As the founder of Goals Over Obstacles, Darnell has developed his love of fitness and physical development through his experiences as a college football player, US Army veteran and fitness director, instructor and personal trainer in various settings ranging from corporate wellness and non-profit to private studios. Darnell has created personalized fitness programs that have consistently helped his clients achieve their personal goals ranging from conditioning and strength training to weight loss and toning.

Darnell’s fitness philosophy is simple, there no such thing as an easy workout, but remember it’s just a point in time. The joy in exercise is in knowing that you are making an effort to improve your mind, body and spirit and in the process challenging yourself to reach new heights with every goal accomplished.


  • Panel Member of the Health Spotlight Television Show .Essex county television ch 34- 2009
  • Presenter NJ Congressional Congress Health Symposium -2010
  • Former Fitness Director Montclair YMCA -2006-2009
  • Featured Health and Fitness Educator Essex County Health Festival -2008-09
  • Lead Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Goals Over Obstacles foundation -2006- present
  • CTC Tennis Junior Performance Coach-preset
  • Education

  • B.S Kinesiology Temple University -2005
  • Ignite 360 sports performance coach (IMG Academy) 2014
  • Crossfit Level1 coach
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer 2003- present
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist- 2005 – present
  • Titlest Performance Institute Fitness Pro (Golf)
  • US ARMY Leadership Course Trainer -1997
  • CPR/AED First Aid
  • Embrace The Change


    258 King George Road
    Warren, NJ 07059 USA

    Fitness - Essentials

    ADDRESS: 258 King George Road,
    Warren, New Jersy, 07059 USA
    TEL: (908) 392-0409 | EMAIL: info@fitness-essentials.net.
    Business hours are 06.00 AM to 10.00 PM Monday to Saturday