Daury was born and raised in NYC. As a child, he was made fun of for being overweight. By sophomore year of high school, he decided to make a change and became interested in weightlifting. He started working out at age 15 and has never looked back. Fitness is Daury’s passion and way of life. He’s an experienced personal trainer and group exercise instructor and has created content for the popular David Barton Gym “Drills” agility training class and “Fortitude” circuit training class. Daury also leads Knicks City Dancer hopefuls through a hard-core boot camp as the final test of their audition process. As an experienced instructor, he loves helping people change. His mantra is if you can change someone else’s life you can change your own as well. With a deep-rooted passion for fitness, Daury lives life always looking forward. Outside the Fhitting Room he also instructs private bootcamp classes for organizations such as the NFL and the Knicks City Dancers – there’s no challenge he won’t accept!
NCCPT Certified Personal Trainer, KettleBell Concepts Certified
1 First FHIX experience?
I died. The class was a huge wake up call for my conditioning. I was pretty much not conditioned and it was an experience that made me not only a better instructor but also a better programmer for my FHIXers.
2 Personal theme song?
Nas - hate me know.
3 Who is your FHITspiration?
Women who empower themselves and work hard!
4 Celebrity doppledanger?
5 Favorite guilty pleasure?
Chocolate chip cookies.
6 What is it about group fitness?
I love the energy, the camaraderie, and of course the friendly competition. I just love a big ol’ sweat session!
7 Post workout snack?
Isopure protein shake.
8 What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Automotive collision repair technician.
9 Perfect Sunday afternoon activity?
Spending time with family in my sick backyard.
10 Most challenging exercise movement and why?
The Burpee. Because of my body weight it is harder to get more reps being 212 Lbs. I currently hit 22 burpees in 1 minute...my first class I could only do 12.
11 Best advice you ever received?
When I thanked Roger Goodell for the flight home on his private jet from our trip to Arizona, he said to me “you deserve to live like this”.
12 Food you can’t live without?
13 Favorite sneaker brand?
14 What is always in your fridge?
Turkey burgers, fish, water, and popsicles.
15 Your biggest accomplishment?
Where I’m at right now. Lead FHIT instructor, Lulu ambassador, and NFL instructor.
16 Best vacation you have ever taken?
When I took my wife to AZ.
17 What is your favorite movie?
Gone in 60 seconds.
18 Favorite athlete?
19 Dive bar or bottle service?
20 Favorite restaurant in the city?
BLT steak house.
21 The best time of the year in New York is…