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 that, this special audience would require a different approach to teaching a fitness class based primarily on visual cues. Dawn quickly adapted and created a method to direct the demo successfully through a series of strategic verbal commands.
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.
Dawn, following a 6-week Fitness Program participation with the Georgia Libraries of Accessible Statewide Services during the birth of “Sight Unseen Dance Fitness”, 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.
Dawn diligently works with the blind and the visually impaired community devoting to improving their quality for health and wellness as her Programs are specifically designed and tailored to meet the needs of the blind and the visually impaired segment.
Currently, her Programs are offered twice per month in a communal environment which also includes remote and virtual class participation utilizing Zoom, a web conferencing tool. With the inclusive of web conferencing, classes will now be available more frequently live, throughout multiple locations. Dawn Wells has partnered with the Lions Clubs International who provides trained class “guides” to assist with proper form execution ensuring a safe environment.