About Denise

Since 2009 Denise has been dedicated to helping those who are recovering from an injury and/or have a medical condition. In addition to her personal training certification from a nationally accredited institution (WITS), she also holds a medical exercise certification from the American Academy of Health, Fitness & Rehabilitation Professionals (AAHFRP). Denise became a MES because she had too many clients that needed consistent exercise but because of their special health condition (past injury and/or illness), also needed someone to also interface with their medical team. Denise acts as the client’s wellness advocate to make sure that their doctor is fully informed of their health. When she’s not training clients (in private or group sessions) you will find her giving lecturing on health-related topics. During her free time Denise enjoys cooking Chinese or African food or taking long walks with her family.


My favorite client story

Every person is unique and as such, has different health and fitness goals. What I love about being a personal trainer is to be able to discern my client's unspoken needs as well as the ones they vocalize. For example, I had a client who had complained of lower back pain. After a few simple tests we discovered the client had major tightness in his hamstrings. Even though he wanted to loose weight, he first needed to incorporate flexibility exercises to decrease the tension before we could focus on his other fitness goals. I will not in good conscience ignore flexibility problems that could compromise your overall fitness problems.

My favorite exercise

Pushups are my go-to exercise. They work so many muscle groups at the same time, abs, chest, back, and arms are engaged so that you don't have to do as many targeted exercises.

My favorite quote

Slow and steady wins the race.

My training philosophy

Before you commit, I will explain everything you will and will not receive from me, which means complete transparency prior to your program. No false promises (i.e. lose/gain weight fast, avoid surgery, etc) and no bait and switch pricing games. During each session you will receive professional, honest and results-driven exercise routines in a private studio. Never experience double/triple booking or waiting to see me past your scheduled exercise time. Expect to receive a custom program that is unique and specific to your concerns. As a bonus, listen to the music that you like while you workout (e.g. jazz, funk, rap, classical, whatever you want). Post workout, you will receive followup messages to keep you motivated and encouraged.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Posture
  • Injury Prevention
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

WITS Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

AAHFRP Medical Exercise Specialist, AAFP Certified Medical Exercise Specialist

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Rehab

Medical Conditions Experience

Arthritis, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Muscular Dystrophy, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Plantar fasciitis, Shoulder Issues, TMJ

Additional Languages Spoken

Spanish

Training Areas Served

Denise is a knowledegable and personable personal trainer. I was impressed with her knowledge of the current trends in her field. She will tailor your workout based on your needs. She also has access to a variety of exercise equipment. So your workouts will never get boring or routine! I wholeheartedly recommend her if you are looking to improve your physical health!

Ed L.

My introductory meeting with Denise went very well. She is very knowledgeable not only about physical training but also how the body responds to injury and how to address those issues. After a car accident about 10 years ago, I've been essentially inactive and was nervous about this meeting for fear I'd be judged for being so out of shape. Not the case at all. Denise is supportive, friendly and engaging without being over the top. I'd feel very comfortable working with her.

Liz R.

My introductory meeting with Denise went very well. She is very knowledgeable not only about physical training but also how the body responds to injury and how to address those issues. After a car accident about 10 years ago, I've been essentially inactive and was nervous about this meeting for fear I'd be judged for being so out of shape. Not the case at all. Denise is supportive, friendly and engaging without being over the top. I'd feel very comfortable working with her.

Liz R.

Ready To Book Your Personal Trainer? Find Top Trainers in Your Area Now!