Debbie has been working in the fitness field for over 35 years. She just moved to Hilton Head Island from Philadelphia in May 2019. Making fitness fun, challenging and safe is her passion. She is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor (including Step, Spin, Pilates, Strength conditioning, etc). She is also an expert witness associated with Consulting Engineers and Scientists, Inc. where she is responsible for evaluating personal fitness safety, personal training programs and procedures, exercise programs, training supervision, training classes, and spinning classes. In 1996, Debbie started her own personal training business, Fit For Life, which she looks forward to starting the business in Hilton Head.
Victoria is originally from Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She fell in love with exercise since she was 17 years old but wasn’t until she came to U.S.A that she decided and could get into the fitness industry when she was 33 years old. She became a Yoga Instructor eight years ago at The Yoga Stone studio at Dallas, Texas. She started teaching at the library of Hilton Head as a volunteer and later on, started working at The Country Club of Hilton Head Plantation and at Tide Point Vi retirement, teaching Water aerobics, Low impact aerobics and strengthen and stretch classes. Her current certifications are: Water aerobics, Aqua Zumba, Barre, Tabata, Zumba and CPR/AED First Aid.
She currently lives on Hilton Head Island with her husband and two children. She is passionate about exercise and nutrition as well as teaching exercise classes.
I consider myself as a professional dancer and have performed both in the United States and Abroad. Currently, I am a Zumba instructor and help with the Hypertension clinic for Volunteers in Medicine.
Chris will help you achieve your fitness goals in her customized classes. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Chris has been influential in the fitness induced for over 18 years. She has worked as a fitness coordinator for Greenville Hospital Systems where she oversaw the day-to-day operations including cardiac rehabilitation. She holds multiple certifications including group fitness, personal training, TRX and holds her comprehensive Pilates certification through Balanced Body.
Jen Edwards has over 20 years of experience as an AFAA certified fitness trainer, and is the creator and owner of SWEAT Boot Camp in Hilton Head and Bluffton. Her passion is helping people look and feel their best through fun and effective fitness. She has developed and released 2 SWEAT DVDS nationwide, and has a Virtual SWEAT Boot Camp Website www.virtualsweatfitness.vhx.tv. Jen also holds a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling. She can be reached at (843) 415-1665, email@example.com through the SWEAT Fitness Facebook page, www.facebook.com/readysetsweat or on Instagram @sweatfitnessgirl.
Chikis aka Victoria Ibarra
My name is Victoria but everybody knows me as Chikis. I was born in a beautiful place called Ixtlan Del Río, Nayarit, Mexico. I have been teaching Zumba for more than two years and I just love it! Every single class makes me feel happy, it is like going to a party, and parties mean fun. If I feel stressed out, Zumba takes it all away! All I can say is, come party with Chikis and you are going to have a blast, you will never regret it.
Terri De Felice
I fell in love with dancing at 6 learning how to waltz with my father to “Fascination”. I then started dancing school and took lessons until I was 16 at Studio Workshop in Lyndhurst, NJ.
After raising my children, I started tap and jazz lessons with John Nucera of Lyndhurst. John and I co-founded The Best Foot Forward Dance Troupe, Inc., a non-profit corporation. I was President of the Troupe from January 1998 until I relocated to Bluffton, SC, in December of 2018. The Troupe is still performing. 2005 to the present, I have been working mostly with the senior community teaching ballroom-style Line Dancing, Tap, Dancercise, and Zumba Gold.
Adam grew up on HH graduating from HHHS and USCB. After leaving the area Adam went on to study Sports Nutrition, Substance Counseling, Wildlife/forestry Conservation, Recreation and Relaxation Therapies all while amending his own Yoga practice spanning 10+ years. After attending The Devotional school of yoga, & Ak’bol of Belize Adam is now 200 hr/ryt as well as 200 hr/ E-ryt under the supervision of the YOGA ALLIANCE. Currently between Bluffton and HHI Adam teaches regularly facilitates 8 other sessions a week, on Behalf of Adam’s Balanced Citta, and is the programs manager for The Outside Foundation.