Darren Barnes | Fitness Director
"As a trainer, I always enjoy a challenge, but when I met David Lyons, I had no idea what I was in for. The first challenge of training someone for a bodybuilding competition, at 50 years of age, is a monumental task in itself but when David told me that he wanted to do this as a means to battle Multiple Sclerosis, I questioned whether or not I was getting in over my head. David had a passion and a conviction in his voice when talking about this goal, so it didn't take long for him to change my mind. We have traveled this road together since 2008 and now, after successfully getting David to a bodybuilding stage, I am honored to be part of helping others with MS through the MS Fitness Challenge."
Darren Barnes is the fitness director for MSFC and a champion bodybuilder who worked one on one with David Lyons in 2008-2009 daily pushing him to extremes and getting him to the bodybuilding stage. Darren is a former martial arts champion with over 20 years experience. He has held certifications in several aspects of the fitness industry including group certification with AFAA; Martial Fitness Cardio Kickboxing Instructor certification; IFA personal trainer; and now MS certified. Darren began his career as a competitive bodybuilder at the age of 38 and has competed in many NPC bodybuilding contests winning and placing in the top 3 of them all.