Amanda Barnes

COLUMBIA, MO 65203-9205

With over twenty years of experience as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and health coach, Amanda has counseled clients of all levels on fitness, wellness and nutrition for many years. Amanda has an extensive list of gyms and clubs that she has provided services for (i.e. Boone Hospital's WellAware, Wellbridge Athletic Club and Spa, Bally Total Fitness, Little Rock Athletic Club, ARC, etc.) Amanda is an instructor at the Columbia Fire Academy where she created/implemented the physical training for the CFD. Amanda has a weekly segment on KOMU TV called "Weekly Wellness" that can be viewed every Monday during the noon newscast or online at Amanda serves as the Fitness Director at The Club at Old Hawthorne and continues to train private clients and clients at the ARC.

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About Me


  • BS, University of Central Missouri

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE - ACE Health Coach
ACE - Personal Trainer
SCW - Ballet Barre
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Packages available

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 Mayor's Fitness Awards in the Fitness Professional Category

Languages Spoken




4 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Amy Schneider about 27 hours ago

    I love working out with Amanda. She is motivational, never critical and always understanding. I wanted to find an activity I could share with my daughter, not only for time spent together but as a role model for good health. Amanda is able to work with both of our skill levels in a way that makes working out enjoyable and something we actually look forward to! Although it has only been a few months, we both feel so much better and are more motivated to work out on our own as well as with Amanda. I would whole-heartedly recommend Amanda to anyone, of any skill level.

  • by Kate Yanos on Aug 30, 2016

    I've been working with Amanda for a couple years now, and while I've had some trouble with motivation, it seems to have finally clicked. Amanda has never once given up on me and tries to make workouts new and different to keep me motivated to go to the gym. She has never made me feel like I couldn't do it and definitely pushes me to try harder than I am willing to. She is fantastic at her job and I wholeheartedly recommend her if you're looking for a personal trainer.

  • by Amanda Jacobs on Aug 30, 2016

    I have worked with Amanda on and off for 2-3 years. Regardless of if I am in an active training program with her or just working on my own she is an amazing support! Amanda provides the encouragement that I need to keep moving. She is the kindest, but toughest trainer I have ever worked with. She pushes me to not only be better in the gym, but at home as well. She calls me out on my excuses, but does not shame or berate me. Amanda is always smiling. My 60+ year old mother also trains with Amanda and was nervous at first that Amanda would be too hard on her. After a few months of training my mom has lost over 20 pounds and is doing things physically that she never thought possible! Amanda works with each client individually to meet their personal needs. She is the best!

  • by Kim Becking on Aug 10, 2016

    Amanda has been my personal trainer for over two years. To be honest, I have never "enjoyed" the gym. But as I continue to age (I'm 45), I realize the importance of taking care of me and being healthy. Amanda pushes me in a way that makes me push myself - and gives me the tough love that I need. She holds me accountable but at the same time, doesn't make me feel ashamed or guilty if I can't do something. It's a balance that other trainers have not been able to provide in the past. She knows what she's doing, she knows how to motivate others and she has a passion to truly help others excel in their own health and fitness. Her personal approach, her constantly improving and learning new things in the industry and tailoring a program to specifically meet her client's needs are what sets her apart. I would give her more than 5 stars if they were available! Kim Becking, Columbia Missouri