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Debra Herzog

What’s your coaching style? 
Demanding. Each individual must give the best they have to offer. Whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally you have to dig deep and find your own personal relationship with wellness.

Why do you coach? 
A few years ago, I came to a crossroads and decided I wanted to be more fit. I was an athlete in college and thought I knew exactly what to do. So, I was running like a mad woman on the treadmill and I did not see results. My body was not changing and my knees hurt. I decided to seek help. My journey led me on an adventure of self-discovery. With the help of the American Council on Exercise, I was able to surpass my goals. I realized that if I could accomplish such goals then I could lead others to do the same.

What’s your favorite thing about fitness? 
Our bodies are created for movement utilizing strength, endurance and flexibility. Through exercise we work the mind and the body to achieve our own optimal cardiovascular functioning and lung capacity as well as other elements functioning. I love fitness because it is working to have a body and a mind that can meet the challenges of this world.

Are YOU ready to be challenged? This 45min High Intensity, Low Impact class will increase cardiovascular endurance, strength, coordination, agility, and muscle toning. One will be challenged with aerobic, strength, and traditional lap swimming techniques using equipment to PUSH YOU to the next level... Goggles required.

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mission statement

The mission of YeoFit is to energize, empower, and engage the Oberlin community through fitness and fun.
Overall well-being is linked to both mental and physical health. YeoFit targets physical health, while also attending to aspects of mental health and self-care. YeoFit is designed to be accessible for all, regardless of fitness level or experience.
YeoFit instructors, classes and its facilities are a safe place for all people, their experiences, and their identities. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, their color, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, culture, language, physical abilities, mental abilities, class and athletic abilities.
YeoFit classes are free for Oberlin College students, faculty and staff – donations are accepted and appreciated. Special YeoFit programs will be offered throughout the year and geared toward bringing together the Oberlin community in friendly, challenging, and healthy initiatives.