Life Time Talks - Training
Episode #48 - Darrien "DJ" Johnson - Former NFL D Back, Beyond Sports Foundation member & Senior GM
Mar 16, 2021
Join DJ and Jason discuss...
- How DJ battled through multiple set backs to make it to the NFL
- How he got started in the health & fitness industry
- His journey from front line personal trainer to leading one of the most exclusive new LifeTime clubs in Oakbrook IL.
- How he helped create a partnership with Life Time and Beyond Sports Foundation, a non profit organization that empowers Chicago-land student athletes to succeed in life.
More about DJ.
From the western suburbs in Chicago and attended the University of Iowa on a football scholarship and graduated with a BA in Sociology. Garnered Big Ten Champion honors in 2002 and played professionally in the CFL, NFL, and AFL.
I always had a passion for fitness and my purpose is coaching, leadership and mentoring. Going into my 18th year in the fitness industry and I started as a sports specific personal trainer which transitioned into commercial fitness with Xsport and then Life Time for the last 13 years.
I've had the fortune of working at 8 out of the 11 locations in Chicago and the past 7 years I've led as a General Manager and Senior General Manager.
I've helped train and develop over 7 GM's into their roles and had the privilege to work with a multitude of different team members across Chicago.
I'm currently in the process of grand opening our amazing Oakbrook resort which is our newest location in Chicago.
Recently, I've helped create a partnership with Life Time and Beyond Sports Foundation, a non profit organization that empowers Chicago-land student athletes to succeed in life.
We are providing workshops, job shadowing, employment and internships that are part of our DE&I community outreach.