May 29, 2019
Darien Parker The Fitness Billionaire
Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D. in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He earned his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise Leadership, Athletic Administration and Advanced Coaching. Dr. Parker is also a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Dr. Parker has received such prestigious accolades such as the NAACP Arthur Ashe Award, The Marilyn Crawford Scholarship Award and the VAPHERD Graduate Student Award. Dr. Parker has also been featured on FOX 5 News Las Vegas and the Healthline Today Show. Furthermore, Dr. Parker has also served as an advisory board member for the Nevada Chapter of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Dr. Parker has been in the fitness and wellness business for 18 years. Throughout the course of Dr. Parker’s career, he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. In the academic setting, Dr. Parker served as the Director of Education and Program Coordinator for both Professional Fitness Institute/Pinnacle Career College. After working in the academic environment, Dr. Parker worked for WTS International as the General Manager for Club Ridges, an upscale private fitness club located within the gates of the exclusive Ridges community in Las Vegas. In addition to this Dr. Parker served as the National Director of Fitness for WTS assisting in oversight and support of WTS’ national portfolio. Furthermore, Dr. Parker continues to be the private personal trainer for several leaders of prominent businesses in the United States.
Dr. Parker’s new venture as the Co-Principle of Epic Leisure Management provides an opportunity for him to create, implement and foster the highest levels of a people-centered culture while also providing the most innovative and significant technologies and services to our clients. People first is at the core of Dr. Parker’s philosophy. While business is very important, what’s even more important to Dr. Parker is the human being behind the business.