Dana ‘SweetDee’ Rygwelski

RPS Texas Powerlifting State Chair
#1 Back Squat in the US, 2016

SweetDee is a PRO-level RAW and Multi-ply powerlifter, a goal she achieved through hard work, dedication and trust in the process. SweetDee was born and raised in the Philadelphia area and a lover of Pit Bulls (especially her little pibbly, Squat!). A domestic traveler, SweetDee has been to over 50% of the continental United States and lived on both coasts, enjoys creating new experiences, and shaking her tail feather to a good house beat on the dance floor. Outside of the gym, Dana is a marketing, communications and operations strategist for startups and small businesses.

SweetDee has been training as a powerlifter for six year and recently crushed her goal of a squatting over 700lbs at the RPS Texas Merry Gainzmas 2016, where she nailed a 705lb squat; making her one of 5 women in the world to ever squat that much weight.

A jack of all trades, SweetDee’s passions include inspiring people to become the strongest version of themselves both in and out of the gym, long-wandering walks, loud laughing, and making people smile. SweetDee strives to inspire confidence in everyone she encounters and deliberately creates workouts for her clients that are out of their comfort zone. Showing them that with just a little push and a lot of trust, anyone can accomplish more than they thought possible.

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