David received his BS in Sports Management from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. While he was in school he had the opportunity to be a practice player and manager for the UT Lady Vols, which also allowed him to work out in the team’s weight room, just as if he was on athletic scholarship. Because of this, David’s first experience in the strength world came from Jeff Dahota, the Lady Vol’s Strength Coach.
After graduating from UT David became a personal trainer at a five star facility in Knoxville, which gave him the opportunity to work with athletes in the private sector. From 1998 till 2001 he worked with athletes and helped them focus on building speed, agility, quickness, and strength. David trained various ages and abilities, from children through college-aged, as well as some Olympic athletes. During this time, he was sponsored by both Nike and Adidas.
Working with such a variety of clients led David to realize that he had a passion for education as well as building athletic ability. Staying in the Knoxville area, David became a strength coach and teacher at Farragut High School and, later, Knoxville Catholic High School. During the 15 years he taught and coached high school athletes, David became acquainted with Legend Fitness equipment. When he realized it was a local company, David decided it made sense to use his strength training and coaching knowledge to help other coaches build long-lasting training centers full of commercial-grade fitness equipment and he joined the Legend Fitness team. David still moonlights as a coach for some local high school sports teams.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Showcase
When the University of Alabama Birmingham athletics department decided to revive the football program there, they put Director of Sports Performance Lyle Henley in charge of building a training center to help make the team better than ever before. Lyle was familiar with Legend Fitness from his D1 days. David got him down to our headquarters to discuss custom-building the pieces UAB needed and the Legend Fitness design team worked to make it happen. Check out photos from the new weight room and training center at University of Alabama Birmingham by clicking the button below.
One of our most eye-catching installations to date, War Room in Clarskville, TN features Legend Fitness equipment alongside some stunning artwork. The former owner of War Room, Chris Reed, had nothing but great things to say about both Legend Fitness and David, noting that, “Dealing with David Ball has been a pleasure and extremely effortless.” Check out the full testimonial, as well as the eye candy, by clicking below.
Faith Academy built a brand new, 5,000 square-foot facility and outfitted it exclusively with Legend Fitness products. If it’s not Legend Fitness, then David helped the Faith Academy team secure it, like the custom Everlast UltraTile floor that showcases the team’s logo and separates lifting areas. One of the benefits of working with a Legend Fitness Territory Manager like David is that spaces like this can be planned out with both workout efficiency and athlete safety in mind. This space is designed for both. To see more of it, click the button below.
The owners of Battleground Fitness in Clarksville, TN sing the praises of David, and rightfully so. “We planned out the specific equipment we wanted, the embroidery on the equipment, the layout of the gym, the accent color on the equipment, even down to the precise speckle in the floor, and we couldn’t of done any of it without the help of David Ball and all of the Legend team. We had our moments of worry, but even on the bad days David Ball was there and willing to talk us through absolutely everything and reassure us we were making the right decisions choosing Legend. Thank God we listened to his suggestions and went for it. ” This 24/7 facility has everything from cardio machines to a Legend Fitness Continuum Rig setup, and David helped put it all together. For all the pics, the list of equipment at the gym, and the full testimonial, click the button below.
Friendship Christian Academy
Updating a weight room that hasn’t been touched since 1986 is no small task, and the team at Friendship Christian Academy in Lebanon, TN turned to David Ball and Legend Fitness to make it happen. David worked with the FCA coaches to update the space, adding top-of-the-line Legend Fitness equipment in team colors, plus inlaid platforms with custom logos and turf. The results are an updated, functional space that will stand the test of time. Click the link below to find out what their inspiration was and see more photos.