Deep Roots Fitness is a fitness and healthy lifestyle company inspired by the uniqueness of people, our connection to the natural world and its impact on our health and well being, and our innate desire to seek community.
Darryl is the founder and CEO of Deep Roots Fitness. Born in Columbia, Maryland and a graduate of Oakland Mills High School, Darryl has ROOTS in the Howard County area.
Darryl received his Bachelor's and Master' Degree from the University of Florida (GO GATORS!). He received his B.S.in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (Exercise Science) and his Master's in Public Health (MPH), with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Darryl has been a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine since 2009 and has an additional qualification in in TRX Suspension Training.
When Darryl is not working with clients, you can find him hiking or running with his dog Ty at Patpasco Valley State Park. Between March and November, you may also find Darryl on a local Howard County farm, growing organic vegetables.
MOTIVATION & UNIQUENESS
When you look at a plant, you see the leaves, the stem, the flowers, the trunk, and the fruit, but below the surface of the soil there is an entire world that most of us are unaware of -- an expansive and unique ROOT system that penetrates deeper than we can imagine, accessing water and nutrients necessary for growth. Similarly, we too have amazing potential for growth. We are all unique and complex individuals with varying strengths, weaknesses, motivations, and goals, and DRF aims to provide each client with the tools to explore deep within themselves, tapping into THEIR root system, to facilitate their fitness journey.
Wellness goes beyond how physically active we are and how colorful our dinner plate is. There is plenty of evidence that has established associations between our health outcomes and our social connections. As social creatures, we thrive when we are surrounded by a strong social network. DRF aims to promote community and social connections around movement, wellness, and fun.