Earlier this month I presented my “Fit Like A Fighter” workshop at Alliance Training Center here in San Diego. We had an awesome group of strength coaches, personal trainers, and even professional athletes. Everyone had a great time, learned a lot, networked with like-minded professionals, and got a great workout in as well. I’m planning on offering another event later in the year so definitely stay tuned for more info!

I want to thank all the attendees for coming. I truly love presenting and “talking shop” and it’s workshops like this that help confirm my love of this industry. I learned a lot from all the folks that were there and I truly hope you were able to take some information with you that you can apply with your own training.

I also want to thank a few folks that contributed to this event in some way:

1. Hylete – If you order anything on their site, use code “DBSTRENGTH25″ and get 25% off your order.

2. Vitargo – For sending out samples for all the attendees.

3. Havyk – For providing cutting edge fitness equipment.



Talking shop with Corey Beasley, owner of Innovate Results.
If you live in the Orange County/Costa Mesa area and are looking for a great facility; check out Corey’s place.


Derek, owner of Havyk Strength & Conditioning Equipment, getting a chest stretch in
after our circuit training routine.


Demonstrating one of my favorite TRX stretches for the glutes.

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Group shot of some of the attendees at the recent ‘Fit Like A Fighter‘ workshop.

 Again, the next date will be announced soon. Sign up for the newsletter (box on the homepage) to stay up to date and hear when the next event has been scheduled.

Keep training hard. Keep training smart!


About Doug
Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is the owner of DB Strength, which provides fitness training, education, and resources. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for Alliance MMA where he works with UFC Champion Dominick Cruz, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, Travis Browne, Ross Pearson, Alexander Gustafsson, and more. Prior to starting his own business, Doug worked at Fitness Quest 10 as a personal trainer, strength coach, and Operations Director for Todd Durkin Enterprises (TDE).

He has completed some graduate work in Biomechanics at SDSU and has obtained multiple certifications including ACE, NSCA-CSCS, MMA-CC, TFW Level 1, TRX instructor training, RIP training, EFI Gravity instructor training, LIFT Sandbag Certification, and FMS training. He has produced his 2 DVD projects on strength training for combat athletes, appeared in many fitness videos and articles, and was a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter” FOX TV show in 2012.

For more information please visit www.dbstrength.com.