Owner of Classes by Royally Fit
Creator of Endorphin HIIT & Boot Camp with Beats
100-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Pre & Post Natal Specialist
Award-Winning Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer
Counselling Diploma

Movement & music have always been my therapy.  Even as a young girl, I took note that every time I moved my body (playing sports or rocking out on the drums) I moved my mind. I became obsessed with this concept, and became a personal trainer at 22....16 years ago!

In class you’ll notice I like heavy bass, moving to the beat, sweating, swearing, and air-humping.  

Outside of class you can find me having dance parties with my daughter, saunas with my husband, Friday beers with my Dad, and moving between deep conversations to being totally immature with my friends.


Welcome to UrbanIRON Fitness Studio—the best kept training secret!!! No, we’re not a traditional gym. When you look inside you may even wonder what we do? There are no treadmills, bikes, universal equipment, nothing that resembles what you imagine a gym would look like.  At UrbanIRON Fitness we create an experience in our classes that changes the way our clients look at working out.  We have fun. We’re a gym community and value the relationships with our UrbanIRON family, friends and guests.  We’re an extraordinary place—and here’s how it started.

Hi, I’m Dena Smith (owner/trainer) and my journey started like many of yours, overweight and feeling frustrated, trying every gym and workout you can imagine only to be met with little or no success. I struggled to find the perfect balance between cardio/weight training, eating/starving…I hated how I looked and it showed.

All that changed after my first kettlebell workout. It was the cardio and strength combination I had been searching for packed into one iron bell. This training style made my time in the gym efficient and produced the results I was looking for. Within my first year I lost all of my baby weight and improved my endurance and strength. Gone were the boring stints on the elliptical, hours on the treadmill and wandering through an overcrowded gym.

For the past 16 years I’ve loved every aspect of UrbanIRON Fitness—starting as a member, becoming a trainer, and then finally the owner in 2015. My passion for fitness is the same today as it was on my first day because I know what it feels like to fall short after trying time and time again. 

We look forward to the opportunity to have you in our small group fitness and nutrition coaching.  We’re committed to working with you, to help you feel stronger and more empowered, to love how you feel, love how you look, and be proud to show it!