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Denise Howard


I grew up playing sports and I always enjoyed being very active. I liked it so much that I obtained my Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. I worked for the SLMPD as their Wellness Coordinator and Physical Training Instructor for 10 years. After that I decided to pursue a career in Sales, but continued to teach Group Exercise Classes in my neighborhood.

In 2021, with our two children grown and on their own, I retired from my Sales career. I saw that Dragonfly was looking for a coach, and I jumped at the chance to join the team. My husband and I live in the neighborhood, so I drove by it often and heard they do a great job there and I was curious about it. I was immediately  impressed by the care, attention to detail and camaraderie.

Cardio was my thing for most of my life, but I have embraced the benefits of training with heavier weights. I love kettlebells, deadlifts and the TRX. Being in a room full of strong women while we all try to improve is a powerful feeling. We are all in this together. That’s the feeling I have at Dragonfly and I love it.

• Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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