25 Years of Fitness, Yoga & Personal Training

About 50 PLUS Personal Trainer Deb Leblanc
deb@debfit.com | 902-580-1828 | Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

HELLO! AND WELCOME, I’M DEB

My name is Deb Leblanc and I’m a 50 PLUS Personal Trainer with 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

Deb Leblanc, 25-year Personal Trainer, Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Online 50 PLUS Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Coach

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 joined 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 went to the Malaysian highlands to study Tao head & neck massage. As well as Thailand where I learned Thai massage principles. The same massage principles that I practice still to this day in my assisted stretch therapy.

HOT YOGA STUDIO & WEIGHT LOSS RETREAT

Deb Leblanc, 25-year Personal Trainer, Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Online 50 PLUS Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Coach

Further specializing in weight loss training, I moved to Salt Spring Island, BC and started 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 e-book that was based on tips and tricks from the retreat, “The Salt Spring Skinny On Weight Loss”. Moreover, the lovely 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.

FITNESS AFTER THE AGE OF FIFTY WITH 50 PLUS PERSONAL TRAINER DEB LEBLANC

Deb Leblanc, 25-year Personal Trainer, Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, Online 50 PLUS Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Coach

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. And when I’m not training or teaching I’m spending time with my darling Mexican rescue dog, ‘Taco Bella’ and exploring this cool city.

I’m also currently working on my nutritionist certification.

Now at the age of 57, I’m enjoying what my decades of experience brings to my training and teaching. Importantly, by focussing on 50 PLUS and seniors free online exercise & Yoga classes, as well as Online Personal Training & Private Weight Loss Coaching.

Drop me a line, I’m happy to answer any questions, Thank you!

FITNESS 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)

YOGA CERTIFICATIONS

. 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Instructor International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Headquarters (1990)
. Core Strength Yoga Instructor (2011)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

. Qualified 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: Re-Certified (February 2021)

deb@debfit.com | 902-580-1828 | Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada