Dave Ruff

Hagerstown, MD 21742

Dave Ruff is one of the highly respected names in the fitness industry. Dave has over 30 years of fitness experience and has worked with clubs, trainers and clients all over the country.

In addition to Ruff Fitness, Dave is the Director of Training and Development for ProFIT, Director of Cycling for NSPA and a consultant for The Club and Spa Synergy Group.

Dave is a graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BS in Exercise Physiology, a Masters in Health and multiple certifications through N.S.P.A. Dave has been featured in full page ads for LifeFitness, quoted in national publications and a writer for Club Success magazine.

A life long competitive athlete, Dave has completed 5 JFK 50-mile ultras, over 25 marathons and is currently one of the top Xterra age group triathletes in the nation.

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, Health & physical Education- Coaching, SUNY Cortland
  • Master's Degree, Health Education, Russell Sage College

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

NSPA - Personal Trainer Certification
Pending Verification
NSPA - Director of Cycling NSPA
Not Verified
College Degrees - Physical Education/ Coaching/Exercise Physiology
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Acord

Dave's Locations

Ruff Fitness Training Center

13204 Fountainhead Plaza
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Awards & Accomplishments

  • National PT Director for The Fitness Company - 20 years
  • Featured in Full Page LifeFitness Ad
  • Writer for Club Success Magazine

Languages Spoken



3 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by User on Jun 08, 2011

    Update on Cami.

    I have trained with Dave Ruff for three years now. He has achieved what other gyms could not. I have a stocky body that is hard to lean out because I gain muscle fast. In my first yr, I went from a size 12 to a size 10. My second, from a size 10 to a size 8. And now from a size 8 to a size 6. I have amazing strength and endurance. And I feel strong physically which helps me feel strong mentally. I am 42 yrs old and I intend to continue training. I am so proud of how Dave has changed not only bodies but, minds. Daily there are people of all ages in the gym beside me. And all of them are happy with their results. We each have an athlete in us - today I can say, I have found mine.

    It is become a life style for me. I know that when I go to the gym for just one hour - I will feel better for the rest of the day. So even when I don't feel like going: I go anyway. Thank you DAVE.

  • by kathleen Murray on Jun 08, 2011

    Thanks to Dave Ruff I am constantly be challenged and pushed in a positive and encouraging manner. He is professional, very knowledgeable and cutting edge in his approach when training each individual. He has been very instrumental in the achievement of my fitness goals, from adventure races to long runs on the canal, he is always ready to help me with my next challenge. I have been training with Dave for 5 years and have become more confident in every aspect of my active life. Kathleen M.

  • by Priya Kurtz on Jun 06, 2011

    All I can say is that Dave is the best around. He is my trainer, therapist and friend. I considered myself to be very fit when I first started working out with Dave over 2 and 1/2 years ago. But he has taken me to a level where I can achieve anything. I'm now stronger, faster and in the best shape of my life... At 39!!! Dave is and will always be a positive force in my life.