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Meet Dylan Conrad of DC Fitness in Brentwood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dylan Conrad.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Dylan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Growing up, I always struggled with my weight. I would exercise as hard as I could twice, sometimes three times a day. Initially, I would lose a ton of weight, but it was only a matter of time before I was injured, burnt out, or both. This yo-yo’ing continued until I started studying Kinesiology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I was honestly just in the right place at the right time, met some great mentors, they taught me how to read research and apply it to my clients (I was a physical therapist aide at a local clinic and working as personal trainer in the rec center). The results I was able to get in my own muscle imbalances and physique, as well as my clients was amazing. Using science to create fitness solutions became my obsession and I began diving deeper into muscle imbalances and functional strength training.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
For the most part, yes, it’s been pretty organic. I did, however, get fired from an un-paid internship in Boston after college! I was a cocky shit and completely deserved it, but it helped me humble myself and push to become the best personal trainer I could be. The business has grown pretty linearly since I started in 2012.

Please tell us about DC Fitness.
DC Fitness has one goal: make fitness so simple, anyone can get results. We focus on fat loss and rehabilitative exercise (exercises for injury), working mainly with parents and busy professionals. What sets us apart from ALL fitness classes and 95% of personal trainers is our exercise programming. We create progressively hard, structured, documented, and science based workouts. Our clients know each month what workout phase they’re in with a long term plan to get closer to their goals. Another thing that sets us apart is our monthly re-evaluation process. Every 4 weeks before a client starts a new phase in their program, we measure their body fat, circumference measurements, muscle imbalances, and re-assess their goals/habits for the month.

The last thing that sets us apart is our semi-private personal training. We create individual programs for each semi-private client, we just train them in a small group of no more than 3 people. We also offer private if clients need that, as well.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I would:

– Start with the necessary gym equipment and nothing more
– Don’t get desperate
– Stayed focused on the business side of personal training and had my trainers take my clients on
– Hired an administrative assistant earlier
– Do monthly events to drive out to potential clients


  • Average cost of personal training in our program is $128/session
  • Average cost of semi-private personal training in our program is $56/session

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