What’s your name and where are you from?
Deb Galloway Swartout. I live in Northeast Pennsylvania but do hope to relocate to warmer climates in the future. :-)
Do you have a family?
I do! I have 3 amazing kids and a beautiful wife! We just got married on 8.8.22!
What inspired you to work in the health and fitness industry?
I love helping people to be better. Better has so many meanings and levels to different people. I just love helping people see how amazing they really are and encourage them to level up from there.
What’s your favorite food?
The 3 P’s: Peanut butter, Pizza and Pickles (Actually I don’t love pickles, but I could not think of another P food)
Do you exercise and if so what’s your favorite workout?
Yes! I love fitness! I have done everything from marathons, triathlons, weight training and CrossFit to Peloton cycling. I am a CrossFit coach currently. Exercise helps keep me focused and balanced mentally and physically.
What’s one interesting, little-known fact about you?
I am an open book. What you see is what you get. I am genuinely so grateful for everything and everyone I meet. I love life. I am in constant pursuit of progress. If you hang with me for a bit, I will convince you that you can do anything. :)
If you could change one misbelief about nutrition, what would it be?
I would love to clear up the thought that one needs to “carbo-load” before any workout to feel good.
What’s the best part about working with PLT?
I could go on for days on this one. The best part about working with PLT is working for a company that genuinely puts people’s needs above the business. The PLT difference is real. It embodies everything that I believe. Our approach is people first and I love that so much. I also need to add that I love our community and coaches alike. The world needs more kindness and PLT puts that on the forefront.
What’s your number one tip for people just starting their weight loss journey?
Keep it simple and plan! I know that is so often said around here but it is so true. Those 2 things will set anyone up for success.