Dana Robinson ... aka "Daner the Trainer"

Owner, Exercise & Nutrition Coach


Hi!  I am the owner of Excel Fitness & Lifestyle Consultants. I have been involved in health and fitness since I was a child. At the age 13, I began attending aerobics classes with my Mother, which ignited my interest in exercise. Over the last 23 years, I have developed a love and passion for fitness and health, which I live and breathe every day. It is my lifestyle to eat well (with the occasional treat, of course!) exercise regularly, and balance out other important things in my life, such as family, friends, work and play.



In 2016, my Hubby and I were blessed with a sweet little girl, named Ella.  Becoming

mother has brought a whole new meaning of purpose to my life. My mission is to raise Ella in a healthy and loving environment so that she can grow up healthy and well in all aspects of her life.  I am grateful to have the best of both worlds - working with my clients and spending quality time with my family. 


I am a certified Personal Trainer Specialist and Nutrition Wellness Specialist through the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. I have also been certified C.H.E.K. Exercise Coach. I am currently working towards a Precision Nutrition Coach certification.


My Family :- )


I believe that regular, structured physical activity and clean eating are two key components to sustain a healthy lifestyle. I believe that these components should not just be about short-term gains but also be directed towards a lifestyle change that promotes healthy living on an ongoing basis. I work closely with my clients in identifying the most effective training programs for goal achievement and maximum results.


I have been know for being a positive, enthusiastic, little ball of fire who is there to educate, motivate and cheer you forward to a stronger, happier, more effective you!







BUCKET LIST! Competed in a Figure Competition and placed 3rd!  Yay!


Cathy Robinson PTS

Personal Exercise Coach


Karl Weselan DDS CSCS

Independent consultant


To say Karl’s life revolves around healthy living would be an understatement. Growing up an overweight child, he learned the value of exercise in his teen years. By participating in high school sports such as basketball volleyball and track and field, Karl became aware that he could manage his weight through physical activity. In doing so he also managed to attain more control and self-confidence in other areas of his life.


Karl attended both Queen’s University and the University of Western Ontario where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Although dentistry is his profession, health and fitness are his passion. Karl has been training for 20 years and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals.

Karl has written over 150 health and fitness columns and held numerous training and nutrition seminars for the Stratford-Perth YMCA.


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