Barbara Bandeira lightening bolt

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About Barbara

I have over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. As a Fitness Instructor my main focus is core and strength training. I have been involved in sports and fitness from an early age and trained and raced in numerous competitions always placing in the top three of my age group as well as a few overall finishes. Equestrian dressage, judo, rowing, tennis, running, off-road triathlons are among my preferred sports. But, what I enjoyed most and thrived at was being an avid adventure racer and mountain biker.

My chosen career as a fitness trainer was a natural path due to my passion for health and fitness, which led me to establish Next Level Fitness, LLC. in April 2010. I am committed to helping you achieve your goals by providing you with balanced workouts and healthy eating information to increase your fitness level.

Personal training, small groups or in a group class environment my approach to fitness is to provide each individual with the personal attention they deserve and to meet his/her specific needs and goals. Focus is on correct posture, muscle engagement, and good form to minimize injury and maximize benefits.

Get out of the stuffy, stinky gym and come enjoy the fresh air and beautiful RVA scenearies as you work yourself into shape!

My favorite client story

"At my most recent physical, I was told I needed to start meds for diabetes and high cholesterol. I bargained with my doctor to let me try fitness first. He was doubtful, but agreed. With the help of Next Level Fitness I’ve lost over 40 lbs and my lab work is normal without meds. Everyday tasks are much easier, I have more energy to run my business, and (perhaps best of all!) my dog and I have won Masters Titles in agility. Excellent return on investment! I’ve tried many other programs over the years, including other boot camps. This is the first one I’ve continued, and even look forward to. I credit this to the wonderful group – so kind and welcoming. Their encouragement and commitment to fitness have been inspiring." (Stephanie K)

My favorite exercise

Uneven crunches, push-ups, pull-ups . . . there are so many of them! I love them all!

My favorite quote

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
Henry Ford

My training philosophy

Always do the best you can and never give up!

My training experience

I have over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry and I've been involved in sports in one form or another since I was a kid. Fitness is a life style!

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscular Definition
  • Posture
  • TRX
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Cross Training
  • Injury Prevention

Additional Certifications

AFPA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, TRX Qualified Group Suspension Training, Tabata Bootcamp Certified Trainer

Outdoor Parks

Richmond, VA 23220

No Gym Membership Needed!

I have had a great time working out with NLF these past few months. It’s such a fun, positive and high energy group and all of the instructors are fun and motivating. I haven’t found any other fitness options that are as fun and engaging as the program you have created.

Brett H.

Happy New Year, Barbara! Can’t tell you how amazing it is to wake up on New Year’s Day without the usual burden of wondering how on earth I’m going to lose weight and feel better in the new year. This was a surprise bonus this am, and I’m so grateful for Next Level Fitness.

Stephanie K.

Your workouts are exactly what I need to build my upper body and overall endurance. Thank you for welcoming me into your family. Stacy C – 3/20/15

Stacy C.

Best fitness program ever. Challenging, encouraging, supportive, rewarding.

Pam G.

Thank you for helping me achieve my fitness goals. You have helped me drop 20lbs and shrink down two pant sizes. Elaine W.

Elaine W.

If you need a personal trainer to kick your butt and make you work hard look no further. Barbara will get you in shape, and she is by far the best at targeting specific areas that may be of concern for you. I usually target low body as I do not need arms, and i like that she doesn't make me do areas that do not interest me. Thanks for keeping me looking smoking hot, lady! xo


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