Halifax Seniors Fitness & Yoga with Deb Leblanc
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Halifax Seniors Fitness & Yoga with Deb Leblanc
In-Home Personal Training, Private Yoga, Flexibility & Weight Loss Programs, Halifax Nova Scotia
Certified Personal Trainer, Senior Fitness Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist, Yoga Instructor & wellness Nutritionist,
Hello & welcome to Halifax Seniors Fitness & Yoga with Deb Leblanc
My name is Deb Leblanc and at 59 I’ve been a Personal Trainer for more than two decades. I specialize in over 50 and seniors Yoga and assisted stretch therapy, personal training and 50 plus weight loss programs. I’m a certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist, Wellness Nutritionist and Hatha Yoga Instructor.
Serving Fairmount, Fairview, Clayton Park, Quinpool & North End, I offer in-home 50 Plus & Seniors Personal Training, Private Yoga & Assisted Stretch Therapy. Additionally, I teach Park Yoga and elder fitness classes designed especially for over 50 and seniors who love the great outdoors.
My ultimate goal is not only to help you get fit and healthy, but to have fun doing so! Enjoying a happy, active lifestyle now and 5, 10 and 20 years from now!
Halifax Seniors Fitness & Yoga Personal Training with deb leblanc
We do not stop exercising when we age, we age because we stop exercising
We all want to feel fit, strong and flexible as we age and maintaining a certain fitness level is the key to avoid actually “feeling old.” Older bones and muscles do need special attention. Personal training and Yoga designed especially for older adults will not only help you feel great physically, but also revitalize your mind and (almost instantly) boost your mood as well!
In addition to targeting your goals, my personal training and Yoga coaching is mindful and appropriate for your age, current state of health, and also prioritizes your enjoyment in life! My senior fitness & Yoga programs are designed to improve your balance and stability, gently stretch overly tight and stiff muscles, ease sore joints and overall help you take back your health.
A personal trainer with more than two decades of experience, I am a certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Medication Exercise Specialist, Hatha Yoga Instructor and Wellness Nutritionist.
I enjoy getting to know each client as an individual. You can look forward to a personalized and hands-on approach to your fitness and health. Importantly so you not only feel taken care of, enjoying your fitness and Yoga but also so you become educated in the most effective strengthening exercises and stretches for you.
Serving Fairmount, Fairview, Clayton Park, Quinpool & North End, I offer in-home 50 Plus & Seniors Personal Training, Private Yoga & Assisted Stretch Therapy.
Additionally, I teach Park Yoga and elder fitness classes designed especially for over 50 and seniors who love the great outdoors.
Included in Halifax Seniors Fitness & Yoga Personal Training
Strong body strong mind
✓ Custom Fitness & Flexibility Programs
Each of us age differently, have individual goals and personal health concerns. Your husband’s, friend’s or general internet program is not designed for your needs and could do more harm than good.
Created exactly for you, your program is simple to follow with clear descriptions and easy to understand pictures.
I take into account health updates and goals changing. As a result you stay on track with safe, progressive adjustments. A customized program will help you reach your goals not only faster but safer as well.
✓ Assisted Stretch Therapy
Assisted stretch therapy
Lay back, breathe, relax …. and heal.
Indulge in therapeutic assisted stretch to complete your personal training and private Yoga sessions.
Assisted stretch therapy can noticeably improve flexibility and posture, increase joint range-of-motion and help you maintain pain-free mobility. As well, therapeutic stretch also helps lessen the risk of falls and potential severity of injury from a fall.
It is my believe that therapeutic assisted stretch is one of the absolute best wellness practices for older adults and especially seniors. Besides feeling wonderful, regular assisted stretch therapy lessens chronic aches and pains as well as arthritis discomfort, promotes stronger muscles, ligaments and bones that heal faster and healthier.
✓ Heart Rate Training
Heart rate training
Customized heart rate training can not only immensely improve heart health (at every age) but is also required protocol to manage heart disease and post heart event rehabilitation.
I ensure you exercise at the correct intensity for your current fitness level, age and state of health. Heart rate training is essential to make sure you exercise your heart hard enough — but not over work it. And this important component to fitness is as individual as you are.
Heart rate training not only helps you succeed in reaching your goals (that much faster) but also helps to lower blood pressure, manage type 2 diabetes, significantly aid in weight loss and control or even eradicate numerous other health issues.
Halifax Seniors Fitness & yoga personal Training Locations & Fees
Movement is medicine
50 Plus & Seniors In-Home Training
IN-HOME PERSONAL TRAINING, halifax ns
My training method is based on a month-long, strategic and highly customized program. Your program is broken down as follows:
– Three 45-minute sessions per week for 4 weeks for a total of 12-sessions to establish your health and fitness foundation.
After your first month, we re-evaluate and either stay with the three per week 45-minute sessions or progress to three per week 60-minute sessions. Again, for one month.
Each week is structured in the following manner:
– One session to focus on strengthening your heart and improving cardiovascular fitness.
– One session dedicated to strength conditioning and functional training.
– One session to safely increase flexibility with your very own, one-on-one Yoga routine for mobility with ease and pain-free movement.
In each session you will receive 10-15 minutes of therapeutic assisted stretch, to complete your session.
Cost is $45 per 45-minute session for the foundation building program and $60 per 60-minute session for the next progression of my program.
Total cost per 4-week program is $540 for the first month and $720 for the second month.
This is an introductory rate for the first two months. After which the price is increased by $10/session.
I provide in-home 50 Plus & Seniors Personal Training, Private Yoga & Assisted Stretch Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Serving Fairmount, Fairview, Clayton Park, Quinpool & North End,
Personal Training appointments are reserved for you. Less than 24-hours cancellation prior to your scheduled session will result in a full session fee charge.
50 Plus & Seniors Yoga in the Park
Yoga in the park, halifax ns
Experience Yoga in the beautiful outdoors! Safe and fun Yoga stretch sequences in a co-ed, non-intimidating and enjoyable environment.
I’ve created these Yoga in the Park classes especially for those of us over 50 and seniors as well! You can look forward to fresh air fitness that is affordable, social and community centred. And for this reason my Yoga in the Park classes are pay-by-donation.
Halifax 50 Plus & Seniors Yoga in the Park will be back on Summer 2023. Details to be posted soon!
About Deb Leblanc
More than 25 Years of Fitness, Yoga & Personal Training
My name is Deb Leblanc and I’m a 25+ Year Personal Trainer and Certified Senior Fitness Specialist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I have more than two decades of experience in helping people get fit and healthy.
My fitness career began at the prestigious Toronto Fitness Institute, but before long the West Coast mountains beckoned and I made the move to Vancouver BC, where debfit® came to be.
Workplace Wellness, Lululemon & Women’s Fitness
Vancouver kept me busy! Not only training my clients but also teaching corporate fitness and Yoga classes. As well, I spent a wonderful year as Lululemon Brand Ambassador. I had fun in this coveted position, not the least of which was creating and launching the Lululemon Run Club.
I also started up Diva Bootcamp, the first of many Weight Loss Challenges that I would lead. This popular women’s program united my interest in healthy weight management together with a love of the great outdoors. Additionally, I was a ‘FitList‘ YouTube exercise model and ‘Body Image Answer’ spokesperson.
I spent a year as Head Trainer & Yoga Teacher at the private celebrity resort Como Shambhala, in Turks & Caicos. I also spent time traveling SE Asia including the Malaysian highlands to study Tao head & neck massage. As well as Thailand where I learned Thai massage principles. The same Assisted Stretch Therapy principles that I provide in my private Yoga, personal training and outdoor Yoga classes.
Hot Yoga Studio & Weight Loss Retreat
Further specializing in personal health & wellness coaching, I moved to Salt Spring Island, BC where I created and launched the Salt Spring Weight Loss Retreat. To be sure this wait-listed program attracted guests from all over the world. And I wrote a short-but-sweet ebook based on tips and tricks from the retreat, “The Salt Spring Skinny On Weight Loss”. Moreover, the wonderful people I met as well as being part of their weight loss success, this holds a special place in my heart.
Yoga is my first first love, and an enchanted forest ashram in Quebec was home to my teacher training. Then in 2010, I opened Salt Spring’s premier Hot Yoga Studio. This unique space was nestled in the historic and charming Ganges Village Church House. I loved teaching Yoga under those soaring cathedral ceilings, by the majestic wood burning stove and lovely harbour views.
Living Fit in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Captivated by the East Coast I now live in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s abundance of green space, serene trails and ocean vistas is perfect for an outdoorsy gal like me. ?
When I’m not training or teaching, I love running and cycling. My perfect day is a sunrise run or ride followed by chai latte and Yoga with a friend, in one of our pretty parks. I will never, ever tire of Halifax sunrises. I’m an avid walker (don’t drive, by choice). And one of my favourite things is exploring cool neighbourhoods, ending up at Chocolate Beach, or a farmers market or downtown and the waterfront.
Call 902-580-1828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have, I’m happy to help!
Personal Training, yoga, fitness & nutrition Certifications
- Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) National Academy of Sports Medicine (2001)
- Medical Exercise Specialist (METI-MES) Medical Exercise Training Institute (2004)
- Senior Fitness Specialist (ISSA-SFS) International Sports Sciences Association (2021)
- Nutritionist (ISSA) International Sports Sciences Association (2022)
- 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Instructor International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Headquarters (1990)
- Core Strength Yoga Instructor (2011)
- TRX Suspension Coach (2015)
- Boxing Coach Level II (1998)
- Thai Massages Basics & Tao Head & Neck Massage (1997)
- Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner Level One (2006)
- CPR / AED: Certified (February 2021)