360 Miller Ave,

Mill Valley, CA 94941




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Denzel, owner of Strength Den, began his journey as a Physical Educator while attending the University of Connecticut. In the summer time before his Junior and Senior year, Denzel had an internship at a private fitness facility located in Mystic, CT. There he was able to learn a lot about coaching while also preparing for the season at UCONN where he played Division I football.


His focus on quality over quantity has helped many of the people he has coached to feel, move, and perform better than they had ever before. He has worked with a plethora of individuals ranging from grandmas to professional athletes. He has also coached hundreds of coaches at StrongFirst certifications and workshops. While working in New York he had the privilege of being featured in a few publications such as MensHealth, Popsugar, Greatist, and others. Also, Denzel wrote an article detailing Pull-ups which was published on StrongFirst’ website. If you want to find out more about Denzel, or read any of his blog post then you can visit his website Power of Strength by clicking here.


Denzel graduated from UCONN with a Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology in 2012. Since graduating, he has kept an insatiable hunger for learning. This passion for constantly learning and getting better has led to him being promoted to Team Leader in the StrongFirst community, he is among one of the youngest to receive this title. Denzel has earned many certifications which include his FMS, Precision Nutrition, ACE personal trainer, StrongFirst level 1 and level 2 Kettlebell, StrongFirst Bodyweight, StrongFirst Lifter and of course CPR/First Aid. He believes we are all lifelong students who never truly graduate.

Recap of notable accomplishments

  • StrongFirst Team Leader (I help certify other coaches/instructors from around the world)

  • StrongFirst Barbell Instructor

  • StrongFirst Bodyweight Instructor

  • StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor

  • FMS certified

  • Precision Nutrition certified Coach

  • Former Collegiate athlete at UCONN (University of Connecticut)