Susan Van Abs

Personal Training

Susan Van Abs // Personal Trainer

Certifications & Education
BA Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
MBA Rivier University, Nashua, NH
NASM certified Personal Trainer
NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Arthritis Foundation: Walk with Ease
Experience • 1 year • Level 1 Trainer

More about Susan

  • Favorite Exercise: Walking Lunges
  • Designs effective fitness programs for individuals and small groups
  • Enjoys helping individuals get back into exercise
  • Likes helping individuals with chronic illnesses with their fitness goals
  • Enjoys all kinds of music from Chant to
    Rock and Roll
  • Likes challenging herself by signing up for and completing half marathons
  • Favorite Motivational Quote: “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond, then into the impossible.” –Arthur C. Clarke

“Helping a person set physical and mental goals is rewarding. We can surprise ourselves by overcoming the fears that hold us back. The possibilities then become endless.” — Susan

Read her BLOG How Susan VanAbs Balanced Her Diabetes, Lost Weight, and Became a Personal Trainer

“When my doctor referred me to the Well & Fit program because of pre-diabetes, I was nervous and a bit mad at myself for allowing myself to become so sedentary. I had a mental block about getting into the gym. Susan so kind, calm, and non-judgmental that I immediately felt comfortable and empowered when we met. She got me moving, listened and pushed. After personal training, I felt like I was far enough to succeed at Shed and Shred, which really kept me improving. By the end, I was over 20lbs lighter, but more importantly, no longer pre-diabetic. Now my goal is to learn how to sustain this new lifestyle.

I thank you so much.

-Sarah

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