Rekha Ayalur

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Rekha began her athletic career in high school where she was a middle distance runner. She went on to compete at the collegiate level for a Division I program; specializing in the 800m and 1500m races. She remained involved in track and field after graduating and continues to work for the National Scholastic Athletics Association (NSAF), a non-profit organization that puts on the national indoor and outdoor high school track and field championship.
Following college, Rekha continued to compete in local road races. She eventually stepped away from competitive running and began focusing on other forms of training - mainly kettlebells. She began training with an RKC - certified instructor in 2009, where she learned the basics of the hardstyle kettlebell technique. She subsequently went on to train under Darius Gilbert, RKC Team Lead, at Dynamic Sport Performance where she is currently a performance coach.
Dynamic Sport Performance specializes in training athletes ranging in age from 8 - adult. DSP's approach combines tri-phasic movements (eccentric, isometric, concentric) using the kettlebell. DSP's athletes show marked improvements in speed and explosiveness through a prescribed kettlebell program.
Adam Ayash

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Adam is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Exercise Health Promotion, NSCA strength and conditioning specialist, NSPA personal trainer, and former two time Northern Region Power Lifting Champion. He has four years of personal training experience working with a variety of client populations. Adam’s training philosophy draws from various training styles including bodybuilding, power lifting, and functional training. After interning with the Virginia Tech Strength and Conditioning Program Adam discovered his passion for working with athletes and is always striving to help them push their performance limits. Adam is always looking to expand his exercise expertise and believes Dynamic Sport Performance will help him master the kettlebell and reach a new level of physical fitness.

Darius Gilbert

Owner

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Darius Gilbert is the owner of Dynamic Sport Performance a performance training company located in Alexandria, Va. He is known throughout the US for his extensive background in kettlebell training and his kettlebell programs for athletes. Darius went to Episcopal High School where he earned eleven letters, leaving the school as the all time scoring leader in both basketball and football. In 1991 he was named 1st Team All - Met Quarterback, earning a full scholarship to play football at the University of Virginia.

Darius got his start in sports performance after training with elite speed coach Tom Shaw in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2008 Darius earned his Russian Kettlebell Certification through Dragon Door the leaders in kettlebell training. He has used the kettlebell for rehabilitation of hundreds of athletes and to train dozens of sport teams in the Northern Virginia area.

Darius has also hosted several certifications and courses with the likes of Dr. Charlie Weingroff, Dr. Craig Liebenson and Master RKC Brett Jones, all world renowned strength coaches.

Grady Renfrow

Sport Performance Futsal Director

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As a Washington DC native, Grady grew up playing soccer with Stoddert Soccer Club. Grady spent his high school soccer days at Gonzaga College High School and eventually made the jump to college soccer at Penn State University. Throughout his BIG 10 college career Grady spent his summers playing in the United Soccer League’s PDL with the local Northern Virginia Royals. Immediately after graduating, Grady spent his rookie professional season in 2008 playing with DC United and their reserve team but then soon made the decision to try and play overseas. His quest for soccer took him to the Egyptian Premiere League where he spent quality time with teams like Zamalek and ENPPI eventually landing a spot with the second division side El Gouna FC. He competed in two Egyptian Cup matches with El Gouna FC and half a season of friendly matches against first and second division Egyptian clubs. Grady’s next step found him with FC Leones of the Puerto Rican Soccer League where he and his teammates lifted the trophy as the 2011 PRSL Champions. Grady eventually made the movefrom outdoor to professional indoor soccer and spent the 2011/2012 Major Indoor Soccer League season with the Rochester Lancers. 2011 also market a career high point for Grady when he was selected to the US Futsal National Team. Grady competed in the 2011 Futsal Grand Prix in Manaus, Brazil.

Grady has helped coach Gonzaga College High School to a WCAC championship in 2010 and also has experience coaching the Northern Virginia Royals U20 teams. He currently coaches both U9 Boys and U10 Girls with Alexandria Soccer Association. 2013 marked the first year Grady introduced his year‐round futsal program in the Washington, DC area starting with winter skills clinics and full day summer camps. The Dynamic Sport Performance Futsal program will train both individuals and teams in the sport of futsal. The DSP Futsal team will play against other futsal teams in the area and compete in the Northeast Regional Futsal Tournament in February, 2014. Grady graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Economics and also holds a personal training certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He holds a United States Soccer Federation “D License”.

Larry Franklin

DSP Performance Coach

562079_389054754475587_1707442214_nLarry grew up in Alexandria, Va. He received his Bachelors in Exercise Science from Towson University. After graduation he began working at Velocity Sports Performance as a Sports Performance Specialist training Athletes from all ages and sports. He currently teaches boxing, kettlebell, and TRX classes all over the Metro area. In his spare time he loves staying active participating in recreational sports and outdoor activities.