PUBLISHED: 4:52 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Debbie Stokes Fitness Essentials
How did you get started in this business?

I started out in this business as the gym manager and purchased the club a few months later.

Who was your mentor, and how have they influenced you?

My husband, Robb. He is a "gym-rat" and loves to work-out. Robb has taught me the importance of a healthy lifestyle.


Husband Dr. Robb Stokes, Ph.D.; three children, Deanna Dykstra, 21, Ben Dykstra, 19, and Cody Dykstra, 15.