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Think back to your very first job – whether it was a full time 9-5, a nights and weekends cash based gig, or the daily chores you had as a child.  What lessons did you learn or habits did you develop in that job that contribute to your current role?

For Don, working in his family’s catering business as a child taught him the value of hard work, social adaptability, and a “do what it takes to get the job done” mindset.

A keynote speaker and fitness entrepreneur, Don has coached actors, athletes, & musicians for over 20 years.  He opened his first NYC Gym, Drive 495, in 2005. After operating brick & mortar gyms for 15 years, Don expanded to a global online fitness business and has developed a reputation for training some of the biggest names in Hollywood for the big screen. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Annie Hathaway, Sebastian Stan, Liev Schreiber, Hugh Jackman, & David Harbour are among his roster of clients. 

He has been tapped as a fitness expert in several popular publications and sits on the advisory board of Men’s Health Magazine.

Discussing everything from his catering experience to his extremely successful career training celebrities in New York City, in today’s episode, Don expands on a few key points, including:

  • The best piece of advice he received from his grandfather (26:00)
  • His training approach as he gets older (28:30)
  • The most important “next step” for young coaches and entrepreneurs (41:00)
  • How to handle and improve upon your biggest social weaknesses (59:50)

How to Connect w/ Don:


Instagram: @Donsaladino

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