Barbara is a certified personal trainer through the accredited National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is a former top-level trainer with Equinox Fitness Clubs currently working with private clients. She is also the head trainer for the Achilles International exercise program at Friedman Diabetes Institute as well as for the Cigna/Achilles Referral Partnership Program, a national, remote coaching endeavor. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science in Dance from The George Washington University and has toured with dance companies nationally and abroad.
As a performer and dance educator, Barbara brings a heightened awareness of posture, form and efficiency of movement to her training sessions. This not only helps avoid injuries and can aid in rehabilitation, but it allows her clients to quickly and safely achieve their goals through specific, customized exercises.
Barbara helps people push themselves to the next level, including clients with special needs, such as those dealing with chronic or acute injuries, older populations, diabetics, and women who are pregnant or post-partum. In fact, Barbara is adept at “gently” pushing her clients to challenge themselves to get results, helping them feel empowered and motivated.
Whether someone is looking to reclaim the body and the energy she used to have, has a demanding career and finds himself getting injured as a 'weekend warrior,' or is a senior recovering from hip replacement surgery, Barbara works with her clients to help them become strong, muscularly balanced, active participants in creating their healthiest selves.