Life Time Talks - Training

Episode #48 - Darrien "DJ" Johnson - Former NFL D Back, Beyond Sports Foundation member & Senior GM

March 16, 2021 Jason Stella Season 2 Episode 48
Life Time Talks - Training
Episode #48 - Darrien "DJ" Johnson - Former NFL D Back, Beyond Sports Foundation member & Senior GM
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Life Time Talks - Training
Episode #48 - Darrien "DJ" Johnson - Former NFL D Back, Beyond Sports Foundation member & Senior GM
Mar 16, 2021 Season 2 Episode 48
Jason Stella

Join DJ and Jason discuss...

  1. How DJ battled through multiple set backs to make it to the NFL
  2. How he got started in the health & fitness industry
  3. His journey from front line personal trainer to leading one of the most exclusive new LifeTime clubs in Oakbrook IL.
  4. 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.

    https://www.beyondsports.org/
Show Notes

Join DJ and Jason discuss...

  1. How DJ battled through multiple set backs to make it to the NFL
  2. How he got started in the health & fitness industry
  3. His journey from front line personal trainer to leading one of the most exclusive new LifeTime clubs in Oakbrook IL.
  4. 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.

    https://www.beyondsports.org/