Bio

Donovan Green is the author of No Excuses Fitness, 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

Affiliation:

  • Elite Trainer on Sharecare

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  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green posted:
    I won’t lie & say getting fit will be the easiest thing you’ll ever do; but if the commitment is great, the reward will be equally so
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green has posted a blog entry:
    Nutrition is extremely important for good overall health. Aside from weight loss, a good diet CAN...
    • increase your life span,
    • improve brain function,
    ...Full Post
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    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 - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Unfortunately we live in a society where fitness is judged based on six-pack abs and ripped bodies. That is not what fitness is. You will know when you are fit simply by how you feel. Your mind, body and spirit should feel free of guilt, and stress should be at a minimum in your life. Physiacal a...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green posted:
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    “Give me 1 more rep! Your body can always find the energy to do it. Your mind will find the energy to just keep going. #NoExcuses”

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  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Unfortunately we live in a society where fitness is judged based on six-pack abs and ripped bodies. That is not what fitness is. You will know when you are fit simply by how you feel. Your mind, body and spirit should feel free of guilt, and stress should be at a minimum in your life. Physiacal a...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green posted:
    https://twitter.com/donovangreen/status/565919526483525632

    “In order to maintain a #healthy, sustainable lifestyle, you need resilience, emotional balance & spiritual serenity. #NoExcuses”

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    1. Alex Crumpler Great quote. Thank you for sharing Donovan!
      On Feb 13
    2. Donovan Green Anytime Alex, you are very welcome.
      On Feb 13
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    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 - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    A personal trainer is very similar to a road map. His/her job is to guide you in the proper direction, ensuring you get to your goals (destination) safely and efficiently. You do not need to have a trainer for the rest of your life but it is great to have one at some point in your life. A personal...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Exercise is an essential part of living a healthier life. I encounter many people who say they don't have time to exercise due to busy schedules at work or taking care of family. Either way you look at it, those are just excuses...you should be able to squeeze in at least 20 minutes of exercise each...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    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, and even playing....Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    The formula for your target heart rate is very simple. Take your age and subtract it from 220. This will give you a pretty good estimate of where your maximum heart rate should be. An example of this formula would be if someone is 30 years of age. Their max HR would be 190:
    220-30=190
    Though this...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Getting healthy together is always the best step. You cannot force them to workout. Instead opt for more fun outdoor activities such as playing sports or hiking with the family. The idea is to keep them stimulated by doing the things they love, not by doing things they hate. Keep it FUN and watch their...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    Donovan Green answered:
    Kids are not big on doing pushups, jumping jacks, or squats. Instead, get your kids involved in doing more outdoor activities together as a family. One of my favorite things to do is go hiking or bike ridng with my kids and my wife. This will teach them the importance of being active, but most of...Read More
  • Donovan Green - Fairfield, CT - Athletic Training
    The accuracy of the BMI has been viewed very differently by professionals all around the world. However, it is a very good way to keep track of your overall health. It is a very simple and useful guideline that will give you a great idea on where you fall in the healthy category. It is also good to know...Read More