Industry Partner Advisory Council

The Council advises IHRSA’s executive staff and Board of Directors in support of the association’s mission “to grow, promote, and protect the health and fitness industry, and help ensure the success of its members.”

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David Van Daff

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

With more than 25 years of comprehensive experience in fitness, wellness, and sport, David Van Daff brings a vast level of expertise in fitness industry business operations, multi-facility management and training, and education to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

As Director of Global Industry Development, David leads both the Domestic and International Fitness Industry Divisions for NASM and ClubConnect, the global industry’s premier fitness education and training platform.

Prior to rejoining NASM, he served in roles as Executive Vice President of Fitness for Fusionetics and Vice President of Business Development and Public Affairs for NASM. In addition, David led fitness operations, personal training, and education for over 400 health clubs at Bally Total Fitness for 14 years.

He is often interviewed by national media—including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and InStyle—for his expertise in the fitness, health, and wellness industry.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science from the University of Tennessee. He also has an extensive array of certifications and credentials in personal training, corrective exercise, fitness nutrition, performance enhancement, and weight loss. He currently resides in Chicago with his family.