Lionhearted Podcast Hosts – Dave & Danny
David was born and raised in the south Bay Area, attended Bellarmine College Prep (Go Bells!) and graduated from Fresno State with a BS in Construction Management. He grew up playing competitive soccer, loves snowboarding (despite the injury which left him with a gnarly scar on his forearm) and enjoys traveling the world. He gets a kick out of trying new things and having unique experiences, like a NASCAR race in 2009 and Oktoberfest in 2012. David was thrown into the world of CrossFit in 2008 and since then, he has competed in local competitions and joined WODs with some of the best athletes in boxes all over the world. In 2017 he finished 18th in Northern California in The CrossFit Games Open and earned a spot at the California Regional as an Individual Athlete. As a dedicated and driven individual, he is always looking for new ways to accomplish a task and push the envelope. David is the owner and head coach at Croga CrossFit.
Read more about Dave in his Cróga Coaches Spotlight
* CrossFit Level 2
* CrossFit Level 1
* CrossFit Aerobic Capacity
* USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
* CrossFit Scaling Course Certificate
* Training Think Tank Athlete/Coach Camp
Contact David: David@crogacrossfit.com
Follow David on Twitter: @DahVeee
Follow David on Instagram: @DahVeee
I was born and raised in south San Jose, went to Santa Teresa High School. I played all sports growing up, but gravitated towards football. I went to college and played football at both San Jose City College and San Jose State University. I have a degree in Psychology and Kinesiology.
During strength and conditioning workouts in high school and college, I fell in love with functional exercise. I started doing CrossFit on my own in 2006 and officially joined a gym in 2008. I am passionate about fitness, health, nutrition, and mobility and will talk your ear off about it if you let me. I truly enjoy educating people on everything I have learned over the last 20 years being emersed in health and fitness. I also really love waking up the AM classes on Wed and Fri with some high-energy music!
I am currently the operations manager at a startup security company. I have two kids who keep me young and patient. You may catch a glimpse of Audrey (9) and Braylen (7) swinging on the ropes or rings in between classes. My hobbies are my family, friends, fitness, sunsets, sunrises, coffee, and good whiskey.
Read more about Coach Danny in his Cróga Coaches Spotlight
* CrossFit Level 1
Follow Danny on Instagram: @dannybird009