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Denise Allen

Denise began her career in 1986 as an aerobics instructor and over the years has expanded her repertoire as a professional dancer, head dance team coach, certified personal trainer and certified nutritionist. Denise exemplifies her passion for fitness by competing in triathlons, being a top competitor in the Portland to Coast and coached a high school dance team to three consecutive state championships. The evolution of fitness and nutrition is vast and Denise stays up to date by attending fitness workshop, studying the latest research and consistently continuing her education. She strives to help her clients understand the strong relationship between exercise and nutrition, as well as obtaining a good balance between a healthy lifestyle and a busy schedule.

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About Me


Certifications / Trainings

PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: Nov 30, 2017
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Feb 13, 2017

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: May 01, 2016
Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Feb 28, 2016

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: May 01, 2016
Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Feb 28, 2016

Additional Information


$80.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




4 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Laurie Murray on Jun 01, 2013

    Denise is one of the best instructors I've had in my many years of taking fitness classes. She not only brings a great knowledge of fitness but an enthusiasm that makes each of us work to the very best of our ability. Her classes vary from week to week and month to month so there is never boredom and she offers options for every fitness level. She is positive, fun, energetic and keeps us coming to class and loving every minute of the hard work!

  • by Jill Sandler on May 28, 2013

    Denise is a great fitness instructor. She has a wonderful personality and makes everyone feel special in her classes. She is able to adjust the workouts to all different levels of ability. Her music is current and her moves are carefully and thoughtfully developed. I am never bored in her classes. I am a regular and go 3 times a week. It is a pleasure to working out with her!

  • by Carol Radich on May 24, 2013

    Denise is by far the best aerobic instructor I've ever had. (And that is in my 30+ years of taking such classes!) Her one-hour workout sessions at Mercantile are fabulous. Denise is knowledgeable and funny and creative and really knows how to get the best out of all of us, regardless of our age or ability.

  • by Nancy Soga on May 22, 2013

    I've been taking cardio classes from Denise at the Mercantile Health and Fitness Center for nearly a year and have never before experienced such an enthusiastic teacher. She is committed to creating classes that benefit each of us and inspire us to go the distance. She is very knowledgeable and constantly monitors our performance for proper form to get the best and safest yields. Yet classes never get stale, some new challenge awaits us every visit. Her classes have become a good addiction for all of us.

    For me, the class setting is the best workout. I have been taking cardio-type classes since the beginning days of "Jazzercise". Denise Allen's classes are far better than anything I've done so far.