Danielle Nagel


Dedicated to the health and fitness lifestyle, Danielle found her self on a new life venture when she relocated from her hometown in Pennsylvania to the sunny Gulf Beaches of Florida in 1997. With a passion for fitness through a childhood of gymnastics, dance, rollerblading, aerobics, weight training, and water sports, it is no wonder to find her in the fitness arena today! Danielle's career in the fitness industry began in 1998, at the age 30, when she began training vigorously for her first competition with the WTF and ultimately fell in love with its concepts and the challenge of all its events.

Her background in marketing and promotions combined with her passion led her to begin a new career as she joined forces with promoter, Al Rosen. On the fitness scene, Danielle has accomplished a great deal as a nationally ranked obstacle course & fitness athlete. She has earned many fitness titles throughout the years competing in shows such as the Women's Tri-Fitness, Fitness America and the ESPN II Series, the Eliminator, and Ms. Fitness.

At the 2000 WTF World Challenge, Danielle placed 1st in her age group in Grace & Physique, Fitness Routine, Obstacle Course and Tri-Fitness. In addition, she placed 6th overall out of 123 competitors in Grace & Physique. Her most recent fitness successes include the 2001 WTF World Challenge Las Vegas where she placed in the top ten overall Tri-fitness and 7th place overall Grace & Physique. Also the fitness title of the NPC Hurricane Bay/Typhoon Bay Classic as well as both the fitness and figure title of the NPC Tampa Bay Coast to Coast. In addition, during the last several years Danielle has appeared in numerous fitness infomercials!Danielle's love for healthy cooking is continually inspired by her father, renowned Chef, Charles Drewett, C.E.C. She is presently working on her cookbook, "It's A Healthy Life", featuring her delicious healthy recipes and tips on how to look good and feel good naturally.

Her multi-faceted career also includes being a personal trainer and a nutrition and health educator. It is obvious that Danielle will remain an important part of the fitness community.


  • Pre-Contest Diet Plan With Healthy Recipes!

    Check out this pre-contest diet meal plan with bonus healthy and delicious recipies!

  • Grouper Provencale Recipe

    Check out this simple to make-yet so gourmet grouper recipe. An excellent source of protein!

  • Five-Spiced Orange-Glazed Salmon Recipe

    Check out this delicious five-spiced salmon recipe from Danielle Nagel, 'The Fit Gourmet'. Get your essential omega-3's by eating salmon!

  • Mediterranean Veggie Quesadillas!

    The ever-so-popular quesadilla doesn't have to be a calorie buster these days.

  • Healthy Recipes For Health Nuts!

    Learn all of Danielle's healthy recipes for health nuts! Learn how to make Baked Chicken w/ Roasted Apples, Raisins & Walnuts and Apple & Raisin Bread Stuffing!

  • Healthy Egg Nog

    Are you an egg nog lover? Learn how to make egg nog, the healthy way!

  • Pork Medallions With A Balsamic-Raisin Glaze

    The pork loin or tenderloin is where we get the leanest and most tender pork cuts. Since they're lean, these cuts tend to dry out quickly if overcooked.

  • Recipe: Bow Tie Pasta With Shrimp And Veggies

    Learn the secrets on how to make bowties tossed with shrimp, veggies, and pesto!

  • A Summertime Favorite

    Learn the secrets on how to make Oriental-Honey Chicken Kabobs!

  • Eat More, Not Less!

    Contrary to popular belief, it is true you don't have to starve yourself and by eating more frequently you can actually lose weight, the healthy way. That's exactly what you want to hear, right? I'll explain.