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David Kirsch
With nearly two decades of experience uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body and spirit, David Kirsch has become a leading authority on achieving optimal health and wellbeing at any age or fitness level. An early proponent of tapping the power of the mind to sculpt the body, David is a true visionary in the field of wellness. Throughout his years as a sought-after trainer, David has transformed the bodies — and lives — of countless devotees through his signature combination of mind-body conditioning, multi-tasking workouts and smart nutrition. From founding New York’s award-winning Madison Square Club to developing unprecedented supplements, classes and techniques designed to maximize workouts, David has been a pioneer in the wellness field throughout his long career.

David’s holistic approach to wellness, encompassing a disciplined exercise, nutrition and supplements regimen, is rooted in his philosophy of “Sound Mind, Sound Body” –- achieving harmony of mind, body and spirit. Trusted by some of the world’s most visible celebrities and influencers, David is the man with whom many A-listers train when they need to get in shape fast. In addition to authoring five books, including the bestseller The Ultimate New York Diet, David has appeared on numerous television shows to share his fitness and wellness expertise, including The Today Show, E! and CNN World News. Through his books, fitness DVDs, recipes, supplements and more, David Kirsch offers every man and woman access to the wellness regimen he has developed for some of the world’s most discerning clients. His website,, represents a passport to the complete David Kirsch lifestyle, with expert tips, supplements, workout gear and more.

Entries by David Kirsch

6 Unexpected Ways to Workout While You're Hanging With Your Kids

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 5:14 PM

Squats on the playground? Ab crunches during movie time? It can be challenging to fit in workouts when you're playing and entertaining your kids. Here are six creative ways I turn playtime into workout time with my daughters.

It's Monday and I am still reveling in the time I spent...

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The Halloween Riddle: How Do I Let My Daughters Enjoy Halloween With All of Their Friends Without Going Overboard?

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2014 | 11:40 PM

With just a week to go before Halloween, I thought it fitting to share my take on the holiday and the answer to the question -- to indulge or not to indulge -- with candy that is! Those of you who know me, or have read any of my books...

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The Power of Positive Energy

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 3:15 PM

I am a very strong believer in the power of positive energy. I have seen -- both in my personal and professional life -- that your mind is the most powerful part of your being. You can WILL yourself to achieve great success; overcome illness; and enjoy a long, healthful,...

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The Deep Water Test

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 7:16 PM

It was a rough night, which meant an equally tough day. Francesca was home with a double ear infection while Emilia was at camp with her friends. The day passed by quickly and uneventfully. The antibiotic was kicking in and Francesca was willing herself better. She went with me to...

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You're Not Really Doing That, Are You?

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 3:56 PM

So, as I was making my morning rounds at the Madison Square Club this morning, I saw a couple of things that inspired me to write this impromptu blog. I started in the cardio room where I saw my friend and client K "jogging" on the treadmill at 3.1 mph...

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A Love Letter to Emilia and Francesca

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 1:20 PM

I was born and raised in a loving house and instilled with the belief that I could accomplish all I set my mind to do. I'm not sure I fully comprehended or believed what those words meant. As a single father of soon-to-be 5-year-old twin girls, I am raising them...

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The Time Is Now

(2) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 6:24 PM

The time is now -- it seems a simple enough phrase. All too often, I hear people living in the past or in the future. So much of our lives are uncertain. We're born with the power to manifest greatness, yet somewhere along the way, we get sidetracked. Why do...

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Fitness Bands, Helpful or Not?

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 9:22 AM

I just finished reading a great article on Health. The article questions the benefits of fitness bands -- which have become all the rage. Starting with Fit Bit a few years ago, a plethora of companies has come out with interpretations of fitness bands. I do agree...

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Optimizing Your Workouts, or the Sweat Doesn't Mean a Thing if Your Workout Ain't Got That Zing

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 6:42 PM

I've spent the better part of a quarter of a century (more than half my life) dedicated to health, fitness and wellness. In that time, the most frequently asked question would have to be: Why isn't my workout plan working? There isn't just one simple answer. There are several things...

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What Is a Calorie?

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 12:52 PM

The question of calories consumed and expended is omnipresent in the press and social media pages on a daily basis. In particular, I was moved by an article in the New York Times this week reviewing a very important documentary called "Fed Up," executive produced by Katie Couric and Laurie...

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Lessons From My Father

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 1:35 PM

Father's Day is just a few days away, so I thought I'd take this time to write a letter to my father. I think we take too many things for granted in life, and often leave important things unsaid. As a 53-year-old single father of soon-to-be-5-year-old twin girls, I see...

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Memorial Day 2014

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 4:44 PM

It's hard to believe that summer is almost here. After one of the most brutally cold winters in my memory, I, for one, welcome the warming sun, greening fields, flowering parks and the excitement and energy of the season. Memorial Day, a day to pay tribute to our war heroes,...

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Lessons of Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 11:08 AM

Those who have read any of my previous Huffington Post blogs know that I am a single father of 4-year-old twin girls. They are the center of my world. When I decided I was ready to be a parent, I thought long and hard about what kind of parent I...

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Get Your Kids Moving

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 4:55 PM

As a single father of 4-year-old twin girls, I know firsthand the importance of exercise for me and my daughters. Over the last four years, I have learned some invaluable lessons about how to incorporate your kids into your workout. Smart phones, tablets, x-box, video games... so many different distractions...

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Happy, Healthy Halloween

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 6:25 PM

When I think of Halloween, it takes me back to my childhood and walking around the neighborhood with my sisters and my plastic Halloween pumpkin full of tantalizing treats. My sisters and I would come home and Mom would review what was in our loot and allow us a few...

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Luring Kids via Mobile Games? Parents, Wake Up and Take Action!

(2) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 1:00 PM

As a child of the '60s and early '70s, I remember watching television and being inundated with commercials for sugary cereals, candies and soft drinks. Then, suddenly, the FTC starting cracking down on this type of advertising and it all but disappeared. Recently, I was alarmed and saddened to read...

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Sound Mind Sound Body: From Childhood to Adulthood

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 12:39 PM

As a followup to my "Cooking Healthy for Kid" post, a critical study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on children's over-consumption of salt raises red flags for me. This study, which was published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, profiled 6,200 kids ages 8-18 and...

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Getting Into Your Skinny Jeans

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 5:05 PM

The summer is a memory and fall is just a week away. It's time to put away the bikinis and short shorts. Are you ready to squeeze into your skinny jeans? If not, don't fret: Here's a simple plan that can help you slip into your jeans in no time:...

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Cooking Healthy for Kids

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 11:40 AM

As a single father of 3-year-old twin girls and the founder and owner of the Madison Square Club and David Kirsch Wellness Co., staying fit and healthy is at the top of my list. I have always believed that nutrition plays a major part in one's overall wellness quotient. I...

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Your Fridge Makeover

(3) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 6:12 PM

Making simple changes to the foods you keep stocked in your refrigerator can be a great place to start when you are trying to lose weight. Easy swaps can help you on your path to a healthier lifestyle.

Start with the condiments. Ketchup is full of sugar, so replace it...

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