Hi, I’m Daniela Molina, founder of DMA Fitness. I offer clients personal training services that are uniquely designed to meet your fitness goals. Training plans are goal – focused and consist of diverse routines designed to continuously challenge you. DMA Fitness focuses on educating clients on the importance of proper exercise technique as well as balanced nutrition.
DMA Fitness does not believe in quick fixes, it is about making sustainable lifestyle changes. The goal is to educate clients on how to make permanent lifestyle changes that will help them achieve sustainable goals, get results and most importantly maintain them.
I decided to pursuit a career in the health and fitness industry as my passion is to help, motivate, inspire, and educate individuals towards making the right lifestyle changes towards living a healthy balance lifestyle.
I was always active growing up. I was either playing outside or playing some type of sport. I became uninterested in playing sports in my mid teens, and that’s when my mom introduced me to the “gym life”. Even though I enjoyed being active, going to the gym wasn’t something I looked forward to or enjoyed at the beginning. Myself, like many of you hated the gym, I was bored and unmotivated. Lucky for me or unlucky for me, I had my mom wake me up every morning and made me go to the gym with her.
It wasn’t long before I realized that the reason for not enjoying the gym was simply because I felt intimidated. Intimidated for not being familiar with the environment, being afraid of doing exercises wrong or using the equipment incorrectly. If you think about it, every single person in the gym was once a beginner, so there is nothing to be afraid of. You just have to have the courage to walk in and do the best you can and overtime it will become easier.
Change can be frightening, and the temptation is often to resist it. But change almost always provides opportunities – to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.
- Klaus Schwab
My Competition Experience
I started competing in 2009 shortly after someone presented the idea of competing. I took the challenge and after 16 weeks of dieting and intense workouts, I had transformed my body. A few weeks after my competition I gained about 20 pounds. I know 20 pounds to some people may not seem like much, but on a small frame it was more than noticeable. I went from having a six pack to “love handles”. I was binge eating on a level that was uncontrollable. I would eat and eat, and never felt full or satisfied. When competitors deprive themselves and are on a very low calorie diet you have to reverse diet. Reverse dieting essentially means slowly getting your body used to eating normal, so slowly increasing your daily calories.
My post show weight gain was a very difficult learning experience that I don’t wish upon anyone. At this point I was the heaviest I had ever been. I didn’t want to go to the gym, because I felt everyone was looking at me and talking about how big I had gotten. I knew I needed to get back to where I was, but couldn’t motivate myself. My eating habits and workout routine were all over the place, some weeks I was really good and others it was non existent.
If you’re not happy change something.
Time for Change
I realized how unhappy I was with my weight and knew I had to do something about it. I wanted to physically look and feel good, but most importantly I wanted to be healthy on the inside. I needed balance in my life without deprivation. A balance where I could enjoy a slice of cake or a glass of wine without feeling guilty or affecting my overall results. I took it upon myself to educate myself on the importance of nutrition and worked towards creating a healthy relationship with food.
Once I got my body back to normal and healthy I decided to compete again. Between 2011 and 2013 I competed in 7 different shows and made sure to properly reverse diet to avoid any drastic weight gain.
The Beginning of
I began working as a personal trainer in 2012. In the begging I had no intention of making personal training my career. I started because I needed to do something while I figured out what I wanted to go back to school for. I went back to school and continued working as a trainer. After earning my B.A in Digital Business Management in 2016, I decided I didn’t want to get a corporate job. I wanted to continue working as a trainer because that was what truly made me happy. I wanted to follow my passion and stay in the fitness industry.
In 2017 I knew I was ready to take my fitness career to the next level and started DMA FITNESS. DMA Fitness is all about creating a sustainable lifestyle. Over the years I have helped many individuals change their lives and I want to continue changing lives. I have been through every stage of a fitness journey and I’m confident that I can help you get through all the stages of your fitness journey. I am here to motivate you, inspire you, and educate you towards making the right lifestyles changes. I want to help you make lifestyle changes that will work for you and achieve sustainable long term results. Hard work, dedication, discipline, desire, and balance are the key components in living a healthy balanced lifestyle.
2009 – UFE Championship – 3rdPlace
2011 – UFE Spring Bash – 4th Place
2011 – OPA Regionals – 3rd Place
2011 – OPA Provincials – 4th Place
2011 – Oxygen Model Search – 1st Place Tall, 2nd Overall
2012 – WBFF World Championship – 4th Place
2013 – OPA Regionals – 4th Place – OPA Provincials – 3rd Place
2017 – OPA Regional – 3rd Place
2017 -OPA Provincials – 6th Place