Pieter van der Linde – IFBB PRO

In January 2016 I started working with Darren with a goal to win provincials after not competing for 13 years at the age of 40. If you are looking for a coach to bring you to the next level, this is your man. Male or female, bikini, physique, bodybuilding it doesn’t matter. Weekly posing practice, as done on stage. Tweaking each pose to work for you. With his stoic nature and calm presence, I never felt pressure from him – just an expectation of commitment to the plan. He guided me into the best shape of my life at the

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Alison Walker

I started with Darren and Lara over two and a half years ago with a specific vision for my body, my health and my self-confidence. I knew that for me, hiring a coach was necessary for my goal to enter a bodybuilding competition, but I didn't realize how necessary it was to have a coach for my ongoing lifestyle. When meeting with Darren, he was friendly, professional, personable and I knew I felt comfortable starting my journey to the stage with him. Little did I know that it's a journey I'd be on for years to come. After a few weeks

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Zoa Linsey – IFBB PRO

"My serious bodybuilding career began with Darren almost 15 years ago and I am forever grateful for his caring and responsible advice in teaching me how to get to the top of my game across those years. I learned the foundations of the sport both through his coaching and through the friendship we developed over time. He taught me how to be a true bodybuilder, yet maintain my health and wellness both on and off-season. His experience spans decades and hundreds of clients who he has helped achieve their goals. For me, Darren provides an essential guidance and sounding board

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Tammy Ulmer

"One of the greatest gifts I have ever given to myself is to work with an amazing coach. Darren Toma has been a constant source of inspiration, motivation, encouragement and support -- and much humour! With his gentle, firm and sometime downright blunt guidance, I have clarity in my purpose and a strategy to translate my vision into reality. He has helped me navigate the rough terrains, held me up when I am down and cheer me on when I am on a roll. He has kept me accountable to myself, taught me new skills, and reminded me to value

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Kelly Campbell

"Choosing Darren as my trainer was the best decision I made when I started competing last year. He is the expert at designing a plan specific to YOUR body and lifestyle. Darren genuinely, cares about my well-being and never lets me doubt myself. I feel so confident with him as my trainer as he continues to make me the best I can be. I'm so thankful and proud to be a part of Team Custom Built!" Kelly Campbell National Level Bikini Competitor

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Jennifer Weintz

"Darren is amazing. I full heartedly recommend him. He truly cares about u and considers u as an individual, not just another client with the same old cookie cutter program. Darren is the missing link you've been waiting for. Stick with his plan and you will reach your personal best! " Jennifer Weintz Bikini Athlete

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Michelle Krack – IFBB PRO

"I began my competitive competing years under the wings of both Darren & Lara. They taught me the ins and outs of this sport, the dedication it takes to compete, the perseverance and ultimately what it takes to grace the stage with the best physique I could. Darren & Lara are a team, with their knowledge in nutrient timing, training regimes and cardiovascular training they package and tailor a program specific to your body and your goals. Their wealth of knowledge with competition prep has been shown over the years not only with their clients but also in themselves. Darren

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Jessica Kritner

"If you want to meet your fitness goals with a healthy, well-balanced diet and effective workout program while feeling cared for, then Team Custom Built is your answer.  Darren and Lara were the deciding factor- the magical touch!- in the success that I experienced at the SWFC 2011.  I was going for the polished look and they made sure that I shined!

Thank you Darren and Lara for all of the individualized attention that you shared with me in the days leading up to the competition. It is a sensitive time in a competitor’s journey and the two of you honor

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Ashley Whittington

"Darren has a unique way of individually training each athlete. He always instills motivation and confidence. I would not have accomplished my goals without Darrens guidance. I will continue to work with him for upcoming contests and would recommend his training to anyone wanting to succeed at the next level." Ashley Whittington Terrace B.C.

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Tamara Knight

"Behind every great athlete, stands a great coach. I have trained with Darren for many years and he has helped me to continuously improve every year. Darren has worked with top pros and nutrition specialists and is continually seeking new knowledge. Every workout and every nutrition plan is custom tailored to each athlete he works with and he stays very involved both during the offseason and pre-contest. Darren delivers proven results in a very simple fashion and I feel very blessed to work with one of the best coaches in the industry." Tamara Knight National Level Bodybuilder

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