DONOVAN JAMES

Coach

Personal Trainer & Health Coach at Club Fitness in Campbell River

ELITE-LEVEL TRAINING THAT’S TRULY PERSONAL

Your genetics, environment, physiology, health history, nutrition, and lifestyle make the path towards achieving your health and fitness goals truly unique. Instead of wasting your time with generic cookie-cutter programs that apply to no one, I look at the specifics of an individual so that I can program for anyone. Work with me and receive intelligent, personalised programs, individualized exercise execution, and health coaching that’s backed by science and delivers results.

PERSONAL TRAINING IN CAMPBELL RIVER

Comprehensive Assessment

Let’s discuss your goals and challenges! We’ll go over your health history, diet, and lifestyle. I’ll assess your movement patterns, gait, posture, bodyfat and blood pressure. Simple functional neurology and fitness capacity tests may also be warranted. You’ll leave with a solid game plan!

CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS

Receive specific stimuli-based training programs designed to support your goals and capabilities. As your trainability and recovery improve, your program plan evolves. Long-term clients will cycle through a variety of training stimuli for strength, power, fat loss, and muscle growth.

ELITE-LEVEL COACHING

As an N1 Education affiliate, I’ll teach you proper exercise biomechanics and execution with accuracy and individualized application. Maximize the benefits of every rep for every muscle for any body type or goal. Train smarter in the gym than anyone else in Campbell River!

PRIMAL HEALTH COACHING

Should you eat a paleo keto diet or increase carbs? It depends! Your training and nutrition must match while supporting your unique biology in order to optimize your physique and health goals. Get nutrition and lifestyle guidance from Campbell River’s only Certified Primal Health Coach.

SUPPLEMENT GUIDANCE

As a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, I’ll help you choose the best supplements to optimize your exercise performance and recovery. I’m also the only NutriDyn supplier on Vancouver Island offering professional nutraceuticals for health, longevity, and athletic performance enhancement.

EMPATHY WHEN YOU NEED IT

Work with a personal trainer and health coach whose been in your shoes with past health and fitness challenges. Highly intuitive, I’ll know when to push you hard and when to encourage you gently. Whether you’re struggling with illness, injuries, weight loss or simply want to get shredded, I’ve got your back!

Coach Donovan quite literally saved my life.

A few months ago I was extremely unhealthy and suffered from constant anxiety. Now, almost 20 sessions later, I feel like a different person. Not only is he a very knowledgeable trainer, but he really helped me with my nutrition as well. Now I can't imagine him not being a part of my health journey. On top of having an incredible eye for detail when going through the exercises (I had been living with hypermobile joints and never knew it), he is so empathetic and caring - he really advocates for YOU as a client. I never thought I'd stick with the gym for this long but now it's my favourite part of the week and I look forward to having many more sessions with him!

Chloe Valentine

Youth Engagement Coordinator, Youth Can 20/20

Donovan is an exceptional personal trainer and I recommend him without hesitation.

He brings an authentic positivity to workouts – and backs it up with a deep knowledge set around fitness, strength training, nutrition, and health. I came to Donovan with a specific set of personal goals. He took the time to listen and to craft a unique program around my goals. The results have exceeded my expectations and significantly changed my life for the better.

Jeff Seedhouse, P.Eng. MBA

CEO, Avatara Software

I’m on a mission and Donovan is giving me the tools to get there!

I'm coming in as a total newbie to weightlifting and bodybuilding with really ambitious goals and a lot of bad habits. I knew in order to succeed I had to work with the experts, people who have a passion for their work and have the next level of knowledge. Donovan definitely knows a lot! Not only does he push me to finish my reps, but he also guides me through diet and general health coaching - not an easy feat! I wouldn’t be able to get the service and skills I need elsewhere. He actively works on my program and keeps me in line. Since working with Donovan, I feel like my mission can be accomplished and I want to impress him with my amazing strength 😝💪🤙👌

Mary Boscia

National Head, Records and Information, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG)

Donovan has an innate ability to inspire people towards healthier living.

He is a rare person who is truly driven by his passion for health and fitness. He frequently offers time and advice to people out of the kindness of his heart, whether it's helping strangers in a health store pick out supplements or giving nutrition advice to friends or family to help them with their health challenges. Anyone who knows Donovan knows that they can turn to him with any health challenge and get the support, encouragement and information they need.

Torva Kristin Logan

IT Marketing Consultant, KLA Group, Inc

CAMPBELL RIVER'S NEWEST PERSONAL TRAINER

TRANSFORMING LIVES IS MY PASSION

Living my dream as a health coach and personal trainer in Campbell River, I aim to transform as many lives as possible!

After conquering numerous health setbacks in my own life, I am able to provide the right balance between pushing clients past their perceived limits and providing empathy when the going gets tough.

As a fitness geek, I am constantly upgrading my education to maximize results for my clients. At every session, I share that education in a fun and engaging way to help my clients to become better athletes.

I never plan on retiring from being a personal trainer & health coach; there are too many lives to change!

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