Befit Personal Training Studio

Befit Personal Training Studio

5.0 (6)
1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

I am a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Cancer Exercise Specialist and a 2nd degree black belt.

My workouts target the entire body beginning with a strong foundation. I believe in training for real life situations which are unpredictable.Through the use of unstable surfaces and other functional pieces of equipment I emphasize the importance of training in multi-dimensional planes.

My focus is helping clients achieve better health, improved posture, body awareness and confidence through core training.

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Glenview, IL 60025
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6 Reviews


  • Valerie

    I am a fifty year old female ovarian cancer survivor on dialysis with osteoarthritis. Before training with Barbara I was so weak from chemo treatments that I could barely pick up a can of soup. Training has improved my strength and I am now preparing for a 5K hand cycle race. Working with Barbara has given me more confidence and increased my ability to balance. Right now I am learning yellow belt forms in Karate. Once I master these forms I will be able to earn an orange belt. If you are looking to improve your overall physical health and enhance your body awareness I recommend working out with Barbara. Attending a personal training session with her is an excellent opportunity which will meet your needs

  • Karen

    Barbara is a fabulous trainer. She's a great motivator, full of energy! She consistently changes the work out so you NEVER feel bored with your workout. She definitely has changed my life as I never worked out before and now I look forward to working out with her. Her upbeat attitude and high energy is definitely contagious and is a pleasure. I highly recommend her as a trainer; she is professional, knows her business and is tuned into and listens to her clients needs (& issues).

  • Gayle

    have been going to Barbara for at least 3 years. Over the years I have used many trainers. Once I started with Barbara, I knew this was it. She is extraordinary. She works right along with you, and helps you to understand the benefits of what she is teaching you. I do not love working out, but with Barbara it is fun, and I know I am doing positive things for my body.

  • Heather

    My daughter was taking karate and struggled to learn the katas. She became so frustrated, that she was ready to quit. As soon as she began to work with Barbara, she mastered the katas and her movements became more precise and smooth. Within 2 months of Barbara's coaching, she advanced from a yellow to an orange belt! 1 1/2 years later, she advanced 3 whole belt levels to a blue belt and is now in the advanced class. She loves it and her confidence is soaring." "Barbara has helped my daughter develop movement patterns I never thought she could have. My daughter has a slight limp. When I first brought her to Barbara, she couldn't independently walk forward and backward on a balance beam or hop on her affected foot. Because of Barbara she can do all if this now and her gait has improved!"

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, we discuss the clients goals. A physical assessment is made as to the best way to achieve these goals. The first session or two is spent, if necessary, learning proper form and body awareness and then we are off and running.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Certified Personal Trainier with NASM

Cancer Exercise Specialist

2nd degree Black belt

Functional Aging Specialist

Precision Nutrition Level 1, Certification in Exercise Nutrition


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

1/2 hour $45

1 hour    $85

2 individuals  $130

How did you get started teaching?

I have always taught in one capacity or another. I enjoy learning and sharing.

What types of students have you worked with?

ages 8 - 91

Newbies to experienced 

cancer patients and those with special needs

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

to have an open mind and a serious intent for change