Debi Pillarella, M.Ed.
Debi Pillarella has a master’s degree in curriculum/program design and has spent over 15 years teaching at the elementary school level. She is presently the program director at The Community Hospital Fitness Pointe in Munster, Indiana, as well as an adjunct faculty member at both Purdue University (Calumet Campus) and Indiana University Northwest. Debi is a gold certified Group Exercise Instructor as well as a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She has authored numerous articles in the area of youth fitness and is a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise. Debi is the program developer for Adventures in Fitness for Kids, KidZStep, FiTrips for Kids, Teenfit, Take 5 for Life, and the Fitness Force Super Hero Characters. Debi is the recipient of the prestigious 2004 Fitness Director of the Year Award from the American Council on Exercise.