Darrin Blackman

Group Fitness Instrutor

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Darrin Blackman

DDS Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis IN
MA Education Administration, University of Pacific
Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Darrin has been teaching at FAC since 2022, however his group fitness journey started back in 1996 where he was certified in Jonny G Spinning, Cycle Reebok, Step Reebok and YogaFit. After a “brief” hiatus from group fitness he is back with cycling certifications. Darrin has been a FAC member since 2005. After getting back into taking group fitness classes 2018 he heeded the encouragement from his better half Kerry Karhuse to start teaching again. Darrin believes that everyone should incorporate group fitness in their regular workout routine in order to avoid plateaus and burnout.

Darrin works full-time as the deputy chief dental officer, associate director of AEGD residency program, CODA site director and general dentist at Winslow Indian Health Care Center. He enjoys spending his free time with his partner in life Kerry, and their fur babies (1 cat, 2 dogs). They enjoy attending Coyotes hockey games in the winter and when it’s warm out, anything outdoors: hiking, running, mountain biking, off-roading, and motorcycle rides. Cars and motorcycles are his passion, and he often can be found out in the garage working on something.