Growing up, Danielle did countless years of competitive gymnastics and vaulting (gymnastics on horseback). She competed in her first vaulting competition at age 3. She was also a cheerleader throughout Junior High and High school. Danielle began coaching vaulting at age 12, and throughout the years she took many teams to National Championships. She also taught gymnastics during High School and college as a certified instructor. At age 14 Danielle was the youngest competitor on Monte Vista Christians’ Varsity Cheer Squad. That year the squad was undefeated and took home 1st place from Nationals. After completing a BA program at SJSU for Psychology, Danielle completed NASM to become a Certified Personal Trainer. She has now since been nominated Runner-Up for Best Personal Trainer in the Santa Cruz Good Times yearly Best of for 2013 & 2014, as well as Runner-up for Best Fitness Instructor for 2013. She founded KillenFitness LLC in 2014 and offers all types of training. Danielle has since completed her 200hr Yoga Teaching Certification thru Yoga Alliance @ Hapa Yoga in San Diego. She teaches Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin styles of yoga. She also has certifications for teaching TRX and A senior Fitness Specialist Certification.
For 2018 & 2019 Danielle was a race ambassador for She Is Beautiful 5k/10k Race series and former ambassador for Primal Santa Cruz Restaurant (closed). As of 2020, Danielle is a Beauty Counter Consultant - sharing the Clean beauty world with as many people as possible. Beauty Counter offers skincare and makeup with the cleanest and safest ingredients available. She is a current ambassador for Xandra's swimwear - use code "Killen" for 20% off your purchases online and Fleet Feet Sports in Aptos.
Personal Training is designed specifically for the client, based on his or her ability and needs; designing a workout regime that fits the client's needs and progresses at a safe and mainatinable pace. Any type of training I offer (kickboxing, strength, plyometrics, yoga) can be done in a one-on-one session. Training can be indoor, outdoor or virtually. Also available in semi-private sessions.
Group Training is a little less personal, but one of my favorite ways to train clients! Whether you are with a group of friends, your partner, or I combine individuals that prefer a group setting, this is a fun way to get it done! The motivation is high in these settings, everyone encouraging one another and progressing as a group. Relationships are made or strengthened. Sessions are also more affordable, as you share the cost with others. Group Training can also be done for any type of training I offer, including virtually.
I offer Nutritional counseling to anyone that is looking for advice! Together we will discuss your current diet and what changes can be made to increase your health and well-being! Let's get you feeling your best. I frequently host challenges via the web as a way to offer a community support group. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for more opportunities to be a part of these challenges.