For obvious reasons, toned functionally strong muscles, help foster human health in many ways: better anatomical posture, improved ease and efficiency of movement, less fatigue, more energy, the ability to simply physically do many things that are not possible with weak muscles, increase performance of metabolism and digestion, makes it much easier to get the heart-rate up during cardiovascular exRead More
Heart health is critical especially given that heart disease is the number one disease (causing death) in the United States. Cardio-respiratory exercise, creates circulation in different channels of the body: pulmonary, vascular, sweat stimulating cleansing and purification of the tissues. Getting the heart-rate up also burns more calories and thus promotes a more active metabolism, fat burning anRead More
Being in great shape, with strong muscles, excellent balance/stability and a healthy heart are all really important and certainly desirable for a quality lifestyle. But, one area often overlooked by the general population and athletes alike is flexibility. What’s the point of a strong body if you can barely move and become practically a prisoner within one’s own tight and inflexible body? ManyRead More
There is one thing in this life that everybody is searching for. It is priceless. And no amount of money can buy it. In fact, it has been called the ultimate spiritual treasure. It is the realization and experience of our inner peace. When our health suffers, so much energy and attention goes to the problem of disease (dis-ease). Poor health causes us to become less able to do things, to work, toRead More
Ian’s special skill is that he is able to work with virtually all types of people and actually get his clients & students really excited about making the necessary lifestyle changes to achieve true wellness. Using his background in yoga, fitness, and a decade in the “corporate world”, Ian is able to communicate in a unique way that touches people’s hearts. Ian works with people from alRead More
For over a decade, international yoga teacher Ian has maintained “CPT” certification to help private clients with their fitness. Ian is also certified with the NASM as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist and in the past Ian maintained certification with USTA (United States Triathlon Association) while working as a coach for runners and triathletes.
As a teenager, and while in his early twenties, Ian was a nationally top ranked age-group triathlete and he competed for 2 years as a professional triathlete (swimming-cycling-running). Ian’s extensive training background as a competitive athlete, as well as a yogi, provide him now with unique insight into exercise physiology and the human body & mind, which help him better serve the needs of his diverse clients
Ian is widely recognized as a powerful carrier of the yoga wisdom tradition of yoga. With over 6,000 hours of yoga teaching experience (between yoga studios, companies, non-profit/parks and private residences) in both the public and private domains, Ian’s students have ranged from young able-bodied athletic types with extreme flexibility and physical aptitude to elderly people in their 80-90’s with extremely limited physical function (with conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, MS, Cancer or other serious diseases). Ian’s skill as a teacher lies in being able to effectively tailor what and how he teaches based on the abilities and needs of the students. Ian has been asked to lead yoga teacher training programs at numerous studios and has developed his own school registered with the Yoga Alliance. Outside of yoga, Ian has experiencing working as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Miami and has received blessings from a Native American Spiritual organization (with global affiliations) to not only perform sweat-lodge purification ceremonies but to teach about the ancient shamanic (healing) ways of indigenous people. Ian thus sees his role as a teacher to best meet the uniquely individual needs (physical, mental and spiritual) of his students and private clients. Ian says “for one client who is a bank executive ‘spiritual’ and even words like ‘mindfulness’ means nothing and my service to this person is to best create core strength in the physical body to help relieve chronic low back pain. With another student, who is a talented massage therapist and energy healer, my work is much more non-conventional utilizing yogic meditation, breathing exercises, some Tai Chi type movements and sound work (drum, rattle, harmonium, crystal bowel and chimes) along with chants/mantras in order best help her feel energized, cleansed and restored (mentally, emotionally and even ‘spiritually’)”. Ian’s gift is to help students empower themselves to lead a more fulfilling, happy and healthy life. Often beginning with Ian’s simple fitness and yoga pose advice, students discover there are so many more layers to uncover and learn about through Ian’s teachings.
Ian meets his clients at their private residences or at fitness facilities. The initial consultation involves completing a health medical history intake form, going over general scheduling policy, agreement, and doing some preliminary exercise assessments. With this information, Ian as a personal fitness trainer Miami custom designs an exercise prescription which is safe appropriate for his clients. Typical training sessions are for 55 minutes and involve: gentle warm up movements, stretches, SMR (soft myofascial release), cardiovascular exercise (such as walking, jogging, treadmill, elliptical, cycling, swimming, rowing etc.) with heart-rate zone monitoring, flexibility stretching (calves, hamstrings, thighs, back, chest, shoulder, neck etc.), resistance training (using calisthenics, dumbbells other free weights if available, tubing and machines if in fitness facility) and balance/stability training (balance board, foam pad, barefoot, etc. with many different progression sets which Ian tailors to individual need). Based on people’s ability and needs, Ian designs training plans with progressions week to week and month to month that properly prepare for recovery and maximal adaptation response.
Ian can be your personal fitness trainer Miami. His training program focuses on physical and mental health. Health is important for all, people who are mentally and physically healthy are less likely to fall sick. His training program provides the following benefits:
Ian Darrah’s fitness programs will tone your muscles to provide you with improved posture, enhanced movement, and more energy. Regular training and yoga will decrease the chance of developing Osteoporosis and will reduce the risk of muscle injuries.
International yoga teacher Ian Darrah knows that a healthy heart determines a healthy you. As you grow old, your heart muscles get weak; therefore, cardio-respiratory exercises become a must. His training program improves the blood circulation of the body, burn calories and thus, provides you with an active metabolism.
Ian Darrah’s fitness training gives special attention to muscle flexibility, the most overlooked aspect in many institutes. There are many yoga poses that require excess stretching that improves the muscle and joint’s range of motion
And finally, yoga not only enhances your physical health, but it provides you something that even money can’t buy; inner peace! These fitness programs are the best way to achieve great health and mental well-being. Ian knows that when you are physically healthy, the mental health improves on its own.
These programs are for everyone and anyone, it does not matter whether you are old, young, handicapped, or have Parkinson’s, the only thing that matters to Ian is YOU and YOUR HEALTH.