Reclaim and maintain your fitness

Fitness can be tricky.  How do you sort through the noise to figure out the best use of your training time? Especially, how do you do that when you have pain or injury or other issues?

About Dave

When you are defining or assessing your fitness, it is easy to get lost in all the details and end up with a confusing hodgepodge instead of a productive training plan.

This is where my decades of experience – as a young athlete, as a Navy SEAL, as a disabled veteran, as an engineer, as a fitness coach, as a Grandpa – can help you.


How Does My Coaching Work?

  • You will start with an initial 30-minute video consultation to discuss your goals and current abilities
  • An assessment package is developed for you to establish your current abilities including: Strength, Range of Motion, Joint function, Work capacity and Body composition
  • Post assessment follow-up 30-minute video consultation
  • A training plan is developed for you based on your assessments, goals, timeframe and available equipment.
  • You access workouts through our custom app which allows you to record results, submit video exercise performance, track progress and message me with any questions or comments.
  • Detailed guidance for every workout and movement, and regular coaching feedback.

What Clients Say

When I started with Dave, I was broken, weak and facing some serious disability due to injuries and lack of proper strength training. I’ll never forget my first session with Dave when he told me to do a squat and I laughed and said I couldn’t because of my knee. He said, you can’t do a squat the wrong way..but I bet you can do it correctly. I am in better shape physically and strength wise now than I ever have been in my life. I can snowboard longer, better and with more athletic ability than ever before. Strength and agility has made me pain free and it makes just everyday things easier. Work has become far less painful and I just move better in general. Dave doesn’t just provide a “workout” but an education to better ones body both physically and nutritionally.

Tawn M.

Seattle, WA

When I started, I had no strength training experience. I had never participated in sports, and the last time I had seen the inside of a gym was for my PE class in high-school (over 20 years prior). Fortunately for me, when I met Dave, he chose to see me as a blank slate–no bad habits and only room for improvement!  After two years of careful instruction and continual encouragement by Dave, I amazed myself with my first pull-up, and about six months ago, my first dip! Granted, these are just baby steps, but I never imagined doing these skills just a few short years ago.

Perhaps the most surprising part of my experience has been recognizing the confidence I have gained and seeing how that has carried over to other aspects of my life. Not only have I gotten physically stronger and thereby feel more comfortable participating in recreational activities with friends, but overcoming daunting challenges in the gym has given me greater confidence to tackle challenges in my daily life as well.

Jennifer L.

Bellevue, WA

Shortly after I decided to move to Seattle, I stumbled upon Dave Werner’s bio on the web.  I thought, “That is the guy I need to go see when I get to Seattle.”  Soon after I arrived, I made an appointment with Dave.

Dave started teaching me things I thought I knew.  He slowed down my movements, corrected my form and mistakes. Dave pushed when necessary, but more importantly, he often made me back off and focus on form.  The path has been bumpy and there have been struggles on the way, but I have not been stuck on the floor for days in back pain since I started with Dave.  I have not had to rely on chiropractors and medication to keep me moving.  I am as strong as I was as a Division 1 athlete 20 years ago, but now I understand how to be safe and how to work with my body.  Dave looks out for me, checks in with me frequently, and answers my numerous questions with aplomb.


Seattle, WA