Home Personal Trainer Cape Cod

Meet Dawn Boulay, Personal Trainer and Personal Chef!

"FITNESS SHOULD BE FUN - NOT A CHORE!"

If you're looking for a home personal trainer on Cape Cod, Home Bodies would love to help!

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I have always enjoyed participating in a wide variety of activities to maintain my own interest in fitness, and like to do the same for my clients. I change things up regularly so that people look forward to exercising - fitness should be fun, not a chore!

Many but not all of my clients are middle aged, where I think I have a niche - my peer group! However, I have experience with clients of all ages, fitness levels, and also those with disabilities.

I am a big proponent of functional training - that is, exercises that mimic or enhance our everyday movements. With my total body approach, I have been able to help my clients, not only to become more cardio-fit, strong and toned, but also to improve balance and coordination...something very important as we age! 

When I moved to Cape Cod 11 years ago, I became a Certified Pilates Instructor, and owned my own Pilates studio in Hyannis for a time.  I folded some of my training clients into that practice.  Through Pilates, I have helped move clients toward stronger core muscles and less back pain, better balance and improved flexibility.

I have been lucky to work in fields that follow my passions: fitness and food! I have been a professional chef for more than 20 years, catering to many clients with an interest in healthy meals (and let's not forget the word "delicious!"). I love offering these services in home to clients living on Cape Cod.

My approach to training is TOTAL BODY utilizing multiple disciplines including functional strength training, often with compound exercises on unstable but controlled surfaces. I believe in a progressive approach to the resistance and difficulty level, and in working the core at the same time as other muscle groups.

Dawn's certifications and qualifications:

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • Balanced Body Certified Pilates Reformer Instructor
  • Exercise for Seniors Class Instructor
  • CPR Certified; AED Certified
  • NASM Functional Training Workshop
  • Professionally Trained Weight Loss Consultant
  • Healthy Meal Planner
  • PRE-Natal Certified
  • Experienced in Partner Personal Training 
  • Dance and Fitness Enthusiast
  • Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Graduated Professional Chef's Program

Here is what one of Dawn's clients have to say about training with her...

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"When I began working with Dawn Boulay, I was under weight, the product of bad eating habits, and had no physical endurance. I could hardly ride my bicycle (which Dawn encouraged me to invest in) up a moderate incline without huffing and puffing. I was using inappropriate weights and using them ineffectively, with what I now realize, was bad form (no wonder my elbows hurt!) To make matters worse my blood pressure was very high.

In terms of my own experience, I stopped skipping breakfast, began eating more balanced meals, worked out harder and more consistently. My blood pressure plummeted 45 points, I gained 12 pounds, and within a few months was able to complete challenging cardio work outs, and now zip all over town on my bike, including hills! I feel better, and my friends tell me I look better!!

Because of Dawn’s experience and expertise in personal training as well as a degree in the Culinary Arts, with her focus on healthy eating, my quality of life has improved dramatically. I can vouch for Dawn in that she is skilled in developing a multi-faceted and highly personal approach to restoring one’s physical health."


Rob Allen, Boston


Articles by Dawn Boulay

How to Eat Before Your Workout 

Healthier Cake Recipes 

Basics of Good Health 

Short Pilates Workout: Perform Pilates at Home 

Broken Foot? No Excuses! You Can Still Get a Great Workout 

Turn Snow Shoveling into a Safe and Effective Workout 

3 Alternatives to Beef Burgers 

Outdoor Workouts To Stay Fit and Have Fun All Summer Long 



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