Inspired by Pittsburgh FIT’s coaches, Daniel earned his NASM Personal Training Certification and joined the PittFIT coaching staff in 2023. Prior to becoming a coach and CPT, Daniel has been an active member of the PittFIT community since 2021.
Daniel grew up doing martial arts and wrestling, while also running cross country and track throughout his school years, all of which exposed him to strength training. While a lifelong bodybuilding enthusiast, he's become equally passionate about powerlifting and weightlifting. Fun Fact - one of his high school track coaches back in California who first taught him about weightlifting was a Defense Back for the 1985 Steelers.
Outside of the gym, Daniel is a nonprofit professional working in public health with a focus on maternal and child nutrition. When he’s not woodworking, he’s out on long-distance hikes with his dog, Dumpling.