Deanna is highly qualified as a health and fitness expert, working over 11,000 active hours in her career field. She holds a nationally accredited personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Deanna is also a licensed coach holding a professional-grade coaching license from the United States All-Star Federation (USASF), the national federation that governs competitive all-star cheerleading in the United States. She has additional specialty certificates and education in: First Aid; Adult and Infant/Child CPR and AED; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Health Programming and Planning; Health Behavior; Women’s Health; and Drug Use and Abuse.
Deanna was named an official NIKE trainer in 2012 and and has taken part in several small and large scale fitness campaigns and events. She instructs a weekly Nike Training Club (NTC) class in DC’s flagship Nike store and led the warm-up for 15,000 women at the inaugural Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington, DC in April 2013. Deanna also instructed a large scale NTC workout for over 300 fitness enthusiasts on center court of New York’s renowned Barclays Center. Deanna is also the resident fitness contributor for Black Enterprise Magazine and was named “Top 30 Under 30” by WKYS 93.9 FM, “30 Under 30” by Refinery29, and Woman of the Year by Stiletto Woman Media, a Forbes-ranked leadership-centric lifestyle improvement company for modern working business women. Deanna was also featured as an expert panelist at the 20th annual NBC Health and Fitness Expo on “How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off”, and has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, JET Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washingtonian, The Examiner, Fox 5 News and several local and national blogs. Through her amazing energy and passion for health and fitness, Deanna has been able to capture an entire region with her charismatic style of workouts and vivacious personality.
Deanna is a strong believer in giving back and shares her passion of health and fitness by working with several non-profit organizations including the High Tea Society, Usama Young’s Youth Foundation, Women of Noble Character, The Girl Scouts of America, Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, and United Communities Against Poverty. In addition to the list of organizations that she supports, her Fab Body Factory has become a loyal supporter of the Washington, D.C. Turkey Trot that occurs every Thanksgiving. In 2011, the Fab Body Factory team raised over $7,000 and received an official thank you letter from the S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) Organization. Deanna instructs workplace wellness programs at the American Medical Association, and has also served as a research assistant at Children’s Hospital Department of Research Center of Genetics, where she assisted in the execution and evaluation of an exercise intervention in insulin-resistant minority adolescents.
As Deanna advances through her career, she will continue to grow her brand and has goals of positioning herself as one of the most sought after trainers in the country. By setting her brand in the public eye with celebrity and VIP clientele, and large media appearances, she realizes that she can be a positive influence and inspiration to people of all walks of life. Where does the passion come from? Deanna states, “God has given me a fervent enthusiasm and charisma to lead people to more fulfilling lives mentally and physically. It is my pleasure and purpose to sculpt healthy people!”