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Dave Hooper
Owner/Trainer

 

Greetings! My name is Dave Hooper. Fitness has always been a passion of mine and I’d like to share my enthusiasm and experience with you. I’ve been a personal trainer for 5 years and are certified through the American Aerobic Association International & International Sports Medicine. I began Train 180 in 2011 after having trained in health clubs for 2 ½ years.

I started this business because I often found that people were in need of a change from their common workout routines. Most often, they were frustrated with their fitness. “Train180” comes from the idea of taking someone’s fitness in a completely different direction from what they have been accustomed to. A 180 degree turn if you will. Getting them off machines, out of their comfort zone, and into something new. I am a strong advocate of using your own body weight in order to achieve results. So, are you looking to lose weight? Run an obstacle race? Improve balance, strength, endurance, and core? I can help. That being said I look forward to working with you!

Yours in health,

-Dave

 

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Bobby Bonia
Personal Trainer

My name is Bobby Bonia and I’ve been training in the NH area for just over five years now.  I’m certified through The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT).  I also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Salem State University.  I have a passion for fitness, specifically for performance.  Whether that means bringing a full laundry basket upstairs, completing a personal record (PR) in a 5k, mastering a new dead lift weight, or making it up the rope at your local obstacle course race (OCR). I can and want to help you attain those goals.

I grew up overweight.  Graduating high school in 2002 at just under 260 pounds, I finally decided change was needed.  My body fat was just under 40%.  Unhealthy I was.  In the beginning, I believed exercise was the way to fix my health issues, but not knowing proper technique, or what exercises were best, forced me to visit a chiropractor more often than necessary.

After high school, I enrolled in a liberal arts program at a community college, trying to figure out what to do with my life.  After a few years and multiple courses, nothing clicked.  The one thing that was consistent for me during this time was exercise.  I began noticing that I was actually enjoying exercise.  Whether I was running a faster mile by 10 seconds, or lifting 5 more pounds, I had found satisfaction with these small achievements. These new-found triumphs did click; it is these small achievements that are necessary in fitness, they keep us on track towards our goals.

I took this freshly discovered passion and decided to transfer to a university with an exercise science program.  Three months into the program, I lost 30 pounds.  THAT is the value of education.  I want to educate; I want to share my knowledge, my successes, my struggles, with my clients.  They are often facing the same ups and downs I faced (and continue to face) on my own fitness journey.  I want my clients to feel confident when approaching a challenge.  The butterflies may be there, but instead of being a deterrent, I want those butterflies to serve as motivation to thrive in the very environment that put those butterflies there in the first place.

You’ve heard the cliche, “there’s no magic pill,”  and there isn’t.  There is however, will, dedication, and determination.  IF you have the will-power to dedicate the time to health and wellness, YOU can determine your health destiny.

It’s time to train in a different direction, Train-180.