Dani Simonian, Founder of MommyFit™
Dani Simonian, B.S., ATC, AFFA, CHC, Certified Pre/Post Natal Yoga Instructor, Certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist
My love for fitness, health, and wellness began when I was a young girl. I was an athlete on various sports teams, and discovered a love for exercising when I was a teenager. I noticed how much better I felt, and I performed better. I was hooked!
My love for sports, health, and fitness inspired me to study Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where I worked with Division 1 athletes in various sports. I was part of the athletic training team responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and sports reconditioning. To gain more in depth training in nutrition and health coaching, I became a Certified Health Coach through the Integrative Institute of Nutrition where I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.
In the midst of carrying out a career in fitness and health coaching, I became pregnant with my first child, Roman. Throughout my pregnancy, my desire to stay fit and healthy intensified to help ensure the health and well being of myself and my baby. I realized that if I wanted to give my baby my best, I had to be at my best. I made it a top priority to find safe, effective ways to accomplish this. Thankfully, I was able to exercise and stay active throughout most of my pregnancy, which helped me physically and mentally. Especially as I experienced those fun ups and downs that the adventure of pregnancy often brings! My efforts continued to prove their worth with my labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery.
Upon my return from maternity leave, I received numerous requests to create fitness and wellness programs to help women achieve goals of being fit and healthy before, during, and after pregnancy. I realized there was a great need for this, and that it was something I wanted to dedicate myself to, and MommyFit was born! It is my passion and purpose to help Moms and babies be healthy, happy, and strong; to provide a place for Moms to turn to for guidance, support, and motivation; and to help Moms remember that their health and well being need and deserve to be a top priority in order to ensure the health and well being of their children. Best Me, Best We! This is MommyFit™, and this is what inspires me.
I currently reside in Chester County with my hubby Pete, our very active, sweet boys Roman (4) and Victor (16 months), and my Pit Bull, Nala. I'm currently prego with our third child, which is sparking all kinds of new inspiration for staying fit and feeling good during these tumultuous 9 months! I love running around and playing with my boys, singing (even though it's not pretty!), dancing, volunteering for Special Olympics, and spending time with family and friends. I love learning new, innovative ways to help Moms stay fit and happy while we keep up with our busy lives. I love helping Moms feel good, and MommyFit gives me the opportunity to make this happen every day! Thank you for that!