BIO: Dawn Turitto
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer/Athletic Coach
- Kettlebell and TRX Certification
- Specializes in body sculpting and athletic performance training
- Hobbies include competing in figure competitions, writing, scientific research, hiking, soccer and softball
My journey through fitness began at the age of 6, racing up and down the soccer field and diving for fly balls at third base. I continued on in contact sports until college, where I obtained my degree in elementary education and became a sports and recreation coach, teacher, and curriculum specialist in Arizona for 18 years.
I returned back to Long Island due to a family health scare and realized that I was taking my own health for granted. At age 37, I was exhausted, overweight, and desperately needing a change. After crossing a half marathon off my bucket list, I decided to train for the LI NPC Masters Figure competition in 2016 and placed 2nd in my division. And with that, there was no turning back! A curiosity had become an obsession, and a new career path in personal training had begun. Instead of a classroom or gymnasium, I could teach and reach on a 1-on-1 basis and form lasting, meaningful relationships helping others reach their own goals.
It’s easy to make other facets of our lives a priority, or feel that our best days are behind us. But I firmly believe that age is just a number, and possibilities are limited only by the confines of our own imagination. Let’s enjoy this voyage together!