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“I consider myself fortunate to have worked with Darla O’Brien for the last eight years. Darla tailored an exercise program specifically for me. It’s made a real difference in my body posture, sense of balance and overall body strength.”

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Darla O’Brien

Certified Exercise Physiologist ACSM ACE CI NASM NFPT NSCA

Darla O’Brien holds more NCCA accredited certifications than any other trainer in the State of Florida. She is a renowned expert who has helped dozens of Sarasota clients achieve their individual fitness and health goals. Darla believes that the answer to becoming healthy is not found in an infomercial or with the latest fitness craze…the path to fitness builds upon careful planning, consistency and a strong foundation built on proper alignment.


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Bringing the body into essential alignment is the ongoing objective of Darla O’Brien’s “Motion Empowered” ME System℠. Clients find that the ME System helps build Strength and Agility and improves Overall Health and Energy.

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