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About Doug

Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and business owner. Those credentials and accolades are a result of his own transformation. He is a former felon and drug addict, sentenced to months in jail due to being found guilty of “possession with intent to sell.” He chose to use his time locked in that small cell to beat his demons and reinvent himself thanks to a combination of faith, family and fitness.

He has helped hundreds of people improve their health and wellness.

He is the author of two books: “From Felony to Fitness to Free,” written to inspire people that they too can turn a negative into a positive and to make the most of their second chance as well as “Faith Family Fitness,” to encourage readers to cultivate their spirituality, believe in themselves, have a strong inner circle and to stay mentally, physically and spiritually fit.

He has been featured nationally in media outlets such as the Today Show, Mens Health, Goalcast, Cheddar, Greatist, Thrive Global and others…

Doug has also been featured as a guest on various podcasts including the Rich Roll Podcast, This Life with Dr. Drew and One37pm.

He has also been featured on local media outlets in his hometown such as WBAL 11WJZ 13WMAR 2  and in the Baltimore Sun as one of Baltimore’s “12 Fitness Heroes” in 2015.

He is currently working on his third book showcasing the unique stories, tips, and advice of many of the world’s most-inspiring individuals in recovery due out in March 2019. The book is going to be a collection of interviews from all walks of life reflecting all different views of “sobriety and recovery,” to inspire hope and courage people to get and stay in recovery in whatever way works for them.