Introduced to sport at an early age by his father, David’s enthusiasm for physical activity is unstoppable. Growing up in Cambridgeshire, he mainly competed in Rugby. Playing regularly for both his school and local rugby club, David was talent spotted by a national academy giving him access to elite coaching, a vigorous strength and conditioning programme, and a fixture list of notable home and international opponents.

After a year of competing at university level, David’s rugby playing became beset by injury eventually requiring surgery on his hips. Over the months of physiotherapy that followed and with a comeback unlikely, David’s admiration for his coaching team kindled new ambitions. As he studied exercise physiology and biomechanics (David has a first class honours degree from the University of Wales), he began to develop his own coaching philosophy and his commitment to evidence-based training became firmly established.

David decided to study further, and qualified as an advanced personal trainer. Building on his exercise science knowledge base and first hand experience of injury rehabilitation, David could see the benefits of postural symmetry and a strong core to efficiently support human movement. He consequently found himself drawn towards Pilates as an exercise form. He spent the next two years working at one of London’s top reformer Pilates institutes, clocking-up over 3,500 teaching hours. During this time, David also completed studies in pre- and post-natal exercise prescription, GP referral, and exercise for the management of lower back pain.

Short one-line Bio:

Love sport. Love food. Love London. A Personal Trainer and Part-time (read amateur) Triathlete in Central London.

By David Kingsbury
Email: david@dkpt.co.uk
Tel: 07950 508 621
Twitter: @dkingsburypt

About The Author

David Kingsbury
Founder & PT at OPUS Fitness

"As the founder of OPUS, Davids' passion for an individuals' health and wellbeing is at the forefront of his training approach. His desire to achieve optimal health was fueled by his love of sports from a young age, and his own experiences of injury and recovery. An accomplished sportsman, David was selected to play for the Bedford Blues youth academy at the age of 17 and represented his University 1st XV for the duration of his studies. However, struck by injury, David's rugby career was cut short and surgery on hip hips was the only option. It wasn't until he went through an intensive post-surgery rehabilitation program that he truly understood and got to grips with the benefits of looking at his lifestyle habits, training and recovery holistically. After completing his studies, David worked at one of London's top Reformer Pilates studios and clocked up more than 3,500 teaching hours before opening the doors to his own boutique studio in Notting Hill. David now works with a range of clients with varying goals. His main interests are pre and post natal exercise, lower back pain management and sports conditioning." Email: david@opusfitness.co.uk Tel: 020 7112 9224 Twitter: @opusfitness Instagram: opusfitness Facebook: /opusfitness

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