Desmond L. Wilford

Desmond grew up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and attended the University of Nebraska in Omaha where he was an All-American wrestler. Upon graduation, Desmond became a Certified Personal Trainer/ Strength and Conditioning Coach.  He has worked in the fitness industry for over ten years and is known for his expertise in high-intensity training, strength and conditioning classes.  As an experienced basketball trainer, he has worked with a number of NBA All-Stars and is highly regarded as for his one-on-one basketball training for players of all ages.  Desmond is also an experienced boxing coach who has worked with high-level athletes and trained professional boxers.  He attributes much of his knowledge and success to his mentor, Tim S Grover (Michael Jordan’s former trainer). Being able to study under Tim, gave Desmond the psychological component to train any scale of athlete.

Desmond works with people of all fitness levels and enjoys training everyone from kids and adults to professional athletes.  At the Institute, Desmond teaches high-intensity training classes, such as boxing, and total body conditioning classes in addition to training high-level basketball players.

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