Dave Smith has been a certified personal trainer since 2001 and was chosen as “Canada’s Top Fitness Professional” in 2013 by CanFitPro.
As a fitness professional, Dave has scaled his practice several times: He started working as a one-on-one personal trainer, then grew a large group fitness business that held classes for up to 100 participants at a time. As he reached his own personal capacity for working with clients, Dave opened a fitness studio where he nurtured a team coaches to help meet client demand. When the studio quickly reached its capacity, Dave realized he needed a new way to scale, which led to his creation of Make Your Body Work, an online nutrition and exercise coaching platform in 2009.
Dave continues to be involved in the curriculum creation for clients of Make Your Body Work, but in 2016 he launched a new venture called the Online Trainers Federation, which is aimed at equipping other personal trainers with the business skills they need to serve their clients better while generating more profitability. In addition to his business ventures, Dave hosts two popular podcasts, wrote his first book called “Can’t Lose,” and does speaking engagements at several fitness and business conferences each year.