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Barbel Fitness specializes in one-on-one inclusive, accessible and quality personal training programs for every skill level in an approachable community atmosphere that promotes overall wellness. Our Personal Training sessions are for those seeking one-on-one attention which helps clients achieve more specific fitness goals. Our Health Coaching program is for people looking for facts about nutrition, how to fuel their body for performance, helpful habits, safe meal preparation, navigating the grocery store, and more. Our one-on-one Yoga and Flexibility training program is for people looking for a deeper understanding of their practice and individualized attention not offered inside of a traditional yoga class. 


We offer a selection of customizable plans to remove barriers that might get in the way of your fitness goals. Exercises are presented at multiple levels which allows clients to work at their own pace and choose what is right for them. Whether you are looking to lose weight and keep it off, see more muscle definition, have more energy, fuel your workouts or sport, feel more confident, put an end to dieting or finally find the workouts that you look forward to doing each day, we have the program for you!

Our programs are especially tailored for women, seniors, athletes, and children ages 8 and up. We are committed to an adaptive and inclusive approach to providing training for people with mental, physical, and cognitive challenges such as Down syndrome, autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, rare genetic conditions, and many more conditions. We also provide pre-natal and post-natal fitness programs to support women in every stage of motherhood and post-rehab fitness training as a "next step" for patients leaving physical therapy. 

All of our trainers track individual client progress by choosing the fitness assessments that are relevant to their goals. Assessments are key to designing a program tailored for you and revising your program when needed. Clients are then re-assessed 8-12 weeks from their initial session to measure their progress. 

Barbel Fitness believes that personal training should not be exclusive. We make our program accessible to as many people as possible. Our programs have working people in mind who want to work with a trainer but are afraid they don't have the time for it. Pay for and schedule your sessions using our self-serve website or book a 15-minute consultation where we'll get you set up with everything you need to get started. Our sessions are held via Zoom or Discord so you can train with us anywhere in the world on your terms. 

Our Story

Barbel Fitness was founded on August 22nd, 1990 where we began inside an independently owned gym in Waterbury, CT offering personal training to kids, seniors, and working people. Each program we designed was created to serve clients that demanded their training enhance their lifestyle and provide the tools needed to stay strong and fit at every stage in life. 


We are now located in Middlebury, CT and have expanded to serving clients all over the world through our online training platform. Our trainers are experts with decades of experience at designing strength training and fitness programs. We are committed to continued education in order to stay up to date with the latest in exercise science and are dedicated to achieving your goals.

  • Personal training

  • Health coaching

  • Yoga & flexibility training

  • Adaptive fitness training

  • Post-rehab fitness training

  • Athletic training


Disclaimer: Please make sure that you have checked with your medical doctor and are safe to participate in physical activity before attempting any exercise. The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. For specific health concerns, always consult with your medical team.

*All trainers are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

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