We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle Harrison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
The most important lesson that my business has taught me is to be adaptable. The world is ever changing and evolving. Especially in today’s, days and times. My whole fitness business had to pivot to solely online, from solely in person. This change helped me to branch out, trust myself, and expand my skill set. My business has shown me that your core values and mission are important, but the way you execute it may evolve, and that is o.k. Grow with the times, but stay true to you, and people will pursue that and want to work with you and grow with you.
What should our readers know about your business?
I love the fitness business, but sometimes it can be a toxic place. Even for the fitness professionals. What I have learned is that when you genuinely care about peoples health and well being they will want to work with you. My training/coaching is about making sure my clients understand the foundational principles of fitness, and once that happens we can progress to more complex movements and knowledge. This is how I help my clients have long lasting sustainable results. Which is one of the things that I pride myself on, is educating people on how to achieve their desired fitness levels and maintain it. I have been able to consistently help my clients with this. Which has helped me to work with people from many different walks of life and spread the wealth of health.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I am an NYC girl, a true NYC girl, I have lived all over New York but I was born in the big apple.
Unfortunately due to covid a lot of my favorite places have shut down and it is such a shame, because they were hidden gems.
I am going to give this list as if they were still open because I have to find new places.
I feel the cloisters is a must, it is in NYC but escaping to another world, the gardens are beautiful and picturesque.
A must go to bar is “Bathtub Gin” it is a speakeasy bar that is a coffee shop by day, and a 1920’s bar by night. I love to taking my friends from out of town there.
Museum of the city of New York is a smaller museum that is very well done with great exhibits.
Some of the best food you will have in NYC is from a small bar or restaurant, “Le Express” has one of the best lamb burgers I have ever tasted with a side of truffle fries. Or B52 that has one of the most delicious kale salads I have ever had.
If you are feeling more fancy and upscale “Park Avenue South” is an experience you won’t regret.
A stroll down the west side walking path is a wonderful way to get some beautiful views of the water and take a break from the hustle of the city.
Entertainment, small jazz clubs like “Birdland” or any restaurant with live music is always a good time.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?