There was no way of knowing that a young boy who grew up in the streets of a foreign land would one day realize his dreams. In the process, he too inspired his family and thousand of European Fitness Center members to make working-out an important part of their lives and to always fight for your dreams.
When David walked into a boxing gym at the age of 14, he quickly saw boxing as an opportunity to escape his oppressed life situation. Which was no education, a hostile environment, no father and numerous siblings without enough food to go around.
David's dream since he was a little boy was to come to America. His family and friends constantly told him that it was an impossible dream. With unrelenting determination and mental fortitude that made him a successful professional boxer, he kept trying to obtain his dream.
There was 10 years of setbacks and disappointments. Then David finally made his dream a reality for himself and his family. He was older with kids, and past his prime. He did not speak english, had no money, and a family to support. Even though it was a very difficult and challenging time, David was happy to be in America. He believed that there would be better opportunities in the future, if not for him, then for his children.
Throughout his life, he was dedicated to his work-outs, stayed strong and in shape. He instilled this lifestyle in his sons and grandchildren. Destiny brought him to European Health Spa where his family realized his ultimate dream...they own and manage the European Fitness Center. As years past and memories fade David will always be remembered as you walk into the lobby of European Fitness Center and admire in awe at the pictures of David Abittan.