DAC Personal Training


Personal training tailored to your body’s individual needs


At DAC Personal Training, we analyze our client’s natural movement patterns in order to tailor programming specific to their needs. We have created a system that applies the best practices from the world of physical therapy and the muscle building concepts of personal training to address pain from current or past injuries, muscle imbalances, or postural deficiencies. Our objective is to strengthen our clients while also correcting the underlying issues. Not only do we help you achieve your personal goals, but we empower you to live your life to its fullest, pain-free potential.

What makes us different


Our approach to training is based around each client’s natural movement patterns. Fitness should never be a one-size-fits-all method, because we all have very unique and personal circumstances affecting our lives (i.e. posture, current/past injuries, day-to-day activities, age, health conditions, etc.)


By using a clinical approach, we’ve developed a system to address postural deficiencies and musculoskeletal imbalances that focuses on the body’s strength, mobility and muscle synergy. We believe that building strength and power should never come at the cost of injury.


With our guidance, you can have confidence in knowing that you’re taking the proper steps in fixing any persistent issues that have gotten brushed aside over the years. We’re confident that you’ll find yourself exceeding all of your expectations,  and that you’ve become a stronger, healthier, more empowered version of yourself.


  • I cannot say enough good things about the staff at DAC PT! I was experiencing horrible shoulder and bicep pain. After my time with the awesome trainers I have ZERO PAIN!!! They helped me to build the strength I needed in the right spots and gave me a regimen to keep things on track. They are wonderful and encouraging people who truly care about their clients and meeting goals! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    Gina D'Errico
  • The District Athletic Club Personal Training (DAC PT) team are magicians when it comes to fitness. It has been an absolute pleasure and an amazing experience working with these guys. I think their expertise and knowledge can supplement and enhance any training program, and it has been instrumental in identifying and fixing major flaws in my posture and movement patterns, allowing me to safely navigate various Crossfit workouts and generally improve my overall fitness and dietary habits. They provide an all-encompassing (i.e. nutrition and training) evaluation and support system to help you reach whatever goal you set with them. DAC PT is located in the beautiful brand new DAC facility where you can also partake in Yoga, Crossfit, Spin Cycling and Oly Weightlifting. I love the DAC PT and DAC family! #gainz

    Mohammad Abdullah Zafar
  • They've been very helpful in helping me recover from injuries caused by very tight hip flexors. They've been very encouraging and can be as intense as you might prefer (or not). Their help has made being injured less demoralizing than it otherwise would have been. Highly recommend!

    Michael Van Leesten
  • I have been working with Josh and Derek for 6 months now and have been working with Josh for over a year previously at another gym. From my first preliminary session, Josh was able to figure out my strength and weaknesses and able to build a plan to turn my weaknesses into strengths. Josh provided me a list of stretches and exercises to do at home or on the go given my crazy work schedule. There have been some instances where due to scheduling I couldn’t meet with josh and instead worked out with Derek. I didn’t see any difference in their attention to detail and building a challenging yet rewarding workout. I personally started to see results after our 3rd workout together. The DAC Team have created an awesome and fun place that proves hard work and dedication can lead to better stronger life. The DAC team is very knowledgeable and is committed to research better ways to train and help you reach your goals.

    Brandon Lieff
  • Since, graduating in healthcare after many years of medical problems. It is my duty to be in better physical shape, not only for professional reasons but for personal reasons. The staff involvement at DAC, is of the highest caliber. I can say with certainty after having a week off, I cannot afford to NOT workout. Say Yes!

    Angela Belli-Infante
  • Derek and Lindsay are whipping me into shape! Not only am I much stronger than I was a few months ago, I'm also becoming more confident in business and day to day decision making.

    Kris Tonski
  • You won't find a nicer and more knowledgeable group of people than this group here. They will listen to you and construct a plan that works for you, no cookie-cutter solutions here. Not only will you get an amazing workout, but they will make sure you are doing every movement perfectly, keep you safe, and you will have a great time doing it.

    Mike Haggerty
  • My experience at DAC has been life-changing. I have always had terrible knee pain, and thought (and was told) that I would never be able to resolve those issues without eventual surgical intervention. Derek and his team analyzed the weaknesses and imbalances in my muscles, and my knees feel amazing! Not only am I getting stronger physically, but I love the nutritional, muscular, and skeletal knowledge I receive each time I attend a training session. Derek is not only a trainer, but a gifted and talented teacher. For the first time in all my experiences in nutrition and fitness, I feel like I understand what my body needs, instead of relying upon somebody to tell me what to do. That in and of itself feels incrediblyempowering. I highly recommend DAC, because of the personal approach Derek and his team take for each client. Whether you have a history of pain or injury (like me) or are simply waiting to build your physical strength, the trainers at DAC will take the time to learn YOUR specific needs to better YOU; instead of providing a "one size fits all" approach.

    Lily Schurra

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For every SIX friends or family members you refer within a 12-month period, receive 6 months of personal training for free.

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