Deborah Newman, Certified Personal Trainer  

The best in effective, safe and enjoyable
Pilates based fitness instruction to women in all stages of life
Providing women in Ithaca, Lansing, Dryden and Cortland areas with the finest in private personal training, custom fitness and wellness programs .  Deborah operates a beautiful private studio located centrally between Tompkins and Cortland Counties.  Delivering unparalleled expertise, support, coaching, and personalized attention has made Growfit Studio the premier private fitness studio for women of all ages and fitness levels.
by appointment only ~ 1305 Peruville Road, Groton NY   13073



Everyone wants to feel good and enjoy life!   I will help you plan and keep up with a fitness program you will want to make part of your healthy lifestyle.     



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Women's Health Trainer and Entrepreneur Inspires Others with new release:  GrowFit with the Ball       

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The Reformer is the most popular and versatile piece of equipment used in Pilates workouts.  It allows the user to work their entire body while challenging core stability with a nice dose of resistance.  Throughout a Pilates workout, you are improving strength, coordination, flexibility and balance - all with little impact on joints. 

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Take Home Tools are an important part of a Personalized Fitness Program.  Try a Daily Five or Food Log!


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Fitness Shorts

Brief tips for your Healthy Lifestyle”

"I like how it (Pilates) really is all about a lifelong effort.  I have always wanted to keep active as I get older.  This gives me...
Growfit "Kudos" are all direct quotations from recent client feedback forms.   I cannot even begin to thank you for how much you...
"I have wanted to tell you how grateful I am to have had the chance to take Pilates will you for so many months."
Safe environment to try new exercises, without risk of being laughed at or hurting myself
"Thank you for your patience and inspiration"
My overall experience was very positive
"I have never been so committed to a fitness program before"
It was clear you were always watching for proper form and safety
I appreciate the extra energy you put into cues, paying attention to everyone's technique and levels, changing up the routine to make it fun
"I can't tell you how much learning the practice has enriched my life"
You are an excellent teacher
You are knowledgeable and skilled
I am breathing better, and can work longer periods of time without getting winded.
I and others want you as a Personal Wellness Mentor
"It has been great, better than I ever expected"
I feel safe with you even when I'm struggling
I most enjoyed learning a new form of exercise, strengthening my core, improving my balance, confidence and the relaxation aspect
I was always impressed by the depth and breadth of your knowledge, your personal concern for me, your thoughtful way of answering questions
Your modifications for her made her feel valued and able
"Your instruction, always kind, gentle and quietly focused, meant the world to me"
I like how you vary the exercises each class so that it keeps it interesting and working different muscles
You have a wonderful gift
Thanks AGAIN and AGAIN
Your consideration of different needs for different people was impressive
I really enjoyed the individual sessions as opposed to the classes I have taken at other facilities because it allowed you to focus on and recommend...
I think you are absolutely wonderful
It has been a great experience for me
"Your Instruction, always kind, gentle and quietly focused, meant the world to me"
"The improvements to my strength, posture, flexibility and overall health have been very noticeable"
"I've only been aware of my posture for a few days, but already I am getting better at it and can tell a difference"
Getting groups of women friends together to exercise is an especially great contribution to our community
excellent customer service
"I cannot even begin to thank you for how much you helped me"
I couldn't ask for any more from you
I have really enjoyed working with you
Thanks for all you do!
You are an exceptional personal trainer
I feel so good after all the stretching and core work
Each class was different and fun
I like everything - the balance ball, the ball weights, and the mat work!
It was simply wonderful!

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