The Owner & The Instructors

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Meet the Owner

  • S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Personal Training and Exercise Studio is the brainchild of Debra D. Williams, Ed.D. and she's on a mission to help you get in shape or stay in shape!

    Debra D. Williams, Ed.D. is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer with more than 20 years of personal and professional experience in the health and physical fitness industry. She is familiar with the different forms of exercise used to improve, maintain, and/or optimize health-related components of physical fitness and performance.

    Debra is also a certified Spinning instructor and a former Aerobics and Fitness Assoc. of America (AFAA) group fitness instructor. She is a former licensed Zumba instructor, obtained a "small group" certificate to lead Kettlebell classes, and has taken workshops in nutrition and the foundations of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

  • Debra Williams is a success story who was at one time 50 pounds overweight with high cholesterol and borderline high blood pressure. After discovering the benefits of hiring a personal trainer to customize exercises for her and recommend a steady fitness and healthy eating schedule, not only did she lose weight, her physical strength and overall well-being improved. In addition to keeping her unhealthy weight off, she was so inspired by her personal training and exercise experiences; she became a Personal Trainer, a Spinning instructor, and a Group exercise instructor! Now she helps others get healthier and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Meet Our Instructors

Instructors

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MixxedFit Instructor

LaTanya Myers-Boswell was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She grew up in dance school and was trained by some of the best dance teachers on the east coast. She then moved to Concord, NC where she resided for 11 years and has recently moved back to her hometown. Unfortunately, while living in North Carolina she was diagnosed with two auto immune and neurological diseases, Neuro Sarcoidosis and Intracranial Hypertension. This...

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Chair Yoga Instructor

Joy has been purposed as an Instructor in many fitness capacities. Her expertise has touched on every area in the fitness world from dance to personal training. Her portfolio ranges from Water Aerobics to Boot Camp. She has a passion for all facets of yoga. She believes that you can begin to heal at any age and any stage.

She has been assisting individuals to move towards positive physical living through exercise and mindful thinking...

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Zumba Instructor

Hello! I'm Stacia E., and I live in South Jersey. I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! Come join me... I guarantee you will have a blast!

Why come to my class? It’s a good time and there’s a little exercise too!

When I'm not teaching, I'm...Working!

Current Guilty Pleasure...Cookies and Cake!

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MixxedFit Instructor

Born and raised in Philadelphia. PA. Tymika has always enjoyed a good workout.

She loves to dance! Besides grooving through the house while cleaning, she never thought much about it being a good way to exercise. She then discovered the joy of Zumba! It started with her attending a class a few times a week. She enjoyed it so much it inspired her to become an instructor. She thought it was a great way to bring this joy to others. She...

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Indoor Cycling Instructor

Eziaku Nwokocha is an American Aerobics Association International (AAAI) certified personal trainer and an avid group fitness and Spinning enthusiast.

Eziaku is also a William Fontaine Fellow of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Black Studies and Feminist Studies, where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. She also holds a Masters of...

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Yoga Instructor

Lynda Shepherd has been practicing yoga for about 8 years. However, she was introduced to yoga about 20 years ago by a friend in the fitness industry. When that friend changed gyms, Lynda went on to other activities - dance, karate, running, biking, and rowing. She was reintroduced to yoga by another friend who described how good he felt after a class at their local gym. Lynda was convinced and resumed her practice. However, it was not until...

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MixxedFit Instructor

Chantel is a medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She also is a MixxedFit Instructor. She "brings" it every time! Her high energy is contagious. She is actually the one that brought MixxedFit to Philly and to SMART Fitness Studio and we are forever grateful. You don't want to miss her class. She teaches on Saturdays at 10:30am.

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Check out our Studio in action: Spinning!

We offer advanced and beginners' classes.