• Mission

    40fit supports a community of people age 40+ with Fitness, Community and Lifestyle resources. The goal is to support performance, lifestyle and quality of life. By combining the resources of evidenced based science, anecdotal experience, and the community at large, master’s are challenged to look at aging through a refreshing perspective and reach their maximum genetic potential.


    There is a growing number of master’s in our general population and sporting communities. Master’s are looking to enrich their lives and improve performance with health and fitness training that meets their specific needs. 40fit fills that essential void with resources that are specific to the life cycle and experiences of master’s.

  • Experience

    The more I trained using various methods, the more I realized there was something missing. I noticed that even though I was significantly more fit than most of my peers, my experience in training was not the same as the “younger crowd.” The higher my fitness level became, the more I realized the value of recovery, nutrition, and tailored programming which I paid less attention to in the past. Now, “sustainability” has become the hallmark of training. Any inexperienced athlete can make quick and sometimes astonishing gains, but eventually every athlete has to focus more on the quality and not just the quantity of their training. This is true for any athlete seeking higher levels of performance, capacity and overall health. 40fit combines the experience of our staff and the collective community to sharpen our game and get the most out of our fitness and keep a balanced, “sustainable” approach to training.

Our Staff

Our staff is small now, but we hope to add content experts where needed and as the right mix of talent becomes available to meet the essentials of the community.

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    Darin Deaton

    Darin is the creator of 40fit. He is a speaker and author of the FORTIFY Seminar Series. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and a terminal degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University. He has 27 years of orthopedic physical therapy practice experience. He is an ABPTPS (American Board of Physical Therapy Practice Specialties) Orthopedic Specialists. He holds several other medical certifications to include, Certified Ergonomic Associate (CAE), and CertDN (Certified Dry Needling).

    He is a lifelong athlete at the recreational and competitive level. He has used CrossFit, weightlifting, and endurance training for the last 8 years. He has trained individuals and athletes from the recreational to professional levels.
    His fitness and training education includes:

    • Starting Strength Coach – SSC
    • CrossFit Certified Fitness Trainer – CCFT (level 3)
    • CrossFit Endurance
    • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
    • CrossFit Exercise Science
    • CrossFit Football
    • CrossFit Kids
    • USAW Sports Performance Coach
    • Members of the American Board of Physical Therapy, National Strength Coaches Association, United States Association of Weightlifting.
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    Lynda Schmidt

    Lynda is a double Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters in Nursing & Adult Nurse Practitioner from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. She then went on to Texas Tech and received her Post-masters certificate as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in several different fields throughout her career including general & vascular surgery, Surgical critical care, Neurosurgery, Pulmonary critical care and most recently Bariatric surgery.

    She has always made fitness an important part of her life. She has ridden horses competitively for almost 35 years. She started crossFit 4 years ago and has been competing in local competitions since 2011. She competed on a team at South Central Regionals in 2012, which encouraged her to pursue her CrossFit Level 1 Certificate. Working in the field of Bariatrics for the last 4 years has given her a passion for teaching diet, nutrition & supplementation.

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    Chris Bohlin

    Chris is always thinking of new ways to spread the word about fitness. Through CrossFit, he has experience in weight loss, nutrition and active recovery. He started his fitness journey in his thirties after months of physical therapy and rehab for a lower back injury. He holds a degree in communication design from the University of North Texas and works full time in the advertising and marketing industry. He teaches advanced art direction as an adjunct professor at UNT and is a frequent guest lecturer on the subjects of design and marketing. This unique combination of skills makes him a great resource for athletes who are working through weight loss and injury. Chris likes talking about diet and exercise so much, he had to start a blog ( to get it all out of his system.