Hi, I’m Debbie.
Once upon a time I wanted to be a teacher mostly because I’ve always had a strong desire to use my life to help others.
However because I was so incredibly shy, and not to mention terrified of public speaking, I opted to put teaching on hold and do something much more low key: aerospace engineering.
I worked as an engineer in the corporate world for many years, but I always knew that my heart belonged to teaching.
Then, suddenly, in 2000, I lost my mother to colon cancer.
It was a devastating loss to me and my family… and it was so quick, only 3 weeks from diagnosis to death.
It was unbelievable to me that such a thing could happen without warning. Her death really woke me up to not only how delicate life is, but how important it is to do what your life is calling you to do in the time you have here. And to be in service to others in your unique way.
So I picked myself up, and once my beautiful daughters were born, I decided to combine by passion for fitness with my desire to teach and I became certified as a personal trainer.
Soon after that I continued my education and became certified in both Hatha Yoga and Children’s Yoga, as well as nutrition.
I now live my dream every day, and do so in honor of my mother, by teaching others how to get fit, eat healthy, and live a balanced life.
It’s now been over four years that I left the corporate 9-to-5 behind and each morning I feel amazingly grateful that I get to wake up and do what I love… nothing is more rewarding than that.