Starting out as weight challenged, Denis Faye dropped 50 pounds following a 5-year jaunt through Australia, a trip that helped him become the extreme fitness and sports enthusiast he is today. He includes mountain biking, rock climbing, scuba diving, kayaking, and, most importantly, surfing, among his pursuits. Along with his fitness endeavors, Denis has been a pescatarian for over 17 years and was a vegetarian for 5. He'd love to return to vegetarianism and supports his cruelty-free friends and clients 100%, but being a believer in bioindividuality, he has come to terms with the fact that his body functions better with a little fish in his diet. He's also a firm environmentalist and former Surfrider Foundation chapter president.
His current role as single dad and his recent decision to return to school seeking his masters in holistic nutrition have limited his activism somewhat, but he still takes his 7-year-old daughter to beach clean ups on every possible occasion. He's been a professional journalist for 20 years, writing for Surfer, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Outside, Wired, Men's Health, Men's Journal, GQ, Surfer, and Pacific Longboarder. Denis writes for Beachbody, which provides effective and popular exercise programs including the well known P90x program. Finally, he holds dual French and American citizenship. His French is pretty rusty, but he's passionate about his heritage. Luckily, meditation, yoga, and spiritual study have taught him not to fly into a passionate Latin rage whenever someone calls him a "surrender monkey," which happens more often than you'd expect.