My Story

Darin is a veteran in the fitness industry. He has coached over 10,000 hours of personal training sessions and over 2,000 hours of nutrition planning. Weight loss and body recompositioning is one of Darin’s specialties and he is proud to have helped nearly 500 men and women loose body fat and build muscle and health with tailored coaching, support, and training programs.

“I will make fitness work for anyone”- Darin Hulslander


Darin has over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has coached over 10,000 hours of personal training sessions and over 2,000 hours of nutrition coaching. Over 500 men and women have lose hundreds of thousands of pounds and body fat through Darin and his coaching, support, and training program.

Darin is currently one of the country’s most sought after trainers as well as speaker and nutritionist – his approach is one of a kind and has landed him features in such publications as LiveStrong, AskMen, Bustle, and more!



  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Functional Strength Coach
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Nutrition Coach
  • Precision Nutrition Level 2 Nutrition Coach
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Trigger point Active Release Therapy Certification
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certification


Darin has been featured in such magazines and news as:

The Active Sun Times

CNN -Fit Nation

Under Armour

Just Weddings


Everyday Health

Men’s Fitness

Medical Daily

The Current Times Newsletter

Bustle Magazine



The Purpose of DNS

The purpose of DNS it to eliminate all of the cookie cutter fitness programs you see out there and develop something not only all-encompassing, but sustainable for any client, whether it be a traveler, athlete, professional, or the stay at home client.

I have developed and perfected this concept over the past 8 years, trying various methods and using all of the research available to perfect this. I source only the highest experts and every program is backed with either research of my own, or proven research of others when I evaluate and assemble a fitness program.

My message is simple: We want to make fitness work for you, not the other way around.

Who is Darin?

Darin Hulslander is a native of St. Louis. He began his fitness career coaching  Special Olympics and children at a young age and developed  a fondness for the coaching aspect of fitness. He then made the leap to adults and has sought many different training styles over the years. He believes it’s this unique influence and background that allows him to adapt to any client.

About 5 years ago, Darin noticed that not enough nutrition was being incorporated into programs at fitness centers. He then decided to incorporate his own, and the client results increased dramatically. This was when DNS was born. It allowed Darin to develop an all encompassing program that allows anyone and everyone to eat, move, and live better. Darin then moved to Chicago, IL in 2014 and launched DNS. Reviews have been nothing short of spectacular.