Barbara’s goal is to help members live longer, healthier, safer lives by providing appropriate exercise programs that target posture, balance, and core strengthening. Her experience, patience, and passion are a perfect fit for members of all ages, especially for the baby boomer and older generations.
She looks forward to meeting you on the Exercise Floor.
Barbara’s Success Stories
I had not exercised regularly in many years, so I approached the Center with some trepidation. My goals were to improve my stamina, core strength, and balance. This is a work in progress, but Barbara is making it possible. Immediately, she helped me feel confident and comfortable. Her professional knowledge and creativity enables her to alter my routines to accommodate my cranky joints and muscles. Safety is always her priority. Barbara is a warm, friendly, patient instructor who makes every session productive and enjoyable. Thank you, Barbara!
When I began working with Barbara, I lacked strength and flexibility in my shoulders and knees. Plus, I had trouble walking for more than 15 minutes. I also had balance issues. After training with Barbara over the past two years, I have gained strength and flexibility in my shoulders and knees. I can use the treadmill and elliptical machine for 20 minutes each (for a total of 40 minutes per workout about three times per week). My balance issues are much improved. I can stand on one leg, bend to touch my toes, and then stand straight again – all without losing my balance. Barbara is a wonderful trainer and mentor/coach. I do not want to consider where I might be physically if I had not started training with Barbara.
My husband and I have been training with Barbara since fall 2012. We are well into our Medicare years. Working with Barbara definitely improves our lives, and enables us to better engage in our daily and recreational activities. Her individually planned workouts address various areas, including cardio, strength, balance, and endurance. If we have an ache or pain, she either steers clear of anything that would exacerbate the condition or engages us in exercises to help relieve it. Many of our workouts include functional movement training to help improve execution of everyday tasks. My husband had hip replacement surgery. Working with Barbara in the months prior really helped improve his recovery. Barbara’s training has allowed us to enjoy hiking with our children. We have joined our family on trips to several national parks. Being able to hike more of the trails increased our enjoyment of the parks as well as the time with our children and grandchildren. Barbara stepped up our routine prior to a recent trip to the Grand Canyon. With her training, we better enjoyed our visit there, keeping pace (almost) with our grandkids! Barbara helps us train for daily life and gets us in top shape for our special events.
I joined the Center in July 2013 to get into a regular exercise regimen. I planned to take a few sessions with a trainer and then go on my own.
That plan changed when I met Barbara. Two and one-half years later, I am still training with her twice weekly. I have osteoporosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). My goal was to increase my bone density and muscle mass, improve my posture (affected by the osteo), and improve my pulmonary function. Thanks to Barbara’s knowledge and dedication, my bone density test showed substantial improvement, my posture is improving, and my COPD is controlled with just a once daily inhaler. My muscle mass, balance, and mobility are much better than when I started this program. Barbara makes exercise enjoyable. I look forward to our training sessions. She always changes my program so the sessions are never boring. She is friendly and easy-going. Her focus is clearly on her client. She makes sure everything is done correctly to get the most effective workout. Barbara is such an inspiration! I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their physical and mental well-being.
Barbara has been my personal trainer for over two years. She is dedicated, professional, and makes workouts fun while encouraging me to challenge myself. Barbara modifies my training sessions as needed to accommodate my shoulder and back issues. It is clear that she plans each session, and always includes new exercises. All this hard work has paid off. I notice results when I swim, travel, and play with my granddaughter. After all, exercise helps us enjoy our daily lives. Thanks, Barbara. Bring more on!
I have elevated cholesterol and an allergy to medication. My doctor advised me to exercise in an controlled environment, with a nurse updating her every three months. My trainer, Barbara Fedorchak, is always prepared. She changes the workout plan according to the current situation. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring. I get her undivided attention as a trainer. She is there to help. My kayaking vacation was a success thanks to Barbara’s help with training my core. As a senior citizen who loves to kayak, core strength is so important.
New to the area, I arrived in NJ after two hip replacements, two documented blood clots, and a variety of other physical challenges. An angel was placed in my life; her name is Barbara. She has helped me regain my mobility and increase my strength. She has provided me an arena within which I have gained security and self-confidence. Her professional knowledge is exceptional and exemplary. She encourages progress. She motivates me to continue a healthy lifestyle, and value exercise as an integral part of my future. The smile on my face remains because CentraState Fitness & Wellness Center is so well run. The Center had the wisdom to hire an exceptional individual to make experiences here wonderful! Thanks, Barbara. You are awesome!
After having my two daughters, I wanted to get in the best shape possible to be the best mom possible. However, I did not know where to start. I’m a Center member so I figured there would be the best place to begin. I had not worked out in quite some time, so it was intimidating. To be my best self, I knew I had to overcome my fear. I am so thankful I did. Not only was the Center very welcoming, it also gave me the chance to work with Personal Trainer Barbara who is amazing. I train with her often during the week. Every time I meet with her, I am greeted with a smile. She completely tailors my workout to meet my needs. Her assessment of my skills (or lack of) in the beginning was spot on. She started me exactly where needed. I have seen such a tremendous improvement in my overall strength and endurance, which has helped me in my daily activities. I have taken advantage of the nurse reevaluations (encouraged by Barbara). I have factual proof for what I was noticing in myself. I cannot thank Barbara enough for helping me understand physical fitness as a way of life. I encourage anyone looking for a trainer to use Barbara. She is truly a blessing in my life and will be in yours, too!