From firing up schools, groups of kids, parents or any others that are affected by addiction, I convey an empowering message of hope through my story of going “Felony to Fitness to Free,” or from one of my other keynotes, You will surely leave motivated, inspired and with more belief in yourself than ever before.
I’ve also had the opportunity to train, teach and impact businesses of all sizes and industries from acclaimed global corporations to local non-profit agencies (501c3). Are you looking to develop a wellness initiative for your team? Trying to boost morale with a heaping dose of motivation? Seeking to inspire others? Regardless of the goal, I’m your guy…
My most popular presentations
Here are a few of my most popular presentations. If these don’t speak to you, feel free to contact me directly. As you’ll see in the testimonials below, I’ve created several custom programs and presentations to meet the needs of the audience. I’d be happy to do this for you.
One Day Stronger
This is a favorite among kids, parents or any others that are looking to transform into the best and strongest versions of themselves. This speech will leave the audience speechless as Doug reveals his top tips and tricks on how to become “One Day Stronger” in all areas of your life. This includes how to surround yourself with people that bring the best out in you and why fitness is a crucial pillar to build a STRONG you physically, mentally and emotionally. Learn Doug’s view on Faith and how it’s not as scary as it sounds and how you can use it to bring the best out in you. One Day Stronger is a talk that is geared to unleash hope, balance and purpose in all areas of you or your company lives.
The Power of Fitness: A Motivational Talk for All Audiences
Did you know fitness goes far beyond the physical benefits? Believe it or not, you can use the power of fitness to exponentially grow your business, relationships, career and most of all, your SELF! In this presentation, I’ll reveal how exercise and a healthy lifestyle contributes to each of the four aforementioned categories. The end result? Your team will be more motivated than ever to live a life full of health and happiness. And that motivation will be huge dividends in the workplace!
Fitness for Recovery: My Stirring Life Story
As you know by now, I’m a former felon and drug addict-turned-transformation coach. This is the talk where we get real personal. I share my story and explain exactly how fitness guided me to recovery. Doing push-ups will not guarantee a sober life, but research has proven the happiness and fulfillment that comes from exercise-induced endorphins can help combat addiction. That’s not all: Exercise increases self-esteem, self-confidence and mental clarity… all of which are needed on the road to recovery. This presentation is a favorite amongst the recovery community as it is designed to show others recovery is possible and instill habits to get them there… all from someone who can relate to exactly what they are experiencing.
Secrets to Building a $100,000 Personal Training Business: Business Lessons For Fitness Professionals
As all Personal Trainers know, managing a sustainable schedule, retaining clients, attracting new clients and building a healthy income (all while maintaining your own sanity and health) is quite a challenge. In this presentation, I unveil my best practices, as well as success secrets from some of the best trainers in the world to help you build and maintain a 6-figure business. Personal training isn’t a job — it’s a career. Let’s treat it like one.
Businesses I’ve Worked With:
Maryland Addiction Recovery: Provides a safe, caring, and therapeutic environment for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
*Train the patients at the Center as well as do motivational talks.
Verdence Capital Advisors: A nationally-recognized private wealth advisory and multi-family office firm.
*Provide Boot Camps for the company 4x/week that focus on improving overall wellness of company
High Point Catering & Events: A family-owned catering and entertainment company hosting formal events, corporate outings, weddings, galas, luncheons, barbecues, disaster-relief events and more.
Long Green Animal Dermatology: A specialty practice devoted solely to the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases in companion animals and horses.
McCormick: a World Wide Fortune 1000 company that produces spices, herbs and flavors.
*Created warm up program for world wide company plants/conducted boot camps for employees.
Carefirst BlueCross: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is a not-for-profit, non-stock health services company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and administrative services to individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and portions of Northern Virginia.
*Provided Power of Fitness keynote for company associates.
Weyrich Cronin and Sorra: Firm of Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants boasting services beyond the traditional tax, accounting and consulting services to include niche groups that specialize in forensic and investigative accounting, valuations, litigation support, non-profit organizations, construction & real-estate, governmental/municipal audits, employee benefit plan audits, and dental practices.
*Provided Power of Fitness keynote with an emphasis on stress management for more than 70 associates.
FCA Maryland (roughly 25 kids/parents in attendance during talk)
*Provided Fitness for Recovery keynote with an emphasis on what God has done in my life to help me serve my purpose.
Teledyne Technologies: Provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets including deepwater oil and gas exploration and production, oceanographic research, and air and water quality environmental monitoring.
*Led lunch-and-learns on the benefits of eating healthy eating and exercise for all associates.
MRIGlobal: Independent, not-for-profit, contract research organization providing personalized services that larger contract research organizations can’t offer.
*Collaborated on helping run Corporate Wellness Challenges for their organization
"I think Doug is the best trainer because he has motivated me to become not only a better athlete but also a better person. His story has inspired many and is a great positive influence in his clients’ lives."
"Doug has really made the most of his second chance. It’s almost like fitness saved his life and now he’s saving others through fitness. I think he’s come full circle. He’s always there to pick you up if you’re feeling frustrated and remind you how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go."
"I have been working out with Doug for several years. I now have a whole new level of energy that helps me out in my daily life. I used to dread exercising but Doug has showed me a new passion for a healthier lifestyle."
"Not only is this man my favorite trainer, he is also a life saver to me. Doug Bopst from the Mac Express in Hunt Valley knows me well. He understands the importance of me keeping fitness in my life not only from the physical, weight losing “in good-shape” aspect, but also from a mental health standpoint. Doug understands that for me getting to the gym can be the difference in my mood for not only the few hours after, but the whole entirety of the day. He understands the mental health struggles I have had and puts himself as a friend first. If I show up to the gym for a PT appointment and I’m upset about something, we talk it through as I work out. I have found that the best personal trainers are not the ones who can push you the hardest or make you look the best. Instead, they are like Doug Bopst: The ones who know your limits, know your personality and can change your attitude towards the gym in a friendly manner while granting motivation at a deep level."
"He is a great motivator and keeps my workouts always fresh and challenging. He knows what my limitations are as well as what I need. Also he has faced challenges in his own personal life and did a great turn around. He authored a book from felony to fitness (that is his story)."
"I have been working out with Doug as my personal trainer since January of 2013, 3 one hour sessions per week. When I first came to Doug, I was 63 years old and recovering from an almost fatal blood disease called TTP. I was very weak and felt like I had lost a lot of ground in stamina and strength. To make a long story short, I traveled to Bhutan last Sept. and climbed in the Himalayas, one day from 7000 to 11000 ft. in 2 hours. Enough said about my trainer Doug. My progress has been continuous and subtle. Doug has a variety of equipment and exercises so I never feel bored. He is a very comfortable person to be with and genuinely cares about the wellbeing of his clients. His self discipline with his own exercise and healthy lifestyle are inspiring.
In summary, I give Doug high marks. He is an important person in my life."
"I’ve literally been to almost every training facility in Baltimore county in the hopes that I would find the one place to keep me coming back for more. In the past, I would give it three months and quit, because I was bored or not entertained. With Doug, he helps keep me motivated to stay committed for the long run. I’m going on a year now and in the best shape of my life. I love the people, the music and now I look forward to working out!"
"I met Doug through my husband who had been working out with him and getting great results! Steve couldn’t stop talking about his trainer and what a great guy Doug was: he was motivational, inspirational and a good trainer. He is a trainer who is concerned about all aspects of your well being. After discussing my fitness goals with Doug, including my diet and other exercise workouts that I was doing, he and I decided that a Boot Camp style workout would be better suited to help me reach my overall fitness goals. So, along with the training, Doug and I also discussed my diet and overall nutrition. He will even let you know what the best menu item would be to eat at a restaurant if you text him where you are eating. He is like another member of our family, he has trained my kids, my mom, my husband, he dogs sits our dogs and even runs them at the dog park. I couldn’t be happier that I train with Doug and that he is an integral part of our family."
"I got started with Doug as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. My wife, who was already working out with him, thought it would be good for me. Boy was she right! Doug has been fantastic— tough but positive— making getting back in shape a great experience. Don’t wait; get started today!"