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. Her instructor; who not only trained with Joseph Pilates but is also a physical therapist, pointed out that she had scoliosis. No doctor had ever diagnosed her with that before even though she had been dealing with back pain for over a decade. With the help of her instructor she learned the principles behind Pilates and what she needed to do to relieve her pain and build her strength. In 2007 she completed her Level 1 mat certification with Power Pilates. In 2009 she began her comprehensive certification through Peak Pilates and after countless hours of written education, hands on learning and private instruction she completed her certification in 2014. Through this time, her family struggled through multiple health issues and her interest in nutrition and natural healing became another passion as she tried to work with doctors to heal her loved ones. It was during this time that she began to piece together how important nutrition, exercise and mindset were to whole body fitness, and her Fitlosophy was realized. She completed her Health Coaching certification with Vanderbilt in March 2019 and is using this knowledge to not only serve her Pilates clients but also people not interested in pursuing Pilates instruction.