Training with David has been likened to a Zen experience. His holistic approach to wellness encompassing a disciplined exercise, nutrition and supplements regime, is rooted in his philosophy of "Sound Mind, Sound Body," reaching the perfect balance of mind, body and spirit.
As the celebrated trainer and founder of Madison Square Club, he has sculpted celebrity clientele including Heidi Klum, Faith Hill, Sophie Dahl, Bridget Hall, Ellen Barkin, James King, Liv Tyler, Kerry Washington, Anne Hathaway, Karolina Kurkova and Linda Evangelista, to name a few.
Credited with getting a postpartum Heidi Klum ready for the Victoria's Secret lingerie runway show in record time, David is the man that many celebrities and New York's men and women train with when they need to get in shape fast.
MindBodyGreen: If someone wants to start off January with a change in their diet, what's the first thing they should do?
David Kirsch: Throw out the cookies!!!
MBG: How do you advise your clients regarding snacks?
DK: Limit snacking to when it is really necessary. Try to pick healthy snacks such as almonds, walnuts, protein shakes, and fruit like apples or pears.
MBG: What is the biggest key to success in losing weight and maintaining weight loss?
DK: The biggest key is setting realistic goals, mapping out a good course of action, and accepting that it may not always be perfect...but when you fall off course, you have to get right back on!
MBG: Are there any facts about nutrition/diet/fitness that many people don't know about or overlook?
DK: In diet, you need to be sure you are eating enough food with proper nutrients. Fasting is counterproductive to one's overall wellness.