Debbie is the owner and head trainer at DRF. She holds additional certifications in nutrition, and extensive continuing education in the areas of Life Coaching and the Mind-Body connection. But certifications and studies aside....the thing that makes Debbie different in the industry is her deep passion for helping to make a positive change in people’s lives. In 2012, she started her personal training business. This escalated to a small group fitness business and in 2018, after renting space from gyms for years, she opened her own studio. Since then, she has employed 3 additional trainers and 5 yoga teachers to provide even more services to her client base. There is a sense of COMMUNITY at Debbie’s studio that is not comparable to anything else in the area. Debbie and her staff cannot wait to meet you and hope to see you at the studio soon for some small group strength training or yoga sessions.
Shelly Breehl is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and also a TRX Certified Instructor. Look forward to a challenging training session from this very high energy trainer! She loves anything fitness related and rarely turns down a workout. When not at the gym, she is usually spending time with her family and friends, and probably carpooling her 4 kids around the city. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, paddleboarding, traveling and anything adventurous.
Tiffany received her RYT/500 and ERYT/200 through Yoga West Studio in Houston, Texas. Her education included anatomy, the history of yoga, yogic philosophy, meditation, and pranayama. She is additionally trained and certified as a Relax & Renew instructor by Judith Hanson Lasater.
Tiffany enjoys teaching all levels of vinyasa classes, and has a true deep passion for the beautiful practice of Restorative Yoga. It is her intent that each student learns the value of listening to their body and leaves her class feeling confident in their body’s ability to move, balance and rest in stillness.
I’ve been active & energetic my whole life, was a gymnast & cheerleader, and ran cross country & track.
I fell out of consistent workouts once I had kids & life got busier. I was active, but overweight and tired all the time.
I joined a gym at age 35. It was my first experience with weight training, & I got hooked!
I enjoyed the energy boost, slept better, was drawn to eat healthier to fuel & recover, and lost 30 lbs over 6 months.
It was empowering!
But it wasn’t the gym or the classes ... it was the COMMUNITY, that made it stick. That’s what brings me back, every time.
It’s an unconditional bond that pulls us all together, in an intimate, group setting.
I became a certified instructor a few years later. I’ve taught many group fitness formats, and started as a small group trainer at DRF in 2018.
I love connecting with clients, encouraging & motivating others to reach their wellness goals & having FUN through fitness!
I’m excited to join you on your journey, and share my passion and enthusiasm for fitness with you!
Dione Marcelo is a resident fitness expert for DRF, always keeping up with the latest trends, and adding creativity to deliver a fun and effective experience. Her passion lies with yoga, but she is also a personal trainer, barre and cycle coach, with 20 years of experience. She fell in love with inspiring people tofeel strong and good about themselves and it shows in every class. Dione is also a new business owner, brand development expert, blogger, writer and a mother of three. Her mission is to cut through noise and empower people to create sustainable solutions for lasting health, happiness, and confidence. Her vision is a world of self-love, tolerance, and making health and fitness a regular part of life.
Fitness has always been a huge part of my life. As a former high school and college athlete I spent a lot of time in the gym lifting. I obtained my first personal training certificate in 2006 from the YMCA in Iowa and began teaching weight classes for members along with personal training. After moving back to Ohio, I trained members at the YMCA in Jackson Twp. I also had the opportunity to run a youth fitness program sponsored by Akron Children’s Hospital. I currently hold my Personal Training certification through AFAA and enjoy staying current on different fitness trends. I live in Powell, Ohio with my husband and three children. I love sports, being outside, spending time with my family, cooking, running and working out. I have worked with Debbie since 2015, teaching classes at Debbie Reichert Fitness and am pumped to see you on Saturday mornings at the studio soon!
Jodie is has lived in The Columbus area for 19 years. She is a full-time Certified Dental Assistant in Dublin. She loves to spend time with her husband, kids and 2 yellow Labradors and friends. She has always been active in sports and has continued staying active into adulthood. That’s when she stumbled upon DRF in 2016. She loved working out there and became thrilled with the sense of community and joy it brought into her life.She has since become Debbie’s studio assistant and just loves being able to help her and the clients whenever needed! You’ll find Jodie being a liaison between Debbie and the members, as well as between Debbie and the staff. She controls all class schedules in Mindbody, staff payroll, stocking the studio and just being Debbie’s right hand. Jodie is a true asset to the community!
Melanie began her yoga journey in 2012. As a gulf war Navy veteran, she found yoga to help her through her struggle with PTSD.
I’m 2018, Melanie completed her 200 RYT. Followed by a 50 hour Yin certification, warriors at Ease and trauma informed certifications, Aqua fitness, TRX, TRX yoga, yoga nidra and Barre certifications.
Melanie enjoys teaching all levels of yoga. Restorative and yoga nidra are some favorites. These allow us to slow down and spend time with ourselves.
Melissa Leichman is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. Her yoga journey began in 2004, but her interest in teaching wasn’t piqued until 2016. She completed her 200-hour vinyasa yoga studies with YogaFit and began teaching in 2017. Melissa went on to study with several teachers of various yoga and fitness modalities, including yin yoga, TRX, restorative yoga, and barre. She completed her 300-hour studies (also in vinyasa) in 2021 and is excited to see what learning opportunities present themselves next. Always the student.
Her teaching style emphasizes listening to your own body, re-examining your practice every time you come to your mat, and making choices that suit your body as it feels in the moment. She aims to provide a light-hearted, judgement free space where everyone can feel safe and comfortable.
Jill is a high-energy extrovert who is passionate about people, music and movement. She loves to offer a strong power yoga flow that includes core and mobility work. Jill works to meet yogis where they are and help them get what they need from class, whether it’s a workout or a work-in, or just a place to start. Her passion for music shapes the experience of her classes with a fun mix of all genres. Jill loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and 4 boys.
I am an RN, Health Coach & an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer with additional certifications in TRX, Pilates & Nutrition. I have always been active all my life & played college basketball at YSU, before serving 4 years in the United States Air Force.
In 2008 I started a Mommy & Me Fitness class at Dublin Methodist Hospital to help new Mom’s get back in shape by integrating their baby into the workout.
I am passionate about faith & fitness and my “Plank and a Prayer”class incorporates body, soul, mind & spirit.
I am married to my high school sweetheart & we have 3 young adult children & a granddaughter. We enjoy traveling, water sports & playing pickle ball.
I love teaching strength, and PiBarre at DRF. I look forward to seeing you at the studio soon.
Yoga has had a tremendous effect on my life. Yoga helped interconnect my mind, body, and spirit, which has given me a sense of peace and calm. My yoga journey began in 2000 while recovering from a foot injury sustained in an automobile accident and struggling with anxiety. I discovered how yoga was just not changing my body, but my mind and spirit as well. I began my practice at home and after several years decided to move my practice to a studio. Through the studio experience, I discovered how the breath helps the connection between the mind and body, which allowed me to discover a quiet mind while building strength within the body. I have always enjoyed helping people and realized becoming a yoga instructor was a great way to do that. I am (RYT 200). I am certified in kids yoga, mindfulness meditation, and restorative yoga. My style consists of a vinyasa slow flow focusing on the breath and movement.
I believe there is a yoga practice for everyone. I specialize in adapting my classes to help the individual and encourage each one to listen to the teacher within themselves. My classes embrace the interconnection between the mind and body, and offer a warm and welcoming space to soften, become present, and explore. I encourage students to use props, and provide support and modifications. I see yoga as a practice of gratitude.