Low back pain dominated our lives the first 12 years of our marriage leading to spine surgery for my wife & frequent Chiropractor visits for me. Despite my wife's surgery & my Chiropractor adjustments, pain continued.
My wife held 3 certifications in Zumba and I was a Triathlete so getting more exercise was not the problem, rather it was doing the right kind of exercise for our body's needs.
We decided to leave our sedentary professions to pursue a profession that would empower us to understand our own bodies & give help to others needing help with their own bodies...Personal Training with a specialization for Older Adults.
And what happened to our pain? Thanks to a better understanding of the human anatomy, we now know exactly what to do to train where we're weak. We learned how to realign our bodies by targeting muscular imbalances, the role posture plays in health and more!
Though we're approaching 40 years old, we feel like we have older adult bodies due to all the pain we've been through. It is our joy to empower older adults with the tools to know how to strengthen their own bodies so they can fulfill the active mature years they desire!
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Functional Training
- Myofascial Release
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, Exercise Etc. Senior Exercise Specialist, Exercise Etc. Brains & Balance Past 60 Specialist, Exercise Etc. Certified Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Exercise Etc. Posture & Mobility Specialist., Exercise Etc. Functional Fitness Specialist, Delay the Disease Parkinson's Fitness Program Exercise Certified Instructor, CPR/AED
Who I Especially Like Working With
Cancer Survivors, Disabled, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues
Additional Languages Spoken
Delaware, OH 43015
My fitness journey changed when Dave Lewis at Fit Fam became my Personal Trainer. The key word in that phrase should be personal...which Dave understands & practices. First, he evaluates you carefully from head to toe & interviews you to determine your personal goals. Then he designs your workouts to improve your weak areas including a focus on balance & strength. His Christian ethic & genuine concern strengthens your spirit & resolve as well. Dave’s passion for relieving pain & helping individuals attain better fitness is the key to his success… he is devoted to improving the quality of life for all of his clients no matter their age or abilities.
I cannot recommend Dave highly enough! He is helping me reach my fitness goals and the change has been nothing short of amazing in just 4 months. I'm becoming stronger, have increased energy and dramatically reduced back pain just to mention a few of the benefits of his exercise plan. He delivers the perfect blend of instruction with challenge and encouragement!
When it became clear last summer that I would have to have a knee replacement, I began to consider how I would prepare myself for a smooth rehab. Knowing I was not in tip top shape, I decided that I needed to start well ahead of the surgery. Dave was recommended by a friend who has been his client for several years and so he began my pre surgical conditioning. Now 10 days post op, I can appreciate the effects of several months training: upper body strength to aid in getting in and out of a vehicle, improved balance and strength with a walker and now a cane, and better ability to work aggressively with physical therapy for full range of motion of my new knee. Highly recommended.
I have worked with Dave and Lindsay for over 2 years. I'm nearly 85 years old. They have helped me improve my mobility and agility to represent the capabilities of a person 10 years younger. They are a very friendly, compassionate couple and will go to great lengths to meet your needs. I highly recommend them.
I absolutely LOVED working with Fit Fam. Dave and his family are the most informed, positive and committed trainers I've ever worked with. I have some unique challenges and Dave didn't stop researching and trying to find the best methods to help; consequently, I saw definite improvements in both strength and flexibility during the time I worked with him. But the MOST helpful for me, was Dave's ability to help my emotional strength! In the beginning of our work together, I started many sessions discouraged and even tearful at how far I had to go. But I'd ALWAYS leave a session uplifted, hopeful and motivated. I highly highly recommend Fit Fam for your personal training, no matter where you are in your journey!
I found the training and strengthening that Dave shared with me very helpful. As an older man I had areas that I needed to deal with balance, building core strength and better understanding about my body .
Dave is an educator, not just a personal trainer. He helps you understand how the body functions as a whole and gives you ways to improve overall functionality. He values you as a client and cares about the entire family. What is also appreciated is the integrity to which he shows as he lives out what he teaches.
Dave has been working with my mom for over 2 years. Though she is confined to a wheelchair, he finds creative ways to help her work out and keep her muscles strong! Additionally, she enjoys the relationship with Dave and with his family. We're grateful for his expertise, his kindness and his attention.
I worked with Dave to enhance my workout routine. Dave gave me several additional workout routines and challenged me to improve my overall fitness. I would recommend Dave to anyone.
I've done my fair share of 5ks, 10ks, half-marathons, a marathon, Tough Mudders and even a 24-hr obstacle course. I've experienced plenty of injuries and setbacks in training. The advice I received from Dave helped with present injuries and helped prevent future ones. He's solid, fun to work with, really listens, and when you're with him, you can tell he's 100% committed to your success.
Dave helped both me with back problems. I have seen chiropractors for years, with only temporarily relief. Dave has given me the tools to keep my back healthy. It's worth the time and money.
He is the first trainer I have had that has taken a true interest in my health and general well being. My back is stronger than ever and the stairs are no longer a problem for me. I attribute all of this to Dave and Fit Fam. I am a current client and will be for a long time.