Darla O'Brien, Medical Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer

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Darla O'Brien

Sarasota, FL US 34236
(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 include: Cooper Institue, Certified Personal Trainer; 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: Medical Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer

Years Certified with ACE: 21 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)
Personal and Small Group Training
Balance Training
Bodyweight Training
Core Training
Flexibility Training
Functional Training
Movement-based Training
Sports Performance
Personal Training Program Design
Functional Movement and Resistance Training
Special Populations and Conditions
Injury Prevention and Post Rehab
Metabolic Disease / Diabetes
Multiple Sclerosis
Older Adult
Orthopedic Conditions
Overweight and Obesity
Wheelchair Fitness
Women's Fitness
Specialized Equipment Training


Personal Trainer Specific Information

Years of Experience: 21+ years

Preferred Client Type: Athletes, Older Adult, Special Populations, Healthy Adult, Overweight, Post Rehab, Youth, Other, People looking to improve their posture

Client Training Locations: Club, Medical Facility, Other, Studio (Pilates & Other Specialized Equipment)

Average Clients Weekly: 21+

Medical Exercise 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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