Dan DaVeiga studied philosophy at NYU and works as a personal trainer in NYC. He suffered a lower back injury that took him over two years to overcome. This led him to specialize in helping clients who suffer from chronic pain post-surgery/post-rehab. (You can read testimonials from clients and doctors here.)
Throughout most of his teenage years he lived with an undiagnosed endocrine tumor which made his testosterone levels that of a 60 year old. After diagnosis and treatment his levels normalized and he underwent changes to his personality and behavior as a result. He also witnessed even more radical changes in his girlfriend as a result of bipolar disorder.
These unique experiences made him realize the profound impact that physical health has on psychology. In particular, how lifestyle factors influence the mind through hormones and neurochemicals.
He wants to spread the word and help others see that fitness and a healthy lifestyle go way beyond the superficial. He sees fitness as the key to maximizing your life.
He writes about fitness, the psychology of habit change, and mind-body science at his site fitsynthesis.com.