Doug Murphy, Owner
ACE Certified Personal Trainer since 1996
Pretty exhilarating stuff for someone who was once an overweight, unathletic child. The discovery of a barbell set in my grandfather’s basement changed all that…
After years of working for health clubs and personal training companies, I launched DSM Fitness in 1999. I believed that a more customized, functional, challenging, and yet personal approach to training would yield much better results. I still follow that philosophy today.
I’ve been based out of Washington, DC since 2003, after running two successful personal training businesses in Chicago and Miami. I started online training to reach and help more people, and make scheduling easier and more convenient for hectic, busy lifestyles. My goal is to make training accessible for everyone.
I’m now celebrating my 30th year in the health and fitness industry!
Meridian Hill Park, Washington DC August 2020
The most challenging and rewarding part of my work involves training people with various health problems. I have helped clients with weight loss, heart disease, MS, cancer, hypertension, HIV, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain, post-rehab, and many other conditions. I attend many seminars, classes and conferences each year in order to stay on top of the latest research and training methods.
When possible, I work in conjunction with a client’s doctor or physical therapist in setting up safe and effective exercise programs to help improve their quality of life.
Meet Doug Murphy | Certified Personal Trainer, owner of DSM Fitness
Giving back to the community is an important part of what I do. I regularly donate training sessions to silent auctions at various charity and fundraising events in Washington, DC. This enables me to help support worthwhile organizations like foodandfriends.org