Barbara Shapiro

Glenview, IL 60025

My focus is on posture, alignment, balance, core conditioning and body awareness. When the proper foundation is set there is no limit on what we can do. I use unstable sufaces for teaching total body functional fitness.

I am a certified cancer exercise specialist who works with cancer patients to help them regain confidence and self esteem while strengthening their bodies.

I also teach Shotokan karate with 20 years of experience.

Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Author/Presenter
IDEA Member

About Me


  • BS, Education, Univ of Michigan Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor's Degree, Photography, Columbia College Chicago

Certifications / Trainings

FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: 2016-04-08 07:00:00 UTC
Cancer Exercise Training Institute - Cancer Exercise Specialist
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Safety ASTI Training Institution
Expires: 2024-03-24 07:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Safety ASTI Training Institution
Expires: 2024-03-24 07:00:00 UTC

Barbara's Locations


Within 25.00 miles of 60025 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$85.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • 8X national karate champion

Languages Spoken




2 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Barbara Shapiro on Nov 26, 2011

    Barbara is a fabulous trainer. She is a great motivator and full of energy!
    She consistently changes the workout so you NEVER feel bored. She definitely has changed my life as I never worked out before and I now look forward to our sessions. Her upbeat attitude and high energy is contagious. I highly recommend her as a trainer; she is professional, knows her business and is tuned into and listens to her clients needs and issues. Karen M

  • by Barbara Shapiro on Nov 26, 2011

    Nine months ago, I made a commitment to my health and began working out twice a week with Barbara as well as seeing a nutritionist. Engaging in a regular exercise program has always been difficult for me but training with Barbara has resulted in what feels like a miracle: I enjoy my workouts and look forward to my training sessions.
    From the start, Barbara has both encouraged me to work hard and respected my body as it is. She motivates me but never emphasizes performance over good technique. Her deep knowledge of body mechanics, combined with her awareness of my individual needs have insured that I have remained injury free.
    Barbara, who has a black belt in karate, began incorporating kartate moves into our workout and I love it.
    The body awareness I've gained has impacted my everyday life. I carry myself differently now and I look and feel better