Dan Butera is head trainer, founder and owner of BRN Fitness. A corporate fitness specialist, Dan has been in the industry for more than 10 years and specializes
in unconventional methods of training integrated into dynamic workouts. He incorporates sandbags, battling ropes, kettle bells and other unique methods and equipment into the specialized workout plans he designs for each client.
An athlete at heart, Dan has always considered fitness and exercise to be a
central part of his life. At the young age of six, he took up wrestling and competed throughout the United States. His success provided a scholarship at Bloomsburg University, prompting Dan to think about exercise science as a field of study. Even while still in college, Dan began training clients and soon realized empowering individuals to become physically fit, improve their self-esteem and conquer their goals was not just a hobby but a life goal of his own. While in college, he also pursued a minor in corporate fitness and expanded his clientele to include athletes, models, and CEOs.
From the start of his career, Dan has acquired a strong clientele with a mix of professional and athletic backgrounds. After stints at The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers in New York and Extreme Fitness 3 in Pittsburgh, Dan was ready to branch out on his own again. He wanted to be able to fully control the environment in which
he was training clients and offer competitive, specifically designed programs that would propel clients to their fitness goals.
Dan founded BRN Fitness in 2011 in Robinson Township with a desire to reach, train and impact the Pittsburgh professional community. A positive thinker with an encouraging demeanor, Dan trains each individual as if he or she is an athlete — pushing limits, endurance and expectations. He believes clients need to have a passion for their workout regimen and for their overall fitness goals.