About Me

Hello everyone!  My name is David Hawkins, I am 38 years old, married to a beautiful woman named Tirza for 14 wonderful years.  We have 4 great kids ranging in age from 9 years old to 4 year old twins.  Needless to say our lives are pretty busy, filled with lots of love and lots of fun.  We wouldn’t want it any other way.

I am a physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), and I co-own and operate 3 outpatient physical therapy clinics.  Everyday I give people advice on their health and partner with them in overcoming various injuries, helping them reach their goals and return to the
things they love to do.  Over the years of treating others, I have witnessed the role that exercise, proper nutrition, and proper instruction play in helping people recover from injuries, prevent future injuries, and live happier, healthier lives.  I came across a quote, “The First Wealth is Health” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and I truly believe in this statement.  Ask yourself, if I don’t have my health, what do I truly have left?  I have witnessed what happens when the ability to walk is taken away from someone because of injury or declining health. They would give anything to walk or run again.  Which leads me to the question:  What am I or what are we all doing today to improve our health?  If the answer is nothing or not much, then it is time to make a change.

If we all know the importance of proper nutrition and exercise, what keeps us from being consistent in our exercises and making good food choices?  Well, I surveyed several of my patients and they came up with various answers: no
time, being unsure of what to do, no accountability, the dreaded no results, and no motivation.  Does this sound like any of you, it certainly sounded like some of my excuses.  Which leads me to the question: why Beachbody?

Why Beachbody?  I have personally previewed several programs over the last 10 years, always looking for new exercises to give to patients, and looking for a program that would produce results for me personally.  From my
experience, I can honestly say that my current program P90X is the most comprehensive program I have ever come across.  The program combines cardiovascular exercise, strength training, plyometrics, and the oft forgotten
and highly undervalued stretching exercises through Yoga, to give you a complete program that produces results.  Not only that but the exercises change and advance over the course of the program creating muscle confusion and providing a solution to what I call “Adult Exercise Attention Span”.  Many of us know what I’m talking about, we get all excited about getting into shape and then get a few weeks to few months into it and get bored or don’t get results and then stop.  Well Beachbody is your solution.  They have an entire lineup of home exercise programs from beginner, to
diabetic, to extreme.  Regardless of where you are currently at in your fitness, whether you are young or old, male or female, fit or flabby, there is something for you.  Beachbody also has a wonderful community support group of coaches and people like you and I, willing to help each other along the way.

Finally, I have learned that exercising and being healthy is as much a mental game as it is a physical one, so jump on board, enjoy the ride, and achieve the mental and physical health that you deserve and need for years to come.

Come connect with me on Facebook and Twitter or find me on Beachbody under the name HawkPT.  I would love to help you reach your health and fitness goals!

Here’s to your success!

P.S. If you would like more information on recovering from injury – you can find more helpful information at www.DavidHawkinsPT.com


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