Our WHY

Our STORY

We met nine years ago while each beginning our own fitness journey after having our first children.  ​What started out as a friendship, turned into a working relationship as well.  After working together for many years life took us our separate ways for a while.  We had always had the vision of starting our own fitness business, and the timing was never right... until NOW!

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About DAWN

Hello!  My name is Dawn and I am co-owner and trainer at WAKE Fitness.  I truly believe that fitness is for EVERYONE and that fitness can meet you on your level… wherever that may be! I also believe that we all have room to grow. Starting out where you are, and allowing yourself room to progress will lead to a healthier relationship mentally, and physically with fitness.

In one way or another, I have been involved in sports/fitness my whole life.  As a kid, I played sports and as I grew up I realized that I wanted to be involved in sports/fitness as a career.  I received a B.S. in Athletic Training from Springfield College and an M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.  I worked as an athletic trainer for many years before making the switch into group fitness, and I am also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. 

 

In my own journey with fitness, I didn’t really get serious until after I had my boys.  I didn’t start running until I was 30, and I can say with confidence that I have been in the best shape of my life these past few years.  Although I have dealt with many injuries over the years, I have continued to make fitness work for ME, so that I am able to continue to see myself progress.

Besides staying active, I love to spend time with my family; my husband and twin boys.  When able, we love to travel and visit amusement parks.  We also LOVE to go bowling!

About CHARLOTTE

Hi, I’m Charlotte, co-owner and trainer here at WAKE Fitness! I believe that  physical exercise is therapy for the mind, body and soul. I discovered fitness as an adult and I am a true believer that it is never too late to start on your fitness journey!

 

I am an ACE certified personal trainer and have been teaching group fitness classes for the past 8 years.  Before becoming a fitness instructor I was a social worker, specializing in addiction treatment. While social work and fitness training don’t seem to go together, being a social worker taught me how to be a good motivator and coach.  My favorite thing about being a coach is watching my clients put in the work to reach their goals, then celebrating their accomplishments!  When I’m not training I’m being mom to my 2 girls, wife to my husband Sam, and running… a lot.  Remember. we are all in different places on this fitness journey,  and long as you keep your body moving, you are headed in the right direction. I can’t wait to train with you!

Certified Personal Trainer