A Gym Without Barbells - The Doug Sheppard Interview

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Frankly, for months I wondered whether Doug Sheppard was an innovator or just eccentric.


Doug is the NSCA State Director for Nevada and owner of J&D Fitness in Las Vegas. In the fitness business since 1991, Doug is highly accomplished and very well-educated. He is ACSM, ACE, and NSCA certified. He also has certifications from RKC, TRX, DVRT, FMS, and Precision Nutrition. In 2005, IDEA awarded Doug the distinction of “Master Trainer,” and in 2015 Doug was selected from hundreds of trainers nationally and awarded 3rd place in the Men’s Health Next Top Trainer competition.


Dan is a seasoned marketing professional with a knack for being where things are happening. He helped open up the nascent southern California market as a corporate trainer for Starbucks when there were less than a dozen locations in Los Angeles, took up the banner of one of the first 100 CrossFit affiliates when no one had heard of it, and interviewed student protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989, right before the tanks rolled in. Dan has professional marketing experience with start-ups,...Read more