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About: David Nykerk

I’m Dave! I’ve officially been in the fitness industry for the past 10 years of my life, but athletics and fitness have always played a big role in my life. I grew up in Holland, MI and have been drawn to sports and competition since a young age.
My passion for sports carried through high school and then eventually into playing at the University of Michigan. It was a dream come true but ultimately my time at Michigan was filled with set backs and disappointments due to countless injuries (4 surgeries in 3 years to be exact). Despite these challenges, I’m grateful for the lessons I learned in overcoming obstacles. I’m a strong believer in the parallels between life and sports and feel blessed that my athletic career led me down the path to pursue a career in health and fitness.
I find it very rewarding to play a small role in helping others with their transformation. It doesn’t matter to me if you are an aspiring athlete, a parent trying to stay healthy and keep up with your kids, or simply to move better and feel better! It’s my goal that in my blogs you will find practical advice that is applicable for you, no matter what your current fitness level, background, or goals are!

Posts by Author: David Nykerk

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MIX UP YOUR SQUATS!

Let’s face it, leg day can be tough for some of us! We all know the importance of maintaining our lower body strength, but for whatever reason leg days seem to be the first workout we cut out of our weekly workout schedule when short on time. Sure, part of this is because we don’t get the instance gratification of seeing our…

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Tips For Staying Fit & Healthy While You Sit

I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking” by now. The phrase is widely used and quite frankly is true as smoking and sitting have many parallels as they relate to your health. I’ll spare you of all the boring stats supporting how sitting leads to higher rates of weakened muscles, postural problems, chronic body…

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Embrace the ERG!

Looking for a new machine to add variety to your workout routine? The ERG machine is a great option as it’s simple to use, works a variety of muscle groups, and can be used for several different types of training workouts. Below is some basic information about ERG’s, tips to ensure proper form, and a few sample workouts you can perform to experience…

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Step-by-Step Guide to Conquering Chin-Ups

In my time as a trainer I can’t count how many times I’ve heard a member say, “Are you kidding me, I haven’t done a chin-up since I was a teenager, I can’t do that!” The reality is that you can, with the right coaching and progressions! Below are the reasons I love incorporating chin-ups into almost every upper body…

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Reach Your Summer Fitness Goals

Goal setting is not just for January. Summer is a great time to revisit goals you may have made earlier this year or set new ones for yourself!  Here are four tips to help guide you to success this summer in health and fitness! 1. Set realistic fitness goals and find tools that will help track your progress:  When setting…

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