique characteristics, guaranteed to get you in the best shape of your life.
Kareem does in-home training in the DC/VA area
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
I have a vision to educate and inspire my clients to healthy and productive lifestyles, through customized training programs that get results. The strong demand for women’s fitness programs led me to develop a specialized bootcamp, Basic Training for Women. Shortly thereafter, I helped launch the regional training program known as Active Duty Fitness for Women. I now run an early morning and afterwork bootcamp in Arlington as well as providing personal training in Virginia homes and offices, and at Body Elements studio in Vienna.
Damien brings 12 years experience, with a background as health club fitness director, certified personal trainer, and owner of The Personal Training Company and Active Duty Fitness for Women bootcamp
Damien trains in Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, and Vienna, VA
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
I’m a Health & Wellness Coach and owner of DLF Fitness in Washington, DC. I usually work with the busy professional looking to balance diet and exercise, safely and effectively. I have been training since 1996 in both the military and private sectors, with some pretty incredible results with my clients. From improved body composition to improved health and performance-my mission is to change lives, by facilitating the journey of balancing diet and exercise. Are you ready to improve your quality of life?
David trains at his studio- conveniently located on the lower level at 473 H St NW in Chinatown, near the Judiciary Square, Gallery Place, and Mount Vernon Square-7th St/Convention Center metro stations in Washington, DC.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
I started out helping athletes perform better through strength, speed and power drills, then saw the potential in helping other people feel better about themselves through healthy habits and physical training. I enjoy the challenge of not only developing aggressive and efficient training programs for my clients but also being there with them along the exciting path which will ultimately maximize their physical potential.
Dag running in the 2010 National Marathon in DC
I specialize in sports performance, sports injury recovery, and training for pregnant women (pre/post/delivery).
If you’re looking for a progressive, challenging and engaging process that will result in a new and improved you, then let’s do it.
Dag is owner of Hit-Fit (High Impact Training for High Impact Results) and has over 10 years experience
Dag trains at a studio in DC at 1224 M St NW