To be a leader, certain characteristics must be displayed over a long period of time. Dan Duran, current Vice President of International and Group Partnerships at ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) has done just that. Dan worked in California law enforcement, eventually overseeing statewide training for over 400 officers and 200 trainers, as well as being the director and instructor at a state police academy. 

He’s been a personal trainer, a health club owner and fitness director for two large health clubs, and is the former Executive VP of PTA Global.  In this interview, Dan openly shared his successes and struggles (including those with alcohol), and gave keen insight into the fitness industry and what it takes to be truly successful. Success leaves clues and this is definitely someone any fitness professional can learn from.  

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