Douglas B. Baumgarten, MS Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae


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  • Company: Sportfit Consulting
  • Phone: (301) 448-5499
  • Cell: (301) 448-5499
  • Fax: (888) 750-2869
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Athletics & Recreation and Biomechanics

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BA, Harvard University; MS, California University of Pennsylvania

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Additional Information

Mr. Baumgarten has 40+ years of experience in the fitness and sports industry, including working as a personal trainer, program manager, business owner, facility designer, equipment salesperson, etc. He is a Harvard graduate with a Masters degree in Exercise Science as well as certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (Health-Fitness Director), National Academy of Sports Medicine, and as a Medical Exercise Specialist. He has been an adjunct professor at Marymount University; editorial Board member and columnist for Fitness Onsite magazine; and a columnist for Boardroom magazine. His management experience includes hiring, training, and supervision of fitness personnel; management of multiple fitness clubs; and equipment maintenance and safety issues. Mr. Baumgarten has decades of experience in competitive and recreational sports -- as a competitor, coach, and official. In baseball, he has competed for over 40 years, earning multiple all-star accolades in Men's Senior Baseball League, where he has also served as team manager. In fastpitch softball, he has coached little league girls and been an official/umpire for seventeen years at the high school and college level, where he has been honored with multiple selections to umpire state and national championship tournaments. In cycling, Mr. Baumgarten owned and managed a bicycle shop and performance studio for 12 years. In that role, he earned Level 3 Certification from the International Bike Fitting Institute, was named one of the top 30 bike fitters in the world in 2022, and achieve USA Cycling Coach certification as well as bicycle mechanic certification. He also served as Head Triathlon coach for Marymount University NCAA and club triathlon teams. In squash, Mr. Baumgarten has competed as a professional and taught the game for over 15 years. He is a two-time winner of the Virginia Squash Open. Finally, Mr. Baumgarten also has played and coached competitively in both American football and basketball. Mr. Baumgarten has presented at numerous fitness and club management conferences, and has over 18 years' experience as an expert witness on over 180 cases, for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has testified in local, state, and federal courts -- in both civil and criminal matters. His work as an expert has taken him coast to coast in the U.S. (as well as Canada).