If you’ve been to the gym lately, you may have seen Darnell Walker around the gym training clients or getting in a workout. Darnell was training in North Little Rock, but lucky for us, he decided to become a part of the Club Fit Fam!
Darnell’s brand NorthFit strives to help anyone who wants to lose weight or maybe has a bunch of weight to lose and they’re not sure where to start. After Darnell figured out how to lose 100 lbs on his own, a lot of people started asking him for advice on what workout to do and what should they eat if they wanted to start a diet plan.
This inspired Darnell to start studying fitness and how the body works. Then he became a certified personal trainer, and fell in love with helping others do the same thing he accomplished.
His favorite thing about training is getting a chance to inspire people and to be able to help someone make a positive change in their life.
“A few years ago, I weighed 280 lbs. My blood pressure was bad. My back was always sore. My knees were always sore. I was always exhausted. Overall, I was a miserable person. My doctor put me on medication for blood pressure. I hated the medicine, so I started looking up alternatives for all of my ailments, including high blood pressure… and everything pointed towards losing weight! So, with me being a football and basketball coach, I did what I know how to do, and that’s train! I focused on making every day lifestyle changes, changed my eating habits, and dedicated myself to the gym. I wanted to be healthy for me and for my kids. All of a sudden I went from 280 to 180! Friends and family started asking for advice, so I decided to get more into fitness and nutrition. And after that, I decided to become a certified personal trainer. The rest is history.”
When Darnell isn’t at the gym, he enjoys coaching kids sports, hiking, traveling, and mentoring others. He also loves hanging out in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock areas and often runs down by the river. He also enjoys a good laugh at somewhere like The Nutt House Comedy Club in North Little Rock!
If you want to feel better or maybe have over 100 pounds to lose, holler at Darnell. You can call or text him at 501-425-2785 or send him a DM on instagram @coach_darnell_501.