About Us

Welcome to Dumbbell Club®

This is the home of the Official Dumbbell Club® Hall of Fame acknowledging the very best in the world for making a huge impact in the fitness industry.  The criteria to be considered as an inductee include, selected IFBB Pros, TV fitness personalities, fitness influencers, fitness icons, fitness inventors, and fitness trailblazers. Inductees are honored with the Golden Dumbbell Award™ and inducted into the Hall of Fame.


David Johnson, the founder of Dumbbell Club® has spent a lifetime as a dedicated fitness professional and he wanted to highlight the importance that dumbbells have had on the fitness industry.  Dumbbell Club® focuses on the use of dumbbells in any workout. Before there were motorized treadmills, elliptical machines, weight machines, or exercise bikes, there was the dumbbell.  The versatile dumbbells come in different weights, and in all shapes and sizes, making them a workout tool for everyone, from beginners, to the very best bodybuilding and fitness pros.


It’s Smart to be Fit™ using Dumbbells.

Meet the Founder

David Johnson

David has been a bodybuilder and part of the fitness industry for 39 years.  He is an IFBB Classic Physique Pro, has thirteen bodybuilding titles, and was a winner at the 2016 NPC Masters National Bodybuilding Championships.   He has been honored, along with other bodybuilding champions, with his portrait hung at the legendary Gold’s Gym in Venice, California, “The Mecca of Bodybuilding.”


What Our Friends Have to Say

“David introduced me to the fitness industry in 1982. He also inspired and guided me through seven bodybuilding championships. Now as a 30 year gym owner I get the enjoyment of passing on all I’ve learned from David to young and old alike. Thank you for a beautiful life.”

Harry Johnson

Mr. Michigan

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