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About Destin

I have worked in the physical therapy setting, personal training 1 on 1, semi-private, and group training. I became a trainer after playing basketball in high school and wanted to be a trainer to young athletes, who just like me may not have someone to teach them how to take care of their bodies and progress to the next level. After my undergrad and now while doing my masters, I now want to build on that goal and help people of all ages get stronger, lose weight, build muscle and improve their fitness level. I am looking for clients who want to change their lives for the better. Clients who are willing to take the time and commit to a progressive process. Training with me, you will get my best effort. I will make sure we work towards your goals, workout safely, have a little fun, and at the same time push you to do your best.


My favorite client story

Nothing specific, but I am always happy when my clients let me know that I make them feel comfortable in the gym setting or that they are beginning to see results and changes in their posture, strength, or life. Change and improvement are always great to see.

My favorite exercise

I like to do full body exercises. I might start my workout with a squat and press. Recently, I have really liked doing a staggered deadlift with a one arm cable row. It is challenging and lights up the body’s posterior.

My favorite quote

Know Thyself, Know Your Worth

My training philosophy

Warm Up, Progress, Work Hard, Work Smart, Don't Stop!!!!

My training experience

I played basketball all over New York City. After earning my Exercise Science degree, I trained in a physical therapy setting. I began my Human Performance Master’s program while also jumpstarting my personal training career working with the top fitness companies. I have trained clients of all different backgrounds and goals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Gain
  • Injury Prevention
  • Muscular Definition
  • Kettlebells

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, LGBTQIA, Men, Middle-aged, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Ankle Injury, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Hamstring Issues, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Obesity, Shoulder Issues

Training Areas Served

In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training

As a beginner, I was apprehensive in hiring a trainer. But I knew it was necessary to hire someone who’s knowledgeable and knows a lot about training the body to work hard. I’m in the middle of changing my lifestyle and I needed an expert who can help me get into shape so I decided to hire Destin. Destin has the experience, knowledge, and education on how to work out the whole body. I ask him many questions because I want to learn and he gives me good advise. In addition, One of the main reasons why I hired him is because he’s also lgbtq friendly. As a queer person of color, a safe space is really important. With Destin, it’s always a safe space. As a beginner, I can say he’s made me feel comfortable and confident in working out. I appreciate that He pays attention to how I work out because I want to be corrected and I want to work out the right and safe way (which he definitely helps me do). If you’re a beginner or thinking of going back to working out or don’t know where to start , I’d highly recommend Destin.

Felix C.

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