About Darin Starr
Planner ★ Motivator ★ Strategist ★ Troubleshooter ★ Cheerleader ★ Part-time Therapist
Not Your Typical Contest Preparation Coach
Nothing angers me more than receiving a call from someone who has had their bodybuilding excitement utterly annihilated by some self-proclaimed Contest Prep Coach who has either ghosted them to be at their day job or completely fallen short of promises they shouldn’t have made in the first place. It is people like that who give coaches like me a bad name. This is my one gig, and I take it (and you) seriously. I walk the walk, too, and would never ask a client to do anything I’m not willing to do myself.
My Philosophy as an Online Bodybuilding Coach
Coaching in an online capacity is so different from coaching or training someone in person. You don’t have the benefit of seeing someone in action, which means you can make fewer assumptions. You have to ask more probing questions, dig for that extra level of detail, and read between the lines when someone says something in order to understand what they are trying to convey. There’s a technical side to all of this, of course, but the human skills of knowing how to communicate with someone and help someone succeed plays a far bigger role than technical knowledge, in my opinion.
Allow me to get personal for a sec
I live in Knoxville, Tennessee with my awesome wife and our 2 dogs. Clearly bodybuilding is a constant presence in my life, but outside of that my greatest passion is music. I’m a songwriter, pianist and guitarist for Sketch Eclectic, which is just me and my wife. You can listen to our stuff on all streaming platforms, and we’re constantly working on new music. I also dabble in woodworking and home renovation projects – some big and some small!