MEET THE #DLDNATION COACHES!

Your coaches, cheerleaders, biggest fans, and guides to the transformation you're looking for.

Coach Kasey

MS, RD, CPT, CDCES, DPP Lifestyle Coach

@dietitian.kasey

Hi DLDNation! My name is Kasey Hageman and I'm THRILLED to be joining this team. I am an RD and received my Master's Degree in Allied Medicine and a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a focus in Sports & Leisure Studies from THE Ohio State University. I'm passionate about all things health, nutrition, and fitness.
 
A little about me ... I'm currently based out of Columbus, Ohio and I have one dog (Ash, an Australian shepherd mix) and two cats (Albus & Arya). You could call me a book lover as all three of my pets are named after characters in books :) In my free time you can find me at the gym or doing home renovations on the fixer upper I recently purchased. Yes, I am living a true HGTV lifestyle! I also love to travel. Some of my favorite places I've been to include Australia, New Zealand, Bonaire, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands.
 
My journey to becoming an RD and coach began almost 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, psoriasis. Motivated by my frustration to reduce my symptoms and gain some control back over my health/body, I found that nutrition was the answer to controlling my symptoms. Over the past 10 years, I've spent a significant amount of time learning about how the human body works and ways to support and prevent chronic disease through nutrition and lifestyle changes. My wellness journey gave me my life back and then I realized that my mission was to help others prevent and manage chronic diseases and gain their health back too!
 
As an RD, I help you create a sustainable lifestyle that is based on your individual needs and preferences. I believe that diets and poor fitness practices need to GO (goodbye yo-yo dieting!). It is possible to eat amazing food, drink alcohol, exercise (because you like it) and have a body that you love! The best part - I want to show you how!
 
I'm excited to get to know you and to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
 
 

Coach Massi

Macro Nutrition Coach,ACE CPT,

Zumba Instructor

@getfitwithmassi

My name is Masiel but my community calls me Massi. I'm the proud daughter of immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. Growing up as an Afro-Latina, I didn't see myself represented in the media as what health + success could look like and after going through a weight loss journey myself, I wanted to become the role model I wish I had.
 
In 2012, I was surviving a breakup and was deep into eating my feelings. A few months into my "new single life", I realized I didn't fit into any of my clothes anymore. After feeling embarrassed about what I'd done to my body, I signed up for the gym (like I had 735 times before). But this time was different because I discovered Zumba and fell in love.
 
I loved Zumba so much that I decided to become an instructor. My passion grew beyond the gym class walls and morphed when I became a personal trainer. Every week, women would approach me in class and ask me how I did it and how they could do it too.
 
Since then, I have taught Zumba classes, created outdoor bootcamps, and trained women at the gym and in their homes. But after years of training, I realized I needed to incorporate an education about the #1 thing that was missing: nutrition!
 
I'm a foodie so I decided to create my own cookbook with culturally friendly recipes. I taught clients how to eat: Mofongo (garlic flavored mashed plantains), Moro De Quinoa (rice and beans with coconut milk), and Abuela's Albondigas (my Grandmother's Meatballs), as well as the American staples like french toast, protein pancakes and Banana Bran muffins -- all with a healthy twist!
 
To tie it all together, in 2020, I completed a Macro Nutrition Coahing Certfication and as a coach I have focused on the nutrition aspect of health and wellness.
 
My approach to wellness is holistic and revolves around three pillars:
- Mental health (which impacts your mindset)
- Nutrition (creating a sustainable calorie deficit via nutrition that is culturally informed)
-Fitness (learning to lose weight and keep it off)
 
Becoming a coach has helped me understand that we CAN have it all without giving up the core of who we are and I am so excited to be a part of the DLD team and can't wait to continue helping women change their lives!

Coach Courtney

RN, BSN, PN1, OFNC

@countingmacroswithcourt

I am from Maine where I work as an RN in Wound Care. I have my Bachelor's degree in Nursing and I am certified through Precision Nutrition, as well as OFNC.
 
You can find me hiking every weekend with my fiance, Curran. The white mountains of New Hampshire are my all time favorite! We are currently working on completing the 48 4,000' in NH and the 14 14,000' in ME. We just adopted an Austrailian Shepherd puppy that will grow to be the best hiking girl!
 
Two years ago I signed up for coaching through DLDNation. I had no idea at the time how much of an impact this company would make on my life. Through coaching I have learned so much about myself and my body. DLD has impacted my life not only through nutrition and fitness but also through lifestyle and mental perspective. As the years have passed, I have been in awe of the immense growth that DLD has seen. The quality of coaching and resources that are provided to clients is unmatched. My years as a client with DLD have taught me the values of this company and the skills to be the best coach possible for you!
 
The industry was once unknown to me and now to be apart of it with my very own team of clients is still so surreal. I can't wait to empower women and show them that a healthy lifestyle is 100% obtainable. Your health doesn't need to be put on the back burner. It is possible to prioritize your own health while continuing to juggle your busy life, kids, school, work, and social life! There is no better time to start than right now! I can't wait to help you navigate this journey and change your life in the same way that mine has been changed through DLDNation!

Coach Sarah

MS, RD, LD

@sarahlillyrhea

Hey there DLDNation! I am PUMPED to join this amazing team of talented coaches and educators! My name is Sarah Lilly Rhea ("Ray") and I have a passion to help people LEARN, GROW, and THRIVE. I've been working as a RD since 2015 and received my Master's Degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics at Texas Woman's University.
 
A little about me:
 
I'm a dog mama to Baci (pronounced "Bah-chi", which means kisses in Italian!). She is an Austrailian Shepherd that I adopted in 2018. This dog is literally the most chill, therapeutic Aussie I've ever met and I am so thankful for her!
 
I married the most amazing man in the world during the COVID pandemic in 2020. We ended up having 2 weddings due to everything shutting down: one small intimate one and then one big fun party with all our family/friends months later!
 
If COVID wasn't enough, another PLOT TWIST occurred in 2021 when we learned I was pregnant ... with TWINS. Yep. One for each wedding I guess?! :p
 
Random fun fact: I used to practice Chun Kuk Do! In fact, I traveled to Las Vegas at one point for a National Karate Tournament and got to take a mini class for THE LEGEND himself - Chuck Norris!
 
Professionally speaking, I have helped hundreds of amazing humans succeed through nutrition counseling in various settings including: management of endocrine disorders (e.g Diabetes, hypothyroid, PCOS, etc), weight management, athletic performance, as well as failure to thrive NICU babies dependent on tube-feeding therapy. I am a contributing co-author of the Nutrition Reference Guide at Texas Children's Hospital (specifically the Diabetes and Endocrine section), have given several nutrition-related lectures, as well as served as a co-developer of TCH's Beanie's Nutrition Weight Loss Basics.
 
I am a passionate educator and motivator! When I decided to become a Nutrition Coach, I finally felt like I found fulfillment in my calling to helping people break the yoyo dieting and shame cycle, improve their struggle with poor blood sugar control, as well as find food freedom. Food is an unavoidable daily necessity. However, what most people don't realize is that it has the power to set you up for success - mentally, physically, and spiritually - or it can completely derail you. Committed to your overall well being, I will show you how to take the reins of this power and use it to achieve your goals and become empowered!

Coach Thea

MS, RDN, CPT, OFNC Coach

@thea_noelle

Hey DLD Nation! My name is Thea Boatswain (soon-to-be Boatswain-Lewis) and I’m so excited to be a part of the DLD Nation team! I feel so blessed to have found this group of amazing coaches to work with.
 
So, some cool stuff about me! I currently live in Chantilly, Virginia home but I’m a ‘military brat’ so the world is my home! I am a dietitian and personal trainer who is in LOVE with the world of wellness. I have always been active and eventually fell into short distance track and dance as a kid which fueled my love of being active as an adult. Recently, I have picked up roller skating and gardening and I am hooked! They are the perfect combination of relaxing/fun activities for me. In addition to being a new mom to a precious 5 month old baby girl I am also a dog mom to a grumpy, 14 y/o dog - HEY, CLYDE!
 
Another cool thing about me is that I used to be an Animal Scientist! Yep, I actually worked on a goat and chicken farm for a few years while I was getting my degrees in Animal Science from Tennessee State University. After a few years of working with the USDA I basically switched my focus from animal nutrition to human nutrition and fitness. (I actually really loved working on a farm and my fiancé and I talk about buying one when we retire.) Once I got into fitness there was a natural progression into this intense passion for nutrition and proper ‘fueling’ of the body. I’ve been helping people to fuel their bodies ever since.
 
On the coaching side, I have been coaching since 2015, working in multiple gyms with a wide demographic of clients. I've worked with mature adults, children, athletes and those in other special populations. My specialty is working in performance nutrition! Working with clients to help them reach their wellness milestones is a huge passion of mine. I love seeing my clients off scale victories that were fueled by a well balanced eating regime! I have first hand experience and understand how hard it may be to find the right information to attain those goals. That’s what I love being a dietitian so that I can help you get the right information for YOU and your specific needs.
 
My biggest goal with being a part of DLD Nation is to help you find the lifestyle that fits you best. I am part of your resource team that is here to help you succeed in whatever wellness goal you put your mind to. I can’t wait to get started with you!

Coach Karla

CPT, OFNC
Bilingüe 100% English/Español

@fithealthyandhappy_with_kp

Hi guys! I’m am Karla Anthony and I am so proud and excited to be part of this incredible team! During my own struggle I found Dala and DLDNation. I quickly fell in love with this community that shared the same ideologies and passion as myself! I have been a client and now am in the OFNC program! Being part of this team has not only helped me reach my goals physically but it has also inspired me to pursue my life long dream to be a coach!  
 
A bit about me. I am 33 years old, was born in Mexico, raised in Texas, and moved to Arizona with my family when I was 9! I am a mama of two beautiful children, and married to my high school sweetheart of 15 years! We love to explore the outdoors, and are always up for an adventure! Family is everything to me, they are my world. I love to cook and am also a hardcore Friends, Disney, and Star Wars fan!
 
I have a passion for teaching and helping others! I dedicated almost 16 amazing years to my career in Early Childhood Education, and loved every minute of it. I am bringing that same passion, drive and skills to my career in health and fitness! Full circle here! From a very young age my heart knew what it wanted, I have always had love and admiration for the human body!
 
I have endometriosis and struggle with a hormone imbalance, so I know first hand how difficult this can be to navigate for us women. I have experienced depression, anxiety, and have grieved the loss of who I was in the process. In my journey towards healing I have found that change begins at our core, and true transformation can not happen until we heal mentally, emotionally, and regain our self worth.
 
As women we wear many hats and have a passion for helping others, which ultimately results in putting our health and wellbeing on the back burner. I truly believe that in order to continue juggling the roles we play in life and continue to be there for the ones we love, we must take the time to “recharge our battery”. Our journeys are more than just a physical transformation, and we must take the time to listen, speak, and reconnect with our bodies. I am here to connect with you! Guide and support you through your journey of self discovery, help you reach your goals and full potential!
 
We have all fallen victim to the dangerous amounts of misinformation about how to care of ourselves! It’s time to break the chains of societal expectations and perceptions of what women should look like and be! There is this beauty and glow that radiates off of an empowered, confident, healthy and strong woman. It begins HERE! I am so excited to get to know and work with YOU!

Coach Stephanie

NASM CPT, FNMS

 

@stephaniesmithfit

Stephanie Smith Fitness, LLC.

Hey Hey DLDNation!! I’m Stephanie Smith and I’m so excited to be a part of this badass team of humans!
 
I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Orlando, Florida after graduation to pursue my dream of professional dancing. I joined DLDNation as a client shortly after to help me gain the confidence I had been lacking in auditions and on stage. After just a few months of working with Dala I was IN LOVE with fitness, nutrition, and the human body.
 
As a dancer, I spent the first half of my life always feeling like I needed to be smaller and skinnier to be worthy. DLD taught me that strong is sexy and that our bodies are magical and if we are willing to work WITH them, they can do truly amazing things for us. The more I learned about fitness, hormones, and metabolism, the more fascinated I became. I also felt compelled to teach other women everything I had been learning. I had realized that we as women had been taught so incredibly wrong for so many years about dieting and I wanted to teach every woman alive that we don’t have to be miserable to achieve our dream physique and that smaller isn’t always better!
 
After receiving my CPT in early 2020, I began looking for in-person training jobs to dip my toe in the personal training water. However, that job
search came to an abrupt end in March 2020 when all of the gyms shut down. Not only that, but I also ended up completely losing my dancing career. I took this unfortunate opportunity to build my business and begin coaching women online. Since then I have been obsessed with learning about the female body, hormones, and metabolism to help my clients even more!
 
I am so honored to be on this amazing team and help you realize your full potential and gain the self-love and confidence you deserve! LET’S DO THIS!

Coach Jocelyn V.

CPT, MMS, PA-C, RRT

 

@jocelyn_lifts

Find Your Fit with Jocelyn, LLC

Hello DLDNation! My name is Jocelyn Vink. I was born and raised in Kutztown, PA. I am 32 years old and have a Masters Degree in Medical Science. I am a certified Physician Assistant and a Registered Respiratory Therapist. I love medicine and am intrigued by science. I always knew growing up that I wanted to help care for an educate people. I have been working in a hospital setting for about ten years, five of which I have been a PA-C. After doing this for many years, I am learning that acutely with medicine I can care for people, however, with better education and preventative medicine PRIOR to ever needing to go to the hospital is where more focus needs to be. This is why I have pursued my NASM Personal Training Certification. I love the idea of educating and empowering people to take action! To learn to be the best and most healthy version of themselves what ever that may be!
I was never fit or athletic growing up. I unfortunately suffered from a lot of stress eating along with extreme restriction and binge dieting. I finally got control of my health and fitness routine in 2017. I educated myself about macros and weight training. I quickly developed a passion for nutrition and exercise. I became a member of DLD and started training with Dala about 2.5 years ago. The amount of knowledge, personal strength, and growth that I have achieved over these years on the team is exponential. This team is the best in the business. I am so lucky to have learned and been educated by them and now I am able to be a coach so I con continue to help others!
I am so excited to work with ladies to help educate and empower them in the same way this team has for me. My passion is now to help ladies find a routine that works for them no matter their schedule. Having a good balance between work life, social life, and your health is important. Learning to ditch that "All or Nothing Mentality" and make this a healthy lifestyle is where I like to focus. I want you to feel like the strongest and best version of yourself. I want to teach you and help you love the one body you are given because she is yours for the rest of your life. I can't wait to meet you and get to work!

 

Coach Jenna

CPT, OFNC

 

@jenna.lives.fit

Live Fit Initiative, LLC

  • Hey Guys!
I am so honored to be a part of DLD NATION & to be able to help you find and live your best life!
A little about me-
I am a wife, mother, army veteran, student, certified personal trainer and DLD Nation assistant coach.  
My fitness journey began during my senior year of college in 2015 with a new year’s resolution because I was finally sick of my own shit. It was not long after that general interest became a burning passion that would change the trajectory of my life. I began learning everything I could about the science behind diet and exercise. And how human physiology can be influenced. The transformation that happened externally could not light a candle to the transformation that happened internally. I had successfully carried out a commitment to myself for the first time and that felt so empowering. I had also achieved a sense of resiliency that allowed me to believe I could make it through anything.
Shortly after, my life took a turn and that that theory was put to the test. The years 2016 and 2017 were the hardest years of my life. In those two years I was broken down, demoralized, and almost convinced I wasn’t the strong woman I thought I was. The resiliency I had found in just that previous year saved my life more than once. It gave me confidence and the courage to take control of my life and seek the life I deserved. It was through this season of my life that I truly learned the influence that health and fitness can have on someone’s life and solidified my passion for it.
It was then I realized I was committed to helping women discover the same things about themselves that I did through health and fitness. I hope to not only teach my clients the fundamentals of physiology and sustainable lifestyle practices but also the fundamentals of building a mindset that can overcome and persevere. I have a B.S. in Developmental Biology with a minor in Psychology and I am currently a student at Concordia University Chicago studying for my masters in exercise science and physiology and look forward to consistently learning and growing for my future clients.
“You can do hard things.”
 

Coach Spencer

CPT, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 

@spencer_desiata

Madfit Online Training

WHAT’S UP DLDNATION! My name is Spencer Desiata (or as many of you might know me better for - coach Maddy’s fiancé)! Just like Maddy, I was born and raised in Rhode Island but we just made the move to South Carolina building our dream garage gym and exploring new opportunities in life - just like this one with DLD!
 
During my football days I hit 330 pounds but not in the healthiest way...I knew I needed to take charge of my health if I wanted to continue being an athlete for years to come. That’s when I really dove into learning more about how to feed my body properly along with powerlifting and finding my place/passion at the gym. Now I am currently a CPT and a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist who helps others uncover their full potential.
 
I know what it feels like to be at the absolute unhealthiest point in my life and how rewarding it was to climb out of that place. I couldn’t have done it without some amazing coaches along the way which is why I want to be that coach for others. I cant wait to have the opportunity to work with so many great individuals on THEIR journeys to becoming the absolute best version of themselves!

Coach Kyndle

CPT, PPSC, B.S. Athletic Training, B.S. Exercise Science, OFNC Coach

 

@kyndledmoorefit

BuildMooreBodies, LLC

Hi guys! My name is Kyndle Moore. I was born and raised in NC and I currently reside in Charlotte. I am 28 years old. I was a competitive gymnast for many, many years of my life. My senior year of high school I sustained a career ending injury. This injury, my rehab, and follow up care is actually what sparked my interest in becoming an athletic trainer. I have always been passionate about health and wellness and have worked in many facets of health care ranging from CNA to athletic trainer working alongside athletes and in orthopedics.
 
I obtained my degree ( B.S. Athletic Training, B.S. Exercise Science) from Catawba College. I have since embraced my passion for fitness and obtained my ACSM- CPT certification and Pain Performance Specialist Certification in order to be the BEST coach I can be. I am Passionate about helping women feel powerful, strong, sexy and live the life that they DESERVE to live. I am here to work alongside you, to help you live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle and feel bomb AF!
 
Outside of coaching I am the dog mom to rocco and I LOVE to binge watch netflix with my man, clean the house, and wear Pj’s for a majority of the day :)
 
I feel blessed to be a member of such an amazing team with DLD. I am also beyond excited to begin working with you and help you pursue the best version of yourself. YOU GOT THIS!
 

Coach Rita

CPT, CNC, OFNC

 

@ritae_fit

Rita E. Fitness, LLC

Hey ya’ll! I’m Rita! I am a first-generation Lebanese-American born and raised in South Carolina! I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Francis Marion University and I am also a NASM-CPT! I love anything pertaining to human physiology, cats, traveling and anything outdoors!
 
Ever since I was little, I knew I wanted to help people. I initially pursued a career in medicine, but through working as a medical scribe in the ER for 3 years, I realized that I would not fully be able to help people the way that I wanted to working in healthcare!
 
10 years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis- at the time I was young, hopeless, and was surrounded by people and physicians who did not take my symptoms seriously. I was given birth control/hormones after birth control and more hormones and slowly lost more of myself mentally without any improvement of pain. I began to isolate myself and for about 6-7 years I was nothing but a shell of a human. I woke up every day hating myself and absolutely loathed my body. I felt like it just continued to fail me, time and time again and there was no escaping.
 
Over the last 3 years or so, I’ve spent a significant amount of time researching women's health, hormones, and how to manage my illness HOLISTICALLY. I was never taught that prioritizing wellness- implementing pelvic floor work & stretching, an anti-inflammatory diet, better sleep hygiene, movement/exercise, & stress management- could in fact help improve gut & hormonal health, which in turn could help improve my overall symptoms. Once I began my wellness journey, my quality of life, mental health, and symptoms had significantly improved. I began to recognize myself again.
 
Through exercising, I was able to physically see my body transform from sick to strong and it empowered me in a way I could never begin to explain! What I once thought was a hopeless life filled with nothing but pain, sadness, and suffering, ended up becoming a life full of gratefulness, strength, opportunities and love for the vessel I’m in, even if I have more painful days than not.
 
Every single trial and blessing I have faced along the way is the exact reason WHY I became a women's health & fitness coach! My mission is to not only help women unleash their inner badass that is hiding under all the hurt & pain, but to also provide women with the tools they need in order to make educated decisions about their bodies!
 
I am SO excited to be a part of the DLD nation family! I cannot wait to work with you & I know I can help you become the best version of yourself, from the inside out!
 

Coach Gianna

MS, RD, CPT, OFNC Coach

 

@dietitian.gianna

Hello friends! I'm Gianna - Registered Dietitian, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Barre Teacher, dog lover, and ice cream enthusiast! I am born and raised (and currently residing) in Denver, Colorado.
 
I found my love for nutrition and fitness after struggling with it myself for years. After being diagnosed with PCOS at 15 and having several family members struggle with autoimmune diseases, my interest in how nutrition could affect our symptoms was sparked! With my PCOS diagnosis, I was never told by any doctor how impactful changing my nutrition and training could be! I battled a vicious yo-yo dieting cycle for years trying to figure out my body. Finally, I realized making small and sustainable changes adds up over time and creates lifelong habits and success - goodbye yo-yo dieting!
 
Now as a RD I love helping others create sustainable nutrition and fitness habits that will last them a lifetime! I know what it can be like to feel like there's no solution or hope to reach your goals, but I am here to tell you, there is!! My coaching philosophy is backed by the belief that we are all unique, is rooted in evidenced based recommendations, and my favorite phrase "we work food into your life, not your life around food". Together we will create sustainable and healthy habits that will transform your relationship with nutrition and fitness.
 
Outside of coaching you can find me spending time with my family, friends, fur-child Finn, traveling, finding the best local food, watching Gilmore Girls, or cooking up new desserts in the kitchen!
 
I am so excited to be part of the DLDNation family and cannot wait to help you reach your health and fitness goals! Through kindness, support, and a whole lotta hype we will conquer your goals and change your life together!
 

Coach Hannah

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, FNMS

 

@hannahlear94

Hey I’m Hannah! I was born in Vermont, but raised in Northern Virginia and I currently live across the river from our Nations Capital.

 Growing up, I played soccer nearly every season while also running 100m and 300m hurdles in High School. However, in my personal life I am the youngest of 2 brothers. This motivated me to not only be a supporter of women in sports, but to never be afraid to be one of “the boys.” This drove me to further grow my love for fitness through weightlifting when I was 15 and I never looked back! Being in this field for 11 years, and achieving my NASM Personal Trainer Certification, has inspired me to help family and friends how to overcome their hurdles in the gym and find their inner badass.

After graduating James Madison University, I explored my degree of Hospitality. During this time, I gained new insight as to how much I enjoy human interaction and serving others. Seeking an outlet that combined both fitness and social passions, DLD combined the best of both worlds.

Beginning my journey with DLD, I started off as a client with Sean. I know the first hand experience of going into a new fitness world (and the anxiety that comes with it.) DLD is a camaraderie, support system, and above all else—family. I know every woman will discover the same self love and confidence with DLD. My goal is to guide you on this incredible life changing journey, push you past your comfort zone and celebrate every single win—both mentally and physically.

I am SO excited to begin working with you and having you see everything you are truly capable of. You deserve to feel confident in your body and live a life with the ultimate food freedom. I cannot wait to meet you and make your fitness goals a reality!

 

Coach Madison

NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CNC, FNMS, OFNC Coach

 

@maddy_cusumano

Madfit Online Training

Hey everyone! You can call me Maddy! I was born and raised in the smallest state in the country, Rhode Island! I have been here for my entire 24 years on this earth! My fiancé and I will be making our first big move down to Bluffton, South Carolina at the end of 2020 to stretch our legs and enjoy new experiences.
 
I grew up playing sports of all kinds but really started taking interest in the gym at 17 years old after watching my mom go through an incredible weight loss and fitness journey. Starting out I was terrified to go to the gym alone in fear of “looking silly” or “messing up” and was so blessed to have my mom practically hold my hand while I got my feet wet and learned about this new environment. Eventually I got comfortable being there on my own and experimenting with different kinds of workouts.
 
I went to the University of Rhode Island to study human development and family studies and had always imagined a future working with children and families. However, right after graduating college my love and passion for fitness and health couldn’t help but overpower my degree and plans for the future. With encouragement from my family I decided to get my NASM CPT, leave my nannying job and officially become a personal trainer!
 
There’s something about being that hand holder for someone (just like my mom was for me) that makes my heart so happy. I know first hand how intimidating and overwhelming navigating the gym and an entire health journey can be. So being able to offer guidance, support, and structure to someone in those shoes makes me feel like I have a true purpose.
 
I am so excited and feel so blessed to have found my way to the DLD team! I’m a firm believer that any and everyone can become a better version of themselves and enjoy the entire process of doing so. I cannot wait to continue helping more individuals absolutely thrive and become the best versions of themselves!
 

Coach Maleah

RD, CPT, FNMS, OFNC, CES

@maleahgracestaton

Maleah Grace Nutrition, LLC

California girl born and raised, currently living in Japan as the wife to a jet pilot. Growing up as a swimmer/dancer/gymnast, I always knew that health and wellness were important. Throughout college, I found my love for weightlifting and functional training, as well as how insanely cool our body is when it comes to nutrition!
 
Nowadays you will find me teaching and practicing yoga, weightlifting and functionally training, and training for my first triathlon! My process of becoming a Registered Dietitian affirmed that I wanted to help people to feel their best, both in the gym and out. Not just for a few weeks, but for life. I know that living a healthy lifestyle is achievable; everyone can do it! On your first try or thirtieth. Being an RD: Means I am legally able to write full meal plans (not just macros), as well as work with those with any preexisting medical conditions like type 1 and 2 diabetes, PCOS, thyroid disorders, anxiety and depression, kidney disorders and more. Registered dietitians use clinical and evidence based knowledge with all walks of life, ages and conditions. No more yo-yo or crash diets, just customizing our healthy choices so they fit into our current (and future) lives!
 
The beauty of a truly healthy lifestyle is that it can be customized no matter what stage we are in or what our goals are. So I am here to help you optimize your nutrition and training to help you reach your goals, while keeping a healthy relationship with food and your incredible body!
 

Coach Rachel

CPT, Group Fitness Certified, FNMS

@hardingainz

Born and raised in Austin, Texas. I come from a crazy family of 10. My husband and I currently live in downtown Dallas, with our FOUR perfect cats. It is safe to say that I am a crazy cat lady!

I spent 7+ years of my life pursuing a technical career in Data and Analytics. After spending a few years at a corporate job, I found myself being belittled and forced into a life that I wasn’t excited for. I will never forget the feeling of walking into a gym class, and letting go of everything from work. The stress. The chaos. And I realized that was where I belonged. I wanted to be a part of someone’s fitness journey. I wanted to coach.

I left my job. I left my status. I left my ego. I got certified and got my foot in the door at a local HIIT gym. FAST FORWARD to today. I’ve worked as a group training instructor for a few years. Managed several gyms in the DFW area. Got into heavy lifting and weights. And have surrounded myself with badasses from all over the fitness industry. I LOVE FITNESS. Its my drug of choice.

I love to help people push out of their comfort zone. It’s so easy to get lost in the “all or nothing” mindset. You have to take baby steps. But you will accomplish it. You are worthy. You are capable. I will be your BIGGEST hype man.

 

Coach Madison

EP-C, CPT, PN L1, FMS/FCS, FNMS, OFNC Coach

@trainwithmadison

Train with Madison, LLC

Hey y’all! I’m a coach and trainer, a military wife, and a dog momma! Although I’m a Georgia girl through and through, the Navy has us currently calling California home!

I found my love for health and fitness while in college studying Exercise Science. I initially graduated wanting to go on to further my education in Physical Therapy, so I starting working as a Rehabilitation Specialist in Chiropractic. Working one on one with clients in that practice, I began to write training programs for clients graduating from their rehab programs. Moving clients on from corrective exercise to training suddenly became my favorite part of the job, and soon turned into my career as a personal trainer and online coach!

I am now a certified Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer, Group Trainer, and Exercise Nutrition Coach. I also just recently became FMS & FCS certified after studying corrective exercise under some of the brightest names in functional movement, giving me the tools to combine my love for prehab and training.

I am so excited to join the team at DLDNation, to be able to help even more people reach their health and fitness goals! My mission as a coach is to help you achieve those goals in a way that is both sustainable and enjoyable, and to watch you flourish as you live out this journey with abundance, not restriction!

 

Coach Amanda

RD, LD, FNMS, OFNC Coach

@the_onlinedietitian

The Online Dietitian, LLC

I’m a small town Hoosier, dietitian, wife, and a new mom.
 
When it comes to women’s health, I know it can take years to find answers. My goal is to create a relationship with my clients based on trust and evidence-based guidance, completely free of fad diets and gimmicks. I’m here to help women better understand how their hormones, blood sugar, and gut health are all linked together.
 
I earned my bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics from Purdue University, then finished my supervised practice at UChicago Medicine. I have experience working in the inpatient and outpatient setting, as well as the Purdue University football and female soccer team. As a Registered Dietitian, I provide individualized coaching backed by science to help you reach your health & fitness goals in a healthy and sustainable way.
 
If you’re dealing with PCOS, diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc., I’m here to clear up the confusion. I’ll help you get your body back to working WITH you, instead of against you, all while relieving painful and irritating symptoms.

 

Head Assistant Coach Lauren

RN, BSN, PN L1,

FNMS

@thrivingwithlauren

Thrive Health & Fitness Coaching, LLC

Adventurous soul, avid traveler and Colorado resident.

I am an experienced registered nurse with expertise in postpartum and breastfeeding mamas. I am here to meet you where you are. I am here to empower women; to help you step out of your comfort zone and achieve things that you never thought possible. I fell in love with weight training when I was in college, however I had zero knowledge at the time about what a healthy diet was. Once I discovered the power of nutrition, I wanted to learn more. So, I got my Precision One Nutrition Certification in order to properly educate myself and others.

Being a DLD client before coach, I know what it’s like to be in your shoes. I have been so ingrained in this community, I completely understand how this process works. Having Monika as my coach and mentor for over a year was the best decision I could have made for myself. I am stronger physically, mentally and emotionally than I ever could have imagined. And my "gains" reach far beyond just physical fitness. I feel completely in control of my health and well-being, and I want to help you do the same. Every single woman deserves the confidence, self-love and happiness that can be gained from this journey.

The DLD community is one of the most supportive and thriving groups of its kind in the fitness industry. The unparalleled education, resources, support and encouragement will (quite literally) change your life.

Coach Jocelynn

RD, FNMS

@jocelynnlee_fit

The Pacific Northwest is home, but I currently live in Southern California with my fiance and puppy.
 
My journey to health and fitness began my freshman year of college as a way to help me cope with some pretty intense anxiety. However the gym quickly turned into a hobby I loved. I competed in and placed in my first bikini competition and was hooked on lifting, eating healthy, and competing. But as I tried getting back to "normal" eating habits and exercise routines after my show, I struggled. I dove into learning more about nutrition and realized that the diet and fitness industry promotes such restrictive unnecessary methods (ugh). I loved learning about the science behind nutrition and switched my major to nutrition and dietetics. I became so passionate about preaching to others that fad diets and deprivation were unnecessary to lose weight, get fit, and be healthy.
 
While I was in school, I would help friends and family start or continue their journey to health without restriction. I also started sharing my health journey and my nutrition knowledge on IG. I started working with women on their nutrition and fitness and never looked back - I truly love my "job" and oftentimes it doesn't even feel like a job!
 
I love seeing my clients get physical results, but I am obsessed with helping them with food freedom and sustainability when it comes to health. It is so rewarding when someone can finally eat a donut without guilt or stop doing 2 hours of cardio per day and start living the life they were meant to live.  
 
Joining #DLDNation will be one of the best decisions you make for yourself. I am excited to get to know you and help you reach your health and fitness goals! <3

Coach Vanessa

CPT, Yoga Instructor,

Counselor, FNMS, OFNC

@veganbeats

Veganbeats Fitness, LLC

Having struggled with eating disorders most my life to being a rape survivor and then to survive a four year abusive relationship, my body felt foreign to me and I was dissociated and disconnected.

Fitness has helped me save my own life and it continues to be something I am passionate about and endlessly eager to explore.

I’ve been in this industry for fifteen years but it didn’t become such a big part until I really needed to find myself, and turns out I like to push my body to the limits and see it’s true potential. I compete in OCR’s year round, train for long distance races and triathlons, body build, and am a bikini competitor.

To top this all off too, I’ve been vegan for 18 years and going. I got my yoga, ACSM, CrossFit L1, and nutrition certification so I could share this all empowering thing with womyn. I started my fitness career in Seoul, South Korea where I was a personal trainer, bootcamp instructor, yoga and yogilates instructor, and gym manager. I then moved stateside in 2018 where I worked at an all women’s gym and continued to pour my heart into my clients. You’ll find that I like to integrate both holistic health and physical strength in my training approach.

When I got the opportunity to work with DLD Nation, my heart exploded. I know with this amazing family, I can continue to honor and serve womyn in their path to building friendships with their bodies. I truly believe DLD Nation is the best team of fitness professionals out there and I cannot wait to help you grow into the greatest version of yourself.

“Work out, Live Fierce”~ every single day is a new chance to be better, get stronger, and make progress!

Head Assistant Coach Kristy

CPT, FNMS

@_krisstylee

I started out lost, overweight, and had no idea who I was. I spent years starting and giving up trying to lose weight and get healthy. I tried all of the fad diets and workouts. I was not fueling myself properly and was running myself into the ground, all to try to be smaller.

When I signed up with DLD I immediately knew I had been doing it all wrong. DLD showed me who I really wanted to be. I was strong, stronger than I ever allowed myself to be. I loved the empowerment from lifting heavy and showing myself what I could really do.

Everything changed. I knew I wanted to share with other women what this lifestyle has given me, so I became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.

I want to help show women that they can rewrite their stories, decide the life they want to live, and realize they are so much stronger than they know. I work with women who are ready to put themselves first, know they are worth the work, and who are ready to be who they really want to be.

Coach Monika

RN, BSN, COO, CPT,

PN L1, FNMS

@muscleswithmonika

Full-time RVer with a wandering soul, but a Kentucky girl at heart.

I am an experienced ICU Registered Nurse, NASM-CPT, and Precision Nutrition Certified Coach. Spending so much time with critically-ill patients sparked my desire to begin a health and fitness journey for myself.

My fitness journey turned into a much needed self-love journey where I battled anxiety and became a much stronger and more confident version of myself. Dala and Sean mentored me through this process as their client.

I love working with women who have more complex health conditions, women who work long shifts/non-traditional jobs, and women who travel frequently.

My mission is to continue working with women of all backgrounds who want to explore and grow their strength physically and mentally.

Coach Sean

Co-owner, Life Coach and Fitness Shaman

 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I've called Austin home since my junior year of high school. I moved to the capitol of Texas to swim competitively for what was at the time the best club swimming team in the country, so you could say fitness was a priority of mine from an early age! I was recruited by the University of Georgia Men's Swimming Team, where I swam under the tutelage of multi-Olympiad swim coaches, as well as strength and conditioning coaches who would later go on to win Women's National Basketball Championships at Baylor University. I soaked up as much knowledge about strength, conditioning, and fitness in general as I could during my time at Georgia (swimming pun intended).
 
Post-college I still found myself gravitating towards helping people improve their fitness in my spare time. Health and fitness had become so ingrained in my life that I was fortunate enough to notice a woman in the gym doing exercises I wasn't familiar with, and of course asked her about those exercises (when she was done with her workout, of course!). That woman was Dala.
 
In 2016 Dala started a fitness Instagram to share her fitness transformation with others and I got a front row seat as she built a following and eventually online personal training, dubbed #DLDNation by her budding community. In 2018, #DLDNation had grown so much, we realized that to help as many people become healthy and fit as possible, we'd have to team up. We quit our day jobs to do just that.
 
I LOVE helping people succeed and discovering their FULL potential, which I am grateful to do every day here at #DLDNation. Come join our team so we can help you change your life, just as we've changed our lives and those of our clients and community!

Dala

L&D RN, CPT, FNMS

CEO

@dalalovesdumbbells

Born a Cali girl and raised in Keller, Texas, I made my way to my home in Austin, Texas in 2009 to start my Nursing Degree at UT. After graduating from UT, I spent 5 years as a Labor & Delivery Nurse. My passion for health and empowering and supporting other humans continued to grow.

Fitness was a venture I pursued in my personal time, working to break a 10-year cycle of body image issues and a lack of understanding on how to make and keep myself healthy. In 2016 I created @dalalovesdumbbells on Instagram to share how I found and healed myself through fitness, with the hope of inspiring and elevating others as well.

When my community of clients self-proclaimed as #DLDNation, I knew we were building something special. Sean and I quit our day jobs to devote ourselves 100% to helping people improve their lives.

My clients and this community have my whole heart. I'm so blessed to wake up every day and change lives in our ever-growing family.