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 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
  • 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 answered:
    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 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 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 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 answered:


    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 answered:
    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
  • Donovan Green answered:
    Exercising can be fun and also very dangerous. Many people use gadgets such as heart rate monitors which are great to have, but not always accurate. RPE (rated preceived exertion) is the best way to judge how you truly feel during exercise. Its based on a scale of 0- 10. 0 is nothing and 10 is when your...Read More
  • Donovan Green answered:
    I am not a big fan of the scale. As a matter of fact, I think the scale is the Devil. It tells you nothing but lies and always leave you feeling bad about yourself. Scales also remind me of a bad friend who pretends to be there for you but always seem to let you down. The best way to judge your results...Read More
  • Donovan Green posted:
    via Twitter/@donovangreen: Dr. Oz trainer Donovan Green destroys shoulder work out with George Bacot Extreme Shoulders http://bit.ly/1n0ULb8
  • Donovan Green posted a photo:
    via Twitter/@donovangreen: DONOVAN GREEN’S BOXING BASICS http://bit.ly/1rp7Ja2
  • Donovan Green answered:
    Cardio is great for the heart and lungs and some good calorie burn. However it does not work the muscles enough to build them. You have to implement weight training into your program because the external resistance is needed for your bones and muscles. It will force the muscle fibers to rip, heal,...Read More
  • Donovan Green posted:
    via Twitter/ @DonovanGreen: Are your goals clear? http://bit.ly/1wFEKyU
  • Donovan Green has posted a blog entry:
    2014… can you get the body you have always wanted by doing a 20 minute workout 5 days per week with a sensible diet? Donovan Green Dr. Oz’s personal trainer...Full Post