Darise ‘Dee’ Barron

Originally from California, Dee has made North Carolina her home. Dedicated to working in the fitness industry & healthy living for over 30 years, she knows her true passion is helping people younger or older to realize the importance of living a healthy & fit lifestyle, and enjoys providing guidance one step at a time!
Keeping with current fitness trends, she enjoys leading a variety of workouts including: Aqua, Sports Conditioning, Group classes, HIIT, TRX, Cycle, Basic Yoga/Pilates and many more options, she is motivating, creative, and enthusiastic… Keeping participants engaged and wanting more!
*IFTA: Master Trainer/Presenter, Certifications include: Group Fitness/Personal Trainer/Senior/Youth/Aqua/Cycle/Kick box/Mat Pilates/Fitness Yoga
*Degree in Science for Health & Fitness
*Corporate Fitness Director
In addition to her work as an IFTA National Presenter, Dee volunteers for local charities, enjoys competitive dance in West Coast Swing, and teaches fitness classes throughout Wake County, where her “motto’s” in fitness are “Form, Form, Form” and “It’s All About Movement


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