David Smelker

17 Apr David Smelker


David Smelker

Certified Personal Trainer

Training Experience:

I am a former military trainer with over 8 years personal training experience. I previously served in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic and Intelligence and Linguistic Analyst. My secondary responsibilities were to conduct the squadron’s training sessions that ranged from personal training with a 1:1 – 1:3 ratio to larger group classes formulated to lead 20-30 people through cardio blasting sessions. When I exited the military I received a Personal Training Certification from the American Council on Exercise as well as a Sports Conditioning Specialization. I have an Associate’s in Health Science from American Military University and am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics from the Ohio State University.


My area of expertise is an emerging field known as Adaptive Kinesiology. Effectively, what I look at is not only how the body reacts to a particular set of exercises, but I also take into account the physical anatomy, muscle fiber types, and potential hormonal and metabolic responses to the different types of exercise and use them to help my clients achieve their goals. Whether you’re looking to lose weight and build toned muscle or trying to find a way to push past a lifting plateau, Adaptive Kinesiology can help you.


I love rock climbing, weight lifting, spending time with my wife and German Sheppard puppy, and I am an uber nerd when it comes to science related articles. I spend a good portion of my free time reading medical journals and applying them to ongoing theories of weight loss and muscular dynamics. I am also a retired concert pianist who enjoys board games and random useless facts.

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