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 
  • Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, University    of New Orleans



  • Senior Fitness Specialist-National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Nationally Certified Water Fitness Trainer-  U. S. Water Fitness Association
  • NASM-CPTAFAA-Group Exercise Instructor
  • Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute-ATRI (Certification March 2021)

Training Specialties/Experience:

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