IDEAL Health & Wellness Solutions was founded to facilitate greater understanding of the powerful role of daily lifestyle habits in health outcomes. We are deeply committed to empowering individuals to take control of their health so they can reap the myriad benefits of positive positive health behavior change and enjoy the things that they care about most in life. We are based in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

Meet Dominica

We are not strangers; only the introduction is missing.” ― Jesus Apollinaris

Dominica D’Avella, founder of IDEAL Health & Wellness Solutions, is a passionate wellness professional with diverse coaching and leadership experience as well as a successful track record designing and delivering customized health education and wellness programming to unique audiences with specialized occupational and lifestyle demands. Experience spanning the domains of allied health, public health, mind body medicine, exercise science, strength and conditioning, integrative fitness and health behavior change informs the interdisciplinary perspective she brings to her coaching practice. Select credentials can be found below, or for more detailed experience you can view Dominica’s resume or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Select Credentials

Experience is the teacher of all things.” -Julius Caesar

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Certified Health Coach, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • FMS 1, FMS 2, SFMA 1, SFMA 2, FCS, YBT, Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
  • FMS Performance Mentorship; FMS Clinical Fellowship (in progress), Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist, State of Massachusetts
  • Clinical Training in Mind Body Medicine, Benson-Henry Institute at MGH
  • Professional Training in Mind Body Medicine, Center for Mind Body Medicine


Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

  • Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
    • M.S. Exercise Science (expected May 2025)
  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
    • B.A. Theory of Health Behavior
  • Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA
    • A.A. Business Administration
    • A.A. Liberal Arts/Biological Science

Quick Takes

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Why we should care about getting up from the ground:

The Role of Physical Activity in Optimal Health: