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Meet the Trainers

Deborah Fortner

Deborah Fortner - Personal Trainer

Deborah is a native of Columbia, SC and a University of South Carolina graduate. She is anACE Certified Personal Trainer, 10 year Breast cancer survivor, wife, and mother of two adult children and two German Shepherds. Throughout her life, Deborah has lived in New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, and Bulgaria.

Since starting the cancer journey in September of 2011, she has been passionate about health and fitness, always striving to learn about health, wellness and the mind-body connection that leads to a healthy life.

In her free time, Deborah enjoys creating and cooking healthy meals for family, trying new and different foods, going on nature walks, hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with her family.

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What our clients are saying
"Best work out facility in the entire area–I have belonged to enough to make that statement. No more of the gyms where you sign up and then get practically no personal attention unless you beg. I have been working out at Elite since early on and get the personal attention I want and need"

- Patricia C., Columbia, SC

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What our clients are saying
"Tina is awesome! She makes you feel comfortable and meets you where you are ability wise (have not worked out in years!!) to develop a plan specific to you. I opted for the personal training with Tina because I needed the accountability. She documents everything so she is not “guessing” what weight or routine you did last. She has helped me make changes in my diet that are doable and not a quick fix gimmick. I travel with my job and Tina is always accommodating which helps me stay on track. Highly recommend this gym and Tina – she gets results."

- D.B., Irmo, SC

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What our clients are saying
"The menu of foods in the nutrition plan made it easy for me to follow. Working out at Elite and using these nutritional guidelines helped me go from a size 16 to a size 10!"

- Kim F., Irmo, SC

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What our clients are saying
"Keeping track of the exact amount of food and nutrients has made the difference for me; I never realized how much sugar I was eating before. This plan provides accountability and guidance that has helped me lose weight."

- Dana B., Irmo SC

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What our clients are saying
"I had suffered a severe back injury and was in so much pain that I could not sleep, and no matter what I was doing (sitting, standing, walking, laying down) the pain was always bad. Medical and other treatments were not working. I started corrective exercise training with Tina, and within 3 months I was virtually pain free, for the first time in many years. I now enjoy an improved quality of life; I sleep well at night; my life is finally good again!"

- Jill, Irmo SC

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What our clients are saying
"Suffering from chronic hip and back pain had turned me at 45 into an "old lady." I could not keep up with my active family of 5. I had tried everything...doctors, massage, yoga, physical therapy, acupuncture and medications. While these approaches would help temporarily, the pains always returned. After talking with a friend about her experiences, I sought out Tina. In a few months, Tina was able to do what years and years of traditional medicine and other approaches could not do for me. I now have lasting pain relief, improved mobility and I can proudly keep up with my family."

- Kristin, Lexington SC

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