About Erin


Children's Book Author and Illustrator~Writer~Yogi~Spiritual Teacher~

Parent Educator~Lover of Life!

Erin DiMaggio is a Mom, Wife, Blogger, Children's Book Author and Illustrator, Women's Wellness Group Facilitator, Personal Fitness Trainer, Children's and Adult Yoga Teacher and an Empowering Workshop Leader for children and adults. 

She has done a little of everything under the sun including: competing in Ms. Fitness Competitions, Bodybuilding Competitions, Operating a Yoga and Personal Training business, running marathons, adventure racing, rock climbing, martial arts, coaching gymnastics, coaching soccer, co-leading a training group and leading a day hike to the top of Mt Whitney, leading day hikes throughout the Southern California Mountain Range, skydiving and many more adventures!

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology. She is a certified Children's and Adult Yoga Instructor and she is a Parent Educator. 

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Erin's Children's Books:

Will, Faith, Grace and Chance Book Series™ 

Sandy The Spider

Yoga and The Grumpy Guy

Turkey Tom

Do you want to know what else I have up my sleeve?

I am looking for an agent. 

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WWU 2017
Me with Taryn Brumfit
39 Years Young
CA Aids Ride 1997
Children's Yoga
Ms. Fitness Competitor
Wonder Women Unite
ME ~1982?
Mid-Point at Taquitz
Camp Pendleton Mud Run
Flying High!
Hi-Tec Adventure Race
Home Yoga Studio
Stay At Home Mom
Body Builder


Stay at Home Mom Mixing Up Everything



2018- Present: Founder and Manager of Born Wonderful®

2019 Two Hundred Hour Amba Yoga & Movement Yoga Teacher Training

2014-2017: Operations Manager and contributor of Enlightened Mommas and Wonder Women Unite Mini-Retreat Organizer

2012-2013 Echo Parenting & Education, Non-Violent Parenting Educator Training Program
2011 -2012 True Insight Level 4 Meditation Graduate
2011 Rainbow Kids Yoga Instructor Certification
8/11 M.A. Spiritual Psychology, University of Santa Monica
5/05 B.S. in Kinesiology, California State University, Long Beach
3/05 Anusara Yoga Level 2 Teacher Training
5/04 Fit to Deliver – Pre and Post-Natal Certification
1/03 El Camino College Associates degree - Kinesiology
3/03 City Yoga Anusara Level 1 Teacher Training
12/02 CPR/AED for the professional rescuer and First AID certified
11/01 National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer
8/01 Shambhava School of Yoga-Certificate of Completion (200 hours)
2001 Southern California Mountaineers Association – Rock-climbing Certificate of
1999 National College of Exercise Professionals Certification
1997 U.C.L.A. extension – Exercise Physiology Class
1996 International Sports Science Association Certified Personal Trainer


Work Experience:
Volunteer at Manhattan Beach Nursery School
Volunteer in kindergarten through seventh-grade classrooms
120-hour fitness internship, The Club at Pacific Corporate Towers
Health Fitness Corporation, On Call Health Fitness Specialist
Facility supervision. Program administration
Owner of Firecracker’s Fitness
In-home, outdoor, online and gym-based private fitness training and yoga instruction. Design and implement programs based on clients’ needs and goals. Design sport-specific training programs. Customer Service. Billing and Accounting. Client retention and advertising. Record keeping and data analysis.
Owner of Firecrackersfitness.com
Assistant Group Leader of Mt. Whitney Training and Summit Team
Assisted in an eight-week training program to climb Mt. Whitney and lead a group of 18 people to the summit.
Yoga Instructor, Body Smart on Main, Mukti Yoga Studio, Pranava Yoga Studio, Spectrum Club, Beach Cities Health District and other studios...
Fitness Coordinator, Body Smart on Main
Hire aerobic and group exercise instructors. Supervise fitness instructors. Plan and implement class schedules. Facility supervision.
G.I. Jane Boot Camp Instructor, Surf Academy
Plan outdoor circuit beach workout for 7 – 20 people. Set up and break down equipment.
Co-Owner, Firecrackers’ Outdoor Adventures
Coordinate pre-hike preparation. Lead hikes in the Southern California area for beginner-intermediate level hikers. Heart- rate monitoring. Games and meal planning.
Private Trainer and Program director, Manhattan Beach Spectrum Club
Fitness testing and assessments. Personal training sales. Personal Fitness Training. Program design. Client retention.
Gymnastics Instructor, Broadway Gymnastics Progressive gymnastics lessons for children ages 2 1⁄2 - 15
Marina Athletic Club, Receptionist
Gymnastics Team Head Coach, Gamble Nippert YMCA, Cincinnati, OH
Coach and manage the girls’ gymnastics team. Plan and run meets. Develop individual strength and flexibility programs. Organize fundraising and special team events.
Program Director and Teen Strength Coach, Gamble Nippert YMCA, Cincinnati, OH
Taught teens introduction to weight training. Present important fitness principles. Implemented class demonstrations. Fitness assessments. Program design.
Bally’s Total Fitness, Receptionist, Cincinnati, OH