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Vann Duke, Master Fitness Trainer

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

- Ernest Holmes

I am Vann Duke, a fervent advocate for fitness and health, but my true calling lies in awakening the greatness within you. At SecondHalf, we believe in living your 'second half' with vibrancy, health, confidence, and engagement.

Our mission at SecondHalf is to challenge the youth-obsessed narrative and celebrate the journey of those 50 and older. We stand by the idea that life's later years are not just a time for reflection but also for action, growth, and contribution.

Physical health, a cornerstone of successful aging, is our primary focus. Embracing the adage 'health is wealth,' we understand that strategic fitness and wellness choices are crucial during this stage of life. At SecondHalf, our commitment is to empower you with science-backed skills to stay energized, healthy, and live a life filled with purpose.

SecondHalf is more than a fitness program; it's a lifestyle choice for adventurous living, bolstered by robust health, physical strength, and mental acuity. We advocate that the 'second half is the best half' and encourage you to make that choice.

With over 25 years in the fitness and wellness industry, I bring a wealth of experience and accolades, including being named a Top Ten Fitness Trainer by the San Francisco Chronicle. My background includes a Master's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, certifications from NASM and ACE, and expertise as a Certified Speed & Explosion Coach. I am CPR/AED Certified by the American Heart Association. My expertise also extends to leading international fitness retreats, offering a unique blend of travel and wellness.

With a diverse clientele that spans the globe, including celebrities and top executives from Los Angeles to New York City, my approach has proven effective and sought-after. My experience extends to training celebrities like Viola Davis and as well as training projects for the Dr. Phil and The Doctors television shows. I've worked with prominent CEOs and VIPs in the business industry.

Outside of my life in fitness, I'm also an actor and member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA. I've appeared in numerous TV commercials including Jeep, McDonald's, Ford, Comcast, Union Bank to name a few. 

Join me at Exclusive Training with Vann, and let's embark on a journey to live life to its fullest, no matter your age.

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. 

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