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Let me tell you a little bit about what my goals were for hiring a trainer for you to understand my review of Daryll. I am 38 and a mommy of one. I am 5'8 and just at 119lbs after a good meal. In my 20's I would visit a gym 5-6 times a week and enjoy it. I then started to get "burnt out" and stopped going or even doing much that required movement for approx 6 years. I started to have minor health issues and really was not liking my physique or mental state and overall being. So I decided to seek out a personal trainer. I have never worked with a personal trainer before and assumed the extra one on one attention might make me feel more motivated. I posted on Thumbtack and got a reply from Swagger State. I have been working with Daryll since early-mid January 2017 (2x-3x a week). I have nothing but complimentary things to say about the service her provides to his client. I personally feel as though YOU have to want to make the change or you will not benefit totally from the sessions or him. Let me say that from the get-go. I quickly expressed to Daryll that I hired him to teach me and that I was a blank canvas as far as what he could toss at me for the days session. I guess you could say I expected him to be all up in my face and sort of demanding. But he is not like that. (Yes, we acquire sweat regardless!) He is very professional in demeanor. He expects your warm up, work out and cool down to be equal in terms of importance. He really does attempt to alleviate injury. What good are you doing for yourself if you have a bum knee? I have learned how to properly warm up my muscles and get my brain on board with my movements. I have learned how important balance and consistency is. I have learned my left leg seems to be stronger then my right even when my right is my preferred side. (We are working to balance myself out) I have learned just how connected your brain is to your body. It is so important to learn good technique. What you will learn from him in week 1 will carry you all the way through your journey. He builds a strong foundation. My suggestion is that you give him at least 8 weeks of your time. You need to allow him to show you how things incorporate and help you get to the next level. I am very happy to have found Daryll. He is very passionate about his interest in fitness/health. He will do what he can to help you reach your goals, but again, you need to want it and you need to allow him the time to figure out who you are and the best way to get there. Hopefully you leave his sessions with more energy and self worth then before you walked into the door. I have.Apr 7, 2017Verified
I know a lot of personal trainers and the difference between Daryll and the rest is the difference between knowing and understanding (wisdom). Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to use tomato in a fruit salad. Daryll gets fitness, he understands fitness. All you need to do is talk with Daryll, then you will understand. Many personal trainers retain their fitness knowledge only long enough to pass the certification exam but would fail if they took the exam today. Some, not many, would pass the exam today. The problem is the training courses teach the material to calculate answers without any requirement to understand why the formula works. Why is this important? Wouldn't you rather get maximum results for the time and money invested? Daryll puts in the effort required to maximize results without injury. Not only can he assess your current fitness level he can accurately predict future results. Amazing. This how it goes. After 3 or 4 weeks you will feel the difference. After 6-8 weeks others will notice the difference. Actually in the first week you will notice something very different when you reach the last rep of the last set in your work out, it is phenomenal. It's awesome, it feels like you could not do one more rep. If there were a challenge between Daryll and an NFL Strength Coach, my money would be on Daryll. If anyone wants to take me up on this challenge, Daryll knows how to get a hold of me. Patrick YoungAug 27, 2015
Self starter, understands the science behind strength training vs latest trends. He will get you to your goals if you are serious about achieving them.Dec 26, 2017
Daryl is great. I know when a trainer really has the knowledge it takes to train on an individual basis and he has it. My strength and balance are improving by leaps and bounds. After only 1 month, I tried a very difficult Yoga class and it was as if i had never stopped. I am very impressed.May 2, 2016Verified
Daryll is focused and professional! He incorporated what I like to do so I could stay interested. He helped me understand the steps it takes to achieve my fitness/ health goals. He went out of his way to learn the best ways to coach a diabetic after my diagnosis so that he could adjust my training to fit my new needs. He definitely does his homework! The results speak for themselves.Aug 14, 2015Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I would invite you to a Free Success Session where we look at your personal goals, the time you have, what you’ve done before and how I can best help you – and then together we map out the perfect plan for you to reach your individual goals. I also will provide you with a Free 30 Day Custom Program that you can use on your own if you decide that none of our programs are the right fit for you.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach, Tactical Training System Coach - Exos, IYCA - LTAD Performance Coach,
- What types of customers have you worked with?My most common customer is female, 32-45 years of age, mom, busy at work and home, with goals of more muscle, less fat, more energy. Attracted to an athletic build and style of training but due to family and work commitments, struggles to achieve a healthier, better shaped body with superior performance qualities.