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About Dave


My own wellness and fitness journey - via whole body exercise, competition, research and practice - makes me a solid option for Well Past Forty clients - both men and women / individual and buddy workouts.

I became a trainer after years of coaching crew, marathon running, and competitive Masters Rowing. I needed to learn more to perform better. I decided, in 2011, to gain CPT credentials and specialty continuing education to help others "put life in their years" as I've been blessed to do with mine.
As many trainers have done and do, I started my CPT work in a "big box" fitness club. I migrated to "valet" training, where I can help others without "sales pressure".

My typical hour workout sessions only start after a complimentary fitness orientation and PAR-Q "go" from your MD (if needed) and from you.

I usually train my clients in their homes or at convenient outdoor venues - like community parks. I am fully insured for personal liability - by the way.
My own "box" is well-appointed for core, cardio- and resistance training.
- I can also train interested clients in kayaking and rowing (on our San Diego waters).

Half of my clients are women. Another current client slice is that half train with workout buddies.

I am drafting my own Almanac for Well Past Fort; in the mean time, I offer my clients a copy of Younger Next Year.

I look forward to helping you achieve your fitness and wellness goals.
Dave Frost

My favorite client story

Adaptive clients (amputees and PTSD, MS, Diabetes, PD - ALL of these clients agree that MOTION is MEDICINE).

My favorite exercise

Elite Master's Rowing (Crew). The former World champion for my age group (indoor and outdoor).
Current Silver medal winner in National Indoor Rowing Championships (03/2020).

In my younger days - distance running.

My favorite quote

#1 Tough times don't last, Tough People Do!

#2 Put quality life in your years and add years to your life!

My training philosophy

First - listen, then learn what a client wants and needs in his/her bespoke program, and plan thoroughly, safely execute, follow up. Repeat.

My training experience

Hundreds of pleased clients in general fitness sessions, Crew Coaching on the water, Boot Camp classes (military), and Group Fitness Instruction for Row House Solana Beach.
Author of KABOOMER: Thriving and Striving into your 90s. KABOOM.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Functional Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Posture
  • Kettlebells
  • Cross Training
  • Injury Prevention

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NFPT Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Row House University Group Fitness Coach


MS in Systems Management from USC, BS in Leadership from the US Naval Academy

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Disabled, Middle-aged, Military, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Seniors, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Anxiety, Artificial Knees, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Golfers Elbow, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Limited Mobility, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Paraplegia, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress

Additional Languages Spoken


Fantastic trainer!

Michelle Y.

Dave is amazing! We have been now training with Dave for few months and feel great difference in strength, stability and stamina. Dave motivates us and makes it fun to train by changing activities and bringing new tools to use. We love working with him and will be his clients for looooong time.

Leena and Rohit Vij

Dave has been very patient, and his workouts are very doable. He motivates you to want to continue working out on your own because you are not overly sore or in pain. Excellent trainer for the older generation!

Kathie W.

Dave is a true professional. He has given me a very challenging workout routine as well as great advice on nutrition and lifestyle changes to achieve my goals.

Carolyn D.

I absolutely loved my training sessions with David at Well Past Forty. It's so hard to find such genuine people in today's world. David truly cared and still cares for my well-being. He is a very professional person who not only helped me achieve my fitness goals but also educated me on how to have a healthy and balanced life. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a dedicated and diligent personal trainer.

Shammi K.

I had a great time working out with Dave! He created inventive, enjoyable workouts tailored to me! He pushed my (presupposed) limits advancing me to my fitness goals. Since working out with Dave I gained endurance to start running again and have completed 3 Half Marathons!

Robin C.

Dave offers great personal training sessions! He understands the needs and special circumstances of his clients extremely well. Always sincere, positive and encouraging, he also has a great attitude for this job! He truly cares about the well-being of his clients!

Sameer V.

Dave tailors a workout to your level and really pushes you just enough. He's super knowledgeable about health, workouts and healthy eating. Really happy to have found him.

Lakshmi R.

Dave is the perfect trainer for the older adult who wants to develop strength and improve balance. He is positive and encouraging and will tailor your workout to make it challenging but do-able. I am seeing Dave weekly and I am motivated to keep doing the exercises so I will show progress. He is always available to answer questions by email or phone.

Sylvia S.

Over 50 and Getting Back To It. I'm sure Dave is a great trainer for a person of any age, but for those of us in the 50 + category his understanding and encouragement are great. His understanding of my fitness goals and how to get there have been amazing!

Lyle K.

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