Danielle Dionne

Danielle helps clients’ at CrossFit Balance achieve their goals by applying her passion and commitment to progress, involvement in the fitness industry for nearly 13 years, and diverse perspective gained as a competitive athlete in different arenas. Her prior experiences range in various training environments and programming including work with: boxers, rugby players, martial artists, bootcamp experience, and high school athletes, runners, and Crossfitters.

“We increase our knowledge through practice.” Danielle’s training environments ranged from the DC Downtown Boxing Club and Krav Maga Studio, to local yoga studios, outdoor parks and trails, and training environments such as Gold’s Gym and Fitness First Health Clubs. Danielle is an accomplished Equestrian within the American Horse Show Association, former club swimmer, and former collegiate and club rugby player for both the Maryland Stingers and the DC Washington Furies. Upon graduating from Gettysburg College, she sought an ideal program to supplement her rugby training. “I wanted to play rugby, lift heavy weights, box, and run a marathon all at once. It was exhausting trying to find a strength and conditioning program which supported all of these endeavors, until I found the sport of CrossFit.” In 2007, she connected with both Mark Crick and Graham King of Balance Gym.

Upon graduating from law school, Danielle’s journey in exploring CrossFit extended beyond herself to applying the CrossFit methodology with clients. In 2009, Danielle initiated and currently continues to build the community of coaches and athletes at CrossFit Balance across three of the Balance Gym locations. She seeks to encourage a strong and supportive, friendly community based upon effective and engaging coaching and programming.

Danielle is the Managing Director of CrossFit Balance/Director of Glover Park.  She has interned with the CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff Intern. She holds the following certifications: CrossFit Level I Certified Coach, CrossFit Endurance Certified Instructor, CrossFit Level II-Coaches Prep Course Certificate, USA Weightlifting Club Coach, and Certification by the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, American Canoe Association- Level 1 Paddleboarding Instructor.

Danielle placed 37th in the 2009 CrossFit Games, and has been a Regionals Individual Athlete from 2010-2014, helped develop and as an athlete for the CF Balance Team in both 2015 and 2016.  Her objective is to excite and challenge those in the program to becoming the best version of themselves and more!

Contact Danielle at danielle@balancegym.com.

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