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Heidi Barajas

Lemon Grove, CA 91945-3522

ACE certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise instructor as well as CPR/First Aid certified, I spent over 27 years working as an Administrative Specialist and Supervisor in the Federal Government, with 21 of those years as a Human Resource professional. I have trainer experience with a local YMCA designing programs for Members, teaching them proper form, execution, safety, and progression toward their fitness goals. I designed and operate a business geared toward youth fitness & nutrition (RunAboutKidzTM). I currently work independently with personal clients as well as with clients from two local fitness companies. My goal is to help others know they have the ability to become fit and lead healthier lives, at any age! At age 43, my physician informed me I was a “stroke waiting to happen.” Having dropped 94 pounds and maintaining that loss for five years, I was later diagnosed with the “heart of Secretariat.” Among my greatest strengths is the ability to encourage, positively and gently push and motivate my clients towards success, while making fitness fun!

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About Me


  • BA, Business Administration, University of CA @ Bakersfield
  • Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
  • Exercise Science/Fitness Instruction, University of CA @ San Diego

Years Experience


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Schwinn Cycling - Schwinn Cycling Certification
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

Lifesaver CPR

AED Certified

Lifesaver CPR

Liability Insurance

  • Philadephia Indemnity (ACE)

Additional Information


$85.00 / hr, Packages available for lower/session rate

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Client reviews available upon request

Languages Spoken




8 Reviews

4.8 out of 5 Stars

  • by Heidi Barajas on Oct 19, 2012

    For the last four years, Heidi has contracted with BodySmart Fitness, providing personal training and group fitness instruction to BodySmart clients.

    Heidi is a true professional in the fitness industry, very knowledgeable, personable and highly spoken of by each and every client who has had an opportunity to work with her, whether it be in a personal training, or group fitness capacity. Her high energy, cheerful instruction style keeps clients motivated, energized, and committed. Her ongoing communication keeps clients well informed regarding latest fitness and nutrition trends. Under Heidi's professional guidance, BodySmart clients have achieved incredible results, including life transforming changes, in the areas of health, fitness, and weight management. She has not only been an invaluable asset to my business, but also a significant contributor to the community, leading various volunteer activities. Heidi will be greatly missed and she would always be welcome back to work with BodySmart in the future.
    --Jenni, La Mesa
    BodySmart Business Owner

  • by Heidi Barajas on Oct 19, 2012

    Heidi is an excellent trainer, able to work effectively in personal and group settings. I started with Heidi when I was looking for a local personal trainer. She took the time to assess my needs and craft a program that increased my strength and overall coordination while also improving my general fitness. Heidi developed appropriate workout sessions that built on one another and did not become boring or routine. I also benefited from group (cycle) spin and yoga sessions led by Heidi. The sessions were enjoyable and accommodated the variety of needs found in the group. Heidi's personality is pleasant and she is able to motivate her clients to put forward effort needed to achieve their desired results. Her own background in physical training and her commitment to ongoing education in physical fitness and personal training serve her clients well.

    If you are looking for a well-qualified and committed personal trainer you won't go wrong in choosing Heidi.
    --Michael, La Mesa, CA

  • by Heidi Barajas on Oct 19, 2012

    Heidi is extremely professional with knowledge of the human body. Her exercise regime is a strong workout which makes you use muscle and mind. Her teaching ability far surpasses a lot of instructors I have worked with. If you are trained by Heidi you will never forget her. She is extremely punctual, personable, knows how to work with injuries. I highly recommend her.
    --Patti, San Diego, CA

  • by Heidi Barajas on Oct 19, 2012

    I have nothing but great things to say about Heidi. She was a pleasure to work with and the children loved her. She was extremely knowledgeable and interacted well with all age groups.
    --Linda, Ramona, CA

  • by Heidi Barajas on Oct 19, 2012

    Heidi is a terrific personal trainer, and is very persuasive in getting stubborn, non-athletic CPAs off their fannies! Her workouts are always upbeat and interesting, and she is very good at working with whatever limitations are presented, whether they be the client's mental resistance or actual physical injuries. Heidi incorporates a multitude of resources, tools, and training ideas so that every workout is varied and customized, which keeps it interesting. She is always very supportive and brings a lot of positive energy to the workout, and she gently and persistently expects her clients to push to their personal limits. I think Heidi is the embodiment of what a fabulous personal trainer should be!
    --Tanya, La Mesa, CA

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