Donovan Green

Donovan Green

Donovan Green is 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!


Follow Donovan on Twitter @donovangreen and on Facebook.

Are you up for a Challenge… With Me?

We all know that if you are trying to get healthier, working with others on a shared goal and creating accountability can really help. So I’ve decided to help those…


A Simple, Fast Way to Build Core Strength

There are a lot of different ways out there to strengthen your core, but one of my favorites to increase core strength and improve balance is the Swiss ball. This…


How to Build Core Strength

One of my clients recently asked me what my favorite move was to build core strength. Before I answer this, let me first emphasize how important individual biomechanics are. Everyone has different…


Fitness FAQ: Desk Job Workout

Kari on Facebook asked: Can you put together a routine that we can do when we have a desk job? Answer: Hello Kari, I have a wide range of exercises you can…


Fitness FAQ: How to Build Arm Muscles

Facebook user Aura asked: Donovan, what are the best exercises to build arm muscles without bulking up? And do you have to work the arms every day In order to build…

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Firm Your Legs and Butt

Just about every woman would like nice, firm legs and a great looking backside. My female clients often tell me that they have tried everything under the sun and still…

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5 Benefits of Lifting Weights

How many times have you visited your gym and caught sight of the cardio machines jam packed with women and the weight room filled with men? Many women are under…

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Change Your Perception of Your Reflection

Look at your reflection in the mirror and tell me what you see. Do you see yourself as overweight? Do you feel like you are good just the way you…

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Stay Motivated to Get Fit This Summer

Staying motivated in the summer is not an easy task. Most people spend the entire winter in the gym getting prepared to expose their new, fit body in the summer….