Debra Harley

I have been a health, fitness and wellness advocate my whole life. After a 30+ year career in K-12 education and teacher training I embarked on my "next" career as a Personal Trainer. I believe movement is the key to emotional and physical strength. My goal is to provide information and workable approaches to clients while supporting them in achieving attainable goals.



  • B.S. Psychology/Special Education, Vanderbilt University 
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University of New Orleans



  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM - Senior Fitness Specialist
  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) - Group Exercise Instructor
  • U.S. Water Fitness Association - Certified Water Fitness Trainer
  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI) - Therapeutic Exercise Certified
  • American Heart Association - CPR/AED

Training Specialties/Experience:

  • Aquatic Fitness
  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Tulane University
  • YMCA of Greater New Orleans and Greater Louisville
  • JCC New Orleans and Louisville
  • Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center