– Darin Barker
Before pursuing a career in the fitness industry, Darin Barker was a Senior Vice President of Sales at a New York Brokerage firm, and had been on Wall Street for over 15 years. Following 9/11, during which family and friends found themselves in the middle of that terrifying event, Darin realized the measure of life was more than how much money is in your bank account. Instead, it is about your quality of life, the ability to have a healthy life, and being able to spend it with family and friends. He decided to follow his passions for health and fitness, and redirected his career towards improving the health and physical fitness of others. Darin grew up in Southern California where he played sports at a young age, from basketball, volleyball, cycling, surfing, boxing and pretty much everything in between. After spending years in traditional gyms with disappointing results, Darin discovered CrossFit and has never looked back. His goal is simple — encourage everyone with whom he comes in contact to make fitness an integral part of daily living. Darin has the expertise and knowledge necessary to guide clients in that direction. His goal is to make each CrossFit workout as productive as possible, while giving his clients the tools and knowledge needed for a lasting healthy lifestyle.
“I love what I do! I absolutely love the fact that I am able to help people transform their lives. I enjoy helping my clients feel better, get stronger and reach, even exceed, their goals. Personally, as one of the owners of CrossFit Inspire, I have two goals. First is to help as many people as possible improve their quality of life, and secondly to make as many lifelong friends as possible. I can proudly say with confidence that my clients are so much more, I consider them friends…family. I feel fortunate to be here, doing what I love to do…and I am having a blast!”