Barbara Petersen, a certified personal trainer with National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CPT) has been training clients for over 7 years.
her passion for fitness and wellness shines through in the work that she does.
Graduating with an associate degree in Physical Therapy and a Bachelors of science degree in clinical lab sciences
her understanding of how the body functions and its movement patterns are evident when she works with you. She approaches fitness from a functional standpoint; always considering posture, form and alignment as critical building blocks to success. Wether you are an athlete conditioning for your sport or a beginner just steping out or somewhere in between she will work with you as an individual. She is also certified in CPR and has an advanced certification in fitness for the over 40 population.
Barbara has participated in several half marathons, triathlons and many 5K road races.
In addition to her training she runs her three kids around acting much like a taxi.
With an affinity for running she developed the Swazey Striders program which has catapulted many beginner runners, couch potatoes or non-runners to the finish line.
She enjoys watching the thrill of the finish each time a runner accomplishes that goal they thought was unachievable.
The High School conditioning program began when her oldest daughter needed to prepare for double session of her Fall HS season.
Understanding the importance of strength and conditioning Barbara partnered with kathy Skalecki to devolop a unique program to educate the girls on proper nutrition, body mechanics and technique. Setting the female athlete up for success on the field is what this program is about.
EH, May 2013
Never would have guessed picking up a postcard at PT in March would have me running my first 5K in May! The group dynamic of training and the non-intimidating atmosphere was the best! Encouragement all around. Sharing pain and gain all the way to the finish line was a great experience. And now that I did it, I want to do it again!!
Kim Fall 2012
Thank you so much Barb for the great experience! I've learned so much about running as well as got to meet some really nice people...thanks to you! I am surprised to say that I really enjoyed my first 5K and that I've already registered for my second!
I challenged Barb on our first session, " I hate to run, can you teach me the right way to run, so I might like it?" Guess what, I now feel like taking a run and miss it when I can't fit one in. The support of this group was amazing and the program really works! Got to run.
Janet Fall 2012
"I thought the program was great. It was motivating, informative and fun. I accomplished something I honestly didn't think I could do. Thanks Barb!"
"Thanks for coaching me in my first ever 5K. It brought tears to my eyes when I crossed that finsih line and all of you were there to cheer me on."
"Thank you so much Barb for the great experience! I've learned so much about running as well as got to meet some really nice people...thanks to you! I am surprised to say that I really enjoyed my first 5K and that I've already registered for my second!"
"The support and information provided on diet, streching and injury prevention were all very helpful."
"Happy I signed up for a second time as I needed the continued motivation. For a 65 year old I am thrilled to have run a 5K, it was perfect for me!"
I really enjoyed this class. Was a great beginning group where we all were challenged but felt supported no matter our level.
Summer High School Conditioning Camp 2013
Coached by Barbara Petersen and Cathy Skalecki. You can expect to run sprints (hills and flat), run against resistance and participate in agility activities.
We will reinforce proper dynamic warm-ups and post training cool down along with static stretching. You will also be instructed on proper techniques for challenging your core and increasing your flexibility.
Join area female highs school athletes who want to prepare for their upcoming Fall sport.
Mon/Tue/Thurs 4-5:30 PM.
Week of July 29th
Week of Aug 5th
Week of Aug 12th
139 Giles Road East Kingston, NH.
choose the weeks that work best for you. Can use PayPal by clicking "buy now" or bring a check along with paperwork to first day.
For the beginner runner join the SWAZEY STRIDERS--no experience needed. This program is geared directly to the beginner providing support, education and motivation from start to finish. Train for a 5K in a non-competitive supportive environment.
Sr. fitness: Barbara holds an advanced certification in Sr. fitness and is qualified to design an effective fitness training regimen for seniors.
Private one-on-one personal training where you receive individual attention and evaluation of your fitness. As your needs change so does the focus of your workout. Sometimes all you need is a few weeks of a solid schedule and a new exercise routine and you will be able to sore to new fitness heights on your own. Maybe, without someone motivating you it simply wont happen. Whatever your situation I will provide an individual program taking into account your current needs and goals.