Dale King
Dale King



Dale King

Dale is a nationally recognized speaker, entrepreneur, veteran, and CrossFit coach.

He has appeared in major media outlets such as NBC's Today Show, Fox & Friends, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Kelly Clarkson Show.
After serving in the US Army, he returned home to Portsmouth Ohio to open PSKC CrossFit in 2010 in order to build a stronger community that had been ravaged by a depressed economy and opioid addiction.

Dale would later go on to co-found the non-profit Team Some Assembly Required with his longtime friend Derick Carver as a vehicle for adaptive athletes to compete in fitness-based endeavors.

From there he and Renee Wallace would later open Doc Spartan, an all-natural grooming and skincare company in 2015. Doc Spartan made its way to ABC’s Shark Tank eventually landing a deal with Robert Herjavec. A year after airing Robert named Doc Spartan one of his best deals in the history of the show.

In 2018, Dale and the staff at PSKC partnered with The Counseling Center to pioneer an experimental program that incorporates CrossFit as a force multiplier to addiction treatment.

After working with people in recovery, he saw the difficulty people face in seeking employment while in the early stages of recovery. After witnessing this he made the decision to employ as many people as possible at his companies.

In 2020, Dale founded Spartan Solutions Group (SSG) - a packaging and machining business employing people in recovery. SSG subcontracts to larger companies in order to bring as much manufacturing business back to Ohio.

Currently, Dale is teaching others about his program entitled the Portsmouth Method. This program shows others how to use CrossFit as a means for people in recovery to discover their capabilities. From there he consults with small businesses to offer flexible employment and mentorship for people in recovery in order to achieve long-term sobriety.

In 2022, he became an executive producer for a documentary film - Small Town Strong. The documentary began production in Portsmouth. The purpose of the film is to change the way America sees, feels, and responds to addiction.