Q/A with Debbie
My favorite things to do:
Besides sleeping and eating, I enjoy being a parent to my two teenagers… most of the time. I am an active supporter of Ballard High Performing Arts program, specifically orchestra and band of which my kids participate. My husband and son have dragged me into the world of sailing so when the weather is good we enjoy being on the water. Personally, I enjoy being outside in a kayak, on skis, on my bike, or on a hike or walk with our dog Sparky. I due enjoy nature but I also greatly enjoy traveling to foreign countries and cities. Foreign cultures are fascinating. Time spent with friends and family is important to me too – better yet while doing one of the activities listed above.
My favorite place to eat:
My Mom’s kitchen in Eastern Washington. Festival food at the Folklife Festival. India Bistro and Pasta Bella in Ballard.
I started at The Fitness Lab in the Fall of 2016. I had done Crossfit in the past but stopped because we moved out of the country for two years. In that time I never found a program that I liked. I was lifting heavy weights on my own and kept most of my strength but I knew I was out of shape from a cardiovascular standpoint. I also needed to shed some pounds. I needed a class and it needed to fit into my schedule. I work from home as an architect and a break in the middle of the day would work well. I found the noon class at The Fitness Lab and have been coming to that class ever since.
What are some health and fitness goals you have achieved since being here?
Since starting, I have shed about 2″ off my waist. I have gained endurance. I try to come to the noon class three days a week and if I miss a class, my body tells me I missed it. I like the feeling of being strong, in shape and having the need to exercise.
What is a quote that you live by?
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” In regards to exercise: “It’s good for you”
About Dillon Kreider
Certified personal trainer and owner of SOMA TRAINING. I can’t imagine a better job – every day, I get to help people improve their lives and achieve things they never thought possible. To see the gains in strength (I just watched a woman who used to struggle with knee push-ups rip off 20 standard push-ups) and confidence that come with fitness is truly inspiring.