Darren Oropallo knows that fitness should be exciting. He also understands that most trainers don’t pump enough life into their programs, and as a result, clients are either left feeling underwhelmed or unmotivated to put their best effort forward. With Darren, you don’t have to worry about suffering through a cookie-cutter program led by a lackadaisical trainer; you can bet that you will work hard, but don’t worry; it will be a lot of fun in the process.
He has been a trainer for 20 years now. He got his start at Crunch Fitness in New York City, but recently wanted a change of pace, opting for the more personal and involved setting of Fitness Artist over the box-gym dynamic he grew tired of. He has been with the company for a year and a half and has loved the experience so far.
The forms of training and the expertise he has picked up over the years are of a wide range: He is skilled in boxing, circuit, balance and gymnastic-driven training, functional training, Olympic lifts, and some elements of CrossFit. And his programs can incorporate a blend of many of these; they are structured to be as eclectic as necessary for each client. This means that he can integrate boxing, gymnastics, and weightlifting to provide a balanced workout for everyone.
Darren has an open and honest personality, is often funny, and never willing to waste your time instead of providing you with the workout he knows you can handle and which will leave you feeling accomplished and better about yourself. He is very proud of the results that his clients see after every session. What seems intimidating at first quickly becomes the norm for his clients and Darren always reminds them to take it one step at a time. Getting overwhelmed by where you want to be is unnecessary; you will get there eventually. Enjoy and trust the process and the results will come. Also, have as much as fun as you can while doing it.
During Darren’s free time, he loves to spend time with his daughter, play the guitar and mold his mind and body into a well-oiled machine. Some of the personal heroes that have kept him inspired throughout his life are Bruce Lee and Laird Hamilton.