Episode 43 : Helping people lead a healthy life



Don White is on a mission to help people lead a healthier lifestyle. Many years ago, Don left his desk job and decided to invest himself 100% in what he found to be most important in life: health. After being a successful trainer for many years, Don took the plunge into entrepreneurship and co-founded his own training facility: CoreXcellence, a peak performance center. In this episode we talk about the importance of mental health in fitness, the Ketogenic diet and why most crazy diets never work, and taking professional risks when you’re in a comfortable situation.


Don’s Growth Story Book Title: 

“No drama. No excuses.”

What you’ll learn:

  • Exercise was always a big part of Don’s life. He played hockey, football, did martial arts. He inherited his athleticism from his dad who was a 100-meters sprinter for Jamaica.
  • Don got very interested in learning more and more about health and fitness when his mom, sister-in-law and wife all got sick with cancer within a few months. This motivated him to be stronger to be there for his loved ones, but also to live and preach a healthier lifestyle.

Notable quotes:

  • “People I didn’t even know would come up to me at the gym and ask if I could build them a program.” – Don on how he began to help others with their health and fitness.

Show notes:

02:30 – Don White is co-founder of CoreXcellence, more than a gym, a peak performance center.

06:40 – Don grew up in Ville LaSalle in Montreal, he’s the youngest of 4 kids.

11:00 – While starting his health journey and training at night, Don was working as a bank teller.

14:30 – Don left his job as an assistant manager at the Royal Bank of Canada to go work in sales for a cellphone company. The flexibility of his new schedule allowed him to train more people at the gym in the morning and at night.

31:00 – Don mentions seeing the trainer Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit at a health optimization summit LA who, to better understand his clients, gained 70 pounds and lost them back.

40:30 – David mentions a podcast episode of the Tim Ferriss Show with Dom D’Agostino on the Ketogenic diet.

59:20 – Find more online at CoreXcellence and at (514) 733 8333.