David began his training journey as so many do: in a big box corporate gym working with a personal trainer assigned to him by the front desk. It wasn’t a great fit, to say the least, so he began researching other means of building his strength and improving his fitness. Kettlebell training caught his eye, and from there it was a short hop to training pure strength. In 2009, he made a dramatic shift in his training when he was exposed to the training results that are possible when using biofeedback. He immediately began implementing biofeedback in his own training, as well as studying under Gym Movement founder Frankie Faires. Wanting to share this training methodology more widely, he opened The Movement Minneapolis in Plymouth in 2010 and followed with a second location in Uptown soon after.
Whether their goals are aesthetic, athletic, or health-oriented in nature, he teaches his clients to truly understand what their bodies are telling them so they can leverage that information to make perpetual progress. By incorporating biofeedback techniques into every training session, his clients readily demonstrates how easy it can be to improve in any and every capacity.
Using skills from his first life as a computer programmer, he wrote the software for Adaptifier, the training tracker Movement clients can access for free to track progress, visualize improvements and make better training decisions.
David is certified in BioMech 1 (physique transformation) and BioMech 3 (pain resolution). He has also extensively studied and practiced the information in BioMech 2 (performance enhancement), BioPsych (improving quality of thought), and BioChem (understanding nutrition).
He holds several world records, including one in the Jefferson deadlift, and his alter ego, Dellanavich from Dellanavia, has a penchant for coaching classes wearing a weightlifting singlet and speaking with a (terrible) Eastern European accent.
He is currently accepting clients for distance coaching and private clients in Minneapolis on a case-by-case basis.