Hi, I’m Dawna, I am a health coach and personal trainer based in Boulder, Colorado. With more than two decades of experience in the health and fitness industry, my passion lies in helping individuals to make lasting and positive changes to their health and well-being.
There was a time in my life when the desire to be fit and healthy was there, but the know-how and motivation were lacking. After college, determined to achieve my wellness goals, I hired a personal trainer and committed to a year of exercise and healthy eating. While I didn’t reach every single goal I had set, I gained something infinitely more valuable – belief in myself.
It instilled in me the belief that I could conquer challenges and persevere. I realized I possessed an inner strength that extended beyond fitness. I made the decision to leave my job as a website designer and become a personal trainer. My mission? To assist individuals like me – those who didn’t come preprogrammed with a love for activity, those who needed a support system, tools, knowledge, and, most importantly, the unwavering belief that they were capable and valuable, regardless of their ability or activity level.
Over the past two decades, I’ve had the privilege of working with clients of all backgrounds and abilities as a trainer. In 2020, I was introduced to Health Coaching, and it was a natural extension of what I had been doing for over 20 years, but with a specialized skill set.
My journey has led me here, ready and excited to embark on this new chapter with you. Together, we’ll discover the path to your best self, enabling you to embrace a healthier, more vibrant life.
University of California Santa Barbara – B.A. Psychology
National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching – Health & Wellness Coach
Wellcoaches – Certified Health and Wellbeing Coach
American College of Lifestyle Medicine – Lifestyle Medicine Coach
American Council on Exercise – Certified Health Coach
American Council on Exercise – Certified Personal Trainer
Faster Health & Fitness – Diploma in Functional Performance, Diploma in Functional Therapy, Advanced Functional Trainer
Gray Institute – Certificate in Applied Functional Science
Muscle Activation Techniques – MAT Specialist
International Mountain Biking Association – MTB Skills Instructor L2