HOLISTIC DIETITIAN AND FITNESS PROFESSIONAL
Dana’s passion for health and weight loss began at a young age. As a competitive swimmer, runner and triathlete, she began exploring the effects nutrition had on her body and performance. From her personal experiences (both positive and negative) and struggles with weight, she is able to empathize and help you make peace with food. She realizes it’s not just about coming up with the perfect program, but helping you apply and make habit changes is more important. She wants to help you not just get results, but thrive and enjoy a balanced life to the fullest! She has seen the best results with clients in terms of functional training, Pilates, Yoga, TRX, Barre and kettlebells. Shelly and Dana designed Lifemoves Studio to focus on a holistic and energetic approach to overall health.
Dana is Registered Dietitian and fitness professional that takes an integrated approach to helping clients work toward results of optimal health and weight loss. She begins with a comprehensive assessment in order to determine the best approach to help each individual get to the underlying problem as opposed to merely treating the individual symptoms for short term results and long term frustration. She believes nutrition and exercise is the best medicine to fuel and heal the body, optimal weight is a bonus of optimal health.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Dana has Bachelors in Science and Health Nutrition from the University of North Florida where she also ran track and cross country for 2 years and worked for the Department of Health Promotions, educating and promoting health and wellness on campus. She did her Dietetic Internship at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta GA. She was an Activities and Fitness Director at Chateau Elan Private Sports Club. She has worked as a Life Time Fitness Dietitian, class instructor, personal trainer, and metabolic technician (6 years), and nutrition consultant for Service Foods Inc. an all-natural and organic shop from home grocery store specializing in meats, and produce (7 years), the lead Dietitian for the NAMED program (2+), which focuses on nutrition as additional treatment for those in addiction rehabilitation. She is also a wife, mother of 3 and a “bonus mom” of 3, that totals 6 kids!
Registered Dietitian and Certified Weight Loss Coach
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
NUTRITION & FITNESS SPECIALTIES
• Body composition/weight loss (decrease fat mass, increase/maintain lean body mass)
• Thyroid imbalance
• Digestive Issues/imbalance (food allergies/in tolerances)
• Blood sugar imbalances, type 2 Diabetes, hypoglycemia, pre-diabetes
• Sex Hormone imbalances, PCOS, estrogen dominance, testosterone deficiency
• Adrenal imbalances, fatigue, resistance and exhaustion
• Cardiovascular Health
• Auto-immune disorders
• Mental disorders, anxiety, poor mental clarity, autism, ADHD
• Sports Performance
• Pilates apparatus & mat
• Barre class
• TRX- suspension training system
• Strength and Cardiovascular program design