"Exercise - The Drug of Choice!"
A partner of NJ Shore Fit, he holds a BS degree in Marine Sciences from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and has been a personal training coach for 10 years. Now Donald is working on a Doctorate of Chiropractic and Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Additionally, Donald is conducting research with Microgate’s OptoJump and OptoGait performance evaluation equipment and the use of Y-Balance function testing to predict athletic injury! Donald has already won 2nd place in the American Chiropractic Association’s Rehabilitation Symposium in 2014 and is looking to continue his research ideas.
Donald is a coach of proper movement & exercise, optimal nutrition, and leading a holistic lifestyle. As a former high school Soccer, Basketball, and Track & Field stand out, then a scholarship NCAA Div. I Track & Field Decathlete receiving honors as Metropolitan Champion, All-Big East Conference, and All-IC4A he knows what hard work, discipline, and daily motivation can achieve.
After Donald’s college athletic career was over he became a research assistant with NOAA-Fisheries at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Donald was active in research on various topics eco-toxicology of Hudson River fishes to nursery grounds of commercially important fish. He published and spoke on his research at international conferences and meetings. His primary focus dealt with toxins, nutrition, growth and development, which are prevalent in scientific and holistic approach of training and nutrition.
Donald is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Recently, Donald has gained and applied his knowledge through the certification of the world fitness industry’s elite Paul Chek Institute’s Holistic Lifestyle Coach. This program combines an intensive study of the relationship between food and lifestyle habits and the tools to recognize and create individualized eating plans to improve their client’s health and overall wellness. In addition, a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach understands the important roles that sleep, food quality, stress reduction techniques, and exercise play in improving the health of their clients and learn practical methods that initiate valuable lifestyle changes. To further his understanding of spinal, cervical, and core training he is continuing his education though the CHEK Institute.
In 2011, Donald completed the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition coursework that allows him to use laboratory tests to assess hormones, digestion, liver function, detoxification, heavy metal toxicity, leaky gut, and more in order to get to root cause of stubborn weight loss and other wellness issues. Donald attends conferences and workshops on health and fitness, as well as lectures on various aspects of correct exercise, proper nutrition, and creating lasting lifestyle changes. Donald constantly provides his clientele with the latest trends in physical therapy, soft tissue work, personal development, and proper nutrition.
In his spare time, he loves to workout, cook new organic meals, travel the world with his wife, Christin and son Declan. When ever and where ever possible Donald loves to surf in NJ and around the world
Donald’s Motto: “Exercise is the drug of choice” just be sure whose motive is behind it, what is prescribed is right for you, and how much is prescribed proves beneficial.