Donna McKenna

Owner and Lead Instructor

Donna McKenna studied Psychology and Business as an undergraduate and Human Resources as a graduate student.  After an extensive career as a Human Resources/Staffing Leader in companies such as Pfizer Inc. and Arrow Electronics, Donna decided to make a career change to follow her passion for fitness and wellness. 

Now more than ten years later, Donna is working in Corporate, Commercial, and Boutique Fitness for companies such as OPTUM and Town Sports International.  Her experience has led her to realize her dream of opening her own boutique studio, Pilates Fit Life.  Pilates Fit Life provides semi private as well as private training on the Pilates Reformer and Tower.

At Pilates Fit Life, Donna utilizes the methodology of the Physical Mind Institute through which she is a certified Pilates Apparatus trainer.  Donna is also a certified ACE Personal Trainer as well as an AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and holds several additional specialty certifications. 

Pilates Fit Life reflects Donna’s belief that the fundamentals of Pilates provide the proper basis for exercise. She is a true believer in the methodology …”my work in Pilates has made me a more effective trainer all around, whether I’m teaching a group class or training a single client, the Pilates fundamentals concerning Core, Alignment, Flexibility, and Connection maximize results and success in any program.   Pilates has worked for me personally greatly improving my own joint health and flexibility.  It works!” 

In conjunction with her Pilates practice within Pilate Fit Life, Donna holds certifications in Spinning, TRX, Kettlebells, Les Mills BODYPUMP, and Barre and is actively teaching in all formats. 


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