Joe Vastola

Former Alleghany College baseball player ('95) who started kettlebell training in 2014 and earned his Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC) in 2015. He teaches small group classes and one-on-ones for kids and adults, as well as assists DSP Performance Workshops. Outside of the studio he has coached youth sports since 2007. Joe loves to take Bikram Yoga classes weekly.

Darius Gilbert


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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.