Press and Media

Occasionally Darrell, “So THIS Is Fitness…”, and his mission gets noticed and featured in other publications! Those press and media features are highlighted below. (most occur shortly after his initial 130 lb weight loss)

If you’re interested in interviewing/featuring Darrell, please reach out at: Darrell (at) SoTHISIsFitness (dot) com.

Athlete On Fire feature of So THIS Is FitnessAthlete On Fire – Ep. 165 – 8/2/2016

Darrell was invited on the Athlete On Fire podcast to talk about his story! They talked life on Cape Cod, weight loss, running, and what it takes to make a major transformation happen.

Learn more at

Find the blog post here.

and listen to the episode! (AOF #165)

Health Warrior – “I Conquered 2014” – 11/25/2014

Health Warrior feature of So THIS Is FitnessHealth Warrior featured 6 athletes as part of their “I Conquered 2014” series, and they saw fit to include Darrell as one of them!

Check out the post here

And check out the review of their Chia Bars here


Huff Post Health feature of So THIS Is FitnessThe Huffington Post – Healthy Living:
How A Pair Of Work Pants Inspired Darrell W. McTague To Lose 125 Lbs. – 

The Huffington Post Healthy Living category featured Darrell’s story – he shares how he gained the weight, his breaking point, and how he lost it.

Read the HuffPost story here

CogniTea "I Can. I WILL." story featuring So THIS Is FitnessCogniTea – “I Can. I WILL. Story” – 4/30/14

Already the first athlete featured by and associated with CogniTea, Darrell was featured again as their first “I Can. I WILL. Story”. Highlights include Darrell’s story, his advice, and action steps to make your own change.

Read the story here

Road Runner Sports – Spring 2014 Catalog / Inspiration Instigator

Spring 2014

In Spring 2014 Road Runner Sports, a brick & mortar / online running specialty store featured Darrell as part of their Spring 2014 catalog, sharing his story. Darrell was also featured as a part of Road Runner Sports’ “Inspiration Instigator” promotion.

See the video here

CogniTea Feature of So THIS Is FitnessCogniTea – “How CogniTea helped Darrell run (his first) sub-2 hour 1/2 Marathon!” – 2/26/14

CogniTea, a Boston-based startup bringing a new, brain-boosting tea to the world, featured Darrell as their first inspirational story. Darrell exemplified CogniTea’s motto of “I Can. I WILL.” in his mentally tough personal victory – his first sub-2 hour half-marathon.

Read the story here