Co-Founder and President of SoldierFit



“Belief in somebody can go a long way!”

With over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, general manager, regional director, and now owner of SOLDIERFIT with over 16 locations.

Dave graduated with a BS in Business & a Minor in Communications at McDaniel College where he was a college athlete. He also graduated from Babson College Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and SBA’s National Emerging Leaders Program. He is an awardee of the Daily Record’s VIP Top 40 Under 40. He sat on the board for “Nourish Now” a non-profit that provides food for those in need. Also co-founder of Platoon22 a military non-profit to combat veteran suicide. 

1:02 Background and Path to Entrepreneurship

2:44 The Impact of Mentorship

4:19 Development of the Mentee-Mentor Relationship

6:02 Dynamics of Business Partnership

  • Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman
  • Traction by Gino Wickman (EOS)

7:55 Origins of SoldierFit 

9:47 Lessons Learned through Hardships and Injuries

12:00 Keys to Sustainable Growth

13:30 Hiring for Culture Fit

  • Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
  • Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

15:18 Recognizing Talent and Team Retention

17:27 Developing a Pathway for Growth

22:46 Investing in Your People

24:58 Positioning of SoldierFit and the Importance of “Why”

  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek

27:00 Thoughts on Work-Life Balance

29:22 Planning the Day

  • Best Self Journal

31:30 What is next for Dave and SoldierFit

34:22 Recommendations for Resolutions and being Best Self

36:35 How to Learn More about SoldierFit 

37:50 Connect with Dave

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