Fitness saved my life.   I learned the hard way that exercise is absolutely essential for physical and mental health.   Without exercise, I almost destroyed my family, my career and came very close to destroying myself.  Exercise is part of my daily therapy to keep the Black Dog on a leash.

I founded Black Dog Fitness to help other people with Depression and Anxiety use physical fitness to support their mental health. 

It works.   I am living proof.

Fun, fast-paced


for undeniable






Strength, endurance, balance, power 

and flexibility

for total body health.

“If exercise could be packaged in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.”

Robert N. Butler, M.D. Former Director, National Institute on Aging


“I've been getting amazing results with Zach. My best ever, honestly. I've worked out with several personal trainers in the past, and he is by far my favorite. Creative and fun, efficient, professional - highly recommended!”

                             -Mac B.

Workout at-home.

Stay home, stay safe and still get a great workout.   I can design workouts for you using your equipment.  Then we can connect via video conference (Facetime or Zoom) and get it done!  Make this quarantine work for you.  For more information on remote personal training HERE.

Want to get started NOW?

Get a few sample workouts HERE.

Private, personal training is THE BEST way to develop healthy habits and get great results.  Just get here and I will take care of the rest.  No leering gym rats.   No side-eye glares.   No nasty equipment ("Why is this sticky?").

Just you, me and maybe Gus the dog.

Take control and fight back against the Black Dog

CONTACT ME to get started.​ 

“I have loved working out with Zach. He was a great, safe place to get started after several years.  Zach Is a kind 'pusher'...he wants you to do your best, but is not going to demoralize a client in a workout.  He has measurable goals, but does not make clients fell badly about themselves. Trust Zach and he will give you results.   I cannot wait to train with Zach again."