Daved Gillyard

Fear nothing, attack everything!

I have been involved in fitness and athletics since a young age. Being physically active is a priority and makes me feel good and like I’ve accomplished something. Owning my own personal training studio has allowed me to pursue my dreams of working with individuals to achieve their desired fitness goals with real results.
What should you expect from me? You will be challenged and will find yourself doing more than you ever thought possible. Prepare to push yourself and come out on the other side of the workout better than before. The playlist, and my personality will always be good…like grandma’s cookies. Helping you achieve your goals is what gets me fired up. So, know that my passion comes from your personal success and growth.

Certifications and Degrees

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • NASM Weight Loss Specialist
  •  NASM Behavior Change Specialization
  • BS Electrical Engineering (Clemson University)
  • Master of Business Administration (Florida International


  1. Build Muscle, do not lose it! – What good is it to lose a lot of “weight” if half of it is lean body mass?  When most people want to lose weight, they go straight to the cardio machines and over do it.  They compound the problem with  crazy starvation diets and burn off all their muscle!  I tell my clients, don’t just focus on losing “weight” but instead, focus on losing fat, and gaining muscle.  This is what transforms your body.
  2. Think “habit” not “diet” – You can only achieve permanent  results by adopting new habits that you can maintain for the rest of your life.  These habits include your nutrition, your mental thought process, and the way you move.  Diets are a temporary change in your eating behavior.  When you say you’re on a diet, you’re implying that at some point you’re going to hop off it!
  3. Be patient, and cut calories conservatively – The smartest, safest, and healthiest approach for permanent fat loss is to start with a small deficit, and add exercise, then continue to cut calories if necessary as your results dictate.  Do it slowly and progressively in stages, not all at once.
  4. EXERCISE!! – You would think that goes without saying, but far to many people are too focused on cutting callers and removing all types of foods, and do not workout or exercise at all!  Keep your metabolic rate up by working out and build muscle, and gain strength and improve fitness.
  5. Become a “body sculptor” – If you want to achieve fat loss and muscle building, then model yourself after those who do it best — Bodybuilders.  Quit buying fat-loss devices and trying fad diets, instead, listen to who does it best.  No, you won’t become a bodybuilder, or bulky/manly if you’re a woman.  But you build strength, health, energy, discipline, and self-confidence along with LEAN MUSCLE.  Transform your body without losing muscle and without starvation, drugs, or diet gimmicks.

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