Dominique Wakefield

Assistant Professor

Dominique Wakefield is assistant professor in the Department of Health & Exercise Science at La Sierra University, Riverside, Calif. She is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a certified wellness practitioner through the National Wellness Institute (NWI).

In addition to teaching at universities (Andrews University; California State University, Chico; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; and Southern Adventist University) she has worked as a fitness & programs manager, personal trainer, group fitness instructor and wellness coach at fitness centers, and in clinical and corporate wellness settings since 2001. Dominique is currently working on her PhD in health through the University of Bath, England. Her studies and research center on physical activity, motivation for exercise and behavior change strategies.

Dominique is a passionate, energetic and innovative health and fitness enthusiast and regularly contributes to “Life and Health Network” ( by writing articles on issues relating to physical fitness. In October 2011, Dominique Wakefield was awarded “Top 11 Personal Trainers to Watch in the U.S.” by Life Fitness and the American Council on Exercise (