My name is Danny Burde and I have dedicated my life to helping others achieve happiness. I believe you can achieve it in the form of health & wellness from a physical, emotional, and psychological perspective. All three are equally important, and are the key to true happiness.
I fell in love with fitness in 1996, when I needed to gain weight for my high school football team. My older brother’s best friend, Sal Di Stefano, took me under his wing and showed me how to squat, deadlift, and bench press. I quickly fell in love with strength and conditioning.
I read everything I could on exercise, nutrition, and health. I also experimented with everything under the sun, since I was not a naturally gifted athlete and needed all the help I could get. My love for exercise continued throughout college, where I played running back on the football team. I graduated from San Jose State University where I double majored in Psychology and Kinesiology, with an emphasis in teaching.
I enlisted in the police academy in 2006, where I was introduced to CrossFit by one of our instructors. He challenged the class to do a workout called “Cindy”, which involves 20 minutes of pull ups, push ups, and air squats. I immediately felt the positive effects of that style of exercise and continue to incorporate it into my daily fitness routine.
Over the years I have developed a vast knowledge base of physical, emotional, and psychological health and fitness. This knowledge has come through training and personal experience. I hope you enjoy all of the information I have to share!
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