Bonnie Vermillion used The Lebed Method after developing lymphedema in 2002. She became an instructor in 2007, a trainer of instructors in 2010 and a trainer of other trainers in 2014. All of her training has been under the direction of Sherry Lebed Davis, co-founder and President of The Lebed Method.
In 2014 she purchased the Healthy-Steps/Lebed Method program from the Lebed family. She now teaches 8 Healthy-Steps classes a week. Bonnie is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a group instructor and has the advanced certification for group instruction from the American Senior Fitness Association. Bonnie is also certified as an Arthritis Aqua Instructor by the Arthritis Foundation/AEA. She has worked with assisted living residents for twenty years in long term care facilities. For two years she worked for Aging Together, an advocacy group, where her primary responsibility was Falls Prevention projects. She was one of the first to use Healthy-Steps in an aqua setting and is the presenter on the Healthy-Steps instructional video. She has been a winner in the Healthy-Steps dance contest twice and has presented at multiple Healthy-Steps Conferences.
Bonnie is also an American Red Cross CPR instructor, a hospice volunteer, an Alzheimer’s Support Group facilitator, and a Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman. She has an Associate’s Degree in Gerontology and a Bachelors in Sociology. She believes strongly in Healthy-Steps!