From firing up schools, groups of kids, parents or any others that are affected by addiction, I convey an empowering message of hope through my story of going “Felony to Fitness to Free,” or from one of my other keynotes, You will surely leave motivated, inspired and with more belief in yourself than ever before.

I’ve also had the opportunity to train, teach and impact businesses of all sizes and industries from acclaimed global corporations to local non-profit agencies (501c3). Are you looking to develop a wellness initiative for your team?
Trying to boost morale with a heaping dose of motivation?
Seeking to inspire others?
Regardless of the goal, I’m your guy…

My most popular presentations

The Adversity Advantage

This is a favorite among kids, parents or any others that are looking to transform into the best and strongest versions of themselves. This speech will leave the audience speechless as Doug reveals his top tips and tricks on how to use life’s greatest setbacks and turn them into incredible blessings in all areas of your life. This includes how to surround yourself with people that bring the best out in you and why fitness is a crucial pillar to build a STRONG foundation physically, mentally and emotionally. Learn Doug’s view on Faith and how it’s not as scary as it sounds and how you can use it to bring the best out in you. The Adversity Advantage is a talk that is geared to unleash hope, balance and purpose in all areas of you or your company lives.

Secrets to Building a $100,000 Personal Training Business: Business Lessons For Fitness Professionals

As all Personal Trainers know, managing a sustainable schedule, retaining clients, attracting new clients and building a healthy income (all while maintaining your own sanity and health) is quite a challenge. In this presentation, I unveil my best practices, as well as success secrets from some of the best trainers in the world to help you build and maintain a 6-figure business. Personal training isn’t a job — it’s a career. Let’s treat it like one.

5 Secrets to Release Yourself from Mental Prison

As you know by now, I’m a former felon and drug addict-turned-transformation coach. This is the talk where we get real personal. I share my story and explain exactly how fitness saved my life and inspire you to use the same principles that I did to crawl your way out of the depths of despair. You will learn that no matter how low your life may seem, there is always a way out. But, it is going to take a lot of hard work and fortitude including changing your mindset, friends, attitude and daily habits.  While you may not be physically in prison like I was, there are many of you that are stuck in a mental prison and I will show you step by step how to release yourself and create a life full of purpose, positivity and  perspective that will leave you invigorated to know that there is meaning in your life as well as purpose in your pain.

“Doug has really made the most of his second chance. It’s almost like fitness saved his life and now he’s saving others through fitness. I think he’s come full circle. He’s always there to pick you up if you’re feeling frustrated and remind you how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go.”