I began my professional fitness journey in 2005. I answered an ad for a local "Get Fit Contest" with fitness and more. I trained with steve mckinney for several months, and was then asked to be a part time trainer with fitness & more. i obtained my certifications and started in april, 2006 as a personal trainer. i did private training sessions and then began offering the first group boot camp classes in the granite city area. the popularity of the group classes exploded and in 2014 i had the opportunity to venture out of my own, and open dawson's fitness. our mission is to provide a positive, uplifting atmosphere while helping to change the lives of each individual person with their own, personal fitness goals in mind. i strive to help people in each aspect of their lives, not only physically but mentally as well.