LPW is one of Greater Cincinnati’s largest training facilities, with over 14,500 square feet of dedicated space. Our dedication is to building a community to prepare and guide you to sustaining a healthy lifestyle. From education, fitness regimes, nutrition and recovery sessions, we work to ensure your movements, mobility and mental training are on track for continued success.



Owner / Coach

Before graduating with degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Union College, David developed a love for fitness as a two sport student-athlete. After college he was introduced to CrossFit in 2013 where he found a love for coaching and motivation others.

USAW Level 1, USAW Level 2, CrossFit Level 1

Owner / Coach / Nutrition Specialist

A former football player with a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Master’s in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville, Zack uses his experiences, expertise and disciplines to separate himself from other personal trainers. He specializes in sport-specific and personal training, injury prevention, and nutrition consulting.



 “David’s passion and vision are going to make Lion’s Pride Wellness the premier training location in Cincinnati. The space is amazing! I’m impressed!”

– Jim Malone
Strength Coach, Pittsburgh Pirates

“David’s patience, expertise and positive attitude have not only helped me physically but mentally. Since joining, I have hit PRs on every lift. I went from being afraid of attempting big weights to now lifting weights that I never thought possible.”

– Morgan Spare
Original Barbell Club Member

I wanted something more permanent and more meaningful than a fitness class. What I really want is to understand and be connected to my body and ultimately learn what I’m really capable of. Lion’s Pride is teaching me HOW to get there. The coaches’ patience, expertise and attention to detail have helped me not only massively improve the quality and consistency of my lifts, but also my confidence and overall wellness, helping me teach my body to work as a cohesive unit. I leave the gym feeling accomplished—not just from a good workout, but also because I get to be part of a gym culture whose values and goals align with mine: wellness, kindness, and hard work. So excited to see what comes next!”

– Sarah Batsdorf
Barbell Club Member

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