Dale FettermanVerified 6 Reviews
Born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, NYC, I moved to Denver to experience the sunshine, outdoor winter/summer sports, and a more sustainable way of life. I have experience working at luxury clubs in the New York City, as well as extensive work with private clients located around midtown and Wall St. My mission is to help everyone adopt a passion for achieving a healthy sustainable lifestyle that inspires productivity, awareness, and satisfaction.
I've been involved in sports and competition for the better part of my life, where fitness has always played a large role. Playing Division 1 tennis in college has helped to springboard my passion for health and fitness while setting me on a path to realize the consistency and dedication it takes to better oneself. I am in love with fitness and the control one has over shaping their present physical and mental situation.
My primary focus with clients is getting them to move well (uphold a certain level of mobility/flexibility), get stronger, and be more aware and conscious of the decisions made on a daily basis. Aside from dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, and bands, our primary tool will be focus. The mind is one of our most powerful assets and effectively using it during our training will increase our productivity and have us training smarter.
Our initial session begins with a look at your goals, current daily habits/rituals, and your movement capabilities. This is our starting point from which we will document and proceed to grow from. It a lot of your time is spent sitting, slouching, or walking with a faulty gait..it is my job to help you recognize and correct these patterns. I will run you through a functional movement screen (see FMS) that will help me to get a sense of what muscles/joints need to be worked. Once I receive this feedback I will be able to formulate and provide you with the necessary steps to execute our program, keeping you injury free and purusing your personal goals. I utilize a spreadsheet (old school) with clipboard and pen in order to track and dictate the current program. Everything we do in the gym has purpose and brings us one step closer to our goals.
Once you commit to training you will receive all the tools necessary for success, this includes but is not limited to: Travel workout plans (as needed), on own workout plans (as needed), nutrition print outs to help you make good decisions in the grocery store and at home. I sweat the details because this is what ties everything together and I believe it is important to account for as much qualitative/quantitative data as we can.
My favorite client story
I had a client come to me with zero training experience, but a desire to improve and work hard. Within 4 months they lost 40lbs, saw improvements in their strength and dropped over 15% body fat. This process does not take an insanely long period of time. Be present, stay focused, and make the smart choices with your nutrition and you will realize your goals and progress far quicker than you ever thought possible.
My favorite exercise
The Turkish Get Up. I am a sucker for kettlebell movements that add variety to our sessions and help to increase you movement, cardiac output and strength all in one. The Turkish Get Up is one of the best bang for you buck movements around as it works your entire body as one unit and builds great core strength.
My favorite quote
"It's not about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward" -Rocky
I love the Rocky movies and they've been a huge inspiration for me when it comes to fitness. I believe it is important to adopt a "never give up" mentality in all aspects of your life in order to maximize your potential.
My training philosophy
Let's get you moving well, let's get you strong, and let's help you with your nutrition so that you can be the best YOU you can be. I don't believe a training sessions should "kill" you and leave you exhausted and dragging your feet through the rest of the day. I want our sessions to leave you feeling better than when you arrived and rejuvenated to put your best foot forward.
My training experience
I have been training clients for nearly 6 years and have a background of working with athletic trainers in a college setting for 4 years prior to that. I've worked mainly out of NYC for the majority of my career, with experience at larger clubs such as Equinox and smaller private health clubs. I am well versed in functional movement screening and body analysis. I can help you recognize what physical aspects need the most attention and where your nutrition may be leading you astray. Versatility is my superpower and I want everyone to be well rounded in all aspects of health and fitness.
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Corrective Exercise
ViPR Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED
BA in English
Medical Conditions Experience
Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Golfers Elbow, Hip Pain/Issues, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Metabolic Dysfunction, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Tennis Elbow
Dale is a hardworking, very approachable personal trainer who really cares about his clients. He goes specific into detail about what needs to be done, set’s obtainable goals and keeps the workouts enjoyable and different every time. When training with Dale, I feel that I am working out with one of my friends, not just a personal trainer. In just a short period of almost 2 months since working out with dale, I have seen significant results, with a body fat percentage loss of almost 4%. Dale also came up with a very detailed workout plan for the days that I am not training with him.
Dale is a professional, knowledgeable and relentlessly positive trainer. He has perfected the art of pushing you to achieve your goals without being aggressive or confrontational. Working with him over the last few months, I have learnt a lot, enjoyed every session, and hit the fitness targets we set together. I would unhesitatingly recommend him.
Dale is definitely the best of the trainers that I've worked with thus far! Since we've started working together he has really challenged me to push myself, both mentally and physically, and I am seeing the transformation happen not only in my body, but in my attitude as well! Exercise isn't always my favorite thing to do after an 8-hour workday, but his passion and positive attitude is very refreshing and I always leave the session feeling energized and motivated. Although the workouts are tough, he makes them fun and full of variety and also makes it a point to answer any questions that I have regarding fitness and nutrition. I look forward to continuing our work together and highly recommend Dale to anyone else who is looking to kick their booty into gear!
He has transformed my body. So great to find a trainer who built me a plan for sucess based on my fitness goals. Would have never been able to do it without him!
Hi I had the pleasure of working with Dale for 2 years - in NY. He is a top trainer who is very knowledgable and focused on delivering the goals which were important to me . He also changes and varies the exercises all the time to keep things interesting . And he is a cool guy . I miss him ! Stefan
Dale is the most incredible trainer a person could ask for. I struggled with my weight my entire life and was never really able to figure out how to lose weight and actually keep it off. Working with Dale taught me how to intergrate healthy eating habits into my daily life while constantly providing me with fun, interesting, and exciting workouts that keep me wanting to go to the gym every day! He helped me lose 37lbs - the healthy way - while building muscle and making sure I’m getting the proper nutrition. His workouts are always creative and continue to evolve with my fitness abilities. He truly invests in his clients and strives to help them be the best version of themselves. He absolutely changed my life and I’ve never felt better!!
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