My Story

Stop making excuses and start today! Give me the chance to change your world!

 I’m Darryl. I’m a 55-year-old man, and I missing my lower left leg, I am also a Personal Trainer, Certified SGX Spartan Coach, endurance athlete and a physical fitness enthusiast.

I wasn’t always physically fit. Life threw me a challenge!  At the age of 42, after months of increasing pain while walking, my life all came crashing down after the results of an MRI.  I had been walking on a rare non-healable fracture in my ankle joint. From there I endured six ankle surgeries, ten leg casts, recovery time on crutches that added up to 6 years, and debilitating pain.

I was disabled, overweight, verging on major health issues, depressed and unemployed.


On September 24, 2014, I did the unthinkable: I had my lower left leg amputated.  Two weeks later I hoped into the gym on one leg. I had no idea what I would accomplish, but I hired a personal trainer and began an incredible adventure.  An adventure with an outcome I don’t think I could have ever predicted.

I lost my disability and got my life back in the gym.  Fifteen months later I became a full time certified personal trainer.

Beyond becoming a personal trainer, I became an endurance athlete.  I complete 15 to 16 races a year.  I have completed Half Marathons, ran Ragnar, and became part of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe earning several Spartan Trifectas.

With the loss of my leg, I have gained an incredible gift. The awesome ability to teach people that it doesn’t matter what challenges life has thrown at you, you can accomplish anything you want with determination and hard work.

Today I have helped many people overcome what challenges life threw at them.  I am healthy, all muscle, more physically active then ever. Yes, I am an amputee but 100% able.

I love a challenge …

I challenge you to end your excuses today, sign up for my 6-week programs, let me change your world by helping you overcome life challenges, and live a healthy, active life.

Darryl Partridge 

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified SGX Spartan Coach
  • Certified Adaptive Trainer

September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014