Barb is the founder of Barb's Fit For Life, where she teaches women nationwide how to stop the yo-yo diet cycle and get forever-fit. Barb is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), certified Weight Loss Specialist (WLS) and an online fitness coach through HFPN (Health and Fitness Provider Network). Barb recently took her own fitness to the next level and competed on-stage as a fitness competitor as well.
“Genetics does NOT need to determine your destiny!” Barb's journey with health and fitness began when she started to steadily gain weight after high school. Understanding she had a strong family history of obesity, she spoke to her parents for guidance. Her father told her there was nothing she could do to fight genetics and that she would continue gaining weight no matter what she did. That conversation ignited a fire in her, and she became determined to prove that family history does not need to determine your destiny. She lost weight and has kept it off over 10 years, even after having twins. See her before/after pictures (along with before/after picture of her clients) on her website - BarbsFitForLife.com.
For more information on Barb's online coaching program, "Forever-Fit Warriors," check out BarbsFitForLife.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Education and Certifications:
• B.A., University of Illinois
• National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
• FNS - Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
• WLS - Certified Weight Loss Specialist
• HFPN Certified Online Coach
• Sharecare Certified Fitness Expert
• CPR and AED Certified, American Heart Association
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