Barbara J. Chin
Trainer for Aerial Hoop, Handstands, Flexibility, Gymnastics, Tiger Auntie
Barbara is a NASM-certified personal trainer whose passion for exercise and health are rooted in many years of competitive gymnastics. This love of movement naturally led her to Lyra/Aerial Hoop and to teaching people how to safely and confidently be upside-down in inversions. Her teaching experience includes coaching gymnasts of all ages from toddlers to adults, one-on-one personal training sessions, and a wide variety of group fitness classes (such as Spinning/indoor cycling, cardio kickboxing, step aerobics, boot camp-style circuit classes, and group strength training). With advanced degrees in Fitness Instruction and Nutrition & Exercise Physiology, she has an eye for close attention to detail, form, and technique, which ensures that students develop a solid foundation before progressing further to avoid injury or bad habits.
Barbara has also recently become certified in Kinesiological Stretching Techniques to help students further their flexibility training.
Outside of teaching at Yoga Pole, Barbara works as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, where she aims to help people eat better so that they can live better and more healthfully.
See more about Barbara at barbarajchin.com