If you are reading this, then you are on the right path in obtaining your goals. This is my bio, however, my goal is not to go on about myself but rather provide you with the confidence that I can safely and efficiently get you to your goals! I have accumulated over 18 certifications throughout my 20+ years working as a trainer, however, these stats, are not what I want to praise. My dominate skill set lies in the ability to work with each client on a true, personal level. Each and every person has obstacles that prevents them from achieving their goals. It's critical to not only understand these challenges but to be able to empathize with the clients as well. It is only then, a trainer can generate a practical and realistic solution to overcome such restraints. Injuries, limited time, minimum space, kids, finances, motivation, eating habits, medical issues, process uncertainty, attention deficit, etc., the list of reasons, why you are not where you want to be physically, can go on forever, but you can't!
My training style is truly unique because it will vary not only from client to client, but from session to session as well. One day you may need a drill sergeant, another day a motivational speaker, and yet another day a someone to just listen to you. This is what I pride myself on, because this is what it really takes to make sure your goals become a reality.
For those who desire more about my accomplishments, I have had the honors of working with collegiate and pro athletes, have owned and operated my own fitness facility, and have written fitness articles for national magazines. I was awarded one of six finalist as "Trainer of the Year" by the International Youth Fitness Association (I.Y.C.A.) and received the "Distinguished Achievement Award" and "Outstanding Achievement Award" from International Sports Science Association (I.S.S.A.) I have also coached soccer, basketball, and for over 10 years, youth baseball. I received my B.S. in Computer Programming, graduating Magna Cum Laude while minoring in Sports Management. Having experienced back surgery six years ago, and living in Nassau County, New York with my wife and three kids, I can soundly relate to some of the top challenges of peak fitness; financial restrictions, limited time to train, and back discomfort! But, there is ALWAYS a way! Let me show you how.
Areas of Expertise
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
- Cross Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
ISSA Sports Nutrition Specialist, ISSA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, ISSA Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist, ISSA Certified Youth Fitness Trainer, ISSA Specialist in Adaptive Fitness, IYCA Certified Youth Fitness Specialist Level 3, IYCA Certified Speed and Agility Specialist, IYCA Certified Youth Nutrition Specialist, IYCA Youth Athletic Assessment Specialist, IYCA Olympic Lift Instructor, IYCA Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NESTA Certified Senior Fitness Trainer, NESTA Spencer Pilates Instructor, APEX Certified Fitness Professional, NFHS Certified Level 2 Interscholastic Coach, IFPA Baseball Conditioning Specialist, IYCA Resistance Band Instructor, BioForce Certified HRV Pro Trainer, CPR/AED
BS in Computer Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Post-rehab, Seniors, Youth
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Personal Training
I just had a baby a couple of months ago and I don't have too much free time to go to the gym yet, so I started training with Don, only once a week but since then I've seen the diff in my body, LOVE HIM! . He is very professional, charismatic, qualified, funny and best of all he never let me quit! time flies when I'm training. He targets everything that i should work on the most! Its really better than going to the gym because he tells me what to do, correct me when I'm doing it wrong, push me to do more and stretches me at the end! (Forest Hills, NY)
had the pleasure of working with Don a few years back and he's wonderful. He is very uplifting and motivating on days that I just couldn't lift a finger. He was patient with me on days that I just didn't think I could finish up our workouts, and was able to push me that inch I needed to do it. Due to various other activities that I enjoy, I tended to injure myself one way or another and Don was able to change our routines on the fly to accomdate my injuries. That kind of experience is priceless as he was able to tailor something different to make things work for me and prevent myself from getting injured further. You will NOT be disappointed working with Don! (Hayward CA)
I have been training with Donnie for a couple of years and never felt better. Donnie really knows how to get the most out of me during my workouts and also makes the workouts a lot fun. What I like most about his programs is they are never the same, he is always mixing it up. I highly recommend Donnie and Fitness Infinity! You won't find a more qualified trainer who is dependable and affordable. (Forest Hills, NY)
My husband and I love working with Don. He tailors the workout to our specific needs and adjusts as needed throughout the hour. He is friendly and motivating at the same time, wouldn't want to work with anyone else!