Who is Dana Linn Bailey?
Dana Linn Bailey is an American fitness influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. She was born on 30th May 1983 in Pennsylvania, United States. She is known for posting fitness-related and motivational content on her self-titled social media.
Early life and education of Dana Linn Bailey
Dana grew up as an active child because her parents encouraged her to participate in various sports activities from a young age. When she was just 5 years old, her parents signed her up for swimming classes. She was a natural talent from the beginning and made the junior swim team. Once she was a little older, Dana started to attend soccer and basketball training. She enjoyed being physically active, and this mindset followed her throughout her life. It also taught her how to productively manage her time since she often had to run from one training to another.
Fitness journey of Dana Linn Bailey
Once she finished high school, Dana applied to West Chester University, where she studied for the following four years. In her junior year, Dana was approached by a soccer team coach who asked her to join his team. Dana had an athletic figure before she even came to the University, so his question was reasonable. Dana agreed and attended soccer training throughout her whole studies. Not only she enjoyed playing soccer, but she was also quite good at it since she carried her team to NCAA's and playoffs. Dana's career as a soccer player ended as soon as she graduated because she wanted to try out other activities and didn't search for openings in non-university teams.
Since she wanted to stay in shape, Dana started to attend a local gym with her then-boyfriend Rob Bailey. She fell in love with the gym and its community and started to work out daily. Dana found herself counting calories and searching for the best body-toning exercises until deciding to start competing. Dana was no newbie to exercise, and once she set her mind to it, her body changed unrecognizably. She finally entered her first fitness modelling competition in 2006 at the Lehigh Valley Championships. It's unknown how high she ranked, but she apparently enjoyed it since she continued competing until 2010.
Dana Linn Bailey as a bodybuilding champion
Even though she quit fitness modelling, it doesn't mean that she quit fitness. Dana decided to take it one step further and started training for bodybuilding competitions. Her dream was to compete under the International Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation (IFBB), but one had to earn their invitation there. In 2011 she saw an advertisement for a physique competition and decided to compete. Luckily, she won in her category and earned herself a so-called Pro card for IFBB competitions. From 2012 to 2019, Dana didn't stop and won several other competitions, becoming one of the most famous female bodybuilders. She became an icon for other women who feared being muscular.
YouTube channel of Dana Linn Bailey
Once she started entering bodybuilding competitions, Dana decided to share her journey with the world. She wanted to show other women that it could be done and influence them to start working out as well. In order to achieve that, Dana created her self-titled YouTube channel in 2010. Since she was busy with training and competing, Dana decided to film her progress and preparation, so she could film videos and train at the same time. One of her earliest series is called Road To The Olympia 2014. In this series, Dana posted 12 videos, each documenting one day before the competition. She captured all her emotions as well as her preparations. She showed on camera how limited her food options were right before the competition and showed how hard it actually was to compete at a professional level. Luckily all her hard work paid off when she walked out in second place.
Since her first series went viral, Dana decided to repeat the process and captured her journey to other competitions. The second series was called Road To The Arnold 2015 and consisted of 11 videos in total. Dana continued capturing all the important pre-competition moments, from proper nutrition to an exhausting workout. The only thing that's changed since the first series is that Dana posted footage from the competition itself. This way, her fans could see first-hand that all her hard work has paid off. And as the tradition dictated, Dana ranked second once again.
Personal life and business of Dana Linn Bailey
Dana is married to Rob Bailey, who is a fellow fitness instructor and gym enthusiast. They met during their college years and stayed together. The couple doesn't like to share much personal information, but it is known that they are indeed married. They don't have any children because of their busy schedules. While Dana was competing, she and Rob were working on a new project of theirs. They opened their own gym called a Warhouse, which was an elite-only gym for professional athletes. They purchased only the best equipment on the market and left the gym open 365 days a year to provide their customers with the best possible service. For those who couldn't make it to the Warhouse gym, Dana created DLB Daily, which is a paid training program created by herself.
Interesting facts about Dana Linn Bailey
- As of 2022, she is 39 years old.
- Her zodiac sign is Gemini.
- Her height is 5'5" or 165 cm.
- Her weight is 61 kilograms or 135 lbs.
- She grew up participating in various physical activities, such as swimming and soccer.
- She is married to Rod Bailey, a fellow fitness enthusiast.
- They opened a Warhouse gym in Pennsylvania, which is for pro athletes only.
- Dana competed and won in several bodybuilding competitions under the IFBB.
- She has over 529 thousand subscribers on her YouTube channel.
- Her most popular video is 13 Year Old Girl Benches 240lbs Raw, with over 15 million views.
- Her motto is "It's ok to be strong, be confident in exactly who you are".