My name is Derek Wallace and I am a Certified Personal Trainer.
Fitness has been a large part of my life since I was a teenager and varsity wrestler in high school. In 2016 I left the commercial gym environment to start RVA Life Fitness and improve on some of the challenges I observed in the commercial gym scene. Now I train in person at my own private personal training studio in Richmond, VA and coach clients online.
I went to college and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and spent seven years in Corporate America working primarily in Insurance. I obtained my personal training certification from The National Academy of Sports Medicine and started training clients in my free time before and after my 9-5 job before leaving Corporate America to become a full time trainer in June 2016.
For me fitness is not a hobby or an occupation but a way of life and personal training is the way I give back to the world what fitness has given me.