Dawn Gillespie, Group Fitness Instructor (Gold Certified), Personal Trainer (Gold Certified)

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Dawn Gillespie

Kingwood, TX US 77345

About Dawn Gillespie: Dawn Gillespie grew up swimming, participating in various water sports, lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons. For 35 years with the American Red Cross she has successfully taught babies to adults how to swim and be safe in and around the water. She holds a degree in Exercise Science w/Aquatics, Cardiac Rehab and Adaptive Aquatics Emphasis from Minnesota State University - Mankato. Her internship in Corporate Wellness was at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center and after college she started Partners in Fitness, a personal training and fitness business. She went on to work at the Northwest Racquet, Swim and Health Clubs as a personal trainer, fitness and aquatic instructor and manager. Through a promotion to aquatic director, Dawn managed 8 facilities with pools and trained all group exercise instructors (land and water) for the entire 13-club chain. After moving to Kingwood, Texas in 1993 she continued teaching and directing aquatics for 17 years at the Kingwood Athletic Club. The Aquatic Department at KAC was known for developing and providing quality aquatic and homeschool programs for the entire North East Houston area in addition to providing Aquatic Exercise Association CEC events for South East Texas. She also had the privilege of being a CEC provider for the Aquatic Exercise Association for several years traveling and training instructors from all around the world. She has coached various sports from grade school to college, trained elite athletes, taught special needs children, volunteered with the Arthritis Foundation and coached or officiated for summer league, high school and USA swim teams. Her greatest achievement has been raising 5 children. Dawn finds helping every child and adult reach their potential regardless of their skills or abilities to be very fulfilling. She recently has restarted her business, Partners in Fitness, in order to provide personal training to her clients. Leading and training co-workers from Minnesota to Texas to

ACE Certifications: Group Fitness Instructor (Gold Certified), Personal Trainer (Gold Certified)

Years Certified with ACE: 31 years

Programs & Rates: Contact me

Years in the Industry: 21+ years

Specialties: Group Fitness
Aquatic Fitness
Boot Camp
Group Strength
Step/Traditional Aerobics
Walking Programs
Personal and Small Group Training
Balance Training
Bodyweight Training
Core Training
Functional Training
Movement-based Training
Special Populations and Conditions
Cardiovascular Disease / High Blood Pressure
Injury Prevention and Post Rehab
Overweight and Obesity
Pre-Post Natal
Women's Fitness


Personal Trainer Specific Information

Years of Experience: 21+ years

Preferred Client Type: Athletes, Older Adult, Special Populations, Healthy Adult, Overweight, Post Rehab, Youth

Client Training Locations: Club and Home

Average Clients Weekly: 6-10

Group Fitness Instructor Specific Information

Years of Experience: 21+ years

Preferred Formats: Aquatics, Aerobics, Boot Camp, Circuit, Older Adult, Resistance

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