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Welcome to Fitlosophy –
a place for Health Coaching and Pilates

Vanderbilt educated and Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Peak Pilates Comprehensively Certifed and Classically Trained Instructor

Meet Dawn

After hearing about Pilates for a few years and even working out on an in-home reformer, Dawn decided to attend her first Pilates class in 2005. Little did she know that her life would be changed that day and the path to Fitlosophy would begin.


Health Coaching and Pilates Training

Health and Wellness Coaching is a newly certified profession recognized by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the CDC and the AMA among others, that uses researched-based methods to discover values that motivate lasting, client-led change.  Health Coaching follows your lead choosing the areas of change you want to work on.  All areas are on the table, I simply guide you through the change process.

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” At Fitlosophy, I embrace Joseph Pilates’s philosophy and truly believe Pilates can transform your life. Pilates is a practice for every body. Whether starting exercise for the first time, coming in post physical therapy, or already a seasoned fitness expert, everyone will benefit from pilates.



Believing deeply in the value of Health Coaching, Pilates and complementary activities, my goal is to make sessions and classes as accessible as possible. The fee structure is therefore designed to maximize your results and minimize your expense.

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About Fitlosophy

At Fitlosophy, my knowledge of lasting behavior change techniques, nutrition, and exercise as well as my interests in Functional and Lifestyle Medicine, brings my clients a multi-point approach to wellness and lasting lifestyle change.  I believe that the power to change is in all of us but changing lifelong habits and ways of being can be extremely difficult.  We all intuitively know when it is time to change, but that change can be so overwhelming that we never take the first step.  I am here to help you navigate the path of change and encourage you along the way.  Health Coaching is convenient to your schedule.  Telehealth appointments are available as well as phone appointments.

Fitlosophy is also a fully equipped boutique Pilates and Wellness Studio that caters to private instruction and small group classes.  In this day and age, it can be a little scary to go to a big gym or studio.  Group classes are currently capped at 3 people to ensure social distancing and all equipment is cleaned in between clients and classes.  Zoom mat classes are also offered if that is more convenient are better suited to your location or schedule.  I feel that each person deserves hands-on individualized instruction catering to their unique physiology and needs that can only happen in a private or small group setting.  I know first hand the benefits of authentic Pilates instruction and I strive every day to provide the best instruction possible to my clients.


What my clients say…

I enjoy Pilates more than any other exercise program I have ever tried. I have actually stayed committed to it for over two years and feel no desire to change. I have tried other Pilates studios, mat classes and tower classes at numerous fitness centers and private instruction, trust me they don’t compare. I have increased my muscle tone and have become more flexible since working with Dawn, owner of Fitlosophy.

Fitlosophy is the real deal, with Dawn being the most knowledgeable instructor I have found anywhere. Try it, and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed. I know for me personally, it continues to be one of the best investments in my health and well being I have ever made. Dawn is amazing instructor.

Laurie Hays, BA, RNOwner, Facial Rejuvenation Center

Dawn changed my life!  First, I will give a bit of background to explain how drastically Dawn helped me.  My husband and I were blessed with healthy, large (9lbs and 6.5lbs), full term twins.  The twin pregnancy caused a lot of damage to my torso and required me to have surgeries to repair my abdomen. I had considerable back pain and lost much of my abdominal strength, so much so that I couldn’t roll over in bed.  All of this while caring for newborn twins, our two year old daughter and a husband who traveled every week all week.  Enter Dawn…

Dawn spoke to me about Pilates and how much this form of exercise had helped her with her back.  I began meeting with Dawn on a weekly basis. Dawn tailored our sessions to my specific needs and worked within my hectic daily schedule.  Each week we met I noticed improvement and decreased back pain.  One night I rolled over in bed without sitting up!  I continued working with Dawn getting stronger and stronger.  I feel I would not be where I am today without the help of Dawn.  She was instrumental in my goal of getting back to a normal life and introducing me to a great form of exercise.

Heather Luttenton

I am 51 years old and have enjoyed learning the Pilates method from Dawn for over 4 years.  She is a passionate professional with a love for seeing people become healthy and strong.  I am stronger, more flexible and stand taller than ever before!  Her knowledge and experience enable her to take you at whatever level you are and elevate you to a place you never thought you could be.  Dawn is sensitive to every phase of your health and well-being.  She knows how to adjust each exercise and each workout to maximize the strength you have that day. You get exactly what you need based on your body and ability in every move.  That is the beauty of personalized training.  Pilates is a beautiful exercise that strengthens your body completely, gives you incredible flexibility, lengthens your muscles and gives you beautiful posture.  It takes an experienced professional, like Dawn, to teach the proper form to experience the maximum benefit.

Kelly Williams

Dawn is simply awesome! She helped “shape” my life in every sense of the word. She provided me with comprehensive and tailored nutrition advice and counseling, and offered the most personalized, challenging and thorough Pilates sessions I‘ve ever experienced. She is well practiced and knowledgeable in both mind and body fitness, and places important emphasis on their balanced integration. If you find yourself under her instruction in any forum, you’ve found Your Wellness Home!

Liz Luizzi

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