Coach & Player Magazine Summer 2017 - Page 38

motivation. Fitness has been a part of his life since he was just 14 years old. “I use the gym as a release. It helps keep me balanced and focused.” He currently is also personal training clients in Newport Beach, but he says it never feels like work. We asked David about success. He has achieved a lot at a very young age. But, it was not just given to him. He told us he believes in good old fashioned hard work and that he is not a fan of shortcuts. He knew early on that he wanted a certain path for his life. “You have to have grit, tenacity, and a mindset that allows you to stop at nothing to succeed.” He encourages his followers to be bold and unafraid to take risks. pain, love and flaws. Instead of hiding who you are, why not just embrace it? Own your imperfections because that’s part of who you are and embrace your mistakes so you can grow from them. Love yourself, so you can respect yourself. I don’t have all of the answers but we are all unique in our own way, and that is okay.” He also has a true passion for fitness. His media is filled with fitness inspiration and 38 www.coachandplayer.com Yet with all that he does, he says that there is a lot more he wants to achieve in this life. So how does he stay motivated? “Every day I wake up with specific goals in mind that I am yet to accomplish. I don’t want to look back on my life with regrets or not knowing what my purpose was. I want to feel accomplished and successful. Life goes by way too fast, and I want to reach my full potential. I want to continue to create, inspire and achieve not only for myself but for my family and those that I may inspire along the way.”