She is the Queen of #TeamFabBody, your favorite trainer and most of all a one of a kind motivator. Meet Deanna Jefferson! Deanna is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree double majoring in Kinesiology and Public & Community Health. She has over eight years of health and fitness experience and is currently the sole proprietor of My Fitness Boot Camps, LLC and owner of Fab Body Factory gym in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Deanna has had the joy of working with an array of celebrities from radio and television personalities Free and Sunni And The City to the CEO of BET Networks, Debra Lee to WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins. Deanna also conducts fitness training for men, women and children through her group exercise and personal training programs, and she stresses the importance of a clean diet through her meal planning and nutrition consultation services. Deanna draws from her experiences as a former NCAA collegiate athlete in competitive cheerleading/tumbling and acrobatics, and from her experiences working with both athletes and non-athletes alike.
Deanna is highly qualified as a health and fitness expert, working over 11,000 active hours in her career field. She holds a nationally accredited personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Deanna is also a licensed coach holding a professional-grade coaching license from the United States All-Star Federation (USASF), the national federation that governs competitive all-star cheerleading in the United States. She has additional specialty certificates and education in: First Aid; Adult and Infant/Child CPR and AED; Health, Safety, and Nutrition; Health Programming and Planning; Health Behavior; Women’s Health; and Drug Use and Abuse.
Deanna was named an official NIKE trainer in 2012 and acts as a brand and fitness ambassador, taking part in several small and large scale campaigns and events. She instructs a weekly Nike Training Club (NTC) class in DC's flagship Nike store and lead the warm-up for 15,000 women at the inaugural Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington, DC in April 2013. Deanna also instructed a large scale Nike Training Club workout for over 300 women on center court of New York's renowned Barclays Center. Deanna was named “Top 30 Under 30” by WKYS 93.9 FM, and also received a distinguished "30 Under 30" award by Refinery29. Deanna was featured as an expert panelist at the 20th annual NBC Health and Fitness Expo on "How to Lose Weight and Keep it Off", and has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, JET Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washingtonian, The Examiner, Fox 5 News and several local and national blogs. Through her media and press coverage, Deanna has been able to capture an entire region with her charismatic style of workouts and vivacious personality.
Deanna is a strong believer in giving back to the her community and shares her passion of health and fitness by working with several non-profit organizations including the High Tea Society, Usama Young’s Youth Foundation, Women of Noble Character, The Girl Scouts of America, Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, and United Communities Against Poverty. In addition to the list of organizations that she supports, her Fab Body Factory has become a loyal supporter of the Washington, D.C. Turkey Trot that occurs every Thanksgiving. The Team Fab Body had raised over $7,000 and received an official thank you letter from the S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) Organization. Deanna instructs workplace wellness programs at the American Medical Association, and has also served as a research assistant at Children’s Hospital Department of Research Center of Genetics, where she assisted in the execution and evaluation of an exercise intervention in insulin-resistant minority adolescents. On the heels of Michelle Obama's childhood obesity platform, Deanna’s company hosts programs, where children ages four through twelve years old learn about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating through fun activities, games, and discussions.
As Deanna advances through her career, she will continue to grow her brand and has goals of positioning herself as one of the most sought after trainers in the country. By setting her brand in the public eye with celebrity clientele and large media appearances, she realizes that she can be a positive influence and inspiration to people of all walks of life. Where does the passion come from? Deanna states, "God has given me a fervent enthusiasm and charisma to pull people off couches and lead them to more fulfilling lives mentally and physically. It is my pleasure and purpose to sculpt healthy people!"