Welcome to Fuel Sweat Grow, I’m Dar. You can read the guts of my bio on the sweatworker page, but I wanted to share a little bit more of the personal side of me, and my passion for fitness.
I’m motivated by human interaction. There’s nothing better than to work with an individual or a small group of people to motivate, educate and coach them to achieve their goals, feel better and even look better. I have strong convictions when it comes to fitness, but mostly this is based on years of trial and error, working with hundreds of individuals and experiencing first hand things that work, and things that don’t. I’m always working on my own fitness goals, welcoming new challenges, and trying to get a little stronger in my weaker areas.
Any blogs or articles that I can find, I read, and I am always attending trainings and seminars to evolve with new methods. I’ve done it all or at least tried it once. Ok, that’s a lie – I never did step aerobics in the 80s and refuse to do any step class. I never have done Zumba and you wouldn’t catch me in a Zumba work out. It’s not because these workouts don’t work – it’s because I lack coordination and rhythm. Then again, I said I’d never take Pure Barre and as someone well on their way into the 100 class club, I should probably never say never.
The people are truly what make working in fitness so rewarding for me. I love working with awesome people who are passionate and motivated in the same areas as I am, and are invested in building stronger and healthier lives. It’s a very personal journey with each client, and I really value the personal relationships and connections that grow out of the shared experience. When my boot campers call me Coach Dar, I love it, but really, that’s just a bonus.
My contribution(s) to the blog will be focused greatly around the “Sweat” section, with a few guest appearances in the fuel pics. My cooking has historically been boring to others and mainly features the same three ingredients on a steady rotation, but I’ve been working on my own personal ‘growth’ in the kitchen, so you never know, I may shock everyone with an amazing culinary masterpiece.
To wrap this up and keep in short, I’ve always been active. My real personal fitness journey started in my college weight room back in the ‘80s, and I didn’t know just how much it would change my life. I’m lucky and very fortunate to do what I love. For a long time, fitness was something I did as a personal passion and interest, planned around my regularly scheduled ‘9-5’ life. It wasn’t until recently, in the last five years, that I took that passion and transformed it into a lifestyle and career of working with others.
I’m excited to share my passion and sweats on the blog, and am so glad that you’ve clicked over to see what we’re up to.