David Van Daff Director, Global Industry Development NASM
Director, Global Industry Development


David Van Daff

With more than 25 years of comprehensive experience in fitness, wellness, and sport, David Van Daff brings a vast level of expertise in fitness industry business operations, multi-facility management, and training and education to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). 

As Director, Global Industry Development, Van Daff leads the NASM Health Club Industry Division that includes ClubConnect, the global industry’s premier fitness education, and training platform. Prior to rejoining NASM, he served in roles as Executive Vice President of Fitness for Fusionetics and Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs for NASM.  In addition, Van Daff lead fitness operations, personal training, and education for over 400 health clubs at  Bally Total Fitness for 14 years. He is often interviewed by national media – including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN, The New York Times, Shape,  Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, and InStyle – for his expertise in fitness, health and wellness industry. Van Daff holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science from the University of Tennessee. He also has an extensive array of certifications and credentials in personal training, corrective exercise, fitness nutrition, performance enhancement, and weight loss. He currently resides in Chicago with his family.

David is also a speaker at our EMEA Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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