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Barb MacGillivary, NASM CPT, FNS, WLS

Triangle, VA 22172

As an anti-diet weight loss coach, I help recovering yo-yo dieters find a healthy way to eat forever and bring efficiency to their workouts. I'm the founder of Barb's Fit For Life, which offers online health coaching covering fat loss, home workouts, nutrition coaching (#NoBannedFoods) and mindset/behavioral coaching. I started Barb's Fit For Life after reaching my own weight loss goals (losing 40 lbs) and keeping it off over 10 years. I'm a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), a Dr. Oz Elite Trainer, certified Weight Loss Specialist and Behavior Change Specialist (BCS). Check out for more information on my online programs and to read client testimonials. I train clients nationwide!

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

NASM - Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM - Behavior Change Specialist (BCS)

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

Liability Insurance

  • Provided through my club/employer

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Package options with rates can be found on

Payment Methods

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Sharecare Fitness Expert & Elite Trainer (Dr. Oz's
  • Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • Fitness Competitor - Bikini Division
  • Health & Fitness Provider Network - Online Coach
  • Certified Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)

Languages Spoken




2 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Candyce W on Sep 28, 2012

    "What I love about Having Barb as my Trainer…

    She cares…and her level of care is contagious and motivational.

    She’s positive yet realistic…her aim is to understand what motivates me and use that to help me meet my own goals. I hear her voice in my head helping me believe that I can really do this.

    She’s focused on me…sad to say sometimes it’s hard for me to focus on myself but Barb helps me do that because she is totally focused on me when we have our sessions. She never wonders off. That helps me to stay focused on me as well.

    Losing weight/being healthy is a physical, emotional and mental game. She understands the dynamics of those 3 and works to keep me physically challenged, mentally engaged to what my body needs and emotionally hopeful and encouraged.

    I’ve lost around 80 pounds total in a little over a year. I have more to go but I feel more confident that I can lose the weight and keep it off now than when I started. That’s largely due to Barb and her continuous support.

    Investing in Barb as my trainer was an investment in myself. It continues to be worth it."

    - Candyce W.

  • by Natalie Smith on Feb 27, 2011

    I started working with Barb last year & she has been instrumental in my transformation. She has shown me how to add fitness to my daily routine & how to make better food choices. She's there for me whenever I need extra motivation & gives me constant support. I've lost 20 pounds since working with her & I've never been happier. I highly recommend Barb!