Handstand Trainer of the Day: Daryl
My secret and favorite health or fitness tip:
Modify ingredients to eat what you’re craving, yet still stick to keeping it healthy! There are plenty of healthy substitutes you can use while cooking/baking. For example..if you’re a pizza fanatic make a crust using cauliflower or almond meal, if you have a sweet tooth bake using raw honey instead of sugar and finely ground nuts instead of flour. You don’t need to go off track to satisfy that craving!
Tip: Make being healthy and active a routine not a chore!
Starting out is the hardest part, but once you do, stay on track and you will see quicker results. What more motivation do you need then to continuously look and feel better?!
What I like to do when I'm working with someone new:
Get to know you! Figure out the goals that you are trying to achieve. What kind of structure you respond best to. Everyone is different, every person's body is different, that is the best part about working with someone one on one on Handstand, you can focus specifically on a client's needs and goals.
My favorite snack:
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars!
- 15 oz All Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter (my favorite is Kroger natural crunchy, you can purchase at Ralphs)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½-1 cup of raw honey
- 2 ½ cups Oatmeal
- Put peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey into a medium size pot.
- Turn burner on low, stirring ingredients together until all mixed into a creamy texture.
- Turn Burner off and add in oats.
- Stir until well mixed.
- Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- Pour well mixed ingredients into lined pan and flatten out into pan.
- Press a piece of parchment paper on top of mixture.
- Freeze for an hour.
- Take pan out of freezer, slice into squares.
- Bars can be kept in the freezer or fridge, freezer is my favorite!
What's unique about working out with me:
I really stress form. I grew up a competitive cheerleader and dancer, form has always been important with both of those and I feel to this day I still stress it with my own workouts and when working with others. If the exercise is not done correctly then you will not only risk injury but you will not see results. I modify for my clients individually so that they not only do the exercise correctly but they feel and understand what specific muscles they should be working!
My background in health and fitness:
As I mentioned earlier I was a competitive dancer ages 10-15 and I also was a competitive cheerleader ages 7-19. I have always lived an athletic lifestyle. I now am a pilates pusher ;) …The core stabilizes your entire body and I think it should be the first thing strengthened and focused on in order to properly work other muscle groups.
My favorite fitness or motivation quote:
“You don’t get the ass you want by sitting on it!”
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