David Kirkman

Leader on Diabetes and Beating Obesity

My name is David Kirkman and I am a specialist personal trainer & lifestyle coach working with Fitter for Life.

From the experiences that I gained working in environmental & public health, I realised that my ultimate ambition was to engage with the public at a more personal and interactive level. In addition, my family history of type 2 diabetes and other related ‘lifestyle diseases’ added to my drive to become a specialist personal trainer.

Since qualifying, I have worked on a paid and voluntary basis educating and assisting the public on how to address lifestyle related diseases. Whilst working and communicating with people from all walks of life. It became apparent that there was no, or very few preventive interventions for often avoidable and sometimes reversible conditions like hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes, etc. And when I did come across some, most were through referral programmes that varied widely in availability from area to area.

This is when I decided to start offering my clients a preventive healthcare programme that incorporated an approach including lifestyle, nutritional & activity aspects tailored to their individual needs. Since then I have never looked back! Over several years, I have worked with my clients to improve their general health & wellbeing, manage a healthy weight, and in many cases, helped them with their reliance on certain medications.

This is why I strongly believe that nobody should be held back from improving their quality of life due to an inaccessibility to specialist, dedicated and experienced guidance & support. The opportunity is out there for everyone and now that I have joined Fitter for Life, my goal will be to provide our clients with all the tools, knowledge and support they require for optimal lifelong physical, mental & social wellbeing. Plus, having some fun too!

David A Kirkman


BSc (Hons), Level 4 Obesity & Diabetes Specialist (Specialist Diploma), Level 3 Exercise Referral Specialist, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 2 Fitness Instructor

In addition to leading our Diabetes courses David leads on Obesity and he coaches on Health Improvers