trainer DeAnna Pellecchia brings her passion and experience as a professional dancer and dance teacher to her work as an ACEcertified Personal Trainer. She has worked in the Boston area for the past 20 years training athletes, dancers, gymnasts, martial artists and private clients.
DeAnna is currently a fitness and conditioning specialist at Boston Ballet; and has worked as an Assistant Trainer under Olympian Peter Donohoe at his training facility in Concord, MA. Her goal as a trainer is to help people identify and reach their personal fitness goals, and in the process discover the true capabilities of their bodies.
DeAnna’s unique approach blends core conditioning, dance exercises, Pilates, Yoga and weight training with an emphasis on proper alignment. She has helped clients lose 50+ pounds, train for sporting events and performances, eliminate blood-pressure and cholesterol medication, recover postpartum, and achieve greater overall strength and confidence in their bodies. She specializes in working with individuals with Parkinson's Disease, consulting with specialists at Boston University's Neurorehabilitation Center in order to create safe and effective exercise programs to help people with PD improve quality of life and slow progression of the disease.
Through the process of rehabbing her own dance-related injuries, DeAnna has worked closely with experts in alternative health care, including chiropractors, energy practitioners, physical therapists, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This work has provided her an invaluable perspective on anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, injury-prevention and energy modalities which she integrates into her work with clients. DeAnna has studied Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, aerial dance, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Alexander Technique, Skinner Release Technique and Klein Technique, all of which inform her work as a fitness professional. By re-patterning movement behavior and correcting misalignments in the spine and joints she helps people rehabilitate chronic injuries, stabilize joint function and prevent future misuse.