Passion: Boxing, Life
Shortly after welcoming us into the Park Gym at 1960 Harrison Street it becomes apparent why David has become a close friend and trusted confidant to so many of his clients.
Positive, enlightened and remarkably creative are some of the ways you could describe this unassuming boxing and taekwondo teacher, but David admits he didn’t always have a healthy perspective on life.
After achieving fame and fortune as a women’s wear fashion designer for retailers, including Nordstrom, Henri Bendel and Forever 21’s predecessor, he realized that, despite appearing to have King Midas’ golden touch, he wasn’t happy and had developed a skewed sense of priorities. His decision to get sober was the tipping point and, after impressing the fashion industry with his final signature collection, David turned his back on his high-pressured career. He moved back to his hometown to rekindle his first love of boxing and open his own innovative gym, which recently inspired him to write and produce his own sitcom.