Pilates Personal Trainer
Barb Owens, M.S., graduated from George Williams College with a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with a specialization in Preventative and Rehabilitative Cardiovascular Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois from the College of Applied Health Studies, with a minor in Physical Education. Barb is a STOTT PILATES CERTIFIED® Instructor in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Barb has completed many STOTT PILATES ® Continuing Education courses including Injuries and Special Populations, Reformer for the Older Adult, The Shoulder Girdle: Stability and Function, Programming for Scoliosis and Osteoporosis Management, Jumpboard Interval Training, and Foam Roller Challenge.
Barb has over twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry, having worked as an exercise physiologist in wellness settings as well as in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Barb is passionate about Pilates and prides herself in offering her clients a safe, effective, and encouraging workout.
Barb’s own passion for Pilates began ten years ago. After years of running, and being very active in a variety of sports, Barb could no longer compete in the sports she loved due to over-use injuries. Barb was introduced to Pilates, and quickly began to feel her body change. She felt stronger from the inside out. She became aware of muscular imbalances and postural faults. Through her Pilates practice, her body began to change. These amazing results led her on the path to learn more, and she began her Pilates instructor training in 2007. Barb firmly believes that exercising and improvement of one’s physical condition can be done at any age and fitness level.