Chase has been involved with sports his entire life. The one he excelled at from a young age was martial arts. He earned his black belt at the age of 13, from one of the best in the business...Grand Master Roy Kurban. By the time he was 15 he had already won state championships and achieved a national ranking headed to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs CO.
However when the time arrived Chase had given up his discipline and desires for martial arts and started getting himself into trouble. Without that constant passion, pursuit, and structure, he began doing poorly in school, hanging with bad influences, fighting & partying floating through life with no sense of direction, drive, or desires. The trauma he had gone through as an adolescent and losing his family unit through divorce began to show face in his behavior. By the time he was 16 he was kicked out of every school he attended and ended up In a Juvenile Detention Center. There all the consequences of his actions began to really take their vengeance on him.
He was bullied, beat up, jumped and threatened what had felt like every waking hour of the day. Partly for being a minority, and labeled as "weak" and outsized at only 150 lbs. in closed captivity with what seemed like grown adults. He found defending himself was much harder there then when practicing martial arts due to paralyzing fear and helplessness. It was here in this place of adversity that he made the decision he was going to become triumphant and not fall to a victim of circumstance. This was where Chase was going to become strong, he was going to become a leader. So, then began his quest of strength simply as a means to effectively defend himself. Every day committing to pushups, pullups, sit-ups, and squats he began envisioning himself stronger, bigger, faster, and powerful.
By the time he was released from the home he was able to return to a charter school back in Arlington Tx and receive his High school Diploma from Martin High School. From there on out he knew exactly his purpose on this earth.
He was put here to teach others the same discipline that allowed him to go from powerless to leadership, from recklessness to divine discipline, from 150 lb. juvenile delinquent to a 230 lb. Professional Bodybuilding champion 17 years later. But more importantly then the physical transformation he had to go through was the mental strength and control over himself he had acquired in the pursuit of his ambitions.
Shortly after graduating he submersed himself into education on anatomy, physiology, nutrition, competing, coaching other athletes, and obtaining every certification he could. He landed numerous fitness model jobs and was published on over 20 book covers with fitness industry leading photographers Eric Battershell and Jason Ellis.
He began competing and acquiring championship titles throughout the NPC and National level rankings and in 2019 winning the Over Title of Classic Physique Champion at the Caribbean Grand Prix where he secured his Professional Status in the world’s most prestigious league, The I.F.B.B home to bodybuilding and Hollywood icons Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.
After competing as a Professional he made the decision to retire from bodybuilding in pursuits of a more selfless and significant goal, one where he could impact as many lives as he could with the talents he acquired through his passion for training, discipline, teaching, and philosophy.
Chase then embarked on putting together a Team of highly educated, highly passionate, highly motivated Fitness Professionals uniting in their values and setting the industry standard in Professional Training and value to an individual’s life. Our goal is to impact and serve our community with our knowledge of advanced training techniques, nutritional education, innovative classes, but most importantly leading by example. Momentum provides the ultimate culture where one’s quest for "Personal Development" can finally be achieved.
" Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress,
and working together is success".
We create Momentum, we distribute Momentum, we teach Momentum.
While our words may seem merely momentary our Intent is Momentous.
We are Momentum.
MEET OUR TEAM OF AWARD WINNING PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS HERE AT mOMENTUM
I started training in college in 2014. Immediately I knew that training was what I wanted to pursue once I graduated. I moved back to Arlington in 2015 and began training at 24 hour fitness in Grand Prairie. In the year I was at 24-hour fitness I became one of the top trainers and knew this was my calling.
I moved over to Momentum Fitness the day the doors opened in May 2015 and haven't looked back. I love being in this position to help others because it’s an opportunity to share my knowledge as a Professional. There is no better feeling than to help someone push beyond their limitation and achieve things they once thought they never possibly could.
I meet people where they are in life and push them to become a better version of themselves, leading by example is one thing I take pride in and that bleeds into my training style. I believe firmly that in order to transform you must first change your mindset. Applied knowledge along with consistency over time will take you to the destination of your dreams.
Owner and Creator of JWALK Fitness. Fitness has been a way of life for me since my childhood. I developed a passion for it when I began lifting weights with my Dad at age 13 at 24 Hour Fitness and have stuck to that discipline ever since.
I played Collegiate Basketball at SMU, then went on to attend Dallas Baptist University. My experience with this level of athletics really taught me the importance of staying in peak physical condition but what I found that It did for my mental strength showed me what my purpose was in life. I graduated Cum Laude from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Shortly after I began as a personal trainer at 24-hour fitness where I quickly became a top producing trainer. As I grew I realized I really wanted to create my own brand of fitness.
This decision led me to finding my home at Momentum Fitness, where JWALK Fitness the brand and philosophy could really come alive. The philosophy behind JWALK fitness is “Life and fitness go hand in hand. If you have the discipline to regularly exercise, eat a balanced diet, and take that same intensity into your mental game by continuing your education constantly, you will be well equipped to deal with any stressors life inevitably will throw your way! Along training my own athletes and clients I practice what I preach by competing in the NPC (National Physique Committee). I have acquired numerous titles as a Physique champion and am now on a quest to obtaining Professional status. I lead by example.
I enjoy training everyone, however athletes with a serious goal or individuals who are in dire need to lose weight due to health concerns are my favorite, because they have a purpose for their mission and know exactly what they need to do. Every day I strive to challenge my clients mentally and physically through each and every session inside and outside of the gym.
TRAINER / MASTER MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR
David Kestenbaum has been training his whole life. He started martial arts at the age of 6 and is now one of the youngest 6th Degree black belts in the world. Not only is David a Master in martial arts, he holds a Bachelors in Exercise Science and specializes in Corrective exercises for rehabilitation and sport specific conditioning for athletes wanting to take it to the next level!
David’s education and training set him apart, but his attention to detail is what makes him exceptional and he has become one of the most sought after coaches in the area. Get in touch for a complimentary consultation with David and learn how to build your momentum.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
- David K.
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