There is a stark contrast between a regular CrossFit certified trainer and one that is genetically programmed to teach others to be their best. What Daryl brings to this community cannot be taught. Like Davinci’s ability to construct a painting by observing the natural world, Daryl can pinpoint an athlete’s strengths and weaknesses (both physical and mental) and create a precise roadmap specifically for them that keeps them improving at a rapid pace in a safe and encouraging environment.
After 8 months I’ve increased my squat by 75%, dropped my mile run time over 90 seconds (to nearly sub 6 minutes), and shaved off an hour of sleep at night. I have more energy than I can ever remember, helping me keep up with my two small kids and improving my marriage as a wonderful side-effect.
Finally, I can’t mention CrossFit without saying something about the community. Ideal is full of positive, fun and inspirational people and through osmosis you will learn to be consistent, persevere and work hard with a smile. The community reflects Daryl’s values and embedding yourself in this group will change your life – period.
My 14-year-old son started working with Daryl at Ideal CrossFit last May. He was small for his age and struggling with his self-esteem because most other boys his age were bigger, stronger, quicker, and thinner. Daryl was so great with him. He challenged him without making him feel like he wasn’t good enough. Daryl has always been ultra conscientiousness about making sure Nick’s form is correct so he won’t injure himself. I don’t think I could ever trust anyone else to coach Nick. I don’t think anyone would take care of him the way Daryl does.
Now, almost a year later, he is a completely different kid – physically and emotionally. He has become lean, strong, confident, competitive, and proud. I love watching my boy build his confidence and his self-esteem through CrossFit. This is one of the best parenting decisions we have made for him. I am forever grateful for the way that Daryl has invested in my son.
I decided to join the class a few months ago. I had told myself that I couldn’t do it because if several old injuries. Daryl assured me that he could work around my limitations. It turns out that I really don’t really have as many limitations as I thought – I just needed to get stronger. After just a few months of CrossFit, I feel stronger and healthier than I have in years. I love the feeling of accomplishment that I get when I push myself to do something that I couldn’t do before.
I highly recommend Ideal CrossFit to everyone that I come in contact with. You really have to come see what you are missing!
I joined Ideal Crossfit two months. I recently moved to the Tulsa area and was looking for a way to meet new people and get in better shape. My experience at Ideal Crossfit has exceeded any of my expectations. Coach Daryl is the best teacher and coach I have ever had. Coach Daryl respects and listens to each person he coaches and it’s very obvious he cares about your fitness, but more importantly he cares about you as a person. The community of people here at Ideal Crossfit are very warm and welcoming. Making new and lasting friendships is as easy as showing up with a positive attitude and doing your best. I recommend Ideal Crossfit to anyone. Joining this box has been the most positive decision I have ever made.