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David Slabaugh

Trainer, Coach

David Slabaugh has a BS in health and fitness from East Carolina University and multiple nationally recognized certifications (CFL1, USAW-L1, NCSA-CPT-D*, NSPA). Throughout his career in fitness, David has an outstanding record of developing and administering physical conditioning programs, ensuring the readiness of technical and fighting personnel alike. He is a highly respected volunteer, mentor, and fitness instructor showing great motivation and leadership in the personal and professional improvement of others. David enjoys seeing people push their limits because when that occurs, he knows they are as motivated about achieving their results as he is. He aims to serve as a role model for everyone at any fitness level to show how exercise can reverse or prevent “dad bod” and “mom bod”! David has been married for over 30 years, has a son who is a chef in Raleigh, another one studying computer science and a 9 year old Cocker Spaniel.

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Claire Spear

Trainer, Coach

Claire Spear is a NCCPT certified Personal Trainer.  She has lived an active lifestyle from a very young age (ballet and horseback riding) but when entering the workforce, found herself in industries that were not satisfying and that took a toll on her wellness.  She discovered fitness in a class-oriented environment and it was a total game changer: "My mental, physical, and emotional health rapidly increased, and I loved the accountability of the community". Since then, she pursued her passion for movement and has grown into the desire to make an impact in people’s lives by making a career in the health and fitness industry.  Claire enjoys personal training because "I can feel the joy of seeing other people’s quality of life improve in front of my eyes.” Training with someone allows me to build a relationship of trust, where they know that I have their best interest in mind and can be the motivation they need to push towards their goals. At Eat the Frog Fitness, she’s excited to have the opportunity to really dial in one-on-one with people, and be a part of a community that is getting stronger together. Claire is a North Carolina native, but has spent several years traveling and living in other places around the United States. Travel, animals, nature and her cats are her happy places.  She loves exploring trails in the area, and is glad to be living within driving distance of both the beach and the mountains.


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Darrick Fu

Franchise Owner

Darrick Fu prior to Eat The Frog Fitness, his career was as a scientist and business manager in the biopharmaceutical and medical industries where he was focused on developing novel new vaccines . The thing that attracted him to vaccines and motivated him over a 25 year career is that they are the ultimate medicament, in that they prevent disease.  That same idea is what excites him about Eat The Frog Fitness, that regular exercise is an even more ultimate medicine: effective both at preventing disease as well as treatment and inexpensive.  The entire Eat The Frog business is built around helping its members achieve their individual fitness goals and the science and technology behind the fitness program cutting edge, he’s very excited to see the results both in himself  and the members!  Darrick was born and raised in the NYC area or NJ, went to university in Pittsburgh and Washington DC and lived and worked in the EU before settling over 12 years ago in the Cary and Raleigh areas of NC.  He has a daughter in college and a Vizsla named buddy.  Darrick is a classic car guy and enjoys touring the NC countryside and wrenching on his classics.

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Rob Parker

Franchise Owner & General Manager

Rob Parker served as a U.S. Army Ranger from 2006 to 2012. During his time as a Ranger, Rob completed 6 combat tours where he learned the absolute importance of remaining physically fit and healthy. After his time in the military, Rob attended UNC Charlotte. While working towards a degree in Kinesiology, Rob received his personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) one of the top Personal Training certifications in the country. After two years, Rob decided to pursue training and management, where he quickly established a name for himself through the success of his own training programs. The key to Rob’s success was largely due to the amount of care and help with consistency that his programs provided. Eventually, Rob moved on to designing his own studio and ended up coming across Eat the Frog and fell in love with the program.


Founded by 2X Olympic Champion, Bryan Clay, Eat The Frog Fitness is the only small group training program that combines athletic inspired training, cutting edge technology, and the science of your body for the most advanced workout in the market.

Improves Strength & Endurance, Builds Muscle & Tone, Burn 400-1200 calories per class

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24 Hr Access+ Live Coached and Virtual In-Studio Training Sessions

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State-of-the-Art Technology Infused Training Studio

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Science Based Fitness Training with Guaranteed Results in 8 Weeks

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Personalized Small Group Training Designed By the Best Athletes in the World

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Fitness App with Goal Setting, Workout Summaries, Individual & Team Fitness Challenges, and Redeemable Points at National / Local Stores

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Strength, Cardio & Agility Programs That Keep Members Continually Challenged

Fitness Assessment


Our coaches will guide you through a complete 30 minute fitness assessment. Based on your results, you will receive a customized 8 week training guide including heart rate training zones, based on your individual efforts. This is a critical part to our science, which leads to a more effective workout and greater results.

High Intensity Interval Training - HIIT Classes


Your personalized workout plan will have cardio, strength, flexibility, core, and recovery all built in. Each training session is specifically designed to equally benefit the first timer, as well as the professional athlete.

Eat The Frog Fitness Results


Your hard work is measured after the initial 8 weeks of training. Gain energy, lose weight, increase strength, cardio, flexibility and so much more. You’ll love the workouts and the results!


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