MEET DEB LEMON
It all started with exercise as something that was “good for me”, but grew much deeper when we I met Pilates! I felt the benefits in just a few sessions, then when I started noticing changes in my body and performance it became a full fledged Love Affair that has lasted a lifetime. Pilates is my passion and I love sharing it with others.
I completed my degree in Education/Teaching and graduated. I’ve had several jobs over the years, but all involved teaching. Learning & Teaching were my passion, so I continued to grow my fitness resume’ becoming certified in Step, Spinning, Boxing, Aquatics, Barre, Yoga & Personal Training. I worked part-time teaching classes while my children were young and eventually came to realize I knew what I wanted to do with my life. Finally Teaching Fitness became full-time for me around the age of 31 leaving behind schools and successful corporations like Vanguard.
An “opportunity” was presented to me, one of my clients suggested I audition as a Fitness Model for QVC and I succeeded. This is where I met Mari Windsor…my very first Pilates teacher. I spent 18 years with QVC while learning from Mari and other Master Teachers along the way. At first, Pilates was about being on TV, but over the years it came to be a love affair that I never wanted to end. I saw how it changed my body, how it made me feel and I was driven to share this with others.
Feeling Fit is the single best feeling one can provide your body; “…you will have made the pledge to living a healthy lifestyle and after practicing your good habits for a period of time you catch a glimpse of your outer-self self in a mirror or reflection somewhere, you also notice your quiet confidence already inside because you know that your skin & clothes are hanging just right, you stride is smooth and you feel balanced, strong not tired and attractive! Once you feel this way you want it every single day.
I opened my first Pilates studio before group studios were a “thing” in the United States, as I wanted to bring Pilates to the masses in the most affordable way possible. I share the belief that Pilates is for everyone; they just don’t know it yet. We opened 3 additional studios in Pa and achieved my Master Instructor certification from Peak Pilates. Becoming a Master Instructor was my biggest accomplishment, it was a multi year journey and it drew upon every ounce of my passion for Pilates, Learning & Teaching I possessed but It was a fabulous experience. I am “my personal best” when I am training teachers to become their best!
I am also most proud of being referred to as The Body Boss because I have transformed so many bodies…and so many lives. When it comes to good health I walk the walk I talk. My studio becomes a second home for people where we truly do life together. I thrive on being “the real deal”. My calling is to share anything and everything I can to help people realize they can come to know and love what “fit” feels like for them.
Join me at the corner of Broadway & Maiden Lane (11 Maiden Lane 2nd Floor) in the financial district.