Active Lifestyle

Lost 30 Pounds

Debra used the AIM products to help her lose 30 pounds.  She also jogged while pushing her kids in a stroller, lifted weights in her garage, and ate healthy. As her kids grew and got too big for the stroller, they rode their bicycles beside her as she jogged and did her sprint training on farm roads.


Debra, 32 years old, jogging with her kids (photo, Patrice Bowers)


Debra with Natalie & Ty (photo, Patrice Bowers)

The Galaxy Fitness Competitions

The Galaxy Competition consist of three parts. The first segment of competition is an obstacle course of a 15 foot cargo net to climb up and over, 10 foot wall to go up and over, monkey bars, hurdles, “over and under,” running with two 50 pound water jugs, and run through a rope grid. The second part of the contest is a bathing suit competition. If a competitor has too much muscle, too skinny, or unhealthy body fat then points are deducted. The scores of the obstacle course and swim suit round are added together and the top 15 are invited to join the “Winner’s Circle.” These ladies have a third segment to the contest which is an evening gown competition and are also interviewed in front of the crowd and asked a question about health or fitness. The “Top 5” contestants with the best scores of all three competitions are awarded cash prizes.

Debra on the “over and under”


Debra climbing up the 10′ wall


Debra scaling down the 15′ cargo net


Galaxy National Championship in St. Pete Beach, Florida, in November of 1999. Debra, front row, 9th girl from the left… won 2nd place overall.


Debra, 34 years old (2000)


Debra, 33 years old (1999)


Galaxy competition in Dallas, TX in 1999. Debra won 1st place overall and 1st in the obstacle course.


Debra, 33 years old, 1st place in the Texas competition (1999)


Debra, 33 years old, 2nd place in National Championships (1999)
  • 1st place overall, Texas Competition, 1999
  • 2nd place overall, National Championship, 1999
  • 1st place obstacle course, 1999 and 2000
  • “Top 5” in the obstacle course in 9 competitions
  • “Top 5” (cash prizes) overall in 6 competitions


In September of 1998, 26 hand-picked Galaxy competitors from all over the world flew to Los Angeles to film an episode of Baywatch, at Santa Monica Beach, CA. The popular TV show ran from 1989-2001. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baywatch is the most watched TV show in the world of all time, with over 1.1 billion viewers. Debra was invited to be in the “Galaxy Girls” episode which aired in May of 1999. George Hamilton was a guest star in the same episode.


Debra (3rd from the left) with David Hasselhoff and the Galaxy Girls (picture taken by Skip Faulkner)


Debra and George Hamilton, (actor for over 60 years), on the episode of Baywatch.


Debra at the Baywatch Lifeguard headquarters


Debra (center) and Baywatch actresses, Kelly Packard (L), and Brook Burns (R)

Martial Arts

After competing in the Galaxy, Debra started competing in taekwondo competitions and was asked to perform with the West Texas Demo Team. Debra (36 years old) and the group of athletes did routines combined with karate, back handsprings, flips, and other tumbling moves combined with nunchucks and breaking boards. Their message was addressed to teenagers of “saying no to drugs.” Debra went on to earn a “brown belt” in taekwondo and was training for a “black belt” when she had a knee injury and tore her ACL and had two knee surgeries.

Debra is center, on the back row
Debra at a Bench Press Competition
1st place in 1998 and 1999 in Amarillo, TX

After Debra’s health improved, she was able to travel and meet some interesting people.

Debra & Monica Brant, fitness model with over 100 magazine covers.


Debra and Lou Ferrigno, the Incredible Hulk, working at a health fair.


Debra, Gary and JJ Reddick, (NBA Basketball) at an AIM Convention
Debra (far left) on stage with J.R. Celski (far right), Olympic medalist in speed skating
Debra hiking in Malibu, CA with Cory Everson, 6 time Ms. Olympia, & actress

Active Lifestyle Despite having Fibromyalgia

I still have fibromyalgia, but I have control of the symptoms, and they do not have control of me. I have to be disciplined and continue to take the AIM products, exercise, eat healthy, and have an overall healthy lifestyle. This has allowed me to continue to be active and travel with my family and experience many things that I might not have been able to do with the typical pain and fatigue that fibromyalgia brings to people. People normally do not die from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but it can rob them of their quality of life. I have tried to do my best to demonstrate how life can still continue with fibromyalgia and how to have a good quality of life and be as active as I want. A few activities that I enjoy are camping, snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, and traveling with my family.

Family hiking, fishing, and camping at Williams Creek, CO, 2003


Family snow skiing, Santa Fe, NM, 2007


Family hiking down the Grand Canyon, AZ, 2009


Family rafting trip on Rio Grand River, NM, July 2010


Family at United States Capital, Washington, DC, 2008


Family at Statue of Liberty, 2008 Liberty Island, New York, NY


Family with “Rocky” in Philadelphia, PA, 2008, after running up the “Rocky Stairs.”


Family at Disney World
Orlando, FL, 2007


Family fishing trip at
Lake Texoma, TX 2013


Family fishing, hiking, & camping outside of Pagosa Springs, CO, 2014


Family goes to the lake once a week, 2014


Debra, 52 years old, still able to do a back flip and front flip off a diving board


Debra still wake boards at 52 years old


Debra still water skis at 52 years old.


Family at Cozumel, Mexico in Dec. 2015


Gary and Debra in Mexico celebrating learning to surf on her 50th birthday. 2016


Debra (lane 1) at 51 years old qualified in 3 events at the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL

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