Welcome Grrl! I’m Dottie Dynamo and I’m so honored that you found your way here.
Just by stopping by there is a good chance that you have a strong desire to explore your connection to your body, movement, and sexuality to unleash your most powerful self and live the most radiant life imaginable. A life in which your self-love and confidence radiate the energy of every room you walk into. A life where movement is fun, empowering and adds a deep connection to your soul making you physically, emotionally and mentally capable of stepping into your true power.
But how exactly are you going to help me do this?
I have spent my life being the grrl who is too sexual, to wild, to bold. I recognized that being a womxn was my power before I truly understood what that meant or how it would free me. I’ve always been destined to end up here, helping other womxn feel the safe and secure to explore their power, even if I didn’t realize it when I was a young grrl taking sexy photos or dancing on bars in college before I ever found joy in fitness.
Today I fully own all of who I am – a Showgirl, Weirdo, Fitness Enthusiast, Coach, Sex Worker, Creative, Daughter, Sister, a fiercely independent womxn.
I’m a certified ACE Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, an award-winning, world traveled Burlesque Performer and a 5-year club stripper. I have certifications in Pole Training, Flexibility, and Pre/Post Natal Fitness.
But perhaps more relevant than any of those qualifications is my personal story of reclaiming my identity and power after years of chasing happiness and love in other people instead of myself and the exact ways in which I managed to overcome all of that. Those experiences have allowed me to devote my life’s work to providing womxn just like you with the tools necessary to break free from that exhausting cycle.
My entire life seemed to revolve around shaping myself to fit the type of womxn I thought I needed to be for whichever partner was in my life at that time. So many years of my life were spent giving up things I loved to fit in relationships that were unhealthy and drained me of my power. I was tired of never feeling like I was enough, of feeling like I was too hard to deal with like my true self wasn’t worthy of love. I lost myself over and over again with each relationship until a very broken me decided enough was enough.
That led me to Burlesque dancing, which brought on a wave of confidence and new abilities. I stopped relentlessly pursuing another person to make me happy and became enamored with myself and how the energy of performing made feel alive in a way that I hadn’t in years. I started taking dance classes and exploring how music inspired the way I moved. I learned that there were thousands of other womxn like me, it fed my soul.
I moved further and further away from the type of life I had been told I was supposed to live, away from a stable 9-5 office job, to dancing in a strip club and performing burlesque full time. It wasn’t easy. During the transition, I discovered I had a herniated disc between my C6 and C7 vertebrae. I was devastated. I had just committed to a life of physically demanding work and now was in debilitating pain, without insurance and unsure what all of that meant for me. It took time and effort and required me to reassess my values.
I ultimately chose to begin working with a Personal Trainer because I was terrified to step into the gym again, afraid I would injure myself more and be unable to do the work I loved most. How magical the universe is the trainer I ended up working with over the next two years was an ex-stripper. I never felt as if I couldn’t talk about my life and my work. I felt comfortable and accepted. It was in those two years that I became stronger than I ever had been before, more connected to my body and more capable of doing hard work, in and out of the gym. My fitness journey hit a new level and I decided to become a certified trainer myself. I wanted to help womxn the same way my trainer had helped me.
That journey shaped who I am today, strong, self-compassionate, and thriving as I never have before.
I know there is a magical life waiting for you beyond the confines society puts on womxn, beyond feeling like you need to take up less space, beyond the shame associated with being a sexual creature, beyond your limiting beliefs. I can help you on the journey to finding your strongest, most confident, sexy self.
If you’d like to learn more about me, my journey, and my approach, here are a few blog posts I’ve written since I started Fit Showgrrl.