Born in Toronto, Canada, Derek is the son of “The Magnificent Duke Noble,” who hailed from Alabama deep in the south of the United States. His father was a professional wrestler and body builder who inspired and motivated Derek to continue in embracing his life of sports, fitness and business. Additionally, Noble’s grandfather was of mixed heritage (Native American Cherokee and African American), having worked as the personal caregiver to Governor Wallace after his assassination attempt. Hence, Derek gleaned this compassionate sensitivity and care, proving formative to his developing destiny in the holistic fields of fitness, wellness and healing.
The Noble journey began for Derek at a very young age. Having to overcome the physical obstacles of a structural leg deformity and severe asthma, consistent physical therapy and extensive sports driven activities aided Noble to overcome these challenges with confidence and excellence.
Derek continued his post secondary education majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Theater Arts at York University. Upon graduation, he began his Masters program as a Certified Trained Sports Massage Therapist. Paving his way through school, Noble worked as a personal caregiver for young men with spinal chord injuries and brain injuries at a transitional living center in Toronto. This heightened Derek’s awareness and compassion for appreciating a healthy life.
Post college, Noble worked as a certified massage therapist at one of Toronto’s leading chiropractor clinics. While working at the Canadian International Tennis Tournament, Derek was recognized for his healing touch after a therapeutic sports massage for the legendary tennis pro, John McEnroe. He was quickly recruited as McEnroe’s personal sports massage therapist during his tour on the ATP tennis circuit while residing in Los Angeles and New York City. Derek was welcomed as a leader in the field of fitness, wellness and healing with some of Hollywood’s elite as a celebrity fitness trainer for: Tatum O’Neal, Maria Shriver, John Cusack, Rutger Hauer, Michael J Fox and Max Mutchnik, the Executive Producer from Will and Grace. Noble has recently been recruited by Royal family members on their global jet set tours.
Moving back to Toronto to work with his Canadian community, Derek began to work with some of the top local Media Executives who cast Noble to host two series: Very Racy (Ironman Triatholon) and Very Radical (Extreme Sports tv series). This inspired Derek to conceive a unique and stylized concept of fitness programming that pushed past the traditional perceptions of standard media content. Knowing this would inspire and create momentum for millions, Noble was determined to create and executively produce a magazine format program showing urbanites having fun while getting fit! His internationally distributed fitness lifestyle TV series, Urban Fitness TV, has since aired globally and is scheduled to relaunch on the New Global Vision Network (Dish and Verizon Network) in 2015. Derek has been seen on Discovery Channel’s FIT TV, Canada’s One, Australia’s Foxtel and in Israel.
Presently, Noble continues to consult with many of the top fitness, lifestyle and wellness companies around the globe. Most recently Dimension One Spas and Jacuzzi Worldwide has chosen Derek as their AquaFit System brand expert and spokesperson. Meanwhile, Derek’s cause-based interests include supporting the growth and promotion of organizations that care for animal welfare, children, the environment and health. Such include: Challenged Athletes Foundation, (IDEA) Individuals with Disabilities Act, (IHRSA) International Health, Raquet and Sportsclub Association, CanFit Pro, and Will Play For food.
Derek Duke Noble is excited to assist you on your path of fitness, wellness and holistic living. He is motivated to inspire and co-create with people of all ages and demographics, as well as, to partner with forward-thinking companies who share a similar vision of creating a Noble community for total health, fitness and well-being. Currently, Derek is jet setting from coast to coast and focusing on developing his brand initiatives for Arizona and Southern California.