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Stacia Irwin

Elizabethtown, PA 17022

After being unhappy with myself and my body image for years, I learned that exercise and taking better care of myself could net big changes in my body and in my self-image and confidence. For the first time in my life, I finally understood that fitness is a lifelong journey and not the quick fix that I had seen it as for so long. Once I came to that realization, I wanted to share the benefits that I had received with others. I want others to learn what their body is capable of when they are proactively living healthier.
In May of 2001, I began my journey toward becoming a fitness trainer with a diploma in The Professional Fitness and Nutrition Program from the Professional Career Development Institute. I became a Certified Personal Trainer in June 2006 through the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA). Other schooling and certifications that I have include:
• Second personal training certification through American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA)
• Specialty certificates in Stretching Anatomy and Stability Ball Training through NETA and Lower Body Instruction through ACE
• AFPA recertification every two years
• NETA recertification every two years
• Precision Nutrition certification in Sports and Exercise Nutrition
• Functional Aging Specialist Certification from Functional Aging Institute

The Functional Aging Specialist Certification means that I have in-depth training on how to train older adults. This includes functional training movements, strategies, meaningful assessments, developing exercise programs, and how to work with older adults and their specialized issues. My goal is to help make them stronger and healthier to prevent illness and the issues that come with aging.

Many clients have the misperception that they need to be in shape before they start a fitness program, but this is not true. I enjoy meeting a client where they are physically and working within their limitations to build a base of ability and moving from there. The privacy that my personal training studio offers allows someone to work at their own pace with me right beside them. They don’t have to figure it out on their own. They have support and instruction needed to make actual progress, instead of spinning their wheels over and over doing the same thing without results.
I don’t just work with clients one on one, however. I also offer small group training that will allow you to work out with a group that you can bond with and that you can cheer for and be cheered on by. Whether you want personal training or prefer small group training, I enjoy working with clients who want to make changes in their lives.
I love working with clients who, after being limited in some way, share pride and excitement in being able to do something that they hadn’t been able to do previously, whether it is walking up a flight of stairs without getting winded, being able to squat without back or knee pain, or being able to get up off the floor without help. Being able to positively impact another person’s life in such a profound way gives me an excitement and drive to keep doing what I am doing.
I am passionate about learning everything I can about how our lifestyle choices affect our health. I want to continue improving my own health and passing on that knowledge so others can enjoy life to the fullest, instead of being limited by their poor health. And I continually learn more about the body and how it can be healthier and work more efficiently.
If you are looking for a drill sergeant or need someone to yell at you to get motivated, or you are looking for a quick fix to lose weight, I am probably not the one for you. However, if you want the tools to make changes to realize your personal goals and realize a better quality of life for the rest of your life, I am the fitness trainer you want and need.
Look Good. Feel Good. Live Better!
Stacia

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About Me

Degrees

Years Experience

7-8

Certifications / Trainings

AFPA - Personal Trainer Certification
Verified
NETA - Personal Trainer Certification
Verified
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
Verified
PN - Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified
Verified

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association

Stacia's Locations

2.B.Fit

8 Spring Garden St
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr, rates dependent on package selected

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

2 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by B Mumma on May 01, 2012

    I started with Stacia a little over a year ago. I had a neck injury from a car accident years ago and after several years of physical therapy and chiropractic appointments, I was feeling like I needed something more. Stacia has done a remarkable job of helping me to rebuild my core stability and strengthening my neck. Even with my severe restrictions on activities, Stacia was able to design a program specific to me to ensure that I get stronger without injuring myself further. The exercise routine has also improved my spirit and now I have more confidence that I can attain my goals. Stacia has a positive attitude and is an absolute pleasure to work out with. She answers questions with enthusiasm and is extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend her services.

  • by Peter Jones on Mar 07, 2012

    2bfit personal training with Stacia Irwin is THE place to be. The trainer, the classes, the facility are all AMAZING! Stacia will give you the best workout in PA, hands down! I love everything about the experience there. From the private facility--no need to be embarrassed about your current fitness level--to the one on one session, everthing is top notch. The equipment is constantly being sanitzed--for a clean, safe, environment. I feel very welcomed and encouraged to come on a weekly basis and grow into a healthier me! Stacia is very educated and helps to make fitness and healthy living accessible to all levels of fitness, age and body type. She works hard on developing a specific workout every week that is custom fit to my level of fitness and areas that need improved. Her facility is a "temple" to healthy living and movement. The classes are affordable and intense. I wish I could go there every day!
    Peter J. from Hershey, PA