Don’t just hire a trainer. Hire an expert.

At SmithBuilt every trainer holds a top tier US rated Certification by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). This means, we are experienced and qualified in not only building the body and fitness level of your dreams, but are experts in body movement analysis. With the knowledge and tools to individually evaluate every clients unique body composition and movement, we use the same techniques used by world renounced sports and physical therapists to Repair, Build, and Retain superior results.

Additional specialty certifications in:
Performance enhancement specialists (PES) • Corrective exercise specialist (CES) • Fitness nutrition specialist (FNS)

Dave Smith — NASM CES/PES/FNS and Premier PTS, is a widely-recognized fitness coach specializing in corrective exercise and performance enhancement. He operates SmithBuilt Fitness in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he offers private coaching, personal training, corrective therapy and group fitness programs to individuals of all levels. Dave is an accredited and trusted source of fitness information, and he brings breakthrough science directly to his clients, either in their home gyms or at his private, state-of-the-art studio.

A sought-after trainer, Dave has been working in the fitness industry for nearly a decade. Since the age of 10, he has been immersed in health, wellness, nutrition, bodybuilding and fitness. He has held management positions at one of the nation’s leading fitness chains and today, he brings years of experience to clients of all ages, helping them reach their full potential.

Whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, reclaim your post-baby body, prepare for a fitness competition, develop greater endurance, strength and flexibility or overcome physical limitations, Dave Smith is the ultimate choice. He is respected for his expertise in functional training, innovative fitness techniques and commitment to bringing out the best in every client.

Passionate and motivational, Smith prides himself on changing lives.


Leona Lawrence -  Leona is a personal trainer, former Roller Derby coach, captain and skater.  As an athlete most of her life, struggling with her own strength training, she decided she wanted to help others with their weight loss and personal training.  ACE certified with a specialty in weight management, her focus is helping clients lose weight, to get stronger and  help reach their fitness goals. Leona is passionate about strength training. She believes it is one of the most important things people can do for their health. If you are looking to lose weight, discover strength you didn’t know you had, and feel better than you’ve felt in years, look no further.


James Johnson  Combines his personal training and massage therapy expertise to help enhance a client’s fitness level.  He has a proven track record of improving the quality of fitness for his clients, with a focus toward injury recovery and overcoming their once limiting physical conditions.  He specializes in corrective exercise to improve a individual’s muscular imbalances. James has a passion for helping and educating others about exercise and fitness. James is ambitious and motivated to improve the standard of quality within the fitness industry.