Barbara Evans, NASM-CPT

Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Consultant

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'Meant To Move'

New York, NY & Northampton, MA

Meant To Move Personal Training specializes in working with those who are committed to taking charge of how their bodies and minds age, beginning at any age. Whether you are a dancer returning from injury or looking to cross-train, a mature adult feeling your body slowing down, or a musician needing to improve his posture, we are all looking for healthy longevity. Together we focus on finding and maintaining vitality through dynamic yet thoughtful strengthening in its many forms. If you miss the "old" you or are ready for a new you that never was, we will achieve your fitness goals with injury-free, lasting results.​

My Fitness Services

Take Charge of Your Health

  • Are you a mature adult distressed by the effects of an aging body?

  • Are you a young dancer who needs to cross-train?

  • Are you a musician who needs better posture and energy to perform well?

  • Do you want to achieve the physical condition you've always dreamed of?

  • Are you committed to taking charge of your fitness needs?

Whatever your age or condition, I will ​help you reach your goals through dynamic, personalized and challenging yet pain-free exercise. With my expertise, you will find and maintain long-lasting vitality, strength and health.

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Weight Training

Strength ~ Tone ~ Core ~ Power

As an experienced performer and dance educator, I bring a heightened awareness of posture, form and efficiency of movement to each session while focusing on strength & conditioning. This not only helps avoid injuries and can aid in rehabilitation, but it allows you to quickly and safely achieve your fitness goals through specific, customized exercises. The workouts are also organic and even fun!

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Cardio & Intervals

Healthy Heart  ~ Stamina

Rather than taking time out of your session on cardio machines, we may focus on interval training as a means to get your heart rate up and work on endurance. I encourage you to do aerobic conditioning on your own using modalities that work for you and together we can come up with an individualized cardio program.

Sporty Woman Stretching


Mobility  ~ Flexibility  ~ Energy

For most people, the main purpose of stretching should be for full range of motion and joint mobility to aid in proper body mechanics. It can also feel great to limber up those stiff muscles. This is what I focus on using various methods such as, dynamic warm-up, passive and guided, gentle stretching and - using tools such as foam rollers - self myofascial release (SMR).


Specialization working with:

Mature Adults

Dancers of all ages

Musicians and stage performers

Clients in pre or post rehabilitation

"I can't say enough good things about her."

Trey Anastasio of Phish