EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THE MOST CHALLENGING WORKOUT, DAVE'S ALWAYS A JOY TO WORK WITH MAKING ME SMILE AND LAUGH AS HE HELPS ME REACH MY HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS...
David’s experience and expertise make him a first-rate trainer. But even more important, he’s a natural leader and motivator. Even in the midst of the most challenging workout, he’s always a joy to work with, making me smile and laugh as he helps me reach my health and fitness goals. Whenever I’m in LA I make sure I book a session with Dave!
DAVID HAS KEPT OUR FAMILY THRIVING AND FIT FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. HE ALWAYS CHALLENGES US, ADVANCES US, AND PATCHES US UP WHEN NECESSARY...
David has kept our family thriving and fit for the last ten years...no easy task for sure. But he somehow crafts a plan for each of us that always challenges us, advances us and patches us up when necessary. And nothing is boring about his workouts...he has a great curiosity and fascination with his field which drives him to explore the newest and most effective theories on fitness. His positive energy and his awesome team have been an important part of our lives and "health care" for a decade and we cannot imagine facing the next few decades without them.
Linda P. Healey, PCAM, CCAM
It is a pleasure to work with you on everything related to health and activity...
You helped me personally with a plan that works for me and now you are advising us on great ideas to rethink our cardio equipment for our community's gym. You never push equipment; you just offer a creative solution, and you always keep our goals for the best in mind. It is a great pleasure knowing you and working with you.
Shannon Harris, MPT, OCS
Dave has a creative variability to his workouts, regularly changing routines to limit the body's accommodation to his programs, and often pushing forward with new ideas and approaches of his own invention.
Physical Therapist and Founder of
Body Reform Integrated Physical Therapies
Dave has been an integral member of Body Reform’s network of top fitness and health professionals for many years. We count on him for his knowledge of new equipment and awareness of current and emerging trends. Well read, he’s a great student of his craft, as well as life in general. He has a creative variability to his workouts, regularly changing routines to limit the body’s accommodation to his programs, and often pushing forward with new ideas and approaches of his own invention. Dave has good instincts for referring when a client needs adjunctive treatments such as physical therapy. Most recently, as an upscale trainer concierge, he has impressed me with his skills interviewing and vetting trainers, and his ability to match the right trainer with the right individual or corporation.
Tarek Adra, D.C., L.Ac.
Dave understood more about the dynamics of functional training than many self-proclaimed "experts".. I recommend him to all my patients.
During my years in practice as a pharmacist, chiropractic doctor, rehabilitation specialist, and as acupuncturist, I had the privilege to meet and collaborate with hundreds of professionals from all the corners of the health and wellness industry; whether it be medical doctors, physical therapists, fellow chiropractors, and/or athletic and personal trainers. One of the most impressive professionals I have had the pleasure to meet and work with is, without a doubt, Mr. David Shamash, founder of Kailo Fitness. His expertise in matters of body biomechanics, along with his insight on the human musculo-skeletal system function and how to properly exercise it blew me away. He understood more about the dynamics of functional training than many self-proclaimed “experts” all without the slightest hint of egocentrism but with a nourishing and supportive, client-centered environment. I recommend him to all my patients.
HIS comprehensive team of trainers with an array of specialties has allowed me to expand my fitness routine in fun and unexpected ways...
Dave and his team have been amazing partners on my healing journey over the last 5 years. I first met Dave completely hopeless and defeated by my chronic injury. Having been an athlete my entire life, I struggled to find ways to exercise that were both safe and rehabilitating for my body while also maintaining my fitness level. I immediately started to feel stronger and less pain within a week of working with him, something that no physical therapist or doctor was able to achieve. Dave has a great eye for spotting muscle imbalances or inconsistencies and ensures that I am always using proper technique in my exercise. He also has a wealth of knowledge on the body and is constantly introducing new exercises and methods into our workouts. His comprehensive team of trainers with an array of specialties has allowed me to expand my fitness routine in fun and unexpected ways. Now feeling empowered both personally and athletically from everything I’ve learned from Dave and his team, I am excited to continue to explore all of the different ways to move my body and enhance my overall wellbeing.
Charles louy MD and jeanne weiss MD
Dave is a virtuoso who can assess musculoskeletal functional problems like few people can.
Dave Shamash is not your standard personal trainer. He is a virtuoso who can assess musculoskeletal functional problems like few people can; a hybrid between a trainer and a physical therapist. Dave is continuously educating himself on new ways to diagnose and treat these conditions. Dave has created a group of subspecialists within Kailo Fitness, from yoga to massage to tissue stretching who work with clients under Dave’s coordination. Charles is currently working with the yoga and myofascial release specialist and gradually regaining muscular flexibility lost after years of disuse. Dave’s warm personality added to his vast fund of knowledge and meticulous approach to conditioning our bodies encouraged us to push ourselves to new limits that we did not think were possible. Thank you Kailo team!
I'm not sure what most relationships are like between a person and their trainer, but with dave, i made a friend for life.
I've known Dave now for more than ten years. There are many amazing things I can say about him, but there is nothing more important than saying that he deeply cares about the work he does. All the great things he has done for me, I believe, follows from this. Dave began training me when I was in the 7th or 8th grade, which means, he was tasked with working with somebody who fought him at every step. I was not a fun person to work with at that time in my life (and probably for a handful of years after that). I gave Dave plenty of reasons to give up on me at anytime, but he never did. And for that, I'm truly thankful. I'm not sure if there is anything more I can ask for than that. It's without a doubt that I can say that I'm a better person today because of our friendship. He helped me grow and become a better person. He taught me a lot about the world. I'm not sure what most relationships are like between a person and their trainer, but with Dave, I made a friend for life.
DavID is dedicated to his clients, caring and tenacious in his efforts to find what works for each individual..
My wife met Dave Shamash in a self-defense class where he was acting as an assistant while serving as the head trainer at the gym. She wanted to hire him as her personal trainer and convince me to do the same. After some resistance, I agreed. That was over 15 years ago. Since then our family involvement with Dave as a personal trainer has expanded to include our two daughters and two of our grandsons. Dave is a natural teacher. He is dedicated to his clients, caring and tenacious in his efforts to find what works for each individual. He is a master at his profession and is constantly learning new techniques. I am always amazed at the quantity of exercises he knows. Dave often brings in something new; either an exercise, a new piece of equipment (always something portable) or information on health and nutrition. I can't imagine a better trainer, one that is more creative or cares as much as him. He is very encouraging, supportive and considerate. Dave always asks how I feel and what hurts. He is also a valuable source of excellent references. He has sent me to two chiropractors, one physical therapist and one sports medicine doctor. All have been excellent practitioners and helpful in solving my ailments. Dave really takes care of his clients. I would add that Dave constitutes a life coach for our grandsons. He has shown so much interest in the older one that I am anxious to expand his time with the younger brother. I believe he is a gift to those boys. Dave is a remarkable young man that I absolutely believe would be successful in any number of professions or businesses. He is smart, nice, interesting and a very hard worker. He is also knowledgeable and reads extensively. No one could find him boring. Dave is a pleasure to be with.