Debra Atkinson

Phoenix, AZ 85041

Speaker and Bestselling Author Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS, is Flipping 50 TV and Flipping 50 podcast host, and creator of the 1st and only exclusively made-for-menopause fitness membership in the world. Debra provides trainers with the same skills she's used to start from scratch at 49 and go to 6-figure months with the Flipping 50 Menopause Fitness Specialist. She's an international fitness presenter, master personal trainer, and online celebrity fitness coach. She's a prior Senior Lecturer at Iowa State University, and highly successful Personal Training Director. She known by her clients as the You Still Got It Girl. She provides coaching, workshops and CECs for fitness pros who want to earn a living doing what they love. Find her at and, each with their own podcast.

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About Me

Type of Service



  • BS, Exercise Science, Iowa State University
  • Master's Degree, Sports & Exercise Psycchology, Iowa State University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
Expires: 2023-06-30 07:00:00 UTC
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Expires: 2023-12-31 08:00:00 UTC
Merrithew™ - IR or CMR - Reformer (L1)
ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: 2020-06-30 07:00:00 UTC

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2014-01-16 08:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2014-01-16 08:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • NSCA

Debra's Locations

Flipping 50 Digital Fitness for Menopause

Within 25.00 miles of 85041 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$300.00 / hr, Private coaching is limited, programs & memberships serve members worldwide

Payment Methods

Cash , Credit Cards

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Presenter for Athletic Business, International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, CanFitPro, NSCA, Top 9 Podcasts for 50+ by AARP
  • NSCA Personal Training Committee
  • ACE Subject Matter Expert and Mentor Medical Exercise Specialist
  • ACE Subject Matter Expert Personal Trainer
  • 2x Best selling author
  • Creator, Flipping50 Menopause Fitness Specialist
  • Host of two award-winning podcasts: Flipping 50, She Means Fitness Business

Languages Spoken




5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Jennifer Long on May 19, 2014

    I have had the great pleasure of working with Deb for the past year and a half; first through the Live Healthy Iowa Dream team and for the last 9 months as a personal coach.I have also done a teleclass series and a program on aging. I am presently enrolled in her webinar classes.
    In the beginning, I was pretty hesitant about having a coach but Deb has managed to change my perspective. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her in whatever she is doing. Things I value most from Deb besides her experience is her dedication to staying up-to-date with current research and education and her concern for prevention of injuries. I know I am getting the most current information available. I also appreciate her openness, honesty, and her great sense of humor. I know she has my best interest in mind when making decisions. I'm not sure where I would be without her help.

  • by T. L. Durkin on May 18, 2014

    Debra was my personal training Director for 8 years, when she started we were doing about 150k per year. When she left we were doing 850k per year. She hired, trained, and scheduled the entire personal training staff, and also marketed and designed all programs. In my experience of 35 years in the fitness industry, she is as complete of a finished product that I have ever seen! She conducted sales meetings, role played with trainers, and did all program designs. If you want to be a better trainer, or you need to improve your training program, she is your answer!! 6 stars.

  • by User on May 16, 2014

    My challenge when I had foot surgery was to figure out how to do some cardio exercise while not being able to bear weight on my foot. Deb suggested that a swim lesson would be a good idea. She gave me a swim analysis and designed a program of laps to reach optimum heart rate. Deb is exceptional in assessing, designing, communicating, adapting, and involving her audience, whether that is a one-on-one personal trainee, a staff of personal trainers, or a local group interested in hearing about the latest and best available information about diet, exercise, and active aging. Deb engages. Everyone wants to listen.

  • by Tami Janssen on May 16, 2014

    I have worked with Debra for over 8 years and her knowledge of the fitness industry and the business of personal training is excellent. She has great strategies to get you out of your comfort zone and gain confidence in selling in order to grow your business. I attribute much of my success as a personal trainer to her guidance. If you have questions on growing your personal training business I would definitely contact her!

  • by User on May 16, 2014

    Debra was our choice for a personal trainer; she's instructed, encouraged and been keenly aware of our strengths and areas of concern. Prior to her assistance we were somewhat involved with our own exercise program. Her thoughtful, articulate and thorough instruction has provided us incentive that prior was less than 100%. We continue on our own with thoughts of her vibrancy and enthusiasm
    foremost in mind.