OUR MISSION & VISION
At DASH121, we celebrate what makes you one-of-a-kind. No two people are alike, and that’s why we create customized fitness and nutrition plans for each and every client. Devised by a team of professionals who are constantly undergoing the latest trainings and certifications, these plans are designed with sustainability in mind. At DASH121, we envision a lifetime of good health for every client who walks through the door, and instead of drastic, intimidating methods and fads that are quick to burn out, we bring clients along on a nutrition and fitness journey that focuses on gradual change and celebrates every milestone, large and small. Strength, balance and flexibility are a focus, and it’s easy to live your life to the fullest when you’re feeling your best. With DASH121 on your side, the journey toward health and wellness is something to look forward to every day.
Vice President of Operations and Sales
Laura believes that there are two things in life that we have no control over and can’t change – the day we are born and the day we die – but that we can change how we live our dash (the time in between). She has been a personal trainer and health coach for 30 years, and she specializes in behavior change programming, fitness nutrition, nutrition counseling, special population and obesity, sports performance enhancement, group personal training, weight loss and women-specialized programs.
DASH121 has been in the works for a long time. Laura and her husband opened the Training Sensation in 1989, the first business of its kind in the state. With a staff of more than 25 personal trainers, it brought customized fitness plans to New Mexico long before they became more widespread and popular. In 2003, they created The Challenge New Mexico, a community program that helped thousands of people reclaim their health through a supportive fitness competition. DASH121 builds on the foundation laid by both the Training Sensation and Challenge New Mexico, and takes the personalization and community-oriented approach to the next level.
DASH121’s mission is to provide sustainable, customized health and fitness programming in an upscale, spa-like environment, and to set clients up for a lifetime of success. Health is a journey, not a destination, and at DASH121, each client’s specific needs and experiences are taken into account when devising their regimens. Personal training, nutrition coaching and meal planning, primary care, skin rejuvenation and hormone balancing are all available, making DASH121 a one-stop-shop for all things necessary for a balanced, beautiful and thriving body.
Laura’s certifications include ACE-Health Coach (American Council on Exercise), and personal training certifications from ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) and TRX TeamTM. Married for over 37 years, Laura has two adult children and a rescue puppy named Fitbit, and is guided each day by her deep faith in God and her passion to help people make positive changes in their lives.
MEET OUR TEAM
Mona Hamill, ACE-CPT
Mona Hamill, an ACE-CPT and an assistant manager, is dedicated to building relationships with each of her DASH121 clients and coaching them based on their unique individual needs. She believes that these relationships allow for better accountability and lead to positive changes for the clients.
She coaches with a focus on the balance between body, mind and spirit, and teaches clients to listen to their bodies and practice kindness toward themselves. She coaches and motivate clients in an environment where goals are heard, nurtured and achieved producing lifetime results.
She became a personal trainer after seeing the positive results of exercise in her own life. She turned to the gym for therapy when she was going through a rough time, and realized the emotional and mental benefits of exercise. She pursued her personal training certifications in order to share that aspect of staying active.
Her favorite thing about working with clients: seeing their confidence in themselves and their abilities grow over time. It’s priceless!
Outside of fitness, Mona enjoys spending time with her three children and her pets, yoga, hiking, gardening, seeing live music and cooking. Her favorite healthy snacks are avocados, pistachios & blueberries.
Joseph Scarano brings a wide range of experience and expertise to his role at DASH121. In addition to being a certified personal trainer, Joseph is also a corrective and functional exercise specialist, a neuromuscular therapist and a clinical massage therapist.
Joseph was inspired to work in the world of fitness after his own recovery from an accident, experiencing first-hand the power of taking health seriously.
Outside of working with clients, he enjoys cooking, writing and playing video games, and his favorite healthy snacks are apples, kiwis, mandarins and spring mix.
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