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About Us

lif•er (noun) a person who creates an infinite lifestyle of balancing a healthy mind, body and soul.




LIFER Fitness Studio offers more than a daily workout; it’s a lifestyle. LIFER brings a unique combination of cycling, barre and yoga to the Hartford, CT area. Under one roof, we provide the essential combination of fitness.

  • High energy indoor cycling classes that will be fun and challenging.

  • Muscle toning barre classes that will strengthen and elongate the body.

  • Dynamic yoga classes that will improve flexibility and posture.

Each class is designed by each instructor and tailored to accommodate clients with varied experience, intensity levels and fitness goals. Classes are driven by an energizing soundtrack and our exceptional sound system will entice you to lose yourself in the beat of the music. 

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Renovated Studio

Our newly renovated studio has spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows.  We provide changing rooms for our clients, a cycling room filled with Keiser M3i bikes and a barre/yoga studio with the best equipment. While the studio has a comfortable atmosphere that will welcome you as you become a LIFER.

At LIFER, we will guide, support and push you to a level of fitness you have never experienced.  It’s not just about transforming your body; we will change your life.


Debra F.

Debra has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years.  Her passion for fitness started well before her adult years.  In high school she was a majorette and in college she continued her fitness path by incorporating fitness into her daily routine.

On a personal note, Debra has been married to the love of her life for 25+ years and has four beautiful children.  While raising four children, Debra never let her duties at home get in the way of maintaining a fit lifestyle.   She started her own personal training business within the basement of her home and began teaching classes at surrounding fitness centers and gyms.  Some of the group fitness classes she taught were:  Kickboxing, Les Mills Body Pump, Zumba, Insanity, Body Sculpt, Cycle, and barre.   She even made time to compete in a few bodybuilding contests; one of which she placed 4th out of 21.

Out of all the classes Debra teaches, cycling and muscle toning classes are her favorite.  She believes those two classes alone provide the best fitness results for herself and her clients.  Debra has always encouraged her clients to treat their fitness as a lifestyle.  In order to be fit for life, you have to make it a lifestyle.

It was very important to Debra that she provide a place where all fitness needs could be met.  That is why LIFER Fitness studio specializes in cardio, muscle toning, and flexibility.  Debra’s philosophy is simple: If you want to be your fittest, you have to include resistance training to your cardio training.   If you aren’t actively putting muscle on, you are losing it!


At LIFER Fitness Studio, IT’S WHAT WE DO.