Donica holds certifications in Elite Cross Training, Olympic Weight Lifting and Kettlebells from The Underground Gym; NFPT (National Federation of Professional Trainers); Certified Personal Training; IKFF (International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation) Level 1 and 2; RKC Instruction; Certified Performance Enhancement and Physique Transformation Specialist.
Donica is a Kettlebell Competitor on Ken Blackburn’s IKFF Kettlebell Sport team. She has competed Nationally and Internationally, receiving 9 Gold Medals (6 Master of Sport International Class and 3 Master of Sport). Here are a few of her amazing accolades: IKFF CMS, IKFF- IKSFA CMS, IKFF Master of Sport, 3X Master of Sport international class, 3x World Records, First female to compete in Long Cycle with a 32kg bell in the world. North American record In LC 28kg (in her weight category) and 32kg. Recently in 2015 she broke a World Record in the Long Cycle KB for Autism competition with a 16 Kg kettlebell lifting an amazing 858 reps in 1 hour! Also in November 2015 she ‘unofficially’ broke a World Record in Brooklyn with a 16 kg kettlebell in a 10 minute long cycle set hitting an impressive 150 reps!!
Donica teaches several strength and conditioning disciplines including Kettlebells, Olympic Lifting, Body weight conditioning and Integrated Flexibility and Joint mobility.
Donica brings the same intensity and enthusiasm to training as she does with everything she encounters in her daily life. When Donica isn’t training herself or filming exercises for DVD’s she is writing articles for magazines, doing interviews and podcasts, holding weekend seminars and workshops and training her own clients! Donica is truly passionate about health, living well and inspiring all of her clients to reach their fitness goals. She devotes 100% of herself to her clients and assisting them to reach their true athletic potential.
This is more than just a hobby or job for her; it is a lifestyle and philosophy that Donica loves to pass on to her clients and her three boys! Originally from California, she now resides in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
Life is about more than simply living, it’s about maximizing your enjoyment of every day.