Farrar joined the Army as an infantryman shortly after graduating high school, and he served on the first unit that went into the Pentagon during the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He completed a combat tour in Iraq in 2005-06 as part of an eight-year career in the military, which took its toll upon returning home in the form of a period of homeless and, worse, an attempted suicide. Through a connection in the Mixed Martial Arts community, he started Soldierfit in 2007. As its CEO, he has expanded the workout facility franchise from its single home to 15 locations in several states that employ more than 100 people.
Farrar previously served on the VetFran Committee, which helps to connect franchise owners with military veterans, and captained Maryland’s chapter of the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Action Network. The Maryland Daily Record in 2013 named him to its Top 40 Under 40 VIP list for his professional accomplishments and commitment to inspiring change in his community, The Military Do-gooder award, named one of the top 50 CEO’s in Frederick, MD, and was most recently awarded the Baltimore Raven’s community quarterback award for his work with Platoon 22.
Farrar resides in Frederick, Md. with his two daughters, and his service dog, Eli.
- An Afternoon/Evening with Danny Farrar