Dawna was raised in a family immersed in action sports. She grew up snowboarding, surfing, dirt biking, swimming, skateboarding and ranking as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She loved traveling with her family and finding new places to adventure and shred. She was highly active from a young age, always challenging the boys in how many push-ups or pull-ups they could do, almost always beating them!

When Dawna was twelve, she was introduced to a family friend who was a personal trainer. This friend helped Dawna discover her passion to help others in the attainment of true health through fitness and nutrition.  After graduating from high school, Dawna immediately enrolled in the National Personal Training Institute, a career school whose focus was solely on all things fitness, health, and nutrition. She graduated with a diploma in kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, practical application of sports science, and nutrition. She continued her education and received multiple certifications in specialized fields.  

Dawna has consistently worked in the fitness industry and has had amazing experiences with clients who range from the Ducks hockey team, professional golfers and tennis players, high school sports teams, high weight loss individuals, special populations, geriatrics and the developmentally disabled, bodybuilders and fitness competitors and even a couple of celebrities.  With this wide variety of clients and over 12 years of experience in the fields of fitness, health, and nutrition, Dawna is a formidable opponent for any barrier that stands in the way of her clients.

Certifications / Experience

  • NPTI Diploma in Personal Training

  • NPTI Diploma and Certification in Nutrition