Francine Bigney

Nashua, NH 03060

A history of obesity prompted my interest in health and fitness and I have maintained my weight loss for over 35 years. I am an ACE Gold Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, AFAA Certified Instructor, Lisenced Zumba Instructor and current in BLS. I created and actively managed the Community Health Department for over 9 years and then started and actively managed the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for 8 years at a local critical access hospital. I believe in giving back and as such, I have co-coordinated the Dixville Half-Marathon, a local fundraising USATF half-marathon and relay race and also run it. Additionally, I am a long standing member of the National Weight Registry and the Sister Study. My goal is to help others "be the best they can be."

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About Me


  • AS, Business Management, SNHU

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: May 31, 2021
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Nov 30, 2022
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: May 20, 2021

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: May 20, 2021

Additional Information


$35.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • ACE Gold Certified, ACLS, UCVH Employee of the Year 1998, Vickie Bunnell Award, Photography awards, published author
  • ACE Certified Health Coach, ACE Gold Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Exercise and Step Certifications

Languages Spoken




5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Michelle Roscillo on Dec 26, 2012

    I have been in Fran’s classes for over two years. She is such a professional and is dedicated to each person in her class. Each week is a new learning experience. Physically I feel the best and strongest I ever have and I account that to Fran. I look forward to attending her classes each week and love the group atmosphere. Everyone is very supportive of each other. Fran you are the best and I am so happy to be a part of your classes! Here’s to a healthy New Year.

    Michelle Roscillo

    Response by Francine Bigney on Dec 27, 2012

    Michelle, Thank you very much for not only appreciating me, but also for appreciating the class environment and supportive atmosphere. The synergy we create together is incredibly powerful and it helps each one of us. I am very happy that you are not only looking great, but also feeling great, strong and healthy. Thank-you! Thank-you!

  • by Kathleen Lawton-Haynes on Dec 18, 2012

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fran for her positive energy and genuine concern for others and their health. Fran's classes have motivated me to get back to a more active lifestyle. I began taking Fran's classes a little over a year ago. It was the positive motivation I needed to start taking better care of myself. I look forward to my classes with Fran every week and I really appreciate her professionalism and dedication to helping others. She is very knowledgeable in her field and her exercise classes make working out fun! If you're looking for a fun, inspiring, non-judgmental exercise instructor, Fran is the one for you!!! I would highly recommend any of her classes to anyone. It's never too late to start taking care of yourself!!! Join one of Fran's classes today. You'll be glad you did!! Thanks a lot Fran for all of your encouragement!!!!
    Kathleen Lawton-Haynes

    Response by Francine Bigney on Dec 19, 2012

    Kathy, I was moved to tears. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, not only to me, but to others who might just take the next step because of your testimonial. You are a great role model!

  • by Cherish Brachtel on Nov 07, 2012

    I will say that my self-esteem has increased a great deal since starting your exercise classes. I know, in part, that it has to do with you and how you are not only a great teacher, but a great person! You have a genuine desire for your “students” to succeed and are a encouraging presence to us all. Thank you!

    Response by Francine Bigney on Nov 07, 2012

    Thank you, Cherish. People like you are the reason I love what I do and it just makes me keep striving to do even better.

  • by Susan Zizza on Apr 21, 2011

    I have been attending Fran's exercise classes for many years and she has made a big difference in my life, keeping me energized and positive. Her Zumba classes are amazing! It is challenging for those in top condition, but adjustable for even entry level exercisers. I highly recommend any of Fran's classes, but the Zumba is over the top!

    Response by Francine Bigney on Apr 27, 2011

    Thanks Susan! I am glad you liked my first Zumba class. I promise many more good times to follow!

  • by Cameron Howard on Feb 18, 2011

    I would like everyone to know that Francine has helped me so much. She has shown me a new life style of good health and exercise. She told me if I really want to take this serious. That she would show me the right way and she is doing a wonderful job. She is always pleasent and encouraging. As for me I feel the best I have in 20 years and everyone is telling me I look great. I have lost 30Ilbs and would like to take off another 30Ilbs I feel great about myself again!!! A big Thank you to you Francine.

    Response by Francine Bigney on Feb 18, 2011

    Aaahhh, Moon. That makes my day. No, I take that back. It makes my week! Thank you for your hard work and stick-to-it-iveness