from my clients

What will your success story say?

” You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”

~ CS Lewis

“My goal is to be able to keep up with my 8 grandchildren (and counting!). Because of working with Dawna I can do that and more! She has helped me stay strong and (more importantly) motivated through hip surgery, knee surgery, and back surgery. She is knowledgeable, safe, and an enjoyable person to  be around. As long as she is a trainer, I will be her client!”

– Nici L.

“Dawna’s support has been invaluable. As a personal trainer myself, I began with a very strong background in health/ fitness/ nutrition, and 17 years of experience helping others. Even with all my knowledge, I had not been successful in reaching my post-babies goals. She gave me the tools, held me accountable, and gave me confidence though her support & encouragement. Thank you for helping me reach my goals and regain my confidence.”

– Gina C.

“I found Dawna’s women’s group several years ago when I was trying to get motivated to train for a trip into the Grand Canyon.   I was struggling with my own lack of motivation and wanted a boost.  I knew there was a stronger person inside my body but I couldn’t get to it.  What I thought would be an eight week commitment became long term because, with Dawna’s guidance, I found the spark that was missing!”

She is able to combine her extensive knowledge with an ability to motivate me personally.  Even working within a group of people, I have never felt like a number or unimportant. If you are looking for someone who will take you as you are and work with you positively and effectively, you have found your person!  Don’t hesitate, move forward.

– Patty Z.

“Working with Dawna I went from a size 14-16 to a solid 8 (I even have a few 6’s thrown in for good measure) and have been able to maintain my 30+lb weight loss. My only regret is not taking before and after photos and measurements! Also, I’m happy to report, I actually weigh less than what it says on my driver’s license! Thanks for everything.”

– Donna E.

“I tried every trainer at the gym before getting referred to Dawna. I’ve now worked with her for over 10 years and she has helped me in more ways than I can count. She holds me accountable, is empathetic when I’m struggling, makes me work harder than I want to, and has helped me to find other resources (nutritionist, therapist, medical specialist) when I’ve needed them. She truly cares and is the kind of person who goes above and beyond to help her clients reach their goals.”

– S.M.

“The progress I have made in my overall fitness, strength, flexibility, balance and endurance since joining the Women’s Workout Group is amazing. Dawna is able to adapt exercises for those recovering from past injuries. She provides feedback throughout the class which has been particularly helpful to me in my quest to get to the next fitness level. I have never stuck with a class for this long before but I keep coming back because it works and I enjoy the group and Dawna rocks!”

– Sheila K.

“My daughters and I have all worked with Dawna. She’s caring and supportive, and her wealth of knowledge and experience enables her to have a tool or resource for every situation you will encounter along your path to reaching your goals.”

– Serena R.

“Dawna is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and creative personal trainer. I have worked with her as a member of a women’s workout group. I am always impressed with the manner in which she adapts exercises for any injury or structural limitation, as well as providing confidence and encouragement. Not only that, she makes the class light and fun as she simultaneously addresses the issues of individual members of the class. I have become much stronger with her instruction, gained better balance, and have a better sense of what my body needs. I would encourage anyone to take advantage of Dawna’s innate talent.”

~ Cara S.

“I’ve benefitted tremendously from working out with Dawna. The functional-based exercises she designs have enabled me to improve my overall strength and fitness. In addition, the workouts helped me discover that I was “protecting” one part of my back due to a past injury. With Dawna’s astute suggestions on how to modify certain exercises, I’ve gradually added movement and strength back into that area of my body in a way that feels safe and is clearly beneficial!”

– Lori B.

“As an elite skiier, and traumatic brain injury survivor, I require a unique set of skills from a coach. Someone who can provide a workout to improve my fitness, along with tools for coping with the challenges that a TBI can present, all while being flexible enough to know when to pull which exercise or tool out of their “bag of tricks”. Dawna is all of this and more, plus she’s delightful to spend an hour with.”

– AH.

What will your success story say?