David Jones grew up in Daytona Beach, FL, and relocated to Brooklyn, NY in pursuit of his dreams. David’s journey to personal fitness was anything but traditional.
Personal challenges, such as the death of his mother left him shattered and looking for answers. He began to believe that everyone, including God, had given up on him.
As a last ditch effort to survive, Jones applied for a janitorial position at a gym. The interviewer turned him down for the position, but only because she thought Jones would make a better trainer than janitor.
The interviewer was right – from the first day, it was apparent that Jones was a natural trainer, even though he was obviously no athlete. In fact, people would call him “beer belly,” even when he was just a kid he wasn’t quite sure he could inspire others to live their best lives when his life was anything but inspirational.
David put his shoulder into the work, and it changed him, inside and out. He learned the elements of proper exercise, and began applying those elements of fitness to himself.
Jones was especially interested in functional exercises that translate into a person’s life. He focused on weight loss, flexibility and mobility, core strengthening, corrective exercises and posture, stretching, foam rolling, injury prevention, and meditation and breathing techniques.
The exercise transitioned his body and his life. In a recent interview, he said, “Now people often approach me and ask how did I get my body to look as well as it does, and my answer is always the same, every morning, afternoon, and evening I tell my body thank you for never giving up on me.”
“I know what it feels like when your goals seem impossible. I also know what it feels like to accomplish them”.
When asked about the importance of physical fitness, Jones said, “Being physically fit is important to me, because it’s my way of showing God that I’m highly grateful for him never giving up on me, even when I gave up on him.”
Today, David Jones works as a Personal Trainer and Therapist at Kika Stretch Studio, where he encourages others to rise above their personal challenges through physical fitness. He has his sight on becoming one of the industry’s top health and wellness motivational speakers.
“We fail in life sometimes and that’s ok. What’s not ok is giving up, because there is always someone else depending on our success.
Always set a new goal, that’s the easiest to ensure you’re getting better every day.”