about me


Daniel Fox

certified personal trainer

The mission of Uplifting Movement is to provide an approach to fitness that’s focused on enjoyment, cultivating sustainable habits and supporting overall well-being. I am certified by the American Council on Exercise as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, pain-free movement coach and fitness nutrition specialist. I am also a certified pre- and postnatal coach.

Through my years as a trainer I have come to recognize that the fitness industry as a whole has utilized harmful messaging about fitness and our bodies to try to sell gym memberships, supplements and training packages. Though effective at generating revenue, many people now view exercise as a punishment, avoid lifting weights because they feel it’s “not for them”, and feel that they need to be thin in order to be fit and strong.

To counter this decades-long trend, I encourage my clients to work on consciously cultivating a relationship with their body that is grounded in fun daily activity, growing stronger sustainably and enjoying the process, not just the aesthetic results. I want to help people of all types reclaim the joy of movement and feel connected to their body.

Uplifting Movement is a place where bodies of all sizes, identities and abilities can learn how to lift, jump, climb, or run stronger and happier.


As adults we don’t need to equate body size with fitness or value in any capacity. Building habits to support our well-being is a good practice at any size or age. The benefits of exercise for quality of life, especially as we grow older, are significant. In my opinion, any fitness practice should, at its core, be about unlocking those benefits in the most fun way possible!

My studio was built to offer people a space where it feels safe to fail. One of the beautiful things about weightlifting as a practice is that failure is an integral part of getting stronger. By engaging with things that challenge us and growing stronger through the process, we affirm to ourselves that we are capable. I believe that embodying that truth every day adds so much value to our lives!

Dan and Natalie at their home in Harrison ME, 2021


● ACE Certified Personal Trainer

● ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor

● ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist

● ACE Certified Pain-Free Movement Specialist

● GGS Certified Pre- & Postnatal Fitness Coach


● BM Oboe Performance from The Boston Conservatory

● MM Oboe Performance from The Boston Conservatory