Darden “Big Dog” Poling is a lifelong student of the human body. He’s been involved in the fitness industry most of his life, starting at his family’s Gold’s Gym when he was a young child. He began training and learning from family, friends, and fitness professionals. Poling was raised in the “iron sports” being around competitive bodybuilders and powerlifters Bill Kazmaier, Bill and Ken Henderson, Nik Zaharis, and Dennis Rogers, to name a few.
Darden has been an elite personal trainer and fitness coach for over 10 years including the last 18 months at West Coast Strength. His passion is serving people by leading them to improve their health, optimize their physique, increase strength, and enhance their lives by attaining health goals. He is certified in several disciplines including Spartan racing (Spartan Certified), functional training (Tribe Team Training), bodybuilding, powerlifting, strength training and human wellness.
Darden enjoys the finer things in life including fitness, naps, food, the Oregon Coast and Corgis.