Petersburg natives host Donmatrix Day 2023: fitness festival

Virginia State University woo woos on Donmatrix Day 2022.

PETERSBURG – Celebrity fitness pro, Dawn “DB Donamatrix” Brooks, continues to give back to her hometown. Donmatrix Day 2023: Mark your calendars to attend the fitness festival on Saturday, April 1st. This is the fifth anniversary of the free, fun-filled, family-friendly, community event.

“We need all the fraternities and sororities to pull up and show up,” said DB Donamatrix, a graduate of Virginia State University.

The event will return this year to Petersburg High School, DB Donmatrix’s alma mater. Experience the don-a-matrix workout with DB Donamatrix and burn up to 1000 calories in 45 minutes. The Festival will feature some of Central Virginia’s most popular fitness trainers, exciting vendors, health and dental screenings, unique “moving” activities for kids, and an in-demand kickball tournament.

Sign up for The Don-A-Matrix Workout to sell and/or volunteer at There is no seller fee, however, space is limited; It is first come first served. Volunteers must be available from 8am to 2pm

Donmatrix Day 2022: Our Hometown Fitness Festival in Petersburg, Va. on Saturday, April 2nd at the Petersburg Sports Complex.

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Donamatrix Fitness Festival Workout Schedule

  • 10:30am – Afro-Yoga, Dr. Shawnrell Blackwell
  • 11am – Extreme Hip-Hop, Keisha
  • 11:30 am – Dawn-a-Matrix Workout, DB DawnMatrix
  • 12 noon – Bandz A Make Her Dance, Geneva
  • 1 p.m. – Seductive Fitness, Shawnty Mitchell
  • 1:30 pm – Dawn-a-Matrix Workout, DB DawnMatrix

The workout takes place in the Petersburg High School gymnasium.

From left to right, Chelsea Cooper, coordinator of the Crimson Clinic, part of Central Virginia Health Services, and Dr. Shelandis Brown pose for a photo on Donamatrix Day 2022.

DB Donamatrix said, “Bring your family and friends. Come have some fun, and prepare to sweat.” “We’ll have health screenings, blood pressure checks, lots of vendors, music, and of course some dope workout classes.”

The Crimson Clinic, a school-based health center located inside Petersburg High School, will provide vaccinations and sports physicals on the day of the event.

Enjoy some quality fitness time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April Fools’ Day at Petersburg High School, located at 3101 Johnson Road. For more information, follow @donamatrixtraining on Facebook.

DeMaria Thomas with Petersburg Parks and Leisure Services paints a flower on four-year-old Juliana Johnson on Donmatrix Day 2022.

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