In 1984, Dr. Ellington Darden, then research director at Nautilus, launched a revolutionary means of toning, tightening, and muscularizing figures and physiques. He incorporated time-efficient circuit strength-training with a sensible descending-calorie eating regimen (aka: diet) that produced both visual changes and the enormous physiological improvement of effective exercise.
Women shed several inches from their waists, hips, and thighs; they tightened their arms and packed figure-shaping muscle onto their torsos. Men dropped a half-inch per week off their waistlines, broadened shoulders and pumped out their chests.
Previous to Dr. Darden's work, it was believed you had to exercise aerobically to burn body fat. Initially, his system was panned by other so-called experts. In time, many started copying his approach, most notably Bill Phillips in his book, Body for Life.
A native of Cincinnati I left my job as a trade-magazine editor in the Fall of 1985 to work in marketing for Nautilus at its corporate headquarters in Lake Helen, Florida. I'd wanted to open a local health club, but instead accepted the offer from Nautilus. I was interested intensely in Dr. Darden's concepts which were formalized
I was fortunate to work closely with Dr. Darden, and help compile data from his experimental groups and make suggestions in the writing and editing of several of his books. Shortly thereafter, I operated a studio in DeLand, FL, that featured Dr. Darden's powerful concepts. After almost 10 years in DeLand, I worked again in marketing, this time at MedX, the second equipment invention of Arthur Jones, founder of Nautilus. In Spring 2005, I returned to Cincinnati and again offered time-efficient personal training and/or a Total-Body Makeover in s private studio at an indoor sports complex.
In Florida and Cincinnati I operated as Florida Fitness. We've recently moved to Atlanta for two good reasons -- Camryn and Walker. They're our grandchildren who live in Cumming. Considering the annual Florida-Georgia game at the Gator Bowl, I didn't think "Florida Fitness" would endear me to the great people of the Empire State of the South.
I've personally supervised more circuit strength-training sessions than I can count. I know within the first decade the number exceeded 25,000 sessions. It's probably at least 35,000 by now, but I favor a conservative estimate of 30,000.
The video below is just a sampling of the work I've done with clients. Please browse this site for more details or contact me by phone or email.
--Terry Duschinski, aka: TD...now in Buckhead