Life is activity, and when we stop being active we turn away from the newness of life.

- Ernest Holmes

Passionate About Inspiring Your Greatness

"I'm passionate about fitness and health.  But my ultimate passion is inspiring the greatness in YOU!"​

My desire is for you to enjoy the greatest second half of life possible.  I want to convince you that you have the power to age on your own terms.  Conventional wisdom that's hyper-focused on youth wants you to believe otherwise. That being young is all that matters...that there is no cause for celebration as one gets older. SECONDHALF flips the script and puts adults 50 and older front and center! Without a doubt, there is still so much more to accomplish, more to realize, more to gain and more to give!

 

At SECONDHALF, we get there with a dogged focus on improving your physical fitness and health.

 

One of the most important tenets of successful aging is your physical health.  The saying "health is wealth" couldn't be anymore true than it is at this time in your life.  I know that making strategic fitness & wellness choices, and staying committed to those choices, will help you to enjoy a remarkably high quality of living. 

SECONDHALF will empower you with science based skills you need to get energized, feel great, stay healthy and live purposefully.  SECONDHALF is a lifestyle.  Get prepared to embrace an adventurous life supported by sound health, increased physical strength and mental aquity.  

I always say that the "second half is the best half"...but only if you choose it.  SECONDHALF is excited to guide you in this choice. No matter your age, get started living life to the fullest!

Vann Duke, ms

Education/Certifications
  • M.S., Exercise Science and Health Promotion

  • Certified Personal Training, NASM, ACE 

  • Certificate of Personal Training, Equinox Fitness Institute

  • Certified Speed & Explosion Coach, NASE

  • CPR/AED Certified, American Heart Association

  • Member of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA

  • Commercial & On-Camera Representation by Kazarian, Measures & Ruskin (KMR-Los Angeles) and Stars, The Agency (San Francisco) - seen in numerous tv commercials.

Accomplishments
  • Named Top Ten Fitness Trainer, San Francisco Chronicle

  • More than 20 years in the fitness and wellness industry  

  • Celebrity Trainer to Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Anika Noni Rose, Aja Naomi King, others

  • Trainer for the Dr. Phil and The Doctors television shows

  • Active Lifestyle Coach & Fitness Trainer to prominent CEOs and business industry VIPs.