Our Story

Short Answer to Why Garage Dawgs was Born... Our son Noah.

From the day that boy came into our lives, he has changed not only our mindsets on health and fitness but more so the time and importance of what mattered most in life. We didn't have two and three hours of training anymore.

We had 45 minutes (sometimes 20 minutes max) in between naps, running a full time business, and attempting to find some type of time to connect together. We needed to be able to lace up our shoes, take our unbrushed hairs to the garage and get a good enough sweat in to feel good. To move and then go about our day. Garage Dawgs has given us the freedom and outlet to be the best parents and coaches possible while still keeping a healthy level of fitness needed to continue to live within our best selves. Our hope is that we can continue to help other busy, on the go individuals find their own health and wellness... Whether in the garage, during travel, or outback while your kids play. KNOW that it is possible, you ARE worth it, and a little bit daily goes a long way towards a happier, healthier, sexier you.

Our Why

Alex and Darren came from completely different walks of life. Alex, Hawaii born/Oklahoma bred took an initial career path as a physical therapy assistant with 1 goal in mind. To help others live their best lives through health and wellness. In 2013, she found herself not just finding love for crossfit but the beauty of freedom through nutrition.

Darren, started as a petroleum engineer and found fitness in 2010 after he lost a huge part of his own health through travel, fast food, and job restraints. Together, they hold over a decade of knowledge and experience from competitive training, navigation of their own nutrition amongst 100's of others, holidays, life changes, and the birth of their son Noah. Alex NCI Nutrition L1, CF L1, versed in gut health and hormone repair through food and lifestyle manages the nutrition side of the pair, while Darren is the backbone of the programming and accessory programs that is Garage Dawgs. Opex trained/certified, CF L2, and endurance.