Meet Darius: Denver GAIN Trainer whose fitness does not stop at the gym.
Why did you become a personal trainer?
When I was growing up I loved playing all kinds of sports and have always been very competitive. I soon learned that if I paid close attention to my fitness and nutrition this could help boost my athletic performance. I always had great experiences with my strength and conditioning coaches and I knew that the impact they had on me, I would like to have on others.
B.A. Exercise and Sports Science – Western State Colorado University
Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM
TRX Tactical Level 2
Favorite way to stay fit:
I really love working out with my clients because they end up enjoying it a little bit more because they appreciate that I’m working out with them. But I enjoy multiple forms of exercise and in a variety of settings.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Most of the time, for breakfast, I eat oatmeal with brown sugar, raisins, and coconut shavings.
I love me some Pound Cake and BBQ Ribs!
Favorite way to stay fit on vacation:
When me and my family take vacations we always try to plan something that involves physical activity like a hike. A couple weeks ago we stayed in Glenwood Springs, here in CO, and we hiked to Hanging Lake. It was so beautiful and so worth our time.
If you had to choose only one piece of exercise equipment to use, what would it be?
I would easily answer that with the TRX. The TRX allows you to exercise in practically in any environment. Outside, at home, in your gym, and in your hotel room if you travel, are all great places that you can efficiently get a great full-body workout with the TRX. And if you use it correctly by managing the amount of rest time in between each exercise, you can accomplish get a great workout in a small amount of time.
Cardio or Weights?
I prefer resistance training if I have to choose one. However, both are absolutely necessary for me to maintain my fitness level.
Which fitness myths bother you the most?
“Can you help me lose fat only in my butt?” There is no such thing as “Spot Reduction.” Even a woman that is pregnant will tell you how she got to a point where her wedding ring couldn’t fit. When you gain weight you gain it everywhere and when you lose weight you will lose everywhere also…
Favorite part of your work:
Honestly, the favorite part is that I can really have a lasting positive impact on someone’s life that could benefit them for the rest of their years.
In June, I participated in NASM’s Corrective Exercise Specialist Workshop. And a book I recently read that I would recommend to anyone even current trainers, Fitness or Fiction written Brent Brookbush. Look that guy up online he is a super stud!
Favorite meal to cook:
Salmon, Asparagus, brown rice. Easy and quick to make and very nutritious.
Favorite place to workout:
I love 24 Hour Fitness because there are so many people in there that care about their fitness and it is wonderful to be in an environment like that, at least I think so.
Want to train with Darius? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an introduction!