About Me

My ideal client is someone who’s ready to fight to get fit. I can help you live better and feel stronger, but only if you are truly ready to make a change. I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue but I keep it in check with nutrition provided by my fiancé, and business partner, Paul Roberts and the fitness programs that I design for myself.

In 2017 I had a 2 level cervical fusion. Staying fit and healthy through it all was not easy. The fitness programs that I designed that gave me the physical (and mental) strength that I needed to get back to my active daily life.

The gym is my safe place, it gives me stress relief and sanity when life is difficult. Working with women is my passion. Women who like to weight lift (or want to learn) to get stronger and achieve a healthy physique. I do take more of a traditional approach – I love barbells, kettlebells, and dumbbells. But that doesn’t mean that other things will not be mixed into my programs. You will be challenged by my programs – you will get the work done – but I am not the type of trainer to yell and scream.

It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to fitness, recovering from an injury, or trying to hit a new PR. If you’re ready to make a change, I can help you. Stick with the program and you will get results. Never let anything hold you back.

What to Expect

I do a thorough consultation for each new client - sessions are customized to the individual based on personal preferences, needs, and capabilities.

Client Success Story

Paul and Dawn are some of the highest working coaches I’ve ever seen. Constant positive energy, expert guidance, and most of all … results. - J. W.


  • Cardio
  • Circuit Training
  • Crossfit
  • Functional Training
  • Kettlebell
  • Personal Training
  • Powerlifting
  • Rehab Training
  • Resistance
  • Senior Fitness
  • Strength And Conditioning
  • Stretching
  • Suspension Training
  • TRX

I Can Help You Accomplish

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Gain
  • Firming And Toning
  • Flexibility
  • Increase Muscle Strength
  • Aerobic Fitness
  • Endurance Training
  • Nutrition

Training Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Training Location

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Sand And Steel Fitness
  • 109 S Alfred St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

  I can travel within 0 miles of zip code 22314

General Availability

Sunday 8am - 12pm
Monday 4pm - 10pm
Tuesday 4pm - 10pm
Wednesday 4pm - 10pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 6am - 10am
Saturday 8am - 2pm

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Your first session is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

$108 /hour

No upfront payment, pay-as-you-train

No Risk - Cancel or switch trainers anytime

Didn’t enjoy the 1st session? We’ll refund it