My name is Darin and I’m a professional trainer (ACSM certified), nutrition expert (AFPA, general and sports nutrition), NPC bodybuilder and prep coach.

I define bodybuilding as the process of building muscle and losing fat in order to achieve a particular aesthetic.  Whether you are a seasoned competitive bodybuilder, first-timer, or someone with no competitive aspirations but ambitious goals nonetheless, we’re all bodybuilders.  I take this stuff very seriously and absolutely love the process – the creativity in programming, the discipline to follow a plan, everything – the results are just icing on the cake.

I also take coaching very seriously.  There are so many options out there for someone who’s aiming to hire a coach to help them out it’ll make your head spin.  You’ll find countless “celebrity trainers”, models, and Instagram superstars who also provide a coaching service, which is going to be very cookie-cutter and similar across the board for all people.  I feel if you’re going to be a good coach and take it seriously and be available for your clients, it should be your primary – if not your only – business.

Everything I do absolutely requires and depends upon coach/trainer interaction, feedback, questions, and curiousity.  The programming I offer is a starting point, and plans evolve – sometimes very quickly, other times more slowly, depending on the results and progress we see.

My philosophy is built on the basics:

  • Avoid injuries so you can keep training
  • Be efficient and brutal in the gym
  • Build a plan that is sustainable to avoid burnout
  • Treat people like people
  • Teach you to expect more from yourself
  • Be curious and willing to learn about your body and how it works

Check out the services page to see how I can help you hit your goals or slide on over to the contact page to get in touch with me