David R. Patterson, MPE, CSCS, CSTS, is the owner of Personal Training Systems and The Dr. Buff Experience, the Northwest’s first professional personal training facility. David holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Pacific Lutheran University, with concentrations in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Sport Nutrition. David is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the prestigious National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Strength Training Specialist (CSTS) through his School of Professional Personal Training, a private vocational-technical institute that David wrote the state guidelines for in establishing the criteria to start a personal training school.
David taught Advanced Weight Training and Body Toning at Pacific Lutheran University as part of his graduate studies, and was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the men’s baseball and basketball teams at Tacoma Community College. He’s been the strength and conditioning trainer and nutritional consultant to many teams, organizations, and clubs over the years. David designed the fitness facility and implemented the fitness program for the Frank Russell Corporation, a multi-billion dollar investment firm located in downtown Tacoma. He was the lead fitness professional of 5-7 trainers at Frank Russell for over 7 years. He has also held and taught hundreds of seminars, lectures, workshops, and lunchtime brown-baggers including state in-service workshops for Washington State Physical Education teachers. In 35-plus years’ experience, David has provided personal training, strength and conditioning training, bodybuilding, figure/fitness training, and nutritional counseling to well over 25,000 individuals. He is also the “trainer’s trainer”, having worked with, taught, and trained many of the area’s top personal trainers.
David is also a competitive bodybuilder, having won numerous weight class, age group, couples, best poser, inspirational, and overall titles. He’s personally trained several thousand competitors for contests, and provided thousands others with expert training, diet, and/or fat-burning advice. David has also worked with many of the area’s top prep athletes from various school districts over the years, having designed specificity-of-sport training programs to enhance their athletic abilities. David promises your Dr. Buff Experience will be a fun-filled, informative learning environment that will provide you with plenty of cutting-edge information based on the latest research in sport nutrition, exercise science, and strength-conditioning to help you achieve your best potential as a competitor, an athlete or fitness enthusiast.
Upon retiring from competitive competiton at the local level in 2012, David started BuffedWear, a custom-designed e-commerce and vendor business that he’d concepualized over 15 years ago, but due to time constraints and other business ventures, was unable to pursue it until recently.