Revitalize Your Health and Fitness with Donna - Your Expert Exercise Physiologist
MS, Exercise Science
Exercise Physiologist /
Cert. Sports Nutrition Coach
Hi, my name is Donna Medina, I am a 50 yr old exercise physiologist, consultant, and coach with over a decade of experience in physical fitness and sports performance. My focus is on helping women of all ages improve their health and mobility through sustainable lifestyle changes backed by exercise science.
My fitness philosophy is simple: I provide advice, information, and services that relate to and educate my clients to support their goals and encourage exercise adherence. I have a strong behavioral change approach, which helps my clients establish discipline and solid lifestyle changes for better movement and internal and external strength.
When working with my clients, I meet them where they are each day and never push them harder than necessary. My desire is to promote a positive self-image and confidence by implementing a customized exercise prescription for each individual.
I began my own wellness journey in 2003, at the age of 30, when I was feeling slow, lethargic, and unhealthy. I had problems going up steps without being out of breath, and my unhealthy eating habits were taking a toll on my body. While chatting with my younger sibling about my physical issues, they suggested I consider exercising to help with my ailments. So, the following Monday at 6 am, I was at a gym for the first time in my life, and I stayed on the recumbent bike for 60 minutes and enjoyed every moment. That day marked the start of my wellness journey.
While working in the senior living industry and seeing the residents' mental and physical deterioration due to the lack of physical activity, I realized that exercise was more about improving internal systems for an enhanced quality of life while going through the aging process. I began to learn more about bodily organs, the deterioration of the musculoskeletal system, plus common conditions that affect the elderly, including Alzheimer’s.
In 2013, I obtained my first certification in Senior fitness, then in 2015, I obtained my personal training certification. Later that year, I opened Gymnanigans Strength Training studio and obtained several certifications along the way. In 2016, I officially started working full-time as a fitness professional.
Now with a Master's in Exercise Science and working as an Exercise Physiologist, my commitment and passion are to help develop stronger and healthier women over the long haul. My desire is to help individuals find actionable ways to improve their health plus gain skills in the process.
If you're looking to live and sustain a fit lifestyle with purposeful exercise, I'm looking forward to speaking with you about how I can assist you on your fitness journey. To learn more about my remote training and performance nutrition coaching services, you can visit my website at gymnanigans.com or email me at email@example.com. With personalized guidance and support, you can achieve your fitness and nutrition goals, no matter where you are in the world. So take the first step and reach out to me today!
As a fitness speaker who is passionate about educating and inspiring individuals to live healthier, happier lives through exercise, nutrition, and mindset. As a certified fitness coach and experienced speaker, I've had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of audiences, from small groups to large conferences and events.
My presentations are designed to be both informative and engaging, with a focus on empowering individuals to take charge of their health and wellness. I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve their fitness goals, regardless of their age, background, or current level of fitness. Through my presentations, I aim to provide the tools, strategies, and motivation that people need to overcome obstacles and achieve their desired results.
In my presentations, I cover a wide range of topics related to fitness, including exercise science, nutrition, weight management, stress reduction, and motivation. I also draw on my personal experiences and the latest research to provide practical, evidence-based advice that individuals can apply to their own lives.
One of my primary goals as a fitness speaker is to help individuals develop a positive and proactive mindset around fitness and wellness. I believe that by focusing on what is possible and adopting a growth mindset, individuals can overcome challenges, achieve their goals, and maintain their progress over time. This is why I place a strong emphasis on motivation and mindset in my presentations, providing actionable strategies that can help individuals overcome self-doubt, procrastination, and other common barriers to success.
Overall, I'm dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential through fitness and wellness. If you're interested in booking me as a speaker for your next event, please feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to working with you to help you and your audience achieve your fitness goals.