About Anne Schwalbe
I fell in love with lifting heavy things in my late 20s. After years of trying to shrink myself with diets and exercise, strength training helped me learn that I can take up space and appreciate my body for what it can do. Since then, I’ve dabbled in Crossfit, Powerlifting, and Strongman. Now, as a busy working parent approaching middle age, strength training is how I quiet my mind and feel my own power and agency in life. As an added benefit, I enjoy being able to pick up my kiddo with ease and carry in all the groceries in one trip!
I became a NASM-certified personal trainer because I want more people to experience the transformative power of strength training. My goal is to create a welcoming environment for people of any gender, age, race, size, or ability level to explore strength and movement without fear of judgment. I hope that people leave my training sessions not only feeling stronger, but also with the knowledge and confidence they need to continue lifting weights on their own or in other class settings.
You will NOT hear me discussing calorie counts, weight loss, BMI or body fat measurements in my sessions. Diet culture robs us of time, energy, and the opportunity to feel whole in our bodies. I will offer modifications to ensure that movements are appropriate and feel right for your current body. Your body size and composition might change with strength training, and it might not. Either way, you will feel better, stronger, and more confident; and that is what is most important to me.
I am committed to continuous learning to better serve my clients. Below are a few of the trainings and certifications I have completed: