Dez Poole - Co-Founder, GM
Dez Poole is a certified personal trainer, certified nutrition coach, and success coach. He comes with six years of experience in the fitness industry working as a general manager, and coach. Dez takes pride in being a man of faith, a devoted husband and father. Dez is a fitness enthusiast, who is determined to help others reach and exceed their own personal fitness goals.
I was always athletic, involved in sports, in Alto, Texas, that was a way of life.
I ran track, played basketball, but once I started lifting weights and playing football, I fell in love with the way my body looked and felt. I loved staying in the best shape possible. I felt like it gave me an advantage over my opponent. Between 2008 and 2013 I went through some of the darkest days of my life, my weight spiraled out of control and I went from 185lb to 285lbs.
In 2015, my wife and I were expecting the birth of our daughter and I remember stepping on the scale and seeing 285 on the scale. I broke down, I had no idea how I'd got there and the unfamiliarity scared me. I didn't want my life unexpectedly cut short or to not be an active parent in my daughter's life due to weight.
I was blessed to have coaching and guidance, which in turn reignited my passion for health and wellness. I have been able to transform not only my appearance, but my life, and I am on a mission to help others do the same here at Legacy Athletic Club.