My name is Deb Lemon and I am addicted to movement! I am a 51-year-old mother of 5 who got bit by the “fitness bug” at the age of 18. I am married to the “man of all men” who truly believes in me and supports everything I do while working hard on his own career. I taught my very first fitness class on campus at Millersville University and that’s where it all started. I’ve always been a “teacher” in some capacity… it’s just in my blood. After delivering my second child, I was persuaded into auditioning to be a fitness model for QVC. I worked for them for the next 18 years. During those years and much after now… I’ve opened 5 Pilates Studios. I’m not sure what I like more… being an entrepreneur, a teacher, a teacher trainer, a wellness coach, or a mentor to aspiring new teachers? What I know for sure is that I am passionate about results! If you come to me with a problem and you look to me for a solution… I will deliver! Whether it be learning pilates, losing weight, getting stronger, inspiring you, or just simply helping you feel better… I will pour myself into you!
My training and education are extensive and in my opinion, takes a “backseat” to my love of people and connecting with them individually. My studio is the vehicle I use to enhance my life by serving others with the gift of movement!
Yung-Li Chen is a Pilates, Barre, Cardio+Barre Teacher with 20 years experience as an independent choreographer and professional dancer. Health, fitness, and movement have always been a large part of Yung-Li’s personality. She holds a MFA in Choreography from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, SUNY as well as certification from Exhale Spa (Barre), OM (Yoga) and Balanced Pilates.
Her recent performance credits include: 2015 NY Fashion Week for Givenchy/Marina Abramovic, Kate Weare Dance Company, Jacobs Pillow, and Judson Dance Theater.
Sarah Turco, originally from New Orleans, received her certification from Core Pilates and Balanced Pilates NYC. She fell in love with Pilates after realizing how the practice greatly improved her various athletic skills, which include: swimming, running, biking, and navigating the streets of NYC. Sarah looks forward to continuing her education and sharing her love of Pilates with others.
Debby firmly believes that the key to a healthy life is a combination of strength and flexibility in both a physical and mental capacity. Her passion for Pilates comes from the ability to help her clients connect with their body on a profound level. Being a student of movement all her life, she has learned to treat the body as a holistic organism. She understands that fitness is a way of life, not simply a way to trim the waistline. Taking time out of your busy schedule to care for your physical body translates to an unlimited amount of benefits to your overall well-being.
Debby is Comprehensively Certified in the Classical Pilates Technique from Core Pilates NYC, with additional credentials in Pilates in Pregnancy, Jump board and the use of Modern Props. She is also an Experienced-Registered-Yoga-Instructor with the Yoga Alliance and holds Barre certifications from Exhale and Booty Barre. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding and hiking with her pup Piper.
Alena is a Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Consultant who also devotes a lot of her time to spirituality and her own personal connection to the Divine. She believes strongly in working with Universal healing energy to heal and nurture one’s body and soul. Alena is trained in all levels of Reiki I, II, III and is a Reiki Master. She has a B.S. degree in Nutrition, a 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training certificate and is also a Certified Holistic Nutrition Specialist. She has also worked in the culinary arts and food industry as a chef and teacher in sharing her knowledge of food and health and as Wellness Consultant and Yoga teacher in Thailand before finding her wellness journey in New York.
I am from Asheville NC and I have a passion for overall wellbeing from the inside out. I started my fitness career as a pole instructor and I have been practicing Pilates for about 10 years. Pilates helped my body so much that I was inspired to become a Teacher so I could pass it on to others. Since Asheville didn’t have much opportunity for me to expand my education in Pilates, I decided to move to NYC to learn and practice with the best of the best! Most of my hours have been with Balanced Body and I am currently seeking additional training by bridging into the Peak PILATES Training this winter.