Dorelle Laffal

About Dorelle

Dorelle is a National Strength Performance Association (NSPA) certified personal trainer who has been training for 25 years. She was first inspired to begin her journey into wellness after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, and found that her true calling in life was to help others find their inner strength by nurturing their physical strength. After several years of running her own personal training business, she founded Full Circle Fitness gym in Colesville. In 2010 she began working with the Washington Cancer Institute at the Washington Hospital Center, developing an exer- cise/rehabilitation program for current and previous patients. She then expanded her program in 2013 to the Aquilino Cancer Center at Shady Grove Hospital. Dorelle specializes in building strong foundations of fitness, including balance, functional strength, and flexibility.

In her free time, Dorelle enjoys pottery, studying and foraging for medicinal herbs, and the art of stone stacking.

Education & Qualifications

  • National Sports Performance Association (NSPA)
  • Certified Cancer Recovery Specialist
  • Functional Aging Specialist, through the Functional Aging Institute and past champion bodybuilder