ACE certified personal trainer

Barbara Goldwyn

Verified 12 Reviews
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About Barbara

Hi...I've been a personal trainer for 20 years. I adore my work! I must since I was formerly a social worker and transitioned to being a trainer. Obviously I enjoy helping others and I receive personal satisfaction when my clients are working towards or achieved their fitness goals. I stress correct form. I'm very patient, dedicated, motivational and easy to work with. I encourage asking questions. I believe it's critical to feel comfortable with your trainer and have a good rapport. I like to keep my clients happy and involved so I often change workout routines and exercises. I work with body bars, TRX, dumbbells, tubing, bands, kettle balls, medicine balls, and stability balls.

My sessions are an hour long. The last 10 minutes are reserved for stretching which helps keep you supple and flexible. You control the pace of the session! I push when I feel you can handle it. I have worked with both genders and ages ranging from 25-87 years of age.

Initially I provide a free telephone consultation to get a medical background, exercise history and fitness goals. This is to provide you with a safe and customized program. I want to ensure that your training session is optimal for your goals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Posture
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

AAHF Certified Senior Fitness Specialist

Who I Especially Like Working With

Men, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, IBD, Knee Pain/Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica

Barbara is patient and prodding in just the right measure, which makes her a particularly good trainer for older people or couch potatoes who haven't worked out in a long time.


I've been working with Barbara for over a month and find her absolutely exceptional in every way. She's positive and supportive; she is not only professional, but also incredibly knowledgable about exercises, movement and anatomy. My workouts are varied and sensitive to injuries to my shoulders. I'm a "mature" woman and find her techniques butt-kicking but mindful of my age and all-around fitness (which has been improving weekly!) She challenges me and is motivational, devising exercises that seem designed to push me past my naturally lazy inclinations- in a fun but firm way. I've already noticed the benefits of our sessions (flatter stomach, more toned arms). I've trained with others (including several folks at Equinox), but Barbara definitely is a cut above. If you're serious about getting into shape, better call Barbara.

June W.

Barbara is outstanding. She tailors the workout to my specific needs. I have a really good workout every week when she comes, and I'm able to repeat many of the exercises I learn from her during my daily workouts. I highly recommend Barbara for anyone who is looking for an excellent trainer.

Carol E.

Barbara is very professional, patient and motivating. I look forward to my sessions.

Alyce A.

Barbara Goldwyn has trained me twice and it has already been helpful. I plan to work her once a week. It is wonderful that she comes to my house and brings some equipment and encouraged me to buy a few things.

Jane T.

I am 76 and have been seeing Barbara for about 9 months. She works with my physical limitations and yet encourages me to go beyond them. She is first rate.

David K.

I am a 30 year old man who has been working out consistently since my late teens. I'd consider myself to be in very good shape. As I've gotten older, my goals have changed from gaining muscle mass to staying lean and cut. Barbara Goldwyn has helped me with that transition through her expert routines and genuine interest in my results. She is a stickler for form, breathing, and proper resistance. I doubt you'll find a more talented, more knowledgable, and more fairly priced personal trainer in New York City.

Alex M.

Barbara Goldwyn has been my personal trainer for 8 years since my retirement. The exercise routines she has planned for me have helped me maintain my mobility and strengthen my core muscles so that my walking, ability to rise more easily from seats and keeping my balance have significantly improved. Barbara is very thorough and emphasizes form so that I can do exercises correctly. She plans workouts that are adapted to any strength level. By working with Barbara I have developed a regular weekly exercise routine. She is encouraging and articulate and has the knowledge and competence to help you attain a higher level of fitness, whatever your age or condition.

Cynthia S.

After training with Barbara for 2 ½ years my overall physical fitness has improved noticeably, and specific improvements have resulted too; my balance has improved and my tummy looks better and feels stronger. Barbara's exercise sessions are stimulating, fun and something I always look forward to.

Alice D.

I recently trained with Barbara at my gym in Dobbs Ferry NY. She pays close attention to all your muscle groups and designs a workout to suit your body. Barbara moved me along at a nice pace in order for me to get the most out of my workout.Barbara is a kind, compassionate person who makes your workouts fun as well as productive. I was impressed with her professionalism, patience and knowledge.I highly recommend her as a personal trainer. She will change your life.

Mary S.

Barbara has been challenging me for the past 3 years. I consider myself an athletic person, but when it comes to a gym routine I need an extra push. She focuses on the muscles I usually forget about and introduces new exercises each session that keep me motivated and toned.

Jade F.

College reunion and time to do a complete change. Vanity takes over and health takes a back burner. After a year of starvation & punishment in the gym, I made the decision to treat myself in a healthier way and hire a trainer. Barbara was able to take my obsession and channel it in a way to be fun, safe, healthy and a part of my DNA. Arthritis & balance issues were areas which needed attention. So, one hour weekly, we became a team of focus by using a variety of technique and incorporating a style which fit my personality and physical issues. It really took a unique trainer to understand my individuality and smoothly adapt to my mood swings and physical limitations. Barbara is a wise woman; an expert in her field; and a wonderful addition to my life and its quality. I recommend welcoming Barbara into the fabric of your future.

Toni K.

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