Darryl Poulton

Physical Education Teacher 

Certified Personal Trainer:- Distinction (NESTA)

Sports Nutrition Consultant - Diploma: - (Nefertiti) (ITEC)  

Holistic Massage Therapist - Diploma:- Distinction (Nefertiti) (ITEC)  

Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist:- Distinction (NESTA)

Core Conditioning Specialist:- Distinction (NESTA)

Certified Health & Fitness Instructor - Level 3:- Distinction (EHFA)

2nd Dan Black Belt - Kukkiwon (South Korea)

 

Darryl Poulton is a P.E. Teacher and registered Personal Trainer, Holistic Massage Therapist, Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist, Nutrition Consultant and 2nd Dan Martial Arts Instructor.

 

Training Background & Experience

Darryl unknowingly first started his fitness journey aged three years old when he was given his first toy bicycle. He has ever since used exercise as a means of recreation, travel, and most important of all, a great way to keep in shape -  physically and mentally. During  his early years he regularly practiced cycling, running, football and martial arts.

Aged 24 he obtained his first Instructor qualification by successfully being awarded a 1st Dan Black Belt certificate in Taekwondo recognised by the Kukkiwon Headquarters in South Korea. During this time he worked out with weights to improve his strength and continued to run, swim and cycle to be in top physical shape.

Aged 27, he was awarded a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and held regular fitness and martial arts classes. Having discovered how beneficial working out with weights was, he continued to regularly train to improve his physical condition.

He successfully graduated in Personal Training and is recognised by both  the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) & American National  Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)

Since 2009 he has coached athletes compete in the Malta Half Marathon, conducted fitness classes in local schools and outdoor locations around Malta, spoken about health and fitness at seminars and organised weight lifting competitions. Darryl refers to his role as a "teacher" rather than anything else.

His mission is to enable as many students as possible to become self-sufficient and lead healthy lifestyles through exercise, nutrition and positive thinking. He truly believes you can achieve your goals through perseverance and discipline while enjoying every step of the way. 

He is proud to confess he practices what he preaches and his mantra is "Your Health Is Your Greatest Wealth".

 

Qualifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer - Distinction - (NESTA)
  • Sports Nutrition Diploma - (ITEC) & (Nefertiti)
  • Holistic Massage Diploma - Distinction - (ITEC) & (Nefertiti)
  • Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist -  Distinction - (NESTA)
  • Health & Fitness Instructor - Level 3 - Distinction -  (European Health & Fitness Association)
  • 1st Dan Black Belt - TaeKwonDo - Kukkiwon South Korea
  • 2nd Dan Black Belt - TaeKwonDo - Kukkiwon South Korea
  • First Aider - Red Cross Malta

 

 Interests

  • Kayaking & Cycling
  • Yoga & Meditation
  • Passion to help others achieve their fitness goals
  • Promoting the benefits of a healthy lifestyle

 

Favourite Quotes

“Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.” - Bruce Lee

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." - The Dalai Lama

“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you" - Jesus Of Nazareth

"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi

"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls." -Mother Teresa