crossfit-outcome-coach-darrickCoach Darrick Baker

Level 1 CrossFit Certified
Resident Fire Dude
Certified Personal Trainer

I started doing CrossFit in 2008, and found the main site exercises to be too challenging so I would look online for other comparable workouts that were not quite as difficult. Eventually, I made up my mind to stop being a wuss, and just stick to CrossFit. There are still some workouts that I need to scale, but I have made up my mind to improve myself by challenging myself. I always say that you need to get out of your comfort zone to make yourself better whether it’s exercising, playing, or working.

I played football and wrestled in high school, and went on to play a little football in college. I have always been somewhat of a gym rat, usually doing the typical bodybuilder-type workouts with lifting weights, and cardio (maybe). I really got into using kettlebells in 2008, and enjoyed the variety of exercises you could do with them. During this time I convinced myself that the high-intensity-interval-training was the thing for me. I don’t really have the patience for 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps focusing on two major muscle groups anymore.

I have two young kids, and need to get my workouts in fast. Those two kids are a major reason that I have dedicated myself to staying healthy and fit. I have two girls so I need to be able to kick the butt of any young boys that may come around. I also work as a firefighter, so the interval training is well suited for that too. My goal is to make it to retirement (and well beyond), and still be able to go out and have fun without my body limiting me. I would love to do the same for others which is why I went for my CrossFit Level 1 certification, and became a Certified Fitness and Strength Coach (FSC). I look forward to being able to help you get in the best shape of your life, and attain any fitness goals you set for yourself.

Favorite CrossFit Exercise/Movement: Double Unders
Least Favorite CrossFit Exercise: Snatch
Favorite CrossFit WOD: Grace
Favorite Workout Music: Rage Against the Machine
Favorite Junk Food: Chips