Doriana is originally from Naples, Italy. She moved to California at age 20 and has lived in San Luis Obispo County ever since. Doriana has been a fitness instructor for over 14 years. She’s worked at the Cal Poly Recreation Center for the past eight years, where she teaches a wide variety of classes including Body Pump, 6-Pack Abs, yoga, Pilates, Barre Connect, and her own creation, Fusion Pilates. Doriana says the most rewarding part of her job as an instructor is having the opportunity to empower people and impact their lives in a positive way. She enjoys making a difference in peoples’ lives by creating an experience that brings everyone into the moment, working out together, getting in shape and having fun. Some of Doriana’s most gratifying moments have come from the personal relationships she’s built with her students over the years. Doriana spends her free time learning and creating new choreography and playlists to accompany her classes. She also finds time to relax on the weekends, taking long walks and playing at the park with her beloved golden retriever, Izzy.