Darin Riffle


Owner/Head Coach

Sports and received_10102671768122217fitness have been part of my life since I was young, playing football, baseball and wrestling from the age of 7 through high school and playing College Football. I lifted my first weight when I was 12 and never looked back. I began training clients in 2000, mainly friends and family and continued that as my career after college. In 2004 I began working in a Fitness Club here in Columbus and quickly moved up to Personal Training Manager and ultimately District Manager of Personal Training.

Somewhere along the line I lost my personal fitness and drive to want to workout. Long days, bottom lines and poor nutrition led me somewhere I never thought I would be, INACTIVE! With the help of my wife (then girlfriend) I started getting back to the gym, doing the things I knew how to do as a personal trainer and ex-athlete. I quickly got bored with the routines in the gym and knew I needed something more. Enter CrossFit!

CrossFit was exactly what I was looking for. I loved the pain, the struggle, keeping score, the competition, getting better, the encouragement and the most important piece, THE COMMUNITY! Whether you are at the top of the leaderboard that day or the bottom, you did it, you completed the WOD (workout), and you completed it with 15-20 people cheering you on. In my 9 years in the gym I had never been in that kind of environment. It is my mission to expose as many people as I can to CrossFit. The workouts gave me the results I desired but the community kept me coming back!!

I promise everyone this, it will not be easy, it will not come without some sacrifice, it will push you out of your comfort zone, BUT you WILL get the results you desire inside and outside of the box.


  • Bachelors degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certification
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certified
  • Premier Certified Personal Trainer
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • USAW Sports Performance Coach

Contact Info

Darin Riffle
Phone (614) 825-0200

367 Village Park Drive | Powell, OH 43065

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