Dixie Douville has been a registered nurse for 26 years, specializing in sports and cardiovascular medicine. She is the Owner of Pursuit of Wellness, LLC, a health and wellness consulting company and the founder of Girlfriends in Training. As a certified fitness professional for more than two decades, Dixie has been recognized for her knowledge in the areas of heart rate training, female athletics, running, cycling, and special populations. She is a former member of the Spinning master instructor team as well as a former Spin Pilates master instructor. She has been recognized by the American Council on Exercise and the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America as a continuing education specialist. Dixie is a USA Track and Field certified coach and a certified coach with Road Runners Club of America. Her current medical practice includes caring for athletes and coordinating programs for a sports medicine and sports performance program in northern NJ. As a consultant Dixie has published numerous articles, authored training manuals, and consulted for major corporations. She is an international conference speaker in the areas of wellness, health, and fitness. She coaches adult multisport athletes and runners. She has completed 23 marathons including Boston, Chicago, and New York as well as numerous other road races and multisport events. Dixie is the mother of three and has a very patient husband.