DONNA ALLEN-FREESE, owner and instructor of THE ZEN ZOO began her career as a fitness consultant and aerobic dance instructor decades ago. She honed her skills in various fitness arenas, becoming one of the area's most diverse and well-respected instructors. She enjoys all forms of fitness, but is strongly convicted to the mind-body elements of Pilates and yoga. 

In addition to a BS Degree in Communications, Donna has earned several professional fitness certifications including group fitness instructor with ACE, AFAA ,Schwinn, FITour, REEBOK TRX Suspension, BOSU and Les Mills. She has completed a multitude of yoga trainings and is currently a 200 hour YRT and registered instructor with Yoga Alliance. Additionally, she several certifications in Ayurveda Lifestyle practices and has held positions in wellness including Jefferson College and Comtrea.  

Donna is vigilant in "being in the know" as the trends in fitness change. and she remains committed to quality guidance to those interested in improving their lifestyle through safe, simple mindful, and meaningful movement.  Most of all, she likes to encourage efficacy by keeping it F~U~N!!!