Dana O’Connell, a New York University alumni with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a M.S. degree in Early Childhood General and Special Education, is CEO and Owner of FitCeleb.com.
When Dana decided to quit her public relations and event planning career to go back to school for teaching (a job she found much more gratifying), she was jobless. Being a gym rat, Dana turned her passion for fitness into a career by becoming a national certified group fitness instructor while at the same time taking over Fit Celeb, which was previously owned by a friend of a friend.
The two opportunities went hand-in-hand, and still do today! Five years later, Dana has become a well-known group fitness instructor in Long Island, New York teaching at Equinox Fitness Clubs and New York Sports Clubs – as well as becoming a celebrity diet and fitness expert. And let’s not forget, all the while obtaining her Master’s degree.
Continuing to motivate and inspire both her members and readers, Dana is dedicated to sharing pieces of healthy lifestyle information that she feels is valuable, informative and entertaining to both groups.
Dana is recently married, and soon to give birth to her first child! Personal news she shares and discusses on her other blog StepbyStepMom.com.
There are no signs of Dana slowing down in the fitness and blogging world. Although, her teaching career has been put on hold while she continues to build her own business.