A Career Rooted In A Passion For Helping: Taking The Bull By The Horns
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Darryl Whiting Jr.
Personal Training as a career has become more mainstream in recent years. It involves a love for fitness and health that goes beyond being an enthusiast. We learned this as Be Exceptional Fitness' own Robert Palmer sat down with Darryl Whiting, Founder and Ceo of Bull By The Horns Fitness.
For Darryl Whiting, fitness had only been apart of his routine because of his career as an elite football player. Darryl played football for more than ten years. For those ten years, football was the center of his physical activity. What he considered to be sufficient enough as a workout was athletics until he rediscovered his passion for movement and redirected his energy on being a guiding tool for others, helping them achieve their fitness goals and overcome personal blocks that prevented them from doing so.
Darryl graduated from Fordham University in New York, acquiring a degree in Business Finance. He played football at Fordham, leading the team as a star running back. After graduation, he was able to take advantage of the opportunity to have a career as a professional athlete.
Transitioning to Fitness
Darryl chose, after his career as a professional athlete, to explore a more traditional career path by entering corporate America . The environment however, ended up not being a good fit for him as it required him to sit at a desk from nine to five with no physically view to outdoors.
Having a drastic shift in his lifestyle of being on the turf outrunning and often running through defenders took a toll on his health and made him less active as well as less enriched by his career. Transitioning to the health and wellness industry was a natural move.
Darryl did not start in fitness because of his love for the industry, in fact, that developed over the course of his own journey. He hated working out, however the negative impact that a nine to five desk job had on Darryl's health led him to get back into the gym. He decided he had to make a change for the betterment and longevity of his life. This is where Darryl rediscovered his passion for helping himself as well as others. Through his desire to change his status as it pertains to health and wellness he wanted to share what he learned through self discovery. After realizing that he could use his passion for helping other people in this regard, he went got certified as a personal trainer, which gave him the requisite accreditation to formally start his new journey
Personal Training vs. Working Out
Personal training involves a trainer working one-on-one to achieve various goals ranging from building endurance, losing weight, and strength conditioning. One would think that having spent almost all your life in athletics, it would make you aptly suited and poised to become a personal trainer. In Darryl’s experience, the truth could not be farther from that narrative.
Darryl explained that you could be interested in lifting weights as a personal trainer, but you also must ensure that there is a real full-bodied program that caters to many different health aspects and modalities. These encompass physical, social mental, spiritual, and emotional health. One day a personal trainer may be engaging a client in strength, and on another occasion, that same personal trainer may be guiding a client through an emotional breakthrough, which may lead them away from the brink of depression.
BULL BY THE HORNS FITNESS
Darryl's passion for helping others led to him starting his fitness company, BULL BY THE HORNS FITNESS.
"If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life" is an adage that has proven true time and time again. This does not mean you will not participate in tour duty as an employee, but having a job that you love will be so enjoyable because you love what you are doing. When we love what we do, we do it effortlessly. Not only do we do it effortlessly, but we do it at an exceptional standard.
Darryl used his lifelong love of football and his passion for helping people to build his company. BULL BY THE HORNS FITNESS' name came from the saying “Take the bull by the horns,” his company motif, which translates to facing challenges head-on with a steadfast and determined attitude. Darryl garnered great experience from owning and running a publication company, and this, along with his fitness certifications, corporate experience, and Finance degree, made Darryl a well-rounded business owner.
His cut straight to the point attitude is what has helped him to keep his clients on track. When it comes to personal training, it is sometimes difficult to get clients to take the steps necessary to achieve what they are paying for. It takes a particular persona to push people to achieve their goals while still compassionate enough to foster good client relations. Darryl has been able to achieve this balance.
To contact Darryl and get started on your fitness journey, connect with him via his Instagram page, @thefakedarrylwhiting. You can also visit his website, DarrylWhiting.com. or by visiting, BullbytheHornsFitness.com.
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I love working out just as much as my clients, So when thinking about my ab routine or what I may give to my clients, I sometimes get caught between the decision to break it down the exercise selection base on how dynamic vs. isometric focused it is. What's the difference? Dynamic represents any ab exercises that you physically move through a full range of motion to execute the activity. Isometric exercises typically represent any position that held without changing the muscles or joints' length while contracted.
The one in the video above is a variation of an oldie, Ab Roll Outs. About the category of core exercises that it falls into, this is a dynamic one. Most of you might have seen this demonstration on my social media feed. This movement is fantastic and had me sore for two days. Believe it, when done correctly, it will rip up your midsection in minutes!
Here's how to do the Ab Rollouts.
Note that you can complete this version of the exercise with an ab-dolly, Val slides, suspension trainer, or a stability ball.
Depending on how strong your core is will determine how far away you will extend your arms. Keep working, and in a couple of weeks, you will be able to do a ton of reps and extend your arms straight, but most of all, you will be able to wash your workout gear on your washboard abs.
Robert L. Palmer
Fitness Entrepreneur | Digital Operator| Wellness Brand Consultant
Dedicated to answering clients questions on experiences in hopes to build a community on the things that are trending currently in Food , Fashion and Fitness.