Dawn Wells is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and a sports lover. Dawn’s journey as a fitness and nutrition professional began with a personal mission to adjust her exercise and diet habits after noticing a drastic change in her metabolism in 2011. A whirlwind romance with Zumba Fitness and its amazing results quickly inspired her to obtain her first Fitness Certification augmented with a desire to share the joy and personal success that comes with a great workout.
Dawn, aka “Sistah Fitness,” has enjoyed a 25+ year fascination with fitness and dance – a passion that led her to become a Certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, an SCW Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Nutritional Coach. And, Dawn has licensing in Zumba Basic, Toning, Sentao, Aqua, Gold & Gold Toning and Belly Dance Fitness along with Certifications in Piloxing, Piloxing Barre, Piloxing Knockout and the low impact high intensity Kangoo Dance & Boot Camp. Dawn holds additional Certifications in Abs and Glutes, general Nutrition and Sports Nutrition. Additionally, Dawn has created several fitness programs and specializes in customized blood type meal plans.
Dawn was invited to lead a Zumba demo for the blind and visually impaired participants at the 2014 National Federation of the Blind of Georgia’s Annual State Convention with the understanding this special audience would require a different approach to teaching a fitness class based primarily on visual cues. Unfortunately, the demo did not go quite as well as planned but the participants had a great time and still a great cardio workout. Following the demo, Dawn, was invited to do a 6-week Fitness Program with the Georgia Libraries of Accessible Statewide Services during the birth of “Sight Unseen Dance Fitness” now “Angel Eyes Dance Fitness”. This time Dawn quickly adapted and created a method strategic verbal commands with the assistance of the class participants. Dawn realized the dire need for fitness and nutrition programs tailored to the Blind and Visually Impaired Community. This realization inspired her to create “Angel Eyes Fitness and Nutrition”, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization in 2017.
In 2016, Dawn Wells Fitness (DWF) the for profit entity of Sistah Fitness International, LLC, opened which offers a variety of Fitness and Wellness Programs to meet the needs of seniors and non-seniors in Rockdale and Newton Counties in Georgia and beyond. DWF accepts Silver Sneakers and Silver&Fit.