What clients say…
My favorite aspect of working with Debbie is her vast knowledge of functional movement and structural alignment. She’s a master at building progressive activity to develop better posture and safe movement with exercise. I love how her knowledge base can cater anything to your needs, goals and state of being on any particular day. Some days we do cardio, others we do weights, and on days where I need more restoration she expertly works on stretching, balance and postural realignment with functional movement. I have many pre-existing issues that require modifying during exercise, and with a background in occupational therapy and rehab sciences, I’ve generally thought I was good at adapting. However, working with Debbie has shown me that there are so many more exercises I can do! She’s taught me that my physical potential is greater than I realized. I highly recommend Debbie, and not just because of her well-rounded expertise in nutrition, kinesiology and exercise science across the lifespan. I recommend her because she’s great at gently pulling you along and showing you aspects and potential within yourself that you may not have realized was there.
Kasa Zipfel, OTD, OTR/L, E-RYT 200
Debbie is the best trainer we’ve ever experienced. She studies her students to produce the most effective (and fun!) moves to help us function to the max, no matter whether we are in shape or out. She never stops learning so she can bring the latest research and techniques to her clients. She knows how to tweak exercises and movements in just the right way so we can stay active and feeling good despite old injuries or cranky body parts. We look forward to her teaching, and even when we are feeling “unfit” we always feel energized and able after the session with her. She has created a series of exercises just for us for travel, or to do on our own between our times with her.
I’ve only had a few trainers, but one reason I stick with Debbie is her knowledge about more than TRX. I came to her for TRX but she also incorporates weights and weight machines into our workout to work on muscles I’d like to make stronger. Other reasons Debbie is an excellent trainer is that she observes form and technique constantly to ensure I’m getting the greatest benefit from the exercise by making necessary small adjustments, knows when to amp it up as a movement becomes easy for me, and listens. She gave me insights into my hip flexors and exercises to do at home to stretch my right lower back that tends to be tight. Her knowledge of muscle groups, how they are interconnected and how our body works is invaluable. I learn something from Debbie regularly.
But results are what count no matter the exercise program. As I aged, my hope was to retain muscle and bone density. It was a surprise and so encouraging my bone density had increased since my last test!
Debbie cares deeply about helping her clients meet their personal goals. She asks questions, listens closely, and researches effective tools to help her clients succeed. She regularly varies workouts to keep them enjoyable and beneficial. She is knowledgable, kind and motivating. I would highly recommend Debbie to my friends.
Debbie North is an extremely good personal trainer as she listens to your needs and goals. Exercise is important for me to stay limber and strong but can be difficult as I’ve had various injuries which make some exercises difficult. Debbie listened to my very detailed list of what I could and couldn’t do and took that into consideration to develop a training plan for me. She encouraged me to continue to try to do more within my limitations and it worked! Before long I could do more than I thought I would ever be able to do again.
I chose her to be my personal trainer because has experience working as a trainer for both young and not so young clients. I needed a trainer who would be understanding and willing to accommodate my limits without pushing me to do too much too soon. She still provided the encouragement I needed to try more as I progressed, which worked for me.