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We are beginning to recognize in larger and larger numbers that the way we run our lives and the way we’ve worked is not sustainable, here’s an at-a-glance look at the dramatic consequences of stress, distraction, sleep deprivation, and lack of down time.

7% Reduction in Health Benefit Costs in 2012 at health insurer Aetna, following the initiative to promote yoga, and exercise, according to CEO Mark Bertolini. He also reported improvement to employees heart rates and productivity. Approximately 48,000 Aetna employees have access to health programs.



Percentage of employees who report that work is a significant source of stress. And 41% say that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the work day. (American Phycological Association)


$63 Billion is the annual cost of lost productivity due to loss of sleep according to a 2011 study at Harvard Medical School. "American are not missing work because of insomnia," said lead author Ronald Kessler. "They are still going to their jobs but accomplishing less because they're tired."


The number of deaths nation wide caused by distraction driving in 2012, especially texting. (distraction.gov)

Time Off

65% of employees surveyed who reported that flextime - working fewer in-office hours -- provides higher job satisfaction and more productivity. And 78% indicated it had a positive effect on their work-life balance and 50% reported reduced work-related stress. (Cranfield School of Management, UK)

Barbara Crean

Positive and results-oriented Fitness Manager, Sales Professional and Master Trainer with over 11 years experience motivating and mentoring clientele and staff. Develops long-standing client and internal relationships with ease. Understands and leverages broader implications of staffing, scheduling and client perception.

Believes in positive, effective management that creates a welcoming, professional environment for clientele and staff. Provides coaching to both clients and personal trainers, designs and implements cardiovascular training and corrective exercise programs tailored to specific clientele (clients range from corporate executives, competitive athletes, post rehabilitative, and pre/post natal, and sedentary)..


CLAY (HEALTH CLUB & SPA) – New York, New York 2005 - 2014
  • Mentored and educated staff on program design built specifically for individual clients
  • Awarded “Personal Trainer of The Month”
  • Created a group fitness class for new mothers – “Pre and Post Natal Boot Camp”
  • Featured in Cosmopolitan- May 2007 (Vol 244 #4) “Expert Advice for Abs”
  • Wrote perinatal article featured in Clay monthly newsletter: “Pregnancy & Fitness”

Barbara's functional training emphasizes core strength, balance, and stability by incorporating elements of Pilates, yoga, and other disciplines.


• PPS Mastery Practitioner – Paul Chek • Pilates Certified - Movements Afoot • Yoga Certified Sutra – Yoga Certification • Blum Center for Health • Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level II – Paul CHEK • American Council on Exercise – CPT • National Academy of Sports Medicine – CPT • Pre/Post Natal Certified • Mad Dogg Spinning Certified • Current CPR/AEC Certified – American Heart Association


• Movements Afoot - Balance & Body Full Pilates Certification (w/Leslie Powel) • Yoga Sutra – Yoga Certification (500 hours taught by Guta Hedewig) • Paul Chek: “Fitness Resources”; “PPS Mastery Practitioner” • Bob Esquerre: “Introduction to 5 point Movement Screen”; “Postural & Spinal Stabilization” • Annette Lang by Reebok University: “Flexibility”; “Integrated Movement Screens & Assessments”; “Sales Training: The Practical and The Real"; “Core Training • Anthony Robbins: “The Competitive Edge” [on sales] • Mark Slavin – “RTS”, Chris Graney – “RTS Practical”; “M.A.T. Jump Start” • Pette Duggan – “Postural Assessment and Spinal Stabilization Course” • Northeast Seminars – Symposium on Functional Training & Rehabilitation – “Designing & Implementing an Individualize Program” [for Physical Therapists] • Exercise ETC: “Special Populations Training” [older adults] • Attended TSI Summits (3 consecutive times)

Why choose Barbara?

  • 11 Years Experience
  • Holistic Approach
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Motivating, Compassionate
  • and so much more...