Dareick Barr is a nationally accredited trainer and nutritionist, specializing in strength and conditioning, in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Born and raised in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Dareick always had a passion for athletics and was an exceptional student-athlete. His hard work and discipline led him to All-State recognition in high school and acceptance to Ohio University, where he pursued a degree in sociology and criminology.
Without athletics during college, Dareick began studying fitness, nutrition, and human performance to fill the huge void. Immediately after graduating OU, Dareick became a Federal Law Enforcement officer in Washington, D.C. and created Raise the Barr Fitness, where he began conducting strength training sessions, under the mentorship of a USA amateur boxing coach in Maryland.
Soon after, Dareick was offered the opportunity to train under three-time strength and conditioning coach of the year nominee Jake Bonacci, at the Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Surrounded by other world-class trainers and high-ranked UFC fighters, Dareick spent the next two years flying back and forth to Jaco, assisting with training and learning more about the scientific approach behind training high-performance athletes.
Since then, Raise the Barr Fitness continues to evolve with a broad range of clientele, ranging from ages 12-70. Dareick trains NFL, collegiate, and high school athletes, as well as corporate group sessions. With a passion for youth performance, Dareick also focuses on group youth and online training arenas, in hopes to build healthier children and elite teenage athletes.