This month’s featured trainer is David Hayes. Originally from St. Petersburg Florida, David currently resides in Miami Beach and was signed with the highly respected modeling agency NEXT. I went through a workout with David and his style incorporates many body weight exercises and yoga movements that gave me a unique workout experience. We can all get bored doing the same exercises in the gym and after trying different classes and programs David’s is definitely challenging and fun.
I got to talk to David on our one on one private yoga session. I really needed the help getting deeper in the positions. David made me feel comfortable and helped to relax me and keep me focused on what I was doing. It’s always a little weird in yoga, if you’re in a class you want to make sure you’re leaning the right way or turning the way the instructor said. I always get mixed up when that happens. That’s why I like one on one sessions they help eliminate that pressure.
If anything David is really funny. His serious side during the session didn’t bore me while working out. He would crack a joke here and there just to make sure I was paying attention. Do you ever notice how your mind wanders when doing yoga? Does that happen to you? I’ll be in up dog and suddenly I’m thinking of why my toes don’t bend all the way or if I’m going to the beach and then eat or eat and then the beach.
Here’s a little more background info on David. His contact information is below if you’re down for a great private training session. Be sure to keep a look out for this one. He’s got some great projects coming up soon.
Hi! I’m David Hayes. I was born September 1988 in St. Petersburg, FL. I tend to be reserved and sort of shy when I first meet you, but before you know it I’ll have you smiling and laughing. Those who are close to me call me Davey, not short for Davey Crocket. Although, I did have one of those squirrel hats that he always wore. I currently live in Miami Beach and have for the past three years.
Fitness has always been something I was interested in. From a young age I have been involved in sports, as a kid I mostly played baseball. I lifted weights in high school, but my dedication to fitness did not start until I was about 22 years old. As a teenager I suffered from scoliosis and was in discomfort most days in my lower back area. My chiropractor recommended yoga. Being a teenager, I rejected any ideas of doing yoga because its only for girls… of course. Now I practice yoga 3 to 4 times a week, and believe it should be the foundation to anyones exercise routine. I also no longer have the lower back pain thanks to my regular yoga practice.
As I developed a passion for fitness, modeling opportunities presented themselves. Modeling was something I had always wanted to do. When i served tables at Charley’s in Tampa, i constantly was asked the questions: “What are you doing here? Why aren’t you in Miami?” So, I looked further into modeling, and was scouted off of Model Mayhem. As soon as i could, I made the move to Miami. I am now signed with the highly respected agency, NEXT. Moving to south Florida was one of the best decision I’ve ever made. Don’t get me wrong… I love my hometown, but you can’t beat living on south beach.
I am a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I have also enrolled in a 200 hour Yoga-Alliance certification that I will complete by the new year. The clients I work with privately receive a different kind of personal training… I incorporate elements from my own daily fitness routine. This unique method melds yoga with high intensity interval training. We may meet in a park, on our bikes, in your stairwell and get to the sweat from there. I like to have fun when I train. Why be cooped up inside a gym all the time? Lets get outside, get some sun and shred that body up!
You can reach David by emailing him and be sure to follow him on social media!