NAME: Darren Hoff
CURRENT POSITION: Learning Mentor at a local Secondary School. I work with children from a wide range of different cultural, social and socio-economic backgrounds, and am the keyworker and mentor for a number of students with special educational needs, as well as those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
WHERE IS YOUR HOME TEAM: Derby, United Kingdom.
WHO DO YOU PLAY FOR NOW: Nottingham, United Kingdom.
WHAT’S YOUR GAME PLAN: I would like to continue working in a role where I am acting as a positive role model, helping children to achieve their goals whilst promoting personal development and empowerment.
In terms of fitness and modelling, before I ‘retire’ from the industry I would love to be on the cover of an internationally recognised fitness magazine, and continue to work with talented and inspirational photographers, athletes and models.
Ultimately, my main ambition in life is to continually strive towards self-improvement and personal development, be content with what I have, and be a source of happiness to those around me.
WHAT’S YOUR STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE IT: Follow my passions, work hard in every endeavour that I undertake and always make time for loved ones.
LIST 1 OR 2 ‘GOLD MEDAL’ MOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE:
1. Graduating in Law from the University of Nottingham in 2011, and having my mum, brother and grandmother present at my graduation.
2. Managing and working as a Fitness Model on the Justin Tayler Models stand at BodyPower 2013, the UK’s biggest Health and Fitness Exhibition. The event took 4 months of planning and preparation, and was one of the craziest and most exciting experiences that I have had within the Fitness Industry to date.
WHO ARE YOUR CHAMPIONS:
- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. His work ethic, dedication, charisma and altruistic nature epitomise many things that I admire in a person. He has achieved overwhelming success in a number of chosen fields, yet remains humble and demonstrates a venerable selflessness. He is truly an inspirational character.
- My closest friends, family and loved ones. They are some of the wisest, most interesting and most genuine people that I know, and have shaped and continue to shape who I am today.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT MAKES AN EVERYDAY CHAMPION: Commitment, dedication, diligence, charisma, humility, tact and altruism.
WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO: ‘Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling.’
Images courtesy of Nige Rorbach