Deborah Kulmer

Athens, AL 35611

It seems like it was just yesterday.. My Fitness career started when my daughter was two. My choice of being a 'stay at home mom' meant I couldn't afford a gym membership, so I created a plan! By becoming a fitness instructor I would get paid to instruct, have a gym membership and free daycare! Those reasons were so very self-serving and they changed my life for the better. It didn't take long to realize it wasn't all about me.

My passion was fueled by people! Since that infamous first step, I've obtained a variety of NCAA fitness certifications and also became a NCAA certified personal trainer. Balance Personal Training, LLC became my reality in 2005. In 2014 the dream of owning my own exercise facility came true. Hence the birth of THE FIT LAB!

Your health and fitness journey is one of the most important investments you will ever make in your life. Balancing life, work and health goals isn't easy, but it is do-able. The staff of Balance Personal Training and I immensely value the opportunity to help you reach your goals and improve the quality of your life. We will motivate and inspire you to accomplish your goals and we will be there to support you in living your BEST LIFE.

- Debbie

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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About Me


  • H.S., Grandville, MI

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
NESTA - Certified Personal Trainer CPT
Spinning - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 3)
TRX - TRX Group Suspension Training Course

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Healthcare provider BLS - CPR/AED Adult/Child/Infa

AED Certified

American Heart Association Heart Saver AED

Liability Insurance

  • FitPak

Deborah Kulmer's Locations

Balance Personal Training, LLC's FitLab

800 Hwy 72 W., STE L
Athens, AL 35611

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Fitness Studio that offers Personal training, group fitness and specialty programs. Prices vary according to program.

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • SPINNING Star Level 3
  • ACE Kidz Fit
  • ALHWC Star Award

Languages Spoken




6 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Deborah Kulmer on Aug 17, 2011

    All comments / reviews were taken from the website of
    Balance Personal Training, LLC.

  • by Deborah Kulmer on Aug 17, 2011

    Debbie truly has a gift for motivating and encouraging people to be the best they can be. This was evident in her Boot Camp, as well as SPINNING's 8 Week Weight Loss Program and her aerobics classes. She always pushed me to give it my best, but never further than my body could handle. I'm not sure where the energy comes from so early in the morning, but she encouraged me to accomplish my goals and feel better about myself. After 4 weeks of camp (5 days/week) I not only dropped 10 pounds, inches and body fat, but felt better and had more energy than I have had in years.Thanks Debbie! I look forward to working with you again soon.
    -Leslie V.

  • by Deborah Kulmer on Aug 17, 2011

    Debbie is a great instructor and trainer. She is incredibly intense, motivational, and a heck of a lot of fun to be around. Her passion for fitness will rub off on you!
    -Kim M.

  • by Deborah Kulmer on Aug 17, 2011

    I am a relatively inexperienced runner. I only picked up running to occupy some free time and keep my weight down. Through the help and expertise of Balance Personal Training, I have been able to learn specific techniques that have proven immediate results. Balance PT has given me the motivation and knowledge to continue my running at a higher level.
    -Paige B.

    Response by Deborah Kulmer on Oct 17, 2015

    It's been exciting to see you take your newfound knowledge to a competitive level! Congrats!!

  • by Deborah Kulmer on Aug 17, 2011

    Debbie helped me reconnect with my love for the gym after no physical activity for several years. Her passion for fitness is truly inspiring and has driven me to try new and exciting fitness activities.
    -Leigh S.

    Response by Deborah Kulmer on Nov 18, 2013

    According to the New England Journal of Medicine the average adult weight gain is 1-2 lb a year and holiday wt gain is just 1lb indicating adults never lose the holiday gain. One study showed the already over weight people had a holiday gain of 5lb or more. College students gained their holiday wt during Thanksgiving.

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