Bio

Donovan Green is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a certified ACE and IFA personal trainer. With over 15 years personal trainer experience and as a sought-after kickboxing instructor, Donovan understands the benefits of a healthy, physical lifestyle and desires to educate others as his teachers did for him. He holds a black belt in jiu-jitsu, a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. He is also currently a practitioner of Krav Maga, a noncompetitive self-defense system developed in Israel that involves boxing, muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and grappling techniques, along with realistic fight training. His loyal following has proven he has set the bar in giving clients both an extremely challenging workout while simultaneously evoking excitement, confidence and a desire to be better. Donovan lives by his mantra, “Your body is just a body until you make it a temple.” Don’t be fooled by his genuine kind persona…he is a bulldog when it comes to getting his clients fit and motivated! Little tidbit: Donovan trains Dr. Oz!

Specialties:

  • athletic training
  • fitness

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  • Elite Trainer on Sharecare

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Activity

  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Weight lifting in my opinion can definitely be considered cardio. Why? When you lift weights using high reps low weight load and low reps high weight load, you can achieve a very high calorie burn along with increased heart rate. I have heard for many years that weight training cannot be used as...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Fitness really is a destination to be revisited. We are all born fit. As babies we are flexible, strong, agile, quick, and even smart. However as we age we begin to  lose those wonderful gifts due to the heavy demands from everyday life. We stop exercising, eating properly, resting, andeven playing....Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
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    It is very important to stretch before and after exercise. Before you do any form of stretching you should always spend at least 15 minutes to warm up your body which will help to increase body temperature. This will allow your muscles to move easier and more limber with out tearing during exercise. You...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    An ideal exercise program for fast loss would be kick boxing. Why? Kickboxing not only works your body from head to toe, it also assists in alleviating stress and increasing self-confidence. You can burn up to 1,000 calories in one hour by doing a very intense kick boxing class. You do not have to...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
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    Exercise isn't rocket science, but you can make mistakes when you work out. In this video, Dr. Oz's personal trainer, Donovan Green, discusses what everyone should know before heading to the gym. Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
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    Everything begins from the mind. Learn how to think postive things about yourself. Avoid negative thoughts and negative people and know that everything takes time. Try to get rid of one bad habit per month such as eating less processed sugars and replacing that with more fruits. You can also start...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
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    Strength training can be very effective and also very dangerous if you do not use proper form. Some very basic rules in avoiding injury during strength training is to avoid jerking your body (this will keep your back protected from injuries), keep your abs tight (this will ensure a firm and strong...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Hand rails can reduce your calorie burn by at least 30%. You should try your best to cut down on using handrails. Let your legs do the work which will benefit your entire body in the long run. Use the hand rail only if you need it for balance but do not use it to support your entire body weight. Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Body mass index is a very safe and effective way that will give you a pretty good estimate of your total body fat. The formula simply takes your weight in kilograms and then divides it by your height in metered squares. if you average anything in the range of 25 - 30 that will put you in the category of over...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
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    The best form of exercise for you to burn calories in a hurry will be total body exercises such as squat to shoulder press or squat, deadlift, arm curl, shoulder press. Just keep in mind that as long as you are moving you are burning calories. Do not push your self pass your limits too fast, just...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    A personal trainer is your perfect role model. He or she should be your inspiration and your pusher to do better in all you do. A personal trainer will guide you like a parent would to a child. He or she will make sure that your movements are perfect and keep you out of harm's way. You should feel safe...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Resistance training is exactly what is says. It is any exercise that places full resistance to your bones, and muscles. It is normally demonstrated through weight training or even calisthenics such as pull ups or push-ups. This form of training has been proven to be very effective for burning overall...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Anytime you move from one point to the next that is physical activity. For example: When ever you sit on a couch and decide to get up to retrieve a bag of chips or a fruit salad try to stand up and sit down 10-15 times or to failure.That is a full workout that will help to target your Midsection, Glutes,...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
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    Stretching should never be uncomfortable. Injuries can ocurr easily without warning.You should go only as far as your partner allows you to go and never try to extend any further until he or she prompts you to do so. You can easily tear connective tissues and damage muscle tissue. Make streching...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
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    Reactive exercises can be done pretty much anywhere. They normally include a lot of explosive movements such as burpees and box jumps. But how can you train for reaction by doing low impact stuff? One of my favorite exercises is a partner drill where you stand in ready postion as if you were getting...Read More