Deane Vinson

Deane has been affiliated with IFTA for over nine years through her tenure as Health & Wellness Director at the Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA.  To her, IFTA has always provided thorough, up-to-date, and fun, live fitness trainings and certifications for her staff as well herself. Deane holds Greg, Jeff, and the entire IFTA team in highest regard and is proud and honored to be a part of the IFTA team.

As a group fitness instructor for 30+ years, she is looking forward to sharing her experiences, and her passion, with new and upcoming instructors as well as sharing experiences with seasoned instructors. Deane has personally trained numerous instructors “from the class setting to front and center” and has hosted as many as 100 fitness certifications/trainings at the Y.

Health & Wellness Director/Group Fitness Coordinator: Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA, Myrtle Beach, SC  2007-2018

Certified IFTA: Group Fitness, Senior Fitness, Aqua Fitness, Group Cycle, Tai-Chi

IFTA training sessions: Barre, TRX, Pilates, Yoga Basics

Certified ACE: Group Fitness, Personal Trainer, Health Coach, Medical Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist

Certified FitTour: Step Aerobics, Barre, Barbell Strength

Certified Les Mills: Body Pump, Barre

Licensed Zumba: Basic, Gold, Aqua, Toning, Step, Sentao, Strong by Zumba


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