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ABOUT DARIUSZ GARKO & GARKOFIT

Making a Positive Impact

Dariusz Garko grew up in Poland and began his journey and passionate commitment to physical performance at 15 years old when he was selected for a semi-professional soccer team. A year later he began incorporating weight training into his fitness practices and recognized his overall performance improvement.  


The result was motivating and he continued to develop his work outs and proper eating disciplines as a lifestyle. Garko had big dreams and a great love of sport and the outdoors that he was determined to make his career. He earned his Masters degree in Sports and Recreation from Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego (The Academy of Physical Education) in Kracow, Poland and not long after set his sights on America where he earned certifications from NASM & NSCA (two top organizations in the USA). Garko has been involved in training for 20 years and program design for the last 15 years.


Garko has spent the last 20 years working with private clients to improve their quality of life as well as working at NYC's elite, private club, "The Printing House" in Greenwhich Village where he was Fitness & Programs Director for the premiere facility, improving his clients' lives, performance and coaching other trainers. Garko, considered a top fitness and strength expert, has been featured in Men's Health, Ceasar's Way and as a stunt training expert on the set of the movie "Salt" with Angelina Jolie as well as a number of Health and Fitness websites.


Garko is an avid athlete himself with an addiction for board sports!  A professional snowboard racer in bordercross, SUP Racer, kiteboarder and IKO certified Instructor, snowkiter....he's an expert trainer that puts his own practices to the test regularly!


Credentials


  • Master Degree in Physical Education and Recreation (Poland, Krakow)

  • NSCA National Sports and Conditioning Association

  • KBC Kettle Bell Concepts - Level I and II Specialist

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • TRX Suspension Specialist Certification

  • Corrective Training and Flexibility Specialist

  • Pre/Post Natal Certified (Annette Lang)

  • ASI SUP Lev 1 & 2 Academy of Surfing Instructors 

  • Featured in Men's Health, Cesar's Way, and the NY Post

  • Snowboarder / boardercross racer (2008 / 2010 USASA  Nationals Finalist)

  • Kiteboarder (photographed by the NY Post, The Kiteboarder )

  • Surfer with experience surfing Hawaii's big waves

  • Former Semi-Professional soccer player (semi-pro) 

  • IKO Kiteboard Instructor