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Active Women

About Active Women

Active Women, founded by Danielle, is dedicated in helping women integrate health and fitness into their lives. Active Women especially focuses on pre- and postnatal fitness. Other specializations include weight loss, strength training and functional fitness. 

Having a one-year-old daughter herself motivated Danielle to help other moms and moms-to-be to stay healthy and strong during this special phase of their life. She wants you to experience the strength that comes from fitness, both mentally and physically, through personalized fitness coaching. Danielle’s aim is for you to feel amazing about yourself and to make well being, balance and positive mindset a priority.

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Danielle van der Leest

Danielle van der Leest

Danielle is an ACE qualified personal trainer, and among her certifications are FIT Singapore Women’s Fitness Specialist, ACE Pre- and Postnatal Fitness, GGS Pre- and Postnatal Coaching and Julie Wiebe Piston Science. With her knowledge, experience and skills she helps women bridge the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be.


Ati Md Yusoff

Ati has always been active. Since young, she’s been doing track and field, played netball and loved Zumba. Although active, her weight has been up and down. After her third child, Ati tried to go back to her pre-pregnancy weight but found it difficult. Eventually, she started going to the gym but felt at a loss of where to start. 

This is when she started to learn more about weight training and high-intensity training. Soon, friends started to approach Ati requesting for her to train with them. As a result of the joy she received from training with her friends, she decided to attain her personal training certificate. 

Ati notices a lot of ladies have difficulty with low confidence and don’t dare to go to the gym alone. In this she found her passion; helping women to be more active and healthy and at the same time, building their confidence.

What Customers Say


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"I have been training with Danielle for 6 months now. What I admire most about Danielle is her passion and commitment towards her work and health and fitness. Her approach is always focused on what works for the individual and on fitness solutions that are holistic, sustainable and long-lasting.

If you are looking to train with someone who can modify your approach to fitness and strength training for the better, as well as help you achieve your health goals, then you don't have to seek further!"

Monica Mulhotra
Personal Training client


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"Like most women I had an important family event coming up and my first thought was I need to lose weight. I had been going to the gym on a regular basis, working out on my own but found myself stuck in a routine of doing the same workout.

As part of my journey to lose weight, Danielle has helped me reignite that enjoyment and motivation to workout. I have found our personal training sessions to be well thought out, varied and interesting. Danielle has introduced me to different types of exercises as well as how to use a variety of gym equipment which has given me more confidence when working out on my own.

I have been training with Danielle for nearly a year and she has kept me motivated and helped me achieve my initial goal of losing weight (ongoing goal) and more importantly keeping it off. Danielle has also helped me discover a new love for strength training and changed my perspective that strong women can be sexy too!"

Agnes Lila
Personal Training client