Ventura, CA 93003

I am retired from law enforcement from multiple back and neck injuries. I formerly trained and competed in national fitness contests and know what it takes to achieve elite fitness results. I began training coaching others in the 90's until having to retire from my injuries. From 1999 to 2003 I underwent multiple back and neck surgeries. It took almost three full years of physical therapy and Adaptive Fitness Therapy to recover and get back into the best shape I could. Though surgery fixed the major conditions, I live with chronic pain 24/7. Fitness has become a way of life to stay as strong and flexible as possible to minimize my pain.

At age 52, I can no longer train for competition, but I know "what it takes" to achieve optimal results and an elite physique and if that is your goal, I can successfully train and coach you to achieve your own competition goals. I train all ages, but my passion is for middle-age adults and those who have suffered injury in need of fitness rehabilitation. And when it comes to neck and back problems, I have developed great expertise in the spine. Ballroom dancing has become a great source of back rehab.

IslandPacific Fitness is a private one-on-one training studio attached to my home with a full compliment of training equipment. Beecause I have virtually no overhead I do not have to charge the much higher rates commercial locations do just to cover expenditures. It is a tiki hut atmosphere and I give you my full attention. One of my strong expertises is core training and absolute good body mechanics.

In my training business most of my clients travel to my studio and others I train in their homes. I am also on staff at LA Workout in Camarillo as a trainer and lead 4 Zumba classes a week there. In all, I teach 10 Zumba classes a week, train clients in between. So if you don't want to pay high health club rates and want absolute quality training to reach your goals, I can guarantee you will get results training with me "if you are willing to work hard and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS!

As a personal trainer I have been successful with my clients for one reason: I limit my clientele to "only" those who are willing to change their lifestyle and work hard to achieve their goals. If you are just looking for a magic pill to take to make you fit, I am not the trainer for you because you will not succeed in that case.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Public Administration, University of La Verne
  • Master's Degree, Exercise Science, Central Washington University

Certifications / Trainings

TPI - Golf Fitness Instructor
Pending Verification
ISSA - Fitness / Exercise Therapist Certification
Expires: May 21, 2020
ISSA - Personal Trainer Certification
Expires: May 21, 2020
ISSA - Adaptive Fitness Specialist
Not Verified
ISSA - Water Fitness Trainer
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified
Zumba® - Zumba® Gold
Not Verified
Emergency University -
Agency Unavailable
Emergency University -
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Emergency University
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

Emergency University
Agency Unavailable

Liability Insurance

  • Lockton Companies, Inc.

DALE's Locations

House of Dance

3007 Bunsen Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

L A Workout

2440 Las Posas Rd
Camarillo, CA 93010

IslandPacific Fitness

Within 10.00 miles of 91360 (Mobile Training Radius)

IslandPacific Fitness

135 Lucero St.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

7 Oaks Pilates & Fitness Center

141 Triunfo Canyon Rd.
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Additional Information


$35.00 / hr, For sessions at my studio. Travel rates are higher

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Annette Huff on Nov 05, 2012

    I recommend Dale to anyone at any level of fitness. My husband and I started going to Dale after attending his Zumba class. Mike was skeptical about going. He basically said okay because I said we should try since we weren't making much progress on our own. After we started he was glad we did. Dale designs a workout for your level. The only time he pushes you to do more is if he thinks you are slacking off. Having a good trainer is well worth it. As Mikey says, "Try it, you'll like it!".

  • by Brian Waingrow on Oct 30, 2012

    Dale is great. I worked with him for nearly three years before I had to take a break because of work scheduling issues. For a while I was working with him twice a week, which is what I'd recommend. Once I switched to two days each week I really started to see results. When you discuss your goals, he'll put together a plan to get you there. His workouts are hard but very productive, When you finish your training with Dale, you realize how productive the workout really is. Give Dale a call when you're ready to commit to improving your life. You'll be glad you did.

  • by char wislon on Oct 30, 2012

    I went to Dale after I had tried everything else to reach my goals, he really listened and started me out slow. With in a month I could see and feel a difference, with in a year I was with in a few lbs. of my goal. He has the greatest ability to know and understand exactly what you and your body can and cannot do. If something is not working, or its not feeling right he has numerous other excersises for the same muscle group that will work. He will also give you many that you can do with our a gym, and at home which is nice when you are too busy to get out and go.

    highly recommand Dale to anyone, he really is a great trainer who wants for you to learn it the right way first then works on pushing you.

  • by Gita Terry on Oct 30, 2012

    Dale is a terrific trainer. He knows so many different ways to exercise a particular part of the body that if one exercise isn't working for you or doesn't feel right he has several more he can turn to and one is bound to work. He is sensitive to injuries and just plain "getting old" aches and pains and again has many alternatives to try. He listens to your concerns, is motivating without being punitive or shaming and gives you a really great workout! I swore I was born without core muscles but after just a few months training with Dale I actually could feel stomach muscles! He is concerned about all around health and fitness and offers lots of good suggestions. I really enjoy working out with him.

  • by Anne Singer on Oct 30, 2012

    I can't say enough good things about Dale. He is great! I've worked with many different "trainers" or at least they call themselves that without really having the expertise to get the results you really want. Dale knows his stuff and goes the extra mile to see that you get the results you want. In addition, he's just an all around great guy. If you want to get in really good shape with consistent results, then don't look any further. He's your guy!