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Donna Morrison

Dillon, MT 59725

Living in Montana since 1998 after being in Cincinnnati, Ohio all of my life, a colorful fitness/dance career where I first came to know IDEA, Peter and Kathy were working out of there garage to get the newsletter together, it was like receiving a piece of gold with valuable info, I worked for the University of Cincinnati as a fitnes/dance professional as well as performing with my dance group promoting fitness and fun, 23 YEARS challening myself and always being on the cutting edge with everything the conventions/workshops would teach to me, slowing down and moving to Montana gave me the opportunity to stop and smell the mountains but started teaching for the University of Montana Western teaching a college course for Fitness and Dance....not where I wanted to be but I started several dance classes and continued with my true love of fitness which was in the senior market, I had been teaching the senior population when no one was doing it, I learned a lot from Ken, Joy and Josie to name a few as well as my own creative style, I was a ball of energy throughout my career with the drive of a team of horses ...unfortunatly, I developed Breast Cancer in late 2008 which changed my life forever...not my attitude though, my fitness posse and other wonderful town supportors got me through this terrible ordeal, although I am still dealing with many set backs, I am back to teaching and doing the best I can, I am now on disabiltiy due to my health challenges but I teach twice a week and during the school year, I teach one dance class...I have chosen to continue for it is my passion, I have given and I have rececived over the years...started to teach in 1976...even before Jane Fonda....records and all...it was called Dance Unlimited...yes, it was dancing but it was also exercise...went to California and did my research with the Jack LaLane studio, took many courses to enhance my knowledge and with my background in dance...my career was born. I have a National Certification from AFAA and then the numerous years attending the IDEA conventions ( only the best education one could receive). Now, for me, life has just turned another chapter...at almost 62...I still have another 30 years of teaching left inside....yippee! Oh by the way, I have my passion for horses...yes, I ride all the time, I hike all the time, I am also a professional singer so I sing all the time and I still dance with a new dance group...clogging...wonder if you have heard that name? I've done it all, seen it all, now if I could just remember it all...I have been so blessed with my career in fitness and I owe it all to IDEA...I was also the president of our own version of continuing education..it was called The Cincinnati Fitness Instructors Association...with the help of other members, we brought in many first class presenters..I became good friends with Len Kravitz and helped him with a few of his videos as his creative choreographer...Ken Alan and I were also good friends...this industry has really been through some changes but what a ride it's been...like I always say...life is short/fragile...pray hard. Celebrate life...Seize the Day

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About Me

Degrees

Years Experience

16-20

Certifications / Trainings

AFAA - Group Exercise Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association - cpr
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

American Heart Association - aed
Agency Unavailable

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Donna's Locations

Southwest Montana YMCA

Swanson Street
Dillon, MT 59725

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Over the 36 years I have been teaching, I have accomplished numerous goals too many to mention, I have several scrapbooks

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

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