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On the heels of DBC Fit­ness’s two-year an­niver­sary, David Alexan­der has much to cel­e­brate, from train­ing Dwyane Wade to chang­ing the fit­ness game.

ON THE HEELS OF DBC FIT­NESS’S TWOYEAR AN­NIVER­SARY, DAVID ALEXAN­DER HAS MUCH TO CEL­E­BRATE, FROM TRAIN­ING DWYANE WADE TO CHANG­ING THE FIT­NESS GAME.

Dwyane Wade’s In­sta­gram post ask­ing, “Where do you train?” gar­nered 104,000 likes. “Ev­ery­one sees In­sta­gram and wants to train a pro ath­lete, but [they don’t want] the de­tails and re­spon­si­bil­ity that come with it,” says David Alexan­der, the force be­hind DBC Fit­ness, where Wade still works out dur­ing Mi­ami vis­its. The biome­chan­ics-driven fa­cil­ity is re­spon­si­ble for op­ti­miz­ing the per­for­mance of su­per­stars like Lebron James and Re­shad Jones. “If they get hurt, all eyes are on you.”

For Alexan­der, it’s not about so­cial me­dia buzz, but about mak­ing any­one who works out at DBC (short for Dumb­bells, Bar­bells, and Ca­bles) a “bet­ter­func­tion­ing hu­man be­ing.” DBC’S dozen train­ers start with a full mus­cu­loskele­tal as­sess­ment that mea­sures ev­ery bone in a client’s body. “Most bod­ies aren’t in align­ment,” ex­plains Alexan­der, who ma­jored in ki­ne­si­ol­ogy. To fix that, DBC’S six phases of train­ing tackle cor­rect­ing func­tions, strength­en­ing, and pow­er­ing gen­eral mo­tor skills.

Re­cov­ery is just as important, and at DBC that in­cludes Nor­matec Boots to mas­sage your limbs with com­pressed air, mo­bi­lize fluid, and speed re­cov­ery through blood flow, as well as the lat­est cool trend, cryother­apy, where the whole body is sub­merged in a va­por form of liq­uid nitro­gen at -200 de­grees Fahren­heit. It’s wor­thy of an In­sta­gram post—just don’t ex­pect to get 104k likes. 3841 NE Sec­ond Ave., #103, Mi­ami, 786-452-8964; dbc­fit­ness.com

At pro-ath­lete favorite DBC Fit­ness, clients can speed up their re­cov­ery in the fa­cil­ity’s state-ofthe-art cryother­apy cham­ber (SHOWN HERE).

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