Meet-A-Mom Monday: Danielle Ippolito
Let us introduce to you this amazing mom and entrepreneur. Danielle is the proud owner of D Fitness Studio and Princess Party Productions in Point Pleasant. Fun fact, she was the first Zumba instructor in NJ! Read more about how she took her love and passion and created a thriving business.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I am originally from Hollywood, Florida and have lived in Ocean County for 20 plus years
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Bobbi, age 8
One thing people would be surprised to know about you.
I’m extremely shy. People are always shocked to find out how difficult it is for me to speak in front of A crowd, especially being in the field of business that I am.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Definitely my friends for always being there for me, and for Bobbi.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Because I am always so busy, it is always nice to make time to just hang out and relax together, get our nails done. We love to go to the boardwalk or A waterpark. And Bobbi loves anytime she gets to go to A hotel (even if it is just A local hotel and pretending we are on vacation).
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
I am the owner and creative director of D Fitness Studio and Princess Party Productions in Point Pleasant. My fitness studio holds a variety of classes for both children and adults. We are a space for everyone regardless of their age or fitness goals. I pride myself on people coming together each day to do something good for themselves. Princess Party Productions is an event company that hosts children’s birthday parties and events, provides personalized party decor, and pretty much helps people to make any adult or children’s event something that they will never forget!
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I began my career as a group fitness instructor traveling all over New Jersey to teach dance fitness, and then specifically Zumba in the gyms. I was the first certified Zumba instructor in New Jersey. I used that platform to connect with people through movement and have done thousands of fundraisers for various causes to support community members. In 2012, I stopped traveling around to the gyms to open my own fitness location in Ocean County. Here I am largely involved with the schools, businesses, and so many aspects of my local community between my two businesses. This led me to connect with someone who encouraged me to most recently become Ms. Ocean County and represent the community I live and work in the Ms. New Jersey pageant in 2021.
What is your favorite restaurant in Ocean County?
What is your favorite activity to do with your child(ren) in Ocean County?
Go to A local hotel with a pool and pretend we are on vacation.
What are your Mom Goals?
That my daughter grows up to understand the meaning of hard work and dedication, and that she finds a passion in which she is able to do that work and feel fulfilled each day.
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