A Gym Without Barbells - The Doug Sheppard Interview

Dan Kallen
Director of Content, Coaches Only
Business, CrossFit

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.


With such credentials, it's no surprise that Doug's gym, located next to a pancake restaurant in suburban Las Vegas, is thriving—so much so that he is planning on expanding in the coming year.



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