Dorothy Waterman

Dorothy Waterman

Certified Fitness Professional

cropped-Dorothy-Two-pp-500pix.jpgDorothy has been a Fitness Professional since 1991. She has earned and kept current certifications from the American Council on Exercise, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dorothy lives a healthful and balanced life because she lives what she knows. She is passionate about learning new ways to help her clients reach their fitness goals, and frequently attends educational seminars to stay current with research and trends in the fitness industry. Over the years Dorothy has worked with high school athletes, business men and women, grandmothers, and great grand parents. She has trained a client to compete in his first triathlon, and helped others to rehabilitate after knee and hip replacements.
Certifications & Licenses
  • FUNCTIONAL AGING INSTITUTE Functional Aging Specialist
  • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE Senior Fitness Specialistshapeimage_1
  • THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE Certified Personal Trainer
  • MAT PILATES certified
  • TRX SUSPENSION certified

Services & Rates

  • Fitness training for age 50 and over
  • Fitness testing
  • Strength training
  • Core stability training
  • Flexibility training
  • Pre and post operative
  • Rehabilitation training and injury prevention
  • Aquatic exercise, water aerobics
  • Balance training
  • Mat Pilates
  • Zumba

Rates: dw_client2Customized Strength Training Program based on your fitness needs. Weights, core training, mat Pilates, and more! In Studio or In Home (within ten miles of Pasadena, CA): $70.00 per hour Affiliated with:


Brittany-BeforeAfterI've been with Dorothy since 2013. I haven't always been as serious as I am now about my workouts or nutrition. She has been a patient coach throughout my journey and has always been on my side, rooting for me and encouraging me to get stronger every step of the way. Whenever I have had questions about fitness she always offers an explanation that makes sense to me. Our workouts are PhotoGrid_1514254293581always over before I know it because we always have such a good time and she makes it fun. I never feel like I'm "working out" even though after I always feel more accomplished because Dorothy always challenges me physically and mentally. If I did not have Dorothy in my life pushing me I don't think I would have been able to accomplish my 60+ pounds of weight loss. I have more to go but I know I'll be able to achieve it with Dorothy in my corner." - Brittany Brayton


“Dorothy contributes a great deal of personal experience and continues to keep up on the most current training techniques.  She has a flair for making training interesting and fun." - Robert G Watkins iii, M.D. Center for Orthopedic Spinal Surgery
"Dorothy has helped strengthen my back so that I am no longer bothered with my lower back pain.  I also had trouble with my legs that bothered me a great deal; that is no  a thing of the past." - Carolyn L. Brewer
aqua_dw“Dorothy has has trained both of us (husband & wife) for several years and does a great job. Most of her clients are advanced in age, and her exercises are always age appropriate tailored to each person's condition. She keeps up to date by attending numerous workshops. We would strongly recommend her.” - Sheldon Halpern, Attorney


"Motivating, encouraging, caring and sensitive to each individual's needs." - Susan J. Long
"Dorothy makes continuing education a priority in all aspects of her life and continually adapts to the changing demands of the fitness field." - Paula B. Toshima, Athletic Director Pasadena Athletic Club.
“Vim, vigor and vitality: I get these 3 "V"s from Dorothy.” - Betye Burton (Age 92)


"Dorothy takes fitness seriously as both an accomplished athlete and trainer with exceptional ability to teach." - John Richards, Owner and General Manager Pasadena Athletic Club
"Ms. Waterman has been my personal trainer for the past 5 years, and she has literally ‘saved my life.’  Her techniques in weight training and personal development have transformed me from a lethargic, overweight individual to a thin, muscular and healthy member of the this community." - Darrell G. Brooke, Attorney at Law
“I started with Dorothy 3 years ago when I was 62. She gave me a thorough evaluation that looked at my strengths (and weaknesses). We agreed I could use a lot more flexibility, and as a somewhat addicted golfer, more core strength could only help my game. At 65 I’m measurably more flexible and I’ve added at least 20 yards to my drive.” - Ding Kalis
“Dorothy is fantastic.  She has been working with my 92 year old mother for years with an invaluable program of strength and balance, keeping my mother safe and strong.  My mother has renewed vitality; her workouts with Dorothy are a critical component for her quality of life.” - Sigrid Burton, Artist
“Since I started working with Dorothy my strength has improved immensely and my body has toned up.  I have learned to appreciate the need to work on flexibility and balance.  The best thing about Dorothy is her continued interest in working with older adults  to keep them fit and strong, an interest that most trainers don’t share. We “baby boomers” are living longer so we need to be living better! Thank you Dorothy!!!” - Joan Wood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Contact Me

DW_photo2Dorothy Waterman (626) 818-0241