Deborah Addison | Personal Trainer | Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA

Deborah's Philosophy


A native of Norfolk I have been in the fitness industry since 1990. I was an undergraduate at UVA with a B.A. in Economics and then obtained a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine from ODU. As an ATC/L, I spent 16 years working in an Orthopaedic clinic rehabilitating patients alongside a physical therapist. I would also oversee all high school sports programs, evaluating and rehabilitating athlete’s injuries. I have been a Personal Trainer for 18 years working in several different gyms including Wareing’s gym, Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, Norfolk Academy as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, The Fit Company, Simon Family JCC, and now the YMCA. My hobbies include swimming, golfing, tennis, surfing, power walks, weight lifting, and workout classes. I enjoy the beach, riding my beach cruiser, and playing with my dog, Baxter. I am an avid sports fan and especially love watching my UVA Wahoos! I want to help motivate clients to obtain their fitness goals and rehab any injuries that may be holding them back from having a healthy lifestyle.