Empowered by Dana

Self Defense that will make you feel safe right now

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Next Workshop: TBD

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Multiple discipline based Self Defense Seminar

When: TBD

Cost: $180 per person, non members.  $145 per person, members.  Email for group rate of 4 or more.

Where: Snowcreek Athletic Club, 51 Club Dr., Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Who: NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All ages (6 yrs minimum recommended) , levels, and genders welcome.

Contact for special group rate of 4 or more!  Simply email me: dana@empoweredbydana.com.

TBD Workshop: VIRTUAL option

The entire family, friends, neighbors, pets (haha) can join from your computer along with the in person seminar for one low price of only $37!! This is too good to pass up!

Other services

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Your functional training program should be as individual as you are. It should also improve your particular hobby or sport. Whether you want to gain muscle, decrease pain, or simply feel stronger in every day life, I'm here to help you reach your unique goals.

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Health begins with what we put into our bodies. With the overwhelming amount of information out there, I'm here to help simplify how to eat for your goals. When you are fueling with nutritious foods, your energy, sleep, and mood dramatically improve.

My story. My why.

Hi, friends. My name is Dana. I am the daughter of an abusive alcoholic. I had no idea until I was in my 40’s the kind of impact that upbringing would have on me.  Feeling physically weak yet still having the drive to become a doctor by age 25 was a paradox.

When exercise helped me through a divorce and the death of my beloved grandmother, I was astounded.  In 2010, I began taking self defense classes. The confidence this gave me added to the strength gained from lifting weights. Once I experienced how everything works together (movement, mindset, nutrition), I became obsessed with sharing this knowledge with anyone who wanted to listen.  

My first career is in veterinary medicine and similarly to that career, I always look to gain new knowledge and serve my clients.  I’m a student and a teacher.  My hope is to empower you to live your healthiest, strongest, and safest life!



"I love Dana's attention to detail and form and her connection with her clients. She's always asking me what my goals are. I feel like she's personally invested in me."
"Look at what’s going on nowadays in the world. If you have technique, there’s a lot you can do. To have this lady right here to do it…I use her to demonstrate all the punches in my classes because she has great technique. I would recommend that you all come to Dana."
"Dana had me cut out of my diet all of the bad oils, fat free, sugar free, and words you can't pronounce. Within the first week I noticed a huge difference. On week 3, my family noticed a huge difference."
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Nicole Selsor
"Dana wants to understand what your goals are. She will teach you your body limitations & capabilities. She continues her education and brings that all back to the gym."
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Vicki Hall

Let's begin YOUR empowerment journey!