Debbie Wilhelmy |

Debbie has more than 20 years experience in the fitness and wellness industry, having begun her career right out of college in Corporate Fitness & Wellness. Arriving at the Mission Training Center in March 2018 from the Saugatuck Rowing Club (SRC), she brings an extensive background in training from her work with hundreds of clients across all ages and fitness levels. She believes anyone can improve their fitness level no matter what their physical condition or limitations. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor and has specialty certifications in Brains and Balance Over 60, Corrective Exercises and Physical Therapy Aide. Additionally, she is American Red Cross CPR & AED Certified. She covers all aspects of fitness, including strength & training and corrective exercises. While at the SRC, she helped launch the autistic and adaptive rowing program.

Favorite quote:
“We lose ourselves in the things we love, and find ourselves there too.” – Kristin Martz

Where she’s from:
Connecticut (I was born and raised in New Fairfield, CT)

Where she studied/What she learned/What she did while she was there: 
Western Connecticut State University/Health Science & Nutrition/Field Hockey/Rec Softball

What makes her feel like she can conquer the world?
The support of my family and when I see how I contribute/make a difference to those I meet

Her favorite things:
Being with family; anything near mountains or water/photography/cooking

How she raises the bar:
I celebrate what I’ve accomplished and raise the bar a little higher each time I succeed

Something not many people know about her:
I’m a leapling (e.g., I was born on February 29th)

On her playlist…
“Annie’s Song” – John Denver
“Somewhere In My Car” – Keith Urban
“Live With Abandon” – The Newsboys
“Love Somebody” – Maroon 5
“Fierce” – Chris Quilala