About

My name is David Shaffer, and I am a NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer and an RRCA Certified Coach. I was born and raised in Gettysburg. I moved to Gaithersburg, MD in 2011, which is where I officially began my career as a personal trainer in 2014 when I started working at RIO Sport&Health. While there, I learned from some of the most successful and knowledgeable trainers in the D.C. Metro area. In 2018, my wife and I moved back (for me) to Adams County, PA. I am excited to share my knowledge, experience, and client-first attitude with Gettysburg and the surrounding area. I look forward to working with YOU!

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I offer more than just a 60-minute workout. There are plenty of YouTube and Instagram workouts that can accomplish that goal, but they’re generic, vague, and unspecific to your goals. I have worked with dozens of trainers over the past few years, some who were very successful, and some who were not. One thing I learned is that no matter how knowledgeable and experienced the trainer is, if the program they design is not unique to their client’s goals, the relationship can instead feel like impersonal training. Not only is the client not happy, but they do not see results and it can lead to a lot of time and money down the drain.

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I pride myself on offering the highest quality training to each client, regardless of age, ability, or experience. Every person that contacts me has a unique goal in mind, and each unique goal deserves a unique training approach. Why would a 50 year old runner that wants to improve her 5k time follow the same program as the 25 year old groom-to-be who wants to lose 10 pounds before his wedding? Does the 75 year old grandfather who wants to improve his flexibility and balance so he can play with his grandchildren need to max out his squat, or is that better suited to the the 17 year old soccer player working her way toward a college scholarship?

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My goal is not just to train my clients, but to teach them. I once heard a coach say that if he can put himself out of a job, then he has succeeded, and I could not agree with that more. I work hard to make sure that every client knows why they are doing each exercise, what muscles and movements are in play, and how it helps them toward their goal. When you begin working with me, we form a relationship where your needs come first. If this sounds like what you have been looking for, then do not wait. Contact me today and set up your free consultation to see what I can do for you.

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