Beth Baras

Personal Training

Beth Baras // Personal Trainer, Fitness Insructor

Certifications & Education
Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education
Masters Degree in Teaching Physical Education
Bachelors Degree in Teaching Physical Education
Head Volleyball Coach University Division 2, 4 years
Assistant to Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team Coach, 1 year
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Oneness Trainer
Certified Tai Chi/Chi Kung Teacher
Gold and Bronze Medal Winner in Road Cycling, International Gay Games 2004, 2008
Outward Bound Graduate
Landmark Education Training in Communication, Leadership, Success, and Motivation
Experience: 24 Years Personal Training, Coaching, and Teaching Adult Health and Fitness
Level 2 Trainer

More about Beth

  • Favorite Exercises: Combing balance with cables or dumbbells, partner and Afro-Cuban dancing
  • Least Favorite Exercise: Partner dancing without a partner
  • Works well with seniors, athletes, anyone motivated to improving quality of life and a sense of humor
  • Treats every client as an individual, customizing fitness programs to meet and fulfill their constantly changing needs to work hard, have fun, and enjoy life more
  • Creates functional training programs to increase endurance, strength, flexibility, footwork, and balance
  • Volunteers with international spiritual community to decrease suffering and increase happiness, deal with climate change to save animals and the planet
  • Enjoys learning swing/most partner dancing, listening to live jazz, my Chi Kung and mediation-spiritual practice, road cycling, hiking, watching films and traveling
  • 12 years Teaching Women’s Fitness at DHMC
  • 22 years Massage Therapist specializing in working with professional and amateur athletes and pain relief in California, Oregon, and Vermont

With almost 50 years experience in teaching, coaching, training, and helping others improve their health, I love using my very large toolbox to create innovative, interesting, fulfilling and successful health and fitness programs, listening to and supporting my clients, and creating wonderful relationships with others.

Favorite Quote: “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  Buddha