Hi! My name is Deborah Lander. I have taught group fitness for almost 13 years and personal trained for 7 years. The current love of my life is PiYo LIVE!®, but I have taught Hi/Low Aerobics, Step, Spin, Bootcamp, Zumba®, Hoops, Ball, Strength Training, BEATS and Dance Fitness. I am passionate about health and fitness and the depth of happiness and quality they can bring into your life.
My fitness journey really started 15 years ago. I had never truly had a weight problem. I danced and ran in high school. In college I was a physical therapy major with a minor in dance. I danced hours every day. My biggest worries were the 10 pounds I seemed to gain or lose…not so big now that I have lived life a little more. During my first pregnancy, while working a desk job I gained 60 lbs! I was in shock! I was disgusted with my body and how I looked. I felt sluggish and embarrassed. None of my clothes fit. My husband saw my shame and unhappiness. He showed me the way by going to the gym everyday. At first I was skeptical. All my efforts to get back into a routine that I never truly had were short lived–I thought that’s how everybody played the game…one week..two tops! I was wrong. Week after week he consistently went to the gym to workout. People really do that! I gave it a whirl and here I am. I loved it so much and what it did for me that I started instructing after the birth of my second son. I love the way it makes me feel.
The pregnancy with my fourth was a very difficult one. My health and weight took a hit amongst many unscheduled road bumps. The journey has been hard and as much as I have learned…I find I am still learning! I would love to share my journey with you and all that I have learned. And we can learn even more together!