My name is Danny Burde and I am a CrossFit coach at NC Fit, located in Redwood City, California.  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 (host of the popular fitness podcast Mind Pump, you MUST check them out!) took me under his wing and showed me how to squat, deadlift, and bench.  I grew fast and fell in love with strength and conditioning.

I started reading 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 football at San Jose State University as a running back.  I double majored in Psychology and Kinesiology, with an emphasis on 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 the workout called “Cindy”, which involves 20 minutes of pull ups, push ups, and air squats.  I felt the positive effects of that style of exercise immediately and have been following CrossFit workouts ever since.  I still enjoy all styles of fitness and still implement variety in my exercise routines.

Over the years I have developed a vast knowledge base of physical, emotional, and psychological health and fitness.  This knowledge has come through experience, training, and experimentation.  I hope you enjoy all of the information I have to share!  Let me know what you think in the comments below and please share this with all of your friends!