With a 20-year involvement in the health, fitness and sporting fields, David has built a solid reputation as a personal trainer and mentor to other trainers. His knowledge, motivational skills and commitment to excellence have helped thousands of people achieve their best results.

As an athlete himself, David has experienced firsthand just how difficult it can be to reach the top in this arena. As a double-international athlete (in Tae Kwon Do and bodybuilding) he has trained in an elite fashion for much of his life. What he has learned along the way he now uses to help his clients achieve their goals, whatever they may be.

As a writer, David is known for presenting balanced, articulate and thought-provoking works that entertain while enabling the reader gain previously hidden insights. His ability to have captured the truth through the many hundreds of articles he has written has gained him a strong readership. As a book author David specializes in biographical writing and is known for his ability to capture all of the essential elements of a subject’s life while presenting them in a unique literary style.

David Robson With a Client

Academic Qualifications and Awards

Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Leisure Studies (BSLS).Univeristy of Waikato - 2002.
Graduate Diploma in Social Science (GradDipSocSciences).
University of Waikato - 2003.
Fitness Leader certification (Network) - 1996.
Golden Key International Honour Society inductee - 2001.
National Diploma in Journalism (WINTEC) - 2005.
"Classic Anatomy Hall Of Fame: 2009 inductee".
Certificate in TESOL - Teaching English as a Second Language


Current Roles

Personal Trainer: 1990 - 2009
Book Author
Professional freelance writer
Professional support worker and therapist

Sporting Achievements

Rugby player (1990 - 1993).
Bodybuilding competitor (25 competitions). Power-lifter: 1st. Place 1995 Bay of Plenty strongman competition.
World Bodybuilding Championships 1997 (2nd).
New Zealand Tae Kwon Do Championships (National's)1998 (2nd - Silver Medal).
Oceania Tae Kwon Do Championships 1998
(3rd - Bronze Medal).
Traditional Martial Arts Weapons practitioner.
Registered new Zealand boxer - from 2003.
Midwestern Christian Bodybuilding (March) 1996 Cyber Contest (Class Winner)
NABBA Auckland bodybuilding championships, 2006 (2nd).
Midwestern Christian Bodybuilding Cyber Contest (November) 1996 (Class Winner and Overall Champion).
Second Dan black belt in Tae Kwon Do

My Current Stats Are

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Arms 17"
Waist: 32"
Thighs: 26"
Calves: 16"
Neck: 16"
Chest: 47"


Based in Hamilton, New Zealand, David Robson is a professional freelance writer, book author and respected personal trainer and health and fitness expert. With his solid scientific and academic credentials he has helped thousands of people achieve their health and fitness goals through both his written works and professional guidance. More about David

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