About David Dorward

As the founder of Perpetual Fitness, by his own admission, David Dorward has his dream job. Although he has done a few others other things on the path to get here...

University educated, David moved to London and did a stint working in the city. He then moved on and did five years in the Army, working in the Parachute Regiment as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) and Endurance Training Leader. His Army experience and qualifications cemented a solid foundation of practical fitness and knowledge of the body and he expanded this knowledge of fitness training methods with his passion for team sports including swimming with the army open water swim team and cycling with the army cycling team.

In 2009, David achieved national level top 3 placing at Ironman Distance Triathlon and as result decided that a career focused purely on fitness was the way forward and he hasn’t looked back since!

David Dorward stands apart as a trainer who can both talk the talk and walk the walk.

"Its one thing knowing the science of training and the body...however the real magic comes from being able to apply that science and effectively predict how a certain person’s body will react to that application. When you can do that you can get results fast...and yes I can do that."

Career Qualifications

  • Level 2 Gym Instruction
  • Level 2 Instructor in Exercise & Fitness
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy
  • Military Physical Training Instructor
  • Military Endurance Training Leader

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

David Dorward is a member of REPs, which is an independent public register that has been set up to help safeguard and promote the health and interests of people who are using the services of exercise and fitness instructors, teachers and trainers.

The Register uses a process of self-regulation that recognises industry-based qualifications, practical competency and requires exercise professionals to work within a Code of Ethical Practice. Members of the Register are given a card and registration certificate to prove their qualification and membership.

David has completed the REPs accredited Advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer instructor training and is currently awaiting his REPs member registration card and number. An Advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer is the highest level an exercise professional can be listed on REPs.

For more information about REPs, you can visit their website by clicking here.