Jennifer Lopez. Heidi Klum. Anne Hathaway. What do these three women have in common? Aside from being A-listers, they’re also past clients of celebrity trainer and wellness expert David Kirsch.
Over the years, David Kirsch has gained a reputation as the guy to go to if you’re looking for results. He’s authored six books, and built an entire empire on his training philosophy of the connection between mind body, and spirit — making sure to integrate mind-body conditioning, multi-tasking workouts, and smart nutrition into one routine. Today, aside from working with big-name clientele, he’s also the fitness curator at CORE: NYC and one of Technogym’s newest “Train at Home” trainers, helping to motivate you to move on your own in the comfort of your own home.
We caught up with David Kirsch to ask him a few questions, from how he got his start in the industry to what are the cornerstones of how he trains some of the biggest names in the business.
So, I would get my studying done, and use working out as the “carrot” at the end of a long day. Something I’d chase to be the best version of myself. I then decided that I was going to become a bodybuilder, and then after that, did more research and started taking training classes, education classes, learning about nutrition and sharing with others what I was most passionate about. I didn’t exactly see where all this was leading to. I didn’t have a crystal ball. I didn’t know I’d write six books and train celebrities all over the world, but I knew that being a trainer was my calling, and I remember calling my parents to tell them exactly that. They couldn’t believe it, even though I knew that my soul was going to be nurtured, and I’d be doing what I was meant to do.
After a cover story on me in Harper’s Bazaar on how I am the ‘body shaper and sculptor, calls started coming through from various celebrities and that was the beginning of it all. I was pretty early to the game, but it feels good to still be relevant today and to have had the opportunity to be a trend setter in the fitness world.