ABOUT US

We are business and life partners on a mission to help individuals achieve their best self through safe and effective exercise.

Along with running SolFit with wife, Gemady, David is pursuing a Master's in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Gemady is a junior Dietetics student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. They hope to graduate within the next few years and incorporate their skills in addition to massage therapy into SolFit's treatment options for clients. 

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DAVID LANGFELDER

Certifications
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Medical Exercise Specialist
Yoga RYT-200
CPR/AED Certified (renewed 2018)

About
My fitness journey began at the age of 18, when I started experiencing pain and morning stiffness which worsened over time. I was eventually diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, an autoimmune disorder, which had a profound impact on my ability to work and my overall quality of life. After several years of progressively worsening symptoms and side effects from medications, I began incorporating fitness, nutrition as well as acupuncture and other TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) modalities into my life. My life was changed for the better and I decided to pursue a career that could enable me to help others struggling with medical conditions and poor lifestyle habits through starting their own fitness journey. 

 

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GEMADY LANGFELDER

Certifications
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Weight Loss Specialist
NASM Women's Fitness Specialist
CPR/AED Certified (renewed 2018)

About
I discovered my love for fitness when I met David in Japan. My desire to learn more about wellness and exercise lead me to pursue a degree in Dietetics at UH Manoa. I firmly believe that food is an important component of any fitness regimen. Additionally, a proper diet can improve quality of life as well as manage symptoms of chronic conditions. As a future Registered Dietitian, I aim to incorporate my knowledge of nutrition and diet into training programs.

I experienced chronic leg and lower back pain throughout adolescence into adulthood. Despite multiple screenings and exams that resulted in some physical therapy and pain medication, doctors were unable to determine the root cause of my pain. It wasn’t until about 9 years later in 2018 when I learned that I had endometriosis and an ovarian cyst that needed to be removed surgically. Learning my diagnosis was a relief because now I know how I can best manage my symptoms, moreover that the pain I’ve been feeling was not only in my head.

Before discovering that I had endometriosis, I aimed to manage pain through stretching, SMR (self-myofascial release) or self-massage and yoga. I developed strength and increased muscle mass through resistance training. I also challenged my cardiovascular health. Both of these I still continue to do so until this day. I strongly believe that health is wealth. One of the best investments one can do is toward their health and fitness.