Denese grew up in Southern California, studying dance, and moving on to competitive cheerleading. After college, she relocated to the east bay and developed a passion for exercise, fitness and nutrition. Finding herself at the gym more days than not, it was not long before she was teaching classes, earning certifications, serving as a personal trainer, and, eventually, managing a fitness center for several years.

Denese is passionate about her family, daily exercise, creating healthy meals, snow skiing, water skiing, and her dog Winter. She gets great joy in modeling an active and healthy lifestyle for her daughter, and in sharing her fitness experience with friends, neighbors, and students.

Denese is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for Barre with others.