Dr. Don Fitness
Dr. Don Fitness

Dr. Don Fitness

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: Train with a purpose. With the right knowledge, guidance and motivation you can SEE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR BODY AND IN YOUR PERFORMANCE IN DAYS, NOT WEEKS! I believe you need a trainer who can help you build muscle and burn body fat AT THE SAME TIME so you can get in the best shape of your life and have some fun. I’ve been there and done it. I competed in Masters Track and at the highest levels of bodybuilding, nationally and internationally. I won Mr. NY State Bodybuilding, Championnat du Paris and was 5th in the Mr. Universe as well as being a high school football, basketball and track coach. I love training former athletes, people who know what it’s like to train with a purpose. I really enjoy training guys who want to work hard and expect to put on significant muscle mass. I know how its done from personal experience. I’ve worked with regular people, professional athletes, business people, moms, dads and kids. I use different techniques with different ages. Don't let injuries hold you back. I have over 30 years of experience. Together we’ll build your new body. DON'T HIDE ANYMORE. Show people who you are and what you’re made of. I charge $55/45 mins sessions and offer packages of 10 sessions for $500 and 20 sessions for $850. Sessions do not expire. If for some reason you are unable train for a period of time I will hold the remaining sessions for your return. Certification - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) PhD in Training and Management

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Hired 9 times

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27 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

17 reviews


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Aurelia S.

Personal Training

Don got back to me in less than an hour. Very encouraging. I loved his initial workout routine. It’s tailored to my age group and pushes me just enough to sweat and feel the results but not make me want to quit. He even ties it into my weekly yard work routine. I never would’ve thought I could afford a personal trainer, especially one that seems to know about ME."
Jun 13, 2020
Wayne J.

Personal Training

Don – is an amazing, mature and practical personal trainer. His understanding of myology for those of us over 50 is welcomed and greatly appreciated. Because he is like-minded, he understands the need to warmup before working out. I’m grateful that he takes the time to explain the exercise so that I understand the exercise in order to maximize my time & effort – in order to reap the benefits and most importantly minimize injury; as I don’t bounce back as my younger self once did.
Jan 26, 2020
Tim L.

I'm a 50+ guy that was looking to get back in shape, develop more strength, and shed some pounds. I've been working with Don for some months now and I'm in the best shape of my life! He knows his stuff, is attentive to any routines that might not work so well given past injuries, and has a great mix of motivation and fun. I've was never one that enjoyed the gym, but I look forward to my training sessions. Thanks Don!!
Mar 6, 2021
Frank S.

Dr. Don is very personable and professional. He's extremely knowledgeable and conscientious. He listens to my training goals and concerns. Dr. Don customized a training program that's perfect for me. I always look forward to our sessions!
Mar 6, 2021
Paul S.

Don is the best trainer I’ve ever had. I’m in the best shape of my life. Don is always on time, professional, and his knowledge and experience is unmatched. Our workouts are tough and the dieting is tougher, but I could never have achieved this level of fitness without Don’s coaching.
Mar 5, 2021
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Dr. Don Peden


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I keep it extremely simple. Payment that is easiest for you is easiest for me.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    1. Discuss on the phone (injuries or medical considerations, background, fees, payment plans) 2. Come in and visit the gym. 3. Decide on best workout plan.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    PhD in training personal training for 30 years Coached high school athletes in basketball, football and track. Coached profession baseball athletes in weight training. Was 5th in the Mr. Universe bodybuilding championship.

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