Elaine Bigler

Washington, PA 15301

I have 36 years experience in the fitness industry and am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and ACE Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist an IDEA Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer and an ACE gold Certified Group Fitness Instructor. In 1978, ,I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a Registered Dental Hygienist. My courses at the university included in depth training in the areas of anatomy, physiology, nutrition and public health.

In September of 1985, I founded Fitness for Life, a company specializing in on-site corporate health and fitness programming. I had the opportunity to develop various programs based on the needs of each corporation. These programs included cardiovascular conditioning, step, muscle conditioning and strengthening, fitness walking, mini-Olympics, senior programming, sports specific training and stress management programs, in addition to various health and fitness related seminars. In 1995, Fitness for Life expanded to include programming within the community working with schools, townships and parks and recreation departments. Specialized Personal Training Programs were also added to the services through Fitness for Life.

My goal is still the same as when I first founded Fitness for Life...helping others achieve and maintain a healthy active lifestyle through quality programs that respect individuality and encourage success in a friendly and fun environment.

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IDEA Member

About Me


  • Registered Dental Hygenist
  • Registered Dental Hygenist, scho

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Expires: Oct 31, 2020
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Feb 28, 2020
ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Dec 20, 2018
American Heart Association
Expires: Dec 12, 2018

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Dec 20, 2018
American Heart Association
Expires: Dec 12, 2018

Liability Insurance

  • K &K Insurance

Elaine's Locations

Elaine Bigler's Fitness for Life

Within 50.00 miles of 15301 (Mobile Training Radius)

30 and Out Fitness for Women

RT. 18 Plaza/887 Henderson AVenue
Washington, PA 15301

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, Base rate for Personal Training

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

Languages Spoken




3 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by User on May 01, 2014

    I have worked with many personal trainers in my 64 years of existence, but you are by far the best. I am impressed by your professionalism and dedication to planning specialized workouts for me that are not only challenging, but also a lot of fun! Having been to a number of gyms, I have learned that many personal trainers use a "One Workout Fits All" philosophy. Although they give you a workout to exercise all the muscle groups, it may not be the best workout for you personally. You are the first personal trainer that has taken the time to adjust the exercises for my condition of fitness, my personal circumstances and you constantly tweak them to keep me challenged.

  • by User on Apr 01, 2012

    Elaine is a wonderful trainer! She adapts her program to accomodate my phyiscal limitations and actually comes to my home and gives me a program to do independently. I have become motivated to work out for the first time in my life. i have been working with Elaine for over seven years now and will continue for many years to come. Elaine is a knowledgeable trainer and a jewel of a person!

  • by User on Jan 11, 2012

    I have enjoyed working with Elaine, as my personal trainer for many years now. Elaine is a dedicated, energetic, health and fitness trainer. She seeks to understand your objectives, helps you set stretch, yet attainable goals, and provides well-rounded exercise programs to help you reach your goals. Elaine guides you in the exercises to insure you are properly completing the activity. This insures you get the most benefit you can from the exercise move, as well as preventing an injury. She provides quick to review reading materials on pertinent Health and Wellness topics to keep you abreast of the latest and greastest information. Elaine is always available to ask questions about your program. Bottom line, Elaine will hold you accountalble to achieve your goals and I bet you will have fun as you work-out with her. I do. As mentioned at the start, I enjoy working with Elaine and highly recommend her.