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Darryl K. Hughes | Certified Personal Trainer |  N.A.S.M. Exercise Specialist

Darryl K. Hughes, founder and owner of Dk’s Slim Gym, is a 15 + year Copperfield Resident. Most of his life, Darryl was building a career in the data processing field and working out at the local gym as a hobby. When Darryl retired from his business career, he started a dream career in fitness — he stopped just living and began making a life. Another life change was switching from pumping iron to championing cardio exercises and losing 50 pounds in the process! Darryl joined the team of professionals at LA Fitness to invest his skills and knowledge as a personal trainer for greater Houston. Having earned his Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M.) — a top-tier certification awarded by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), Darryl is also a former student of Tim Mousel in the study of Exercise Science and Personal Fitness Training at LoneStar College Cy-Fair.

Darryl Hughes, NASM Certified Trainer

Houston’s NASM Certified Trainer

Currently, DK is Certified for Life with NASM as a Exercise Specialist. He has been committed to enhancing his education and skills, and starting in 2013 added two more NASM certifications. As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, this allows him to provide individualized integrated training programs, and utilize NASM’s Optimum Performance Training method for those individuals with muscle imbalances, or rehabilitation concerns. As a Performance Exercise Specialist, this allows him to implement safe and effective programs combining the latest science, research, and clinical application available to help athletes reduce injuries and reach their performance potential. DK integrates weight lifting and aerobic training into an active gym life. Outside the gym, he enjoys his weekend outdoor fitness boot camps as well as hanging out with his family and friends.

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