In 2010 after finishing my baseball and football career, I decided to expand my education in the fitness industry. For the past 10+ years I have dedicated myself to helping others achieve their fitness goals and improving their lifestyles! As a NASM and NSPA Certified Personal Trainer, I believe practical, efficient and safe exercises are most important.
In 2015, I got involved in conquering a new beast: Parkinson’s Disease. Becoming a Rock Steady Boxing Coach has given me a totally new perspective on fitness and everyday life. Helping people “Fight Back” against a debilitating and depressing disease has inspired me to continue helping others everyday!
- National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
- National Strength Professionals Association – Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach
- American Red Cross AED/ CPR Certified
- Mountain biking
Debbie has always had a passion for working with people and teaching others. It began over 25 years ago when she began coaching field hockey while still a player in high school. After playing Division I field hockey at Towson University, she began her career in teaching children at the elementary school level. She still coaches field hockey in private clinics and camps and is a Head Coach for the H20 field hockey club. In recent years, she has taken this passion for youth sports and conditioning to adult group fitness and personal training. Debbie enjoys working with athletes of all ages and inspiring them to make health andfitness a part of everyday life.
Certified Personal Trainer- ACE , Group Fitness Instructor-ACE, Cycling Instructor-National Strength Professional’s Association, Certified Les Mills Body Pump, Field Hockey Coach
Tamara Joy “TJ”
TJ’s passion is Personal Training. Steady progress is the key. TJ will help you stay motivated with a potpourri of exercises and a large dose of options. TJ offers optimism with achievable, defined goals that are ever changing to fit the continuing progress.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. You can do it!
-20+ years ACE Personal Trainer
-Strength and Conditioning
Joyce began working in the family poultry business in Northeast and Broadway Market in Baltimore City with her husband, Dennis. She earned her Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 1997 as her second career, and began her focus on manual therapy and outpatient rehab at Union Memorial. In 2001, she started working at Gary Lynch Physical Therapy in Forest Hill. She received her Certification for the BIG program, which seeks to improve balance, gait and coordination for people with Parkinson’s Disease. In the summer of 2019, Joyce completed the ISSA program, and earned her Personal Training certification. Currently she is working at Forest Hill Health & Fitness, where her strength is working with the older population to understand fitness and balance. She also assists with the Rock Steady Boxing program which is geared toward improving the function of people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Joyce’s interest are spending time with her husband, 2 children and 4 (completely unspoiled) grandchilderen! She also enjoys drawing, writing and hang gliding. Her philosophy on work and life is the same: “Do the best you can each day, and only focus on the positive things in life!”
Physical Therapist Assistant
Certified BIG instructor
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
For 23 years, Karen has been instructing group fitness classes in a friendly, disciplined and professional manner. These classes include spinning, step, resistance training, stability ball, Bosu, cardio, and stretching. She enjoys the group exercise atmosphere and helping people achieve their fitness goals!
Ace Certified since 1993
Mary is a New York state native and proud U.S. Navy veteran. Mary has been a SPIN certified cycling instructor since 2007. She was previously certified through AAAI in personal training and is currently completing her NASM requirements. Not one to only teach and not do, Mary has completed 50K endurance challenges in Virginia and Maryland and three Tough Mudders. Mary is a positive, encouraging trainer who believes everyone has strengths they can realize, and goals they can achieve with the right combination of persistence and assistance!
Carolyn started taking yoga classes as a compliment to running and weight training. She has always been drawn to challenging physical practices, and quickly noticed the stress-relieving benefits of the practice, as well. She obtained her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher certification, as well as her Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor credential. She lives in Forest Hill and has been a member of FHHF for over 10 years. She is excited to share her practice with the FHHF community.
Karen is an ACE certified group fitness instructor. She also holds certifications from AAAI in personal training, total body strength conditioning, weight training and indoor cycling. In addition, Karen is a certified instructor of Les Mills Body Pump and Cx programs. She graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree and lives in Harford County with her husband and 3 children.
Use resistance to help build muscle, bone density and anerobic endurance.
Gaining more range of motion through our joints and muscles is essential for helping us decrease injury and stay flexible!
Aerobic exercise helps the heart stay “in shape” and pumping like it’s built to! Keeping our heart in optimal shape is critical to leading a healthy life!