Francine Bigney

Colebrook, NH 03576

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

Degrees

  • AS, Business Management, SNHU

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Health Coach
Verified
Expires: May 31, 2023
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Nov 30, 2022
AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
Verified
Expires: Jun 06, 2023
Zumba® - Zumba® Basic 1
Not Verified

CPR Certified

AHA American Heart Association
Expires: May 21, 2023

AED Certified

AHA American Heart Association
Expires: May 21, 2023

Francine's Locations

FIT Program

Within 10.00 miles of 03576 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information

Rate

$35.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience

21-25

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

English

Gender

Female

8 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Daryl Thompson on Jul 26, 2021

    Life gets bigger with Fran. For so many aging seniors, life gets smaller. But I bet I say, ‘Thank you, Fran’ a dozen times a day —like when I climb the stairs with a heavy bag of groceries, when I lift the very large spaghetti pot off the highest shelf in the kitchen, when I jump from the boat up onto the dock to tie up, when I crawl under the table finding puzzle pieces for the grandchildren. The benefits of Fran’s classes— feeling stronger and being more fit and flexible— cannot be underestimated. Everyday life improves.

    In the opening minutes of her classes, Fran generously shares what she’s learned from her insatiable quest for scientific proof of the importance of exercise. She challenges us to memorize her fun dance-like exercise sequences, to keep our brains healthy, reminding us constantly of the importance of exercise in improving brain function.

    I feel safe in saying all of us in Fit4Evah are truly grateful for Fran’s classes. We have been part of her program when it originated at the Rec Center, and then morphed into Zoom classes last May, due to Covid. We committed to the online classes, and 14 months later, no one has dropped out. That says so much. And during that time, we have also become good friends. I feel personally accountable to my fellow Fit4Evahs, to show up every Wednesday and Friday.

    One of my biggest fears in getting older, is not letting the ‘old woman in.’ Fran won’t let that happen. So one more, ‘Thank you, Fran.’ I would whole-heartedly recommend Fit4Evah for anyone who’s hoping to maintain an active lifestyle in their later years.

  • by Leslie Klinefelter on Jul 26, 2021

    I have been in one of Fran's fitness classes for the past four years. She is fantastic and has helped me become more fit and knowledgeable about having a healthy lifestyle. Our cohesive group is a result of Fran's positive attitude and highly effective leadership.

  • by Susan Zizza on Jul 21, 2021

    Fran Bigney has been my personal trainer for about eight years. During that time, I have lost 20 pounds and gotten in the best shape of my life! She is my secret weapon to health and fitness, and aging as gracefully as possible (I am 66 years old.) She helped me to begin running, to the point where I enter 5Ks with enthusiasm. Fran tirelessly pursues education to constantly improve her knowledge and competency to help others achieve their goals and create new ones. I take several of her classes, as well. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

  • 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!

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