Derek S.

Personal Trainer

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General availability:
Sun: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tues: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thurs: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Team Member Since: 2014

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I was born and raised in Connecticut, where I lived a majority of my life. I moved to Florida at the age of 14 where I went to college and earned all my nationally accredited certifications. I moved to San Diego in February of 2014 to start my own life and to help people with what I am truly passionate about. I was overweight growing up and was made fun of by friends, family, and peers. I was very unhappy with whom I was, and so one day, I said enough was enough. I woke up that morning and told myself I was going to get in shape. I started off doing exercises I had seen others doing. I had no knowledge of what I was doing, but I had a goal in mind of what I wanted to look like and become. The more I exercised, the more I realized I loved doing it. I felt better mentally, and was happier with myself physically. People stopped making fun of and laughing at me, and instead started ! complementing and asking me what to do to get in shape. I worked in Sports Medicine and Rehab for two years, and am very familiar and well informed in dealing with injuries from head to toe. I have also trained athletes for sports performance in basketball, football, baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball, weightlifting, golf, tennis, and swimming. I love working with everyday people because I can easily relate to how they feel inside and out since I went through the same phase. I am an everyday person just like you. If I can do it, you can too! Let’s accomplish your goals together!

Education and Certifications

    • BS in Health, Leisure, and Exercise Sciences from University of West Florida
    • AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
    • American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
    • bodybugg Calorie Management System Certification
    • CPR Certification
    • National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist®
    • TRX Suspension Training – Certified TRX Instructor

Interests and Achievements

  • 1st Place 2011 UWF Strong Man Competition
  • Qualified for State Weightlifting in 2008 & 2009
  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • United States Health Foundation: Certified Health Coach 
  • Bilingual in Spanish

What's next

After you purchase your sessions online, your Personal Trainer or the Fitness Manager will call you in 2-3 business days to schedule your first session.

If you'd like to get started sooner, please call or visit the club.

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