Coach Dave's Qualifications

  • BS Exercise Science, Valparaiso University
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Weight Loss Specialist
  • Mental Performance Coach
  • Pain Free Performance Training Specialist (PPSC)
  • Pain Free Performance Mobility Specialist (PPSC) 
  • Technogym Master Trainer
  • EXOS – Fitness Specialist
  • TRX Certified Suspension Training Instructor
  • TRX Certified Sports Medicine Suspension Training Instructor

You Have To Nourish To Flourish


Professional Background

Hi there, my name is David Macchi aka “Coach Dave” and I’ve been a certified fitness professional for the past 15+ years, helping thousands of individuals improve their overall health & fitness. I started my career leading outdoor workouts in the Bay Area while also working as a personal trainer at a large commercial gym. After a few years I then transitioned into the corporate fitness industry and began working onsite at eBay and PayPal. Eventually, that led me to becoming a fitness director and assistant general manager at a high end bay area health club. In 2017 the health club I was working at shut down which opened up some new opportunities for me to pursue. 

2017 was the year of change, starting with getting hired on as a Master Trainer for Technogym.  A few months later the creation of Daily Nourish took place and we launched our boutique Health & Fitness company.  Later that year I was then hired on as a personal trainer at Google in Sunnyvale. 

From large commercial clubs to owning a boutique business, I’ve seen a lot in the health & fitness industry over the past 15+ years. That experience has allowed me to better understand the individuals that I now work with today! 

Today’s lifestyle is fast paced and ever evolving. Our time is limited and the stress placed on us to succeed is high. Finding the time to work on one’s health & fitness is more challenging than ever. My coaching methodology is built around the five pillars of a healthy lifestyle; fitness, nutrition, mindset, accountability, and community! I focus on implementing daily strategies and systems for my clients that help bring them to their goal. The focus is on progress not perfection! These methods are not about “quick fixes” nor are they based on fads or gimmicks. That “magic pill” people are looking for does exist and it’s made up of hard work, dedication, willingness to be coached, humility, and gratitude for the opportunity to grow and change!

You Have To Nourish To Flourish


Get To Know Me

I was lucky to be raised in a family that believes in living a healthy and active lifestyle.  Their support, education and guidance has shaped me into the person that I am today, and I can’t thank them enough for that!  I grew up playing a wide variety of sports, such as football, basketball, baseball, surfing, skiing, snowboarding, dirt bike riding, and skateboarding.

My football career as quarterback began in high school and led me to play for the University of Valparaiso.  After a challenging first season of going 1-10, we turned it around the following year and won our conference championship.  I was also selected as a First Team All-American athlete.  Once college was over, I tried out for some professional teams and was blessed with a chance to play professional football in Italy for the Bergamo Lions.  It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that combined living in the country my family originated from and playing a sport that I loved!  Our team ended up winning the Italian National Football League Championship!

Once my football playing days were over, I transitioned into endurance sports.  I wanted to challenge myself with an individual sport and gravitated towards mountain bike racing and triathlons.  These sports helped me stay active and kept my competitive juices flowing.  

Unfortunately, around 2010, I suffered a few injuries that required surgery.  These injuries caused my health & fitness levels to suffer dramatically.  Being in uncharted waters, I needed something to help shift my focus during the recovery process.  It was during this time that I turned to another passion of mine: cooking!  Cooking has always been part of my life and I’ve always enjoyed watching and learning from others in the kitchen.  Following after my mom and both grandmas, being in the kitchen became my savior when I was recovering from my surgeries and setbacks.

Educating myself on foods that could heal the body from the inside out became my new passion.  I remember the first Vitamix blender I got from my parents back in 2012 like it was yesterday.  I started mixing different fruits, vegetables, spices, grains, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats, experimenting with different ratios, and trying to find the best smoothie combinations.  That blender was the gift that truly kept on giving, as it led to a smoothie delivery business I started in 2013.  As my body started to heal with all of the healthy, raw, plant-based ingredients, I found myself returning to the sports and activities that I was forced to put on pause.  My experiences gave me a new perspective on how I needed to take care of my body, mind and spirit as I worked towards improving my health & fitness levels.  They also allowed me to be able to connect and relate more to my clients who experienced similar obstacles and setbacks.  I developed a better understanding of how to coach and guide individuals through challenging times in their lives, bringing them one step closer to their personal goals daily.

That was also the start of my transition from a traditional Western diet of eating high amounts of animal protein to a plant-based, 99.9% vegan lifestyle.  My wife, Giselle, played a huge role in this lifestyle shift, and I can honestly say it changed my life in so many positive ways.  We continuously support, challenge, and motivate each other with our personal health & fitness goals.  That type of support in your corner is amazing.  I feel so fortunate to be able to share my passion of living a healthy lifestyle with my clients, friends and family!


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