Always wanting to do his own thing, today’s guest Darren Dillon knew that he was going to carve his own path into what we now know as Kickstart Fitness. Specializing in functional training, Darren’s clients range from whole football teams to individual athletes, but he initially felt like a boy in a man’s game when he first started as a personal trainer.
It was an uphill battle the whole time as he considered the question, “What would happen if money wasn’t an issue and any possibility was out there?”
He looked at some fitness boot camps, and began his own camp which kickstarted a chain of events that eventually led to becoming the only master trainer for TRX in his area. He’s found a niche in the fitness world that has allowed him to be HIM. Darren is proof that there’s longevity in education and showing that the quality of fitness trainers is rising. Darren’s philosophy is: There’s value in educating yourself to give people what they want without sacrificing what it is that they need. Everything that he coaches is stuff that he’s done himself. Clients trust his training facility because they’re not trying to sell them shitty products and believe in what they do by focusing on the shit that they’re good at.
–Darren Dillon is the owner of Kickstart Fitness
–Played a bunch of sports but not a master of any, thinking that he’d drive trucks like his father, but discovered a different path as an entrepreneur within fitness.
–Boy in a man’s game as he thought what he could do with his life if there were no limitations
–From fitness boot camps to becoming the only master trainer for TRX in his area, Darren’s been able to travel the world training and educating others in fitness.
–Master Trainer for TRX Training as well as TriggerPoint Performance, Athletic development and Program Director for Kickstart Fitness
–There’s value in educating yourself to give people what they want without sacrificing what it is that they need.
Monday: Mobility (see the 3 Moves above)
Tuesday: Customized workout
Wednesday: Compound mills and walking
Thursday: Super Set (unilateral left & right)
Friday: Recovery & Reload
Saturday & Sunday: Grind
On a macro level, fitness training is done quarterly.
–Sees fitness as a smarter industry now that uses tools like kettle bells in a way that they were initially meant to be used for.
–Trainers and clients are becoming more educated, but it’s a double-edged sword with the latter.
–Clients trust his training facility because they’re not trying to sell them shitty products and believe in what they do by focusing on the shit that they’re good at.
–Travel is necessary (and fun) in order to gain more education.
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