Dawn Gamache started the Redefine Fitness ministry in 2014 and is on staff at Thomasville Road Baptist Church as the Health and Wellness Director. She is married to Chris, and together they have two children: Aaron and Julie. Dawn’s health and wellness journey began after years of being on a vicious cycle of dieting to lose weight, only to gain it back again, leaving her feeling defeated and discouraged.
At the age of 32 she attended her first group exercise class: Spinning®. The team environment, motivating instructors and awesome music and movements helped her realize for the first time that exercise could be challenging and FUN! By adding physical activity to her routine, as well as making small changes over time to improve her eating habits, Dawn has maintained a healthy weight for over 10 years and counting!
Dawn’s passion is to equip and encourage others to lead a balanced and healthy life grounded in Christ’s strength. She aims to make exercise fun, engaging, challenging and safe for all levels. Her favorite parts of teaching are encouraging others to push and not give up and celebrating the victories of overcoming physical challenges with her students.
Hobbies and Interests: “I love to travel! I studied abroad in Mexico and Spain and since then, love seeing new places. I also enjoy putting puzzles together while on vacation in the mountains or at the beach.”
Fact People May Not Know About You: “I grew up clogging from the time I was 5 and loved to entertain others while dancing. In college, I did an exchange folk dance program and toured Denmark clogging!”
Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Certifications: CPR/AED/First Aid, AFAA Group Fitness, Spinning®, SPINPower®, Body & Soul Fitness Power Strength®, Body & Soul Fitness Cardio Strength & Flexibility® and Body & Soul Fitness GOLD®.