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25+ YEARS OF FITNESS, YOGA & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
At 56, Deb has dedicated a big part of her life as an active lifestyle motivator. This drive to share her fitness passion led to becoming a certified Personal Trainer. And Deb’s Personal Training career began at the prestigious Toronto Fitness Institute. Before long the West Coast mountains beckoned. Making the exciting move to Vancouver BC, debfit® came to be.
A craving for all things fit and healthy doesn’t end with with her business life. A year gig as Head Trainer & Yoga Teacher at Parrot Cay COMO Shambhala was Deb’s creative way of taking a hiatus. Doing what she loves while on ‘holiday’! Besides being a secluded and very small Turks & Caicos island, it’s also a private celebrity resort. A very interesting experience indeed.
WORKPLACE WELLNESS & WOMEN’S PROGRAMS
Vancouver kept Deb busy! In addition to Personal Training, she provided on-site corporate fitness and Yoga programs. She also spent an incredible year as Lululemon Brand Ambassador, This coveted position gave Deb the wonderful opportunity to launch the very first Lululemon Run Club.
Combining her focus on women‘s weight management with a love of fresh air fitness, Diva Bootcamp was created. As well as the sassy HipFit series.
HOT YOGA STUDIO and WEIGHT LOSS RETREAT
Yoga is Deb’s first love. Rather than the (typical) gym Yoga we know of today. It‘s that of ashrams, led by divine Swamis. Complete with orange robes, celestial chanting and devotional incense. An enchanted forest ashram in Quebec was home to her teacher training.
Further specializing in weight management, Deb moved to Salt Spring Island and opened Salt Spring Weight Loss Retreat & Fitness Vacations. Attracting guests from all the world.
Realizing dream to reality, Deb opened Salt Spring Island’s premier Hot Yoga Studio. Located in the charming historic Ganges Village Church House. debfit® Personal Training & Hot Yoga Studio holds a very special place in her heart. Teaching Yoga under soaring cathedral ceilings by the majestic wood burning stove and lovely harbour views.
WRITER, EXERCISE MODEL & CERTIFICATIONS
In 2009 Deb’s desire to educate lead to becoming an Exercise Model. And about a hundred how-to videos were shot for FitList YouTube channel. She also found the time to write a short-but-sweet fitness e-book “Salt Spring Skinny Girl” in 2008.
Always evolving and growing, Deb holds a variety of professional fitness certifications:
. National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (2001)
. TRX Suspension Training Certified Qualified TRX Trainer (2015)
. American Academy of Health And Fitness Medical Exercise Specialist (2004)
. International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Headquarters 200 Hour Yoga Instructor (1990)
. Assisted Stretch Therapist
. Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner Level I (2006)
. Boxing Coach Level II (1998)