David Tatro is a result-driven fitness professional and competitor exceeding 10 years in the fitness industry. After graduating from Basic Military Training for the United States Air Force, David pursued a 2-year trade school at Heritage College acquiring over 1500 personal training hours upon graduating along with focused education on training special populations, geriatrics, athletes, and weight-loss clientele. After acquiring his Certification through ACE, he embarked on his personal training career with Golds Gym. While with Golds Gym, David excelled to lead trainer within his first year with a combined hunger for more certifications and more client results. David then stepped into management within Golds Gym in an effort to improve client results and personal trainer skills. David has also stood out in the Air Force by educating hundreds of soldiers on ways to improve their physical health and also ensuring they meet USAF fit to fight expectations. David has acquired certifications in TRX, competitor coaching, trigger point/myofascial release, and sports nutrition. He has had the opportunity to train young athletes, wedding parties, and even some TV celebrities.
David's competitive journey started in his junior year of high school back in his small town of Campbellsville, Kentucky. David faced much adversity growing up, being a smaller than usual Filipino child who skipped a grade and moved around frequently due to being a part of a military family. He was always picked on for my frail size and younger age, and this made it quite difficult to play sports. David spent my eighth, ninth, and tenth-grade years trying to lift weights to catch up with the kids his age and attempted to try out for basketball as well as football. Due to his small size, height, and poor coordination, he was never good enough to make the team. Thankfully, David realized his happiness and content from working out and therefore started to focus his efforts on that. One day he was tired of being mediocre and decided to try out for the track team, as he remembers that during my years of tryouts, he was always better than average at running. Once David hit the track, he realized that this was his calling. David spent the next two years running many events and stood out at one specifically, which was the 400-meter dash. After two years of daily training and working out, as he offered to run on a track scholarship his freshman year. David had gained 30lbs of weight and was finally confident.
Once David made it into college, he realized that he had a different calling. David realized he wanted to help people find and build their own confidence. But first, he needed to conquer his own fears to present a bold image of courage to others. That’s when David decided to join the United States Air Force. From there on, he has used the military to help mold himself into a role model focused on one thing and that is to improve the lives of others through fitness. Since entering the fitness industry, David has competed in quite a few NPC shows doing 2 bodybuilding shows in the middleweight division, and 4 shows in Men’s Physique Class B Division. After competing at Miami Nationals in 2015, he realized it was time to spend a little more time perfecting his craft and himself in the process. David has since had the opportunity to coach and motivate a handful of individuals to compete themselves. In due time, he will be returning to the stage in hopes to acquire my IFBB pro status.
We all know that no two individuals are the same. This becomes quite apparent when we discuss our individual goals and the path it will take to get there. Since every client has different starting points, family history, contraindications, health markers, schedules, motivation, and goals, I strive to stay open-minded while constantly increasing my own education. My philosophy is quite simple, and that is to pursue every goal with intent. I will not pretend to know everything but will always seek out answers to any questions or hurdles that may hinder our results. I will do everything in my power to make sure progress is consistent, and that we are improving one percent every day!
1-on-1 Individualized training, Small Group Training, Online Coaching, and Nutritional Guidance, Athletic Performance Training, Functional Movement Training, Specialized Career Training (Armed Forces Basic Training, Fire Department physical testing, and Police Department physical testing)