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Women’s CrossFit Hour

Women’s CrossFit Hour

October 04, 2016, 6:00 PM

The Czech Embassy's main hall will turn into a training facility with DC’s leading pioneers in fitness, featuring CrossFit Athlete & Coach Danielle Dionne, on October 4, at 6 pm. Beginners & CrossFit enthusiasts are welcome to join in the Work Out of the Day (WOD) and learn about the positive impact of proper nutrition and mental focus on their personal fitness goals from accomplished female athletes.

This program is a part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2016 – Martina Navrátilová, honoring the best tennis player of all time, among men and women, and trailblazer on healthy living, who believes in training and having fun through various sports.

Event Details:

Date: October 4, 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Attire: Dress to sweat

RSVP by September 30 to  
Women only, limited space available

Embassy policy: Small workout bags allowed which will be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. No entrance after 6:15 pm.

Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.

Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.


About the CrossFit Athlete & Coach

Danielle Dionne helps clients' at CrossFit Balance achieve their goals by applying her passion and commitment to progress, involvement in the fitness industry for nearly ten years, and diverse perspective gained as a competitive athlete in different arenas. Her prior experiences range in various training environments and programming including work with: boxers, rugby players, martial artists, boot camp experience, and high school athletes, and runners.

“We increase our knowledge through practice.” Danielle's training environments ranged from the DC Downtown Boxing Club and Krav Maga Studio, to local yoga studios, outdoor parks and trails, and training environments such as Gold’s Gym and Fitness First Health Clubs. Danielle is an accomplished Equestrian within the American Horse Show Association, former club swimmer, and former collegiate and club rugby player for both the Maryland Stingers and the DC Washington Furies. Upon graduating from Gettysburg College, she sought an ideal program to supplement her rugby training. “I wanted to play rugby, lift heavy weights, box, and run a marathon all at once. It was exhausting trying to find a strength and conditioning program which supported all of these endeavors, until I found the sport of CrossFit.” In 2007, she connected with both Mark Crick, owner, of Balance Gym.

Upon graduating from law school, Danielle’s journey in exploring CrossFit extended beyond herself to applying the CrossFit methodology with clients. In 2009, Danielle initiated and currently continues to build the community of coaches and athletes at CrossFit Balance. She seeks to encourage a strong and supportive, friendly community based upon effective and engaging coaching and programming.

Danielle is the Director of CrossFit Balance and Head Coach. Additionally, she is a current CrossFit HQ Seminar Staff Intern. She holds the following certifications: CrossFit Level I Certified Coach, CrossFit Endurance Certified Instructor, CrossFit Coaches Prep Course Certificate, USA Weightlifting Club Coach, and Certification by the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association.

Danielle placed 37th in the 2009 CrossFit Games, and has been a Regionals athlete up until this past year both as an individual and team for both 2015 and 2016.




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