9 Things You Need to Know About Openfit Trainer Davanna Dean Law

9 Things You Need to Know About Openfit Trainer Davanna Dean Law

If you’ve taken a class with Openfit Trainer Davanna Dean Law, you already know that her huge grin and positive attitude are infectious. Her encouragement makes you feel like she’s right there with you, and you can tell she’s genuinely invested in your success.

Davanna — who’s an NASM-Certified Personal Trainer and Group Personal Training Specialist, Schwinn Cycling Certified, and NESTA Heart Rate Performance Specialist — gently challenges you to question what you believe are your limits. That’s precisely why her workouts are so rewarding and her Instagram following keeps growing. Plus, she knows a thing or two about sticking with the hard stuff: Despite what you see on the bike now, Davanna wasn’t always an indoor cycling fan.

We caught up with Davanna to find out more about how she became a cheerleader for the Jets, what made her grow to love indoor cycling, and some myths that hold people back on the bike.

Take a ride with Davanna and other motivating trainers in Openfit cycling classes! Try the app here for free.


1. How did you get started in the fitness industry?


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Davanna Dean Law (@davanna__)

I used to cheer for Major League Lacrosse, and then I took a chance at an NFL Cheerleader audition. My background is in dancing, and I studied musical theater in college. I started doing fitness classes in between my commercial dancing jobs and fell in love with them.


2. What’s it like being an NFL Cheerleader?

We’re surrounded by so much positive energy. NFL Cheerleaders get to make people happy on and off the field. We go to see children in hospitals, take part in fun social media campaigns, and host a junior cheer camp.


3. When did you get into indoor cycling?

davanna dean law on set

While in college, I worked the desk at an indoor cycling studio. As part of the job, we got to attend cycling classes for free, so I thought I’d try it out. I actually didn’t enjoy my first class very much, but I wanted to keep trying. I’ve tried many different types of indoor cycling at this point, and eventually my love for it grew.


4. What do you like about indoor cycling now?

I love that sense of accomplishment you have at the end of every class. I also think indoor cycling builds mental dexterity and discipline through the act of showing up for class again and again. With Openfit, you can build these qualities at home instead of at a studio.


5. Which indoor cycling myths are you excited to tackle?

davanna dean law teaching cycling class

There are so many myths about indoor cycling! People are worried they’ll clip in for their ride and won’t be able to get their shoes off again — don’t worry, we’ll show you how to do it the right way!

One we hear a lot is that people are worried that cycling will make their legs grow, specifically their quads. I teach on the bike but also teach weight lifting on the mat, so I deal with this concern about getting bulky a lot. I always try to tell people that won’t happen.

There is one that we hear a lot as MYX instructors that is true: Your booty will hurt after your first ride. That will go away eventually, so you just have to keep showing up.


6. What would you tell someone who’s nervous about trying indoor cycling for the first time?

First of all, indoor cycling isn’t just about exercising or losing weight. It can help your quality of life off the bike, which is such a greater gift. But I’d also say that they just need to start. It’s so easy to talk yourself out of it if you give yourself time to do that.

For the most sustainable results, chase happiness in your workouts. I’ve learned my sense of discipline is enhanced when I have a strong support group. I love that Openfit is a platform where anyone can find a positive and supportive community for their fitness journey.


7. Why did you choose to join the Openfit team?

davanna bts

I’m from a small town in Virginia with one stoplight. My goal is to bring more fitness opportunities to people living in small towns like mine with limited options. I also want to be a role model and promote a healthy lifestyle, physically and mentally. This is a huge component of what we do at Openfit. We’re all about bringing joy to your fitness journey. We have so much fun here!


8. How do you connect to people when you’re training them online?

Be as genuine as possible. As a trainer, you have to call on people a lot to remember their ‘why’ — why they wanted to start taking fitness classes in the first place. That’s what makes you get on the bike every day. I’m telling people to think about their ‘why,’ so I try to share mine, which is my family.

If you need someone to believe in you, I do. I want everyone taking my classes to know that I mean this.


9. What’s something we wouldn’t guess about you?

I used to do opera. I sang legit soprano. Oh, and I’m always on a mission to find the best chocolate chip cookies in my state.