Meet Our Professional Staff
Dietrich Dejean- President & Founder, DTR Fitness, LLC
Doctors told me that I would never walk again after being involved in a serious motorcycle accident. In April 2000, I was riding my motorcycle on my way to work in downtown Miami Beach and was hit by a semi-truck at an intersection. I didn't have enough reaction time and paid the price. The driver ran the light and I flipped numerous times and got airborne, landing directly on my hip and crushing my sacrum (hip was fractured in over 25 places). In the process of the collision, I also fractured my arm in 3 places and couldn't write for almost a year. I spent four intense months in the hospital, paralyzed from the waist down. The doctors weren't too promising, and I suffered plenty of nerve damage. However, I didn't give up. With the aid of occupational and physical therapists, they worked extensively to increase the range of motion so I can get movement in my arms and legs. After a year of hard work, I was able to walk again. I started with a wheelchair, progressed to a walker, then a cane, and ultimately on my two feet.
This experience changed my life. I learned to take the little things into importance, and value life's smallest details. One cannot take anything for granted... I still have nerve damage, 18 plus years after the accident, but it's not something I dwell on. Instead, I look at the positive changes I've made. I received a second wind, and I praise God with more faith than ever.
The accident motivated me to deal with situations in life. I take things more seriously and look at them with a more positive perspective. It fuels my education and made me more motivated than ever to help others compete at a higher level.
As a competitive athlete, my experiences help challenge other athletes and clients to do the thing he or she would not imagine. I participate in natural bodybuilding competitions, Olympic lifting, and Power Lifting to prove to others that you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to. Additionally, my business experience has helped me in dealing with people, planning, structure, and organization. When you're 22 years old, it's always spur-of-the-moment decisions. Now I'm single-minded when it comes to serving clients at the gym.
My mission is to change people's lives and motivate them, build confidence, and achieve higher goals. It's very uplifting and gratifying to see people obtain a goal. I change people's lives every single day.
BSc. Health and Human Services, University of Phoenix
Studied Business Management at the University of Miami and Florida International University
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
NASM - Sports Fitness Specialist
Level II RKC (Certified Russian Kettlebell Challenge)
Conducted over 90,000 personal training sessions and 13,000 group class sessions since 2003
Over 20 years of experience
Katy Dejean - Operations Mgr/Private Gourmet Chefte Title
Cooking has always been a passion of mine. From the time being a little girl, watching and learning from my mother, I was blessed and able to recreate meals from memory.
My appreciation for a healthier cooking style didn’t start for me until I reached a point in my life where my health and weight had become “out of control”. I had become very overweight, lacking energy, and unhappy. I tried every “fad diet” there was; none of them worked! That is when I realized I had to change my lifestyle. I really dug deep into the nutrition world and focused on the education process of leading a healthy lifestyle through healthier foods and fitness. This self-development, passion, and elevated awareness helped me lose over 95lbs (see picture)!
I began creating recipes that are healthy, taste delicious while leaving you feeling satisfied. I developed my own unique methods of cooking, using only the freshest, healthy, quality ingredients.
My recipes are tailored to individual needs, whether that be weight loss, maintaining weight, or to lead a healthier lifestyle.
I love helping people, and that I am able to pass on the knowledge I have gained to allow people to live life being the healthiest version of themselves.
25 years of experience
Over 785 satisfied and happy clients
Shawn was born in Las Vegas NV. In 2002, his family moved to Morehead KY where Shawn began to develop a passion for health and fitness. " My neighbor gave me an old workout bench and a set of weights, and I started working out religiously from that point on. I knew I enjoyed staying in shape and the discipline that came along with that and wanted to make a career from my passion."
Shawn went on to pursue his Bachelors's degree in Exercise Science from Morehead State University and graduated in 2012. Shortly after graduation, Shawn earned his certification from the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist. A certification with a 46% pass rate, qualifying Shawn to work with patients who have a medically controlled disease(s), cleared by a physician to exercise safely. Shawn works full-time at Renown Health here in Reno NV. as an Exercise Physiologist, designing the rehabilitation programs for patients who suffer from a chronic lung condition such as Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis or COPD.
During Shawn's free time, he enjoys competing in strength sports such as the sport of Strongman and spending time with his dog. During his short 2 years competing and the 6 competitions he's entered, He has had (1) 4th place finish, (3) 2nd place finishes, and (2) 1st place finishes. Most recently Shawn earned the title "Northern Nevada's Strongest Man" (2018) and will continue to push himself and his clients to their full potential.
BS. Exercise Science, Morehead State University 2012
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
Certified with American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)
10 years of experience