Danielle Dionne- Head Coach
Danielle helps clients' at CrossFit Balance achieve their goals by applying her passion and commitment to progress, involvement in the fitness industry for nearly ten 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, and runners.
“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. She seeks to encourage a strong and supportive, friendly community based upon effective and engaging coaching and programming.
Danielle is the Director of CrossFit Balance and Head Coach. Additionally, she is a current CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff Intern. She holds the following certifications: CrossFit Level I Certified Coach, CrossFit Endurance Certified Instructor, CrossFit Coaches Prep Course Certificate, USA Weightlifting Club Coach, and Certification by the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association.
Danielle placed 37th in the 2009 CrossFit Games, 9th in the 2010 Regionals, and 9th in the 2011 Regionals, 18th in the CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Open.
Contact Danielle at email@example.com.