Darla O'Brien, Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist

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Darla O'Brien

Sarasota, FL US 34236-5849
(941) 363-1413

About Darla O'Brien: Hi - I'm Darla O'Brien, Owner of Designer Fitness, an innovative fitness studio located in Sarasota, FL. My 20 year focus on posture and alignment has evolved and expanded to become a new type of workout: the "Motion Empowered" or "ME System". Using Pilates equipment, as well as bands and balls, the ME System is a foundation for movement to increase range of motion and motivation. The ME System reinforces a long term commitment to a balanced healthy lifestyle built upon the movements of daily activities... making life a "workout" -- with correct (and safe) alignment as its' underlying foundation! Recent accreditations/continuing education includes: Harvard Medical School/Mass Medical Society colloquium "Active Lives: Transforming Ourselves and Our Patients"; ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) - Certified Personal Trainer, Health Fitness Specialist, Cancer Exercise Trainer and Group Exercise Leader; NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Assocation) Certified Personal Trainer; NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer, Coirrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Golf Fitness Specialist, Youth Exercise Specialist and 30+ other nationally recognized certifications/accreditations. For more information see www.designerfitness.com.

ACE Certifications: Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist

Years Certified with ACE: 18 years

Programs & Rates: Contact me

Years in the Industry: 21+ years

Specialties: Group Fitness
Core Training
Functional Training
Group Strength
Movement-based Training
Walking Programs
Other Mind Body
Pilates (Mat Training)
Pilates (Reformer and Other Equipment)
Nutrition for Health and Wellness
Weight Loss / Weight Management
Personal and Small Group Training
Balance Training
Bodyweight Training
Core Training
Flexibility Training
Functional Training
Movement-based Training
Sports Performance
Special Groups and Conditions
Injury Prevention and Post Rehab
Older Adult
Orthopedic Conditions
Overweight and Obesity
Women's Fitness
Specialized Equipment Training


Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Specific Information

Years of Experience: 21+ years

Preferred Client Type: None, Arthritis, Cancer, Gait, Older Adult, Osteoporosis, Overweight, Post Rehab, OtherPostural Evaluation & Correction

Client Training Locations: Medical Facility, OtherDesigner Fitness (studio)

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