My Calling – Why I became a Personal Trainer

Hello VIP, my fitness journey started when I was about 6 years old, I was walking down the hallway from my bedroom to the kitchen and as I passed by my oldest brother’s room, I noticed that he was sweaty and was doing some type of movement with his arms while holding an object in his hands, I then asked him, “hey what are you doing, and he said, “I’m working my out arms.” I then entered his room and climbed on his bed, and lo and behold, he had magazines scattered all over his bed that had pictures of guys with muscles.old school 5x5 muscle power

As I flipped through the pages of one of the magazines – Muscle Power, now Muscle & Fitness, I became amazed and fascinated with how the men in the magazines looked. Right there and then, I had decided that I too would be built like them when I grew up.

Fast forward to my freshman year in high school, I wasn’t into sports or was no sports jock, but I had become really serious about working out. Like so many starting out, I had no guidance or even a clue on how to workout.

The internet wasn’t so widely available back then like it is now, so I followed what those huge bodybuilders in the fitness magazines did, only to find myself chronically overtrained, injured and at one point Anorexic and Bulimic.

Overtime, I lost hope and quit, but the bug was still in me, except my body was torn and beat. Heck, I only worked out Monday through Saturday for about 3-4 hours at a time, so shame on anyone to tell me I wasn’t working out hard and long like the guys in the magazines. I had good intentions, but I was misinformed and lacked guidance.

Eventually, I joined the Marines and the fitness bug re-emerged and bit me harder than ever. Over time, I found myself as the “go to guy” for fitness information and training by my peers, and by then I had read up more and become more knowledgeable. 109179-004-D9D46F35

It was around that time period in my life that I had decided what I wanted to spend my life doing, and that was to – help people work out safely and help them get started on the right track.

In doing so, I would help them prevent wasting time through trial and error, getting injured and even falling prey to eating disorders like I did.

If you find yourself in this situation right now I can relate with you, and I understand your frustration. Allow me to be your coach and guide, and let’s get you started on your path towards fitness success!

After you read this, email me at with email title “Fitness Journey Consult,” leave your name, and contact info with a brief summary of what your fitness goals are. I will contact you ASAP and we can discuss any fitness matters that you need help with.


As always, SculptYourBodyBeautiful!

David Gomez

Fitness Trainer/Coach