When I decided to do a bikini competition I was given the name of several different websites/online trainers from a friend who also does bikini competitions. When I began looking into these particular websites, which were geared mainly for women and bikini division, I was unhappy with their cookie cutter approach towards nutrition and training not ...May 21 2013
I was struggling really bad with my diet. I couldn’t seem to get it on track to burn off the fat, was really nervous about cutting out too much food for fear of losing muscle. Decided to hit Dave up, because I had been following his Twitter for a few years and definitely seen him ...August 8 2012
Client Transformation: Joe Whipkey I started off with no idea what to do, and decided to give Apex a try. Came out with a diet and workout plan and they were very easy to follow. I decided to get the 3 month plan, but when I plan on competing again, I plan on coming back ...May 2 2012
I started working with Dave at Apex Contest Prep initially to help me peak for my last few show and photo shoots. He taught me how to make those final adjustments I needed to make me peak for a show but didn’t know how. I was so happy with the results, we continued working together ...May 1 2012
I learned about Dave after reading his first interview with simplyshredded.com and I was just amazed at what he was able to accomplish with his body. Prior to joining, I had already done what some would consider to be amazing. I went from 300lbs to to a lean 180. I appeared in bodybuilding.com‘s world wide ad. However, I knew ...November 2 2011
When I started 6-7 months ago I had absolutely no clue what it really takes to transform your body. I can safely say that I would never have been where I am today had it not been for Dave. That’s a fact. Take a look at the before picture. Does it look like someone who’s ...October 30 2011
Dear Apex Contest Prep Inquiries, Before working with Apex, I felt like an average Joe in the very gym I owned! I, like so many others had been stuck in the same spot with my diet and training. Getting the right diet for your goals is crucial; in addition, the right training routines as well! ...August 15 2011
Before I met Dave, I thought I was a bodybuilding know-it-all. I used to spend my time surfing the internet for everything I could know about losing weight, bodybuilding, supplements, and nutrition. I would spend my day on various forums and read various articles and would often come up with very little leads, misinformation, or ...June 16 2011
I’m a repeat client of Dave Bohr and I want to say that since I’ve been working with him he has really brought me up to the next level! With all his experience my conditioning was at its best for the 2010 Excalibur where I placed 4th in figure in one of the top show’s ...June 15 2011
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my 4 years of weight training like many people do, and each time I have learned and improved upon my mistakes. One decision though that I have never looked back on was hiring Dave Bohr as a trainer and consultant. In the past 5 months since hiring Dave ...June 14 2011
I’ve always been an athlete and an advocate of fitness but it seemed like no matter what I read in magazines or what supplements I took I was still out of reach of my goals. When I met Dave I was ALWAYS picking his brain and asking him what to eat and how to change ...June 5 2011
I have been a “hard gainer” all my life. With my own knowledge of weight training and supplementing i was never able to make it over 150lbs. When i started training with Dave i was 135lbs and very concerned about my physical appearance. He was able to develop on my current workout routines and diet ...June 5 2011
What can’t I say about Dave Bohr that’s positive? Well the truth is I can’t find anything. Dave is by far the most influential, intelligent, out-going, all around good guy I’ve ever met. I still till this day am amazed by how far he has come in his career and how he continues to expand ...June 5 2011
“Working with Dave has completely changed my perspective on fitness and dieting- I am so much more educated because of him. Dave is extremely skilled and knowledgeable with how the body works, which exercises are best tailored to build your ultimate physique and not to mention his diet is truly one of a kind! His ...June 5 2011
Dave Bohr helped change my life around. I knew I wanted to dedicate myself to the world of bodybuilding and fitness, and thought I had taken the right steps, I got my N.A.S.M certification. I was majoring in a related field, and I was working on transforming my body as well as the bodies of ...June 5 2011
I have come across many diet plans in the past. I have tried implementing every diet I could find in my favorite bodybuilding magazines, Internet, even using some diet plans of the pros today. Those plans included high calorie consumption to the anabolic low-carb diet. But to no avail I found that those plans did nothing for me. I felt stuck in the middle. It was not until I stumbled upon someone named Dave Bohr on simplyshredded.com that I found the person that could help me. From the very start I could tell he wasn’t like the others out there pretending to care. He actually did. He really took the time to get to know me and my goals. He also did not rush in the creation of my plan. Each macro-nutrient tailor made specifically on helping “my” body reach it’s potential. How I was able to reach the age of twenty-five and not know the potential I had lying dormant under my skin is beyond me. The confidence I have now is unimaginable. Dave will get you to the finish line. But he will do it not just the correct way, but the correct way for you. I thank you Dave for your endless help and support. --- Jacob Debbs VFX Artist
Working with David changed the way I think about food, health and fitness. I have been on diets all my life, but never had such an amazing results in such a short time. I was able to go from 250 lbs. to 215lbs in 45 days while doing weights, not only was I losing weight and burning fat but also building muscle and getting definition for the first time in my life. I don't see David's plan as a diet, it's more like a life style. David walked me through everything from the shopping list, which meat cuts to buy to how each exercise should be performed in the gym, he sets goals to be reached every week at the gym, which gave me something to work for. I refer David to all my friends and family. I can't wait to start on the Keto with him this time around.
I could go on for days about how Dave is as an online personal trainer, but he goes the extra mile. He isn't exclusive when it comes to people he helps. If you've got questions, he'll answer to the best of his knowledge. Whether it's personal training or Ancient Egypt, Dave is good for an intelligent conversation. I recommend people invite him into their lives -- it's only made mine better. -Cameron Icardi - Cameron.email@example.com
Dave is an excellent trainer who knows what he’s doing in gym, as I have experience training with him for a few years. He takes pride in his work and knowledge of the human body, especially in building strength. I highly recommend his services.
Andrew C Morales
Is a great trainer and resource for someone who looking working with a personal trainer that not only gives you personal attention (I know because he replied to my emails pass mid-night at times), provides a custom tailored routine and diet that best fit your life style and goals, but is very knowledgeable on nutrition and sculpting your body to what you want. He is also a great listener, coach and takes the time to get to know his clients before he creates a program. I highly recommend and look forward in working with him for years to come!
It was without a doubt that my few training sessions with Dave were extremely beneficial to my workout routine. He trained me in person at my college gym, and knew every single piece of equipment that was available and how to properly use them. Not only did Dave train me, but he also tweaked my regular workouts to help enhance my body building. The training sessions were extremely intense and each and every exercise was unique which shocked my muscles, allowing them to grow exponentially. After my first session, my muscles were extremely PUMPED and FATIGUED which made me realize that he knew exactly what he was doing. Furthermore, his coaching and advice allowed me to further grasp how to work out properly and enabled me to work out today on my own without the need to constantly rely on a trainer. I started out at 131lbs and within a 3 month time frame gained up to 152lbs! In addition, I maxed on decline bench 115lbs and during that three months time frame, I added 95lbs to it, ending up with a max of 225lbs which is still increasing by the day.
When you meet a man with Dave's physique, almost anybody even slightly interested in personal fitness is going to want to ask questions, and ask I did. Dave and I talked about everything from diet and routine, to mental health and karma. It all helped. Taking note of Dave's humble demeanor, strong advice, and immense knowledge I began to train in my room on my own with a set of 25 pound weights, my body, imparted knowledge, and a goal. After 5 months of 30 minutes a day 5 days a week, the right foods, the right frame of mind and having Dave around for reassurance and knowledge, I was in the kind of shape I never knew I could be in. Not only could I hardly recognize myself in the mirror after putting on 20 pounds of muscle but I started to find that my body was capable of feats I never thought it would be, and stronger in body and mind than I had ever known myself before. If your looking for a gym pal to spot your bar and make small talk about things that don't matter, go to somebody else. If your looking to have a guide in your life to help enact a change, help you realize your potential, understand your body, and feel the best you have ever been; there is nobody on earth as qualified as Dave is. A trainer, an inspiration, and a friend. I put my trust in nobody else.
When I first started talking to Dave I was 5'10" 150 lbs and lean. Two years later I'm sitting at 180 lbs and the same body fat. He has provided various diet ideas and training regimes for me to try out, showing me how altering your diet alone can change your physique dramatically when done correctly. Dave has been very helpful and thorough explaining things to me. For example, when he recommended I try carb-cycling and I asked him how it worked, he responded with a 2-page write-up on carb-cycling, including a day to day layout with food idea's. He has responded to every question I've asked, including a brief critique of my parents diet and training which included his additional diet and training recommendations that would be easiest for them to adapt to their lifestyle.
Dave helped me with hands on training showing me proper form and technique in the weight room. He also advise me on proper nutrition including when I should eat, what I should eat, and the correct portions and ratios to eat. With Dave's help and guidance I was not only able to meet my health and fitness goals, but am better prepared to reach future heath and fitness goals on my own.