Dani grew up in a suburb just south of Boston, Massachusetts. As a kid she was always thinking big, as she contemplated growing up to become an anesthesiologist, an actor, or a marine biologist— but never a business owner, and certainly not a business owner in the fitness industry.

Nonetheless, Dani had an unquenchable thirst for self-help and self-development, and by the age of eighteen she had accumulated about 100 books on those subjects. She devoured books that gave any hint of becoming a better version of the self, on the power of thinking positively, and how to attract the very things you want in life.

In 2002 Dani went on to Northeastern University to major in nursing, but soon realized that the reactive side of medicine was simply not what she was interested in. So two years later she packed up her life and moved to sunny San Diego. There, she developed a passion for the proactive side of health, and took interest in subjects like nutrition, fitness and yoga. It was easy to learn in a place where people took their health very seriously.

After learning all she could 3000 miles away from home and six years later, Dani decided to return home, where life took an unexpected turn. In 2010 Danielle’s dad passed away in a tragic accident. Three months of a deep depression were followed by a moment that changed everything: Dani realized she needed something to get her back on her feet. She googled “CrossFit”, and joined a nearby gym that week.

Fast forward to September of 2011 where Dani and her now-husband, Jason Brown, opened their gym CrossFit 781. Dani dove into learning anything and everything about business that she could, and found that she enjoyed it very much. A new passion was born. Her husband Jason brought 15 years of experience in strength and condition and practical application of training clients. It was truly a perfect complement.

Today Dani puts all she knows about self-improvement, self-development, and the law of attraction to use every day in her business and while mentoring clients. She truly believes that there are only boundaries where one places them on themselves; that with education comes confidence, and with confidence comes belief in oneself. All clichés aside, once you have achieved this level, anything is possible.

Listen to Dani on TwoBrain Radio here: “Episode 27: Meet The Browns