About Our Team

Dr. Alina Dawson

CEO and Owner of Full Distance

I am Dr. Alina Dawson, owner & CEO of Full Distance, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Geriatric Clinical Specialist, LSVT-BIG Certified, and Registered Yoga Teacher. After being a lifetime fitness guru, playing Division II college basketball and tennis, finishing 18 marathons, finishing three full-distance triathlons, and raising three children, I gained a unique view of how fitness & wellness intertwine. In 2016, I started my own business Dr. Alina, and over the past six years, I have changed my perception of myself and the world around me. I have learned to accept the good and bad things in life and focus on striving to feel capable of handling whatever comes my way without relying on any person, place, or thing. Having a spiritual awakening or transformation is unique to each person. 

My transformation brought me back to finish what I had started in 2016. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, testing my faith, I rebranded Dr. Alina, LLC, to DBA Full Distance.
I took the experience from advocating for integrating personal training and group fitness classes with physical therapy for over 22 years and educating clients, family, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals on how much exercise equates to how healthy you live. I applied all of that experience when evolving Full Distance. I have built a beautiful practice with a strong foundation. I am still discovering new ways for Full Distance to become an advanced holistic solution for all to learn to live an active, purposeful, and serene life.