David Newman is the Founder and CEO of Rx Smart Gear, Inc. He is the inventor and patent holder of the Rx Jump Rope, the Rx Smart Ring and Rx Medicine Ball Cover. David has also developed a multitude of smart fitness tools such as wrist supports, skullmats, shin guards, palm grips and the Rx Mono Rope for upper extremity amputees. David is also the creator of the premier jump rope training program The Rx Method.
David began his CrossFit journey in early 2008 and realized very early on the void of relevant information regarding jump rope training. By late 2008 and drawing from his decade of coaching developmental and competitive gymnastics he started developing the Rx Method paradigm of proper sizing, ideal biomechanics and varied resistance input. While growing the RXSG brand and developing new smart products David traveled the country educating coaches, teaching students and training elite level athletes in The Rx Method. Fast forward and the Rx Jump Rope has accompanied more athletes atop the podium at the CrossFit Games while also being named the official jump rope of USA Boxing.
David graduated from San Diego State University in 1995. He received his CrossFit Level 1 in 2009 and followed up with the CrossFit Gymnastic and CrossFit Kids Certifications. Once a competitor in the local Southern California circuit David now CrossFits every day to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Growing up David participated in gymnastics, football, wrestling, water skiing, snow skiing, motocross and distance running. When David is not running his company in southern California or traveling the country teaching he can be found surfing with his 2 sons.