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Debbee Sharpe
Debbee is the owner of CORE WORK PILATES. She has been a fitness trainer and instructor for more than 37 years teaching classes, training clients and other instructors. She started the first aerobics studio in Durham, North Carolina in 1980 and was the standard in fitness until she sold it in 1991. Ms. Sharpe designed the first onsite fitness program for the Duke University Hospital employees and was later ask to join the PE staff at Duke University and taught an aerobic fitness program at her studio for undergrads.

 Debbee has written a monthly column, Mat to Saddle Athlete, for an online ipad magazine, Saddle and Stirrups.  Ms. Sharpe was one of the featured instructors on Crunch Fitness aired on ESPN2. She was one of the Fit Team for "Jenny Craig's Fit in 15" on the Health Channel. Her videos include Crunch Fitness Turbo Sculpt; Harper's Bazaar Greenhouse Spa; and Jenny Craig's Tube and Tone Workout.  She has also written articles and designed several workout programs for featured articles in Shape Magazine.

She is one of the Elite Trainers for Beamfit. You will use this challenging somatic sensory barefoot training in your Pilates sessions.

Sharpe's Workout was a continuing education provider for ACE for several years and Ms. Sharpe taught instructor workshops and lectured throughout the US. Debb has presented at local and international fitness conventions. She chaired the first Workout for Hope in North Carolina. As a civilian she was a fitness provider for the US Military during the Gulf War and spent two months in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.

Ms. Sharpe has many general and specific fitness certifications and trains clients at her studio in Coppell as well as in home training. Debbee created Mat to Saddle Pilates, Pilates for equestrians. Her workshops involve Pilates work on the ground and then practicing on one's horse to feel how their riding is directly and positively affected by Pilates.

Pilates has become Ms. Sharpe's focus and love. With the Pilates method of training she has seen incredible positive changes in her clients posture, carriage, strength, and attitudes. She incorporates many forms of barefoot training into her programs and all include the Principles and Fundamentals of Pilates. Sharing this knowledge with you is her joy and privilege.