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Donald Pump is a business consultant and fitness professional with years of entrepreneurial experience.
Donald Pump is the president and CEO of Midline Fitness, LLC, a physical fitness business that revolves around helping clients achieve their health goals in a safe yet efficient manner. Donald operates this company in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has involved himself with fitness and performance athletics for over 15 years. He is currently one of the members of the Hawaii’s Association of Fitness Professionals Advisory Board.
Besides operating Midline Fitness, Donald is also the founder of Don Pump Enterprises, LLC, which is a business consultation firm that assists fitness professionals such as personal trainers, fitness coaches, and fitness business owners. Donald’s mission with this business is to guide his global clients in achieving the highest level of success in their professional and personal careers. Don Pump Enterprises, LLC, offers extensive training, coaching, and consulting services to provide fitness professionals with the essential business skills and knowledge that are needed to build a profitable company.
Donald Pump’s background has made him the ideal candidate to spearhead Midline Fitness, LLC. He began working in orthopedic rehabilitation in one of the largest physical therapy companies in the country, where he built up his expertise in physical fitness. He then went on to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Sacred Heart University while also specializing in exercise science.
Afterward, he became a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a registered strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to this, Donald has certifications with Functional Movement Systems in administering functional movement screens and associated corrective protocols.
Donald Pump has an extensive background that delves into multiple industries such as the military, sport performance, health and wellness, rehabilitation, and public service. In 2003, he was a member of the Westport Fire Department in Westport, Connecticut. During his time here, he assessed and implemented an innovative fitness-training protocol to ensure a higher level of tactical preparedness for emergency situations while limiting injury for personnel.
In 2002, he joined the United States Coast Guard, where he remained for three years. He operated as Petty Officer 3rd Class Boatswain Mate and was granted the USCG Unit’s Inspirational Physical Fitness Award for his contributions to the division’s physical fitness. He not only acted as the fitness instructor, but he also offered support for training operations, which resulted in qualification and promotion of 30 Coast Guard members.
From 2005 to 2012, Donald Pump served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as an operations officer, upheld duties under government imposed deadlines while expertly directing the planning and execution of training and education for over 700 Marines and sailors. His instruction resulted in 100 percent operational readiness, and he was simultaneously employed as the director of physical fitness, chief martial arts instructor, and combat conditioning specialist.
Donald’s sport performance endeavors began during his time at Sacred Heart University, where he managed the health and well-being of over 150 North East Conference athletes on the men and woman's tennis teams. His most notable accomplishment in this role was enhancing the performance of the Pioneer football team at the 2003 ECAC bowl game, which led to them succeeding in the conference championship.
From 2003 to 2005, he worked at Grand Health and Fitness in Ridgefield, New Jersey. Here, he was responsible for creating and developing strategic planning, executing policies and procedures, and overseeing marketing for the company while also monitoring the strength and conditioning department at Ridgefield Physical Therapy. Athletes that came to Donald and this company for guidance were evaluated and provided with a complete exercise prescription, resulting in their reintegration into their respective sports.
Between 2003 and 2012, Donald Pump expanded upon his involvement in the health and wellness sector. He executed a strong sales and marketing approach toward the development of foundational client base, and he cultivated client retention through expert assessment and implementation of scientifically proven exercise prescription. At the same time, he was improving personal growth and development through continuing education and peer review of evidence-based research. Some of his previous employers included Town Sports International, New York Sports Clubs, Strive Personal Training, and Powerhouse Fitness Center.
In the rehabilitation sector, Donald effectively implemented various strategies at numerous orthopedic and cardiac rehabilitative facilities. These strategies involved appropriate levels of strength and conditioning while complying with the clinical rehabilitative protocols, ultimately yielding shorter recovery times and less chance of re-injury. His past employers included Excel Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Hudson Physical Therapy, and HealthSouth Physical Therapy, all located in New Jersey.
Finally, he completed many ventures dealing with special populations. In the early 2000s, he interned at Kennedy Center, Jewish Community Center, and Cooperative Educational Service in Connecticut. He was tasked with conducting fitness evaluations and exercise prescriptions for autistic patients and other individuals facing physical or mental disabilities. These patients ranged in age from preschool to older adults, resulting in consistent positive adaptations of exercise prescription.
As mentioned previously, Donald Pump has accumulated several accreditations and certifications to help him complete his job. Some of his additional licenses and credentials include:
- NESTA International Triathlon Coaching Association Certified Triathlon Coach
- NESTA POLAR Heart Rate Performance Specialist
- DOTFIT Certified Fitness Professional NASM
- American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
- American Red Cross Certified CPR/AED/First Aid
- PADI Rescue SCUBA Diver
- Emergency Provider
- Emergency Responder CPR/AED/First Aid
- American Heart Association Adult CPR/AET and child CPR/AED
- Certified USMC Combat Lifesaver
- USMC 2nd Degree Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor
- USMC Combat Conditioning Instructor
- USMC Combat Water Safety Swimmer
With all of this experience and credibility, Donald demonstrates the background necessary to properly assist people in improving their physical fitness.
Donald Pump plans to continue his work as a fitness professional and business coach so that he may pass along his knowledge to others who wish to follow in his footsteps. He believes that opening a personal training business is a rewarding endeavor, and he is willing to assist anybody who requests his assistance. Utilizing his talents, his ultimate goal is to help people live their lives exactly how they want to by gaining financial freedom and working in their desired industry.
Donald’s work at Midline Fitness has helped countless clients with their physical fitness goals. One client states, “Don Pump is the greatest. He has helped me maintain a healthy and physically safe approach in achieving my fitness goals. I’m so thrilled that I have my 16-year-old daughter taking swim lessons with him in conjunction with a fitness program. He has really motivated her. If left on her own, she would be a couch potato.”
Another client commented, “I got really lucky in finding Don Pump. I’ve had several personal trainers over the past 20 years, but none of them had the knowledge of the field, motivation, or enthusiasm. Working out is no longer a chore. In fact, I look forward to our workouts. He’s really up on current equipment and technology.”
These are just a few satisfied clients who have worked with Donald Pump in the past, and more guests come to Midline Fitness each day to learn from one of the top physical fitness experts in the industry.
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