DB Strength was created by Doug Balzarini to provide fitness and wellness education and resources to help you achieve your goals. In addition to the day-to-day operations of DB Strength, he is also the strength coach for the Alliance MMA Fight Team at the Alliance Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. For over 6 years, Doug was the Operations Director, personal trainer, and strength coach at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego. He was also an assistant coach for ‘Team Cruz’ on the TV show, “The Ultimate Fighter Live” on the FX network.
DOUG BALZARINI – FOUNDER
Doug has been in the fitness industry for the past 14 years. He is originally from Massachusetts where he earned his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and had his first personal training job. He moved to San Diego in 2000 and worked for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 5 years before starting his career at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer and strength coach. He was there from 2005 to 2011 and worked with clients of all ages and abilities.
Since being in San Diego he has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at San Diego State University, competed in multiple grappling tournaments, and has earned the following certifications:
- MMA Conditioning Coach Cert;
- ACE Personal Trainer Cert;
- NSCA-CSCS Cert;
- Training for Warriors Cert;
- GRAVITY Instructor Training;
- TRX Instructor Training;
- TRX RIP Training;
- LIFT Sandbag Cert;
- MovNat Training;
- FMS (Functional Movement Systems) Training;
- Spinning Cert;
- CPR/AED Instructor Status
DVDs, manuals, magazines including:
- DB Strength “Strength & Conditioning for the Combat Athlete” DVD
- DB Strength “Metabolic Madness for MMA” DVD
- TRX ‘Train Like the Pros’ DVD
- Multiple Total Gym DVD projects
- Gatorade G Fit Video Series
- Various ACE video productions
- Todd Durkin Enterprises & Fitness Quest 10 video projects
Manuals, magazines, internet, etc., including:
- UFC Magazine
- Fighter’s Only Magazine
- Train Hard Fight Easy Magazine
- Fight! Magazine
- MMA Business Magazine
- ACE Personal Trainer Manual
- Various ACE magazine appearances
- Content contributor to BodyBuilding.com
- Content contributor to JacoClothing.com
- Content contributor to EliteFTS.com
- Content contributor to OneResult.com
- Content contributor to the FQ10 blog site
- Content contributor to the TDE website
Fitness Quest 10
Director of Operations – Managed all aspects of corporate wellness programming; from initial contact to completion of the event, workshop, or contract.
Personal Trainer – Worked with clients of all ages and abilities; educating them towards a healthier lifestyle through exercise, proper nutrition, and a positive mindset.
Strength & Conditioning Coach - FQ10 has allowed Doug to work with a number of athletes; from youngsters learning basic movement patterns and body awareness to professional players in the NFL, MLB, Bellator, WEC, and UFC. Currently, he trains many professional fighters based out of ‘Alliance Training Center’ in Chula Vista, CA.
Athletes who have utilized the DB Strength Training System
DR JENN REINER - D.C. & A.R.T. Specialist
Dr. Jennifer Reiner is the chiropractor for Water and Sports Physical Therapy and Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, California. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Florida and went on to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West. As a member of the Palmer West Sports Council, Dr. Reiner focused her studies on sports injuries and rehabilitation. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
She spent five years as the official chiropractor for the University of California San Diego, providing care to a variety of sports including swimming, soccer, volleyball, track and field, tennis, and basketball. Dr. Reiner utilizes various treatments including joint manipulation, soft tissue therapies, laser therapy, and corrective exercise to create a treatment plan specific for each patient. She is certified in Graston Technique as well as Active Release Technique (ART). Dr. Reiner also holds certifications in FMS (Functional Movement Screen), SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), TRX suspension training, and K-laser therapy. She is also an instructor for the TRX Sports Medicine division.