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Meet diane

The original bad girl

Diane Risdon

B. Ed, M. Ed
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor
NLP Master Practitioner

Diane aims to inspire and empower women to embrace their individuality and live a life of wellness.
A leading expert in the health and wellness industry, Diane combines her passion for helping others live healthier lives with 30 years of experience in the field to deliver quality programs for both mind and body.
Diane is a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle/wellness coach, speaker and presenter accomplished at helping people improve the quality of their lives. Diane started her career as a special education teacher and spent 16 years helping children with learning disabilities achieve success in the classroom.
As a gym owner for almost two decades, Diane’s passion for helping others live healthier lives led her to open a facility specifically-designed for women. Bad Girl Fitness started in 2014 and was crowned Best of the West for Best Fitness Center in 2015.
Diane recognized the importance of developing a program that focused on the unique needs of women in the area of wellness — not because they need different exercises or can’t do workouts men do, but to allow them to appreciate their uniqueness and strength, both inside and out.


First Timer?


“I didn’t have the motivation or knowledge on my own to begin a fitness program that would help me age well, get stronger, and improve my cardiovascular health.

Bad Girl has helped me prioritize my health. I’m stronger, more alert and better able to focus at work. I’m eating better and drinking more water. My skin looks healthier and my clothes fit better. I’m just a happier person.”

Sue Daniels

“After a knee injury, surgeries, and physical therapy, getting back into a regular exercise routine was no easy feat.

Being at Bad Girl Fitness has given me a community to be a part of, the tools and knowledge to improve, the support to continue the journey, and an uplifting space that has transitioned my discouragement into a commitment to continuously improve myself however I can.”

Alex Pavlo

“It had been a while since I had been in a gym or workout setting and I was looking for a place to work out where I felt comfortable and could pursue my goals free from judgement.

At Bad Girl Fitness, I immediately felt comfortable as the members are women, with varying levels of ability, and different shapes and sizes, and there is a sense of camaraderie rather than competition. I feel so good about myself each time I leave class and I feel a sense of accomplishment. I have a desire to go back to class instead of finding excuses to stay away.”

Traci Schmotzer

“I wanted to get stronger, more fit, and toned. In the past it was frustrating because I didn’t have the guidance and support to make the changes. Bad Girl Fitness taught me the techniques to get stronger and fit. Plus, I have a support system always cheering me on!

My health has improved since losing weight and getting fit. Now, I have more confidence, I’m stronger, and I fit into the clothes in the back of the closet!”

Rachelle Sikorski

1929 Cooper Foster Park Rd.
Amherst, OH 44001





Come experience Bad Girl Fitness for yourself. Your first workout is free!

1929 Cooper Foster Park Rd.
Amherst, OH 44001