When Dani first started her fitness journey, it seemed like there were no good paths that could help her feel better in her body. She endured a vicious cycle of not eating well, not eating at all, or overeating. But then she found a better way...
Dani realized that the only way to ensure a positive outcome is to "fight for what you want" — which has become the mantra of her mission and her movement. She stopped obeying the old narratives about how fit bodies needed to look, and ditched the idea that negativity is an effective tool.
By embracing a positive relationship with her body and developing an effective training and nutrition plan for herself, she not only achieved her fitness goals by traditional standards (40lbs lighter, body fat reduced by 17%), but more importantly she learned that you can’t put your life and your happiness on hold while you're striving to become more fit.
Your body doesn't exist separately from your life and your happiness — they're all connected. Dani proved how powerful strengthening that connection can be, and her passion is to empower her clients to become stronger and happier, too.
She's powerful, and also relatable. She's positive, and also a great motivator. She's the strongest woman in Nashville, and she's ready to help you find your strength.
Blake has extensive knowledge of strength training, building muscle, and supplement programming, and now serves as a lead trainer for Dani D. Fitness.
I’m fighting to finally get in the shape I always wished that I was. All the times I said “tomorrow” only to wake up years later and still feel and look the same. For all the times I started to put in the work, but let small setbacks leave me feeling defeated and quit instead. But I’m doing it differently this time. I’m fighting for long term success. No more quick fixes and no more dwelling on the things I used to consider failures. I’m loving myself and my body and being kinder to myself every step of the way this time. I found Dani at a time when even I didn’t realize how much I needed support from someone like her. Dani has helped me throw out any ideas that I had about how I was “supposed” to work out, what I was “supposed” to eat, and what I had convinced myself I looked like. Everyone has different goals, abilities, and lifestyles and Dani doesn’t put anyone into a box. Instead she helps people find what works for them—ways to reach your fitness goals in a manner that suits your reality and the work you are willing to put in. It sounds simple, but the day I realized that my goals are different than others and that my path would be different than theirs too... that’s the day I really started fighting. And I’ll tell you this: the goals feel more attainable now that I’m chasing my own and not someone else’s so I’m gonna keep on fighting.
Dani has turned my life around drastically. She brought out the best in me & inspires me everyday to do better than the last. I never looked into a personal trainer because they all came off arrogant to me but Dani was completely different, compassionate & real. She shared her life journey/experiences with me & really tried to genuinely make a connection with me. She always makes sure Im comfortable but never fails to challenge me. She told me to consider my fitness journey as my sanctuary, not only has she helped me physically but emotionally as well. I now have a healthy outlet for my feelings & being a teenager sure comes with a lot of feelings! I can truly say I will forever be thankful for Dani D. Fitness & everything I’ve been taught.
When I started working out with Dani I considered myself "not strong" or "only a runner", but after working with her for well over a year I can honestly say I am stronger and more confident. She has taught me the importance of strength training to protect myself from getting hurt. I take the knowledge she gives me on proper form and modifications with me while doing my own circuit training and any group classes I choose to take. She is the best trainer in Nashville, plus she is fun!
There was a connection the moment I met Dani. No judgement. No criticism. Just a genuine concern for my physical and mental well being. She has inspired me to tap into what SHE knew I was capable of, and we are achieving my goals together. One day at time we tap into my physical and emotional reserves to help me realize that I can get to where I want to be.
Dani has given me the tools, education, and encouragement to do just that. She has shown me that working out can be challenging and a fun experience at the same time. Her holistic approach has enabled me to become much stronger, healthier, and more fit. She ensures that my technique is always correct to avoid any injuries. I have found a new love for fitness and I owe it all to Dani. I am forever grateful.
Dani sought me out, kept me accountable, and finally got me on a nutrition and workout regimen. With her help and encouragement, I have lost 23 pounds in three months. I have no doubt that this would not have been made possible without Dani's help. She genuinely wants her clients to succeed, and you can see the joy in her eyes when A client meets their goal. Often, people ask me what I have done to make such a drastic change in my life. I tell them that I owe it all to Dani. I would never go to anyone else for fitness and nutritional advice. Dani D fitness has changed my life! There is no going back!
I learned very quickly with Dani that she had a sincere interest in me, not because it is her job, but because she saw me as an individual. I knew that each workout would be tailored to my needs. Along with exercise, she laid out an eating plan that would maximize my changes. Being with her doesn’t seem like a workout…She makes it fun! In fact, I’ve made it a family thing, I wanted my husband and kids to be a part of my journey. I have fun working with my husband in tandem sessions, and my kids absolutely adore Dani, and love working with her!