Dan Wirth, a co-owner of training.strengthengine.com and the developer of
all its training programs, has a Masters degree in
Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Iowa and is certified by
the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and
Conditioning Specialist. He is also certified as a Level 1 Club Coach by the
United States Weight Lifting Federation. Over the last 11 years of his career,
Dan has helped people from ages 12 to 92 years to reach their personal fitness goals.
He is currently the Director of Strength and Conditioning
at the University of Arizona, a position he has held since 1994. Dan has
developed strength and conditioning programs for numerous All-Americans and
Olympic champions in Swimming, Golf, Basketball, and Football,
as well as world
record holders in Power Lifting.
Personally, Dan holds state
titles in both Power Lifting and Olympic lifting including the 1999 Arizona State Olympic
Lifting Superheavy Weight Division title, and the 1998 John Davies Memorial Olympic Lifting Superheavy
Weight Division title.
Dan's earlier titles include several Drake Relays Bench Press competition titles
(1981, 1982 and 1983),
and the Iowa State Power Lifting Championship (242 lb. Teenage Division, 1984).
the University of Arizona Wildcats 1997 NCAA National Champions in Mens Basketball
and the 1998 Arizona Wildcat Football team with a
12 - 1 record and a #4 national ranking. Dan is
also an owner and Fitness Director of Select Fitness Personal Training.
He has successfully designed programs for over 1,200 clients in the three
years the company has been in existence. Dan currently lives in Tucson with his wife Beth and their