Doug Bopst is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker and podcast host. Those credentials and accolades are a result of his own transformation. He is a former felon and drug addict, sentenced to months in jail due to being found guilty of “possession with intent to sell.” He chose to use his time locked in that small cell to beat his demons and reinvent himself thanks to a combination of faith, family and fitness.
He has helped hundreds of people improve their health and wellness. The three books he has written are a reflection of his personal story: “From Felony to Fitness to Free,” “Faith Family Fitness” and his newest book, “The Heart of Recovery,” where he interviewed roughly 50 of the most inspiring individuals who have beat addiction from of all walks of life with hopes of helping others get into recovery.
Doug is also the host of the Adversity Advantage Podcast where he interviews people from all walks of life on how they have turned their trials into triumphs and the exact tips, methods and tactics they used.
He has been featured on national media outlets/podcasts such as the Today Show, Men’s Health, Forbes, Goalcast, Cheddar, mindbodygreen, The Rich Roll podcast, Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey, Mind Pump, The Be Well By Kelly Podcast, Rise Together Podcast with Dave Hollis, The Darin Olien Show and many others…
The Baltimore Sun voted him as one of Baltimore’s “12 Fitness Heroes” in 2015. “From Felony to Fitness to Free” a short documentary about his story premiered at The Reel Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles and New York City in 2018.
He has spoken to and worked with many companies, organizations and schools including McCormick and the Clemson football team.